On Saturday, April 8, 2023, the greater Orlando community is invited to participate and attend a reenactment of Jesus’ last days on earth. This true-to-life dramatic portrayal will involve over 700 volunteers and actors, coming together to present the Risen Experience.
THIS INTERACTIVE EVENT IS INTENDED TO BE SHARED.
Your neighbors and friends will stroll past shops in the Jerusalem Marketplace, exchange greetings with Shop Keepers, see live animals, smell, touch and catch a glimpse of day-to-day life in biblical times. Witness Jesus and the disciples make His triumphal entry, watch Jesus wash the disciples’ feet, hear the crowd clamor for the crucifixion of Christ, and join His followers to rejoice in His resurrection.
This two-hour, free event (parking pass required) is in collaboration with area-wide church members, students from AdventHealth University and Forest Lake Academy. The Risen Experience is a 2 mile guided walk on the campus of Forest Lake Academy, starting at the Forest Lake SDA Church. Bring water, sunscreen, and wear comfortable shoes!
HOW CAN I HELP?
WE NEED YOU TO PARTICIPATE. Move from onlooker to participant and make space for more guests to attend. Each member, from newborns to senior citizens, can gain a blessing by helping portray to our community the powerful events of Christ’s last days on Earth!
Students this will be a great way to earn your community service hours!
There are many ways to connect by volunteering to help with set up, take down, décor, acting, costumes, or props, to name a few. Forest Lake Academy and AdventHealth University students, in addition to Orlando area community members, will be volunteering as cast members, parking attendants, coordinators, and more. The complete list of volunteer opportunities will be on the VOLUNTEER section of this website. Please join with us to make the Risen Experience an Easter event for the greater Orlando area! Working together in outreach to our community not only blesses those who attend, but those who participate! Make participating in the Risen Experience a tradition for you and your family.