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4D CHRISTIAN THEATER OPENS AT THE CREATION MUSEUM, DEBUTING POWERFUL SHORT FILM, IN SIX DAYS Film Allows Visitors to be Immersed in Creation, and Experience Genesis 1 As Never Before
PENSACOLA, FL – To celebrate the opening of The Creation Museum’s brand-new, world-class 4D Special Effects Theater, Creation Today has created the short film IN SIX DAYS, a 22-minute animated cut of the award-winning feature film GENESIS: PARADISE LOST.      By combining stunning RealD 3D animation, epic orchestration heard on state-of-the-art sound systems, and special effects that include rumbling seats, strobe lighting, and other surprises, the extraordinary 4D theater takes audiences to an unmatched level of understanding and entertainment.     Creation Museum guests are already raving about the unique cinematic experience of IN SIX DAYS. Donning infrared 3D shutter glasses, viewers are vividly transported to the first 6 days of the universe, making them feel as if they were there: watching plants spring from the ground, planets and stars form in the heavens, the waters bring forth the sea creatures, and Adam and Eve explore the beautify of Eden. Ken Ham, Founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, states, “With the new 4D theater at the museum and other upgrades, I believe our guests will be dazzled by all the new technology. It will greatly help us teach biblical truths, starting with Genesis.”   The full-length, RealD 3D version of the film released on over 1,200 screens last fall and was nominated for 6 top awards, including winning Best Director of a Documentary at the 2018 International Christian Film Festival.  GENESIS: PARADISE LOST and IN SIX DAYS are only a fraction of the many endeavors to fulfill the Creation Today mission: impact the world to KNOW and DEFEND their Creator-GOD!      Eric Hovind, Founder and President of Creation Today, explains, “We saw the opportunity to create an experience that goes far beyond just reading about the creation account in Scripture. The Creation Museum’s 4D theater experience allows a multi-sensory experience that will leave a lasting impact on the viewer. I guarantee you will look at Genesis 1 with new eyes after experiencing IN SIX DAYS!”   GENESIS: PARADISE LOST and IN SIX DAYS are part of Creation Today, a Bible-based 501(c)(3) apologetics ministry committed to excellence and the spread of the Gospel. For the past decade,Creation Today has been on the front lines of the creation vs. evolution controversy, apologetics, and evangelism.   The 4D Special Effects Theater is located at The Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, KY 41080. Tickets and more information can be found at:





Stories Of Death, Loss, Mourning Inspire “Carry On”

Featuring Michael W. Smith On 5-Star Acclaimed Beatitudes Album


“When all hope seems lost, when we can’t fix it, when we are grieving the absence of righteousness and justice, when there is no joy— God is on our side.” – Stu Garrard



Stories found in The Beatitudes Project resonate with the most overwhelming of human emotions. While all humanity has dealt with, or will deal with death, loss, this project reveals the upside-down message of the Beatitudes that God is found in the midst of mourning, and promises to bring comfort.


That message of hope is especially found in the song “Carry On” written by Stu Garrard, Ian Cron and multiple GRAMMY Award-winning, Platinum-selling recording artist Michael W. Smith in the wake of Smith’s father’s death. The song fleshes out Matthew 5:4’s “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”


“I love the chorus of the song: Rolling waves of sorrow, rivers of grief. In the valley of the shadow, I feel you walking with me,” shares Smith who calls his dad one of the greatest men he’s ever known. “When I think about ‘blessed are those who mourn,’ I think about presence. I think about Emanuel, God with us… anybody who’s a God follower, if they were extremely honest with themselves, they probably feel the presence of God in the deepest valley of their lives.”


“There will always be this ache and lack and longing,” adds Garrard of the grand irony of humanness, our need for certainty in a world where it doesn’t really exist. “These are not conditions to be fixed. It’s not about finding a ladder to climb up, but about understanding that God is with us… I hope that this project can lift up some heads and encourage people in all kinds of tough situations to keep going with the realization that God is on their side.”


“Carry On” is featured on The Beatitudes Project 5-star-acclaimed, multi-artist Beatitudes album that has been featured by Entertainment Weekly, Yahoo! Music, Apple Music, CCM Magazine,, National Catholic Reporter, JesusFreakHideout, Christian Musician magazine and many others, and which released to digital and physical retailers worldwide from Stugiology Music with management, marketing and distribution through The Fuel Music.

