2014 Winter Family Weekend
12/16/2014 Update - Registration/Payments
If you have not yet registered for Winter Family Weekend, please do so immediately. If you have the email invitation that was sent earlier, use that. Otherwise please fill in the Manual Input form (the large blue button) on the Registration page (http://members.cogwa.org/wfw/registration/).
Also, due to the busy mail system, if you have not yet pald your registration fee, please either pay it online, preferably by e-Check, on the payments page (http://members.cogwa.org/wfw/online-payment/) or bring the payment with you and pay at the WFW Information Center on the second floor.
Skyzone trampoline registrations are limited to the first 140 preteens and teens to register.
11/24/2014 Update – Registration
Registration this year is totally different than in the past. With our new database each email we sent last Friday to primary contacts contained unique linking data that was only applicable to the recipient and would only allow one registration to be completed. Having given a few days for those in our database to register we are now ready to open registration for households NOT in our database. Please note the following:
• If you received an invitation email containing a registration link, please use the link in the email you (or the primary contact in your household) received.
• If you did not receive an invitation email with a link, but you are the primary contact for a household that attends COGWA, please contact Ken Treybig at email@example.com to request your personalized invitation email.
• All others, use the “Manual Input Form” on the registration page, but please help us by doing the following:
o Have one person in your household (everyone living under one roof including college students) register for the entire household with one registration form.
o Do not register for other households or individuals (including team members). Please allow each household to complete one registration form for that household.
Thank you for your help with this new registration system.
11/21/2014 Update - Schedule/Registration/Online Payments
We have begun sending out emails with personalized links to each primary contact in our central database. The emails have a personalized link that will only allow you to complete your own registration process one time. In other words, it is not 'reusable'. If you believe you should be in our database and do not receive an email message by Saturday night, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Please note that unlike other years we do NOT need everyone to register individually. The primary contact will register for all members of the household. On Monday, we will post a registration link for those who do not get an email link. It is a slightly longer form, but will give us the same information. Please check the updated Registration FAQs page for additional details.
We have also posted the detailed schedule, available from the navigation bar at the top of this page. In addition online payments are now being accepted for Winter Family Weekend. Again, a tab has been created in the navigation bar for easy access to the payment page.
10/28/2014 Update - Fact Sheet Information:
What is it, and when is it?
The Winter Family Weekend runs from Tuesday evening, Dec. 23, through Saturday night, Dec. 27, 2014—so it’s more than just a weekend! We start things off with a family dance on Tuesday night, and then the games and seminars begin on Wednesday morning. Including the Sabbath, this event is four full days and five nights of activity and education. There will be numerous seminars covering many topics, along with basketball games, a basketball clinic, volleyball, speedaway, organized kids’ games, indoor trampoline park, live music, karaoke, family novelty Olympics, family fun fair (inflatables and mechanical bull, along with other games), activities for singles, free pizza on the evening of Dec. 24—and we finish with a teen dance and an adult dance in which the prize for the winning costume is money and a free night stay at the Galt House. Of course, there is always a lot of fellowship. It is fair to say there is something for everyone.
Where is it?
The Galt House Hotel and Conference Center
140 N. Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Do I need to register? And if so, how do I do that?
Yes! We will open registration by sending every primary contact in our Church database an email invitation and a personalized link to the registration form. Please watch your main primary contact email address for your invitation and link—or keep watching the WFW web page members.cogwa.org/wfw in case we open registration and do not have your current email address. A link will be provided to add contacts/email address to our system and to generate a new unique registration link. The primary contact will create the registration for everyone in his/her household. If your household is not in our system (or your email address has changed) we will also provide a link to a slightly longer registration form on the Registration page of this site.
How much does it cost?
All attendees (aged 13 and up) will pay a WFW event fee of $10. There is no charge for anyone under the age of 13. Additional charges are as follows:
► Men’s basketball - $15
(This fee includes men choosing to also play volleyball)
► Sports (any and all sports for those 13 and up) - $10
(This fee is for those who are not also playing men’s basketball)
The maximum charge per family (all living under one roof) is $100.
What are the housing costs? When can I make reservations?
Our WFW rate is $65 per night per room. Reservations can be made immediately. To obtain the Church’s rate, please make online reservations at resweb.passkey.com/go/cog2014 (also available on the WFW website). Only make reservations by phone (502-589-5200 or 1-800-The-Galt) if you have trouble making them online. If you call, be sure to identify yourself as a member of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, coming for the Winter Family Weekend.
Where can I find out more about the facilities we are using?
Here are the website addresses of the venues we will be using: GaltHouse.com, wherethegameis.com, skyzone.com/louisville.
What is this year’s theme?
Godly Character—An Essential Ingredient in True Christianity. Developing character—is it important? What does it mean? What does it involve? Are there different types of character? What does God have to say about it? Character involves commitment, courage, humility, modesty, overcoming, guarding our tongue, being honest, integrity, conviction and more. Proverbs 25:28 reminds us: “Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.” Character is what you are and what you practice in public and in the privacy of your home when nobody is watching. This year’s theme focuses us on the importance of developing godly character.
What are the dance themes?
►Family Dance—“Silly Shoes”—dress in modest clothing along with your most outrageous or silly shoes, or dress in nice casual wear. No shorts please.
►Teen Dance (grades 7-12 only)—“Wild West”—dress (modestly) in anything connected with the days of the wild West, or dress in nice casual wear. Winning costume receives $25.
►Adult Dance (high school grads and up)—“Who Done It?”—dress (modestly) as your favorite sleuth, mystery or puzzle solver, or dress in nice casual wear. Winning costume receives one night of your stay complimentary.
Who do I contact for “singles in the middle” (35 and up) activity information?
Please contact Beverly McKnight at email@example.com or 336-207-5608 to discuss any activities planned, ideas you have or to volunteer to serve.
Who do I contact about participating in special music?
We will have four musical numbers for Sabbath services, including a teen/young adult choir selection. If you would like to participate in the choir or if you would like to perform, please contact the music coordinator, Dave Myers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exciting plans are coming together for another wonderful Winter Family Weekend in Louisville. Full details will be released by the end of October, following the Feast of Tabernacles. In the meantime, we would like everyone to know the answers to a few important questions.
- Event Dates: It begins with a family dance on Tuesday night (Dec. 23, 2014) and ends late Saturday night (Dec. 27, 2014).
This Year’s Theme: “Godly Character—An Essential Ingredient in True Christianity.”
Developing character—is it important? What does it mean? What does it involve? Are there different types of character? What does God have to say about it? Character involves commitment, courage, humility, modesty, overcoming, guarding our tongue, honesty, integrity, conviction and more. Proverbs 25:28 reminds us: “Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.” Character is what you are and what you practice—both in public and in the privacy of your home when nobody is watching. This year’s theme focuses us on the importance of developing godly character.
- Registration: Information on where to register will be made available following the Feast of Tabernacles in late October.
- Housing Reservations: You may make your housing reservations at the Galt House beginning immediately. In order to get the Church’s discounted price, you need to click on this link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/cog2014 .