upclose weekend | Jan. 28-29, 2017

If you are looking to meet fun, new friends who share your faith - then EC Upclose Weekend is for you! If you are interested in growing in your faith and learning more about EPIC Commission - then EC Upclose Weekend is for you! 

EC UpClose Weekend is January 28-29, 2017 (Saturday 1pm - Sunday 8pm) at Valley Family Church. High school juniors through young adults (age 23 and below) are invited to come experience transforming moments with God, meet new friends, make crazy new memories, and learn more about EPIC Commission. Upclose will include an outrageous broomball tournment at Lawnson Ice Arena Saturday night and a EC takeover Last Sunday event on Sunday night.

Deadline to register is Sunday, January 22nd. And the cost is only $45/person!! Sign-up today for your best weekend ever! 



event details:

Before UpClose starts we wanted to make sure you feel informed and prepared! Below are some things that will help you stay informed for UpClose!

  • ARRIVAL TIME: 1pm at Valley Family Church Student Auditorium (2500 Vincent Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49024) on Saturday, January 28th, 2017
    • Park in the back of the building!
  • SCHEDULE - click here for a schedule of the weekend! 
  • HOST: You will have an EC student as your personal host all weekend! It is their job to make sure UpClose is unforgettable for you! They will be your escort the entire weekend too. You should receive a phone call from from your host the week before the event to see if you have any questions about this weekend! 
  • MEALS - the cost of all meals is included in the registration fee. However you might want to bring $10 in case your house decides to do a late night food run.
  • PACKING - bring: sleeping bag, pillow, overnight bag, Bible, notebook, and warm outdoor clothes (winter coat, mittens, boots).
  • INFO MEETING - PARENTS WELCOME - from 2:00-3:00pm on Saturday at the VFC Cathedral we will have lunch and an info meeting about EPIC Commission. Parents are welcome to attend! 
  • END OF WEEKEND: The weekend will be over at 1:00pm on Sunday (Bible classes at Valley University are optional on Sunday (classes are 2-5pm)!

Looking forward to having you at UpClose this weekend! Do not hesitate to email (ericagiesow@valleyfamilychurch.org) with any questions you might have in preparation for this weekend!