Life After Fifty (LAF) & Tradtions

by Pastor Ron Marsh


For those of you that may be new to Parkway, let me introduce myself and my wife, Gayle.  I am Pastor Ron one of the Associate Pastors here at Parkway.  Gayle and I oversee the activities and events of the empty nest and not retired (Life After Fifty) and senior adults retired or part time employed (Traditions).  

Watch for monthly events LAF (Life After Fifty not retired) adults can be participate in.  We do several events per year, usually on Friday evenings after working hours.  Traditions (retired and semi retired adults) meet weekly in our Fellowship Hall for worship, the word and great fellowship.  Potluck the 4th Thursday of the month, snacks weekly and the coffee is always on.  Join us Thursdays at 10:00 AM, meet new people, have fun and enjoy our relaxed atmosphere, Bible study and Prayer.

At our February event, Traditions and Life After Fifty are gathering at the Grants Pass Golf Club on Friday February 15th at 6:00 PM for a great Valentines Dinner and night out.  All are welcome, bring a friend, or come alone.  Singles or couples; this is a perfect night out for Valentines.  

The cost of this event is $13.00 per person or $25 for a buck and buy two tickets.  Our meal for the evening will be roast beef, chicken, salad bar and all the side dishes, soft drinks and desserts are included along with easy listening entertainment.  We have invited a young lady, Sarah Dion Brooks to be our entertainment for the evening.  Sarah will be singing songs from the 30’s through the 50’s, Jazz, Blues and oldies but goodies.  Tickets will be for sale in the Lobby Sunday mornings, Traditions on Thursdays and in the church office Monday-Thursday (9-4).  

Plan to join us for these and other upcoming events.  April will feature a Seder Meal complete with teaching and meaningful instruction on the Passover Meal focusing on the Lord’s Supper where Jesus establishes Holy Communion for the New Covenant we observe today.  Mark your calendars for this Good Friday event, this will be an all church teaching and dining experience hosted by our Senior Adults.

Watch for all events and more information at

To read the full newsletter this article appeared in, go to, February 2019, Vol. 3, Issue 2.

Posted on February 6, 2019 .