Gathering of the Single Saints 2024
Las Vegas , NV 89108
What it is:
It’s our annual Presidents Day Weekend 5-DAY EVENT!
This year is our 5th 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!
- Service Projects!
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
Only $45 gets you in this great 5-day event. No full registration at the door, please. We need a headcount for the caterer by February 13th
Please pay via Venmo @Leslie-Roth-2 with your City & State, email address and phone number on the memo field.
A La Cart Registration
9pm $10 Friday Dance only. May be paid in cash at the door or via Venmo @Leslie-Roth-2 with memo: your name, email address, and phone number.
8:30 pm $10 Saturday Dance only. May be paid in cash at the door or via Venmo @Leslie-Roth-2 with memo: your name, email address, and phone number
We’ve got 2 amazing speakers lined up for you this year…
Author, “Zion Rising”
5:10 PM Saturday
Samuel Castor is a compassionate, aggressive bridge builder and mountain mover, who has spent decades in the technology sector and government as an executive and attorney. He has negotiated billions of dollars of intellectual and infrastructure transactions and helped shape legislative and regulatory landscapes. He has resolved hundreds of millions of dollars of litigation and business conflicts and views conflict as an opportunity to collaborate and find solutions.
His professional path includes time in all branches of federal including time under President Bush and President Obama. As an author and speaker (including in his TEDxTalk), he emphasizes how critical the elements of compassion, candor, and collaboration are to our future. He currently teaches the art of negotiation and drafting, at the Boyd School of Law, and runs a law firm offering fractional general counsel services called Lex Tecnica.
After growing up in Mesa, Arizona, then Provo, Utah, Sam attended BYU and graduated in Communications. He met his gorgeous wife when they were both serving as Especially for Youth counselors. He attended Catholic Law School of America in Washington D.C., with an emphasis in Telecom, and graduated Cum Laude. They have five heavenly and gifted children. He enjoys writing, music, and building communities.
Sam has been a seminary teacher, institute teacher, singles ward bishopric member, and presents at conferences, and firesides. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, supports President Nelson as the modern day prophet, seer, and revelator, and believes the Kingdom of God is rich, diverse, and full of valuable disagreement that can be harnessed into creative collaboration, connection, and joy in Christ. Sam loves testifying of how to find a personal restoration and awakening in Christ, the Lord of Lords, and King of Kings – the Redeemer of Zion.
Seminary and Adult Religion Teacher
4:00 PM Saturday
Sister Ewell has been teaching early morning seminary for the last 45 years and loves it. She also teaches two Adult Religion classes.
She and her husband started Latter Day Tours and they take bus loads of youth every year to the church history sites and have for the last 36 years.
She says that the most exciting thing she has ever done was dress up in a modest Wonder Woman outfit and go out to the International Hotel and get on the game show “Let’s Make A Deal”. She was one of the audience members chosen by Monty Hall and ended up winning $1200. They used the money to take their children back east to the church history sites.
She was born in Oakland, California and moved to Detroit, Michigan when she was very young and lived there until she was in the 6th grade. Her father died when she was 8 years old so her mother decided to move the family back to Las Vegas where she grew up.
She graduated from Rancho High School and after waiting for her missionary was married in the St. George Temple. She and Larry are the parents of 8 children; 6 girls and two boys. They have 39 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
On November 25th of 2009 (12 years ago) she lost the love of her life in death, which she says is the hardest trial she’s been through. Her huge family is a great source of joy and peace since his passing.
She lives in the Las Vegas Redrock Stake in the Palo Verde Ward and her motto is “Murmur Not”
Join Us for a Very Special Sunday Fireside with…
Assistant Matron, Las Vegas Nevada Temple
7:00 PM Sunday
Carole Gates and her husband, David, currently serve in the Las Vegas temple presidency.
Carole grew up in the West: New Mexico, Washington, Idaho and California. She met her husband, David, at BYU where she received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature.
She and David lived in Wisconsin for 10 years, but 32 years ago they made the great pilgrimage back to the West with their move to Henderson, NV.
They have 5 children: 3 daughters, 2 sons and 11 grandchildren.
Carole loves the temple, family history, and any church calling that involves teaching.
