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This Week in STS {8/2/15 – 8/9/15}

Sunday, August 2:

Donuts served in the cafe at 8:45 am!

5th-12th grade students: we’re so excited about GUATEMALA SUNDAY! The team that went to Guatemala in June is going to share testimonies, videos, and pictures from the mission trip. We hope you’ll join us to hear how God worked during the mission trip!

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Monday, August 3:

Cobb County Schools students – we’re praying for you on your first day of school!

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5th & 6th Grade Girls, meet us for a fun day at Zoo Atlanta!

Meet us there at 11:00 am. Bring personal money and a sack lunch.

Parents – pick up at 2:00 pm at the Zoo.

Please RSVP to awitt@apostles.org!

Wednesday, August 5:

Atlanta Public Schools students – we’re praying for you on your first day of school!

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Join us for family dinner in The Commons from 5:00 – 6:00 pm followed by fellowship, games, worship and Bible study in STS from 6:00 – 7:15 pm.

Sunday, August 9:

Donuts served in the cafe at 8:45 am!

5th-6th grade students: after worship in The Loft, Mark will teach in The Den. He is continuing his series “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

7th-12th grade students: after worship in The Loft, we’ll be continuing our summer series “Life Transformed: the life of Peter”.


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This Week in STS {7/26/15 – 8/2/15}

Sunday, July 26:

Donuts served in the cafe at 8:45 am!

5th-6th grade students: after worship in The Loft, Mark will teach in The Den. He is continuing his series “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

We’re excited that Jonathan Youssef will be joining us as our guest speaker. He will be continuing our summer series in the Life of Peter. After his teaching time, students will be divided into prayer groups. Prayer will be facilitated by college students and staff and will be in response to Jonathan’s message and the passage.

Join us from 5:00-7:00 pm in STS for food, games and fun!

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Guys, join David Nicholas for basketball in the gym starting at 4:30 pm

Monday, July 27:

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5th & 6th grade students will be starting their annual Atlanta Mission Project!

Please pray for our group as they serve around Atlanta Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 28:

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7th-12th grade girls, join us for lunch & dessert at the Marietta Square!

We’ll meet at Pressed Panini Bar at 12, then walk around and find a place to eat dessert!

Pressed Panini Bar {right across from Marietta Pizza Co.}

30 S Park Square NE
Marietta, GA 30060

Wednesday, July 29:

Join us for family dinner in The Commons from 5:00 – 6:00 pm followed by fellowship, games, worship and Bible study in STS from 6:00 – 7:15 pm.

Our summer intern Daniel Lavori will be teaching to 5th-12th grades!

Thursday, July 30:

9th-12th grade girls, come join us for a pool party from 12-3 pm!

We will swim and eat lunch by the Kelley’s neighborhood pool and then go hangout at their home.
What to bring: swim suit, towel, change of clothes, tennis racket (optional)

Please RSVP by July 28th to Caroline Germany (404) 788-8900

1000 Vinings Fall Dr.
Smyrna, GA 30080

Sunday, August 2:

Donuts served in the cafe at 8:45 am!

5th-12th grade students: we’re so excited about GUATEMALA SUNDAY! The team that went to Guatemala in June is going to share testimonies, videos, and pictures from the mission trip. We hope you’ll join us to hear how God worked during the mission trip!

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This Week in STS {7/19/15 – 7/26/15}

Sunday, July 19:

Donuts served in the cafe at 8:45 am!

5th-6th grade students: after worship in The Loft, Mark will teach in The Den. He is continuing his series “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

Zack Carden will be continuing the summer series in the Life of Peter. After his teaching time, our student leaders will lead their peers through in-depth discussion questions.

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Get in the Christmas spirit early at our church-wide Christmas in July event!

12:00 – 2:00 p.m., we will gather in STS where we will…

  • Hear John and Cindy Morris share their experiences delivering Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in Ecuador
  • Donate supplies for a huge OCC packing party to be held in November
  • Make Christmas cards for prisoners (Heartbound Ministries)

Lunch is available: $5.00 per person, maximum of $15 per family (pay at the door). No registration required!

