PrimeTimers is a ministry to all Adults 55+. Our vision is to help you connect to Christ and The Shepherd’s Church. You belong, you are significant, you are loved unconditionally and you are secure in Christ. Our mission is a Christ-filled senior journey. Our desire is to reach out and build friendships with newcomers. If you are new, please feel free to join in and explore. We look forward to meeting you!
CONNECT • GROW • BELONG
Each month our PrimeTimers meet for a special event like a movie matinee, special presentation or musical concert. These are always fun events to make new friends and enjoy fellowship together. View our upcoming events below.
Monday, Tuesday & Friday, 9 am-12 pm | Gym
All adults (age 55+) are invited to come for this lively racket game created with one thing in mind: fun! It’s easy to learn and play whether you’re five, eighty-five or somewhere in between.
WHAT IS PICKLEBALL?
Logistics of the Game
Every Tuesday and Thursday we set up 2 nets in the gym. Four people can play on a court at one time. Shepherd’s Church will only be providing (4) paddles, so you may need to bring your own equipment. You will not be required to wear a mask on the court, but you will need to wear one if you are on the sidelines.
The ball used is similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their mettle. Pickleball Inc. is the original manufacturer of pickleball paddles, nets, balls, and accessories. The latest versions of all these products can be found here on their website.
Rules of the Game
In addition to the modified net and gear, there are several key rules in Pickleball® that help make the game more accessible. In tennis, and many net sports, games are often won and lost by the power of the serve. In Pickleball, the ball must bounce once on each side before volleys are allowed. This opens the game to more players and extends play for added fun.
Ready to Sign Up?!
Whether you’re interested in playing, or just being a cheerleader on the sidelines, you will need to register. then you can always come out and enjoy the fellowship. Register by clicking the button below.
If you have any questions, contact Pastor Scott Wilson at email@example.com or Mark Sparks in Sports Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Pastor Scott Wilson or Mark Sparks at the church office at 919-233-9100.
Open to Ladies of All Ages!
Whether you’re an expert at quilting or a newbie wanting to learn from seasoned sewers, you’re welcome to join our Quilting Queen Bees! The group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month. Bring a lunch and come join us from 10 am-2 pm.
For details on location, contact Margaret Trail.
Make A Difference by Quilting!
Besides enjoying a love for quilting and great fellowship together, our Quilting Queen Bees get the opportunity to bless others with their quilts. This large pink quilt was made by two our ladies and given to a woman with cancer. The smaller, blue comfort quilt was given to her 4-year old son.
Senior Adults Staff
Pastor, Senior Adults
Skin Cancer Awareness Presentation
Statistics show that at least one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. In fact, anyone can develop skin cancer! That’s why we wanted to bring in an expert to help us be informed on the subject so that we can protect our skin and be aware of things to watch out for that may develop.
Dr. Amy Gagnon of Central Dermotology Center in Cary was our guest at our May 2021 Luncheon, and she shared this very informative presentation with us. In case you missed it, or if you’d like to review the information again, or even share it with a friend, just click on the image to open the document.
When someone close to us passes away, we are often left to make difficult and sensitive decisions while dealing with intense grief. That’s why funeral pre-planning can be extremely helpful. PrimeTimers invited Amy Branch from Brown Wynne Funeral Home to share on topics such as funeral and burial options, cremation options and current laws, veteran’s benefits and more.