Over the past 11 years, Akron Fossils & Science Center has been fortunate enough to explore creation with the communities of Northeast Ohio. Recently though, we had the opportunity to venture into new territory and share our message with the people of King’s Island! Once a year, King’s Island hosts Spirit Song–a Christian music festival where some of Christian music’s biggest names come together to rock and worship among the roller coasters of southern Ohio!
Can you see any of our shirts in the crowd???
This year, AFSC had the opportunity to join in and set up a vending booth at the event to promote the science center and raise a little money by selling our brand new apparel. As crowds filtered in and out of performances, we had the privilege of meeting so many new people who were enthusiastic about creation education. Everyone loved getting the chance to hold and learn about real fossils and take a shot at winning some of our new apparel by taking our creation science challenge quiz! Can YOU name the ingredients necessary for fossilization?? If you know, leave your answer in the comments (no Googling!!)!
Our * new merchandise made its public debut as well. Akron Fossils & Science Center now has 5 t-shirt designs and 2 wristband designs, giving you even more ways to show that you support creation education! Which one is your favorite?
The music at Spirit Song was incredible, as well, featuring artists such as For King and Country, Kari Jobe, Casting Crowns, and more. Having the opportunity to connect with people about God’s creation while some of the top musicians sang about it was a rare treat. As with many that come through the doors of our science center, the majority that visited our table felt strongly about creation science, but wished they were equipped with more facts and evidence to defend what they believe. We were excited to chat with concert-goers about the evidence for creation and answer their questions. That is exactly why AFSC was founded. To educate and equip others and send them on to connect even more people to the truth.
While at the festival, we even ran into a few old friends of Akron Fossils & Science Center! It was fun to catch up with them and tell them about all the exciting changes that have been happening with the center this past year. If you haven’t had a chance, make sure to stop by and check out all the updates we’ve made so far! We’re open Tuesday-Saturday until Labor Day!
Overall, our weekend at Spirit Song was a fun time of listening to excellent music, connecting with old friends, and sharing the message of creation with a whole new audience. As Akron Fossils & Science Center continues to grow, we hope to gain even more opportunities to reach beyond our little circle of Northeast Ohio and connect people to the truth!
If you have an event you would like to bring AFSC to, check out our speaking page! We’ll bring the hands-on fun of our science center right to you!