Park Activities & Facilities
Most Park activities
are scheduled between 8:30 am and 10:30 pm unless otherwise posted.
All are open daily except during church services. A
calendar is published and available in the office each month during
the winter season.
Activities in the Park
the first Monday of November, December, January, February, March and
April at 5:30 pm in Hood Hall. Bring your own table service, beverage
and a dish to share for the table where you sit. A donation is
received. During the summer months Potlucks are
held every Wednesday evening followed by a time of prayer.
Mugs on Monday
Held the second and fourth Mondays during the winter season at 8:30 am
in Hood Hall. Bring your own mug for coffee. There is a small charge
for coffee and donuts or bagels.
at Martha’s Place from January through April. Bring your own canvas,
paints and brushes. There is no charge. Check the
calendars for classes, dates and times.
(Missions Opportunity) W.M.I.
Meet every Tuesday during the winter
season from 9 - 11 am at Hood Hall. Volunteers meet to do
miscellaneous sewing or craft projects to help missionaries.
All are welcome!
Blood Pressure Clinic
A blood pressure clinic is held every
other Wednesday in Hood Hall.
Bible Studies –
There is a Ladies Bible Study which meets each Wednesday from
9:00 – 10:30 am in Hood Hall during the winter.
Other Bible studies may be held in the Church Annex.
Watch the Calendar and The Life and Times monthly
newsletter for information.
Men’s prayer and Women’s prayer
sessions are held every Thursday from 9 - 10 am in individual homes
during the winter. Women’s prayer sessions meet all
summer as well. Locations and changes are announced
at the Wednesday night service.
– Several small groups of “Praying
Moms” meet weekly to pray for their families. There
is also a monthly meeting January through March with a special speaker
or program to encourage one another. If you would
like to be a part of a “Praying Moms” group contact Nancy Price at
– The Church choir welcomes new members
and meets at the church at 7 pm on Wednesday evenings following the
Midweek services during the winter months.
Quilters and Stitchers
Meet Thursdays from 10 am to noon at
Martha’s Place unless otherwise posted. Anyone who enjoys sewing, fun
& fellowship is welcome to participate.
‘N Stitches – A group that formed during the summer meet from
2 pm to 4 pm at Martha’s Place. Anyone who enjoys
sewing and other crafts, fun & fellowship is welcome.
Wood Carving and Wood Projects
Classes are held on Thursdays from 7 -
9 pm at the wood shop at the south end of the maintenance building.
Information is published in the newsletter as to the projects
- Helps to keep Light and Life Park
beautiful. Meetings are twice a month following
Mugs on Mondays January through March. Plants,
topsoil, and mulch are offered for a donation and gardening tools are
available for Park residents to use. There are also
knowledgeable members who can give advice on plants.
Every Monday morning at 9:00 am January through March, a group meets
at the horseshoe pit between Shuffleboard and Mini Golf.
Anyone is welcome to join the fun.
Monday through Friday shufflers meet at
the Shuffleboard Courts at 2:00 pm. Sometimes
tournaments are played. Newcomers are always
welcome and everyone who shows up is given a chance to play.
is every Friday from 7 - 9 pm in the
Maxwell Commons which is located in the center of the Villas. You are
welcome to join in and bring a favorite game.
Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm an
informal group of strummers and other musicians gather for a Jam
Session at Maxwell Commons. All are welcome to join
Parties of 6
– This is a fun way to get acquainted
with one another. Groups of 6 plan dining times
together during the winter months.
Activities Director coordinates catered dinners on Bible Conference
Sundays, Missions weekend, Athletic dinners and other occasions.
There will also be dinners planned and prepared by volunteers.
In all of these dinners volunteer help is needed.
Contact the Activities Director to volunteer.
Amateur Radio Club
– There is a small group of licensed ham radio operators who meet
informally every other Friday morning at 8:30 am. The meetings
are about an hour and include discussions on radio operations,
planning projects and general conversation. Watch “The Life and
Times” monthly newsletter for location and start date.
Special activity or dinner is held the
first Monday of the month usually in Hood Hall.
Sound and Media Team
April is a busy time for special programs and events in Hood Hall.
This group is responsible for making sure everyone can hear
when special programs happen. If this is your niche
be sure to check with the office for the contact person.
Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Box Ministry
– Each fall, Liz Roach organizes this ministry and gifts are provided
to children all over the world for Christmas.
