The Best WKND Ever Vol. 2
Our Student Ministry Staff is excited to announce that registration is now open for the best weekend ever!
Because of the success of this event last year, we decided to make it bigger and better this year with the BEST WKND Ever Vol. 2! We will open our doors from March 11-13 for an event designed with Middle School and High School students in mind. We will have high energy large group sessions with guest speaker, Josh Griffin from California, great worship, fun meals, intentional hangouts, exciting activities and much more! There will be specific activities for MS and HS then they will come together for our times of worship.
It truly will be the BEST WKND EVER!
Cost is $50 | includes 3 meals, t-shirt and activities
Friday, March 11th
6:30 pm – Check-In at Mt. Horeb UMC
7:00 pm – SESSION 1
9:00 pm – Late Night Activity
10:30 pm – Dismissal for the Night
Saturday, March 12th
9:30 am – Group Breakfast
10:00 am – SESSION 2
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 pm – Middle School Kick Ball Tournament
1:00 – 4:30 pm – High School Stars and Strikes
5:30 pm – Food truck Dinner
7:00 pm – SESSION 3
9:00pm – Night Activity
10:30pm – Dismissal for the Night
Sunday, March 13th
9:00 am – Middle School attends and sits together in Contemporary Service with B.W.E. t-shirt
10:45 am – High School attends and sits together in Contemporary Service with B.W.E. t-shirt
- What is the Best WKND Ever Vol. 2?
This is a weekend long event for the Students of Mt. Horeb UMC and their friends. The weekend will consist of large worship sessions as well as times of fun, hanging out, open and structured free times and sharing meals together.
- Why Vol. 2?
After the success of last year’s one day event, we decided to do it again! And this year we are coming back bigger and better, with more surprises and even one extra session!
- How long will this event last?
The weekend will kick off on Friday evening with our check in, Session 1 and our late night activity. Saturday we’ll have sessions in the morning and evening and then activities throughout the day and at night. Sunday morning students and volunteers will attend church together.
- Will students spend the night at church or in host homes?
Due to the number of attendees, will not be providing housing arrangements for students to sleep at the the church or in host homes. We do, however, encourage students and families to arrange for sleepovers and group hangouts provided you can do so safely.
- Will Middle School and High School Students be together or separate?
This event is designed for both middle and high school students. Sessions will be held together with separate seating for MS and HS students. We believe that we can provide a great and well thought out worship experience for both groups to enjoy at the same time. When it comes to meals, activities and hang outs, however, we will be separating the two groups. The goal is for both age groups to feel welcomed, invested in, and excited for an environment curated for them.
- Who will be speaking for this event?
Our speaker this year with be Josh Griffin. Josh lives in California and has over 25+ years experience in youth ministry. He was the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church and currently serves as the Junior High Pastor at Mariners Church so he connects great with both groups of students. He also is the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com a youth pastor resource page.
- What does the event cost $50?
The registration fee covers all expenses for the weekend including activities, t-shirt and 3 meals during our time together.
- What will the sessions look like?
Each session will be a high energy experience. We will have some incredible times of worship, relevant teaching from the Bible through our guest speaker but also we will have a lot of fun, games, videos, giveaways and more.
This will be like a Wednesday or Sunday night programming -on steroids!
- What will the free time look like?
We will have some structured free time through out our time together, like our Friday and Saturday evening activities as well as Saturday afternoon. There will be some free time before the start of each session where students can hang out and play some of our outdoor games as well as sit and talk with friends.
- What will Sunday morning look like?
Sunday morning we will be joining our church and attending our Contemporary Services together. In order to not overwhelm the services we will have our Middle School students attend the 9am service and our High School students will attend our 10:45am service.
In each service, students will sit in our designated section with adult leaders and their weekend t-shirts.
- Who are your sponsors for this event?
This year we are blessed to have 2 event sponsors:
- Columbia International University – the local Bible College in town is joining us in this event with some college students to hang and grow with us. They also will have a booth to inform about this great school and of course give away some cool swag!
- Crossroads Summer Camp – this summer we are headed to Crossroads Summer Camp on the campus of Anderson University. The dates for this are July 11-15 and your student will have a chance to learn more about summer camp while attending the Best WKND Ever Vol. 2