App State Cru

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Fall Retreat 2014 // AKA: the best weekend of your life

Get out of Boone. Make some friends. Hear from God.

The CRU Fall Retreat is a great break from school and a chance to hang out with others as we learn how to develop our faith as college students. If you’re new around here, this is a great chance for you to make some new friends. Basically, it’s just awesome.

Register Here!

Here’s More Details:

September 26-28

Cost: $75 ($85 with a T-shirt)

@ Camp Tapawingo (Elizabethton, TN)

Directions to Camp Tapawingo:
Located approximately 5 miles north of Elizabethton, TN, 10 miles northeast of Johnson City, TN and 15 miles south of Bristol, TN.

Drive west from Boone on Hwy #321 to Skating Rink (towards Tennessee).
Take Hwy #321 all the way into Elizabethton, TN.
At main 4-way light in Elizabethton, turn left staying on #321 (Corner of “Food City”). Go about 4 blocks to McDonald’s.
Turn RIGHT on #400 at the McDonald’s. Go about 3 blocks—cross River Bridge.
Turn LEFT 1st main corner (Pierce Grocery Store).
Still following Hwy #400 go approx. 4 miles to Ta-Pa-Win-Go Camp sign on RIGHT. Turn next RIGHT on Cripple Creek Rd. Camp is ½ mile on Right.

If you get lost or have an emergency, call:

Mark Valentine: 828.773.9080
Eric Heistand: 828.773.6632

The Camp address is:
111 CBM Camp Rd
Watauga, TN 37694

We’ll make sure everyone gets a ride!

Registration is 4:30-6:00 (make sure you grab dinner before you come!) First meeting starts at 7:00.

But, what do I bring?!

Lot’s of folks bring hammocks and we create a “virtual village” of hammocks. If you don’t have a hammock, don’t sweat it! We have plenty of room in cabins, just bring sheets or a sleeping bag and pillows.

Also to bring:

Sleeping bag or sheets
Something warm to wear
Shower Shoes
Something you can get dirty
Modest Bathing suit
Athletic shoes
Athletic equipment (i.e. football/Frisbee/basketball/volleyball,etc.)

Spending Money for gas mone or meals not included (Friday dinner and Sunday lunch)

We have a long standing tradition of having everyone bring a food item to share. Please bring the food or drink item below that corresponds with the first letter of your last name:
A-H……… Food (snacks or fruit)
I-O………. Dessert
P-Z………. Drinks (2 liter bottle AND 1 gallon of water)

If you have any questions about what to bring, please contact Rachel Lambert at:

The weekend of September 26th is going to be ROCKIN’!! So you don’t want to miss out on the awesomeness that is to be had. Trust me, you won’t miss the $75 at all.


We are PUMPED about the Michigan rematch and all other things App State Athletics.  So its App Spirit Night at Cru tomorrow (Thurs. 8/28)!   Wear your favorite App gear and join us at 8pm on Sanford for PreCru and 8:45 in Grandfather Ballroom for the Weekly Meeting!


spirit night

Community Groups

Go Small.

Community Groups are intimate gatherings where we study the Bible, connect in authentic ways, and learn to share the love of Christ with those around us. Community groups are taking place on every corner of the campus and throughout the off-campus community. Find one that fits you.


Freshmen WOMEN

East Side:

Sara Bates and Abby Trotter – Monday at 7pm in Daughton Lobby

- email Abby for more info.


Kirstie Sidey and Allegra Korver – Tuesday at 7:30pm in the 10th Floor Lobby of Summit Hall

- email Kirstie for more info.


West Side:

Marit Barber and Madison Broome – Tuesday at 5pm in Newland

- email Marit for more info.


Sarah Willadsen and Cailey Pittman – Monday at 6pm in Newland

- email Cailey for more info.


Freshman/Sophomore Women

Amy Wilson and Merridith Kessler – Tuesday at 6pm in the Student Union (Moving to University Highlands after the 3rd week of school)

- email Amy for more info.


