5th-6th Grade Spring Retreat
April 24-26, 2015
Join Mark, Anna, and the volunteer team for a very exciting trip this spring! We are heading to the incredible Whitewater express camp in Ocoee, Tennessee! We will have a wonderful weekend filled with teaching, worship, and fellowship with friends, a selection of activities to choose from and the wonderful experience of rafting down the Nantahala River!
Students need to arrive at COTA by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24th. Students will need to be picked up by 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 26th. Students need to bring clothes for two days in the outdoors, plus one set of clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty (especially if you choose to play paintball). Please pack lightly (no large suitcases, please). Keep in mind that it will get cold at nights. Also, bring rain gear, sleeping bag or linens, pillow, towel, toiletries, flashlight, Bible and journal!
Cost: $130.00 (Includes food, transportation, activities, materials and a T-shirt)*Students will need to bring money to purchase lunch on the way back to COTA Sunday afternoon.
After registering you will be e-mailed a release form, your balance, packing list, and arrival/departure time.Schedule: Friday 5:00 pm Arrive at COTA; Eat Dinner at Church 6:15 pm Depart COTA for Whitewater Express 8:00 pm Worship/Teaching Sessions 11:00 pm Lights Out Saturday 8:30 am Breakfast 9:00 am Depart Camp 10:00 am Student Activities 12:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm Fully Guided Rafting Trip 6:15 pm Return to Camp/ Dinner 8:00 pm Worship/ Teaching Session 10:00 pm Campfire Sunday 8:30 am Breakfast 9:00 am Worship Session 11:00 am Depart Camp; Lunch on the road 3:30 pm Parent Pick-up at COTA Questions? Contact:
Mark Johnston: 404-591-1972 Anna Witt: 404-564-3149 Jenny Sessoms (for registration questions): 404- 591-4270
If you missed our parent meeting, Sunday, March 22nd, don’t worry!
We gave out a lot of information about upcoming events in STS. Below are snapshots of the information we gave out to parents.
If you have any questions, please contact the STS Office: 404-591-2470
Coaching the Next Generation to Spiritual MaturityFriday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14 Where?: The Commons, The Church of The Apostles
We’re excited to invite all 5th-12th grade guys and their dads to a special two-day event on Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14. The focus of this Father-Son “Stay-treat” (no over-night) will be “Coaching the next generation to spiritual maturity.”
The Friday night session with Matt Brinkley is open to fathers of STS-age daughters &/or children under 5th grade. This session will be only for fathers – nothing will be offered for STS-age girls or children under 5th grade.
Special guest speakers: Matt Brinkley & Ben Pollard
Matt Brinkley. A graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Covenant College, Matt has worked in student ministry since 1978 and currently coaches youth ministers through PACT Ministry. He has written numerous student discipleship manuals, student pastor training materials, books for student pastors, and training materials for parents. He has a great heart for youth pastors, students, and parents.
Ben Pollard. Ben and his wife are members of The Church of The Apostles. He has two sons, one who is playing college football and the other plays college baseball. Ben is a Master Strength Coach currently working for Georgia State Athletics. His coaching experience has included Sam Houston State, TCU, Alabama, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State. He has a passion for helping and training young men to focus on their character and goals in life.
Schedule:Friday, 3/13: 7:00 pm – Dinner in The Commons 7:45 – 8:45 pm: Worship & Session 1
- Matt will speak to fathers
- Ben will speak to sons (The Loft)
- Matt will speak to fathers & sons (The Commons)
Cost: $30/person (no more than $70/family)
Activities are optional and cost extra.
To sign up for the whole weekend: go here.
To Sign up for the Friday night session ONLY, please use this link. Cost: $10/person
Please contact the STS office (404) 591-2470 with any questions.
April 10 – 12, 2015
All 7th-12th grade girls are invited to join the STS staff ladies for a weekend of discipleship, our annual Girl’s Retreat. We are excited to explore God’s Word with you. We are renting a home near Asheville, NC and will be exploring the Biltmore on Saturday. This retreat is such a unique chance for us to encourage each other in faith and to learn more about God. We can’t wait for you to join us!Sign in: Friday, April 10, in STS, at 5:00 pm Return: Sunday, April 12, in STS, 5:00 pm
COST: $125.00 / person (includes lodging, meals, transportation, and activities)
Deadline to sign up / cancel: Wednesday, April 8th
If you have questions, please call the STS Office: (404) 591-2470
4th Annual Mission trip to Guatemala!
June 20 – 27, 2015
For the past 3 summers our group had a phenomenal experience working with a ministry called Impacto. God has provided and moved in tangible ways; so we’re returning again in 2015!