Michael W. Smith is pictured at The Smoakstack recording studio while recording “Carry On” for Beatitudes.
Pictured is Beatitudes “Carry On” lyrics, as well as artwork by noted musicians/artists Jimmy Abegg and Cory Basil.
The project is also a book, Words From The Hill (An Invitation to the Unexpected) available now from NavPress, and a documentary film, View From the Hill, currently in production. It is the culmination of GRAMMY-nominated, Dove Award-winning musician, producer and author Stu Garrard’s (Stu G) 15-year excavation of these “blessings at the bottom of life.”


In addition to those that mourn, The Beatitudes Project reveals a wide world of connected stories: real people from all faiths and walks of life who embody mercy, poverty, meekness, the hungry and thirsty, the mourners, the peacemakers and the pure in heart—as seen, heard and experienced through a 21st century lens.


Garrard’s own seasons of mourning are chronicled in chapter 2 of the book, “Mourn—The Grief of Change,” where he writes about the untimely death of his friend Joe Cox, his family dog Buddy, and his next-door neighbor. He also writes about a lesson in God’s presence from actor, activist and Catholic Martin Sheen, and about the loss he felt following the end of his band Delirious? in 2009.


“I missed the raw passion, the vision, the sense that we were going somewhere and saying something,” writes Garrard in Words From the Hill. “I missed playing the music we’d written together, and I missed standing alongside Martin [Smith] at the front of the stage, helping to steer a movement with prophetic vision.”


Remarkably, Delirious? lead vocalist Martin Smith joins Garrard to write and record “Holy Troublemakers” for Beatitudes, marking the first time these two have recorded together since their band disbanded.


Other artists featured on the album include Amy Grant (“Morning Light”), Hillsong UNITED (“The View from Here”), Matt Maher (“Oh Mercy”), John Mark McMillan (“Heaven Is Around Us”), Audrey Assad, All Sons & Daughters, Amanda Cook, Propaganda (“Make A Little Trouble”), The Brilliance, Anthony Skinner (“Oh Blessed”), Terrian Bass and Becky Harding. Collectively, these artists have sold more than 62 million records, won 11 Grammy, 90 Dove Awards and amassed dozens of hit songs and millions of followers on social media.


For all the latest news and information regarding The Beatitudes Project, go to, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


About Stugiology Music:

Stugiology Music is a record label formed by Stu Garrard, who is perhaps best-known as the guitarist / songwriter for the RIAA Certified Gold-selling, GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning British band Delirious?. He is also a founding member of One Sonic Society (although no longer with the band) and recorded and released his first solo project in 2013, Of Burdens, Birds, and Stars. When not touring with Michael W. Smith or adding his sonic paint to Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Meredith Andrews, All Sons & Daughters, Amy Grant and many others’ recordings, Garrard is writing, recording, speaking, leading worship and working with JHS on a custom line of guitar pedals. He lives in Nashville with his wife Karen. For all the latest Stu Garrard news and tour information, go to


About The Fuel Music:

Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management Co., LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Tennessee, the Fuel team brings nearly 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award nominated, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at


About NavPress:

The NavPress mission is to advance the calling of The Navigators by bringing biblically rooted, culturally relevant, and highly practical products to people who want to know and love Christ more deeply. Through The Message Bible and other insightful resources, NavPress seeks to bring positive spiritual movement to peoples’ lives. In January 2014, NavPress entered into an alliance with Tyndale House Publishers to strengthen and better position NavPress and its rich content for the future. NavPress provides books and other content that bring spiritual impact, life transformation, and help lead in the mission of making disciples. A NavPress resource published in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., NAVPRESS and the NAVPRESS logo are registered trademarks of NavPress, The Navigators, Colorado Springs, CO.

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family’s “Thy Will” Tops Three Radio Charts This Week

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family’s “Thy Will” 
Tops Three Radio Charts This Week Including The
National Christian Audience, Billboard’s Christian Digital Songs And Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs Charts
Powerful single spends 13th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Digital Songs chart, seventh week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart
Nashville, Tenn. (September 12, 2016) — Hillary Scott & The Scott Family’s “Thy Will” has hit No. 1 on the National Christian Audience chart. Additionally, the single holds the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Christian Digital Songs chart for the 13th consecutive week along with the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart for the seventh week. 