Greek/Rushing Women (any year)

Lindsay Booker and Gracie Brewer – APH

- email Lindsay for more info.


Varsity Athlete Women (any year)

Sarah Bollinger – Tuesday at 7pm in Owens Field House

- email Sarah for more info.


Camille Arab – Monday at 7pm in Owens Field House

- email Camille for more info.


Sophomore Women

Marshall Frederick and Kaleigh Williams – Monday at 8pm at Marshall’s House (email for address) 

-email Marshall for more info.


Lydia Rogers and Addison West – Tuesday at 8pm at University Highlands #320

-email Addison for more info.


Emma Florin and Mandy Smith – Tuesday at 8:30pm at University Highlands 

-email Emma for more info.


Hannah Liederbach and Hannah Fowler – Monday at 7pm at University Highlands #924

-email Hannah for more info.


Sophomore/Junior WOMEN

Laura Chafin and Danielle Smith – Wednesday at 7pm at Kensington Meadows Apt. 135A

-email Danielle for more info.


Junior WOMEN

Mary Margaret Gunn and Erin Lee – Tuesday 7pm at 236 Maplewood Circle, Boone, NC

-email Mary Margaret for more info.


Rachel Lambert and Madeline Comer – Wednesday 7:30pm at High Country Condos #306

-email Rachel for more info.


Heather West and Kelly Hughes – Wednesday 8pm at Heather’s Apartment (email for address)

-email for more info. 


Danae Rhoads – Wednesday 7pm @ Newland Hall

-email Danae for more info.


Senior WOMEN

Courtney Simpson – Monday at 7pm off-campus (email for location)

-email Courtney for more info.


Lori McMillan – Wednesday 8pm   at 235 Southridge Rd. Apt. 3 Banner Elk, NC 28604

-email Lori for more info. –



Freshmen MEN

West Side:

Christopher Ward – Wednesday at 7pm in Gardner-Coltrane Connector Lobby

-email Christopher for more info.


East Side:

Christopher Ward and Ryan Dula – Tuesday 7pm in Cannon

  -email Ryan for more info.


Sophomore Men

Evan Hiatt and Tyler Womble – Tuesday at 8pm at Summit Hall

  -email Tyler for more info.


Junior/Senior Men

Mark Valentine – Wednesday at 8pm at The A-Frame (email Mark for directions) 

  -email Mark for more info.


Varsity Athlete Men

Jason Freeman - Tuesday 

  -email Jason for more info.



We would love to meet you and help you get to know some more faces around here. Take a minute to introduce yourself. We will get back with you and help you get connected.

New students, click the picture below to introduce yourself, complete the survey, and you’re entered to win an ENO hammock!



And here’s what we’ve got going on this week, come out and join us!

first week 

Boone Churches

A Few Boone Area Churches

Alliance Bible Fellowship
1035 NC highway 105 Bypass
Worship service: 8:30 am, 11am

Banner Elk Christian Fellowship
140 Woods Lane
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Boone United Methodist Church
471 New Market Boulevard  Boone, NC 28607
Worship Services: 8:45am, 11:00am
Crossroads Contemporary Service: 10:55am

Christ the King
Anglican Fellowship

Cornerstone Summit
Hardin Park Elementary
College Group Contact: Pastor Reggie Hunt
Worship Service: 10am Sun, Wed 7pm

Crosspoint Community Church
A PCA Fellowship
132 Council Street (behind Earthfare)

Greenway Baptist Church
880 Greenway Rd.
Worship Service: 11 am, 6:30 pm

Mount Vernon Baptist Church
3505 Bamboo Road
College Group Contacts: April Wilkinson 919.389.8323
Kyle Brodd 919.244.4389
Worship Service: 9am, 10:30am
College Sunday School: 10:30am (church gym)

The Heart
New Watauga High School (off 421)
Worship Service: 10:30am


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