The Mix Up

The Mix Up

Don't miss this exciting night of fun for Bond County junior high and high school students. We'll have 3-on-3 basketball, tournaments, dodgeball, movies and food. There will also be a time of praise and worship and we'll hear from guest speaker Ivan Filby.

It only costs $15 to attend and you can get sign-up forms at The Simple Room, school, or church. Just stop by your school office or talk to your youth paster. Registration is due by April 13th.

If the cost is a problem, call The Simple Room to inquire about scholarships at 618-664-2894.

Shaquan's Story

Shaquan's Story 

Watch as Shaquan discusses her friendship with her Crossroads' mentor, Stephanie. When Stephanie moved away after graduating from Greenville College, they continued to speak to each other regularly. Their conversations gradually grew more personal and they began sharing with each other about their faith in God.

 

Crossroads: Keeping in Touch

Crossroads: Keeping in Touch

Shaquan on Cell Phone with StephanieWhen we pair a Simple Room youth with a college student mentor through our Crossroads mentoring program, it is with the hope that a lasting friendship will develop as a result. While this is not always the case, many times we have had the privilege of witnessing a mentoring relationship flourish over the course of several years. These special friendships are powerful and transformative for both the mentor and the mentee.

Rebels Earn First Victory of the Season

Rebels Earn First Victory of the Season

Coach's T-Shirt

A Holiday Message from the Director

A Holiday Message from the Director

Message

Dance Crew Performs at GC Halftime

Dance Crew Performs at GC Halftime

On Wednesday, December 1st The Simple Room performed during the half-time of the Greenville College mens varsity basketball game versus Blackburn College. The crew danced to a compilation of several hip hop songs. The routine was choreographed by program instructor, Amy Jo Russell, and featured several individual performances and tumbling tricks. Brian Bell flipped over four teammates at the close of the routine. The performance was met with a standing ovation from the audience packed into the home team stands.

The Simple Room Rebels 2010-2011

The Simple Room Rebels

At The Simple Room, we strive to offer youth resources, opportunities, and support to develop. For over a year, we've discussed the possibility of creating a basketball team for our group of energetic and athletic fifth and sixth grade boys. This fall we decided to make it happen and started an AAU basketball team. Since then we've had the privilege of watching our fifth and sixth grade boys sweat, fight, and develop discipline and respect during practice. Led by Coach Trent Crump, we've watched these boys become a team. We couldn't be more proud.

A Simple Room Christmas

A Simple Room Christmas

Here at The Simple Room, we feel the spirit of the season most when we host our annual Christmas dinner. There’s nothing quite like the experience of sharing a meal with the many people who are part of The Simple Room or watching the delight on children’s faces as they open gifts from mentors, volunteers, and community members.

I'm Thankful for The Simple Room Because...

I'm Thankful for The Simple Room Because...

Our high enrollment and attendance numbers tell us that we're doing something right. But we wanted to give the youth we serve, their parents, and our volunteers an opportunity to share their ideas. As a result, many individuals participated in our Thanksgiving Contest by writing several sentences to complete the thought "I am thankful for The Simple Room, because ___________." Some of the endearing, funny and enthusiastic responses follow.

 

I'm Thankful

 

The Simple Room Gives Thanks

The Simple Room Gives Thanks

The Simple Room celebrated Thanksgiving by hosting its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 18th. We received an abundant amount of turkey, ham, green beans, potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and desserts from the Greenville Free Methodist Church, Living Word World Christian Fellowship Church, Smith Grove Baptist Church, St. Paul's Free Methodist Church, and The Simple Room board, staff, and parents.