– January usually brings an opportunity to donate blood which is used
for emergencies in our area. Blood Net sends a
mobile unit to the park. Sign-up sheets are
available before the drive and will be available following the
Resident Meeting preceding the drive.
Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Couples who celebrate their 50th anniversary within the
calendar year are honored in a special celebration near Valentine’s
Twice annually a group of birders
participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count to determine the state of
the bird population of the U.S. and Canada. Watch
Crafts and Quilt Show
– Held annually in Hood Hall, our talented people display their
handiwork and occasionally offer their work for sale.
This event is usually held in mid-March. All
crafters are welcome to display their work. Many
talents are usually featured.
– Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter are traditionally times when we
like to come together for dinner. For those
who don’t have a family dinner, there is normally a dinner planned at
Hood Hall. It may be organized with volunteers
preparing the main entrees and sign-up sheets for specific dishes.
It may be an impromptu potluck. Whatever the
situation, it is open to all and a special time of fellowship.
College and Conference Gatherings
– Each winter several F.M. Colleges/Universities hold alumi dinners or
receptions at Hood Hall. Also some of the F.M.
Conferences hold dinners or lunches. Watch The
Life and Times monthly newsletter for dates and times so you won’t
miss the fellowship.
Outside the Park
A group goes bowling at a local bowling
alley each Tuesday afternoon January through March.
The time for bowling is 12:45 pm.
A group meets to play golf each
Wednesday from November – mid-April. The first tee time is 11:10 am.
The cost is $26.75.
– Several of the ladies have scheduled outings to various points of
attraction once a month from January through March.
They find a point of interest which includes dining and maybe shopping
and spend the afternoon out of the park. Watch for
information on these outings.
Trips & Cruises
– Watch the bulletin boards and The
Life and Times monthly newsletter for trips planned by Dick Zinck
Park Facilities for Activities
Nine-hole Golf Course
Our golf course is located at the south
end of the park. Dues for the season are $10.00. Visitors pay $1.00
– The mini-golf course is located
between the Shuffleboard Courts and the church. The
course is available from daybreak to 10 pm.
Equipment is available. A donation is requested.
Is located in the center of the park
just off the walkway to the church. There are fitness machines, ping
pong and pool tables available. You may obtain a
key at the Park office.
The cost is $5 per season with your own
shuffle stick and $6 without. Dues are to be paid to Bob Barnard
859-0026. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
– The swimming pool is available on the
south side of the creek and can be accessed by crossing the walking
bridge or driving bridge. The hours are 9 am to
dusk, weather and water conditions permitting.
located at the south end of the maintenance building and is set to
accommodate residents with building and craft projects. Users of the
Wood Shop pay annual dues and a one-time deposit for a key. Keys are
available in the Park office.
– Is located south of the Miniature
Golf course and is open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week.
– Located by the shuffleboard court.
The shoes are in the shuffleboard building.
– Located off Bethany Way.
You must bring your own equipment.
Kids Play Area
– Located near the miniature golf.
Limited to children ages 1-5.
– Located near the pavilion.
Facilities for Meetings and Gatherings
To use Hood Hall, Maxwell Commons
or the Pavilion, contact the Park office at 858-7504.
The Laundromat is located by the
cabins in the RV/Overflow camping area on the north end of the
Dumpsters & Recycling
located across the Zion Avenue Bridge just past the Alligator pond.
The tall dumpsters to the far right (west) are for garbage and
trash. The shorter dumpsters to the south are for
Cardboard has a separate dumpster and
paper products that have no food on them are also allowed there.
WAX COATED cardboard (i.e. juice cartons) IS NOT recyclable.
Plastics, metal cans, glass, as well as paper products all go
into another separate dumpster that is marked as Comingled.
Soda cans go in the shed located near the dumpsters.
DO NOT put STYROFOAM or PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS into the
recycling dumpsters. Details are available in the
Air pump and water
Located near the Fitness center
Park Beautification Supplies and
Beautification area can be found near the dumpsters where the
buildings are all green. Plants, top soil and mulch are available for
a donation. See the Bulletin board by the greenhouse for information
on using equipment.
Opportunities for Service/Ministry
are always needed. Notify the Park and Church offices if
you would like to be contacted when volunteers are needed.
– call the church office
call Mary Jo Rardin
– contact Liz Roach for information
– call the Annex
UMC Food Distribution
– contact Anita Raboin
Life Fellowship Mission
at Plant City, contact Joe Dabill