WARNING!!! PLANS HAVE CHANGED DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS!!! Instead of going to the zoo, we will be staying at the EPICenter and watching Big Hero 6. Also we are providing cokkies, but eat dinner before you come or else you will starve. We are going to be starting this shindig at 6 and ending at 8:30. The only thing you need to bring is yourself and your great attitude towards life.


  • Who: Teen Epic Teens
  • What: Movie Night (Big Hero 6) and Cookies
  • When: 7/27/2017 (tomorrow) from 6-8:30 PM
  • Where: EPICenter
  • What to bring: Yourself



Refuge – Packing & Final Details

We leave for Refuge at 7 PM on Friday night (eat dinner before you come)

We return to Lafayette by 11:30 AM Sunday morning (at the end of classes)


BIBLE, Sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, pen, note- book, flashlight, a positive attitude. Small games, cards, etc.  Anything you would bring to camp for the weekend, including jackets and sweatshirts, depending on the weather.  IT’S GOING TO BE COLD!  Make sure you bring warm bedding and dress in layers.


iPods, cell phones, alcohol, fireworks, tobacco products, drugs, firearms, knives or pets. Leave electronics and anything illegal at home please.

2013 Neotez Volleyball Tournament

It’s that time of year again!  Time for the Neotez Volleyball Tournament.  The tournament is a fun way for Neotez to raise money each year.  Our Youth groups get together and play volleyball or just hang out!

We will leave right after classes on Sunday, September 8 and should be back no later than 6:30 PM (we are at the mercy of the games and organizers – we will send out a text/twitter  if running late)  CLICK HERE to sign up for texts.

If volleyball is not your thing, that’s OK, bring some cards or games and hang out and cheer our teams on!

  • Date:  Sept 8, 2013
  • Who: 6th-12th grade
  • When:  We leave right after AM classes.  We will return before or by 6:30 PM
  • Cost:  $6 – we ask that everyone donate whether you play or not – the money goes to Camp Neotez.
  • Cost:  $ for cheap lunch and dinner at the tournament.  About $10 for food will fill you up for the day.
    • ALL PROCEEDS go to camp!
  • If your name is NOT below and you would like to go…Sign up here  BY SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1 – whether you play or just come and cheer you need to sign up so we make sure to have enough transportation.  EVEN IF YOU SIGNED THE TEAM FORMS LAST SUNDAY – please go ahead and register.
  • Bring
    • lawn chair
    • cards
    • sunscreen
    • tennis shoes
    • blanket or something to sit on
    • Money for Lunch ~ $5
    • Money for dinner ~ $5
    • anything else to get you through the day.
  • Please wear modest clothing – fingertip length shorts, t-shirts or something with a sleeve over the shoulder (no tank or halter tops please)
  • Please don’t bring iPods or electronic stuff  (Be With Who You’re With)

If you’re new to the group or haven’t been with us on an outing this year, MAKE SURE you have a current Medical Release and Info Form on file.  (Sorry you’ll have to do this again in January :)   )   Please bring it with you Sunday or to Youth Group Wednesday Night.

There is an adult team tournament this year.  Adults, please see Ed Tritschler if you are interested in playing.

Thanks for helping support Camp Neotez

Contact Mike at for more info.

Meet the Interns!

WOW!  Can you believe that it’s Summer!!!???  Most of of our teens will be out of school in the next week or so!  As usual, we are gearing up for a busy summer!  To help us out this summer we have two interns.

HannaHanna Rozell ( will be a junior at Harding next fall and is a Child Life and Pre-Occupational Therapy major.  She comes to us from Flower Mound, TX (Dallas area).  Hanna loved being involved in her youth group and grew up going to Camp Wyldewood in Searcy.  Hanna’s energy and enthusiasm as well as her love for Christ and desire to serve teens will be a refreshing boost to all that goes on this summer.

543511_10151143063369256_1170574068_nDane Roper ( is no stranger at Lafayette!  Of course Dane grew up here and served as Student Intern last year.  Dane brings creativity and a zeal for God’s Word to his work here.  He will be a junior Bible and Journalism major at Harding next semester and is planning on going to Greece to study at HU’s campus.

Dane and Hanna will primarily be working with the Middle School this summer.  However, they will be around for everyone to enjoy through mid-August.

Please make a point of introducing yourself – even if you don’t have a teen!  I would like to thank Herb and Kathy Crown for volunteering to host Hanna for the summer!  If you would like to help out by hosting her (and/or Dane) for meal or two this summer, please contact them personally or see Mike.

-Mike Brown

Thursday Throwdown: Midsummer McKnight Mix ‘n Mingle Mania

Time to cook some pizza and mix ‘n mingle with our McKnight friends. We will do a pizza cook off and various other games and activities at their church. Van leaves here at 11:30 and we will return by 3:30 for pick up. If you’re driving yourself, please let Kelsey/Dane know in the comments. Be sure to sign up below so we can have a count!