Gathering of the Single Saints 2023 - our annual Presidents Day Weekend 5-DAY EVENT!

Gathering of the Single Saints 2023

Thursday, Feb 16

through

Monday, Feb 20
2023

Time:

5:00 pm

Location:

Meadows Stake Center
3200 N Mustang St.
Las Vegas , NV 89108

What it is:

It’s our annual Presidents Day Weekend 5-DAY EVENT!

This year is our 4th annual (minus 2021 Covid) gathering of LDS Single Adults age 31+. It’s an EXCITING time to meet new friends and reacquaint with old ones in Fabulous Las Vegas! We will have dinners, dances, service projects, great speakers, fireside, games, various wholesome activities, and a hike in the beautiful Red Rock Canyon. You don’t want to miss this 5-day event. Register early to take advantage of the discounted price.

Here’s just some of what we have planned for you…

  • Group Activities & Mixers!
  • Temple Sessions!
  • Dances!
  • Service Projects!
  • Speakers!
  • Firesides!
  • Hikes!
  • Surprises!

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Registration | Schedule | Speakers | Service Project | Entertainment | Fireside

This event is for all Single Adults 31 years and up. Of course, we expect attendees to strictly follow Church standards.

Learn more about this special event, its history, & why we’re doing it for YOU by clicking here.

REGISTRATION SIGN UP

Reserve your spot for this event by making your contribution of support…

Full Event Registration

No full registration at the door 
Only $40 gets you in to this great weekend if you register now. Don’t wait until the last minute! We need a headcount way in advance of the start of the weekend event.

  • Price is $40 if you register between now and February 10th at midnight
  • Price will be $45 if you register between February 11th and 14th

Register now by making your payment via Venmo:

@Leslie-Roth-2 Memo: Single Saints Vegas, your name, city and state, email address & phone number

A La Cart Registration

9pm $10Friday Dance only may be paid in cash at the door or via Venmo @Leslie-Roth-2 memo:Friday Dance, your name, email, phone number, city and state

8:30pm $10 Saturday Dance only may be paid in cash at the door or via Venmo @Leslie-Roth-2 memo:Saturday Dance, your name, email, phone number, city and state

SPEAKERS

We’ve lined up 2 great speakers for Saturday…

Bruce W. Hansen

Bruce W. Hansen

CES Teacher and Institute Director

Bruce W. Hansen has been teaching in the Church Educational System for 40 years and currently serves as the Las Vegas Institute Director.

Brother Hansen is an experienced Church history tour director and has led tours throughout Mesoamerica. In his younger years Brother Hansen taught and directed EFY for 21 years and coauthored several EFY books. He is a basketball enthusiast and enjoys a game of tennis or golf or ping pong whenever possible…in addition to whatever the grandchildren want to play.

He went to college at BYU; CSUF (Fullerton), California; and UNLV, getting his Master’s in Counseling and Educational Psychology.

Brother Hansen served a mission in Frankfurt, Germany, while his future wife, Leanne, was serving in Paris, France. He served about 7 years as bishop and later as 1st counselor in the Las Vegas Stake Presidency. In high school Brother Hansen worked for Six Flags as a dancing bear and a Samurai warrior.

Brother Hansen is the narrator for the book, “Wheelz” written by Steve Fotheringham about Steve’s wheelchair athlete son Aaron.

Bruce and Leanne have 5 married children all of whom have served missions somewhere in the world. The Hansen’s are currently blessed with 17 grandchildren and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Jayna Miller

Jayna Miller

Family Relationships Expert

Jayna Miller began her career in 2006 at a therapeutic boarding school for adolescent girls, where she pioneered a psycho-educational boundaries group. Since that time, she has had the opportunity of working with children and youth in foster care, Head Start, and behavioral non-public schools.

She also served for 15 years in various roles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Young Women’s Program. These experiences reinforced to her the importance of teaching boundary development to establish healthy relationships.

Recently, Jayna finished her Bachelors of Science from BYU-Idaho in Marriage and Family Services, where she created a Family Life Education Seminar teaching youth and young adults how to set, keep, and protect their boundaries. Jayna is passionate about this subject and believes that healthy boundaries create healthy relationships.

