THIRST – RESONATE FALL RETREAT 2017

THIRST is the Resonate Fall Retreat for students who have a THIRST for God’s Word.  This event is for anyone who wants to grow in their walk with the Lord and gain real leadership experience. With a special emphasis on leadership, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

This year we’ll be working with LeaderTreks as we go through their program called “Team Up.” Team Up is a three day retreat designed to mold students into a unified team. The goal is to teach the building blocks of great teams through an interactive, hands-on approach. The LeaderTreks staff will use a variety of interactive games and initiatives as well as small group discussion to emphasize each building block. Students will have the opportunity to take a Team Role assessment to discover how they operate inside teams. In the end, you will leave the event energized and focused on being unified.

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WHO: High school students with a THIRST for God’s Word

WHAT: Thirst Fall Retreat

WHERE: Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, IL

WHEN: Friday, November 10—Sunday,  November 12

COST: $70

DEADLINE:  Wednesday, October 25:  Event fee must be paid by deadline.  Payment accepted online or place payment in drop box outside Patrick’s office.

PACKING LIST:

  • Bible
  • Notebook/pen
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag/sheets/pillow (No linens provided)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Old clothes for outdoor activities
  • Shorts or jeans
  • Closed toe shoes and socks (hiking boots or tennis shoes)
  • Jacket or long sleeves
  • Clothes for the remainder of weekend
  • $$$ for one meal
  • Rain jacket—Weather will NOT dictate what we do.
  • Hat/sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Flashlight
  • Medication – controlled substance medication only must be turned in to a leader prior to leaving with instructions on distribution of medication

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SCHEDULE:

Friday, November 10
5:30 p.m.—Depart LOFBC
Session 1
Go to bed

Saturday, November 11
Breakfast
Personal Devotions
Session 2
Lunch
Activity
Dinner
Session 3
Campfire
Go to bed

Sunday, November 12
Breakfast
Personal Devotion
Session 4
10:30 a.m.—Depart from camp
12:30 p.m.—Arrive at LOFBC

Color War – Aug 30

Small group are kicking off August 30 at Resonate with an epic COLOR WAR!

Find out who will be leading your small group this year and engage in battle.  After we announce teams, we will head to the soccer fields for the 3nd Annual Resonate COLOR WAR! Everyone in attendance will receive free ice cream from Parkers!

Be sure to wear white.  This is a perfect event to invite your friends.

IT WILL BE EPIC!

Help Wanted – Student Ministry

We need your help!  We need Host Homes for the High School ministry and Youth Lounge workers. See the descriptions below and see if you would be willing to serve in one of these two ways.

Host Homes

House Groups are returning and we need host homes.  We’re seeking 7 homes to host our house groups.

September 24
October 1, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 19

Host Home for House Groups

House Groups meet Sunday nights from 5:00pm – 6:15pm.  The general outline for the night will be games, snack food, and a short lesson. Host homes are responsible for providing the food and the fun. I can help with the fun if you need it. (Cornhole, 9square, other games)

We are looking for 7 parents to open their homes. Email Patrick @ pgreer@loneoakfbc.org if you are interested in hosting a House Group.

Youth Lounge Workers

The Youth Lounge is open and we need volunteers to help run it. We’re seeking 5-10 adults to help with set-up, supervision, and clean up.

Each Wednesday night the Youth Lounge opens at 5pm. Students can purchase soda, coffee, or whatever food items is highlighted that week. On a rotating basis we’re asking adults/parents to hang out in the Lounge during that time to help set up the room, hang out while students are in there, and clean up at the end of the night.

Shifts will run from either 5:00pm – 6:00pm or 6:00pm – 7:00pm.  Email Patrick @ pgreer@loneoakfbc.org if you are interested in serving.

AMPLIFY GUYS CAMPOUT/GIRLS SLUMBER PARTY

Sign up online today for our annual Guys Campout and Girls Slumber party!

This event is absolutely free, but you must sign up online.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Date: Friday night, September 8th – Saturday morning, September 9th

Time: Guys will need to be at the church between 5:00PM and 5:30PM.

Girls will need to arrive at 6:00PM on Friday, September 8th.

Parent pickup will be at 11:30am on Saturday morning, September 9th.

