Sheahan's Senior Safaris

Sheahan’s senior safaris (S3)

The senior adult trip series at Christ Church

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We are excited to announce a new Senior Adult Ministry program, Sheahan’s Senior Safaris (S3), honoring the memory of Michael F. Sheahan, who served for many years as the chair of the Senior Adult Ministry at Christ Church. One of Mike’s greatest passions was providing opportunities for seniors to enjoy monthly get-togethers, which included lunches and entertainment or tours to places of local interest. Sheahan’s Senior Safaris recognizes his gifts of service and leadership to Christ Church.

Co-chaired by Dick and Ellen Cockrell, Sheahan’s Senior Safaris features short day trips, both locally and out-of-town, on Christ Church vans. Participants are responsible for admission fees, if applicable, and for cost of lunch. Tours depart from and return to Seabrook Hall. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and may be made with Libby Shackelford at (901) 261-2167 or

Brochures are available at Seabrook Desk.

2019 Trips

Tuesday, March 5 (subject to change)
Orpheum Tour

9 a.m. departure from Seabrook Hall
Return to Seabrook Hall by 2 p.m.
Cost: $10 + lunch (restaurant TBD)
Born in 1890 at the corner of Main & Beale, the Grand Opera House, now known as the Orpheum, was the classiest theatre outside of New York City. Revitalized in 1977, 1984, and 2015, the Orpheum’s mission is to enhance the communities it serves by utilizing the performing arts to entertain, educate, and enlighten while preserving the historic Orpheum Theatre itself and the Halloran Centre.

Friday, April 5
Oxford, MS: Rowan Oak Visit

9 a.m. departure from Seabrook Hall
Return to Seabrook Hall by 3 p.m.
Cost: $5 + lunch at The Beacon
In 1930, William Faulkner purchased The Bailey Place, a primitive Greek revival house sitting on four acres of hardwood and cedar. Faulkner renamed it Rowan Oak after the rowan tree, a symbol of security and peace. It was the family home until his death in 1962. In 1972, daughter Jill sold it to the University of Mississippi as a place to learn about her father and his work.

Thursday, May 2 | National Day of Prayer
Collierville, TN: Morton Museum of Collierville History and Bible Museum

9 a.m. departure from Seabrook Hall
Return to Seabrook Hall by 2 p.m.
Cost: $4 + lunch at the Silver Caboose
After a walking tour of Town Square, peruse the Morton Museum, housed in an 1870’s church building. Renovations have transformed it into a Collierville historic treasure. After lunch, visit the Bible Museum’s collection of archaeologically significant artifacts. The museum endeavors to spark a sense of awe and wonder around the Biblical narrative that inspires confidence in the authenticity of Scripture.

Thursday, June 13
Cannon Center: Memphis Quartet Show

4:30 p.m. departure from Seabrook Hall
Return to Seabrook Hall by 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 + concession stand snacks
The 7th annual Memphis Quartet Show features the LeFevre Quartet, Blackwood Brothers, Bibletones, Kingsmen, and the original Dove Brothers Quartet reunion. With acoustics second to none, comfortable seating, and awesome views of the stage, the Cannon Center is a perfect venue for gospel music. Come join us for an evening of gospel music, reminiscent of the 1950’s all-night singings in the South Hall.

Friday, September 13
Clarksdale, MS: Delta Blues Museum

9 a.m. departure from Seabrook Hall
Return to Seabrook Hall by 3 p.m.
Cost: $8 + $15 lunch at Ground Zero Blues Club
Located in the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Passenger Depot, the museum exists to collect, preserve, and provide public access to and awareness of the blues. Along with holdings of significant blues-related memorabilia, the museum collects art portraying the blues tradition. After that, enjoy a rolling tour of Clarksdale before returning to Memphis.

Thursday, October 3
Memphis International Airport/FedEx Tour

7:15 a.m. departure from Seabrook Hall
Return to Seabrook Hall by 1 p.m.
Cost: No charge + lunch at Leonard’s BBQ
Spend an hour in a classroom learning about the Memphis International Airport, including current construction, stats on passenger and flight counts, and our standing since losing hub status. Then take an escorted bus tour of the FedEx complex, including rolling through its current fleet before seeing the Air National Guard complex and hearing about future airport expansion. Continental breakfast served.

Friday, November 8
Alamo, TN: Tennessee Safari Park

9 a.m. departure from Seabrook Hall
Return to Seabrook Hall by 3 p.m.
Cost: $12 + lunch at the Old Country Store
Located on the Hillcrest farm and owned by the Conley family since 1858, Claude Sr. and his two sons decided in 2007 to showcase rare and endangered species and bring a top tourist attraction to West Tennessee. You will ride through the park to see and feed animals from around the world. Stroll through the 20-acre zoo area and see primates, birds, tapirs, foxes, cranes, the petting zoo, and more.