San Miguel Community Garden
10 AM to Noon Saturday
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.
We start on a spiritual note with a Temple session at the Las Vegas Temple on Thursday.
Then, we kick the fun into high gear with an assortment of…
Group Activities & Mixers!
We’ve got fun things planned for the group all 5 days, but there are plenty of wholesome activities (some free, some paid) you can break off with a smaller group and participate in if that better suits your preference…
- A FREE Dinner with the Singles Thursday Night!
- The Las Vegas Sign!
- Pinball Hall of Fame!
- The Mob Museum!
- The Bellagio Conservatory!
- The Neon Museum!
- Delicious Catered Meals!
- Game Room!
- A Red Rock Canyon Hike!
And of course there’s more…
Check the Schedule below for times, locations and details!
Pinball Hall of Fame
Bring your quarters! Friday morning, the group will be hitting the famous Pinball Hall of Fame… a museum filled with fully-restored vintage pinball and arcade games you can actually play!
Afterwards, we’ll head over to the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign to get this year’s group shot before we take a break for lunch.
Friday will be a fun-filled day for sure with dozens of activities and places to explore with old and new friends before we even open the doors officially at 5pm.
Check the schedule for ideas, and then make your game plan!
Before the Dance on Friday with Professional Instructor 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.
Join Us for an Evening of Music, Smiles, and a Toe-tapping Good Time with…
7:30 PM Saturday
Named “YOUNG ENTERTAINERS OF THE YEAR” 3 times!
Mama’s Wranglers, home-grown professional recording artists, have entertained in Canada, Europe and 49 states!
Since 2001, the Wranglers continue to perform western classics like “Ghost Riders”, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, and other favorites like “La Bamba”, “Kokomo”, etc. Enjoy an array of instruments, 3-part vocal harmonies that only siblings can achieve, charming humor, and amazing clogging that takes the energy level over the top.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(Please check back often for the latest updates to this schedule!)
Thursday February 15
5pm – Temple session 827 Temple View Dr 89110
No appointment necessary but recommended
7 pm – The Sunrise Stake is sponsoring an Olive Garden soup and salad dinner for the Singles age 31+ at the church building at 1825 N Hollywood Blvd 89156
Friday February 16
Day time activities:
- 10am – Play Pickleball – Police Memorial Park – 3250 N Metro Academy Way Las Vegas 89129. Bring your own paddle/balls
- 10am – Pinball Hall of Fame – no entrance fee – a 25,000 sq ft museum with pinballs from the 1950s to the 1990s. Bring your quarters and let’s play! address: 4925 Las Vegas Blvd So.
- 11am – walk across the street and have a group photo in front of the iconic sign Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas.
- 12 noon – lunch at Bellagio Cafe
- 1:30pm – Bellagio Conservatory & Gelato.
Free 3hr parking with NV driver’s license
- Old Vegas Museum
- Neon Museum
- Mob Museum
5pm – registration at the church building on Mustang. Doors will not open until 5pm.
Karaoke, Game room, Get to Know You Bingo activities before dinner
7pm – catered dinner
8pm-9pm – dance instruction by Jennifer Williamson
9pm – dance, karaoke, game room
Saturday February 17
10am-12 noon – Service Project at San Miguel Community Garden. Don’t forget to bring your hat, water, and sunscreen. Bring your own garden gloves if you wish, but they have some at the garden.
3939 Bradley Rd 89130
12:30pm – no-host lunch at Denny’s 4820 W Craig 89031
4pm-5pm – Speaker
5:10pm – 6:10 – Speaker
6:30pm – catered dinner
7:30pm – performance by Mama’s Wranglers
8pm-11:30 – dance, karaoke, game room
Sunday February 18
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
8pm-9pm Linger Longer
Monday February 19
10am Red Rock Canyon hike
Meet at the Best Buy parking lot 10950 West Charleston Blvd 89135
1pm – no host lunch at California Pizza Kitchen 10945 Oval Park Dr in Downtown Summerlin
(Please check back often for the latest updates to this schedule!)
Have questions? Please contact us at [email protected]
Details of linger-longers and after parties coming soon!
This special 5-day event is not sponsored by the Church but is supported by the Meadows Stake.