We will be taking a team to the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala from June 20th to June 27th. Impacto is a ministry that works throughout Central and South America. Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Central America and provides a great opportunity to serve. Impacto’s mission is: “To bring salvation, hope, healing, and peace of Christ to the Spanish-speaking world.”
Our group will be working with Impacto in numerous ways: constructing homes for widows’ families, doing Vacation Bible Schools, feeding programs, as well as many other services provided for the poor and lost of Guatemala.
If you’re interested in details of the trip, feel free to call the STS Office at (404) 591-2470.
You can pick up the application in the STS Office or email email@example.com to request a copy via email.
The cost of the trip is $1,600.00.
This trip is open to current 9th-12th grade students (2014-2015 school year).
If there are spots left, we will open the trip up to rising 9th graders on March 1st.
Mark your Calendars: January 16-18, 2015 is our
Winter Mission Project
for 7th-12th Graders
All 7th-12th grade students are invited to join the STS staff and volunteers for our 2015 Winter Mission Project! Our group will be partnering with local Atlanta ministries for two days of service projects. We love this weekend because it is our chance to share the love of Christ with our community! We’d love for you to join us for this opportunity right in our own backyard.
ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.
Please call the STS Office if you would still like to register your child!Cost: $75.00 / person (Includes all meals, transportation, a t-shirt, and special Saturday night activity) ** For planning purposes we request that students participate in the entire weekend.
Call the STS Office with any questions: (404) 591-2470.DROP OFF/PICK UP Drop off at Church of the Apostles (STS) on Friday, January 16th at 5:00 pm Pick up at Church of the Apostles (STS) on Sunday, January 18th at 4:00 pm Schedule: Friday, January 16th 5:00 pm – Sign-in in STS 6:00 pm – Dinner & activities in STS *Group will be spending the night in STS Saturday, January 17th Service projects *Group will be spending the night in STS Sunday, January 18th Attend STS & 10:30 am Church service Lunch in STS Afternoon service project 4:00 pm – Parent Pickup
Love parties? Love getting dressed up?
All STS Families are invited to join us ON THE TOP of the Parking Deck for a Superhero Party! Come dressed as your favorite superhero. We’ll have prizes for the best costumes (guy & girl), inflatables, food, and FUN!
See you then!
Christmas Brunch and “A Christmas Carol”
Saturday, December 6, 2014
All STS Girls (5th-12th Grade) and their moms are invited to join the ladies of STS for our 5th Annual Mother-Daughter Christmas brunch and hot chocolate followed by going to see “A Christmas Carol” at Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff.
Brunch will begin at 11:00 am in STS.
Cost: $35.00 / person
ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED, BUT FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT TICKETS, PLEASE CALL (404) 591-2470
5th & 6th Graders, save the date:
November 7 – 8, 2014,
for our Annual Radiate Weekend!
Join Mark, Anna and our volunteers for an exciting time of fellowship and discipleship designed for 5th-6th grade students. We will kick off the weekend with dinner, games, and large group teaching. Friday night, after teaching, STS students will stay the night at The Church of The Apostles. Our guest speaker, Chad Cannon, will be teaching from Matthew 4:18-22.
Students should arrive at COTA between 5:00 – 6:00 pm on Friday, November 7th. Students should be picked up from COTA after our teaching time on Saturday evening at 8:15 pm.
Cost: $50/student (includes all food, transportation, activities and a t-shirt)
Online Registration for this event has closed – please call (404) 591-2470 with any questions!Schedule: Friday, 11/7/14 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Sign in 6:00 pm: Dinner in STS 6:45 pm: Games & recreation 7:15 pm: Teaching time 9:00 pm: Fun & fellowship 11:00 pm: Lights out! Saturday, 11/8/14 9:00 am: Breakfast in STS 10:00 am: Teaching time 11:00 am: Fun & fellowship 12:00 pm: Lunch 1:00 – 4:30 pm: Malibu Grand Prix 5:30 pm: Dinner in STS 6:30 pm: Games & recreation 7:15 pm: Teaching time 8:15 pm: Parents pick up at COTA
The Church of The Apostles is partnering with Operation Christmas Child this year as a part of Apostles’ “Big Give.”
On Sunday, November 16th, during STS, we will be packing shoe-boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
We will provide the shoeboxes if you bring the supplies!
Starting October 19th, we will have collection bins in the STS gym for collecting supplies.
BELOW is a breakdown of what each grade should bring.
Also, please take into consideration that O.C.C. requests that $7.00 be included for shipping costs.
We hope you will join us in helping to make someone’s Christmas extra special.
~Your STS Staff
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD DONATION SUPPLY BREAKDOWN
These are suggestions of types of items to bring:
Toys: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc…
Hygiene: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc…
School supplies: Pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc…
Miscellaneous / Other: Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
Do Not Include: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out- of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans.STS Students – each grade will be responsible for bringing different types of supplies: