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Outreach2018-12-31T18:48:27+00:00

Garden For Others

Our purpose is to provide food for hungry people with fresh produce from our garden near the church. The group forms in the spring and meets through the growing season to plant and harvest. Our produce is sent to the Fannin County Food Bank and Gilmer Community Food Pantry.

The Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet ministry, an idea of Dr. Craddock’s, was started by the people who started Cherry Log Christian Church. It is a non-profit Clothes Closet serving the community. Any person can come in and pick clothing. We depend on donations. We are open every Thursday from 1-3pm and the first Tuesday of each month from 3-5pm. It is a very rewarding ministry! Volunteers are needed.

Bus Ministry – Mobile Classroom

The Bus Ministry is a mobile classroom that takes information and education to our local communities.  The ministry works primarily with the Guatemalan community and seeks to education families while providing needed clothing and food.

Life for Children’s Ministry Mission Group

Life for Children’s Ministries takes care of HIV/AIDS orphan from Kenya.  The mission is to place orphan children with their extended families.  The mission also builds houses for widows to keep them safe and dry during the rainy season.  They also build schools and wells for clean water for the area.

The CLCC Outreach council are helping in three ways:

  1. Building Widow’s Houses.  Donations are collected on Mother’s Day.
  2. Drilling well(s).
  3. Mission trips to Kenya.  This is a two week trip that includes work opportunities to assist with building widow’s Houses, working with the orphans directly, and assisting with education activities.

Chris’s Comfort & Joy (Knitters Ministry)

The Chris’s Comfort & Joy (Knitters Ministry) meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10am to 2pm. Women and men, knitters and non-knitters are welcome. This is a ministry of love, of healing, and encouragement, for as we knit we pray over our simple, lovely shawls that God’s love and grace will be woven into each stitch and that the recipient will experience the embrace of love and healing. We are a part of a nationwide and worldwide thrust where men and women gather together as knitters to give support and comfort to others in need. Our shawls at CLCC have been given to our congregates in need; to members and friends of the knitters; and also to our greater world community, including individuals in the countries of Portugal and Sweden. Our ministry is a mission of outreach to our own communities we serve, i.e., North Georgia Hospice; Safe Choice Pregnancy Care Center in Ellijay; The Craddock Center; and the Dialysis and Cancer Centers in Blairsville, Ga.

Jill’s Quilts

Jill’s Quilts is a small group that meets the 4th Tuesday of each month 10am – 2pm to make comfort quilts for members and others who are undergoing chemotherapy. The group is named for Jillayn Wolleat who lost her battle with leukemia in the summer of 2013. New and experienced quilters are invited to join us in the Explorers’ classroom.

Ashley’s Way Caregivers Closet

ASHLEY’S WAY Caregivers Closet Ministry is to assist individuals in our church and community who have emergency healthcare needs in caring for a family member or someone in the community.   This Caregivers Closet can supply a wide variety of healthcare products.  Members of our church and the community have donated products that they no longer need.  If you would like to donate items, please be sure they are clean, in working order, and have all their parts.  We collect adult diapers, walkers, crutches, rollators, potty chairs, bath and shower chairs, and wheelchairs.

Food Collections for local Food Pantries

Food Collection happens several times a year.  The average number of families coming each week is gradually increasing and the donations of food received are certainly appreciated.  Items that are always in need are soups, especially chunky soups, canned fruit, canned milk and small packages of powdered milk. Thank you for your generous donations in the past and thank you in advance for future donations.

Georgia Mountain Inclusive Home School Co-op

We hold classes for home school children at CLCC every Thursday throughout the school year. Classes offered are Spanish, Lego Math Building, Science Arts, Super Pi Yo, Yoga, Cake Decorating, Art, French, Gardening, Toddler Time, Zumba, etc.  Elementary classes are offered from 10 AM to 12 noon.  Secondary classes for teens will be offered from 12 noon to 3 PM. If any CLCC members or congregants have skills in any subject area that you would like to share with a group of home school children…. for a 7 week semester (one hour a week).

OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT ** 2018-2019 – Session 3 Classes – Thursdays, January 3rd through February 14th
Comment with each child’s name, age, and class to register.
MANDATORY Supply Fees *if applicable* are due PER CHILD at registration/one week before session begins through PayPal (if you need help doing this, please message Danyell Ballou)
Class Fee: DONATION based. Recommended amount of $35/class – No due date.

