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Christmas Brunch & The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 7
All STS Girls (5th-12th Grades) and their moms are invited to join the ladies of STS for brunch and hot chocolate followed by going to the “The Nutcracker” at the Fox Theater. This is one of our favorite events all year. We are so excited to spend time celebrating Christmas with you all!
Brunch will begin at 11 a.m. in STS
Cost: $30.00 / person (tickets are limited, first come first served)
Questions? Please call (404) 591-2470
The STS team wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of how we’re involved in Apostles’ BIG GIVE initiative.
Sunday, November 10th, during STS, we will be packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. We will provide the shoeboxes if you bring the supplies!
These are suggestions of types of items to bring (remember, these kids are around the age of our STS kids! So, think of what our kids would want or appreciate):
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: 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)
“Please donate $7 or more for each shoebox you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. You can give online by using our “Follow Your Box Donation” option, or you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the gift items inside your box.
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. ~Samaritan’s Purse”
STS Students – each grade will be responsible for bringing different types of supplies:
Starting Sunday, October 14th until Sunday, November 11th we will have collection bins in the STS entrance for collecting supplies.
We hope you will join us in helping to make someone’s Christmas extra special.
~Your STS Staff~
5th-6th Grade Radiate Weekend
Friday, November 1 – Saturday, November 2, 2013
The Church of The Apostles
“Go Tell” – Romans 10:14-15
Join Mark & Anna for Radiate Weekend! It is going to be an exciting weekend of fellowship and discipleship designed specifically for 5th and 6th grade students. We will kick off the weekend with dinner, games and large group teaching. Friday night, November 1st, after teaching STS students will stay the night at The Church of The Apostles.Schedule Friday 5 – 6 pm: Sign in in STS 6:00 pm: Dinner 6:45 pm: Games & Recreation 7:15 pm: Teaching Time 9:00 pm: Fun & Fellowship 11:00 pm: Lights out Saturday 9:00 am: Breakfast in STS 10:00 am: Teaching Time 11:00 am: Fun & Fellowship 12:00 pm: Lunch in STS 1 – 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: PARENT PICKUP AT COTA
REGISTRATION FOR THIS RETREAT IS FULL; please call the STS Office with any questions / for the waiting list: (404) 591-2470.
2013 Atlanta Mission Project
5th-6th Grade Students
July 29 – August 1
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 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 students 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 Hour of Power. Immediately after Hour of Power 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 (2012-2013 school year)
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.
After registration you will be emailed a release form, your balance, packing list and arrival/departure times.
Mark Johnston: 404.591.1972
Anna Witt: 404.564.3149
Jenny Sessoms (for registration questions): 404.591.4270Schedule: Monday, July 29th & Tuesday, July 30th 9:00 AM Arrive at COTA 10:00 AM Depart for Project 5:00 PM Pick up at COTA\ Wednesday, July 31st 9:00 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 Hour of Power / Wednesday PM activities 7:30 PM Depart for Stone Mountain 11:00 PM Arrive at COTA—Sleep at COTA Thursday, August 1st 9:00 AM Pick up at COTA
STS 2013 5th-6th Grade Spring Retreat
April 26-28, 2013
Whitewater Express, Ocoee, TN
Join Mark, Anna, Brian 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 pm on Friday, April 26th. Students will need to be picked up by 3:30 pm on Sunday, April 28th at COTA. 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 will be playing paintball!) Also, bring rain gear, sleeping bag (or linens), pillow, towel, toiletries, flashlight, your Bible and journal.
All students will participate in whitewater rafting on Saturday afternoon, but Saturday morning students may choose between horseback riding, mountain biking, and the ropes course. (For planning purposes, please do not change activity choice after registration.)
Total Cost = $130.00 (Includes food, transportation, activities, and a t-shirt)
*Students will need to bring money to purchase lunch on the way back to COTA Sunday afternoon.
Deadline to sign up is Monday, April 22, 2013 by 5:00 pm.
Online Registration has closed. Please call the STS Office with any questions about registration: (404) 591-2470.
STS Guys, BASS N’ BLAST is BACK!
All STS guys & dads, we’re excited to announce our 2013 Bass N’Blast dates: March 6-9, 2013 & April 10-13, 2013!
This trip is open to all 5th-12th grade guys and their fathers. It is a great week of outdoor activities (fishing, shooting, etc…) and learning about Biblical manhood.
We offer this retreat during both Public & Private schools’ Spring Breaks.
This year we’ll be going to Camp Arrowhead.
COST: $95.00. (Cost includes lodging, food, and activities)
Thursday, Feb. 28th was the deadline to sign up for the March retreat.
Please call the STS Office with any questions: (404) 591-2470.
Sign up for the April retreat HERE.
The deadline to sign up is Thursday, April 4th at 4:30 pm.
3rd Annual Mother-Daughter Christmas
Saturday, December 1st
11:00 am – 4:30 pm
All STS girls (5th-12th grade) and your moms are invited to join the ladies of STS for lunch and hot chocolate followed by going to see “Beauty and The Beast” at the Fox Theater.Lunch will begin at 11 am in STS
* All tickets have been sold. Call the STS Office with any questions: (404) 591-2470 *
Join us Sunday, September 23rd in STS for a tailgate party!
Our Atlanta Falcons are playing the Chargers
Kickoff @ 4:00 pm
5th-6th Grade Radiate Weekend
November 2-3, 2012
Join us for Radiate Weekend for an exciting time of fellowship, fun & discipleship designed for 5th- 6th grade students.
The theme this year is “Be Strong & Courageous” from Joshua 1:9.Weekend Schedule: Friday
5:00-6:00 p.m. Sign in 6:00 p.m. Eat Dinner 6:45 p.m. Worship Session 7:15 p.m. Teaching time 9:00 p.m. Fun and Fellowship 11:00 p.m. Lights Out Saturday 8:45 a.m. Breakfast at COTA 9:15 a.m. Quiet Time 10:00 a.m. Session 1 10:45 a.m. Break 11:00 a.m. Session 2 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Stone Mountain 5:30 p.m. Dinner at COTA 6:30 p.m. Worship Session 8:15 p.m. Parents pick-up at COTA
Total Cost: $50.00 per student
Includes all food, transportation, activities and a t-shirt.
ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED.
Please call the STS Office at (404) 591-2470.
This July, a special group of 5th-6th grade students came together for a week of service projects here in Atlanta. They worked with Resource Service Ministries, a local ministry to widows, as well as Atlanta Mission’s My Sister’s House, a women’s shelter in downtown Atlanta. Atlanta Mission Project gives our students the opportunity to serve within the community while utilizing and developing their team-working skills. Some of the highlights include painting a home in the city, working with kids at My Sister’s House and fellowshipping together at Stone Mountain. We hope you enjoy a few of our pictures and look forward to seeing you next year!
“I think AMP (Atlanta Mission Project) was a great experience. Painting Ms. Walton’s house and getting to talk with her was really neat. I made some new friends and had lots of fun at Stone Mountain.
Overall, I think AMP was a fun, memorable mission project.”
“I had a great year at STS. I had a lot of fun at the summer mission project. It was pretty obvious to me that I could still be a part of God’s work even in small things like working with children and painting a house. God tells us to help the less fortunate and AMP allows us to do so. Just because people are less fortunate than us or don’t have a family to depend on, doesn’t mean they are any less human than us. If your best friend was in a tough situation, would you sit back and watch? We learned all this not only through lessons, but through service to our community. Painting a widow’s house and helping at My Sister’s House by sorting through a donation closet and playing with kids taught us so much!”
-Mary Kate Peterson