Activities/Organizations

There are a number of activities that our members participate in that are not under the jurisdiction of the SCCCHE by-laws or leadership. If any of these activities are found to have objectionable practices, please notify the SCCCHE leadership team immediately.

 

American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The organization offers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences to its members. It serves as a catalyst for building young women of integrity and faith. It also broadens girls social development through extra-curricular activities. This program of character building has successfully served thousands of girls since its inception and will continue to do so long into the 21st century.

Area Troops

  • Shiloh area: Troop 0078 (has a Trail Life USA Troop attached)
  • Collinsville area: Troop 2819 (has a Trail Life USA Troop attached)
  • Maryville area: Troop 2911
  • South Belleville area: Troop 1370

To contact any troop, please go to americanheritagegirls.org

 

Bright Lights

BRIGHT Lights is a discipleship group for Christian girls.  Our mission is to encourage a generation of Christian girls to love Jesus more than anything, and who are willing to lay down their lives for Him.   We currently have 3 groups that meet.  Please contact the one that best suits your needs for further information.

...of Mascoutah

Contact:  Sylvia Philips             
  • Bright Lights of Mascoutah
  • Age range: 8+
  • When:       Every other Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Begins:      September 6, 2016
  • Where:      Mascoutah
  • Cost:         free
  • Ages:         8+

The Bright Lights of Mascoutah are led by Sylvia Phillips. They meet every other week at the Peterson home in Mascoutah. Meeting topics range from character attributes (peace) to actions (respecting your parents) to book studies (Hebrews).  They have led this group for two years already, but we're still learning with the girls. His Lighthouse, a similar group for boys, meets just across the street at the same time.  They would be delighted to have you join them, whether it just be for one meeting as you evaluate the different groups, or for the whole year! 

For more information please about this group please contact Sylvia @ brightlightsmascoutah@gmail.com.  You can also visit their blog - godspurified.blogspot.com/.

 

...of Belleville

Contact:  McKenzie Black  
  • Bright Lights of Belleville 
  • Meeting Location: 208 Wabash Ave, Belleville, IL 
  • Meeting Times: every other Tuesday   6:15-8:15
  • Begins: September 20,2016
  • Age range: 8+ 
  • Cost: materials  (binders or sets)Contactkenzielilsis@gmail.com or 618-257-0791
 
 
 

...of O'Fallon

Contact:  Jenna Gulick
  • Bright Lights of O'Fallon
  •  Meeting Location: O'Fallon, IL 
  • Meeting Times: the 2nd & 4th Tuesday's of each month;  6:20-8:30pm
  •                       fellowship/game night will be the 1st Tuesday of every month; 7:00 - 8:30pm
  • Age range: 9+ 
  • Cost: materials $20  (notebooks and sets 1,2,3,& 4)
    Contact: jennalynna16@gmail.com
 
Meetings will begin September 6,2016.  Please RSVP by August 20.
        

His Lighthouse

Contact: Denny Davis or Josh Peterson

His Lighthouse is a discipleship group for young men ages 9-18 and their fathers. Our goal is to bring glory to God and to impact the world for Jesus Christ by discipling men to more adequately live out God’s mandate for Biblical manhood. His Lighthouse is led by Denny Davis, Josh Peterson, Matthew Swenson and Hans Trinklein. Activities will include prayer, scripture reading, discipleship, singing, a hands-on construction project, personal testimony, and learning how to be a true God-honoring man in all aspects.

His Lighthouse will be meeting in Mascoutah every other Tuesday, starting September 6, 2016, from 6:30 – 8:30. This is the same time that the Mascoutah Bright Lights group will be meeting nearby, so families with sons and daughters can take advantage of both groups simultaneously.

Currently there is no fee, but participants and their fathers will be asked to sign a statement of faith.

For more information, contact Denny Davis or Josh Peterson.

 

Homeschool Orchestra

Coordinator: Rev. Kirk Clayton

We will meet at TLC on Fridays from Noon to 1:00 PM from September 9-November 18 (no classes on October 7) at the First Church of the Nazarene in Belleville.  Participants should register through the TLC website www.thelimitedcoop.org.
Ages:  middle school and older, playing proficiency on the instrument is required
Class size: 20-100
Cost: $20 per instrumentalist; $40 per family max     
Prerequisites: 2+ years instrument, music reading

Instrumental Music Ensemble can provide homeschool families a group music experience and develop the musical skills, such as careful counting and rhythm, balance and blend, pitch, hearing multiple lines of music, and the like.  The Ensemble will be open to both band and orchestra instruments; repertoire will be drawn from both genres and adapted for the current group. The hope is that music will be accessible enough for younger musicians to participate, but deep enough and beautiful enough to enrich more advanced players as well.  The atmosphere will be collegial rather than competitive. More advanced players will be asked and expected to assist less advanced musicians.  Rehearsals will be held for one hour each week, and will include warm-up exercises, intonation and blend work, and learning performances pieces.  Musical repertoire will primarily be drawn from the rich musical history and heritage of the Christian Church.

