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The Jacksonville Christian Singles Social Club is intended for Christian singles, ages 45 and up. Our objective is to have fun and fellowship with other believers in Christ and to reach out to others in our community. Life does NOT have to be boring or dull once you hit "middle age." Seriously!
(We used to be called the "Jacksonville Bridge", but we decided to change the name because we found out that many people who initially saw the name "the Bridge" thought we were a meetup group who played cards...nope that's not us...haha).
This group is for Christian singles, ages 45+, who want to meet people and make new friends in the Jacksonville area through participating in a variety of social events. One of our objectives is to schedule and attend a variety of events like at restaurants with live music, movie theaters, museums, sports and other music activities, fun day trips, picnics at the beach, shopping or sightseeing -- the list could go on and on.
Our next objective is to help each other grow in our relationship with God through attending bible studies, prayer sessions, going to Christian concerts or various church events throughout the year. It is so important to know that we have other fellow believers in this life to help us get through hard things (and of course, to help us celebrate the good things!!). We all need prayer; we all need encouragement. And even if you're not going through a hard time in your life right now, then God can use you to be a blessing and an encouragement to someone who is! God can use us all!!
The main criteria for joining is that you are single (single, divorced or widowed), over 45 years old, and a follower of Jesus Christ. Let's go out and have fun and explore all that God has given us to enjoy! Let's also reach out and be a blessing to the world around us especially to those He has placed in our path!
We will also sometimes do combined events with other meetup groups throughout the year (like the "Everything Music" meetup and the "Baby Boomers Singles Social Club") - usually music events, dinner or movies.
This group is also about reaching out to the community through volunteering our services and time to help others in need, like at homeless shelters, animal shelters, rehab centers, food banks, etc. It's important to have fun and fellowship with each other, but it's also important that we try to ease out of our comfort zone and reach out to meet the needs of others in our community or our local church. As believers in Christ, we all have spiritual gifts that are intended to bless and encourage others.
PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT a legalistic, fundamentalist group. There's too much of that in the world already. However, we do have some general rules that need to be implemented in order for our group to run efficiently once you join our group.
If you do RSVP a yes to an event, please do show up. The Organizers and others are counting on you to be there, are waiting for you to show up, or have made a reservation for you. If you cannot make it, please do change your RSVP to a NO, so that we will know not to wait around for you or so we may cancel the event if the attendance numbers drop significantly. This is just common courtesy. Of course, we know that there will be emergencies that occur from time to time – so you can let us know ahead of time or shortly thereafter – and we’ll understand.
We also require that our members post a clear photo of themselves on their meetup profile, and that they provide me (the organizer) with their full name, their email address and their phone number, (the last three will be kept private).
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