Wondering what to put into an OCC shoebox? Here’s a complete list of suggested items and things to avoid.

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Guys, join David Nicholas for basketball in the gym starting at 4:30 pm

Monday, July 20:

5th & 6th grade girls, join Anna & Caroline for movie at AMC Parkway Pointe! Please bring personal money for lunch and the movie.

Meet us at Moe’s (Cumberland Pkwy) at 12:00.

Movie TBA – check your email, social media and back here for updates!

Tuesday, July 21:

7th-12th grade girls, join us for a picnic at Piedmont Park from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

Meet us at the corner of 10th & Monroe near Park Tavern. Bring a sack lunch & dress for recreational activities!

Wednesday, July 22:

Join us for family dinner in The Commons from 5:00 – 6:00 pm followed by fellowship, games, worship and Bible study in STS from 6:00 – 7:15 pm.

Thursday, July 23:

7th-12th grade students, we’re going to Top Golf!

Meet us at the North Point Mall food court at 12:00. From there we’ll drive together to Top Golf to start playing at 1:00. Parents, pick up at Top Golf at 3:00 pm.

Cost: approximately $20 / person (not including lunch)

Top Golf:

10900 Westside Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Sunday, July 26:

Donuts served in the cafe at 8:45 am!

5th-6th grade students: after worship in The Loft, Mark will teach in The Den. He is continuing his series “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

We’re excited that Jonathan Youssef will be joining us as our guest speaker. He will be continuing our summer series in the Life of Peter. After his teaching time, students will be divided into prayer groups. Prayer will be facilitated by college students and staff and will be in response to Jonathan’s message and the passage.

Join us from 5:00-7:00 pm in STS for food, games and fun!


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This Week in STS {7/12/15 – 7/19/15}

Sunday, July 12:

Donuts served in the cafe at 8:45 am!

5th-6th grade students: after worship in The Loft, Mark will teach in The Den. He is continuing his series “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

7th-12th grade students: join us for our “Text Me” panel after worship in The Loft. This is when you can anonymously text questions, about anything, to the panel. We’ll do our best to answer your questions!

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Guys, join David Nicholas for basketball in the gym starting at 4:30 pm

Monday, July 13:

5th & 6th grade girls, meet Anna & Caroline for lunch at Willy’s (W. Paces). After lunch, we’ll walk over to Yogurtland for dessert.

Parents, please plan to drop off at 12:00 and pick up at 2:00.

Bring personal money for lunch and fro-yo.

Wednesday, July 15:

Join us for family dinner in The Commons from 5:00 – 6:00 pm followed by fellowship, games, worship and Bible study in STS from 6:00 – 7:15 pm.

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Thursday, July 16:

7th-12th grade students, we’re going to lunch and then a movie at AMC!

Meet us at Moe’s (Cobb Pkwy & Cumberland Blvd) for lunch at noon then for MINIONS at AMC Parkway Pointe!

*Please plan to bring personal money for lunch and the movie.

Sunday, July 19:

Donuts served in the cafe at 8:45 am!

5th-6th grade students: after worship in The Loft, Mark will teach in The Den. He is continuing his series “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

Zack Carden will be continuing the summer series in the Life of Peter. After his teaching time, our student leaders will lead their peers through in-depth discussion questions.


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Serving in Atlanta – Annual 5-6 grade Mission Project

2015 5th & 6th Grade Atlanta Mission Project

Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30

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 Atlanta Mission) for day service projects and we will enjoy a time of fellowship at Stone Mountain Park on Wednesday evening.

Important Information
Resource Service Ministries is a ministry that works with elderly widows. The Atlanta Mission Thrift Stores help to fund the ministries and programs of the Mission. Participants will be involved in scraping & painting a home, doing yard work with RSM and they will assist in sorting donations for Atlanta Mission. 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 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 (2014-2015 school year)

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.

