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
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.
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
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, email@example.com
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
July 7-9, 2014
All 7th-12th grade students are invited to join the STS staff and volunteers for an awesome time on Lake Lanier!
We’re renting houseboats at Port Royale Marina on Lake Lanier for two days. The houseboats sleep 10 and there will be at least one adult on every boat. All boat drivers are required to take a boat safety test. We will also have a pontoon boat for water sports like tubing and wake-boarding.
We drive the houseboats and find an island in Lake Lanier and stay for two nights! It is a great time for fellowship, fun, and sun! On Wednesday, the group goes to Lake Lanier Islands Water Park for the day.
Cost: $250.00 (includes lodging, meals, and activities)
Questions? Call the STS Office (404) 591-2470Drop-off & Pick-up: Monday, 11:00 am – Parents drop off at Paradise Boat Rentals, at Port Royale Marina 8800 Browns Bridge Rd Gainesville, GA 30506 Wednesday, 7:00 pm – Parents Pick up At LanierWorld 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway Buford, GA 30518
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 25th. Students will need to be picked up by 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 27th. Students need to bring clothes for two days in the outdoors, plus one set of clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. (Especially for students who choose to play paintball.) 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!
Total 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 registration you will be e-mailed a release form, your balance, packing list, and arrival/departure time.
Online registration for this event has closed. If you have questions, please contact the STS staff.
Questions? ContactMark Johnston 404-591-1972 Anna Witt 404-564-3149 Jenny Sessoms (for registration questions) 404- 591-4270
For more information about our retreat location visit: White Water ExpressSchedule 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 2:00 pm – Parent Pick-up at COTA *Please notice this time update from what is listed on the brochure*
2014 Bass N’ Blast
April 2-5 & April 9-12, 2014
All 5th-12th grade guys & dads: join the men of STS for a great week of outdoor activities like fishing and shooting. We’ll also be spending time in God’s word and studying Biblical manhood.
We hope you’ll join us!
The April 2-5 retreat will be at Timm’s Mill near Anderson, SC and the April 9-12 retreat will be at Camp Arrowhead near Tuxedo, NC.
Cost: $95.00 (covers lodging, food, and activity supplies)
*Registration for this event has closed. If you have questions, please contact the STS Office: (404) 591-2470*
2014 STS Girl’s Retreat
March 21 – 23, 2014
All 7th-12th grade girls are invited to join the STS staff ladies for a discipleship weekend. We are excited to dig into God’s Word with you and spend time together. We are renting cabins in Pine Mountain near Callaway Gardens and we’ll be going to Callaway on Saturday for activities and dinner.
We’ll meet in STS at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 21st and return by 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 23rd.
Cost: $125.00 (includes lodging, transportation, food, and activities)
Deadline to sign up/cancel: Wednesday, March 19th.
Sign up HERE
Call the STS Office with any questions: (404) 591-2470.