Senior Adults

MDPC has a vibrant ministry of fun, fellowship, spiritual development, and educational opportunities for all of our seniors. Whether you’re a retiree, single, married, still working, a member of MDPC or not, we welcome you to journey with us.

The Venturers

All folks 50+ are welcome to gatherings of The Venturers at MDPC. The Venturers at MDPC is a group of people, either single or married, who meet each month for fellowship, dinner, and an informative and enriching program.

Our programs normally are on the 1st Monday of the month, Sep-May, at Fratelli's Ristorante (Wirt & Westview). Details and exceptions can be found in the Venturers brochure at the link below. 

Annual dues are $20/person or $30/couple (September–May). Paid members receive the monthly newsletter by mail plus a Venturers directory. You may join at a meeting or by mail (click here for a Membership form) or contact Connie Whelchel at or 713-785-7701.

Back Row: Tamara Ham, Dinner Reservations; Jan Tomlinson, Christmas Party and Caring Ministries Deacon; Paul Whelchel, VP of Facilities; Bart Henson, President; James Taylor, VP of Programs
Front Row: Mary Card, Hospitality; Connie Whelchel, Membership; Carol Ann Shipp, VP of Communications

Prime Timers

Prime Timers is a group of men and women, age 55 years or better, who meet monthly for fellowship, outings, and lunches. Each summer, we sponsor the showing of popular films for the whole congregation with free admission, popcorn, and lemonade!

Monthly lunches and outings are planned for (normally) the third Tuesday of the month. Check out the Senior Adult Newsletter for details:

Annual membership fee of only $10 is designed to defray the cost of programs. Paid members will receive a monthly newsletter and preference in trip reservations.

For more information about Prime Timers, contact Tammy Allyn (President) at   or 832-816-6254.

Encore Fellowship

For adults of any age or marital status!

Join us for various social events out and about in Houston. Contact Betsy at for more information. 

Fall 2022 Events

Wine Tasting & Food Pairing at Memorial Wine Cellar
Sat, Oct 1 • 5:30pm
7951 Katy Fwy, Houston 77024
Join us for a sommelier presentation comparing similar French and California wines.
$35.00 per person. Non-refundable payment (made out to Encore Fellowship) must be received by Sat, Sep 17. Email Betsy for mailing address.

Dinner at Pappy's Cafe
Tue, Nov 1 • On Katy Fwy

A Texas Carol by AD Players
Thu, Dec 1 • George Theater
“A hysterical and heartwarming play about all things Christmas and all things Texas.”

Look for more information about specific times and prices on the website or email Betsy Chalmers at to be added to the mailing list. We hope to see you at any or all of these fun events!

Executive Board

Susanne McClean, Jan Roe, Betsy Chalmers, Marsha Timby, Jan Tomlinson, and Mona Williams

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Send your name, phone number, email, and address to Betsy Chalmers at



Sarah Stone
Director of Community & Evangelistic Outreach