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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.
Deadline: Monday, April 21st at 5:00 pm.
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*
3rd Annual Kickball Tournament
March 16, 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. There will be inflatables, corn hole and other lawn games. 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 March 12th.
Once you register you will be placed on a team, which will be a mix of the ministries.
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*
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.