Adults Only!? What’s up with that?
I get asked this all the time, even by folks who attend our twice-monthly group. Adults Only! is an opportunity for people to gather for study and fellowship in a setting that lends itself to being able to carry on uninterrupted conversation among grown-ups. It carries on the All Saints tradition of being intergenerational, just stopping with the little ones (we define “little ones” as those who would need a babysitter if a husband and wife were to go out on a date night, and it extends to those who would be bored sitting around with grown ups while they talk about church history or apologetics, for example). We did not want this to be limited to “seniors” and the requisite corny names of said groups that I’ve seen at far too many churches (Senior Saints, Young at Heart, Golden Oldies, you get the picture). Currently, we have a spread of attendees from 10th grade to a couple of septuagenarians, with twenty- and thirty-somethings, parents, singles, and grandparents in between.
About the name: Adults Only! was named by one of our Ruling Elders,
and we thought it was much catchier than “Leave Your Child Behind!”.
Some people think the name is too suggestive. Perhaps for some it is.
We like it. It’s even been suggested that Adults Only! could be a
subversive evangelism tool if a certain Google search led someone to
the All Saints website, but that remains to be seen.
We meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In October,
we’ll be meeting at Jim & Ashley McAndrew’s home. We’re going
through the online Covenant Seminary course on early church history.
Some of us gather for dinner before the meeting, which starts at 7.
Our discussions end around 9, and many hang out and talk until much
later. Adults Only! has also been known to take extra-curricular field
trips, such as Oktoberfest in Walburg, David Lutes/Plumtucker concerts,
or visits to top-ranked barbecue restaurants in the Hill Country, and
there has been an expressed desire to go bowling soon.
If this sounds interesting to you, we’d love to have you join us. If you happen to have children, get a babysitter.