ALOA SENIORFESTS are regional events, often co-sponsored by synods, districts, seminaries and other institutions. These events are planned by local committees and are generally day-long events incorporating learning, worship and fellowship.
In 2015, SeniorFests have been held in Florida, Texas, and California. SeniorFest in Pennsylvania was redeveloped into Adult Ministry Fest, and was held in cooperation with the NE Pennsylvania Synod and Diakon. Read more about Adult Ministry Festival in NE Pennsylvania here.
12th Annual Austin & Central Texas SeniorFest
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 – 8:30 am to 4:15 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Austin
Our Heritage, Our Hope – 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. David Lose, President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Dr. Lose will present “Why Don’t My Kids (and Grandkids) Go to Church And What Can I Do About It?
Participants will also take part in 3 workshops on subjects ranging from Reformation, mission experience, yoga, balance and spiritually downsizing.
Click here to download a brochure
For more information, contact David Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org
North Texas SeniorFest
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 – 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Resurrection Lutheran Church, Plano
Luther Scholar, Rev. Dr. Russel Vardell, will be the keynote speaker.
For more information, contact Rev. Melvin Hammer at email@example.com
Feb. 11, 2017 – 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Concordia University – Irvine, CA
Keynote speaker Dr. Steven Mueller, Professor of Theology and Dean of Christ College at Concordia Irvine will present “C.S. Lewis: No Tame God” which focuses on Lewis’s life and work.
Click here to go to Concordia University’s site and sign up
Central Texas SeniorFest – St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin
Thriving in a Changing World with keynote speaker Rev. Don Muchow, retired Rear Admiral who served as the Navy’s Chief of Chaplains.
North Texas SeniorFest – Messiah Lutheran Church, Plano
The Life and Impact of Martin Luther with Dr. Joel Heck, Professor of Theology at Concordia University Texas.
For more information, contact Rev. Kenneth Holdorf at Ken.firstname.lastname@example.org
ALOAFest boarded ship in 2016 for ALOAFest at Sea, an 8-day Caribbean cruise aboard the Norwegian Star with Dr. Rich Bimler and Rev. Robert Zimmer as speakers.
SeniorFest – Concordia University – Irvine, CA
Keynote speaker will be Gary Chapman, author of the Five Love Languages.
Immanuel Lutheran – Seymour, IN
Holy Cross Lutheran – Ft. Wayne, IN