OAKS (Older Adults Klub of St. Matthew)
Who are the OAKS of St. Matthew? Members over fifty-five who come together for various gatherings and activities throughout the year. Meetings are usually the third Wednesday of the month. Agendas vary, but may include a potluck meal, guest speaker, days of reflection, day trips, or entertainment. Membership is open all year. All are welcome!
December OAKS Event!
St. Matthew Parish invites all Seniors 55+ and guests to the Annual OAKS Gala Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 13th at the St. Matthew Gathering Space. Schedule for the day: 11:30 am Gathering, Noon Delicious Dinner prepared and served by D&G Restaurant (from Greenleaf) and entertainment by "The Peguero Sisters" to follow. Cost for this special event is $15/person. Please also think about making donations for Love Life Ministry. To register for the OAKS Christmas Party, please complete the Reservation Form available below, at the Parish Office and Gathering Space, and drop it off at the Parish Office. Payment and registration form must both be received by Monday, December 11th. Questions? Please contact Ann Froelich at St. Matthew, 920-435-6811. Click here for the Reservation Form and list of Love Life Ministry items.
Trips & Events
There are no required membership dues, however, some trips and/or events do require a fee. Cost of dinners at restaurants are paid by members. When schools are closed due to inclement weather, programs are automatically cancelled.
Calendar of Events: September 2017 to May 2018 Click for Printable Schedule
September 20 - Noon to 3:00 pm
Potluck in the Gathering Space followed by a program on “Funeral Planning” presented by Proko-Wall Funeral Home.
October 18 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Bus trip to Baileys Harbor. Dinner at “Harbor Fish Market and Grill”, visit “The Ridges Sanctuary, Lighthouse and other sites”. Ice cream on the way back to Green Bay. Leave Green Bay at 9:30 am, return around 5:30 pm. Click here for registration form.
November 15 - 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Morning of Reflection (includes lunch at Noon) at St. Matthew—Gathering Space, Church, and Day Chapel presented by Deacon Dave Scheurer. Theme of the day “The Ten Commandments and the Eucharist”.
December 13 - 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Christmas Dinner and Entertainment in the St. Matthew Gathering Space. Entertainment by “The Peguero Sisters”.
January - No gathering this month.
February 21 - Noon to 2:30 pm
Potluck followed by program “How to do Investing Without Losing Your Tail” presented by Phil Mattek.
March 21 - Noon to 2:30 pm
Potluck followed by program “Aging, Falls, and Memory” presented by Dave Donarski (parish member)
April 18 - Noon to 2:30 pm
Potluck followed by program on “Housing Transition” presented by Meredith Hansen from Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center.
May 16 Mystery Bus Trip???
Watch for details about this special event to come out at a later date.
The Oak Tree
Trees have the message we sorely need. If only we would take the time to understand their language. From birth they teach us the lesson of sharing. They stand at their best when they stand together. They are strong in their collective strength. There is harmony in their group living.
Together they have faced and weathered the storms of time. Their leaves have always been for the healing of the nations. Their touch has a curative effect on tired bodies. Their shelter and their shade have brought peace to many troubles minds. Their forest trails lead us to retreats where the soul has found its God. Trees have much to each us in the art of living; so much healing in their company for the wounds of the world; so patient, so lovely, so fruitful; so much of God in their living.
We ask that we may learn from the trees. Older Adults are the roots of our parish. Older Adults see families, friends, and parishioners as leaves come and go. Older Adults witness the drama of time as season change. Older Adults need to share the fruit of their experience with younger trees.
Older Adults as for nothing more than to resemble an Oak Tree— A tree which has much to teach...
For more information, or to become a member, call: Dave & Rosemary Dionne 336-9122, Ann Froelich 435-6811, Mary Ann Gooding 435-0156, Harriet Haines 338-9065, Karen & Orv Konop 432-1556, Beth & John Pinkert 437-0341, or St. Matthew Parish Office 435-6811.