Register and pay for Presby Day Meals and/or Trips here.  

“A Ministry with and for Senior Presbyterians of Indiana”  -  Smock Senior Ministries seeks to enhance the health, education, welfare and happiness of older adults. Following are the activities and services Smock provides:



A monthly gathering of Presbyterian adults and their friends for spiritual growth, education, fellowship, lunch and total life enrichment programs.  Most months 10:00am to 1:00pm in McKay Hall.  All Presbyterians over 50 and their friends are invited. Reservations by preceding Monday to 260-426-7421 ext 132

Sunday, November 17 - 2:00pm in the Theater for a free concert by the Summit City Singers.


Smock Lifelong Learning Classes:

 Watch for announcement of the next series of classes.


Day Trips and Shows:

Day trips, tours and shows for fellowship, education and entertainment. Money is to be turned in 1 month before each trip; please make checks payable to FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH and notate Smock Senior Ministries on the memo line. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact 426-7421 ext. 132.

Tuesday, September 17 - Kuehnert Dairy Farm; meet at church at 9:30 a.m. - $10.00 + lunch on your own - 30 people total (SMOCK buses)

Watch for announcement of 2020 day trips and shows



Senior Presbyterians Heritage Trip #2 France and Switzerland in 2020 


Direct flights to and from Paris, France Departing:  Monday, June 8 Returning to Fort Wayne:  Saturday, June 20. Itinerary includes:

  • Paris (2 days)
  • Normandy region (2 days)
  • Noyon/Champagne/Verdun (2 days)
  • Zurich (2 days)
  • Geneva (2 days)
  • Additional day TBA
  • Travel (1 day)

Costs Include:

  • Airfare—direct flights between Detroit and Paris
  • Transportation between Fort Wayne and Detroit
  • Breakfast and at least one more meal daily
  • All hotels
  • Ground Transportation by coach and high speed rail
  • Experienced guides and great companionship

For more information, questions, cost breakdown and payment schedules, please contact Terry Epling, (314)-402-7929 or or Bill Haworth, (260)-426-7421. There will be a special presentation on October 17 following the Presby-Day gathering at 1:00 p.m. & at 6:30 p.m.


Caring Connection:

Bi-monthly newsletter sent to interested persons.

Download the September/November newsletter


3B (Body, Brain and Belief):

A life-time fitness class geared toward flexibility, balance and strengthening of those muscles we use every day. 3B classes meet in McKay Hall. All senior adults over 50 years old are invited and welcome. Class limited to 30. Please call 426-7421, ext.131 to sign up. The free classes consist of both men and women (varied in age) and are full  of fun, fellowship, and fitness exercises. The focus is holistic, using tried and true physical therapy movements, healthy brain exercises, and encouraging spiritual, emotional, and social experiences in each class gathering. e fitness program of exercise and movement.  

Monday & Wednesdays & certain Fridays, 1:30-2:30pm (with Walking Club from 1:00-1:25pm)  

Weekday Transportation:

Volunteer drivers provide transportation for medical appointments, limited shopping for older Presbyterians and to church worship services.


Cards of Encouragement, Concern and Support


H.E.L.P. (Health Equipment Lending Program):

Basic health care equipment is available for loan to Presbyterians, their families and friends when needed.


Medicare Prescription D:

Trained counselors help seniors choose the best plan.


Computer Training:

Hands-on training classes for learning computer programs.


Financial Resources and Planning:

Qualified people assist older adults and middle adults with financial planning, government regulations, long-term care and insurance matters.



Entertaining and thought-provoking productions by First Presbyterian Theater.


Handyman Services:

Services provided to seniors who are in need.



Frank and Laura Smock, lifetime members of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, left Indiana Presbyterians The Smock Foundation. The Smock Foundation began in 1953 and is the sole provider of funds for The Smock Ministries Program. Smock Senior Ministries began in 1994 under the vision and leadership of two Presbyterian ministers, Rev. Richard Hutchinson and Rev. Dick Craig.  Rev. Craig served as the first Executive Director of Smock Senior Ministries, followed by Rev. William Haworth and Mary Lou Roth.  Rev. William Haworth is Smock’s current executive director, serving in this role since 2007.  Smock Senior Ministries serves the entire State of Indiana Presbyterians with its leadership and resources.