Leisure Club

Reveille UMC

Fellowship, Food, and Fun

Come to Leisure Club on the third Tuesday of the month, September-May. We start  with an entertaining program at 11:00 am (see schedule below). Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share at the luncheon following the program. The main dish and beverages are provided.

Everyone is welcome at Leisure Club, so please invite a friend or neighbor to come along! Our facilities are accessible.

Fall 2017 Schedule

November 21 | 11:30 am
Richmond Times-Dispatch Columnist Bill Lohmann
Bring a canned food item for the local pantry. Columnist extraordinaire, Bill Lohmann, of the Richmond Times-Dispatch will make a return visit to share more photos and memories from the second book he and photographer Bob Brown have published, On the Back Roads Again: More People, Places, and Pie Around Virginia. Bill has a warm and compelling way of weaving the stories of their journey thru our beautiful and diverse state, so that we feel alongside them on their trip.  Please note the Leisure Club event on this date will begin at 11:30 am, 30 minutes later than our normal time. 

December 19
Holiday Celebration with The Joy Singers 
It is always special to welcome The Joy Singers with Josh Wortham, music director at Chester United Methodist Church and leader of this choral group. The group is made up of seniors who love to sing (and have fun).  They provide a warmth to many places in the community throughout the year and we are especially grateful that they can join us during the holiday season. 

Past Programs

January 17             Bernie Henderson, “Farewells To Our Methodist Presidents” 
Bernie Henderson explores interesting facts about Methodist presidents and the influence their faith had while occupying the White House and later in planning their funerals.  Bernie is a popular guest speaker and the perfect way to kick off the New Year!

February  21          Charles Wissinger, “Lunch With Lafayette”
Charles Wissinger, a professional actor with a love for history, portrays Revolutionary War General Marquis de Lafayette. He has researched Lafayette extensively to create an interesting interpretation of this historical figure.   Following the program enjoy lunch with Major General Lafayette, a hero of the Revolution.  

March 21               Jan Kessler, “Fun With The 88’s"
Pianist Jan Kessler leads us in a musical celebration of life with a bit of Irish music to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Come and enjoy this talented musician as she brightens our morning and our hearts with joyous songs.

April 18                Dr. Walter Griggs, “History of Old Richmond Churches”
Dr. Walter Griggs shares the fascinating history of Richmond's oldest churches.  He recently retired from VCU after teaching for 45 years in the School of Business. In addition, he has authored a number of books on a variety of subjects, including " The Collapse of Richmond's Church Hill Tunnel” and ”World War II Richmond, Virginia." Walter is an informative and interesting speaker whose wit brings enjoyment to his listeners.   An avid researcher, he is a lifelong learner and teacher. See photos  

May 16                 Rev. Dr. Steve Jones, “Pilgrimage In Spain"
Rev. Dr. Steve Jones is a former pastor at Reveille and retired Richmond District Superintendent. Prior to his retirement, Steve walked 325 miles of El Camino as a part of his spiritual renewal leave. During the presentation he shares pictures and experiences as a pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago, an 1100 year old path, and what meaning it holds today.   Join us for this final program of the season as we journey with Rev. Dr. Steve Jones on this extraordinary walk. 

September 19     Accordion Player Ed Polich
 Join us for a musical treat as Leisure Club opens the fall season with Ed Polich and his accordion. A native of Portland, Oregon, Ed has lived in Richmond for 32 years, and originally moved to the area to work at A.H. Robins Company. Ed  has played the accordion since he was 7 years old and now shares his musical talent at private gatherings. He will be joined by talented string instrument musician Paul Muller. Let the music begin!    
October 17  Parrots of Paradise
Scott Spencer will bring a few of his beautiful tropical birds to entertain and fascinate us. He is the founder, owner, and trainer of abused parrots and is dedicated to the care and well-being of these colorful, engaging birds. Join us for a fun morning as we welcome Scott and meet some of his “fine feathered friends.” You might want to bring your camera!  
About Leisure Club
Leisure Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am, September-May, in the fellowship hall. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share; the main dish and beverages will be provided. Invite a friend or neighbor to come along! Our facilities are accessible.

For more information about 
Leisure Club, please contact:
Kelley Lane
Minister of Adult Ministries
(804) 359-6041, ext. 121