Little Flock will have a lot of wild activities this week

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By Mary Barczak

 Even though summer is coming to an end, there’s lots more fun to be had at Adventure Weekend at Little Flock Baptist Church.

The church is located at 5515 N Preston Hwy in Shepherdsville.

A lot of the events will feature well-known speaker Jay Lowder who puts on these adventure weekends across the country, said Mark Vincent, who is the director of Adventure Weekend.

He said he thought holding this event would be beneficial to Little Flock because it would give its members a chance to share their faith and introduce people to their church. It’s also a free event that families can come out and enjoy, Vincent said.

The adventure begins on Sept. 12 with Extreme Student Night from 6 to 8 p.m. It is open to students in sixth to 12th grade.

There will games, music, prizes such as a 50 inch TV and a voucher for the new Xbox One and free food, said Associate Highschool Minister James Witmyer. Students will have the chance to pick which team they think will win the Bazooka Ball Championships that night and if they guess correctly then they will win a $5 gift card to Sub Zero, a sandwich shop.

Two bands will also perform. One is made up of church members who will be performing music using iPads and the other band is called Brotherman.

“It’s going to be very high energy and a cool experience,” Witmyer said.

Lowder will also address the students at about 7:30 p.m. about challenging themselves.

The next night, Sept. 13, will be the women’s dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Tickets are $10. The featured speaker will be Rebecca Alonzo, author of the book, “The Devil in Pew Number Seven.” At a young age she witnessed her father being killed by a parishoner. She will speak about her path to forgiveness, Vincent said.

On Saturday there will be an outdoor expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front parking lot. It will feature a petting zoo, pony rides, jumpys, free food, vendor booths and animal shows.  At 10:15 a.m. there will be a show about underground animals, at 11 a.m. a labrador retriever show  with Hank Hugh of Kingdom Dog Ministries, at 12:15 a.m. a show about snakes and venom awareness and at 1 p.m. another labrador retriever show  with Hugh. Admission to all events is free.

That night there will be the men’s outdoorsmen dinner at 6 p.m. in the gym. Tickets are $10. Lowder, who is an ESPN Outdoors featured writer, will be the speaker and will talk about being an outdoorsman and his life, Vincent said.

The weekend will end with worship services on Sunday at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the gym.

For more information about the events, contact Little Flock at 955-8760.