Hello 8th Grade Ladies!  (Fellas, if you’re on this post, that’s cool – just don’t register, it’s a girls only event).

We are SO EXCITED to celebrate your time in Middle School.  Guess what?  YOU MADE IT!  You’re just a few short weeks from being high school students, and that is AWESOME!  Because this is an awesome step in your life, we want to make it a time that you’ll never forget.  Your awesome LifeGroup Leaders have put together an evening full of swimming, food, fun, and possibly sleep (or maybe not.  no, probably not.).  Below, you’ll find a list of what you need as well as times and locations.  As always, any questions can be sent to bcstudentsnc@gmail.com!



Wooten Home & South Campus Student Center

DropOff Date & Time: Friday, June 1 @ 6:00pm – 5525 Tillery Lane, Gastonia, NC

Pickup Date & Time: Saturday, June 2 @10:00am – Student Center @ 3100 Bethlehem Church St, Gastonia, NC


What to Bring:

Bathing Suit & Towel

Change of Clothes


Sleeping Bag/Pillow & Blankets





6:00 pm – Arrive @ Trisha’s house ready to swim!

7:00 pm – Dinner! (Chicken & Steak NACHO BAR!)

8:00 pm – Bonfire (Weather Permitting)

11:00 pm – Relocate to Student Center

8:30 am – Breakfast

10:00 am – Pickup @ Student Center


REGISTRATION (so we know how much food to get!): 


That’s all folks!  Can’t wait to see YOU there!


You made it! Let’s celebrate it! On Sunday, June 3rd, we will be recognizing our graduating seniors at the end of the 11am service. We want our church to celebrate with you! So come with cap and gown. Invite the relatives, the squad, and everyone who has poured into your life to come for this special Sunday.

THEN… On Sunday night at the BC Student Center (just below the church), we are having a grilled chicken cookout in YOUR HONOR! We want to spend the evening with you and your family. Come for some great food, great music, a time to reminisce, and a challenge for you as you head off into the next chapter of your life.

Here is what you need to do…

… let us know your details so we can read them correctly from the stage. On this registration, let us also know if you can come be with us that Sunday night. We have the best grilled chicken on the planet. Dinner that night is ON US!! SWEET FREE MEAL.

INVITE… Sunday morning, invite anyone you want to come and share in your celebration. Grab pictures with people from all parts of your life on our Bethlehem stage after or down by the lake at the Student Center.

Here is a brief schedule of the day:
Morning Celebration of Grads
10:45am – Meet Pastor Cody by the stage to check in and walk through the processional. We’ll hang up the cap and gowns as well
11:00am – Sit near the front right (as you are looking at the stage)
11:50am – When Pastor Dickie draws the message to a close and the band appears on stage… move to doors at the front right of the auditorium
11:55am – We will introduce the Class of 2018 to Bethlehem Church

Grad Dinner
6:00pm – Grad Sunday Dinner begins! (Families invited… please RSVP)
6:30pm – Fun and Connection
6:55 – Worship
7:15pm – Conversation on 18 years of preparation
7:25pm – Challenge to Grads and HS Students rising…
7:45 – Final song and dismissal


You made it!  You’re at the end of your eight grade year and about to make the jump into High School!  Before we get there, we want to give you one final ‘hurrah’ and have a night we all come hang out at the student center to celebrate this HUGE moment in your life!  Here’s the info you’ll need to know:


Friday, May 11 at 6:00 pm (Drop-Off)

Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 am (Pick Up)


Student Center @ Bethlehem Church South Campus

What to Bring:

Change of Clothes

Sleeping Bag/Pillow and Blankets

Toiletries (suggested not required)

Game System and/or TV (if you have one – they will be secured when not in use)


NONE!  This is totally FREE!

Registration (So we know how much food to get!): 



6:00pm: Arrive and set up game systems

6:30pm: Learn to Grill (Cook Steaks)

8:00pm: Bonfire w/S’mores

9:30pm: Come inside for FORTNITE (and whichever other games you wish to bring – please no ‘M’ rated games)

8:00am: Breakfast

9:00am: Pickup


That’s it!  Can’t wait to see YOU there!

Let us know you are coming by 

Place: Rotary Garden of Gastonia Volunteer Event
Address: 320 East Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28054
Date / Time: Saturday, May 5th 9:00 – 1:00
Services Needed:

  • Garden box cleanup
    • Refill Dirt
    • Pick Weeds
  • Grounds cleanup
  • Vegetable Stand Build

Garden box cleanup :

  • Garden has tools and two wheelbarrows, however additional wheelbarrows and shovels will make work quicker. Garden has dirt at the site (picture 3 below)
  • 29 Boxes need weeds picked and be refilled with dirt.