Outside of our regular gatherings, we have special events and trips all year long!
In August, we start the
school year off with wreck night. We play messy games with
shaving cream and ice cream toppings, and then end the night with water
balloons and a slip n' slide! It's the official start to our school year
In October, we host our
annual pumpkin fundraiser! Students set up the patch and then
staff it over the course of the month. They sell pumpkins to our church
and community and earn "pumpkin bucks" to spend on trips and
events. In 2022 we celebrated our 11th anniversary of selling pumpkins!
In November, we
attend Pilgrimage, a conference event with amazing music and
teaching that is usually held in Rocky Mount or Fayetteville. Later in
the month, we celebrate Thanksgiving together with a big
In December, we celebrate
Advent and Christmas! This past year, our students
participated in the church-wide musical service, and we had an amazing
Christmas party with cookie decorating and a white elephant gift exchange.
In June, we host graduation
Sunday. We celebrate our graduating seniors during worship and send
them off to their next adventure with a brunch gathering and some fanfare!
In July, we end our school
year with an all-around favorite: Lake J! We take a 5-day
retreat to Lake Junaluska, where we play games, spend time in God's word, and
enjoy the beautiful scenery. We host a lip sync battle, perform skits,
and have so much fun!
This list is far from
exhaustive, so keep an eye out for all the exciting opportunities!