Washington Weekend

The annual Washington Weekend began in 1982 as an opportunity to bring friends together from across the Pacific Northwest for deepening our love for Jesus and one another. The purpose of this weekend is: i) to confirm and strengthen our calling to be men and women who love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, ii) To build the bonds of support, love and fellowship among a diverse cross-section of people, and iii) to instill a vision of leadership centered in Jesus which has a deep commitment to our families, a few friends, and then naturally extends to the marketplace and the whole world. These gatherings of friends, family, state and local officials produce a rich times of spiritual renewal and make a positive impact in the life of our state. Many throughout Washington and beyond come together for this weekend to grow closer to Jesus and encourage one another to follow His unique path. Men and women from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds unite to hear from great speakers, share their stories and grow in their faith. We hope you can join us.


About the Upcoming 2010 Weekend
The 2010 Washington Weekend is scheduled for Friday October 29th through Sunday the 31st at The Enzian Inn in Leavenworth, Washington. This year our guest speaker will be Paul Young, author and master storyteller.  

Our time together will begin Friday evening at 7:30 pm (on-site registration begins at 4pm), and end at noon on Sunday. Sessions and meals are in a casual and relaxed setting. The format of the weekend includes four speaker sessions, an afternoon of free time, Saturday night entertainment and Sunday communion as well as a time for sharing and worshiping the Lord. Families are welcome (although childcare is not provided) and we are usually joined by a group of couples who attend small groups together during the year. The rich stories and fellowship that come from this annual weekend continue to strengthen our common beliefs and revitalize friendships.

Additional event details on the weekend, the location and what you can expect can be found below. Pre-registration is required. Come relax, play, pray, connect; come back refreshed and encouraged.


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Event Payment

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Option Packages: The cost is per person, which covers food, accommodations and other associated costs (as well as subsidizes the cost for our student attendees). Rooming options along with a few money saving options are listed below. Suites and other larger room options are available. (Please call Cindy for details and availability). Please note: Two people will be placed in a room unless otherwise requested (students will be placed 4 to a room). We will attempt to accommodate all roommate requests 30 days prior to the event. Please designate your choice and note that prices increase if full payment is made after 10/5/2010:

1) $240 per person for two to a room. After 10/5/10, $260 per person.

2) $210 per person for four to a room - one bedroom, two beds. After 10/5/10, the rate is $230 per person.

3) $145 per person - no accommodation needed; meals and other costs only.

4) $120 subsidized student cost (full price $230 minus $110 subsidy)

Cancellations: Cancellations made prior to October 5th will forfeit $50 per person. Due to hotel policy, cancellations after that date will result in no refund unless a replacement registration can be found.

Scholarship Donation: Each year a scholarship fund is set up for those who want to attend but are unable to pay the full amount. Please consider contributing to this fund. To do so, add the amount of your donation to your total registration fee. All contributions are tax deductible.


About our Speaker We were pleased that Paul Young has agreed to join us as our guest speaker this year.  His last novel is a masterfully told story (written for his children) of one man's journey of redemption, reconciliation and peace.  His insight into the grace and mercy of God encourages and inspires.

When the imagination of a writer and the passion of a theologian cross-fertilize the result is a novel on the order of "The Shack." This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" did for his. It's that good! --Eugene Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C.

William P. Young was born a Canadian and raised among a stone-age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of what was New Guinea. He suffered great loss as a child and young adult, and now enjoys the 'wastefulness of grace' with his family in the Pacific Northwest.



New to the Weekend?
Washington Weekend has been described as a gathering of friends, both new and old. The feel of the weekend is comfortable, inviting and welcoming. If you're new or a regular, preparing for this weekend is simple. Since it is a two day overnight getaway, pack accordingly. We recommend casual, comfortable and warm attire for the fall season. Over the years we have experienced a variety of weather conditions during these weekends so keep an eye on the forecast. Fortunately, most of the event activities are at the hotel, however you may need to bring the right outerwear if you're headed out on the trail. The hotel has the usual necessities, and what you don?t find in your room, you can pick-up at one of the local stores. To find out more about weekend accommodations (included in registration) at the Enzian Inn in Leavenworth, Washington, please click here.


About Leavenworth, Washington
Leavenworth, on Highway 2 in Chelan County, is 69 miles North of Yakima, Washington and 77 miles East of Seattle, Washington. Leavenworth offers visitors year-round recreation, from shopping to day trips, there is an activity for every interest. The beautiful scenery, the crisp mountain air, the wide variety of outdoor activities as well as the remarkable people who make up this little valley have led them to dream of sharing the Bavarian Village with others. Leavenworth, has grown from a railroad community into a popular resort filled with fun, festivities, and great food. The Wenatchee River flows past the town. There is a bridge on Waterfront Park that leads to nature trails on 15-acre Blackbird Island. Plan an adventure that will create memories for years to come. To find out more, please click here.

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