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TORCHBEARERS' BANQUET

Our Torchbearers' Banquet is an annual event at the end of every school year. The purpose of the event is to honor our volunteers and celebrate our seniors. The next banquet will be on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 5:30pm at Laurel Church of Christ.

The night includes:

  • A delicious dinner and dessert.
  • A series of Year-At-A-Glance videos from the CSC’s school year.
  • Prayers and praise to God for His work among in and through us.
  • Acknowledging our many volunteers.
  • A keynote address.
  • Celebrating our seniors.
  • And a “Commissioning Prayer” given by elders from Laurel Church of Christ, sending out our graduates as missionaries to their new mission fields.
  • What Seniors Had To Say To Members of Laurel Church of Christ:

  • “Thanks for your support, generosity and kindness. You’ve provided me with more food, role models and love than I could have ever imagined.” ~Nicole Mullican
  • “Thank you for your passion for the CSC and thank you for making Knoxville my second home.” ~Alex Cagle
  • “If there is anything that I can say about Laurel, it’s that the members are not members that back down from serving the Kingdom of God. I think it’s one of the most cohesive units I’ve seen in a church and the impact that the church has made on the community is boundless.” ~William Ilia
  • “Thank you for all the help I have received over the past four years - whether it be rides to the grocery store; the people who provide Wednesday lunch; or the Adopt-A-Student Program.” ~Angelia Figures
  • “Thank you for the support you provide to the CSC – it is an invaluable asset to me and so many others.” ~Mitch Naylor
  • “Your support of the CSC has truly changed my life. Through friendships and mission opportunities presented at the CSC, my faith and life have been transformed in a way that will continue to affect my choices.” ~Brooke Morton
  • “Thank you for what you all do for the CSC and the overflowing support you continually give. I love the members of Laurel and even call some of them my second family. I could not have made it through college without the support from my Laurel family and everything you have given me. I would not be the person I am today without the love I have received from my Laurel family!” ~Kara Deason
  • “Thank you for being a loving church that strives to follow Christ and provide awesome opportunities for incoming college students.” ~Daniel Cook
  • “Thank you for your friendship and for giving me opportunities to work.” ~Jacob Terry
  • “I was on the verge of losing my faith until I saw and felt the love at this congregation. Thank you for being the amazing people you are. Reach out to the college students more! I know we look really cool and exclusive over in our part of the auditorium, but one of the main reasons we come to Laurel is for the family atmosphere. We really want more mentors and older Christian friends, especially at this point in our lives.” ~Zak Coleman
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