Encore (55+)


Senior Adults

We refer to our Senior Adult Ministries as ENCORE ministries because the best is yet to come. These ministries focus upon the needs of adults 55 years and older. Seniors have a wealth of experience and wisdom to draw upon, having walked with the Lord for many years. The Bible exhorts us to respect our elders and serve them with respect, honor and love.  Encore Ministries offer Sunday School, Bible Study Classes, and other learning and teaching opportunities especially suited for seniors. We have many fellowship and fun activities scheduled throughout the year, including travel opportunities coordinated through ENCORE TRAVELERS. We also provide several volunteer service opportunities

Our desire is to offer programming that keeps seniors engaged and helps to make our seniors feel appreciated. Our seniors are highly valued in our body and they are loved and treasured and actively involved making significant contributions to the ministries of the church and to the community in which we serve. We work actively to provide ministry opportunities and resources to help adults 55 years and older enjoy abundant and fruitful lives.



Upcoming Events! 

"The Privilege of Planning"
August 30, 10am in Rms. E-101|102

A free funeral planning presentation by Eastlawn Memorial Park.
A light lunch will be provided.
Sign up in the Atrium. 

Fall Fling Potluck and "Sing-spiration"
Thursday, September 6, 2018 | 11:30am – 2pm | Atrium

Join us for a wonderful time of food, fellowship and singing much-loved hymns!   Hymn sing led by Sandra Stillwell.
Sign up in the Atrium on Sundays to bring a main course, salad or dessert to share.

Bible Studies


9:30am in Room A-1
A warm and friendly crowd will be pleased to welcome you to this on-going, in-depth Bible study.
Led by Mike Jones.


10:00am in Room E-101|102
If you are a Bible student, or want to be….this is the place!  Join us for teaching directly from the Bible by a seasoned leader.
 Led by George Burris.
On summer break until September 6



Encore Travelers

The Seniors at Creekside are busy travelers. They enjoy everything from day trips around Northern California to trips to foreign lands. The local trips are in modern, safe coaches with comfortable seating and good ventilation and excellent tour planning and coordination. Some recent trips are to the Schulz Museum (of Charlie Brown fame) in Santa Rosa and of course a good lunch followed by a visit to the chocolate factory of Jack London Village. Another two day adventure this past September was entitled “Skunk Train, Seashore & Seabiscuit" to beautiful Mendocino County.  It included a fun Skunk Train ride, which exceeded our expectations, followed by an incredible barbeque lunch along the way. We stayed the evening at a very nice lodge and spent some time at the beach followed by a delicious sunset meal at the Cliff-House Restaurant. This was followed by a stop at the huge Ridgewood Ranch, the final resting place for the little racehorse with a big heart, Seabiscuit, followed by a scenic trip back to Elk Grove. There have been one day trips to San Francisco, Apple Hill, Tahoe and others. Sound like fun outings? They were! Every trip is oversubscribed because they have all been fun, well planned and coordinated experiences. There have also been trips to Europe, Scandanavia and Israel for our world travelers. For more information about Encore Travelers contact Kent or Meridel Sherwood at 916-688-3332.


Chuck Gaines

Senior Adults

Nancy Aird

Pastoral Care Administrative Support



Sundays at 8, 9:30 & 11:15am


8939 East Stockton Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624




(916) 685-4821
(916) 685-9756 (fax)