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Pre-Missions Training starting January 18

It’s that time of year! As we gear up for the summer mission trips, we begin our pre-missions training. Attendance and completion of the training is one of the requirements for all CLYM mission trips.
Not sure if you are going on a trip, come anyways as the training not only applies for missions but for all of life. Participation in this training is HIGHLY recommended for all youth.

So when is Pre-missions training?

Pre-missions will be four Sundays beginning Jan 18 and will finish Feb 15 (we will skip 2/8 due to the retreat). The meetings will be as one big group that and will meet from 3 pm-5pm. We will have a couple where we break up after lesson into smaller dgroups to discuss.
Week 1: Jan 18
Week 2 Jan 25
Week 3: Feb 1
Week 4: Feb 15

What are the summer mission trips?

Cherokee and Peru are the summer trips this year
Cherokee Date:
The last week in June
High School Peru Trip dates:
We haven’t finalized these, but it will be one of the two dates below:
1. The last week in June (same week as Cherokee)
1. The first week in July

Winter Retreat Signup

Winter Retreat

Our Winter Retreat this year is February 6-8.
Our Topic this year is Union with Christ and our guest speaker is Rev. Michael Dixon.
The retreat will be at Westminster Camp in Atlanta and we will be joining Westminster’s youth group.
More details will be forthcoming.
The deadline to sign up (includes paying) is Wednesday, January 21st.
If you are going as a Leader, please still fill out the online form.
Parents, we will need drivers and leaders, so if you are interested in going and helping, please talk to Chris and fill out the form.
If you have multiple youth going, please fill out a separate form for each participant.
Cost is $65. Please make checks out to Carriage Lane Church and put them in Chris’ Box in the church office.
SIGNUPS (this form and money) DUE Wednesday, January 21st.

Click Here to Signup

Holiday YG schedule

Here is a schedule of YG during the holiday season.

  • Wednesday 12/17/14 NO Youth Group
  • Sunday 12/21/14 Joint Sunday School
  • Wednesday 12/24/14 NO Youth group (Christmas Eve Service)
  • Sunday 12/28/14 No Sunday School (for the entire church)
  • Wednesday 12/31/14 NO Youth Group (New Years Eve)

Sidenote: watch the blog (or subscribe) for impromptu events like glenlock games, and Christmas movie night (12/22).


Christmas Movie Night



Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater (ugliest gets a prize) and enjoy an evening of eating Christmas treats, playing reindeer games and watching a classic Christmas movie.

When: Monday, December 22nd. 6:30-9:00 PM

Where: The Vender’s house

What to Bring:

  1. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater
  2. Bring a holiday treat to share (made or bought)

No YG this Wed & SS in the Lighthouse

Just a couple of reminders for this week:

  1. There is NO YG this week. Enjoy some down time with you families
  2. We are transitioning into the lighthouse starting this Sunday. YG and SS will now be in the lighthouse.
  3. Chris is out of town till Saturday.

My heart is so full this season with thanksgiving for such a wonderful group of Youth! I thank God for you all!

What to Bring for the Fall Retreat

Carriage Lane Youth Fall Retreat 2014

November 14th-16th

How do I get there?:  

Meet at church no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 14th.  We are chartering a bus to drive to Ridge Haven (Brevard, NC).

*Make sure you have turned in your medical form, a copy of your insurance card, and the Ridge Haven Release form. Both forms can be found on the CLYM blog or Facebook page. You will NOT be allowed to board the bus without these forms.

When do I get home/ where do my parents pick me up?:  

About 4:00pm on Sunday (16th) at the Carriage Lane parking lot

What to Bring:


(Jesus 1st, Others 2nd, Yourself last) Attitude!


Bible (Hard Copy), pen, highlighter, notebook 


snacks (if you want), quarters for Soda machine, Water Bottle

    **Eat dinner Friday night before you come! We are NOT able to bring any food or drinks on the bus. Only water bottles will be allowed.


Twin Sheets and blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, PJs


Towel, soap, shampoo, toothbrush/ toothpaste (toiletries)


Clothes for Saturday and Sunday morning, jacket, jeans, tennis shoes, athletic clothing

**It will be COLD!!!!


Flashlight, medicine (if needed), sunglasses, camera, car sick medicine (mountain roads)


Board game, frisbee, football, ENO

What Not to Bring:

Tech: No phones, tablets, or ipods (Parents, contact Chris on his cell or the camp, if there is an emergency.)


Tobacco/ Drugs



Video games

Contact Information:  Chris Sewell, Youth Pastor- (423) 385-0809

Ridge Haven- (877) 862-3916

Required Fall Retreat Forms

Greetings Parents,
We are gearing up for an exciting Fall Retreat! In order to go on this retreat, each of your youth will need the two forms below completed and signed. Take note, one of them requires a copy of your insurance card. These are not due till the day we leave, but I encourage all to turn into my box in the office before then. I will be sending out a “What to bring” list shortly.

Delayed Youth Group Tonight

Youth Group will have a delayed start at 7:00; however, all youth are encouraged to attend the mission program at 6:00. Come and hear reports from the short term mission trips.

Glenlock (@ oak grove) TOMORROW!!!

No school on a Monday means Glenloch games! We will have good luck games at Oak Grove 10 AM to noon. Chick-fil-A afterwards for anyone that wants to go. it’s been far too long!