Route 55

A Ministry for Adults 55+

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Orchard Hill recognizes the unique challenges for adults ages 55 & better to stay actively connected in a church that continues to grow and change at an amazing pace.

ROUTE 55 is Orchard Hill's senior adult ministry, offering regular social, service & spiritual growth opportunities throughout the year. Our purpose is to encourage adults to receive Christ, grow spiritually and to utilize their gifts and experience in active Christian outreach to people of all ages.

ROUTE 55 is led by Jean Gedlinske, along with a volunteer leadership team. The leadership team typically meets on the first Monday of each month at 1:00 pm at the church.

Summer Opportunities

BBQ Potluck on the Big House Lawn
Sunday, June 4 / 5pm. Grilled burgers and chicken will be provided. Bring a lawn chair and a side, a salad or a dessert to share.

CR Kernels Baseball Day Trip
Monday, June 12 / 12:05pm game. Tickets: $11. Meet @ 9:45am to carpool from OHC.

Roundabout Training (Followed by lunch)
Tuesday, June 20 / 10:30am / OHC Room 109. Learn the “ins & outs” of roundabouts. We’ll go for lunch at Village Inn following the program.

Summer Movie Night in the Sanctuary
Sunday, July 9 / 5pm. Hidden Figures (2016). Hotdogs will be served before the show.

New Providence Hardware Community Breakfast
Monday, July 10 / Depart from OHC @ 7:15am. Have breakfast in the oldest hardware store in Iowa! Cost: Donation. Optional stops in Grundy Center on the way home (New OHC church, Friends Studio Boutique, and Trinket & Togs Thrift Store)

Annual Birthday Party… State Fair theme! Join us for an evening of good food, fun activities & lots of laughter. 
Thursday, August 24 / 6pm / Commons. Join us for supper, cake & ice cream and plenty of laughs. Our most “creative” event of the year!

Regular Monthly Activities

Hiking Club Explore a different park each month.

  • Jun 7—Pine Lake State Park (Eldora)
  • Jul 5 –Union Grove State Park (Gladbrook)
  • Aug 2—Palisades & Trout Run (Decorah)
  • Sep 6—Lake Macbride & Coralville Reservoir
  • Oct 4—Motor Mill & Osborne Trail (Elkader)

Ladies Lunch Bunch
Meets @ 11:30am on 2nd Wednesday of each month (Restaurant varies)

Men’s Breakfast
Meets @ 8:30am on 3rd Tuesday of each month (Gravy’s Diner / 4129 University Ave)

Sign up for these events in the Rt55 Binder at the Welcome Centers.

Need more information?

Contact Jean Gedlinske at jgedlinske@orchardhillchurch.org.

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