Co-written by Scott, Emily Weisband and Bernie Herms and produced by Herms and Ricky Skaggs, the vulnerable track is the lead single from the faith-based album LOVE REMAINS, which hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart upon its July 29 debut.

“I’m honestly speechless,” said Scott. “Trying to put into words how thankful I am to not only have the chance to do this with my family, but to be embraced the way we have is pretty much impossible. Our hearts are bursting with love for everyone who was a part of helping make this happen and to the fans for taking this journey with us!”

“Thy Will” Official Music Video
LOVE REMAINS continues to impress after a warm reception from fans and critics alike.
“It’s striking — a collection of hymns and contemporary Christian music delivered with extreme polish.” – New York Times

“… a 13-track record that blends down-home southern gospel, country, pop, bluegrass and soul.” – Guideposts

“The music includes contemporary Christian pop and country, along with distinct nods to bluegrass, Southern spirituals and traditional gospel music.” – Associated Press

“The collection benefits from top-notch production by Ricky Skaggs, who helps intertwine a gospel, bluegrass, country and pop combination that’s nothing short of flawless.” – CCM Magazine

“A tenderhearted family collaboration…they are simple songs of faith, both old and new, all affirming that no low valley is without some high hill. Ricky Skaggs’ production gently blends bluegrass and gospel.” – People

“Love Remains is a powerful cross-over album for Hillary Scott that showcases her faith beautifully and leaves no doubt where she stands.” – NewReleaseToday

LOVE REMAINS follows more than 18 million album sales worldwide for Hillary Scott as one-third of the one of the world’s most popular groups, Lady Antebellum. The trio has earned six PLATINUM singles and dubbed ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” three years in a row. For more information on new music and more, visit

The Afters’ Live On Forever Debuts To Warm Welcome From Critics And Fans Alike

Band prepares to hit the road with
Newsboys for Love Riot Tour

Nashville, Tenn. (September 12, 2016) — The Afters’ highly-anticipated fifth studio album Live On Forever is available now, hitting nearly three years after their previous debut, Life Is Beautiful, which made its mark on the Billboard 200.

Already a favorite among critics, reviewers have described Live On Forever as “innovative pop,” saying the music has a “fresh sound and vibe.”

“Live On Forever is enjoyable from start to finish with some of the band’s best work featured in the title track.”New Release Today

“You can expect an amplification of their power pop style and huge, catchy hooks to carry you through the rest of the year.” – CCM Magazine

“This fresh pop sound will likely draw new and old fans together to celebrate the highly anticipated album’s release.”  – Jesus Wired

“The entire album is pure and points directly to God. Live On Forever is truly epic and timeless.”
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“Live On Forever is a beautiful and comforting record. The album’s power certainly lies in the title track, but the songs surrounding are equally as impactful and, moreover, complement the themes of eternity in God’s presence with themes of God’s work on this earth.” The Christian Beat

The Afters

The album’s lead single “Live On Forever” hit top 5 at radio, exciting fans as they got a taste of what to expect from the new record. The band’s current single “Battles” is following in its footsteps, steadily climbing the Christian radio charts.

In support of Live On Forever, The Afters recently performed their new music at Billboard and on Nashville’s WSMV and have discussed the new album with Lifezette, The Church Collective and more.

The Afters Perform Live at Billboard
The Afters Perform at WSMV Nashville
About The Afters
Texas-based, four-piece band The Afters were propelled into the national spotlight with their INO/Sony Music Label Group debut I Wish We All Could Win. The project spawned the swirling, melodic hit “Beautiful Love,” earning the band an enthusiastic following when the song was selected as the theme track for MTV’s “8th and Ocean.” “Beautiful Love” was also the most downloaded track of 2006 on the iTunes ® Inspirational charts and garnered the band an mtvU award. The Afters’ sophomore release Never Going Back To OK (INO/Columbia Records) debuted in the Top 50 on the Billboard Top 200, and proved to be a sensation on the silver screen with “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Dr. Phil,” “Army Wives” (Lifetime) and “Rachael Ray.” The band’s third record Light Up the Sky bolstered two No. 1 radio hits, as well as placements on “The Biggest Loser” (NBC) and “You Deserve It” (ABC). A slew of media including Rolling Stone,, E! News Live, TV Guide, Premiere Radio and more also picked up on covering The Afters. The band released its fourth studio album, Life Is Beautiful in April 2013 via Fair Trade and their fifth studio album, Live On Forever, is available now.

