August 22nd, 2018
We Can Do More Together!
Regardless of what phase a kid is in, we only have 52 weeks with them while they are in this phase. What we do, what we say—they are watching. And they need both of you—parents and Small Group Leaders––intentionally investing in them this year.
When we combine the two biggest influences in a kid’s life
—their parents and their Small Group Leaders—
we can make a bigger impact than we ever could have done on our own.
We can do so much more together, and that’s why we've set aside the time to not just know OF each other, but to actually KNOW each other.
Join us for a time to get to know your kids Small Group Leader and discover how we can do more together in the lives of kids.
Douglas Lake Day
August 25th, 2018
All students who have completed 6th – 12th grade are invited to join us on Saturday August 25 for a day of pontooning at Douglas Lake! The cost is $20, which includes lunch. We will leave SHCC at 8am and return at 6pm. Students need to have a medical release on file with SHCC and a signed permission form. If you have questions, please contact Chad at 865.577.0842 ext. 25 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guatemala Mission Trip Presentation
August 26th, 2018
Come hear the Guatemala Mission Team tell about their experience this summer as they spent a week ministering in the village of San Miguel, Guatemala. The event will be held in the youth room and start at 11:30am. A taco bar lunch will be served. We are asking for a donation of $4 per adult and $2 per child, ages 4-12. Kids 3 and under are free. However, if this is not feasible, please come anyway!
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
Whitewater Rafting at the Ocoee Adventure Center
September 15th, 2018
All 7th - 12th grade students are invited to join us for a day of rafting at the Ocoee Adventure Center on Saturday September 15. Students need to have a medical release on file if one hasn't been filled out and a waiver from the Ocoee Adventure Center turned in. Students also need to bring a bag lunch and a change of clothes. The cost is $45, which covers dinner on the way back. Please contact Chad with any questions.
Emergency Response Training
September 22nd, 2018
THIS TRAINING IS FOR CHILDREN'S MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS AND SAFETY TEAM MEMBERS.
The training will consist of two sessions. The morning session is for both groups and will include classroom instruction followed by training exercises. This session will cover responding to emergencies and discuss your role in an emergency situation. We will discuss responding to: fire alarms, inclement weather, medical emergencies, dealing with security situations and active shooter response. Following the first session, we will provide you with a lunch.
The afternoon session is for Safety Team Members only. This will be training on tactics and will include classroom training and practical exercises.
Please make it a point to be there. This day should be a lot of fun as we work together to make our church a safer place.
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
Annual Church Picnic
September 30th, 2018
Join us as the elders and their wives host our Annual Church Picnic at the church. The elders will be preparing hamburgers and hotdogs.
Everyone who attends is asked to make a suggested donation of a dollar per person to offset the cost of the meat and to bring a side item.
Men's Hike to Mt. Cammerer
October 20th, 2018
Gentlemen, join us Jim Wilkin leads us on an 11.1 mile roundtrip hike to Mt. Cammerer in the beautiful Smoky Mountain National Park. We will journey through mature hardwood forests, experience beautiful views of Cosby and Toms Creek valleys, and see the Mt. Cammerer fire lookout. The lookout was built by local laborers and the Civilian Conservation Corp in the late 1930s using hand-cut stone from a quarry just downhill from the tower.
This trail is rated as "strenuous". Portions of the trail are steep and rugged. Hikers should bring the following:
*Clothing appropriate for the weather
*Extra pair of socks
*Sunscreen and bug spray
The bus will depart the church at 8:00am and return around 5:00pm. Please bring $4 to help offset the cost of gas.
To learn more about the Mt. Cammerer trail, click below:
Mt. Cammerer Trail Information