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Meet our new MS Minister!

Chase and Olivia

Great news, WoodmontYG middle schoolers – this Sunday is Meet Our New Middle School Minister Day! Chase Whiting and his fiance Olivia will be joining us at church Sunday morning AND at the MS hangout “Chill Y’all” Sunday night. Middle school families and lifeguards are invited to a Meet & Greet with Chase and Olivia in the Bridge during 2nd service, and all 6th-8th graders are invited to Chill Y’all from 5-7pm at Marc and Lorie Brawner’s house.
Can’t wait for a day of fun with Chase, Olivia, and our awesome middle schoolers!

All things summer!

are you ready

Here it is, folks – all things summer with WoodmontYG!
Middle and High School
– Nashville Workcamp – June 4-9 (sign-up deadline already passed)
– Camp Telos – June 11-16 at Hy-Lake Christian Camp; sign-up deadline is Sunday, June 4; cost is $210 per student
High School Only
– Impact – June 19-24 at Lipscomb University; sign-up deadline is Sunday, April 30; cost is $225 per student
– Nicaragua Mission Trip – July 13-19; sign-up deadline is Sunday, April 30 – missions application must be filled out and turned in with registration envelope; cost TBD
^^Space is limited, so sign up quickly!
Middle School Only
– Albany Mission Trip – late July (all information for this trip will be finalized and sent out in the next few weeks)
If you have any questions, please email me at gconnor@woodmont.org. Super excited for another awesome summer with my favorite teens!



3 IMPORTANT THINGS about tomorrow:

1. Tomorrow is the last day of our 144 Envelopes fundraiser. Our goal is to have all 144 envelopes taken/contributed, so encourage everyone at church to donate and let’s crush our goal of raising over $10,000 for our youth mission trips!

2. Tomorrow is the deadline to sign up for Nashville Workcamp. This deadline is based on when we have to have everything turned in to Harpeth Hills, so this is not a loose cut off. EVERYONE who wants to be a part of NWC must have their application and payment turned in tomorrow!

3. 9th Grade Lifeguard Extraordinaires Hailey Howd and Mason Lee are getting married this summer, and we are celebrating them tomorrow from 12-2pm in room 205E! Hailey and Mason are registered at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and Target, and also they are officially the COOLEST.

Yay for all things summer and marriage! See y’all tomorrow.

144 Envelopes fundraiser


Our annual 144 Envelopes fundraiser is happening in the lobby for the next 3 Sundays (March 25, April 2, April 9). Each envelope represents a dollar amount from $1 to $144, and if all envelopes are returned with the corresponding amount contributed we will raise over $10,000 toward our Student Ministry mission trips! Please consider taking an envelope (or two!), and place cash or check inside and return to the black Student Ministry mailbox in the lobby. To receive email updates as the mission trips are happening, fill out the slip inside your envelope and include it with your donation.
Thank you in advance for your generosity, and for making it possible for our teens to serve this summer, both domestically and internationally!

Tomorrow night!

YOU GUYS – don’t forget about both of the important events happening tomorrow night:
1) Camp Barnabas Interest Meeting, 5:30pm, Bridge – this is for any 9th-12th grader interested in attending the Camp Barnabas mission trip this summer. This is a chance to hear what Camp Barnabas is all about, see some pictures and videos to learn more about the experience, and ask questions of students and adults who have been in the past. No commitment necessary at this meeting – just come and learn!
2) Sells Family Welcome Party, 6:30-7:30pm, Teen Center – all WoodmontYG students, families, and lifeguards are invited to come and celebrate Charlie and Hayley’s first class with our youth group! There will be cake, an ice cream sundae bar, games, a group photo, and a chance to get to know this awesome couple and their precious 2 year-old son Everett. You won’t want to miss it!
See you tomorrow night!

MS Hangout “Chill Y’all” tomorrow night!


