Summit Grove and First Fruits Farm are teaming up to bring you Best Day Ever! — a full day for families, friends, and church groups to serve together, play together, and encounter God together! The day will start off at First Fruits Farm, where your family or group can serve for the morning. At lunch time, you will head 10 minutes down the road to Summit Grove, where you will have a buffet lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying your pick of the many activities available at Summit Grove – swimming pool, frisbee golf, board games, sports activities, the Rail Trail, and much more! In the evening, enjoy a dinner, and then sit down for a one-of-a-kind musical performance featuring Then Sings My Soul in Summit Grove’s large outdoor Tabernacle!
In addition, you are welcome to spend the night in one of Summit Grove’s overnight accommodation options and join us for a church service on Sunday morning! See lodging options here.
1. MORNING: Work Project at First Fruits Farm (Serve Together)
2. AFTERNOON: Pool, Games & Outdoor Fun at Summit Grove (Play Together)
3. EVENING: “Then Sings My Soul” Musical Performance (Encounter God Together)
9 am – 12 pm Volunteer at First Fruits Farm
12:30 – 1:30 pm Picnic Lunch at Summit Grove
1:30 – 5 pm Pool, Outdoor Activity Time
5 – 6 pm Dinner at Summit Grove
6:30 – 8 pm Keynote Concert/Show featuring Then Sings My Soul
8 pm – overnight Optional: spend the night and join us for outdoor church in the morning!
First Fruits Farm is a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to providing fresh, nutritious produce to those experiencing hunger in the Mid-Atlantic region. Since 2004, thousands of area volunteers have helped harvest over 18 million pounds of fruits and vegetables to share with local food banks, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and other food providers.
Then Sings My Soul is an original touring musical program featuring over 30 hymns, their histories and their connection to the life and ministry of Billy Graham. Featuring 4 professional vocalists from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, live musical accompaniment and original and inspiring arrangements, these hymns are reinspired for a new generation and sure to encourage and touch your soul. Enjoy favorites such as How Great Thou Art, I’d Rather Have Jesus, This Ole’ House, His Eye is on the Sparrow and Amazing Grace. There’s even a couple of old-fashioned hymn sings, just like in the “good old days”!
Touring since 2018, over 6,000 people have now had the opportunity to experience Then Sings My Soul. They have had the privilege of performing across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and most recently at Dollywood Theme Park and the DreamMore Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In today’s modern world, where organs, pews and hymnals are practically a thing of generations past, we seek to not just entertain audiences, but educate them on hymns and their rich history, as well as honor the memory of Billy Graham, whose life mission was to let people know that, “God loves you.”
- Closed-toe shoes (for FFF)
- Water bottle
- Modest Swimsuit
- Flip flops for pool
- 2 meals
- outdoor activities
- pool access
- evening concert
Overnight lodging is not included in the price. If you would like to register for overnight accommodations, please contact Summit Grove.
Then Sings My Soul operates on a “pay what you will” model. Donations are accepted at every performance.
Will there be a place to shower and change after volunteering?
Yes! Summit Grove has a bathhouse with showers.
Do the meals accommodate diet restrictions?
At this time, Summit Grove cannot accommodate special diets. Fortunately, Summit Grove is located in the heart of New Freedom PA, and there are several restaurants around, several within walking distance.
Is there transportation between First Fruits Farm and Summit Grove?
At this time, there is no shuttle service. Guests will need to use their own transportation. It is a 10-minute drive.
May I attend only the concert and not the whole day?
Yes, you may attend the concert with no RSVP required. There are Summit Grove donation boxes on the sides of the Tabernacle if you would like to contribute toward concert expenses. (This is a separate donation than the pay-what-you-will offering being taken by the performers.)
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