If you have any questions or need further information, contact Rev. Kirk Clayton at kmcljcuac@yaho.com.

 

Master's Lyceum

Coordinators: Harrison Family
www.masterslyceum.org
 

The Master’s Lyceum began in Fall of 2003 as a gift from the Lord to allow homeschooling parents with special interests, training, and abilities to share those talents with the children and parents in our group. And now, after a brief hiatus, we are happy to offer this program again.  Master’s Lyceum is enrichment to our existing home schools. In addition to classroom enrichment, the Master’s Lyceum provides Christian fellowship and networking opportunities for moms and children alike. Since we are a Christian organization, classes are taught from a Biblical perspective and prayer is a part of our class day.
The Master’s Lyceum is not designed to take the place of parents educating the children at home, but to provide an opportunity to broaden the opportunities and interests of our children.  Master’s Lyceum is not a school!
Master’s Lyceum operates under a ‘free to volunteer’ policy- meaning volunteering in the program is not required for attendance at this time. However, please keep in mind that this is an all volunteer program and cannot function without everyone prayerfully considering where God would have them help.  Options for volunteers include class helpers (we call them proctors), cleanup crew, set up crew, study hall monitors, hallway monitors, nursery (for teachers and volunteers) helpers, prayer moms, and registration assistance.
Registration requires that members read and adhere to the statement of faith and ensures that everyone is aware of the Biblical basis on which decisions and policies are made.

Cost (not including possible individual class fees) to attend is $10.00 per family, per semester. 


We are meeting at Center Grove Presbyterian Church in Edwardsville.

Schedule:
* Fridays beginning September 9 - November 18, 2016
* Classes begin @ 8:30 and continue through the afternoon.  The lunch break is from 11:30 - 12:30 pm. 

Fall class details and catalog are now available on the Master's Lyceum website!

Create a family profile at www.masterslyceum.org for registration information, class schedule, and details and/or like us on Facebook.

Questions or suggestions about Master’s Lyceum can be directed to the Harrison Family at hhacademy6@gmail.com.

 

Teen Pact

Contact: Christie Black

Registration for 2017 Teen Pact opens September 1!!!  And for the month of September there is a $30 discount for the 4 Day students!

 
Did you know that SCCCHE families have  sent 100's of students to the Illinois TeenPact classes?  What an encouragement to see so many of our young people participate in this wonderful opportunity!  TeenPact is truly changing lives to change the world through their 4 day and 1 day classes as well as their excellent alumni events; here is how....


TeenPact trains young people to be leaders who will impact the nation and world for Jesus Christ. This is a comprehensive leadership experience that challenges students to grow both personally and spiritually. During the week, students will enjoy meeting and interacting with other Christian young people and leaders from across their state. Students will come away from TeenPact with a realization of their spiritual capacity as young people and a desire to change America for Christ.


For students ages 13-19, there is a nationally acclaimed 4 Day State Class http://teenpact.com/state-classes/four-day-class/ followed by an optional  Political Communication Workshop http://teenpact.com/state-classes/political-communication-workshop/. The entire week is hands on, dynamic and focused on stretching students out of their comfort zones. The students who complete the Four Day Class are then eligible to attend National<class="apple-converted-space"> Alumni Events http://teenpact.com/alumni/.


For students ages 8-12, there is a fantastic One Day Class http://teenpact.com/state-classes/one-day-class/ where parents and students experience a fast-paced introduction to state politics and the principles of citizenship.


2017 Teen Pact Illinois schedule

4 Day schedule:
  • March 27 - 30, 2017
  • Mon 1pm-5pm; Tues-Thurs 8:45am-3pm    
  • (Ages 13-19)
 
Political Communication Wkshp:  
  • March 31, 2017; 10am-4pm
  • (Ages 13-19)
 
One Day Class:                        
  • March 31, 2017; 10am-4pm
  • (Ages 8-12)
            


If you have any questions or need further information, contact Christie Black at Christieblack@charter.net.

