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Last Call: 2023 SE Weekend (April 8–9, 2023) Registration

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Last Call: 2023 SE Weekend (April 8–9, 2023) Registration



Last Call: 2023 SE Weekend (April 8–9, 2023) Registration


              [Important - SE Regional Weekend registration is open until March 25th]

The Atlanta and Buford, Georgia congregations are excited to host the 2023 Southeast (SE) Regional Weekend in Atlanta on April 8-9. This is the region’s 26th consecutive year offering the event. This year’s SE Regional Dance theme is “Beyond the Sea.” Whereas formal wear is the expected attire of the gala (gentlemen with suits and bowties or neckties; ladies with gowns suitable for the evening), the atmosphere will have attendees feeling like they are dancing on the ocean floor to a playlist fit for a king crab. The SE Regional Formal Dance is for those 12-25 years of age; however, all ages are invited to the weekend’s other events including Sabbath Services, Senior Recognitions, and Sunday’s family skating activity. 

Cost for the Formal Dance is $39 per person (ages 12-25; the Formal does not include dinner). Skating and laser tag on Sunday morning is a separate fee of $12.50 per person. Family members of all ages are welcome. (A detailed agenda with the locations for each event is offered below.)

The SE Regional Weekend registration is now open until March 25th. Payment for those attending the Formal Dance on Saturday night and the skating activity on Sunday will be taken via PayPal.  To start the process, download and complete the REGISTRATION Form (from the Download section to the right), fill it out and send it to the email address shown on the form. Clearly indicate the number of those in your party who will attend and calculate the proper amount of payment.  

After sending a copy of your Registration, submit your Payment(s) for this year’s event through PayPal. You may go here to make a PayPal payment for your party:          paypal.me/UCGSoutheastFormal 

[Note:  1) You will need to have a PayPal account and log into your account when you use the link;  2) The link will take you to our account labeled as "UCG Southeast Formal"]

Senior Bio Form

We want to honor those high school seniors who will be in attendance. If you are a graduating senior, please complete the separate Senior Bio Form (located in the Download section) and email a completed copy of it to ucgsoutheastformal@gmail.com.

Recommended Hotels  

  • Courtyard by Marriott Cartersville, 5460 GA-20, Cartersville, GA 30121, (678) 721-1660  
  • Hilton Garden Inn Cartersville, 24 Liberty Dr, Cartersville, GA 30121, 770-382-9787
  • Hampton Inn Acworth, 1320 Hwy 92, Acworth, GA 30102 (678) 505-4870
  • Hampton Inn Atlanta Kennesaw, 3405 Busbee Dr NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 (770) 427-2002  

Recommended Restaurants for Dinner on Saturday (Picked for DUB)  

  • Longhorn Steakhouse, 463 East Main St, Cartersville, GA 30121, (770) 607-0280 $$  
  • La Parilla Mexican Restaurant, 6110 Cedarcrest Rd Suite 110, Acworth, 30101, (770) 974-4600 $  
  • Marlow’s Tavern, 745 Chastain, Rd NW, Suite 1160, Kennesaw, GA 30144, (770) 425-8777 $$  
  • Ted’s Montana Grill, 2500 Cobb Pl Ln NW #210, Kennesaw, GA 30144, (678) 581-7890 $$  
  • Bahama Breeze, 755 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy, NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144, (678) 354-7777 $$  

Family Skate Party on Sunday

On Sunday, skating is planned for the whole family. The Family Skate Party begins on Sunday at 9:30 AM and runs till 12 Noon. The location of the Family Skate Party is Sparkles’ Family Fun Center, 1000 McCollum Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 (a map is located in the Download section). Everyone is invited. The cost is $12.50 per person. A game of laser tag is included with every skate ticket. Sparkles two-story playland will also be open for the preteens.  Questions about the event may be directed to: ucgsoutheastformal@gmail.com

Weekend Events - Attire and Appearance

Clothing attire and one’s appearance (e.g., hair length; 1 Corinthians 11:14-15) should reflect Godly standards for all SE Weekend events. This includes the Sabbath service, SE Formal Dance, and skating party.  All should be mindful and respectful towards fellow attendees, selecting appropriate wear which would be compliant with United Youth Camp's “The Zone”.

Ladies:  Modest formal or Sabbath attire is required for the SE Formal Dance. Plunging necklines, short hems, midriff/tummy revealing dresses, and showing excessive flesh are not appropriate. Strapless gowns are appropriate, assuming they provide adequate coverage. In brief, females should reflect a traditional feminine appearance. 

Gentlemen: Formal or Sabbath attire is required for the SE Formal Dance. Suits, dress shirts, neckties, or bowties are appropriate. In brief, males should reflect a traditional masculine appearance.

Skating Event:  We encourage skaters and others to wear casual clothing conducive to the event. For those skating, a selection of their best thrift-store graphic tee is suggested.  However, only those having an appropriate image and/or message are acceptable - nothing controversial or potentially offensive will be allowed at the event.

Important:  If anyone (attendee, participant, chaperone or casual observer) fails to meet these standards at an event, they will be turned away (1 Thessalonians 5:22), and allowed to re-enter only after the outfit and/or appearance has been corrected. Please be mindful of these expectations while determining how you will present yourself at this year's SE Regional Weekend.

SE Regional Weekend Agenda 

(4/8) Saturday Events  

1:00-3:00 PM  Sabbath Services at Laurel Hall at Pine Acres Retreat (Red Top Mountain State Park)  

3963 Bartow Carver Rd SE, Acworth, GA 30101                 

4:00–5:30 PM  Dinner on your own (See Recommended Restaurants)   

7:00-8:00 PM  Senior Recognitions at Laurel Hall  

8:10–11:10 PM   Formal Dance: Theme “Beyond the Sea” at Laurel Hall (Unleavened) Snacks and drinks will be served.  

(4/9) Sunday Events  

TBD  Check out of your hotel (See Recommended Hotels)   

9:30–12:00 PM Family Skating Party. Wear your best thrift-store graphic tee (with appropriate message on it)   

Sparkles Family Fun Skate Center
1000 McCollum Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Any questions about the weekend events or information covered above may be directed to: ucgsoutheastformal@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you soon!