Dinner will be served Friday night, and breakfast will be served on Saturday morning.

 

Things to bring:

Guys: A tent (if you have one, if not we have extra), swimsuit/towel, Bible, flashlight.

Girls: Something comfortable to sleep on, and a Bible.

 

Follow the link below to sign up for these awesome events!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

 

 

 

BREAKAWAY 2017

 

BREAKAWAY 2017
JULY 10-13
6:00PM-8:30PM

Make plans to be here every night for BREAKAWAY 2017. The theme this year is based out of the book of Ecclesiastes.

Monday: The search for Meaning.

Tuesday: The search for Approval.

Wednesday: The Search for Forgiveness.

Thursday: The Search for Purpose.

Every night there will be giveaways, fun games, group competitions, and awesome worship!

New this year for the first time we will have a camp pastor for the whole week of Breakaway. David Maguire is a student pastor from NorthRidge Church in Thomaston, Ga. “Big Dave” is a dynamic speaker who has a passion for communicating the Word of God to students. Each night students and adults will be challenged by the word of God through David. Check out a sermon from David Maguire:  YouTube: David Maguire, NorthRidge Church

In addition to a camp pastor we will also be lead in Worship by  Nicholas Carter from Mercy Hill Church in Yulee, Fl. Nicholas Carter is a former student pastor and current worship pastor who has a passion for students and leading people in worship by sharing the gospel through music. Check out his music on iTunes :Nicholas Ian Carter Music iTunes

 

 

Stay tuned for more information on BREAKAWAY 2017!!!!

AMPLIFY:Calendar Changes

We have had to make a few changes to the Calendar for AMPLIFY this summer.

June 14: Next week’s trip to Venture River has been cancelled – we will have a Slip-N-Slide Kickball game and Water Wars instead. 5:45-7:00PM at LOFBC. Bring a change of clothes and a towel.

July 5: Vertical Jump will now be on the 5th of July instead of the 26th.

July 26: Maggies Jungle Golf will now be on the 26th instead of the 5th.

 

For more questions contact the church office 270-554-1441 or email jyarbrough@loneoakfbc.org or hrudy@loneoakfbc.org

Whitewater Trip – Senior Guys

Senior Guys!

Here are the details in one convenient location.

Ocoee River Rafting

Whitewater Outfit: Ocoee Rafting

Whitewater Waiver: Release Form

Cost: $90

FAQ’s

What should I wear on the Whitewater trip?

  • T-Shirt are required to be worn on all tours. Tank tops are not allowed unless they have a full back. No racerback tanks allowed.
  • Shoes that are secure on your feet are required. No flip-flops are allowed to be worn.
  • We recommend quick dry clothing; it is more comfortable when wet. Jeans and sweat pants are not recommended.
  • We have nice clean changing facilities for your convenience after the trip. We recommend bringing a towel, shower items, a change of clothes and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

Do I need previous whitewater experience?

One of the great things about the Ocoee River is that there is no experience necessary! There will be a trained guide in each raft, and we think we have some great guides. After the trip you will too.

How long are we on the river?

Full Ocoee River: For a real fun-filled, action-packed day we offer the Full River Trip. We start with a trip down the Upper Ocoee River and then we take you on a trip down the Middle Ocoee River. With around 10 miles of whitewater rafting, the Full River Trip takes about 3 – 3 ½ hours on the river. From check-in to check-out, expect this trip to take you around 5 hours.

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Lodging: Celtic Clouds Cabin in Blue Ridge, GA

Schedule

Friday, June 2

4:00pm – Leave from Lone Oak FBC

10:30pm – Arrive at Celtic Clouds Cabin

Saturday, June 3

9:30am – Depart for Blue Ridge

11:30am – Lunch in Blue Ridge

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12:45pm – Depart Blue Ridge for Ocoee Rafting Outfitters

1:30pm – Whitewater!!

7:00pm – Dinner @ Cabin

Sunday, June 4

10:00am – Check out of Cabin

11:30am – Lunch near Chattanooga

12:30pm – Hike/Swim in the Blue Hole

Later – Depart for Home

Packing List

  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • $$ for travel stops
  • Clothes for the weekend
  • Extra shoes for whitewater
  • Swimming Trunks
  • Linens are provided