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The Millennial Tour Closes 2016 with Successful Spring Dates

Mobile App and New Documentary Film with Apologetics Teachings to Launch in 2016 and 2017

New Orleans, La. (June 6, 2016) —- The Millennial Tour closed 2016 with very successful dates this spring that included stops in Myrtle Beach, SC, Harrisburg, PA, Normal, IL, Mobile, AL, Coweta, OK and three of the Hawaiian Islands. The tour had over 5,000 in attendance and over 120 Millennial age attendees making new commitments to Christ, along with over 250 pledging re-dedications to defend their faith at school and on college campuses.

The tour featured Pop-Dance artist and actress, Abigail Duhon; Pop/R&B artist and actor, Spencer Kane; Pop/Rock sister duo, LoveCollide; CHR Hip-Hop artist, Beacon Light; Urban R&B artist, Drew Allen, Billboard charting Pop Rock band, Bread of Stone, with video messages from God’s Not Dead author, Dr. Rice Broocks, and Director of The Human Right, Heath Adamson. Responses from the concert show the strong impact the tour is having with audience members saying, “really inspirational,” “strengthened my faith in God,” “new sense of reassurance in the Gospel,” “authentic artists with their testimonies.”

Launched in Spring 2015, The Millennial Tour was the concept of Executive Producer for both of the highly popular and record-breaking God’s Not Dead movies, Troy Duhon. The basis of the tour comes from 1Peter 3:15: But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

Due to the impact that the tour and films are having with Millennials, Duhon and Broocks just debuted a new God’s Not Dead mobile app in June at Creation Northeast, with additional presentations at the Sonshine Festival in July and Creation Northwest in August. The app features apologetics teachings that are easy and straightforward for the young teen markets, with basic skills on how to defend their faith.

Targeted for summer 2017, there will be another feature film in the God’s Not Dead series, but this production will be a documentary. It will feature some of the world’s leading scientists and apologetic authorities who will present undeniable facts about the proof of God’s existence.

“We recognize the dire need of Millennials to be equipped to defend their Christian beliefs in a society that is focused on science and atheism as the truth behind our existence,” explains Duhon. “The tour has been reaching Millennials through the Christian Festival Association in summer 2015 and the recent tour this spring, with a simple explanation around basic truths that apologetics can teach. In both instances, we introduced a concept called HIGH 5 that gives Millennials five easy talking points on a small card that covers the beginnings of our galaxy through the human right to know Jesus as Lord. The God’s Not Dead app takes the content even deeper where Millennials can easily read and watch apologetics content on their mobile phones. We need to equip these 13 – 20 year olds with the tools to protect their faith.”

Dr. Broocks adds, “Young people aren’t being prepared with the answers they need to sustain their faith in the hostile environment of several university settings. Real faith isn’t blind, it’s evidence-based. There’s an astounding amount of evidence that God’s not dead, and we need to make this information easily available to the Millennials.

God’s Not Dead2 released April 1, 2016 and had premieres in Los Angeles and Nashville, with many of the film’s stars attending that included Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, Robin Givens, the late Fred Thompson, Newsboys, Abigail Duhon, Spencer Kane and Love Collide. The film continues the story in Hope Springs, when a teacher (Hart) has to go to court to defend her comments about Jesus in the classroom. The original movie, God’s Not Dead that released in 2014, created a national stir among atheists and Christians alike when the film’s direct approach to the question of an omnipotent God as creator of all things was based on real-life college situations facing Christian students. The film used several references from Broocks’ book of the same title.

Based on Jennifer Wilder Morgan’s Newest Book, ‘Come to the Garden – On Stage!,’ Hits Select U.S. Cinemas May 3

Based on Jennifer Wilder Morgan’s Newest Book, ‘Come to the Garden – On Stage!,’ Hits Select U.S. Cinemas May 3


Fathom Events and Eakin Films Bring This Stage Production with Character Voice Overs from Kathie Lee Gifford and Louis Gossett, Jr. to the Big Screen for a Special One-Night Event

DENVER – March 15, 2016 – Enjoy an engaging evening with effervescent storyteller and author Jennifer Wilder Morgan as she takes the stage with animated characters and scenery from her highly-anticipated book, Come to the Garden. Fathom Events and Eakin Films are bringing Come to the Garden – On Stage! to select U.S. cinemas for one night on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. local time. This exclusive event includes a post-event discussion with special guest and New York Times best-selling author of The Shack, Wm Paul Young.

