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(The sign-up deadline for Winterfest has passed, but contact Monty if you can go and we'll try to get you in.)

 

 

(The sign-up deadline for Winterfest has passed, but contact Monty if you can go and we'll try to get you in.)

 

 

 
 
 

Well, here we are...at the end of another year.  By now you've probably figured out how this whole calendar thing works: after one year ends, another begins.  It's fairly repetitive.  And if you're not careful, you can miss the excitement of it all.  But before this year goes away, we want to say congratulations on making it almost all the way through 2019.  

As you have sat and pondered the significance of another year, you may have thought to yourself: "Hmmm, how can I start next year off in a really awesome way that I will never forget?"  An all you can eat donut party?  A trip to Home Depot to buy materials for stilts and then walk on them every day at school?  

Well, those are ideas.  But we think we have a better one.  We're not saying your ideas are bad.  But this one really is great.  Here it is: Winterfest.  Yep, 3 days, tons of great experiences, worship, and practical ways to live out your faith.  It's going to be amazing.  

It's January 17-19.  It's in Arlington, Texas.  Students from Texas and all surrounding states will be joining us for a great weekend of spiritual growth, worship, and fun.  It's even worth changing any other plans you have because it is that awesome.  We hope you'll come.  

Well, here we are...at the end of another year.  By now you've probably figured out how this whole calendar thing works: after one year ends, another begins.  It's fairly repetitive.  And if you're not careful, you can miss the excitement of it all.  But before this year goes away, we want to say congratulations on making it almost all the way through 2019.  

As you have sat and pondered the significance of another year, you may have thought to yourself: "Hmmm, how can I start next year off in a really awesome way that I will never forget?"  An all you can eat donut party?  A trip to Home Depot to buy materials for stilts and then walk on them every day at school?  

Well, those are ideas.  But we think we have a better one.  We're not saying your ideas are bad.  But this one really is great.  Here it is: Winterfest.  Yep, 3 days, tons of great experiences, worship, and practical ways to live out your faith.  It's going to be amazing.  

It's January 17-19.  It's in Arlington, Texas.  Students from Texas and all surrounding states will be joining us for a great weekend of spiritual growth, worship, and fun.  It's even worth changing any other plans you have because it is that awesome.  We hope you'll come.  

 

Winterfest 2019
January 17-19

Winterfest is a great youth conference that happens each January.  It all takes place in Arlington.  There will be great speakers, times of worship, friends, faith, time to focus on what's really important, and a lot more.  The speakers will use real life stories, drama, music, and scripture to help us better understand God's will for our lives.  We really hope you will come.  Come and learn.  Come and worship.  Come and grow in faith.

 

Here are the main details about Winterfest:

Who: High School Students

When: January 17-19.  We'll leave as early as we can on Friday and return around 2:30-3:00 on Sunday.  (see more details about Friday below)

Cost: The cost for Winterfest is $55, plus money for two fast-food meals.  (The money for our fast-food meals will likely be for supper on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.  Just bring that money with you when you come to Winterfest.)

Sign-Up Deadline: The sign-up deadline is Wednesday, January 8.  Sign-up soon.  But don't sign-up late.  Yes that's right, do not sign-up late.  We know it seems like fun to sign-up late, and since we're nice people we always trying to find a spot for late sign-ups...and we always will...but signing up late does cause three things: 1) it causes half of the traffic lights in town to start leaking chocolate milk...  which causes the second thing: 2) it causes homeless cats and dogs to come and drink the chocolate milk that is leaking from the traffic lights, and 3) then the dogs get sick because dogs do not do well with chocolate.  But if you sign-up on time, none of these things will happen.  Yay!  (Oh, and it also makes things a lot easier on us regarding transportation and logistics.)

 

Okay, now that the big details are out of the way, here are some more things you might want to know:

-Departing on Friday, January 17: In order to help us get to Winterfest as early as possible on the evening it starts, we will again try to meet immediately after school is out and get on the road as soon as possible.  Last year we had a bus at Consol and CSHS when school was dismissed, and we made a quick stop at Kroger in Bryan (for BHS, Rudder, and BCS students) on our way out of town.  We will likely do something similar this year...except we won't have buses at each school because someone sold one of our buses.  But depending on who is able to go with us, we'll try to pick everyone up at school or at a central meeting location.   Let us know where you would leave from when you sign-up.


-We'll be staying at North Davis Church of Christ in Arlington.  The Winterfest conference is at the Arlington Convention Center which is about 5 minutes away.  We are the only group staying at North Davis. 

-All of your meals, except two, are covered with your registration fee.  You're welcome to bring extra money if you want to buy books, shirts, etc., during the weekend. 

-Cell phone info: cell phones will need to be checked in when we depart for Winterfest.  iPods, mp3 players, earbuds, video games, laptops, tablets, kindles/nooks, etc., should not be brought on this trip.  As always, you can borrow a phone anytime you need to in order to call your parents.  Your parents can also call you anytime on Monty or Heather's phones.  This is not a "no phone" trip in order to keep you from your parents, but rather to help all of us be engaged with the weekend and with those around us.  

