- Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM CDT
Learn about Baseball Legend turned Evangelist Billy Sunday: one of the most influential evangelists of the twentieth century on this Church History Trip to see some Christian historic sites in Chicago.
We'll leave from Brookfield at 8:00 AM on Saturday and ride in an air conditioned, bathroom-on-board motorcoach to Chicago. We’ll travel to the grave of Billy Sunday, and visit the most impressive collection of Biblical artifacts in the Western Hemisphere - the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. This collection is home to parts of the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, parts of Darius' palaces, bricks from Nebuchadnezzar, and much much more!
After lunch on your own on the Magnificent Mile (maybe at the new Chick Fil A!), we’ll head down to Pacific Garden Mission where we’ll tour “the Old Lighthouse” and watch a live taping of the longest running radio drama in U.S. History - “Unshackled!” They’ll provide a great dinner for us and after the service we’ll return home.
Your ticket will include bus trip from each point to each point. Lunch is not included, but dinner is included in our stop at PGM. Ample free parking is available in Brookfield. No need to worry about gas, tolls, parking, or navigating downtown Chicago - we'll have a nice big 56 passenger motorcoach with air conditioning and a restroom on board. On the trip down, we'll show a 45 minute DVD documentary of Billy Sunday, including the only Billy Sunday motion pictures known to be in existence.
If you want to bring a lunch, we'll have room to store it underneath the bus.
7:30 AM - Load from Brookside Baptist Church - 4470 Pilgrim Road, Brookfield, WI 53005
8:00 AM - Depart Brookside Baptist Church
10:15 AM - Arrive Billy Sunday Grave - 1400 Desplaines Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130
11:00 AM - Depart Billy Sunday Grave
11:30 AM - Oriental Institute Tour - 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
1:00 PM - Leave Oriental Institute
1:30 PM - Arrive for Lunch on your own at Chick-Fil-A / Water Tower
2:30 PM - Leave Water Tower area
3:00 PM - Tour Pacific Garden Mission - 1458 South Canal Street, Chicago, IL 60607
4:30 PM - “Unshackled!” Live Taping
5:30 PM - Dinner provided by PGM
6:30 PM - Praise & Testimony Service at PGM
8:00 PM - Depart Chicago
10:00 PM - Arrive Brookside Baptist Church, Brookfield
When do I need to be there?
We bumped up the time a little bit to make sure we're in good shape all day long... while we can survive delays it will reduce the time we have to tour PGM and that is an exciting tour to see what God is doing there....
If you are meeting at Brookside Baptist Church - 4470 Pilgrim Road, Brookfield, WI 53005 - the bus will be there by 7:30 AM and we will try to leave by 8:00.
Are we supposed to bring a lunch?
You can if you want to, however we'll be stopping at Chick-fil-a in Chicago by the Loyola Water Tower, right near the start of the Magnificent Mile for lunch. There are other food options nearby (including Starbucks), but your lunch is up to you.
Can we leave stuff on the bus during stops?
Yes! We have exclusive use of the bus and you are welcome to leave stuff in your seats or above during the trip.