Jayna has been married for almost 20 years, and has a daughter (9) and a son (1). She is also an artist who uses paper medium to create sculptures inspired by her love of hiking and the natural world.

FIRESIDE

Judy and Frank Wareham

Join us as we spend Sunday Evening with Judy and Frank Wareham

Brother and Sister Wareham have lived in Las Vegas for almost 25 years. They own a small jewelry store, and live in the Westcliff Ward, Las Vegas Stake.

They both served as representatives for the Singles while Frank was a high counselor a few years ago.

Frank served a mission in Canada’s mostly French-speaking province of Quebec. Frank is a counselor in their ward’s Elders Quorum. They serve as Ordinance Workers at the Las Vegas Temple.

SERVICE PROJECT

San Miguel Community Garden

San Miguel Community Garden

3939 Bradley Rd. 89130

Help weed, harvest, clean the garden. They have shovels and gloves but bring your own if you prefer. Don’t forget your sun screen, hat, water.
San Miguel Community Garden

ENTERTAINMENT

Enjoy an Evening of MAGIC with Vegas Magician David Ren Jenkins!

You won’t believe your eyes! David, a top corporate entertainer and motivational speaker, will dazzle us Saturday night with acts of levitation, disappearance and Houdini-esc escapes! We’ll also see up-close slight-of-hand tricks sure to leave us baffled.

Don’t miss this show!

DANCE INSTRUCTION

Before the Dance on Friday with Professional Instructor Jennifer Williamson!

Jennifer Williamson

Jennifer studied dance at both UNLV and BYU. She taught dance at Arthur Murray Dance studio, Bunker dance center, and a local charter school. She’s currently active as a competitive ballroom dancer.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(Please check back often for the latest updates to this schedule!)

Thursday February 16

5pm –  Temple Session – appointment is not necessary but advised in case of great attendance

7pm –  No host dinner at the Olive Garden at 80 No. Nellis Blvd 89110

Friday February 17

Day time activities – check with your group for start time
Free options:

  • Play pickleball and/or hike – Lone Mountain Discovery Park at 4445 No. Jensen. Bring your own paddles/balls. The hike is moderate
  • Photo op at the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign
  • Bellagio Hotel atrium and gelato – locals park for free for the first 3 hours or park free across the street at the Miracle Mile Shops

Paid options:

  • Old Vegas Mormon Fort –  $3
  • Neon Museum – General Admission $20
  • Mob Museum – General Admission $29.95

5 pm – Registration at the church building – doors are closed until 5pm

Activities before dinner:

  • Get to know you Bingo
  • Karaoke
  • Photo booth
  • Board Game Room

7pm – Catered Dinner

8:15pm – 9pm –  Dance instruction by Jennifer Williamson

9pm – 12 Dance

Saturday February 18

10am – 12pm Service Project – San Miguel Community Garden at 3939 Bradley Rd. 89130. They have garden gloves but bring your own if you wish, sun screen, hat, water.

12pm – no host lunch at the group’s preferred restaurant

4pm – 5pm Speaker Bruce Hansen “Hope in the Plan of Redemption “

5:10pm – 6:10pm Speaker Jayna Miller “Setting Boundaries”

6:30 – Catered Dinner

7:15 – Magician David Jenkins

8:30 – 11:30 Dance

Sunday February 19

Sacrament Meeting – please attend your ward sacrament meeting. For our visiting friends from out of state, please join your local friends for sacrament or use the Church’s Meetinghouse Locator

7pm – Fireside – Speaker Frank Wareham “Becoming the Light”

8pm – Refreshments and Mingle

Monday February 20

9am – Red Rock Canyon hike

12pm – Meet for lunch (TBD)

(Please check back often for the latest updates to this schedule!)

Additional Activities

Details of linger-longers and after parties coming soon!

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This special 5-day event is not sponsored by the Church but is supported by the Meadows Stake.

Please share the news of this BIG EVENT and invite all your single friends!

Event last updated: February 2, 2023 9:14 am PST

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