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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.

Weekly Reminders

Reminders for this week:
-No Youth Group this week, rest up for your first day of school.
-If you have some spare time this week, Ranch on Jesus Yard Sale could always use some help (and you always get to see some cool stuff ;)).

Coffee House Preparation

If you want to do a sound check/run through before your performance at Coffee House, I will be in the fellowship hall Friday afternoon. Feel free to stop by and practice there, and we’ll have a good time hanging out.


It’s been a great summer, and we’re gonna close it out in STYLE with our annual Summer Coffee House. Whether you’re a talented musician, dancer, comedian, or bubble maker or even an untalented musician, dancer, comedian, or bubble maker, come ready to share your talents with the youth group. The less talented you are, the more you will be remembered, so don’t deceive yourself into thinking that you have nothing to bring to the stage.

Sign ups will begin at 6:30, and the show will begin at 7:00. We will provide the coffee, but if you want some sustenance to go along with your caffeine, bring a dessert to share.


WHEN: Friday, August 1st, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM (or so…)

WHERE: The Carriage Lane Fellowship Hall


Glenloch Games: Sweet Edition

If you thought Monday’s Golfcart Scavenger Hunt got you out of Glenloch Games this week, think again! In honor of the Sweet’s visit Wednesday through Sunday, we’ll be playing at their old (our current) stomping grounds this Friday. It will be just like a normal Glenloch Games; meet at 10:00 at Glenloch Park and we’ll play ultimate, gatorball, capture the flag, et c. before closing with lunch at Chick-fil-a. Whether you have been around long enough to have the privilege of enjoying friendship with the Sweet family or even if you’ve never met them, come on out and enjoy some sweaty fellowship. See you there!      IMG_0063-XL

Movie Night in the Pool

What: Watching a movie in the pool

When: Today (Saturday 7/12)

Where: At the Raffensberger’s house 6:30-9:00

What to Bring:

  1. Modest bathing suit (guys and girls wear a tshirt)
  2. $2 for pizza
  3. Something to float on in the pool


Golf cart scavenger hunt

This super fun event is happening on Monday, July 21 at 10:00 am. Meet at the front parking lot of the PTC library (there are chargers there) for a fun scavenger hunt!! Obviously for this event to happen, we need golf carts, so please let us know if we can use yours (or if you know of anyone in the church who might let us use theirs). Also, please RSVP to ensure that there is a spot on the golf cart for you. Hope you can make it!!