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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!

Peru 2015


If you are interested in any way in going on a short term mission trip to Peru this Summer, we would like to know. We need to know if there is enough interest in a trip this summer. So, if you are a Senior High youth or an adult and have interest in going to Peru this Summer, would you please fill out this quick form (might take you 45 seconds). This is not a commitment, it just helps us gauge interests and needs. Thanks!

The Form


Fall Retreat Sign up

Our Fall Retreat this year is Nov 14-16 at Ridge Haven (Brevard, NC).
We will meet at the church at 4:30 that Friday and hopefully return 4:30 that Sunday.
The deadline to sign up (includes paying) is October 12th.
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 SUNDAY OCTOBER 12TH.

CLICK HERE to sign up

Dgroup Kick-Off

If you have been in a dgroup, you know what this is, but if not, you are in for a treat! Dgroup meets on Sundays 3-5 and its for youth who are serious about becoming disciples of Jesus.  Dgroup is a place for you to be challenged by your peers and adult youth Shepherds to aim at the heart of knowing and experiencing the grace of God in your life. It is an intentional time of fellowship and discipleship and will probably be some of the closest relationships you will make, as together you explore what it means to be a Christian in your daily life.

If you have never be a part of dgroups, come hear all about it and meet your dgroup leader Sunday, September 14th 3-6pm. We will eat, play (archery tag!) and meet our dgroup leaders.

Fall Retreat

I love the Fall! The weather, the leaves, the food…and the RETREAT!!

Our Fall Retreat this year is NOVEMBER 14-16th, so mark your calendars. This year we will be going to the PCA’s retreat center Ridge Haven. It’s a beautiful camp surrounded by mountains and waterfalls (it’s one of my favorites).

For now, mark your calendars, but signups will be opening soon.