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Outreach2018-10-23T19:35:38+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 REGISTRATION** Session 2 Classes 2018-2019: Nov 1 – Dec 20

Thursdays – November 1 – December 20 (excluding Thanksgiving week)

** Suggested donation fee of $35 per class.** Supply Fees are mandatory. **

  • NOTE: All Toddler, Preschool, and Elementary classes are now 50 minutes (opposed to 55 minutes during Session One) to allot time for snacks and potty breaks between classes.

TODDLER CLASSES
** Comment or message Danyell Ballou to register **

10:00-10:50 am
Class: Toddler Play Time
Ages: 1-3
Location: Room 1
Teacher: Brenda Nickerson
Teacher Assistant: Raygen Ocasek
Supply fee: N/A
Description: Toddlers will enjoy and explore developmentally appropriate invitation-based play.

11:00-11:50 am
Class: Toddler Story Time
Ages: 1-3
Location: Room 1
Teacher: Ashley Buchans Thomas
Teacher Assistant: Lauren Horvath
Supply fee: N/A
Description: We will be reading stories and then doing coloring books or dance party!

12:00-12:50 pm
Class: Sensory Exploration
Ages: 1-3
Location: Room 1
Teacher: Dawn Dawn McNeely Pasley
Teacher Assistant: Raygen Ocasek
Supply fee: N/A
Description: Toddlers will use their tiny fingers and toes to explore their senses through a different sensory exploration activity each week

PRESCHOOL CLASSES 
**Comment or message Danyell Ballou to register**

10:00-10:50 am
Class: Early Engineers
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years old)
Location: Room 2
Teacher: Danyell Ballou
Teacher Assistant: Patricia Loustaunau
Supply Fee: $3-5 or donations
Requested Donations: Recycled materials (cardboard, cardboard rolls), straws, paper cups, blocks, Popsicle sticks, tongue depressors, clothespins
Required Materials: N/A
Description: Children will experience hands-on exploration of basic engineering and math skills through both self-guided and teacher-led projects to allow them the opportunity to build, test, and improve their very own creations based on children’s literature.

11:00-11:50 am
Class: Preschool Play-doh Making
Ages: 3-5
Location: Room 2
Teacher: Patricia Loustaunau
Teacher Assistant: Danyell Ballou
Supply fee: $5.00
Materials Required: We will be making play-doh, so things will probably get messy. I recommend either wearing play clothes that are okay to get messy OR bring an apron or over sized t-shirt. I will try to bring some extra t-shirts each week.
Description: We will be making different types of play-doh and/or adding fun things to a pre-made recipe each week. Then have creative free-play with our home-made play-doh using different toys and play mats. ALSO be advised that we will be using essential oils and some food that may be an allergy risk (like -but not limited to -peanut butter), and food dyes (artificial food coloring).

12:00-12:50 am
Class: Edible Arts
Ages: 3-6
Location: Room 2
Teacher: Melissa Neeley
Teacher Assistant: Ashley Buchans Thomas
Supply Fee: $5
Description: Children will be able to explore their art skills by creating their very own edible crafts after listening to a related story and song

ELEMENTARY CLASSES 
**Comment or message Danyell Ballou to register**

10:00-10:50 am
Class: Introduction to Reading Music and the Recorder
Ages: 5-10
Location: Room 4
Teacher: Dawn Dawn McNeely Pasley
Teacher Assistant: Jesse Shaw
Supply Fee: Purchase own Recorder ($5-$10)
Description: Using games and fun activities, the children will learn the basics of music:notes, staff, clefs, etc. They will also learn to play a song on the Recorder by the end of the class session.

10:00-10:50 am
Class: Science
Ages: 5-10
Location: Room 3
Teacher: Ashley Buchans Thomas
Teacher Assistant: Ashleigh Pyne
Supply Fee: $10
Material Donation Requests: Spring scale, pieces of brass, speaker wire
Description: We will be using an experiment each week to discover each of these topics: Density/buoyancy, crystallization , solid/liquid/gas, colors/shadows of light, magnetism,

11:00-11:50 am
Class: Art History
Ages: 5-10
Location: Room 3
Teacher: Jesse Shaw
Teacher Assistant: Dawn McNeely Pasley
Supply Fee:$5-$10
Description: We will be learning about different artists, how they paint, sculpt, dye, and build. With each artist we will have a project, so please make sure to wear clothes or bring something that can get dirty.

11:00-11:50 am
Class: Spanish – Part Two
Ages: 7-12
Location: Room 4
Teacher: Marshall Burke
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.

12:00-12:50 pm
Class: Christmas/holidays Around the World
Ages: 6 (older 5 yr. olds) – 10 year olds
Location: Room 3
Teacher: Patricia Loustaunau
Teacher Assistant: Jesse Shaw
Supply Fee: $10 (for craft supplies and food)
Required materials: scissors appropriate for the age of your child…. Also may need some toilet paper tubes
Description: We will be visiting 6 of the 7 continents around the world (skipping Antarctica, as it’s just too cold ). Each week we will travel to a continent and look deeper into how the people there celebrate the Christmas season. We will look at traditions, festivities, foods, crafts, and other significant ways this holiday is celebrated – or not celebrated. If Christmas is NOT celebrated, we will look at what/how they DO celebrate.
During each class we will enjoy a special food AND make an ornament to take home that represents the part of the world we learned about that week. (Allergy Alert: We will be tasting numerous foods that may or may not contain milk, nuts, shrimp, etc. please let me know if your child has a food allergy

12:00-12:50 pm
Class: Computer Science & Coding
Ages: Upper Elementary/Middle (9+)
Location: Room 4
Teacher: Amy Marson
Teacher Assistant: Leigh Ann Harbin
Supply Fee: N/A
Required Materials: Laptop & headphones
Description: Following Google CS First curriculum, students will use Block-based coding via Scratch around a ‘Sports” theme. Students will use computer science to simulate extreme sports, make their own fitness gadget commercial, and create a commentary for a big sporting event. https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/en/home

SESSION 2 MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES
(Register by replying in the comments or sending Amy Powell a personal message)

12 noon
Coding

Ages 9 and up
Teacher: Amy Marson
Teacher Assistant: Leigh Ann Harbin
Supply Fee: N/A
Required Materials: Laptop & headphones
Description: Following Google CS First curriculum, students will use Block-based coding via Scratch around a ‘Sports” theme. Students will use computer science to simulate extreme sports, make their own fitness gadget commercial, and create a commentary for a big sporting event. https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/en/home

Art History Middle School
Lynn M Young

Ages: 11+

Supply Fee Only (aka no additional class fee): $30

In each class we’ll be learning about an art style, a famous artist known for that style, and then work on creating an art piece in that style. *Media may include paint, so students should dress appropriately.

1 pm
Book Club

Teacher:  Amy Marson
Ages: Middle (10+)
Materials: Pencil, notebook & Reading will be required during the week between classes. Supply Fee: $6 for personal copy of the book
Description: Excerpt from Scholastic “Three young people are looking for refuge, a place for themselves and their families to live in peace. Separated by decades in time and by oceans in geography, their stories share similar emotional traumas and desperate situations. . . . and, at the end, connect in astounding ways. Josef in 1930s Nazi Germany, Isabel in 1990s Cuba, and Mahmoud in present-day Syria — all three hang on to their hope for a new tomorrow in the face of harrowing dangers.”

Using the novel, Refugee by Alan Gratz, students will engage in weekly discussions and activities central to the book’s themes, which include empathy, personal responsibility, survival, and perseverance.

2 pm
Geometry Basics
Amy Powell

Ages 13 +

No supply fee

Solid 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