Calling all 6th-8th graders! Tomorrow night is the 2nd middle school hangout, newly/officially named “Chill Y’all” by the 8th grade. Be at Paul and Missy Huffman’s house (9050 Land Grant Place, Brentwood) at 5pm for dinner, group games, worship, and so much fun until 7pm! Word on the street is there might even be a fire pit…

If you haven’t yet, RSVP to Glenna Johnson (glennaflash@comcast.net) and sign up to bring food or a drink to share here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4eadad2da20-whyg1

See you there! #middleschoolersONLY


Combined Class this Sunday

With our guys gone at Dudefest this Sunday, 7-12 grades will be combining in the teen center for an amazing time of worship by Krista Jenkins and sharing by Sami Strauss Cone! (6th grade classes will meet upstairs as scheduled.) Trust me – this is a Sunday you do NOT want to miss!!

7-12 graders, see you in the teen center at 9:45! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

Important Sign Up Deadlines



1) Ro—tic Dinner (RoMANtic Dinner without the MAN 💁🏼) – THIS SATURDAY from 6-9pm in the teen center! 6-12 grade girls and female lifeguards only, RSVP TODAY if you are able to attend so we can get the dinner planned!

2) Deadline to sign up for Dudefest (Feb. 24-26) is THIS SUNDAY! If you are going on the retreat, have not yet signed up, and will not be at church this Sunday, email me ASAP (gconnor@woodmont.org) and I will get you registered. Otherwise, turn in your event registration envelope with $85 payment this Sunday!

Yay for doing fun stuff together!!!

Upcoming Events!


Just want to make you all aware of the youth ministry events we have coming up:
February 12 – Sweetheart Banquet! We need teen servers from 5-8pm this Sunday evening; if you are able to volunteer and have not already signed up, please email me (gconnor@woodmont.org) and I will get you all the details.
^^We also need as many families as can help to stay for a few minutes after 2nd service this Sunday to set up the tables and chairs for the banquet. If lots of people help it won’t take any time at all! THANK YOU in advance!
February 18 – RO—TIC Dinner (Romantic without the MAN!) for 6th-12th grade girls from 6-9pm in the Teen Center! WoodmontYG ladies and families should have received an email with details this week.
February 24-26 – Dudefest!!! Turn in your event registration envelope with $85 payment ASAP to attend!
February 26 – 7th-12th grades will have a combined class in the Teen Center from 9:45-10:45 to hear fabulous guest speaker Sami Cone! (6th grade classes will meet upstairs as scheduled.)
March 5 – second 2017 Middle School Hangout! Details to come, but mark your calendars for that Sunday evening, 6th-8th graders!
Reminder of important summer dates:
Nashville Workcamp – June 4-9
Camp Telos – June 11-16
Camp Barnabas Mission Trip – July 15-22
(Remaining mission trips to be announced at a later date.)

Special Events this Sunday!


YOU GUYS! So much good stuff happening this Sunday (1/22)!
1) Combined class – grades 7-12 will meet together in the Teen Center for class this week. We will be hearing from one of our candidates for youth minister, so you don’t want to miss it! (6th grade special classes will meet as scheduled upstairs.)
2) Parent Meet & Greet – during 2nd service (11-12) all parents of middle and high school students are invited to come to the Teen Center for a meet and greet with the youth minister candidate and his wife.
3) Middle School Hangout – from 5pm-7pm at the Huffmans’ house! (If you are a parent of a middle school student and have not received the emails with details for this event, please email me at gconnor@woodmont.org)
BIG DAY, amIright?! Can’t wait to share in the fun and excitement with you all!

Girls’ Retreat Signup Deadline!


Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to sign up for Girls’ Retreat 2017, happening next weekend (Jan. 13-15) at Hy-Lake! All you have to do to sign up is fill out one of our event registration envelopes, put your $85 payment inside, and place it in one of our black student ministry mailboxes, and you’re all set for the BEST WEEKEND OF YOUR LIFEEEE!
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at gconnor@woodmont.org. Can’t wait for this awesome retreat with all of you!!!


No classes until January 4th!


(This is my dog Lucy with a Christmas tree. I posted it because I needed a picture for this post and it is cute and Christmasy.)
MERRY CHRISTMAS Y’ALL!!! Just a reminder that there are no teen classes Sunday 12/25, Wednesday 12/28, or Sunday 1/1. The next time we will meet together is Wednesday 1/4! Everyone enjoy the next week with your families and remember to thank Jesus for all that he has given you.
Love you guys so much! I am infinitely blessed by each and every one of you!

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