A Stronger Christmas Itinerary
Check-in begins at 4:00 pm at Hidden Mountain Resort.
Do not pull into the Hidden Mountain Office, go through the gate and follow the signs to the LODGE!!
Location: 475 Apple Valley Road, Sevierville, TN 37862
You have been assigned to a beautiful cabin. We have prayed about the assignments, we have attempted to honor requests when possible, and we appreciate the unending patience that you have exemplified during this horrific season of change that we’ve ALL experienced due to Covid-19.
Please know that we are a mixed group. Some of you are in a great place as we end this year of 2021. You are TRULY STRONGER. But others are in the darkest seasons of their lives; they’re grieving, seething, but still believing!!! You all know that GREAT things happen on that mountain. So you’re packing the car, bringing your favorite snacks, and heading to the Smokies!!!!
Let’s discuss snacks. There are a few things to know.
You will have access to a full kitchen. Feel free to bring breakfast items, water, and anything that you may enjoy. We will not be cooking in the lodge this year. Due to Covid-19, the large number of people attending, and the decision to give you the freedom to enjoy the many restaurant offerings of the area, meals are your call.
I would recommend that each person bring a few goodies. For example, holiday finger food options…such as dips, crackers, sausage rolls, cheeses, cookies, candies, anything that travels well. You ladies are experienced moms, grannies, aunts, and church gals, so you know what to do! Ha!!
On with the schedule!!
December 6th (Monday)
5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Settle into your beautiful cabin, grab dinner, and get acquainted with your new sisters!!
7:30 pm Church at the Ridge
Address: 1250 Middle Creek Road, Sevierville, TN 37862
Let’s WORSHIP together with the STRONGER BAND, the STRONGER WORSHIP TEAM, and the family!! The LORD has a plan, a purpose, and a miracle for you!! The focus of the evening is the “Interruptions” that come at us…totally unannounced, unwanted, and yet….we survive and thrive. Buckle up!! The LORD is going to meet YOU there.
Midnight!! Lights out. Well, if you want…lights out
December 7th (Tuesday)
9:30 am at The Lodge at Hidden Mountain
This service is going to be in a smaller space. It is specifically for those who have suffered loss in this season, ANY kind of loss. If you are sponsored, you have a saved seat. If you are not sponsored, the seats will be first come, first serve.
Coffee and donuts will be provided!!
Do not miss this service if YOU are grieving, bitter, mad, crushed, or stressed. The message is titled: “BUT GOD, I Can’t!!”
2:00 pm at The Lodge At Hidden Mountain
If you are a member of Amanda’s REMNANT Mentorship Program, you can join Amanda for an afternoon tea. We will explain how to sign up, if you haven’t already. This will be for REMNANT ladies only!!
7:30 pm Christmas at THE RIDGE
Address: 1250 Middle Creek Road, Sevierville, TN 37862
Join us as we CELEBRATE the GIFT of JESUS!!! This is the night that will celebrate the GIFT of the baby that changed the world!! I don’t think we have ever experienced anything like this on the mountain!! #JESUSISTHEREASON All nominations for the BLESSING OFFERING will need to be turned in by the end of the church service.
What is a “blessing offering” you ask? Thanks for asking…
Traditionally, when we meet on the mountain, we take an offering on Wednesday at the departing service. We always say that we expect an offering that will change a life, or a couple of lives. We will give you an opportunity to nominate a friend/sister that has a financial need that could be remedied with our help!!! We can’t change the world, but we can change someone’s world!!! We have purchased cars, remodeled a bathroom to accommodate a handicapped child, paid a years rent, to name a few things!!! The hands and feet of JESUS!! It’s one of my favorite things. I always feel incredibly honored to be a small part!!
After church, when you return to your cabin, you will do coffee/hot chocolate mug exchange. Buy a mug or bring your favorite mug. Y’all will trade mugs and names. Before the exchange, put your name and a special prayer request on a note, and put it inside your mug. This is how Jesus works. Sometimes he brings prayer partners together through something as small as a coffee/hot chocolate mug exchange!!
December 8th (Wednesday)
Tidy your cabin before you head out to the morning service! Take out the trash and clear out the fridge! The folks at Hidden Mountain are VERY good to us. They are a Christian owned company, and I appreciate them. Let’s leave things better than we found them.
10:00 am Biblical Times Theatre
2391 Parkway (light #2)
Until “NEXT TIME” SERVICE
Bring items to be anointed in this service. If you have a family member who needs a TOUCH from GOD, bring an item and we will anoint it, believe for it, and wait for the testimony!!! Also, we will PRESENT the blessing offering and CHANGE someone’s life!!! Final worship, goodbyes, and parting prayer!!!! (Pastries and coffee will be available at concessions.)
If you have additional questions, please direct them to email@example.com
You will receive an additional e-mail from Cameron by the end of the week. This email will confirm registration for the event. If you don’t receive this email by next week, please reach out to her.
I look forward to being with each one of you this December!
I will see you at ‘A Stronger Christmas!’
-Kathy Crabb Hannah