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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Speaker: Wayne Heffelfinger
Wayne has been serving at Grace Bible Chapel in Rising Sun, MD for almost 25 years. He first served as Associate Pastor To Youth, but for the last 9 years he has served as Pastor Of Discipleship And Worship. Wayne’s passion is to help people “connect” both with God and with one another. Wayne and Beth have been married since 1985 and they have 3 grown children. Their first 2 grandchildren were born this past year, and that has brought a whole new dimension of joy to their lives. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys doing anything outdoors, especially distance running and bowhunting.

Michael FairclothMusical Artist: Michael Faircloth
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.

Luncheon Menu

    Bistro Style Meatloaf
    Country Style Mashed Potatoes
    Sautéed Green Beans
    Tossed Green Salad
    Dinner Rolls
    Carrot Cake
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Speaker: Rev. John W. Groth
Rev. John Groth is a retired US Air Force Reserve Chaplain, having served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves at both McGuire and Dover Air Force Bases. He was the Wing Chaplain for the 512thAirlift Wing at Dover AFB, DE where he was mobilized and stayed on active duty orders for the final six years of his career. Named the Chaplain of the Year in 2005 by the Air Force, he led the Dover Chapel Team to 11 years of Air Force-wide outstanding Chapel Team awards. He’s traveled in an out of Iraq and the Middle East in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He proudly served as chaplain to the men and women working in the Department of Defense’s Port Mortuary at Dover Air Force Base. In 2007 John was made an honorary Chief Master Sergeant by the 512thAW Chief’s Council, only the second officer in the 50-year history of the wing to receive this honor. Since his retirement from the Air Force, John has continued to serve in a pastoral role at Christiana Presbyterian Church in Newark, DE. He also has a heart for Men’s ministry and for Corgi’s, though not always in that order. John and his wife Ranelle have 3 grown children.

Vocalist: Cathy Travis
Cathy has been singing all of her life, and has been fortunate to be able to praise God in song since He became her Savior 30 years ago. She has been blessed to be involved with worship teams for over 20 years, both in New Jersey and presently at Grace Bible Chapel in Rising Sun, Md. Cathy is married to a wonderful husband and has 3 beautiful daughters. She works as a Registered Nurse for Delaware Hospice, and is very thankful for the opportunity to sing for the Lord whenever He presents it!

Luncheon Menu

    Baked Chicken Marsala
    Garlic Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
    Glazed Baby Carrots
    Tossed Green Salad
    Dinner Rolls
    Dutch Apple Pie
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Once Upon A Rock - Matthew 16:13-20

Speaker: Dr. James Ayers

Once upon a rock in ancient Palestine, Greek and Roman pagans worshiped the mythological god, Pan. Jesus visited that region of Caesarea Philippi with His band of disciples. The piercing question Jesus asked them on that day still reverberates in hearts today: Who do you say I am? Our answer charts the course of eternity!

After serving for 20 years as the Coordinator of the Pastoral Studies majors and Chair of the Department of Church and Ministry Leadership, Dr. James R. Ayers is now a Professor at Large at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA. He has the distinction of being one of the favorite professors of our own Stephen Weaver. A native of Hanover, PA, Dr. Ayers earned a B.S. in Bible at Lancaster Bible College, a Master of Arts in Counseling Services from Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ, and a Master of Letters and Doctor of Philosophy in Religion and Society from Oxford Graduate School, Dayton, TN, with studies at Oxford University in England. Prior to joining the Lancaster Bible College faculty in 1993, Dr. Ayers served as Senior Pastor for eight years at Easton Bible Church in Mount Holly, NJ, and as a faculty member at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA, for six years. In addition to his duties as professor, Dr. Ayers has led seven academic study tours to Israel on behalf of the College and is a frequent speaker at retreats, conferences, and churches. He and his wife Betsy, reside at Rock Hill Farm in Lititz, PA. Their three sons and six grandchildren live in Pennsylvania and Florida.

Musicians: The Oak Grove Quartet
We are The Oak Grove Quartet from The Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bel Air, Maryland and we have been singing for over 16 years. We are primarily a southern gospel quartet but also feature other musical styles including a capella singing of old hymns of the church. We consider it an honor and a privilege to share God’s message in song.


Advance reservations are strongly recommended!

2014 Rates

$20 for advance reservations (made by 5pm on the Monday preceding the luncheon)
$19 per person for groups of 10 or more
$22 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.