About SAGE Adults at Canterbury

At SAGE Ministries (“Seasoned Adults Giving and Engaging”), members 60 years and older have the opportunity to serve others and grow spiritually. If you are looking for a way to provide purpose, guidance, or life-meaning to the church and community, then SAGE Ministries is the place for you.

Sunday School

Sunday Mornings | 9:15 AM

Sunday School is a great place to get to know develop relationships with people in the same life stages. Canterbury offers 22 adult Sunday school possibilities. Feel free to visit different classes to find the one that fits you.

For more information on these and other Sunday School classes, please click the button above.

For help finding an adult Sunday school class, contact Valerie Boyd at 205.874.1523 or valerie.boyd@canterburyumc.org.

Small Groups

Various Times Throughout the Week

Canterbury United Methodist Church offers a wide variety of small groups throughout the week to enrich the lives of our church members and community. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and stress-free place where individuals have the opportunity to grow spiritually, meet new people, make new friends, and learn something new. We believe that we are all on this journey together and that collectively we are stronger and can encourage one another to refocus our lives on what is truly important.

To learn more about these, and other, small groups, click the button above.

If you're interested in joining a small group, contact Valerie Boyd at 205.874.1523 or valerie.boyd@canterburyumc.org.

Areas of ministry

For more information on any of the areas of ministry below, contact Valerie Boyd at 205.874.1523 or valerie.boyd@canterburyumc.org.

Legacy Luncheon

Join your church family in fellowship on the fourth Tuesday each month for entertainment and guest speakers.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group

If you seek advice or support on your journey, join us Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Classroom, M226.

Knit Wits

Knitting and prayer come together on the first and third Tuesday each month. In Knit Wits, our ladies knit shawls and pray for people in need.


Men's Group

Connect with your fellow Canterbury Men for our lunch events throughout the year - good food, good fellowship.

Bible Studies

If you are looking for a deep dive into scripture, we offer several Bible studies throughout the year.

Lunch Trips and Outings

Hit the road with us as we explore a new locale for food and fun each month.



At Encore, your loved one going through early-to-moderate-stage dementia will have the opportunity to experience a full day of fun activities while you enjoy a day of rest. Click here for more information.

Food and Friends

Put your favorite casserole recipe to use by providing meals to those in need.Whether you want to cook or deliver the meals, this is a meaningful ministry to get involved with. 

Engage Topics on Aging

Get the latest information on various aging topics every quarter from professionals throughout the Birmingham area.


Beeson Forum on Aging

The aging process is full of difficult questions. Whether you are an aging adult seeking information and inspiration, or you are a professional caretaker needing education and training, this conference is here to help. Mark your calendar for the second Saturday of August to attend.

Canterbury Fitness

Members looking for a well-rounded workout planned to meet their needs have the opportunity to join a qualified fitness instructor in aerobic exercise Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., in the Crawford Owen Classroom.

Homebound Communion

If you or someone you love is unable to come to church, please let Canterbury bring Holy Communion to you. Communion is a reminder of our eternal connection to God’s love, grace, and peace - no matter where we may be


Valerie Boyd
Director of Mature Adults
valerie.boyd@canterburyumc.org | 205.874.1523