for Making Your Weekend
one person (or
couple) to Coordinate the Weekend details.
Notify UpBuilding Ministries as to who this person
is by calling 1-239-850-8324. This person(s) should
have abilities for administration and for attending
to details. It is most important that this Coordinator
thoroughly read ALL of the links within the link Host
A Weekend. Clergy Comments and Monthly
Letter Archives are also encouraged to be read
as both give insights into what the Lord does during
an UpBuilding Weekend. His Word is alive and active!
Recruit one person from each
church group to promote the Weekend from
within the membership of that group. These persons
shall report to the Coordinator listed in # 1. Groups
the UpBuilding Promotional DVD to the congregation
one segment each week during the Sunday morning announcement
time beginning four weeks in advance of the Weekend.
Have a registrar, registration table, and registration
form available following the worship service(s). ALSO,
make the DVD available to as many groups within the
church as possible. You may reproduce it yourself.
a brochure adapted from the UpBuilding
Ministries' model See
Sample of Brochure
and distribute it to members...
the Sunday morning worship services,
a mass congregational mailing, or
a promotional time with each of the above groups
listed in # 2 above.
Include in the brochure a registration
form to determine the number of persons planning
to attend each session. This is helpful for the food
preparations, the custodian staff, and child care personnel.
ALSO include a list of the
items participants need to bring to the various sessions.
These are found in the section:
Checklist for Making Your Weekend Successful
under the Friday and Saturday sessions and including
the congregation for the Worship Service(s).
at least two (2) emails to all members who have internet
access promoting the Weekend, relaying ALL
necessary items of information such as times, topics,
what participants are to bring to each session, registration
needs, child care, etc.
Meals: The eating
time for both Families and Couples Session
is planned for 1 hour, shorter is preferable.
these requests when serving meals:
buffet style, ALWAYS use 2 tables
and serve from both sides of each.
IMPORTANT: If you choose a catering service,
please only employ one that will allow
the people to serve themselves rather than
be individually served by the catering personel.
This expedities the serving time!
server style, ALWAYS use 2 servers
either style, ALWAYS put the beverages, condiments,
and desserts on a separate table away from
the main food table.
Request that each of the above groups include the Weekend
in its time of opening or closing prayers at its regular
meetings. Also, include the Weekend in the weekly Sunday
morning worship prayer times.
churches may be invited to ANY or ALL of
the sessions. If there is an interest in co-hosting
a Weekend with other churches, our experience indicates
that this is best accomplished when the
various sessions are divided up and held in each
of the participating churches' facilities.This
fosters a greater ownership of the entire experience
by each church.
follow every detail of the Checklist
for Making Your Weekend Successful.
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