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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.
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
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!
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. Thank you!
Cost: $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students (Open to high school & college students, Impact, Young Families, and Small Groups)
Once you register you will be placed on a team, which will be a mix of the ministries.
We had so much fun at Lunch Bunch this year! See you next summer for more STS fun and fellowship!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org