Category Archives: Senior Adults Ministry

Day Trip to Charlotte

St. Paul’s Senior Adults will sponsor a day trip to Charlotte on Tuesday, April 11, hosted by parishioner Bill Weeks, a retired pilot. The bus will leave the upper parking lot at 8:15 a.m. and return by 5:00 p.m.

The first stop will be the Carolinas Aviation Museum where the “miracle on the Hudson” aircraft flown by Captain Sully Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles on January 15, 2009, is on display. Bill flew this same Airbus A-320 a number of times prior to Sully’s landing it on the Hudson. Bill also attended the National Transportation Safety Board’s US Airways 1549 accident hearing in Washington, DC.

The group will also visit the Billy Graham Library, eating lunch at the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar and touring the facility, which traces the life of Billy Graham from his humble beginning to international fame. Both Bill Weeks and Lee Bettis recommend the Billy Graham Library as well worth a visit.

To reserve your place on the trip, send a check for $25 per person, payable to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with “Charlotte senior trip” in the memo line, to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn. Lunch cost is on your own.

Contact Anne at (336) 723-4797 or

April Senior Luncheon

On Wednesday, April 19, St. Paul’s Senior Adults will welcome parishioner John C. Moskop, PhD, professor of Internal Medicine and Wallace and Mona Wu Professor of Biomedical Ethics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  John’s clinical interests include bioethics and ethical issues in emergency medicine and end-of-life care.

In his presentation, titled “Confronting Moral Questions in Health Care:   A Case Analysis Exercise,” John will present ethics consultation cases and guide the group in a discussion and analysis of the questions posed and possible responses.

Fellowship begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 in the Colhoun Room. The program begins at noon. The cost is $6.00. All are welcome.

Senior Trip to Kanuga

St. Paul’s Senior Adults will visit Kanuga Conference Center Thursday and Friday, May 25 and 26, staying at the recently renovated Kanuga Lake Inn.

The group will travel by coach bus, leaving the St. Paul’s parking lot at 8:30 Thursday morning and arriving at Kanuga in time for lunch. After lunch, group members can visit Connemara, Carl Sandburg’s home in nearby Flat Rock, or enjoy the afternoon on their own at Kanuga.

Mark Upright, Kanuga COO, will socialize with the group before dinner to give an update on the conference center. After dinner, the group will enjoy game night, featuring bridge, Chronology and other favorite card and board games.

Following breakfast at Kanuga Friday morning, the group will visit Western North Carolina Nature Center. Owned by the City of Asheville, the WNC Nature Center is dedicated to connecting people with animals and plants of the Southern Appalachians.

The group’s final stop before heading home is Phil’s Bar-B-Cue Pit in Black Mountain. The bus is expected to arrive back in Winston-Salem by 5:30 p.m.

The total cost for the trip is $200 (double room) or $238 (single room). To reserve your place, mail a check to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn, payable to St. Paul’s with “senior Kanuga trip” noted in the memo line, for the full amount or a deposit of $125 with the balance due Tuesday, May 4.

Call Anne at (336) 723-4797 for more information.