Mature Ministries

The Mature Ministries Program has many interesting lectures, trips, and conversations that you are invited to join! Our monthly gathering is a lunch and learn that we call “Hilltoppers.” If you are 60 and up and are not getting our email news update, email Lisa Haddrill at


The mission of Mature Ministries is to address the spiritual and social needs of the mature members of First Pres and the community. Mature Ministries includes pastoral support and care, education and learning opportunities, fellowship and social activities, and facilitates service, mentoring, and mission outlets.

2016-2017 Programs

Mature Ministries Brochure 2016-2017

June Hilltoppers

Thursday, June 1 at Noon - Hilltoppers Welcomes Carson Smith!
This is our last meeting until fall for this monthly "lunch and learn" for those age 60 and up. Meeting a week earlier than normal, join with us on Thursday, June 1, at noon in the Social Hall to hear member Carson Smith talk about his upcoming service to the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a YAV — Young Adult Volunteer. Carson will leave soon for the country of Colombia to spend a year in mission and service. He will share about the YAV program, share about his specific calling, and ask for our prayers. Sign up by emailing Rev. Rogers,, or call the Church Office. A hot lunch by Chef Christine is provided for $5. All ages are welcome for this presentation, so bring friends, children, grandchildren, choir members, and more!

Mature Ministries in Motion
Upcoming Field Trips

June 8 - Freer House and the Whitney Restaurant

Cost $35 - This includes bus costs, admission to Freer House and High Tea
12:00 p.m. departure, return at 5:00 p.m.

Did you know that one of the Smithsonian museums is named after a businessman from Detroit? Learn about the life of Charles Lang Freer during a one-hour tour of his home, rarely visited by the general public. Freer collected Japanese art for himself, but was a major patron of contemporary American artists of his time, including James McNeill Whistler. Freer was one of the founders of the Detroit Institute of Arts. This tour will lift the curtain on yet another little known chapter from Detroit’s rich history.

Follow your tour with a relaxing but elegant high tea service with 40 of your favorite First Pres friends at Detroit’s renowned Whitney Restaurant, another of Detroit’s Victorian gems. We will travel by chartered bus.

Sign up with Rev. Rogers at or in the Church Office. Limited to 40 people.

Diamond Jack River Tour

Tuesday, August 8, approximately 12:00-7:00 p.m.
While we know Detroit today as the Motor City, much of the city’s history was derived from its position on the river and the access it provided to the Great Lakes. Join Mature Ministries for a ride on the Detroit River on Tuesday, August 8. Reserve your place on a private two-hour narrated Diamond Jack River Tour cruise designed to slow your summer and reconnect with your favorite Detroit landmarks. Dinner follows at another local landmark—Sindbad’s Restaurant— located on the Detroit waterfront – where a view of the docks filled with sailboats and pleasure craft will allow your day on the river to continue. We’ll leave time to walk around and explore the waterfront before we head home – the perfect end to our day on the river. Contact Rev. Rogers at or the Church Office to reserve your seat. Cost: $35 (vegetarian meal and boat trip); $45 (meat/fish meal and boat trip) inclusive. Scholarships offered for those in need. We hope all will particpate!

Health and Wellness - Monthly Health Screening

For a Sunday blood pressure check, email or call the Parish Nurse, 662-4466, ext. 350, to schedule a visit. Our Parish Nurse, Sandy Talbott, also makes home visits.