Questions? Contact :
Mark Johnston 404.591.1972
Anna Witt 404. 564.3149
Jenny Sessoms 404. 591.2470

SIGN ME UP!
After registration you will be emailed a release form, your balance, packing list and arrival/departure times.

SIGN UP EARLY TO SAVE YOUR SPOT!

Deadline: Thursday, July 23rd

*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.  
 
Schedule:
Monday, July 27th & Tuesday, July 28th
9:00 AM Arrive at COTA
10:00 AM Depart for Project
5:00 PM Pick up at COTA

Wednesday, July 29th
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 STS Wednesday PM activities
7:30 PM Depart for Stone Mountain
11:00 PM Arrive at COTA—Sleep at COTA

Thursday, July 30th
9:00 AM Pick up at COTA


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This Week in STS {7/5/15 – 7/12/15}

Sunday, July 5:

Donuts served in the cafe at 8:45 am!

Zack Carden will be speaking to 7th-12th grades, continuing in our summer series on the Life of Peter.

5th-6th grade students: after worship in The Loft, Mark will teach in The Den. He is continuing his series “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10:

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Pray for the STS staff & students as we depart for our Beach Retreat in Panama City Beach, FL.

Wednesday, July 8:

No Wednesday Night activities due to the staff being on the Beach Retreat.

Sunday, July 12:

Donuts served in the cafe at 8:45 am!

5th-6th grade students: after worship in The Loft, Mark will teach in The Den. He is continuing his series “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

7th-12th grade students: join us for our “Text Me” panel after worship in The Loft. This is when you can anonymously text questions, about anything, to the panel. We’ll do our best to answer your questions!


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This Week in STS {6/28/15 – 7/5/15}

Sunday, June 28:

STS Sunday morning: “Text Me” panel for 7th-12th grade students.

5th-6th grade students: after worship in The Loft, Mark will teach in The Den. He is continuing his series “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

Donuts served at 8:45 am in the Cafe!

STS Water Balloon Fight

Lunch: Flying Biscuit!

Monday, June 29:

5th – 6th Grade Girls Pizza Party in STS!
12:00 – 2:00 pm. Please RSVP to awitt@apostles.org
 

Tuesday, June 30:

7th-12th Grade Girls: lunch & rock climbing at Atlanta Rocks: 1019 Collier Rd NW, Ste A, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.
Bring your lunch, we’ll eat from 12:00 – 12:30 then climb from 12:30 – 2:30.
Cost: $20 for climbing.
 

Wednesday, July 1:

Join us for fellowship, games, and dinner from 5:00 – 6:00 pm followed by worship and Bible study.

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Parents, the “Coffee Connection” room (229) will be open for you during the 5:00 hour! Coffee will be available. This time will be for you to fellowship together as parents. Also,  you’re invited to join us for dinner ($3/person for adults, free for students).

Thursday, July 2:

7th-12th grade students, we’re going to Main Event Entertainment for lunch, bowling and laser tag/arcade/ropes.
12:00-2:00 pm.
$15/person.
 

Sunday, July 5:

Donuts served in the cafe at 8:45 am!

Zack Carden will be speaking to 7th-12th grade, continuing in our summer series on the Life of Peter.

5th-6th grade students: after worship in The Loft, Mark will teach in The Den. He is continuing his series “What does it mean to be a Christian?”


CW Spring Retreat

Annual 5th-6th Grade Spring Retreat

5th-6th Grade Spring Retreat

April 24-26, 2015

Whitewater Express, TN

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.

Online Registration has closed – please call the STS Office with any questions

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
 

Upcoming Events in STS

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


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Train Up!

Train Up!

Coaching the Next Generation to Spiritual Maturity
Friday, 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)
Saturday, 3/14:
9:30 am – Breakfast in The Commons
10:15 – 11:15 am: Worship & Session 2 & 3
  • Matt will speak to fathers & sons (The Commons)
12:00 – 2:00 pm – Activities (STS area) – GameTruck, Bubble Soccer, Laser Tag
1:45 – 2:30 pm – Lunch (STS area)
 

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.