Women's Wildflower Hike
April 21st, 2018
Ladies, we have an awesome event planned for those of you that love to hike, and love to experience nature first-hand.
On Saturday, April 21, we are going to hike Porter's Creek Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We will hike, have lunch together, and enjoy the beauty of God's creation.
We plan to leave SHCC at 7:30 am, and will return around 2:00 p.m. We will carpool to the park together. (We may take one of the Church buses, depending on the availability of drivers).
The Porter's Creek Trail is 4+ miles. It will take approximately 3 hours for this easy/moderate hike. There will be lots of wildflowers, historic buildings, and waterfalls. We have reserved the Greenbrier Picnic Pavilion - so our lunch will be under shelter, and we'll have lots of space for everyone to enjoy lunch.
This hike is open to independent hikers ages 12 and up. Girls younger than 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (age 21 or older).
We encourage you to sign up for this event -- and be sure to bring along a camera to capture the beauty of the wildflowers in bloom.
Tim Hawkins Live - BUS RIDE SIGN-UP
April 27th, 2018
We will be going as a group to see Tim Hawkins Live at Grace Baptist Church on Friday, April 27th. If you would like to attend, PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE directly from the Tim Hawkins website. This show sells out quickly so don't wait to purchase your ticket.
Once you have your ticket, you can register on this site if you would like to ride over with our group on the church bus. We will depart the church at 5:30pm. The doors open at 6:15pm and the show begins at 7:00pm. We will return back to he church following the show. Seating is limited so sign up soon!
Men's Hike in the Smokies - Kephart Prong Trail
May 5th, 2018
Gentlemen, join us as we head to Kephart Prong Trail. Along the trail we will see an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp that once housed 700 people. We will also see the remains of a couple of cisterns for an old fish hatchery and possibly some wild flowers.
This is a relatively easy 4.2 mile roundtrip hike. It is a good hike for first time hikers and younger boys. We will depart the church at 8:00am and return no later that 3:00pm. For this trip, you should pack a sack lunch, water, trail snacks, rain gear and wear good hiking boots.
May 5th, 2018
Join us for high flying fun in the Smoky Mountains! Sevier Air features 38,000 square feet of advanced & junior Ninja Warrior Courses, Trampolines & a First Ever 3 Story Net System for 2 to 10 year olds!
This event is for 4th - 12th grade students. We'll leave from the upper parking lot at 9:15am and return at 2:00pm. Cost is $15 per student and includes lunch! Please make sure to fill out a Sevier Air Waiver and a SHCC Medical Release Form. If you've done an event with us this school year, then we have yours on file!
Guatemala Family Mission Trip
June 22nd - June 30th, 2018
About Our Mission
Clubhouse Guatemala is currently serving families in 13 different communities of Guatemala. Clubhouse has Student Development Centers in 6 communities and works with over 1000 kids and their families on a weekly basis. Clubhouse hosts a Child Sponsorship Program which paves the way for hundreds of personal relationships between US families and Guatemala families. Clubhouse also works with church partners from all over the United States by hosting them at the Clubhouse Mission House and Camp Calvary. Today, Clubhouse is making a huge impact in thousands of lives with ministries such as VBS, Block Parties, Medical Clinics, Home Construction, Water Filter Systems, Chicken Coops, and many other ways. Finally, Clubhouse has seen many visions become realities as they currently have 2 church plants in process, our Seminary is now open at Camp Calvary, and they are partnering with the local Government in Palin to launch a school and make clean water available to thousands.
About Our Trip
The total cost of the trip is $1400, and you must put down a $140 non-refundable deposit by January 31. The cost of the trip does not include individual passports, immunizations, or travel insurance. Final payments will be due by June 8.
High School Camp 2018
July 9th - July 13th, 2018
Three water parks. Ten indoor and outdoor thrill rides. A 10,000-foot wave pool. A 19,000-gallon surfing experience. High School Camp promises to present a different adventure every day. High School Camp is so much more than just a camp. It’s part of a strategy. HSC is all about small group conversations where students can not only hear the message but interact, ask questions, debate, personalize and apply it. The deluxe, mountain-resort accommodations make for a memorable week that is sure to bring small groups closer together. Students will be inspired to encounter God in a whole new way. High School Camp is held at Wilderness at the Smokies Water Park Resort, July 9-13, and is for rising freshmen thru graduated seniors. The new and reduced prices is$230, is all inclusive.
Men's Whitewater Rafting Trip on the Gauley River
September 7th - September 8th, 2018
The Men's Ministry is hosting a whitewater rafting trip on Sept. 7th-8th. We will be rafting the east coast's premier upper Gauley River in West Virginia. This world class river has over 100 rapids and five Class V rapids along the way!
We will depart from the church on Friday at 8:30am and stop for lunch on the way. From there we will travel to our place of lodging at Alpine Ministries where we will gather for dinner and fellowship.
On Saturday, we will share in a breakfast buffet before hitting the water. Lunch will be served on the river. After rafting we will head back to Seymour stopping for a bite to eat on the way.
This event is open to men ages 16 and over. The estimated cost of the trip is $170 plus the cost of three meals. You can sign up now for $20. A total of $90 will be due by June 15th to secure your reservation.
Available lodging accommodations (price included in estimate):
Lodge (dorm setting with beds and air conditioning)
Bunkhouse (bring your own mattress, pillow, sheets and blanket)
Tent (6-8 man tents already set up on premise with mattress. Bring bedding)
RV parking and hook-up
Cataloochee Elk Viewing Trip
September 25th, 2018
Join us as we head to Cataloochee to spend the afternoon enjoying some of God's beautiful creation. It was in Cataloochee that elk were re-introduced into the park in 2001 and 2002. The animals are not frightened by humans and can be observed grazing in Cataloochee's fields. The elk typically retreat into the woods during the day and emerge into the fields late afternoon - early evening. The rut occurs September - October, during the rut the bull elk bugles to attract cows and to challenge other bulls.
The buses will depart the church at 2:00pm.
Some items you may want to bring are:
- Lawn chair
- Sack lunch for dinner