WINTERFEST 2018 – Update 2/12/18

All the info you need for Winterfest this weekend you should be able to find in this post or the original one (linked below).

Here are important notes and links – also located at the bottom of the post is the link to the original post with all the rules, to bring lists, etc.

  • School Letter – not all schools require one but just in case.
  • See original post for text info (parents and students)
  • Students load the bus at 4:45 am Friday morning.
  • CLICK HERE for the Trip Website – information will be updated live
    • Rooming List (updated on Thursday 2/15 by 5 PM)
    • Schedule – up-to-date
    • Gatlinburg Google Map

CLICK HERE for Original Winterfest Information


  • What to Bring list
  • Earphone rules
  • Parent & Student Remind list

LTC – Bible Quiz Update

Please note the following information from Shawn Stone about LTC Bible Quiz:

Hello parents and Bible quiz participants, 

We should now be in the 4th week of the reading of 1st Samuel…Chapters 13-16 (If they are using the schedule I suggested).    
Parents, if they are not on track, please encourage them to continue their reading. 
We will be gathering as a group on Sunday afternoon, 2/25,   Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. 2/28  and again on Wednesday, 3/7 at 6:00 p.m.  The Sunday time will be a little flexible based on the other LTC activities.   I also understand that Wednesday evenings that early are difficult for some with work so just do what you can.  
During the 2/25 gathering, I will hand out a Q&A guide they can begin to self-pace completing.   They need to be turned in to me by March 11th, Sunday morning.
If you want to help them get a head start….go to this link as there are coach/mentor guides you can use.  Thanks.
Please note:  there still seems to be confusion with some parents on Bible Bowl vs Bible Quiz based on texts and emails being passed.   We are not coaching the Bible Bowl.  If a participant desires to do the Bible Bowl(and we have several who are), that is great but it is self-directed by the parent and participant.   Bible Bowl questions and answers can be found on the MWLTC site.     
We are doing the Bible Quiz challenge and also changing the format slightly for our needs.   

Sr High Hangout!

(note: the graphic is wrong. It should say the 14th). No school on Monday so the Sr. High will hang out at the EPICenter Sunday night (Jan 14). We will start at 6 PM. Everyone bring a 2-liter AND your favorite food to share (more if you’re up to it 😉) also bring a game (board game, card game, or video game to hook up to one of the TVs). We will wrap up around 10 PM.

Winterfest Deposits Due

Winterfest deposits are due today (1/7) for the discount to apply (CLICK HERE for all the WF details).  (I am sick so) Give your money to Whitney deSambourg or Lee Ann this morning. Make sure you put cash in an envelope and checks can be written to Lafayette Church.

Also make sure you are signed up TODAY (even if you don’t have the money, I need to know about your intent to go)!  If we don’t have enough for a bus at this point, I will have to rent vans. Renting vans makes it less flexible to add more people.



LTC – Time to Sign Up!

2018! It’s time to sign up for LTC!

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to sign up for LTC. You can – CLICK HERE to find out more!

  • To sign up for emails and Remind messages – CLICK HERE
  • To see all the dates on a Google Calendar – CLICK HERE

If you’re all ready to go and want to get signed up – CLICK HERE


  • Please only sign up for events you definitely intend to participate in.
  • Please check the LTC Calendar before you sign up. It is important for us to know how much we can count on you as we assign parts in drama and puppets.

SPECIAL NOTE about Bible Bowl:

Because of travel schedules and timing issues, we are going to approach the Bible Bowl differently.  You are encouraged to participate in Bible Bowl (on Friday night) as an indivicual but we will not be coaching this event this year.  As a group, we will be participating in the Bible Challenge (this link is to the 2017 Event Rules). Shawn Stone will be heading this up. Check out what Shawn has planned in the video below: