STS Fall Retreat
Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 12, 2014
Ocoee Retreat Center, Ocoee, TN
Join our STS staff and volunteers for this year’s Fall Retreat! We’re looking forward to a great weekend of worship, teaching, and activities. This year we’re going to Ocoee Retreat Center in Ocoee, TN. This retreat is open to current 7th-12th grade students. The teaching time will be focused on how the Gospel influences community and our relationships.Cost: $100.00 (COTA students) $50.00 (Guests of COTA students) *Price includes lodging, transportation, meals, activities, and a tshirt. **Signup and cancellation deadline: Sunday, October 5th
COTA Students, sign up HERE
Guests of COTA Students, sign up HERESchedule: Registration at COTA at 5:00 pm, Friday, Oct. 10th Return to COTA at 5:00 pm, Sunday, Oct. 12th *Students will need personal money for meals to & from location.
Got Questions? Please call the STS Office with any questions: (404) 591-2470
Sunday, September 7th we had an amazing morning! We’re back to our school-year format with a pancake breakfast and discussion groups after the worship and teaching time.
One of our students, Carl, helped us to put together a fun video to kick off the new year. Enjoy!
3rd Annual Kickball Tournament
October 5, 2014 at Brinkley Park, Smyrna
Join us for lunch at Brinkley Park immediately after Church.
Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic as we have our 3rd Annual Kickball Tournament. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun, fellowship, and competition.
The park’s concession stand will be open for purchases, as this is a way we can support them for allowing us the use of their fields (CASH ONLY). The concession stand offers hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, nachos, chips, sunflower seeds, popcorn, candy, Coke products, bottled water and Powerade.
Pets are allowed – owners MUST monitor & pick up after them. No wheeled toys allowed (scooters, skateboards, roller blades, etc…).
We hope to see you there!
Sign up for the Kickball Tournament HERE. (Open to high school & college students, Impact, Young Families, and Small Groups)
Cost: $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students
Register by October 1st.
Once you register you will be placed on a team, which will be a mix of the ministries.
We had an incredible morning in STS Sunday, August 17! We hope you were as blessed as we were to hear all the Lord did in and through this team in Guatemala.
Please begin praying if God would have you go next summer!
In June, we took a group of 22 students to the Lake Atitlan Region of Guatemala. It was an amazing trip; we’re so grateful for all that God did in and through our group! Please enjoy the video below, created by one of our students, Sam Flagg!
5th-6th Grade ATLANTA MISSIONS PROJECT
July 28 – 31, 2014
Join Mark, Anna, volunteers and your friends for a wonderful opportunity to live out your faith as you serve and love others in our city in the name of Jesus! We will partner with two Atlanta-based ministries (Resource Service Ministries and My Sister’s House) for day service projects and we will enjoy a time of fellowship at Stone Mountain Park on Wednesday evening.
Resource Service Ministries is a ministry that works with elderly widows. My Sister’s House provides shelter for homeless women and their children. Participants will be involved in scraping & painting a home, doing yard work with RSM and they will assist children in learning and sorting clothes for My Sister’s House. Students will need to wear work clothes each day. (*Please know that your children will never be asked to do anything that is beyond their skill level or that is dangerous.)
On Wednesday morning students need to bring a change of clothes, toiletries, sleeping bag, and pillow. After the service project on Wednesday we will return to the Church for dinner and STS Wednesday evening activities. Immediately after STS we will depart to Stone Mountain to attend the Laser show.
We will arrive back at COTA around 11:00 p.m. and stay overnight at COTA. If your child will not stay the night at COTA, please make arrangements to pick them up when we return from the Laser show.
Who can participate in the Atlanta Missions Project?
Current 5th and 6th grade students (2013-2014 school year); if there is room, we may open it up to rising 5th grade students.
Total Cost: $80.00 (Includes breakfast, transportation, Wednesday night dinner and Stone Mountain Laser Show.)
Lunch is not included on a daily basis. Students will need to pack a lunch for each day.
Signup Deadline: Wednesday, July 23rd
After registration you will be emailed a release form, your balance, packing list and arrival/departure times.
*For planning purposes we request that students participate in at least two days.
**If you do not plan on participating in the entire AMP week, but would still like to participate in one or two days, please do not sign up online. Instead, contact one of our staff members who will be happy to assist you in the registration process.
Mark Johnston 404.591.1972
Anna Witt 404. 564.3149
Jenny Sessoms 404. 591.4270
Monday, July 28th & Tuesday, July 29th9:00 AM Arrive at COTA 10:00 AM Depart for Project 5:00 PM Pick up at COTA
Wednesday, July 30th9:00 AM Arrive at COTA 10:00 AM Depart for Project 4:00 PM Arrive at COTA 5:00 PM Dinner at COTA 6:15 PM STS Wednesday PM activities 7:30 PM Depart for Stone Mountain 11:00 PM Arrive at COTA—Sleep at COTA
Thursday, July 31st9:00 AM Pick up at COTA
Wednesday night in high school Bible study we talked about joy and what it means to celebrate & see God as the creator of both! We watched this video by Rend Collective and were blessed! We hope you are as well.
“Let us fix our eyes on Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” –Hebrews 12:2-3
5th & 6th Grade Girls: LUNCH BUNCH
Join Anna and STS friends for fun and fellowship Tuesday afternoons this summer!
Tuesdays, 12:00 – 2:00 PMJune 3: Picnic at COTA (pack a lunch) June 17: Lunch at Uncle Maddio’s, Cumberland/Aker’s Mill July 1: Pizza Party in STS (lunch provided) July 15: Movie Day (Movie & location TBA) August 5: Lunch at Zoe’s Kitchen, Cumberland Pkwy
Please plan to meet at locations and bring personal $ for lunch and activities.
RSVP needed for July 1st. Please email Anna Witt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Girl’s Just Wanna Have Fun!
7th-12th grade ladies, join Kristin, Anna, and Jenny for fun and fellowship Thursday afternoons this summer!
Join us Thursdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
*Meet the STS staff at locations
**Plan to bring money for meals and activities
***Carpool available upon request
June 5 – Picnic at Piedmont Park (pack a lunch)
June 19 – Lunch at NY Pizza Exchange
July 3 – Pizza Party in STS (lunch provided)
July 17 – Movie Day (Movie & Location TBA)
August 7 – Bowling at Brunswick’s Marietta
Call the STS Office with any questions! (404) 591-2470