Family Fellowship Week 2023

Family Fellowship Week 2023

Family Fellowship Week is about three things. It is about gathering as a Missions family. It is about fellowship with God’s choice servants. It is about continuing to do what brought us this far as a missions agency. Our theme for Family Fellowship Week 2023 is Hope! God reminds us in Scripture of our hope in Him, the Gospel, the Faith, and His return.

COST:
Accommodations and meals are provided for all missionaries and applicants. The only cost for the week will be your transportation and campsite rentals for those with RVs (off-site). This year, there are no costs for children to participate in activities. The conference center is equipped with a snack and coffee shop for additional costs.

RV PARKING:
RV lots on the property are not available, but you are welcome to park your RV at the conference center with no electric or water hookup. This will allow you to conveniently store your RV while you stay at the conference center. Please let the office know prior to arrival if you plan to park your RV on the conference center property.

GUEST POLICY:

If you invite a family member or friend to come to the conference, they will need to register with the office. A daily rate fee will be charged by the conference center for all visitors, even if they do not eat or stay overnight. Overnight guests will need to pay for lodging prior to the conference. Please be prepared to help us manage these fees. You can arrange prepayment by calling our office.

ARRIVAL:
Guests will begin to arrive on Monday, April 10th at 3:00 PM. The conference center staff does not prepare for early check-in to the rooms, so guests who plan to arrive prior to 3:00 PM should plan to relax on property until check-in is available. Registration with WW Office Staff begins at 4:30 PM. Supper will be served at 5:30 PM, followed by an evening service at 7:00 PM.

LODGING:
The conference center has hotel-like rooms for each family. Each room includes two full beds and a bathroom, including linens, towels, hairdryers, irons, and ironing boards. A limited amount of handicap rooms are available upon request and must be arranged with the office. Sticky foods may not be kept in rooms per conference center guidelines. Rooms are not equipped with refrigerators or microwaves.

SPECIAL NEEDS:
Dietary or any special needs must be shared with the office ahead of time, so arrangements can be made with the conference center.

PETS:
Pets are not allowed on the conference center property. Licensed service dogs are permitted. Special arrangements must be made with the office and conference center prior to arrival.

SCHEDULE:
A typical schedule starts with breakfast each day, followed by preaching and meetings for the adults and youth activities or childcare for the children until lunch. After lunch, guests are free for the afternoon to relax, fellowship, and take advantage of the beautiful conference center property. Supper is served in the evening, followed by an evening service. Youth activities and childcare will be provided for the evening services.

DRESS CODE:
The dress of all attendees should be Christ-honoring, conservative, and modest.

  • Business casual dress is appropriate for morning and evening services. Adults –
    • Men may wear collared polo or dress shirts and dress slacks or khakis (no denim for services). Suits and ties are not required for services unless you are a scheduled speaker.
    • Ladies may wear appropriate blouses and skirts or dresses (denim skirts and dresses included) that reach the knee while sitting.
  • Casual attire is appropriate for afternoon free time when meetings are not in session. Adults
 –
    • Men may wear pants, jeans, and t-shirts or polo shirts.
    • Ladies may wear appropriate blouses, t-shirts, skirts, culottes, or dresses.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM:
Children ages 0-5 will be taken care of in a nursery-type and classroom setting during morning and evening meeting times. Bible teaching and youth activities will be provided for children ages 6-17 during the morning and evening meeting times.

    • Children’s Activities
 – For daytime activities, boys may wear knee-length shorts, jeans, khakis, or wind pants. Girls should wear loose-fitting culottes, basketball shorts, or skirts that reach the knee while sitting. Socks and shoes are required.
    • Children’s Services – Business casual is appropriate for the evening services. Boys may wear collared shirts with slacks or jeans. Girls may wear appropriate blouses and skirts or dresses that reach the knee while sitting.

NURSERY-AGE CHILDREN:
Please provide your nursery-age children with an extra set of clothing, wipes, and diapers.

DEPARTURE:
The last event of the week is the Thursday evening service. Friday morning will begin with breakfast, followed by check out at 10:00 AM. Families are free to return home or head to their next destination.

Family Fellowship Week 2023
April 10-14, 2023
Caraway Conference Center
4756 Caraway Mountain Rd.
Sophia, NC 27350
More information about the week, including registration information, will be sent out by email.