Winter Family Weekend
Make Plans for the 2013 Winter Family Weekend!
This year activities will begin at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, December 25th, and we will depart filled and happy on Sunday,
The host hotel is the beautiful Griffin Gate Marriott Resort, which is offering a low flat rate of $54 per night
for those attending the Winter Family Weekend if you mention the Church of God. This low rate has been extended to the
24th and 29th as well. Just give them a call directly at 1-877-901-6632 to make your reservation. Be
sure to mention you are with the Church of God Winter 2013 event to get the discounted rate.
If you prefer, you can also make reservations on-line at
Schedule of Activities
Activities will begin at the Kentucky Basketball Academy
(KBA) at 1:00 pm Wednesday afternoon, December 25th.
Check in at the Marriott, then come join friends from around the country for good food, fellowship, and fun!
There will be basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, crafts for both children and adults, board and card games,
ping pong, delicious and nutritious food, and a special "Kidz Zone" for the youngest participants. This year
will feature special "Midnight Madness" activities at the KBA as well.
Thursday morning, we'll start all over with more of the same at the KBA. Then, Thursday night will feature a
Family Fun Night at the Marriott, with an inflatable obstacle course, mechanical bull, velcro wall, karaoke,
Bingo, kids carnival, photo booth, and much more!
Highlights on Friday will include a wide variety of activities at nearby
Champs Entertainment Complex. Participants
can enjoy unlimited roller skating, laser tag, indoor glow light miniature gold, and a laser maze. There will be a
worship service and children's program on Friday night.
A new addition to the schedule is a full slate of exciting seminars on Friday, beginning at 9:30 am. While there
will be a variety of subjects from which to choose, a special series on Quality Church Services will take place in
the Farm Suites.
God has not stopped calling people to Truth! Our congregation is experiencing a return to church by members who
have not attended the Church of God in years. The goal of these seminars is to offer support for local congregations
in every area, from audio/visual needs to music and messages that will motivate new people to return and "stick".
A large group of outstanding presenters are committed for Sabbath morning seminars and discussion groups. Sabbath
classes, Sabbath services, a family dinner and family dance will round out the day. Our special guest speaker
for Sabbath services will be Scott Scharpen of
Rock Valley Christian Church.
Church services will be live streamed for those unable to attend.
Entry fees for sports are $10 per person, or a maximum of $40 per family, payable at KBA. Unlimited laser tag,
laser maze, and putt putt is just $7 per person, payable at Champs. All other activities are free of charge!
The Winter Family Weekend is only possible because of God's blessing, and the many, many people who join together
to offer their gifts and talents to serve others. There are a variety
of opportunities available, from kitchen help to working with children and much more. Please contact
Carmen Kincade if you would like to help.
If you would like to share your gift of music at the Winter Family Weekend,
contact Michael Shoemaker to volunteer for Special Music.
Spread the Word!
Do you already know and love the Winter Family Weekend and want to share the experience? We have promotional
DVDs and flyers you can share with your family and friends. Just let us know if you would like a few.
Please join us in prayer for God's leadership and blessing as the planning continues for the weekend
and come join us for The Lexington Experience! See you there!
Winter Family Weekend
Church of God, Cincinnati, and Church of God, Lexington
P.O. Box 1811; West Chester, Ohio 45071