The Cincinnati Winter Family Weekend 2019 featured a schedule packed with lots of activities. Those included three days of basketball and volleyball, three days of educational seminars and an evening schedule of varied activities. Between the dances, board games room, waterpark, artwork expo, preteen games and other activities, there was something for everyone!
The Great Wolf Lodge of Mason, Ohio, provided lodging and a conference facility where most of the activities occurred. The center bustled during the Sabbath, beginning with a Friday evening Bible study presented by Lewis VanAusdle. The next morning children attended Youth Instruction sessions, and teens and adults chose from several seminars.
Sunday through Tuesday, many members played or watched the sports at a nearby gymnasium. Others attended Bible seminars in the conference center, or visited the on-site indoor waterpark.
Evening activities included dances for teens and adults, karaoke, family games, a band showcase, a performing arts show, and a live appearance by Jelly.
Throughout the entire event, during every activity—and in between activities—brethren enjoyed the opportunity for fellowship. Whether a person is athletic or not, part of a large family or single, old or young—spending time with our spiritual family is the primary reason for Winter Family Weekend. Many volunteers devote hundreds of hours to organizing and running it, and that is why many families devote considerable resources to it—as does the Church. The weekend seems to exemplify Psalms 133:1 Psalms 133:1Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
American King James Version×, that it is good and pleasant for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Plans are already in place for next year’s Winter Family Weekend. In 2020 it will occur at the Northern Kentucky Convention center in Covington, along with adjacent hotels and nearby sports facilities. Mark December 25-29 on your calendar for 2020 and plan to join us for a very special time!