Seasoned Citizens Days

At Sandy Cove, we affectionately call seniors “Seasoned Citizens”. We have planned these special Seasoned Citizens Days luncheons with your tastes in mind! Wonderful music in styles you love. Biblical messages to encourage you. A delicious meal to enjoy with friends. Gather a group of seniors from your church or community and join us for a morning of connecting with God and each other!

Typical programs run from 9:45 am to 1:30 pm, with coffee available beginning at 9:15 am.

FREE Valet Parking Available!


Schedule subject to change

9:15 am Coffee, Conversations
& Fellowship
9:45 Seasoned Citizens Day
with Special Guests
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Seasoned Citizens Day
Program, continued
12:30 All-You-Can-Eat
Buffet Lunch

Free time on the grounds to think, pray & process – stay as long as you like!

Special Guests

April 6, 2016

Wayne HeffelfingerWayne Heffelfinger, speaker

Wayne Heffelfinger is the Senior Pastor at Grace Bible Chapel in Rising Sun, Maryland, where he has been serving since 1989. Previously he was the Associate Pastor to Youth and then the Pastor of Discipleship and Worship, before becoming the Senior Pastor in 2015.

He studied at Biblical Theological Seminary and Northeastern Bible College. He is an avid runner, loves to hunt and is a diehard Mets fan.

He and his wife Beth have three children, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren.

Wayne BakerRev. Wayne P. Baker, musician
Wayne Baker has been involved with Christian ministry for more than 50 years. He has been a Christian school administrator, serving in 6 different schools, throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to coming to the Christian school movement, he taught on the college level (Music) at Baptist Bible College (now Summit University) and assisted in editing a prominent church hymnal, Living Hymns. Throughout the years, Wayne and his wife, Barbara, have had an ongoing music ministry, traveling extensively both in and out the country.

Throughout his career, he has been a frequent convention speaker and presenter, has served as a board member with three Christian school associations, and served both as President and Vice President of the Mid Atlantic Christian Schools Association. For 8 years he also represented the Christian school movement as a member of the Blue Ribbon Schools panel for the US Department of Education.

In every ministry location Rev. Baker has also carried on church ministry. He served as music minister at all but one of the churches where he served as school principal. He also had a regular pulpit ministry, frequently speaking at church gatherings, filling pulpits for vacationing pastors, and speaking to young people.

May 4, 2016

Bill Welte fb 2014Bill Welte, speaker
Bill Welte has been the President & CEO of America’s Keswick, a Christian Conference and Retreat Center, and the Colony of Mercy, since 1997. He is a conference host, popular speaker, and the creator of “Freedom Fighters,” a daily encouragement email for men. The Colony of Mercy is the oldest residential addiction recovery program in the United States, now in its 116th year of ministry.

Prior to his ministry at America’s Keswick, he served as Vice President of Ministries at Sandy Cove during Neil’s presidency. He also served as Director of Music in several churches in the Philadelphia area and managed Fox Chase Christian Bookstores for 15 years. Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Jan, for more than 40 years. They have three married children, a teen-age son, Zach, and 10 grandchildren: Tanner, Lindsay (with the Lord), Emma, Samuel, Ethan, Case, Will, Weston, Wyatt and Sydney Lin.

Visit America’s Keswick website

James O'BryonJames F. O’Bryon, musician
Mr. O’Bryon is a consultant on national defense and security for various clients in both the private sector and the US government. He is owner of The O’Bryon Group.

Jim is also a songwriter and recording artist with 4 albums and has been a vocalist and instrumentalist at various church and community functions for many years. He has an active concert schedule and is a conference speaker on mathematics, education, music and the patent/copyright system. He’s also built his own harpsichord. Jim has worked as a radio announcer and newscaster at two different radio stations including 15 years with WRBS in Baltimore and as music director for churches in NJ, CT and MD. He serves on the Boards of a charitable trust in Connecticut, a seminary in New York, chairman a nonprofit organization headquartered in South Carolina, a vice-chairman of non-profit foundation in Colorado, and is an active member of the MIT Education Council.

Jim and his wife Adina live in BelAir, MD. They have 4 married children.

October 12, 2016

John W. GrothJohn Groth, speaker
John Groth is the CEO & Founder at Gallantry in Action, Inc., an Adjunct Instructor at University of Delaware and Executive Director and Founder at Men’s Ministry. He was a Chaplain for the United States Air Force, stationed in Dover, DE.

He studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and Ursinus College.

He is a former member of the Sandy Cove board of directors and his wife Ranelle works in Sandy Cove’s Human Resources Department.

Michael-FairclothMichael Faircloth, musician
Michael Faircloth is a recording artist, Christian concert pianist and veteran “Artist in Residence” at Sandy Cove for more than twenty years. He is an accomplished concert pianist who regularly blesses Sandy Cove audiences with his original arrangements of classical, traditional and contemporary Christian music. Michael’s music is impressive and powerful, balanced by his humble spirit and generous sense of humor. He currently serves as pianist/accompanist for The National Christian Choir and on Sunday mornings when Michael isn’t performing elsewhere, he serves in the music ministry at New Life Community Church in Kingsville, Maryland.


Advance reservations are strongly recommended!

2016 Rates – no increase!

$20 for advance reservations (made by 5pm on the Monday preceding the luncheon)
$19 per person for groups of 10 or more
$25 at the door, pending availability

Call 800.234.COVE (2683)

Typical programs run from 9:45 am to 1:30 pm, with coffee available beginning at 9:15 am.

FREE Valet Parking Available!

10% military discount for all program events for ALL military personnel.
This discount is available to any member of the armed forces, any branch and their immediate family members living in their household.

This is a Child Free Event. We love babies and children and we know you do too! But “Child Free Events” are your opportunity to be free from some of your normal daily responsibilities. It also provides a distraction free time for everyone to focus on the spiritual purpose of the event. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.