TODDLER CLASSES

** Comment or message Danyell Ballou to register **

10:00am-10:50am The Wheels on the Bus Ages: 1-2 years old Location: Room 1: Nursery Teacher: Lauren Horvath Teacher’s PayPal: Teacher Assistant: N/A Supply Fee: N/A Required Materials: N/A Description: Experimenting and engaging….playing, singing, dancing, reading, and learning.

11:00am-11:50am To Be Announced Ages: 1-2 years old Location: Room 1: Nursery Teacher: Aimee Nesbit Teacher’s PayPal: Teacher Assistant: N/A Supply Fee: N/A Required Materials: N/A Description:

12:00pm-12:50pm To Be Announced Ages: 1-2 years old Location: Room 1: Nursery Teacher: Aimee Nesbit Teacher’s PayPal: Teacher Assistant: N/A Supply Fee: N/A Required Materials: N/A Description:

PRESCHOOL CLASSES

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10:00am-10:50am Grossology Ages: 3-5 years old Location: Room 2: Preschool Room Teacher: Jessica Moore Teacher’s PayPal: gte932n@gmail.com Teacher Assistant: Aimee Nesbit Supply Fee: $5 (experiment and craft supplies) Required Materials: N/A Description: We will learn all about our amazing and GROSS bodies! Blood, boogers, and brains (and maybe a bit about poo too)! We will read books and do experiments, crafts, and food art (Let me know if there are any food allergies).

11:00am-11:50am Science Ages: 3-5 years old Location: Room 2: Preschool Room Teacher: Brenda Nickerson Teacher’s PayPal: Brenda.nickerson1@gmail.com Teacher Assistant: TBD Supply Fee: $5.00 Required Materials: Old Shirt to cover your child/children’s clothes. Description: We’re going to be doing different experiments such as building a volcano, making slime etc.

12:00pm-12:50pm Arts & Crafts Ages: 3-5 years old Location: Room 2: Preschool Room Teacher: Patricia Loustaunau Teacher’s PayPal: loustaunaumom@gmail.com Teacher Assistant: Jesse Shaw Supply Fee: $5-7 Required Materials: TBD Description: we will do a variety of arts and crafts. I’d also like to incorporate songs and movement into the class as well

ELEMENTARY CLASSES

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10:00am-10:50am Beginner Music/Recorder: Part 2 Ages: 6-10 years old Location: Room 3 Teacher: Dawn Pasley Teacher’s PayPal: paypal.me/DawnPasley Teacher Assistant: Miranda Chancey Supply Fee: N/A Required Materials: Soprano recorder, Baroque fingering Description: We will continue to practice reading music and add in sharps and flats. Many games and hands on activities will be utilized to enhance learning. The class will learn a new song of the teacher’s choice.

10:00am-10:50am Pioneer Life Ages: 5+ years old Location: Room 4 Teacher: Jesse Shaw & Amelia Hataway Teacher’s PayPal: paypal.me/jshaw523 TA: Patricia Loustaunau Supply Fee: $10 Required Materials: N/A Description: Learning what a pioneer is, what they did/goals they had, what we’re their lives like? What is their food like? – Including few non-cooking foods, hand-dipped candles, etc.

11:00am-11:50am Beginning Spanish Ages: 5 – 7 years old Location: Room 3 Teacher: Miranda Chancey Teacher’s PayPal: mirandachancey@gmail.com Teacher Assistant: Samantha Collins Supply Fee: N/A Required Materials: Index cards, markers, and writing utensils. Possible workbook not to exceed $15. Description: We will be working with a similar approach to natural language learning where kids hear Spanish and mostly learn vocabulary before moving onto reading and writing. Age appropriate homework will be given so parents can reinforce the week’s lesson at home.

11:00am-11:50am Spanish – Part Three Ages: 7-12 years old Location: Room 5 Teacher: Marshall Burke Teacher’s PayPal: N/A Teacher Assistant: Laura Sturgis Supply Fee: N/A Required Materials: Book: The Complete Book of Spanish https://www.amazon.com/dp/1483826864/ref=cm_sw_r_fra_dp_U_tiyaBbG9JXMZD Description: Relaxed and casual Spanish class for children.

