Senior Adults Abundantly Living Today (SAALT)
SAALT is a comprehensive ministry for older adults which supports all church ministries and programs of First Baptist Nashville.
Our older adult reservation hotline for all our events (664.6015) is an efficient way to make reservations or ask questions regarding an event or activity. John Oldham is the pleasant voice on this line, efficiently keeping track of who’s going where and when they’re going!
For more information about our older adult activities, contact Rus Roach, minister to senior adults, at firstname.lastname@example.org or SAALT staff liaison Margi Hawkins at 664.6050 or email@example.com.
SAALT members believe that the most important thing they do is Bible study. Our teachers are highly trained and experienced and are dedicated to teaching the truths of God’s Word creatively and accurately to bring about change in lives. Our Bible study classes also provide many opportunities for social and mission events for both members and prospects.
Interested in being involved in First Communities, our small group ministry? Groups are location-based, meaning you can experience the intimate learning, sharing and fellowship close to home, with people of diverse backgrounds and ages.
Rus Roach (firstname.lastname@example.org) was named Minister of Senior Adults in 2013. The SAALT council is a creative, energetic group led by Tom Clark that generates and leads activities for older adults. this group will continue a great program of activities and ministries, with Margi Hawkins serving as staff liaison.
The SAALT ministry is active in pleasure trips both short and long, from cruises to day bus trips. Recent destinations have included trips nearby locations like the Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville, Tenn., Miss Mary Bobo’s in Lynchburg, Tenn., and Branson, Mo. Trips have also been organized to Alaska and Italy. In 2014 we will have a number of trips including one to Israel in November.
Mission trips are planned yearly to out-of-town destinations like the Canadian Baptist Seminary in British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, the Kentucky Oneida School, and the Ducktown Mission in Ducktown, Tenn. Local mission opportunities have included the James Robertson Apartments, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, and Room in the Inn. A “mystery trip” local mission project is also an event that’s highly anticipated.
We have a SAALT Dinner on the fourth Thursday of every month from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Piccadilly Cafeteria on Murfreesboro Road for fantastic food, fellowship and a program. Programs have been widely varied from local TV and newspaper personalities to authors, musicians, and civic leaders among others. The group meets in April and September for a banquet in our Fellowship Hall. It’s a great opportunity to bring friends and introduce them to SAALT and the church!
SAALT folks communicate very well via the Senior E-Pistle, which is distributed weekly to almost 400 email addresses. This electronic newsletter provides current news of the church on Wednesday mornings and is also available as a printed newsletter at the mid-week prayer service on Wednesday evening. Subscribe to the newsletter today to stay informed!
Our newest communication piece, the SAALT Shaker, is a beautiful, four-page, color monthly magazine edited by Charlie Doggett. It provides in-depth news and articles of interest to our older adults and is available the first Sunday of each month. To see issues online, visit firstbaptistnashville.org/news/saalt.