Fran Gatch, Director of Senior Ministries



Bluff Park United Methodist Church has many events for people Fifty Forward. Adventurous  travel, educational speakers, heartwarming  experiences, mission opportunities, music, movies, dancing, exercise, archery, sports, grilling out, fishing and concerts are all a part of the fun. See the calendar on the sidebar for dates and times. We invite you to join us on The Bluff!

Bluff Park’s new Director of Senior Adults is Fran Latham Gatch. Fran grew up in Jasper, AL and studied Education at Samford University and Religious Education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Fran and her husband have served churches in  Indiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Fran is married to The Reverend Michael Gatch. They have one young adult daughter, Lauren Elizabeth.

Summer Under The Stars LogoStarry, Starry Nights
(on The Bluff)

Exciting events under the summer stars await you!

Movie Star Night
Wednesday, June 21  at  6 PM
Fellowship Hall –  Fireside Room

Free movies and refreshments  are offered in the church Fellowship Hall on Wednesday evening , June 21.  Make a choice of a newly released movie or something wonderful from the past.  Bring your friends for fun, laughter and a joyful time of fun.

Dancing Under the Stars
Wednesday Evening , July 8th
Fellowship Hall
6 PM

The George Winter Band will be playing your favorite music as you dance with your partner.  Don’t know how to dance?  No worries!  Dancing experts  will be here to help.   Or come to enjoy the music, the delicious refreshments and meet new friends! Questions?  Call Fran at 822-0910 or  

Starry Night Concert
Wednesday Evening,  August  16
6:30 PM

The Shades Mountain Air Trio will be at Bluff Park United Methodist Church at 6:30 PM to play their warm and whitty bluegrass music.  You will be tapping your toes and singing along .  Dr. Gary Furr is the leader of this group of musicians.  Relax and beat the heat with a cool and engaging band.   Refreshments will be served. 
 Dress:  Casual 
Cost:  $15


Faith Servants to our Church and Community reaching out with loving concern and Christian Fellowship to the senior adult community as we grow spiritually together.

Meets each Thursday at 9:30 for Early Bird Fellowship
10:00 a.m. Programs with Guest Speakers, Music, Dulcimers, This/That, Dominos, Rummiekue, E-Z Exercise, Funny Stories, Memories, Knitting Class, Beginners Bridge, Advanced Bridge, Krystal Bells

Lunch at noon – cost $3
Call Fran (822-0910) for more details