11:00am-11:50am K’nex Engineering Ages: 5-10 years old Location: Room 4 Teacher: Britton Neeley Teacher’s PayPal: N/A Teacher Assistant: Melissa Neeley Supply Fee: $0 Required Materials: N/A Description: In this class students will learn how to work together through problem solving and structure building. We will have a new team leader each week and 2 or more teams. We will build structure such a bridges, catapults, etc and students will see which structure holds the most weight, shoots the farthest, etc, and how to improve their structures.

12:00am-12:50am Flat Stanley Novel Study Ages: 6+ (ish) years old Location: Room 3 Teacher: Leigh Ann Harbin Teacher’s PayPal: Cljbeh@gmail.com Teacher Assistant: Brenda Nickerson Supply Fee: $5 (Postage and supplies)

Required Materials: Please bring at least 1 address to our first class of a family or friend that is likely to participate and have fun with this project. Preferably in another state or country …the further the better! Description: We will be reading the book Flat Stanley together in class. We will make our own Stanley and send him off on adventures. As he returns from his adventures we’ll track his progress and learn about each location. PLEASE NOTE: I will be connecting with friends and family myself, and also making connections with a homeschool pen pal group that I’m a part of. All correspondence will go through me to keep your children safe. However, there may be opportunities to create pen pal friends long term. Any connections to possible long term friends will be given to parents to control after the session is complete. No personal info will be exchanged by me.

12:00pm-12:50pm Handicrafts Ages: 5 – 99 years old Location: Room 4 Teacher: Danyell Ballou Teacher’s PayPal: ballou923@gmail.com Teacher Assistant: Melissa Neeley Supply Fee: $10 – to purchase a variety of needles, thread, fabric, embroidery rings, etc. Required Materials: One carrying case/sewing bag (something to hold all project materials) per child Description: In this class, students will learn and practice basic stitching to create handicrafts (cross stitching, embroidery, pouches, softies, etc.).

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES

** Comment or message Amy Powell to register **

12:00pm-1:00pm Middle School Art History 2.0 Ages: 10-16 years Location: Room 5: Teens’ Room Teacher: Lynn Young Teacher’s PayPal: Lynn.young97@gmail.com Supply Fee: $15 Required Materials: N/A Description: We will continue exploring different artistic movements and styles over history. Class will consist of 25 minutes of lecture/video and discussion of a specific artistic movement/style followed up by 25 minutes of hands on application of that style (e.g. painting, drawing, etc.) Artistic movements TBD at this time. NOTE: Examples of popular art from time periods may include nudity and discussion of some artists may touch on adult topics (e.g. mental health/lifestyle), though these will not be emphasized nor discussed in detail. Please PM the teacher with any questions/concerns.

1:00pm-2:00pm Drawing Basics and Elements of Art Ages: 11+ years old Location: Room 4 Teacher: Dawn Pasley Teacher’s PayPal: paypal.me/DawnPasley Supply Fee: N/A Required Materials: A good set of black drawing pencils, Strathmore Toned Grey Sketch Pad 9×12. (teacher will supply any white paper needed as well as white charcoal pencils) Description: This class will cover the basic drawing techniques for black and white drawing as well as the elements of Art. Please note, because of the added supplies for this class, the requested teacher compensation fee is only $20 per student.

1:00pm-2:00pm Yearbook Club Ages: 10+ years old Location: Room 3 Teacher: Leigh Ann Harbin Teacher’s PayPal: Cljbeh@gmail.com Teacher Assistant: Brenda Nickerson Supply Fee: N/A Required Materials: N/A Description: We will continue with planning for our co-op yearbook. Students will help take pictures and organize layout.

2:00pm-3:00pm American Sign Language Ages: 11+ years old Location: Room 3 Teacher: Brenda Nickerson Teacher’s PayPal: N/A Teacher Assistant: Leigh Ann Harbin Supply Fee: N/A Required Materials: N/A Description: We will be learning what American Sign Language is, the alphabet, numbers and basic communication skills. Homework will be given.

