News release from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum:
Building 429 Added to Lineup for Women of Faith’s Loved: The Farewell Tour at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
(July 14, 2015) – One of Christian music’s most loved and influential bands, Building 429, has been added as a musical guest in Fort Wayne for Women of Faith’s Loved: The Farewell Tour on July 31 and August 1 for a weekend of celebration, stories, humor, and hope.
Popular speakers, powerful dramas, and award-winning music combine for an experience that will resonate with women who need the assurance they are loved.
The day-and-a-half experience kicks off Friday evening, with doors opening Friday at 5:30 p.m. and the event running 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and doors opening Saturday at 8:00 a.m., with the event running 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fort Wayne is the fourth stop for the 2015 Women of Faith tour, which is scheduled in 18 cities nationwide. Ticket prices range from $99 to $199 and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com, by calling (800) 745-3000, or in person at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office. Group discounts are available. To register a group, please visit WomenofFaith.com.
Beloved speakers and bestselling authors Patsy Clairmont, Mary Graham, Jen Hatmaker, Sarah Jakes, Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, Thelma Wells, Marilyn Meberg, Anna Trent, and many more are scheduled to headline the event.
Long before reality TV, Women of Faith speakers were candidly sharing their real problems and challenges, all the while reassuring those in the audience that God is with us even in the pain of life. In a refreshing and characteristically authentic style, speakers on the Women of Faith platform tell the honest truthâ€”about their struggles, their disappointments, their heartaches, and their joys. Throughout the weekend, women begin to see their own story in the lives of the speakers. They realizeâ€”often for the first timeâ€”they are not alone.
A few of the speakers share their perspective of what a weekend together with thousands of other women can mean:
Patsy Clairmont says, “If you give your people a little break from you and you have an emotional break from them, when you come back together it is even sweeter than ever before. It will be great.”
“It’s the opportunity for you to be instrumental in bringing neighbors, or friends or people that you may not know well to an event where they’re going to hear life changing words. They’re going to be inspired to make life-changing decisionsâ€”all because you thought about them,” says Marilyn Meberg.
“I know that I’m a better mom, and I’m a better wife and I’m a better friend for having been together with my girlfriends,” says Sandi Patty.
Sheila Walsh encourages, “This is the perfect year where the doors are open wide. Invite every woman you know and love to come to the 2015 weekend and let them be Loved.”
About Women of Faithâ„¢
Women of Faithâ„¢ is now in its 20th year of hosting the premiere interdenominational Christian events for women in the U.S., welcoming more than 5 million to events in 89 cities. Recognizing that all women are faced with challenges in their daily livesâ€”whether they’ve lost hope in their marriages, dreams, families, jobs, friendships, finances, or in God Himselfâ€”Women of Faithâ„¢ wants to encourage them that God loves them.
Uplifting and inspirational messages from world-class authors and performers offer relevant personal stories and practical applications for spiritual renewal, authentic connection with other women, and a deeper faith experience. For more information, visit https://www.womenoffaith.com.
About the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is the tri-state area’s leading sports, entertainment and tradeshow facility, hosting over 1,000,000 visitors annually. Serving northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio and southern Michigan, the 80-acre Memorial Coliseum and Expo Center complex is host to the Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL), the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBADL) and the Fort Wayne Derby Girls (WFTDA). The facility also hosts national concerts, family shows, business and consumer events, the area’s largest tradeshows and private gatherings. For more information, visit www.memorialcoliseum.com.