United Church of God

Southeast Regional Formal Weekend

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Southeast Regional Formal Weekend

March 02, 2024 - 1:00pm EST to March 03, 2024 - 12:00pm EST

The Atlanta and Buford, Georgia United Church of God congregations invite those ages 12-25 and their families to experience “A Walk through a Lotus Garden” at this year’s UCG Southeast Regional Formal Weekend. This year’s theme highlights the rare and exquisite botanical gardens of breathtaking Japan. The decorations boast discovery at every turn as you enjoy structures and plant life unique to this northwest Pacific Ocean Island. Come and take in a minka (a Japanese home) or delight in the fragrance of a sakura flower (cherry blossom). Either way, it will be an evening to remember.

Cost for the formal this year is $39 per person and an additional $13 per person if you would like to participate in roller skating at Sparkles Family Fun Center in Gwinnett, Georgia on Sunday. Family members are encouraged to attend Sabbath services, the senior recognition and roller skating. See below for agenda and additional details.

Dress for the evening is formal, semi-formal, or Sabbath attire.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 2

  • 1:00 p.m. - Sabbath Services at Unity Atlanta, 3597 Parkway Ln, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 (all are welcome)
  • 4:00 p.m. - Dinner on your own at a nearby restaurant (see Recommended Dinner Options below)
  • 6:30 p.m. - Senior recognition in the Sanctuary at Unity Atlanta (all are welcome)
  • 7:45 - 11:00 p.m. - Formal dance in the Fellowship Hall at Unity Atlanta (ages 12-25)

Sunday, March 3

  • Hotel checkout at your leisure and per your hotel’s policy
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Roller Skating Family Activity at Sparkles Family Fun Center in Gwinnett, GA (all are welcome)


All formal and roller skating participants are required to register here: 2024 UCG Southeast Weekend Registration Form

Registration is open until Feb. 16, 2024.

Senior Bio Form

We want to honor graduating high school seniors who will be in attendance. If you are a graduating senior attending the formal, please complete the senior bio form here: Senior Bio Form

Roller Skating Family Activity

We'll have a family skating activity on Sunday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Sparkles Family Fun Center, 1104 Grayson Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, Phone: (770) 963-0922. All ages are welcome to attend and the cost is $13.00 per person. Everyone planning to enter the facility must pay $13.00 as there are no 'spectator only' options.


The cost to attend the Southeast Formal (ages 12-25) is $39 per person. The cost to attend the family roller skating activity (all ages) at Sparkles Family Fun Center is $13 per person. Everyone planning to enter the facility must pay $13 as there are no 'spectator only' options. 


Payment for both the formal and roller skating should be made via credit card on PayPal (preferred) or check shortly after submitting registration. 

  • For check payments, please mail checks to Charlie Graby at 6925 Buckingham Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Checks should be made payable to "United Church of God - Atlanta" and offer a breakdown of costs (i.e., amount for formal dance, amount for skating) in the memo area of the check. 
  • For credit card payments via PayPal, please visit: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/UCGSoutheastFormal


UCG has held a block of rooms at the Hampton by Hilton Peachtree Corners Norcross at a nightly rate of $104.00 plus tax. These rooms will be held until Feb. 5 and are available on a first-come/first-serve basis. This exceptional rate is valid from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3. Details are below:

Hampton by Hilton Peachtree Corners Norcross

440 Technology Pkwy NW, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092, Phone: 770-729-0015

Recommended Dinner Options

Taqueria Tsunami ($$)

5160 Town Center Blvd #510, Peachtree Corners, GA, 30092, Phone: (678) 310-1079

The Crossing Steakhouse ($$)

40 S Peachtree St, Peachtree Corners, GA, 30092, Phone: (678) 280-9081

Lazy Dog Restaurant ($$)

5224 Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree Corners, GA, 30092, Phone: (470) 735-4501

Ted’s Montana Grill ($$)

5165 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 205, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092, Phone: (678) 405-0305

Stäge ($$)

5260 Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092, Phone: (770) 680-2728

Zapata Tacos ($$)

15 Jones St NW, Norcross, GA 30071, Phone: (770) 248-0052

Dominick’s Italian ($$)

95 S Peachtree St, Norcross, GA 30071, Phone: (770) 449-1611

If you have any questions about the SE Weekend, please email Sierra Briggs at sierra.gomperts@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!