Tickets for “Come to the Garden – On Stage!” can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“I am very excited to be a part of this special event,” says Chonda Pierce. “Jennifer’s story will truly captivate audiences, as viewers will feel like they are a part of the story while they go on this journey with the characters.”

Join Jennifer as she shares her story, exploring her deepest fears and most life-changing discoveries, and recreates the private garden where she first opened her heart to The Divine. With guidance from her humorous guardian angel (Chonda Pierce) Jenn journeys through a human understanding of the unknown, and renders it ultimately knowable through the inspired inner voices she believes are available to us all.

Featuring character voiceover performances from Emmy-winner and Today Show host Kathie Lee Gifford, Academy Award-winner™ Louis Gossett, Jr., and popular faith comedienne Chonda Pierce, this feature-length professional stage show will use groundbreaking three-dimensional projection technology to fuse live-action and animation, creating a unique and immersive experience on the big screen.

“We are thrilled to partner with Eakin Films to bring Jennifer’s work to the big screen. With such a talented cast, this event is sure to entertain on a variety of emotional levels,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh.

Frank Eakin, president of Eakin Films, said, “Working with Fathom to present the first-ever cinema event of its kind through on-stage light projection technology has been exhilarating. Jennifer’s authenticity and insights into the hope and healing that result from Divine encounters, together with the stage experience created by our 3D projection mapping pioneers, deliver a unique and moving experience for faith audiences.”

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 875 locations in 179 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit

About Eakin Films and Publishing

Eakin Films & Publishing is a producer of movie tie-in books, star-narrated audiobooks, 3D author stage events and author branding programs. Marketing and public relations partners include Simon & Schuster,, Rogers & Cowan, and Ribbow Media. Eakin’s recent projects include 12 Years a Slave, featuring the best-selling book, audiobook (narrated by Louis Gossett, Jr.) and tour event. Eakin is manager-producer of author Jennifer Wilder Morgan, and published the Come to the Garden audiobook narrated by Kathie Lee Gifford and Fathom cinema event.

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Bible Belles Offers Holiday Opportunity Of Giving

San Diego, CA. – Bible Belles is offering an exclusive opportunity to Buy One Give One (BOGO) this holiday season with their “Thanks + Giving for Thanksgiving” special. Available on Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday, shoppers can purchase and give away the first book of the original children’s series titled The Adventures of Rooney Cruz. The series focuses on five superhero women from the Bible, starting with “Hannah: The Belle of Prayer”  available now. This limited time BOGO event allows you to share this incredible life-changing story with others and to give a gift that will impact future generations for years to come.   To take advantage of the Buy One Give One special, go to  Use the coupon code “THANKS”.
According to author and creator of The Adventures of Rooney Cruz, Erin Weidemann, “We are so grateful to our readers! We are growing quickly and it’s all thanks to them! We wanted to do something special, as a very humble thank you to allow our readers to bless others.”
Erin is a full time teacher, coach and five-time cancer survivor whose life story is nothing short of amazing. Diagnosed with cancer at 26, she was convinced that being a wife and mother were not in her future. Her personal story proves that, with God, nothing is impossible. Inspired by experiences that might appear negative, she created this life-changing series that will help girls around the world discover their purpose and the true definition of beauty. You can find out more about Erin’s amazing story at
The characters in The Adventures of Rooney Cruz are brought to life through high-quality illustrations by former Disney animator Rob Corley, who is known for his work on The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. Like the Disney classics that are passed down from generation to generation, The Adventures of Rooney Cruz is an impactful series parents and grandparents will want to share with their children and grandchildren.  Parents of homeschoolers, Sunday school teachers and Christian educators will find the books a helpful resource to teach moral principles to the next generation through these strong, female role models.
According to Weidemann, “Rooney Cruz is a character who struggles through the challenges and difficult situations that most girls face as they grow up. We want to help girls identify powerful ways to approach life’s challenges by highlighting real heroes, Heroes For Her™.”
The first book of the Rooney Cruz series, Hannah: The Belle of Prayer, is a gift that will transform girls ages 6 to 10. Now available in time for the holiday season, the book is available both in a hard copy and in a digital format. To take advantage of the Buy One Give One special, go to  Use the coupon code “THANKS”.

Speak Life in Word, Music, & Action!

Speak Life in Word, Music, & Action!

