Winterfest has a long tradition of faith-formation with senior high and college students in our synod! Winterfest at the Nook, will be hosted at the Warehouse Hotel at Spooky Nook Sports Complex, on December 7-8, 2019. The “Nook” proved to be a very popular upgrade in 2018, so we return in 2019, to try again. We are working with the property to get participants in rooms earlier in the day on Saturday, and are confident you will have a positive hotel experience.

We are honoring our lower price point of $155, held over from 2018, and hope to eventually generate an event youth will want to attend, and that families and congregations can value, and support financially.  Once again, space for 2019 is VERY limited. Registrations will be received on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be accompanied by a $50/person deposit.

So here’s how registration will work for 2019:

  • All we need for registration are the participants name, gender and shirt size
  • Collect names and shirt sizes between now and September 16 (Registration opening day!)
  • Request a check from your congregation’s treasurer for the amount of $50 x # of participants
  • Print and fill out the Group Registration Form and mail it with your check to our office

What to Expect?

Youth and congregational advisors can look forward to a variety of social activities and games in addition to our faith-formation conversations and teaching. The community feel that has defined Winterfest for generations will also be a prominent part of this year’s event, alongside of inspired worship and time for reflection and sharing

Registration Materials

+ Space is LIMITED, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis!
+ Event cost for 2019: $155.00/person($50 deposit due at time of registration)
+ Read about our 2019 theme: “HOPE” below

Registration OPENS: September 16, 2019

Download the application, group forms, and promotional materials, posted below:
WINTERFEST 18 Promotional Bulletin Insert
Winterfest 2018 Group Registration Form  (mail completed form with deposit)

WINTERFEST 18 Rooming Form (mail completed form with deposit and Group Registration Form)
WINTERFEST Registration Info Packet
(includes registration details for parents AND a Parents Letter, explaining the Winterfest event)
WINTERFEST Youth Covenant
WINTERFEST Adult Covenant
WINTERFEST Child-Abuse Disclosure Statement

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Postmarked by October 31, 2019

Read more about our 2018 Theme, “Dear Hate…” under the retro Winterfest images located below

Winterfest at the Nook
Winterfest at the Nook
Winterfest at the Nook
Winterfest at the Nook
Winterfest at the Nook
Winterfest at the Nook

Our 2018 event theme, “Dear Hate…” comes from the notion of what you might write or say to hate, when you are faced with hate personally. In our culture today, hate seems to be escalating. We experience it first-hand on social media, in the press, and in-person. While it is not always pointed directly at us, it is often pointed at someone we care about, or even at the stranger who is “our neighbor” as Christ might suggest. How do we respond in a way that reflects who we are as a disciple of Jesus? Do we return hate for hate, or do we respond firmly, but lovingly? Responding to hate in a peaceful and loving way is hard, but possible, and it takes practice. Come practice with your friends at Winterfest 2018!

Want to check out Maren Morris & Vince Gill’s song, “Dear Hate”?: 
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