Bring Everybody—It's DadFest Time!

This Weekend: DadFest!

Gather your family and friends for DadFest, our annual Father's Day celebration happening this weekend, June 16/17! "This Father's Day, we want to honor all the men of Willow—dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and mentors," says Lead Pastor Heather Larson. "When we asked dads what would help them as fathers, they said having more intentional time to connect with their families. This weekend is all about giving family and friends the opportunity to spend time together and have fun!"

Weekend services at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9 & 11:30 a.m. on Sunday (please note service time change) will feature a message from best-selling author Ken Davis and an interview with Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis. Ray will be available for a meet-and-greet following the 5:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. services. After services, head outside for a wide array of activities. 

Saturday Schedule

5:30 p.m. | Service
7–8:30 p.m. | Activities outside

  • Lake Lawn: Inflatables, dunk tanks, interactive family games
  • F Parking Lot: Music by HiFi Superstar, Jr. Olympic Speed Stackers, Harley Roadhouse, helicopters, classic cars, food trucks, Harvest catering, Moretti's 
  • C Parking Lot: Mariachi band, Bollywood dancers, RVs, food trucks, Harvest catering, Moretti's
9:20 p.m. | Fireworks around the lake

Sunday Schedule

9 a.m. | Service and post-service donuts for dads in the Lobby
11:30 a.m. | Service
1–2:30 p.m. | Activities outside

  • Lake Lawn: Inflatables, dunk tanks, interactive family games
  • F Parking Lot: Music by 7th heaven, Jr. Olympic Speed Stackers, Harley Roadhouse, helicopters, classic cars, food trucks, Harvest catering, Moretti's 
  • C Parking Lot: Mariachi band, Bollywood dancers, RVs, food trucks, Harvest catering, Moretti's
1 p.m. | Guinness World Record attempt (Meet in Lakeside Auditorium for instructions.)

See the full listing of DadFest activities and a schedule here.


Life-Changing Camps

Willow Creek's student ministries, Elevate and Impact, offer weekly programs and camps to give middle school and high school students the opportunity to learn about God's love, grow in community, and discover who God created them to be. Recent eighth-grade graduate Chloe shares about her experience at Collide:

As a young sixth grader, I was skeptical of all the changes ahead: first going into middle school, then moving to Elevate. People said I should go to Collide, but I was scared and held myself back with simple excuses. The next year, my small group convinced me I had to go. I signed up and had so much fun that I felt no hesitation to go again. Collide was so much more than I expected! By the end of the weekend, I felt much closer to my small group and to God. We learned to have solo time with God, which I had never experienced before Elevate’s camps. But Collide is not just church—we get to swim, play games, and have a giant competition! I really wish I went my sixth-grade year. Now, as I’m about to be a freshman, I’ve already signed up for Sandblast, the high school camp. I’m so excited, and even though it’s a new experience, I know I don’t want to miss it!

Do you know a middle school student? Invite them to Collide, June 29–July 1. Registration closes Sunday, June 17. Learn more here.

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