Senior Seasons

“For every thing there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Senior Seasons is a ministry of St. John's Lutheran Church, open to anyone in the community. The ministry provides fun and meaningful opportunities to senior adults who wish to grow and serve God's kingdom through personal enrichment, education, healthy living, travel, and community service.

For additional information about any of our programs or to receive the weekly email blast, please contact Diane Poole, Director of Senior Adults.


Seasons Gifts

Seasons Gifts is located in the Upper Level of the Faith Center. Celebrate First Communion, Baptism, holidays, and birthdays. Find baby gifts, cards for all occasions, jewelry, scarves, sympathy gifts, and specialty items.

Proceeds support our Senior Seasons ministry, and the shop features items donated by members of St. John’s and purchased from our mission partners. Not only are you purchasing a gift to support the Senior Seasons Ministry but you are also supporting life-changing global ministry efforts! Senior adult volunteers run the shop. We add new items each season.

Personal Shopper

Seasons Gifts is currently not operating during normal store hours.

Find new items featured on Seasons Gifts Facebook and Instagram! Items are available for delivery.

You can also schedule a shopping experience with a personal shopper. Call Diane Poole at 704-636-3431.


Senior Seasons- Events & Trips


10/10/2023 10:00 – 11:30 A.M. LEXI BARNHILL (waiting on her to call)
10/10/2023 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. RANDY LASSITER JETHRO RUMPLE*
10/17/2023 10:00 – 11:30 A.M. BRAD TRICK ABRAHAM
10/17/2023 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. EVIN BURLESON TEDDY ROOSEVELT
10/24/2023 10:00 – 11:30 A.M. BRAD TRICK PAUL
10/31/2023 10:00 – 11:30 A.M. PASTOR LORI CARTER MARY, JESUS’S MOTHER
10/31/2023 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. THERESA PIERCE KATHERINE WRIGHT**

  • *This class also includes a tour of the Utzman (Maxwell) Chambers house.
  • ** She is the Wright Brothers sister, who was a spokesperson for her brothers.
  • FOOD: Lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch.
    • Church provides morning coffee/water and lunch iced tea/water. If anyone would like to bring coffee cake, muffins, etc. for breakfast, let Diane know the date.
  • COST: $15 for the term to cover speaker honorariums.


Lexi Barnhill is employed by the Synod Office as Events Coordinator & Special Projects Administrator. She graduated from Duke Divinity with her Master of Divinity in 2019 and began her ministerial journey working in camp and retreat ministry. Lexi enjoys painting, board games, and singing and is the proud parent of two handsome cats—Remus and Eugene.

Randy Lassiter has been on the Board of Directors for the Rowan Museum for the last 10 years. A native of Burlington, NC, he graduated from Davidson College in 1973 with a degree in History. He graduated from the UNC School of Dentistry in 1973 and was in private practice in South Rowan for 40 years. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Maxwell Chambers Trust.

Bradley R. Trick has an MDiv and ThM from Regent College (Vancouver, BC) and a PhD in New Testament from Duke University. He taught New Testament for 10 years at Hood Theological Seminary and is the author of Abrahamic Descent, Testamentary Adoption, and the Law in Galatians (NovTSup 169; Leiden: Brill, 2016). One area of expertise is Pauline theory.

Evin Burleson is the current Executive Director of Rowan Museum. Before the Director role, Evin had been the Museum’s Curator for 6 years. He graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in History and is currently working on his Masters.

Kay Brown Hirst was Executive Director of Rowan Museum for 20 years. She is a descendant of Michael Braun, who in 1766 built the Old Stone House, one of the museum’s prized properties. In 1999, she and her staff moved the museum collection from the Utzman-Chambers House to the current location on North Main Street.

Theresa Parker Pierce lives in Historic Salisbury, North Carolina and has 35 years of experience teaching reading and history. She has a Master’s degree in education and is nationally board-certified. Two-time Rowan Salisbury Teacher of the Year, Theresa enjoys storytelling about her childhood in eastern North Carolina and giving tours in Rowan County.

Seagrove Pottery Guided Tour

WHEN: Friday, October 20, 8-5:00  

Member Dick Hattaway, an experienced potter, will be our guide. The itinerary is as follows:

Leave the church at 8:30 a.m., arriving in Seagrove about 9:45 am.

  • Potteries visited include The Triangle Studio, Eck McCanless Pottery, Matthew Kelly Pottery, and Jugtown Pottery. Those who sign up can receive more information about the potters visited.
  • Lunch is on your own at Seagrove Family Restaurant.
  • Transportation fee of $7.00.
  • Sign up by phone or email, 704-223-5589 or


Billy Graham Library & Hometown Tour

November 14




Senior Academy

The Academy at St. John’s is an initiative of Senior Seasons Ministry. The Academy schedule offers a variety of educational courses and activities in the areas of spiritual growth, community service, personal enrichment, healthy living, and FUN!

Fall Academy, a 4-week series, is scheduled for Tuesdays, Oct. 10-31.

Morning Session: 10-11:30 am

Lunch 11:30am -12:30pm

Afternoon Class: 12:30 pm-2 pm