WARSAW — Not Easily Broken Ministries is hosting their first Couple’s Night Out on Monday, Aug. 29. The event will give couples the opportunity opportunity to join several other couples for a scavenger hunt, dinner and a movie.
“We wanted to do something fun and unique in Warsaw, so the scavenger hunt idea came to mind and it grew from there,” said Paul Morales, director of couples services.
The evening will start at 5:30 with the scavenger hunt. Couples will be sent out into the Warsaw and Winona Lake area to solve clues and gather prizes. The scavenger hunt will involve couples working together as a unit to strengthen their relationship and have fun at the same time.
“I grew up in a huge youth group and we did epic scavenger hunts a few times a year,” said Carly Morales, director of family services. “I love the competition and strategy, those are some of my favorite memories. I think the hunt will be a lot of fun!”
After the hunt, couples will return to North Pointe Cinemas for dinner. Chicago Doghouse will be catering the picnic style dinner. While everyone eats, a couple that has worked with Not Easily Broken Ministries will share their experience.
After dinner, couples will be getting the VIP treatment while North Pointe Cinemas closes one of their theatres for the fundraiser. Couples will get to watch Ben-Hur, a remake of the classic Charlton Heston movie from the 1950s.The movie tells the story of a man out for vengeance after being betrayed by his adopted brother who is radically altered by his experiences meeting Jesus Christ.
“I love everything about going to the movies, especially in a community context with other people,” said Paul. “So getting to share that with a theater full of people who believe in what Not Easily Broken is doing in our community is going to be awesome.”
The money raised by the event will go toward the start up costs for Not Easily Broken Ministries. But the night is about more than just raising money.
“We want them to have fun, enjoy the date night out, but we hope that between the friendly competition, dinner and movie we can connect people to each other and grow community,” said Paul. “We also hope to raise awareness about the services we provide.”
Today, Monday, Aug. 22 is the last day for couples to register for the event. Couples can go online to register. There is also the option to donate to the night for couples who want to participate but can’t afford the cost.