Mature Ministries

The Mature Ministries Program has many interesting lectures, trips, and conversations that you are invited to join! Our monthly gathering is a lunch and learn that we call “Lunch and Learn.” If you are 60 and up and are not getting our email news update, email Lisa Haddrill at

Lunch and Learn

"Visit" Greenfield Village

November 12 at Noon - Mature Ministries “visits” Greenfield Village on November 12 at noon via Zoom ( We welcome Jim Johnson, Director, Greenfield Village and Curator, Historic Structures & Landscapes, as he presents ”A Half-Century in the Making: The Magic Behind Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village.” What we know and love today as Holiday Nights did not spontaneously appear in 2000. This beloved holiday event has evolved and grown based on many experiences and inspirations from decades of Greenfield Village “Christmases past,” and the work of many talented people. We know that the ability to transport our guests to a different time and place is most powerful after dark as the modern world that constantly pushes closer to our borders can be temporarily pushed away. When all is said and done, Greenfield Village provides the most perfect “set” upon which to bring the past alive. With over 300 years of history represented, the possibilities are endless – a world in which Charles Dickens’s, A Christmas Carol, and It’s a Wonderful Life can seamlessly collide. A place where a small town from the distant past reawakens for several hours on December evenings, bringing forth the magic of the holiday season. Join Jim Johnson for an exploration of the magic behind Holiday Nights.

Payments, Cancellations, & Refunds

A $10 deposit is required to guarantee your spot. Deposits are non-refundable. All final owed monies for these Mature Ministry trips – for travel, meals and programs– are due 30 days before the trips take place. Refunds are only possible if it is 72 hours or more before the event AND if another member can be found to take your place. Otherwise, your deposits and payments are forfeited.