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Pictures, articles, updates, and announcements from the Woodmont YG

This Wednesday: Food and Fellowship

Join us this Wednesday for a church family meal at 5:30 (RSVP here) and some fellowship and games at 6:30 in the youth room. This will be a great time for students to get to know each other and to invite friends!

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Back-to-School Bash 2015!

Back-to-School-BashThis Wednesday, August 26th at 6:30pm in the Great Hall, will be our annual Back-to-School Bash!

This is a time when families with 6th-12th grade students can come learn about what’s going on in the middle and high school ministries, meet the adult volunteeers, hear from students about youth group events, and pray for yet another amazing school year with the WoodmontYG.

Also, we have one medical form that will apply to all youth group activities over the course of a calendar year that you will have the opportunity to fill out and have notarized while you’re there.

Pizza will be provided for all who attend.

We would love for everyone to join us, and we can’t wait to kick this year off right!

Camp Telos 2015 Video

Here it is folks. If you like it be sure to thank Kelsey Fisher for the hours she spent taking pictures and making this video. It truly was a great year of camp: the best one yet. We couldn’t have done it without our awesome volunteer staff and we couldn’t have done it without our incredible students. What an amazing community God is shaping here!

Flag Football!

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Ladies and Gentleman, it’s that time of year again. Flag football will begin on Sunday, September 13th at John Trotwood Moore Middle School (4425 Granny White Pike, about a 3 minute drive from Woodmont). For the remainder of the season (about 7 weeks) all games will be on Sunday afternoons at the middle school.

All 7th-12th grade boys and girls are allowed to play. There are three leagues; 1 for middle school boys, 1 for high school boys, and only 1 for all girls middle through high school. I think we’d all agree it would be nice if middle school girls didn’t have to play against high schoolers, but last year we did a pretty good job teaching the younger girls the ropes while also never letting them get demoralized.

If you or your student would like to play this year, go to this page on our website, fill out the form and turn it in to a black mailbox ASAP, along with $80.

Promotion Sunday!

promotion sundayThis Sunday, August 16th, is Promotion Sunday!

That means all 6th-8th grade students will be gathering in The Bridge (upstairs in the West Hall), and all 9th-12th grade students will be in the Teen Center (downstairs in the East Hall) at 9am.

This will be a great time for parents to drop by before class and meet Jesse or David, if they haven’t already, and for students to get to know them as well.

We hope you’ll join us, and we can’t wait to start a new year together!

Reminder: Youth classes on Aug. 23 and 30 will be combined in the Teen Center, and there will be no youth classes on Sept. 6th during Labor Day weekend. Lifegroups will start back on Sept. 13th in the middle and high school areas.

Upcoming Sunday Schedule

As we transition back into the school year (Yes, students, I can sense your sadness as I type that), we will be doing things slightly differently than in years past. Check out the schedule below so you know where you or your student needs to be for the next few Sundays!

Aug. 9 – Combined: All students 6-12th downstairs in the Teen Center
Aug. 16 – Promotion Sunday: 6-8th in The Bridge, 9-12th in the Teen Center
Aug. 23 – Combined: All students 6-12th downstairs in the Teen Center
Aug. 30 – Combined: All students 6-12th downstairs in the Teen Center
Sept. 6 – No Classes: Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 13 – Lifegroups resume: 6-8th in The Bridge, 9-12th in the Teen Center

Starting Sept. 13th, we will return to our usual school-year schedule of meeting in The Bridge and Teen Center, respectively.

A Sad But Necessary Post

Beloved friends,

This Sunday will be our last with the interns we have all come to love this summer. Please be sure to join us if you’re able as we begin to say our tearful “goodbye for now’s.”

Wednesday night, Aug. 5th, we will have an Intern Farewell Party following the Worship Night in the Great Hall.
Dinner will be provided at 5:30, worship led by Jesse and friends at 6:30, and the Intern Farewell at 7:30, so don’t forget to mark your calendars!

