Wake Up Weekend
“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good…” -Genesis 50:20a (ESV)
Sometimes it seems that the circumstances of life are only trying harm us, but our sovereign God is able to take those circumstances and make them good, just like in the life of Joseph.
To be resilient is to easily bounce back, to persevere, to endure and bear difficult circumstances. This year at Wake Up Weekend, we will focus on being resilient, even when life is difficult!
WHAT IS WAKE UP WEEKEND?
Wake Up Weekend (WUWE) is a weekend retreat that takes place on our church campus and in the homes of church members that is full of fun, Bible study and serving! It is a life-changing weekend that promises to see students excited about deepening their walk in Christ and developing a stronger relationship with the Savior. Wake Up Weekend is one of our largest events every year, and it is also a great opportunity for your students to invite a friend. It is our desire to help every student connect with other students and some fantastic, Godly leaders, and Wake Up Weekend is designed for that to happen.
WUWE consists of Bible study, worship, a lot of fun, relationship building, serving in our community, food, prayer, and a whole lot more! Clink the links below to register and fill out your medical release forms. We are always in need of food coordinators, drivers and registration help in addition to host homes, and we would love to have you be a part of our Wake Up Weekend team this year. Click HERE to go to the volunteer registration page.
WHAT’S THE COST:
Early Registration: $55 through January 14
Regular Registration: $65 January 15 through February 1
Late Registration: $75 from February 2 through February 8
OH NO, WE FORGOT! Registration: $85 beginning February 9 IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE
FAMILY PRICING (“Family Pricing” is not available for online registration):
Regular Registration: $100 per family through January 14
Late Registration: $120 per family from January 15 through February 1
No family pricing after February 1 – each student must pay the full registration price.
As always, our church family is faithful to help ensure that any student that wants to attend WUWE is able to. All we ask is that you pay something, as much as you are able – complete the scholarship application below and return with your completed registration form.
WUWE Scholarship Application
WHO CAN ATTEND:
You and all of your friends! Wake Up Weekend is open to all students currently in 7th through 12th grades.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Simply turn in the WUWE 2015 Registration form from the WUWE 2015 Registration PACKET (with your payment) to the youth ministry office or go to the REGISTRATION PAGE to register and pay online. If you register online, you will need to turn in a signed copy of the attached registration form on or before February 10th.
Students need to arrive at registration in the church Welcome Center, nearest the Center Street entrance, at 6:30 with all of their things for the weekend. Please come with your student to registration to ensure that we have all paperwork! After registration, we will begin the weekend with students going to the Fellowship Hall for dinner catered by J. Gilligans.
All students must have a signed copy of the registration/consent form as well as the “Code of Conduct” to participate this weekend. If you registered online, please download and sign a copy of the WUWE 2015 Registration Packet and bring with you along with the “Code of Conduct” found in the WUWE 2015 Student Packet. We will have copies of these forms for you at registration.
We will be done at noon on Sunday and students can be picked up from the Student Center (401 S. Pecan Street – corner of UTA Blvd and S. Pecan St.).
WHAT TO BRING:
- A sense of excitement & expectancy. This will be a great weekend!
- BIBLE (DO NOT FORGET THIS!) & something to write with
- Sleeping bag & Pillow
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, brush, deodorant, etc. – and don’t forget a towel)
- Casual clothes for the weekend
- Clothes to work in during your mission project
- Jeans for Sunday morning to wear with your WUWE t-shirt
- A 6-pack or 2-liter of your favorite soft drink and your favorite snack
- Great attitude
- Your manners & respect for your host home family and small group leader
WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME:
- Drugs, alcohol or tobacco products of any kind
- iPods, MP3 players, video games or other electronic devices
- Prank “supplies”
- A bad attitude
Friday, February 13 @ 6:30-7:30 PM – KICKOFF PARTY
All students start off in the Welcome Center to register, find out your group and housing assignments. After registering, you will need to drop your stuff off at the area designated for your specific grade and head to the Fellowship Hall for dinner and time with your small group.
Friday, February 13 @ 7:30 PM – WUWE BEGINS
After the Kickoff Party, everyone will head to the Worship Center to participate in the weekend’s first worship gathering. Immediately following this gathering, groups will head to host homes.
Saturday, February 14
After eating breakfast in host homes, everyone will meet back at FBCA for morning large and small group sessions, lunch, and mission projects. You should have some free time to get cleaned up before heading back to the church for dinner and our evening worship gathering.
Sunday, February 15
Everyone will meet in the worship center for our 9:30 Awaken service, then head to the Student Center for breakfast and Bible study. We will dismiss at the conclusion of our 11:00 gathering.