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Shades Mountain Student Minstries

Welcome to the blog of the youth group of Shades Mountain Independent Church. You'll find photos, info, videos, recipes, witty comments, scriptural edification, satirical meanderings and so much more. Stand with your back to the sun and stare into the future, arms cocked to the side ready to take on anything that comes your way. Blah, blah, blah.

Go! Night - Christmas Edition

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wednesday night is GO! Night and we're having a special Christmas edition.

First of all we've got a special music video from our Thanksgiving Throwdown that you will not want to miss.

Then after the service we're having hot chocolate and cookies and watch "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (the cartoon one) in the Garage. We'll be done at 9:00.

So come have a merry time with us.


Thanksgiving Was Thrown Down

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

We had about 50 people at the farm Sunday night for our High School Thanksgiving Throwdown. It was a beautiful night and perfect for a hayride and bonfire.

 This was our 7th annual Thanksgiving Throwdown. It's started out of humble beginnings with a handful of students in the Parking Deck and wings from Buffalo Wild Wings. It was a small affair. Since then it has become the highlight of the season.

This year we met at the Walls farm for a beautiful night under the stars. We roasted marshmallows, rode hay and a good time. However the climax of each throwdown is the eating of wings. Scott Leveille is out master chef and made our meal. It's always to die for.

 But the real fun comes at the end of the night when Scott makes his special brew of hot wings. And believe me, they are hot. We had a video camera on hand to catch all the action. 


Thanksgiving Throwdown: The Movie

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Here it is. The Trailer for "Thanksgiving Throwdown: The Movie." The trailer took so long to make that we could only make the trailer and not the whole movie. We're still trying to get funding to finish it.

 Thanks to Nick and Mark.
(Pumpkins were harmed in the making of this movie)

Winter Retreat Is Too Much Fun

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It is true. Winter Retreat is too much fun. Check out these pictures to prove it. Also, sign up before December 1st to pay the discounted price. for info.


Thanksgiving Throwdown

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Well, it's that time of year again when we gather to celebrate the hallowed day of Thanksgiving. While most students will be sharing the warmth of kith and kin, we wanted to have our own celebration where we got to enjoy the season with each other. This desire has culminated into a yearly tradition that we call our "Thanksgiving Throwdown."

For Middle School we will be gathering in the Garage on Tuesday, November 23 from 7:00 - 9:00. We will be having wings from Buffalo Wild Wings and commemorating Thanksgiving with a special selection of seasonal games. These will include: Turkey Bowling, Eggnog Chug, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, and the favorite called Egg Slam. It's more fun than you could imagine. The cost is $5. Bring a friend and enjoy our special celebration.

For High School we will be gathering at the Walls farm in Bessemer (a fun new addition) for a bonfire and wing feast on Sunday, November 21 from 7:00-9:00. Scott Levielle, a Buffalo native, has begun a tradition of cooking a feast for us using his special family recipe. We'll be eating, roasting marshmallow and enjoying the autumn evening.

One highlight of the evening is Scott special brew that is quite possibly the hottest thing you've ever tasted. It is respectfully referred to as the "Hell Brew." And if you've tasted it you know why. It's a challenge for those who dare.

See a few of the special few that tried it last year.


Trunk and Treat

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

 Well, it seems that people came out of the woodwork for Trunk & Treat this year, and some even seemed to have come out of the woods (i.e. gnomes and lumberjacks). We were so proud of our students this year. Their cars and costumes were better than ever. Check out a few pictures from the night.

These were our Gnomes. They sang and danced their way into the hearts or trick or treaters. 
 This is Old Beard. Head of the Gnome clan. Look to the right of the page to see a video of them on the news. Make sure you stay till the end to hear the growl of Old Beard.

These are our burly lumberjacks. And 1 of 2 Michael Jacksons. 
The original Dr. Pepper. 
 A few of our favorite colors.
 The Crayola Crew
The Little Girl on the Prairie
 Our 10th graders from outer space.
 God bless America. Is it me or is William Dennison not a ringer for Abe Lincoln?
The Care Bears. 
Michael Jackson #2