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Basketball Games this Saturday

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Jr High Boys (6th, 7th & 8th Grade)
Date: Saturday, December 13
Time: 8:00am
Location: Calvary United Methodist

Sr. High Boys (11th/12th Grade)
Date: Saturday, December 13
Time: 8:00am
Location: Belmont United Methodist
Opponent: Woodmont Hills  (0-0) vs. Judson Baptist (1-0)

Sr. High Boys (10th/11th Grade)
Date: Saturday, December 13
Time: 9:00am
Belmont United Methodist
Opponent: Woodmont Hills (1-0) vs. St. George’s (1-0)

Girls Team
Date: Saturday, December 13
Time: 11:00am
Westminster Presbyterian
Opponent: Woodmont Hills (1-0) vs. Hillsboro (1-0)

Middle School Advent Challenge

As many of our middle school families have probably heard, we have a new challenge this year during the Advent season to benefit our friends and neighbors at The Cookery!

One of the founding directors of Lambscroft Ministries/The Cookery, Brett Swayn, joined us this Sunday to share his story and his passion for serving our homeless neighbors through culinary training, housing, and spiritual support.

The Challenge
In order to invest in our neighborhood this Advent and Christmas, I (Jesse) have challenged our students to give up at least one item from their Christmas list and ask that the money be given, instead, to the worthy cause of helping a neighbor get off the street and back on his feet again.

How to Give
This money can be donated each of the next two Sundays (Dec. 14th & 21st) in the black mailbox on the information desk near the West Hall OR in The Bridge with Jesse during class time. Checks should be made out to Woodmont Hills with “Student Ministry” in the memo line, and please put any cash in an envelope marked “Advent Challenge.”

We fully understand that this challenge will look different for each individual student and family, so there is no specific expectation of how much or how little should be donated. Also, we do not want this to be a financial burden to the family over and beyond what would otherwise be budgeted for Christmas gifts. This is a challenge because it requires sacrifice.

Questions also came up about families that have big Christmases or have already done all of their shopping. If students would still like to participate, maybe they can ask extended family to contribute to this effort or even find odd jobs to earn money to give. There is no limit for creativity! The purpose is simply to practice self-sacrificial love towards our neighbors.

The Goal
The lofty goal would be to raise the $3,874 it takes to put one student through the culinary training program (More details on that here) and get them off the streets. That may seem like a lot of money, but there’s no telling what God might do through our students!

Thank you for reading and participating in this experiment. It will be my prayer throughout this month that we might be able to give of ourselves to change the lives of others, whether it be through this opportunity or another.

I’m so thankful for my middle school families!

Love you all,


Y.E.S. Christmas Shopping and Christmas Party Details

That’s right, our annual night of shopping and merriment is nearly upon us.

This year things will look slightly different than in years’ past. Only high school students will be going shopping for the Y.E.S. Christmas Store, then we will gather all together, 6th-12th grade for the GREATEST CHRISTMAS PARTY OF ALL TIME.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, December 12th

  • 5:30 – 9th & 10th Grades meet in front of the building to go shopping
  • 6:15 – 11th & 12th Grades meet in front of the building to go shopping
  • 7:00 – The party begins for all 6th-12th grade students in the Great Hall
  • Pick-up time will be 10pm at the latest

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Be sure to bring warm clothes for laser tag.

This party is gonna be tons of fun, and a great way to celebrate an amazing year together in the WoodmontYG.

There will be laser tag in the courtyard, Christmas movies, games, snacks and drinks, and a very special surprise for you to find out about when you get there.

Even though there will be snacks, be sure to go ahead and eat dinner before you come.

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We thought so.

Holiday Class Schedule

25 – Thanksgiving Service
26 – No Classes
30 – No Classes

7 – Christmas Festival
12 – Y.E.S. Christmas Shopping (HS)
12 – Youth Group Christmas Party (6th-12th)
24 – No Classes
28 – No Classes
31 – No Classes

Fall Retreat is Gonna be HUGE

We are SO pumped about the Fall Retreat this weekend, and we are blown away by how many of you have signed up to be a part of it! Due to the overwhelming response, we will not be able to take any further applications.

