The Merry Methodists are a group of adults who meet on a regular basis to share God’s love, enjoy Christian fellowship, inspirational programs, and different activities covering a wide range of interests. They are a diverse, friendly, and fun group of people consisting of Church members and their constituents, married couples, singles, and winter residents.
The Merry Methodists enjoy day trips to various Florida attractions, concerts, theatre, an annual weeklong trip out of state or a cruise, and lunches at different restaurants. Occasionally, the Merry Methodist offers a “Mystery Trip.” The locations of these trips are never announced until the bus arrives at the scheduled destination. The events are fun, interesting, and educational. A picnic at the beach is held each spring at the North Jetties in Nokomis. A business/luncheon meeting is held annually to elect officers. The program runs from September through April.
Popular destinations for our annual week-long trips have included visits to Atlanta, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, St. Simon Island, Savannah, Charleston, Branson, and Myrtle Beach. We have taken cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, Alaska, and the Panama Canal. The Merry Methodists have also visited our United Methodist Conference Centers at Simpsonwood in Georgia, and Lake Junaluska in North Carolina. Two of our biggest adventures included a tour of seven New England States to see the fall leaves and a tour of several Western National Parks in the United States.
Merry Methodist Travel Reservation Policies
Full payment made upon reservation for all day trips. Down payments are required upon reservation for multiple-day trips or cruises. Refunds for cancellations will not be given on day trips. Refunds for cancellations will not be given on down payment of extended trips or cruises unless individual has purchased cancellation insurance with the travel company. Individual may re-sell ticket or seat to another person if cancellation is necessary, but Merry Methodists cannot be held responsible for re-selling or refunding cost of a trip.