See you  then!

Girl’s Sleepover

FEMALE STUDENTS! Here is the information for Friday night’s girl sleepover.

Come to the Fisher’s house at 7 PM tomorrow night! The address is 416 Dahlia Dr. Brentwood, TN 37027. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow if you plan on sleeping at some point. We will have snacks and drinks, we will watch a movie, play some games, make s’mores, tell stories. It will be a blast! We may make a late night run to Waffle House so bring some money if you want to participate in that!

For those who want to join, we will also go swimming at Percy Priest Lake on Saturday. Bring a bathing suit, towel and sunscreen for some lake fun! If you are not coming to the lake, you need to be picked up at the Fisher’s house by 11:30.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the following people. Also if you are planning on coming, it would be helpful for you to RSVP so we can make sure we have enough food! Can’t wait!

Talia- 615-974-7091
Chloe- 785-766-6470
Betsy Fisher- 615-210-0913

Promotion Lunch for Rising 6th and 9th Grade Families

Dear Families with Rising 6th and 9th Graders,

The Woodmont Hills family ministry team (Julie Tuley, Jesse Baker, and David Sessions) deeply believes in the importance of moments that mark physical and spiritual growth in the lives of our younger family members. It is these rites of passage that remind us who we are and what we value, no matter where we find ourselves on our spiritual journey. Because these moments can be so important in spiritual formation, we would like to begin a new tradition with you as we lead into the new school year.

On Promotion Sunday, August 16th, we invite you to be a part of our first annual Promotion Blessing following 2nd service in room 205E. We will share in a potluck lunch where families can connect, learn more about the next phase of ministry their students will be joining, and participate in a blessing over this next chapter of life.

We would love for you all to join us and bring a dish to share. To see what is needed for the meal and sign up, you can click here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ca5a723aaf85-apotluck

Hope to see you there!

Jesse, Julie, and David

Week of July 26-August 1

Tuesday, July 28 – HIKING / ADVENTURE DAY
Meet at noon at the church to eat lunch with the interns, then we will head over to Radnor Lake for an afternoon of hiking and adventuring. If you can’t make it to lunch be sure to check in with any of the interns to find out where to meet up!

Wednesday, July 29 – PARK DAY
Meet at Centennial park at noon and bring a picnic lunch, a blanket to sit on, and any outside games you want to play! We will be hanging out until church so feel free to stick around!

Thursday, July 30 – SOUNDS GAME
Come out and support the Sounds. Game starts at 7:05 so try to be at the park at 6:30 to grab your tickets from the interns. Make sure to RSVP by Sunday night with any of the interns so we know how many tickets to purchase. Tickets will be around $10 (depending on group rates)

Friday, July 31 – GIRL/ BOY SLEEPOVER
Keep Friday night free because we have lots of fun in store at these girls and boys sleepovers. Tentative start time is seven, more details coming soon!

Saturday, August 1 – GIRLS DAY / BOYS DAY
After the sleepovers, even if you can’t make it, we will be having a girls and boys day of fun. Details also to come so be sure to check back!

Baptism This Sunday!

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This picture has so many layers of meaning to me. There’s the obvious; its the first Woodmont Flag Football Championship team, it shows that no matter who you are or where you live, you’ve got a place at Woodmont. Then there’s the less obvious. There are stories I could tell about each young man in this picture; the way they’ve made me laugh, when they’ve made me re-examine my faith, and the times when we’ve cried together.

Well, this Sunday there’s going to be another layer added when the good-looking guy in the middle front, Noah Hernbeck, gets up in front of his entire church family and says, “From this day forward, the old me is dead. Today the me who lives only for Christ and his Kingdom is born.” Hallelujah!

Make plans to be at Woodmont this Sunday during second service.

Nicaragua 2015 Video

Big thanks to Kelsey Fisher who not only took all the pictures but edited this video. She’s pretty talented folks.

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