Farmington Baptist Church has arranged a tour bus to leave on Friday, June 23, to go for a one-night stay to experience the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum.
Jarrod Cox, pastor of Farmington Baptist Church, said the trip is a great time for people to get to spend time with one another.
“We really try to encourage our church family and community members to interact and enjoy some fellowship and some time away,” said Cox.
For those not familiar with the “Ark Encounter,” it “features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old,” according to the website.
The state-of-the-art Creation Museum allows visitors to venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, planetarium, petting zoo, zip line adventure course and more. This 75,000-square-foot facility has welcomed over 2.5 million guests since opening in Petersburg, Ky.
Originally, the church trip had been planned with a full tour bus load, but due to unforeseen circumstances, a few families had to drop out, which left an opportunity for others to join in on the fun. Cox pointed out that group trips like these are a great time to get to go because group rates reduce the cost.
At this time, the cost is $700 per family or $250 individual (double occupancy) includes transportation, one night motel accommodation and tickets to both. There is a $100 deposit.
Cox said he knows several people who have gone to the Ark Encounter and said they told him the experience changed their impression of the Genesis story and their understanding of it. He hopes they be will able to share the experience with as many people as possible.
(For more info call the Farmington Baptist Church office at 662-286-8855.)