We’d also like to remind you to bring some warm clothes! It’s gonna be a chilly weekend!

If you have any questions about the retreat, feel free to let us know!

Middle School Service Opportunity: Harvest Sunday 2014

harvest sundayOur 6th-8th grade students have the distinct honor of helping with Harvest Sunday each year by sorting the donations we receive before they are distributed to our neighbors.

After 2nd Service this Sunday, November 16th, please plan for all middle school students to stay until about 1:30pm (depending on the number of bags, and how quickly we work). Pizza will be provided, free of charge.

Parents are welcome to stick around and help, or enjoy a nice lunch before returning to pick up.

Fall Retreat Deadline

We have now passed the extended deadline to sign up for the Fall Retreat, but we’d love for everyone to have the chance to come. Please let us know if you still plan to attend but have not turned in a form!

Flag Football

Here are the times for the final games.

Also, don’t forget we are tailgating at the park beginning around 12:00 at the picnic shelter.

Girls – 1:00 vs. Harpeth Hills
Jr. Guys – 1:00 vs. Otter Creek Carny (Don, unfortunately will be out of town with work so the one, the only Jesse “Bear” Baker will be coaching your last game.
Sr. Guys – 3:00 championship game against Otter Creek

Flag Football Post-Season Tailgate!

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Join us this Sunday at noon at the pavilion in Green Hills Park (behind JT Moore) for a “tailgate” before our flag football teams play. Then stick around to support our gridiron heroes!

Bring you own lunch and/or food and drink to share if you’d like!

Remaining Football Schedule

Alright folks there’s just two weeks left. The final two weeks will be like a post season (sort of) and, unless something changes, here’s the schedule.

Girls: We’ve been placed in a group of three other teams with similar records to ours (Harpeth Hills, Hillsboro and Woodson).
Sunday 10/26 3:00 vs. Hillsboro on Field 1
Sunday 11/2 – If we win (which we will) on the 26th will play at 1:00 on field 1 vs. the other winner – if we lose on the 26th (which we won’t!) we’ll play at 12:00 on field 1 vs. the other team that lost from the week before
Jr. High Guys: You have also been placed in a pool of teams with similar records. If we win out we would end the season in 4th place.
Sunday 10/26 4:00 vs Woodson
Sunday 11/2 – If we win (which we will!) we will play at 2:00 – If we lose (which we won’t!) we will play at 1:00 both on field 2.
Sr. High Guys: We are in a pool with other teams of similar records and we have a chance to win league this year
Sunday 10/26 – 12:00 vs. Granny White (please note the early time)
Sunday 11/2 – If we win we’ll be in the championship game against either Woodson or Otter Creek at 3:00 and if we lose we’ll play either Woodson or Otter Creek at 2:00

Jump Sky High Party


This Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 the High School Ministry will be having a great time at Jump Sky High which is an indoor trampoline gym that’s a lot of fun. Because they won the Trunk-or-Treat contest the 9th grade will get in free and everyone else should bring $20 for two hours of jumping. Also, and this is very important  you must have a parent complete this waiver before you come or they will not let you jump!

Just to be clear, everyone in the high school ministry is invited, the 9th grade will get in free, everyone else bring $20 and EVERYONE MUST SIGN THIS WAVIER.

Combined 6-12th Youth Class this Sunday

All 6-12th grade students will be gathering downstairs in the East Hall youth area at 9am for a combined worship and class time with Terry Smith this Sunday, Oct. 26th.

Lifeguards who will be attending Fall Retreat will meet in The Bridge (room 206 in the West Hall) at 9am for a meeting about Fall Retreat plans and responsibilities.

See you all Sunday!

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