2:00pm-3:00pm Game Club Ages: 13+ years old Location: Room Teacher: Julia Osterc Teacher’s PayPal: thrivetrue@gmail.com Teacher Assistant: Supply Fee: N/A Required Materials: N/A Description: Learning communication, social, and life skills through games, simulation, and active participation. Skills include deductive reasoning, problem solving, strategic thinking, decision making, predictions and forethought, probability, critical thinking, resource management, creativity, collaboration and cooperation. Games may include historical, educational, cooperative and competitive board games, such as any of the following: Forbidden Island, Hanabi, Mysterium, Sherlock Holmes Detective Agency, Flash Point, Paperback, Mad Libs, Freedom Underground Railroad, Fantastic Beasts, Mini Divercity, Robinson Crusoe, Bring Your Own Book, Once Upon A Time, Xtronaut, Evolution Climate, Fluxx Chemistry, Peptide (biology theme), Biblios, Labyrinth, Chrononauts, Above and Below, The Mind, Punderdome, Wordsy, Gobblet, Pic Wits, Cranium, Blokus, Taboo, Jenga, Balderdash, Quiddler, Chess, , Backgammon, etc. (depending on time, interest, availability, and number of people).

3:00pm-4:00pm Human Body Ages: 13+ years old Location: Room 4 Teacher: Amy Powell Teacher’s PayPal: Supply Fee: None Description: Learning all about the form and function of the human body from organs and muscles to cells and synapses..and everything in between.

4:00pm- 5:00pm Language Arts Ages: 13+ years old Location: TBD Teacher: Julia Osterc Teacher’s PayPal: thrivetrue@gmail.com Supply Fee: None required, but Teacher Donation will help cover costs for some supplies. Participants will need to have their own notebooks or journals. Description: Discussing various types of communication and language, practicing creative writing and storytelling, doing research to share topics of interest through short presentations with the rest of the group, facilitation of discussions, interview skills (both sides), keeping a journal, and the history of communication from oral to written to digital. We may use some games that focus on communication such as: Paperback, Mad Libs, Bring Your Own Book, Once Upon A Time, Biblios, The Mind, Punderdome, Wordsy, Pic Wits, Taboo, etc.

4:00pm-5:00pm French Ages: 10+ years old Location: Room 4 Teacher: Amy Powell Teacher’s PayPal: Supply Fee: None Description: Continuing to learn French vocabulary and become more capable at understanding and speaking

introduction of geometry, angles, the math and how it can be useful.

Yearbook
Leigh Ann Harbin
TA: Brenda Nickerson

Ages 11 +

Materials: Cameras are helpful, but not required to join. Even a phone camera is good enough. I will provide a laptop for editing and layout.
Description: Students will be responsible for photographing children and classes. They will then organize and layout a Co-Op yearbook. This will be a class that continues every session, so students can rotate in and out as their schedule allows. At the end of the year, a bound yearbook will be available for parents to purchase. We will also offer printed portraits to any parent interested.

3 pm
Art History High School
Dawn McNeely Pasley

Materials:  items for your final project of choice (once registered ask teacher for syllabus)

Description:   This course is a general overview of the history of art and architecture from ancient Egypt to modern times; focusing on major movements and world-wide empires.  We will be looking at art from various periods as well as learning terminology, completing a project, testing, and learning through edutainment.

Guitar
Teri Slemons

4 pm
Journaling
Leigh Ann Harbin

Ages 11+

Supply Fee: $20 (students will receive their own Bullet Journal and all supplies needed to continue their journal outside of class)
Description: A Bullet Journal is an all-in-one book to help organize your life. It’s one part planner, one part tracker, one part journal, and one part art notebook. The purpose is to make the book “yours” so that it helps you organize.
In this class students will be introduced to the idea and function of a Bullet Journal. They’ll create a planner and learn how to use it effectively,. They’ll find out other ways to use a Bullet Journal for fun, function and organization. Then they’ll add their own creativity to make it their own.

French
Amy Powell

Ages 11+

Continuing learning basic French, practicing speaking, and listening in ways that mimic how we learned our first language

Danyell Ballou Preschool/Secondary Coordinator
678-736-1136

Amy Powell (secondary class organizer–ages 12 to 16)
706-372-7425