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If you have questions regarding any of these events please contact
Shirley Lautenbach at 299-3584, Don Lautenbach at 901-2170, or

*Member Event refund policy* - Important cancellation information listed at the bottom of the page.



Monday October 6, 2014, ArtPrize- FULL- Waitlist only- call 526-8777.

Join us for an exciting day for our 4th Annual event. We will start the day at Calvin at 9:00 A.M. and return at approximately 4:00 P.M. Several venues will be visited including the top 10 announced the previous weekend. Coffee, donuts, and a delicious lunch will round out our day. Cost for the day: $65. Questions call Glenda or Carl Welmers 243-6431.


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Wednesday and Thursday, October 15 & 16, 2014, Fall Retreat at The Shack

“The Shack” a country bed and breakfast nestled on 100 acres of woods on the lovely Robinson Lake will be the location of our fall retreat. Rev. John DeVries will be our speaker.
Opportunity will be given forexcellent presentations, challenging learning, great fellowship, good food, games, hiking, sitting on a covered porch or relaxing by the lake. At night we will enjoy the famous “Banana Splits” served at “The Shack.”

Cost - $89.00 for double occupancy, add $35 for single occupancy( Questions – call. Shirley Lautenbach. 299-3584)

The Shack

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Friday, October 24, 2014, Cell Block 7 and the Ella Sharp Museum

The Cell Block 7 museum is a new and unique site located within an active working prison system. Cell Block 7, in the Jackson, Michigan penitentiary, is a representation of life as an incarcerated inmate at what was once the largest prison in the world. We will receive an overview of operations and exhibits followed by a self guided tour exploring all areas of the cell block. The tour will be very interesting and informative. After lunch at the Knight’s Steak House and Grill, we will visit the Ella Sharp Museum. At the Ella Sharp museum we will enjoy the tour of the elegantly furnished 19th century farmhouse and experience the Dibble one- room farmhouse, Eli Stilson’s log house and the Merriman-Sharp Tower Barn. There are six galleries that feature exhibits of art and other interesting collections. Cost is $65.00. This includes deluxe
bus, all admission costs and lunch.


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Wednesday, November 13, 2014, Dutch America Heritage Tour

Based on his three new books, Dr.Bob Swierenga, will narrate our trip into history and will take us to
informative and historical spots in the Holland area. Some of the places we will visit are Pillar
church, Keppel Village, VanRaalte family graves, Old Wing Indian Mission, Dekker Huis Museum, New Groningen school, historic1851 Steketee House and other historical spots.We will enjoy lunch at The Chapel at Noel.
Cost - $65.00 Includes coffee and rolls, lunch, bus and all admission fees.


Dekker Huis Museum

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Monday, January 6, 2015, January Series Brunch

Dr. Paul Marshall- "The Global Assault on Christians"

According to the Pew Research Center, Newsweek, and the Economist among others, Christians are the world's most widely persecuted religious group and yet many Westerners are unaware that so many followers of Christ live under governments and among people who are often openly hostel to their faith. They think martyrdom became a rarity a long time ago. Dr. Marshall will offer a glimpse at the modern-day life of Christians worldwide and provide insight on the global pattern of increasing violence. Dr. Marshall is highly qualified on this subject. He is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom in Wash DC; a distinguished senior fellow at the Institute for the study of Religion at Baylor University; a senior fellow at the Leimens Institute; and visiting fellow at the graduate school of the State Islamic University. He is the author of twenty books on religion, politics, and religious freedom.
Cost - $18.00 Includes brunch, busing to CFAC and reserved seating for the January Series lecture presentation.

January Series Brunch

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If you have questions regarding any of these events please contact
Shirley Lautenbach at 299-3584 or Don Lautenbach at 901-2170. The email to use is

*Member Event refund policy*
For half-day events: no refund

For one-day events:
50% refund will be issued for a cancellation made 25 days or more before event;
25% refund will be issued for a cancellation made 16-24 days before event.
No refund will be issued 1-15 days before event.

For multiple-day trips:
No refund of deposit.
50% refund will be issued for a cancellation made 16-30 days before event.
No refund for a cancellation made 1-15 days before event.