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Young & Energetic At Heart

Senior Ministries is offered through an active “Young and Energetic at Heart” (YEAH) group
which meets monthly for fun activities, as well as four day trips each year.
    2018’s YEAH Events & Motor Coach Trips!
    Please sign up with Rich for any of these trips.  Please only sign up if you are definitely planning on going.  Please do not simply sign up to “save a spot”
    should you decide to go!  No deposit is requested at time of sign-up, however payment in full is requested 30 days in advance.

    Thursday, January 25                                                                        9:30 and 1:00 movies                
    Movie Day!
    Enjoy two uplifting movies with a potluck in between.
    9:30 a.m.  “Hidden Figures”
    1:00 p.m. Movie to be announced
    Come for the morning movie, the afternoon movie, or both!
    Price: Free!        Please bring a dish or two to share; beverages & table service will be provided

    Monday, February 12 through Wednesday, February 21
    Trip to Dallas, Texas

    Wednesday, March 28                        2:00-4:00 p.m.                Easter Party
    Come join together as we host a wonderful Easter party for the residents at Resthave Home!  Spend an afternoon having fun, fellowship, refreshments and
    prizes as we celebrate Easter with our brothers and sisters who are residing at Resthave.  More details will be presented, but please mark your calendars as we
    enjoy this event together!
    Price: Free!

    Wednesday, April 18:                        Depart: 10:45 a.m.                Return: approx. 5:30 p.m.
    Circa 21 for “Rise Up, O Men”—the newest Church Basement Ladies!
    “Rise Up O Men” is a brand new musical featuring the men of the church and your favorite church basement ladies who serve them. As these hard-working
    farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and the benefits of solder vs weld, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen. But that’s what happens when
    you let roosters in the hen house! Rise Up, O Men! shows us a couple of days in the life of a small rural Lutheran church circa 1964.  This show maintains the
    same light-hearted, folksy humor and witty songs, with sprinkles of sweetness, that has been the hot dish of this series Mavis, Karin, and Vivian are back in
    the kitchen frowning just a bit at the presence of the men. Turns out the kitchen needs a little fixing up, and there seems to be something wrong with the
    furnace. Pastor Gunderson is joined by Karin’s husband, Elroy Engelson, and handyman, Carl. We also have an appearance of an elderly Arlo to throw a little
    more confusion into the chaos of men in the kitchen. Between Mavis’ hot flashes, Karin’s missing mother’s ring, and Vivian’s annoyance at having men in the
    kitchen, more than the coils in the old refrigerator/freezer need to be aired out. The pastor has aspirations about being a comedian, but all of his jokes go down
    the toilet. Karin is feeling the pangs of seeing her daughter go off to college, and the Lutherans need to get their act together for the talent show.
    Price: $75.00 includes motor coach, lunch, show, dessert of choice, and all tips

    Wednesday, May 23                        Depart: 7:30 a.m.                        Return at 6:30 p.m.       
    Collingsworth Family at Fireside!!
    Excitement, spiritual anointing, family emphasis, and musical excellence are what you’ll find in a Collingsworth Family concert. Phil and Kim’s ministry began
    in college where Phil earned a degree in Sacred Music studying Trumpet and Music Education and Kim arranged music for her school’s traveling performing
    groups.  Since their first engagement together as musicians in 1986 until now, their ministry has flourished into a full-time venture that involves their entire
    family.  Persistent attention to cutting-edge arranging, musical excellence and proper spiritual emphasis are the keys to their God given success.  An inspiring
    concert by the Collingsworth Family includes both award-winning vocal and instrumental music that is certainly a treat for all ages.  They have received
    numerous awards and honors throughout the Gospel industry.  Through it all, their purpose remains to give the talent God has loaned them back to their
    Creator as a sacrifice of praise!
    Price: $84.00 per person includes Fireside’s famous Fish & Chicken Buffet,  concert, motor coach and drivers tip

    Mon-Thurs, August 6-9                Depart Monday at 7:30 a.m.           Return Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
    Mini-trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

    Monday will be a travel day as we head to the Cincinnati, OH suburb of Florence, KY where we will stay at the Hyatt Place Hotel for our three night
    adventure.  After checking in, we will go to a nearby restaurant to enjoy our evening meal together.

    On Tuesday we will visit the state-of-the-art Creation Museum.  This amazing facility allows you to venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits,
    botanical gardens, planetarium, petting zoo and much more. This 75,000-square-foot facility has welcomed over 2.5 million guests since opening in Petersburg,
    Kentucky. Walk through biblical history as you explore the stunning Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark, and the Tower of Babel. Finish your tour by watching one
    of our theater productions, The Last Adam.  That night we will enjoy a beautiful sunset dinner cruise on the Cincinnati Belle as a perfect end to our fun day.

    Wednesday will be spent at the Ark Encounter which features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet
    long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is the largest timber frame structure in the
    world, built from standing dead timber, in part by skilled Amish craftsmen. The Ark is an architectural and engineering wonder containing three decks of world-
    class exhibits.  

    On Thursday we travel home, stopping for a good meal enroute to Morrison.  We will leave the hotel at 9:00 a.m. and plan to be home by 5:00 p.m.

    Price: $600.00 inclusive: hotel, motor coach, admissions, meals and activities

    Tuesday, September 18                Depart:                         Return:
    Surprise, surprise…everything is a surprise!!
    Price: $75.00 per person includes everything!

    Wednesday, October 10                Depart: 10:45 a.m.                  Return: 5:30 p.m.
    Circa 21: “Mama Won’t Fly!”
    An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to
    California in time for her brother's wedding. Savannah's problem: Mama won't fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter
    has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama's vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily
    conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: a bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her
    future in-laws, is convinced that traveling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the
    journey begins and comedic chaos ensues. Every conceivable—and inconceivable—mishap that can occur does, including the theft of their car, a near-fatal
    encounter at an underwear museum, a mad dash across the desert in a hijacked eighteen-wheeler and a riotous detour to Vegas. In a surprising and
    heartwarming resolution, they forge an exciting new path for their own relationship and welcome Hayley into their delightfully wacky family.
    Price: $75.00 includes motor coach, lunch, show, dessert of choice and tips

    Thursday, November 20                        1:00-3:00 p.m.                Thanksgiving Party
    Come join together as we host a wonderful Thanksgiving party for the residents at Windsor Manor!  Spend an afternoon having fun, fellowship, refreshments
    and prizes as we celebrate Thanksgiving with our brothers and sisters who are residing at Windsor Manor.  More details will be presented, but please mark
    your calendars as we enjoy this event together!
    Price: Free!

    Saturday, December 1                        Depart:  9:30 a.m.                Return:  approx. 9:00 p.m.          
    Moody College and Church’s “Wonders of Christmas” Candlelight Carols
    The Christmas season is full of epiphanies. Don’t miss this year’s production of Candlelight Carols, a favorite Christmas tradition produced by the Moody Bible
    Institute Music Department in Chicago, IL.  Held at the historic Moody Church, choirs, orchestra and the mighty organ, through story and song, explore these
    moments when the message of Christmas broke through into our world. Join us for Candlelight Carols 2017: Wonders of Christmas! We will stop at DeKalb
    Oasis enroute to Chicago for lunch on own.  Following the 2 p.m. matinee concert, we will travel down Michigan Avenue and State Street to see the beautiful
    lights of Chicago before enjoying a wonderful dinner on the way back to Morrison.
    Price: $89.00: includes motor coach, concert ticket, dinner enroute home and all tips

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