At The Great Surprise, kids and their families will experience hands-on fun with a variety of surprising activities. Through these free WOW experiences, everyone discovers the amazing surprise that Jesus is alive!

Join Us!

Who: Families!
When: April 8, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church,
200 N. Plum Grove Rd. Palatine
Cost: FREE*

Register Your Family Now!

For more information please contact Trephina at 847-359-1549 or email

Come join us for this fun Drop - in Event!

*suggested donation $5 per child/$10 per family

What are Wow Experiences?

The Amazing Animation Station where everyone hears the Easter story in a clear, compelling way.

The Extraordinary Energy Station where energy sticks spring to life as participants’ grasp hands.

The Fantastic Flotation Station where kids and grown-ups guess what floats and what sinks, and every child gets a Bible Tag featuring a key Jesus-centered verse.

The Confounding Creation Station where guests tuck colorful powder into molds and watch the powder transform into bright, bouncy balls — a reminder of the surprise and joy of Jesus’ resurrection.

The Fantabulous Foto Station where silly props make for memorable family portraits.

The Surprising Snack Station where families pause for snacks and interact with the engaging Toss & Talk discussion-starter posters which give them surprising things to talk about while enjoying their snacks.

The Marvelous Mirascope Station where small items appear to float in the air.

Experience these & more fun activities at the Great Surprise!

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