-This is a trip intended to help us grow closer to God.  Please know this before you sign-up.  If you are not signing up for this reason, or if you are planning to bring anything illegal or anything you shouldn't bring, please wait for another trip. 

-Friends are always welcome to come to Winterfest.  If you have a friend you would like to invite, just have them fill out the sign-up form below.  If we need to talk to their parents about any of the details or answer any questions for them, let us know.

-Don't miss Winterfest for financial reasons.  If you need a full or partial scholarship in order to go to Winterfest, just let us know in the "questions or comments" area of the sign-up form.

-Once everyone is signed-up, we'll send you travel info and a packing list.  If you have any questions, let us know.



Here's how to sign-up:

 

All sign-ups will be online through our church's CCB (Church Community Builder) website.  A link to the sign-up form is below.  You can pay online or you can pay cash or check.  If you pay by cash or check (checks payable to our church) you can put it in the Youth Box in The Refinery.  Please let us know if you have any problems signing up or with anything else.  (Except don't let us know if you have problems making your pet fish eat.  If he/she doesn't eat, there is nothing we can do about it.  Sorry.)

Sign up Form:  https://amchurch.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/319/responses/new

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Winterfest 2019
January 17-19

Winterfest is a great youth conference that happens each January.  It all takes place in Arlington.  There will be great speakers, times of worship, friends, faith, time to focus on what's really important, and a lot more.  The speakers will use real life stories, drama, music, and scripture to help us better understand God's will for our lives.  We really hope you will come.  Come and learn.  Come and worship.  Come and grow in faith.

 

Here are the main details about Winterfest:

Who: High School Students

When: January 17-19.  We'll leave as early as we can on Friday and return around 2:30-3:00 on Sunday.  (see more details about Friday below)

Cost: The cost for Winterfest is $55, plus money for two fast-food meals.  (The money for our fast-food meals will likely be for supper on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.  Just bring that money with you when you come to Winterfest.)

Sign-Up Deadline: The sign-up deadline is Wednesday, January 8.  Sign-up soon.  But don't sign-up late.  Yes that's right, do not sign-up late.  We know it seems like fun to sign-up late, and since we're nice people we always trying to find a spot for late sign-ups...and we always will...but signing up late does cause three things: 1) it causes half of the traffic lights in town to start leaking chocolate milk...  which causes the second thing: 2) it causes homeless cats and dogs to come and drink the chocolate milk that is leaking from the traffic lights, and 3) then the dogs get sick because dogs do not do well with chocolate.  But if you sign-up on time, none of these things will happen.  Yay!  (Oh, and it also makes things a lot easier on us regarding transportation and logistics.)

 

Okay, now that the big details are out of the way, here are some more things you might want to know:

-Departing on Friday, January 17: In order to help us get to Winterfest as early as possible on the evening it starts, we will again try to meet immediately after school is out and get on the road as soon as possible.  Last year we had a bus at Consol and CSHS when school was dismissed, and we made a quick stop at Kroger in Bryan (for BHS, Rudder, and BCS students) on our way out of town.  We will likely do something similar this year...except we won't have buses at each school because someone sold one of our buses.  But depending on who is able to go with us, we'll try to pick everyone up at school or at a central meeting location.   Let us know where you would leave from when you sign-up.


-We'll be staying at North Davis Church of Christ in Arlington.  The Winterfest conference is at the Arlington Convention Center which is about 5 minutes away.  We are the only group staying at North Davis. 

-All of your meals, except two, are covered with your registration fee.  You're welcome to bring extra money if you want to buy books, shirts, etc., during the weekend. 

-Cell phone info: cell phones will need to be checked in when we depart for Winterfest.  iPods, mp3 players, earbuds, video games, laptops, tablets, kindles/nooks, etc., should not be brought on this trip.  As always, you can borrow a phone anytime you need to in order to call your parents.  Your parents can also call you anytime on Monty or Heather's phones.  This is not a "no phone" trip in order to keep you from your parents, but rather to help all of us be engaged with the weekend and with those around us.  

-This is a trip intended to help us grow closer to God.  Please know this before you sign-up.  If you are not signing up for this reason, or if you are planning to bring anything illegal or anything you shouldn't bring, please wait for another trip. 

-Friends are always welcome to come to Winterfest.  If you have a friend you would like to invite, just have them fill out the sign-up form below.  If we need to talk to their parents about any of the details or answer any questions for them, let us know.

-Don't miss Winterfest for financial reasons.  If you need a full or partial scholarship in order to go to Winterfest, just let us know in the "questions or comments" area of the sign-up form.

-Once everyone is signed-up, we'll send you travel info and a packing list.  If you have any questions, let us know.



Here's how to sign-up:

 

All sign-ups will be online through our church's CCB (Church Community Builder) website.  A link to the sign-up form is below.  You can pay online or you can pay cash or check.  If you pay by cash or check (checks payable to our church) you can put it in the Youth Box in The Refinery.  Please let us know if you have any problems signing up or with anything else.  (Except don't let us know if you have problems making your pet fish eat.  If he/she doesn't eat, there is nothing we can do about it.  Sorry.)

Sign up Form:  https://amchurch.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/319/responses/new

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