 

TLC - The Limited Co-op: Fall 2016

Coordinator: Rebecca Phillips
www.thelimitedcoop.org

The Limited Co-op is an enrichment program open only to current year members of SCCCHE.  This semester, class offerings include Art, Drama, Music, Speech, Science, Physical Education, and many more!  TLC is hosted at First Church of the Nazarene, 1901 Lebanon Ave, Belleville.  While all SCCCHE families are invited to participate, you are strongly encouraged to pray about your involvement and how TLC fits into your family goals and schedule for this semester.

Class schedule:  available on TLC website mid-August
Class catalog:    available on TLC website mid-August

Fall Schedule:
* Fridays, September 9-November 18 (no classes on October 7)
* Classes meet at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 12:00
* Homeschool Orchestra meets from 12:00-1:00

Online class registration will open on August 22 for teachers, on August 24 for volunteers, and on August 26 for families unable to provide a volunteer.  Registration will close on August 31.

Want to participate?  Start by setting up or updating your family profile at www.thelimitedcoop.org.  Please pray about all class options, as well as volunteer service opportunities, before registering.  Updates will be on the TLC site and reminders will be sent in SCCCHE emails or through the Google group.

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Rebecca Phillips at jrphil5@charter.net.
 
 

Trail Life USA

Trail Life U.S.A.(TLUSA) Is a character, leadership, and adventure organization for boys and young men. An unapologetically Christian organization, its leaders sign and adhere to a Trinitarian Christian Statement of Faith and Values as part of their membership application. Youth members, though not required to accept Christian standards of behavior. Spiritual emphases are woven throughout every level of the program while we aspire to include robust adventure activites. Our concept is that boys will be drawn to adventure aspects of the program while adults will appreciate the Christian influence and traditional biblical and family values. The K-12 programs of TLUSA encourage outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader of his peers. Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.Shiloh area :  Troop 0078 (has an American Heritage Girls troop attached)

 
Area Troops
  • Shiloh area: Troop 0078 (has an American Heritage Girls troop attached)
  • Collinsville area:  Troop 2819 (has an American Heritage Girls troop attached)
To contact a troop, please go to traillifeusa.com

 

Curriculum Co-ops

Northern Grace

Coordinator: Julie Tucker

Families from the northern region of our county (and the adjacent Madison county), invite you to join us as we come together to discuss and add enrichment to the Tapestry of Grace study for the week. We will meet on Friday afternoons in Troy, Il.

All levels: Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric students have age appropriate activities

History, Literature, Worldview, Geography, Philosophy and much more are incorporated as crafts, discussion and projects aid in understanding the evidence of God’s handiwork.

Unit celebrations cap each 8 or 9 week unit and give families opportunity to fellowship and create memories and experiences that bring history to life.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Julie. If you are unfamiliar with the Tapestry of Grace Curriculum, you can check out their website www.tapestryofgrace.com

 

Tapestry of Grace (TOG)

Coordinator: Dawn Snyder

Tapestry of Grace students meet weekly to present and discuss information they have covered during their week long assignments.  This is a great opportunity for the students to work on their speech, debate, reasoning and writing skills.  During history co-op the younger students (grammar levels) will discuss some of the weeks lesson and tghen do crafts or other hands-on activities that go along with the time period they have studied all week while the older students (dialectic and rhetoric levels) will focus mostly on discussion with some lecture and ample opportunities to work on individual and group presentations.  During literature discussions students will learn how to analyze the works they are reading based on a Christian worldview.  Students are encouraged to share what they have learned throughout the week during their discussion time.  Presently we meet twice a week; literature co-op (rhetoric students) on Wednesdays - call for current discussion time -- and history co-op (all levels) on Fridays from 1:00 - 2:30.  Unit Celebrations are held throughout the year giving students and their families an opportunity to celebrate the time period they have been studying over the past nine week period.  The gives students the chance to present any special project they have worked on throughout the unit.  It's also a wonderful way to help make history come alive as we often try to "dress the part" according to the time period we have been learning about.  Not only do we get to dress up, but we also try to sample food and special activities from each time period!  For more information about this co-op, please contact Dawn.  For more information about TOG, please go to: www.tapestryofgrace.com

 

Trail Life U.S.A.(TLUSA) Is a character, leadership, and adventure organization for boys and young men.

An unapologetically Christian organization, its leaders sign and adhere to a Trinitarian Christian Statement of Faith and Values as part of their membership application. Youth members, though not required to accept Christian standards of behavior. 

Spiritual emphases are woven throughout every level of the program while we aspire to include robust adventure activates.

Our concept is that boys will be drawn to adventure aspects of the program while adults will appreciate the Christian influence and traditional biblical and family values.

The K-12 programs of TLUSA encourage outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader of his peers. Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.