Senior Ministries- O.W.L.S- Older, Wiser, Lively Servants

St. Paul’s OWLS – Older, Wiser, Lively Servants

OWLS purpose is to provide St. Paul’s members, 55 years of age and older, an opportunity to serve the church and each other. Our mission is to promote the wellbeing of senior member, ensuring no one is lost or forgotten through fellowship, discipleship and outreach.

Fellowship – is a high priority for OWLS. A schedule of weekly and monthly activities allow members to connect to one another through book clubs, exercise classes, game days, speaker programs and classes  

Discipleship – encouragement in God’s word through classes and bible studies

Outreach – carrying out the Great Commission; allowing others to see Christ in action through us as we form strategic partnerships with other ministries within St. Paul’s and with organizations within the Summerville community.

Upcoming Trips

The National Museum of The Mighty Eighth Air Force

August  10, 2022 

Leaving from St. Paul’s and traveling to Pooler, Georgia by bus.  This museum feature 90,000 square feet of exhibits.  More information to follow

Cost:  $125.00 per person

Limited to 35 OWLS

Contact:  Kelley Stowe   843-870-6699

Asheville and Biltmore

November 29 & 30, 2022

Leaving from St. Paul’s, traveling by bus to Asheville.  Tour the Biltmore, enjoy dinner, winery tour, with an overnight stay.  More details to follow

Cost:  $429.00 per person

Limited to 35 OWLS

Contact:  Kelley Stowe   843-870-6699

Brookgreen Gardens – Night of a Thousand Candles

December 6, 2022 

Leaving from St. Paul’s early and returning the same day.  An opportunity to experience the magnificent sculptures, gardens, and Christmas lights.  More details to follow.

Cost:  $150.00 per person

Limited to 35 OWLS

Contact:  Kelley Stowe   843-870-6699

More Trips... Details to Follow

September – Charleston Museum –details to follow

October – Tour the Edmonston Alston House – details to follow

2023 – We are working on a two-night trip to St. Augustine for January or February 2023. We would love your suggestions of other places to visit throughout the year.

Contact Brenda Georgi or Vicki Harlan with your thoughts and suggestions.

Other Activities

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg has returned on Mondays.  The group meets every week in the OWLS Nest (Room 5 Skardon) from 1:00-4:00

Cathie Diggs can answer any questions.  843-814-6154

Game Days

Meet in The OWLS Nest (Room 5 in Skardon) on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00/

Questions?  Contact Margie Smith 843-860-0393 or


Book Club
Just a reminder that the book club will NOT be meeting in June, July or August. We will start up again in September. Book Club meets monthly on Wednesdays in the OWLS nest (Room 5 in Skardon) at 10:30. All are welcome. Questions?  Contact Dawn Schaeperkoetter at or 843-696-1749.

Fitness Classes
Yoga and Cardio Fitness Classes are led by Ronna Toombs on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Skardon Hall (fall, winter & spring).

The classes will move to the Children’s Chapel in the C/Y building for summer classes in an airconditioned space. 

Spiritual Yoga/Pilates meets from 9:00 – 10:00 AM with Cardio Fusion following from 10:15-11:00 AM. 

Ronna Toombs is your contact for these classes.  She can be reached at or 843-509-9009.