Winter Celebration is Cancelled

//Winter Celebration is Cancelled


UPDATE: Click here to watch the faith testimonies from the 2016 Winter Celebration Planning Group.

We are cancelling Winter Celebration for Jan. 22-24 due to the extreme weather conditions. We are all sad about this cancellation but we want to keep everyone safe!

To answer a few FAQS:

  • Most of the registration cost- minus a small cancellation fee that covers the cost of supplies already purchased and fixed costs at Eagle Eyrie – will be refunded to participants through their congregations over ┬áthe next couple of weeks.
  • Logistical complications prevent us from rescheduling Winter Celebration, but the youth of conferences are encouraged to gather together sometime in the next month and make use of some of the materials that small groups would have used for a kind of mini-Winter Celebration. Dave Delaney ( can provide you with digital copies of any of the small group exercises that we were using.
  • We will be providing links to some of the excellent faith testimonies that our planning group gave during the first weekend of Winter Celebration on our website (

Thank you so much for your prayers and understanding. Everyone has been great throughout this hard decision-making process.

By | 2017-07-28T09:37:17+00:00 January 21st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Winter Celebration is Cancelled

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