Youth & Family Weekend September 11 – 13


Camp LuWiSoMo in Wild Rose will present the Speak Life Youth & Family Weekend, featuring Bob Lenz, Ryan Stevenson, and AJ the Illusionist on Saturday evening, September 12.  Everyone is welcome!


Bob Lenz is an internationally known speaker and author who is widely recognized for his ability to ignite young people’s faith, connect with their hearts and minds, and share experiences that help them deal with real life while challenging them to make a difference in their world.


A.J. the Illusionist shares his comic physical illusions with audiences around the world. Using his expertise in visual performance, A.J. communicates the love of God in powerful ways you will never forget.


Ryan Stevenson is a singer/songwriter best known for recording “Holding Nothing Back” and “The Human Side”; his message is one of faith and trust.


Speak Life festivities will begin Friday evening with a welcome buffet from 4-8pm and a campfire after dusk.  Camp activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, archery, horseback riding and meals & treats will be available throughout Saturday;  Sunday morning after breakfast the Reverend Bill Meier and Ryan Stevenson will lead a worship service in the chapel.


In addition to the entertainers, activities, food, and worship, Camp LuWiSoMo is hoping to make a difference in the local community through a donation for the Foundation for Living in Waupaca.  Please bring non-perishable food and personal care items, such as Granola Bars, Breakfast Bars, instant soups, canned goods, and soap, toilet paper, or laundry detergent to pass on to this worthy organization.


Youth and church leaders of all denominations are encouraged to register their groups in advance; if registered by September 11, the leader will receive free admission and a free gift.


All activities are open to the public, and for those who aren’t able to stay for the entire weekend, Saturday Passes are available for as little as $10 per person or $25 per family of 4 when purchased in advance.  Per person rate increases to $15 on Saturday.  Larger families and groups, please call for special rates.  Camp LuWiSoMo strongly advises reserving your campsite, cabin, or dormitory-style room, as well as meals for the weekend, prior to August 30 for the best prices and seating choices.  More information is available at or by calling 920-622-3350

Chemo Duck’s Duck Derby to be Held August 1st at Nashville Shores, Benefitting Kids with Cancer

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program, a Nashville-based non-profit, is pleased to announced that Chemo Duck’s 3rd Annual Duck Derby will take place at Nashville Shores (4001 Bell Road in Hermitage, TN) on Saturday, August 1st. Discount tickets to the event at Nashville Shores are available for $19.99 (plus tax) starting today at (promotional code: DUCK).

Sponsored by Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Chemo Duck’s Duck Derby is a family-friendly event that will benefit kids living with cancer. For a donation of $5, supporters can purchase one of 2,500 rubber ducks that will be dropped into Nashville Shores’ lazy river. A Grand Prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the donor whose rubber duck is the first to cross the finish line. Additionally, a donation of 24 Chemo Ducks will be made to the hospital of the winner’s choice. Winners do not need to be present to win, and all proceeds from the event will be used to place more Chemo Ducks into the hands of young cancer patients waiting for a duck of their own.

Doors open at 10 a.m. and the Duck Derby will take place at 3 p.m. Additional games and activities for the entire family will take place throughout the day including a duck scavenger hunt and a duck face contest. Door prizes will also be available.

“We are delighted at the response we have received to our Chemo Duck Derby,” said Lu Sipos, founder of Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program. “The event could not be a more perfect fit for our organization. Nashville Shores is an incredible partner and the perfect venue for a family-friendly day. We are grateful that our sponsors and fans care so much about providing huggable hope to children living with cancer!”

Additional event sponsors include B.L. Harbert, Williamson Pediatric Dentistry, StoneTree Mulch, Gravel & More, Crain Construction and Nashville Publicity Group.

Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is a program of the Nashville-based nonprofit organization, Gabe’s My Heart, which was established in 2004 to provide education and comfort to children living with cancer through medical play using therapeutic tools. The goal of the program is to enable hospital staff and parents to prepare children for chemotherapy treatment and eliminate the fear of the unknown. Chemo Duck is a stuffed yellow duck dressed in blue hospital scrubs with a bandana around its head, a chemotherapy port on its chest and an immobilizer on his arm. In a gentle, age-appropriate manner, children learn what to expect during cancer treatment and have a friend to share the experience. In turn, children can use Chemo Duck to help friends, siblings and classmates to understand and empathize with their experience. For more information, visit