More About Harmony

As SPEC 2017 gets closer, we’ve been working hard to develop the theme Harmony and how that might shape our week together. Here’s a sneak peek: 

Harmony

The clamoring of our lives prevents us from hearing where God is leading us. From day-to-day expectations to worldwide events, we sometimes find ourselves drawn to those who are most like us. We take solace in the familiar and the comfortable. We know God is urging us to build bridges between ourselves and others. But what if God is urging you to go beyond? To live in thoughtful consideration, “harmony,” with others?

We will invite exploration of listening to others, we will honor your voice while joining in with the voices of countless others, and with those voices, we will sing and shout together.

Our focus scripture comes from Romans 15:5-7. We’re using two versions in our planning.

The Message: May our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all. Then we’ll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus! So reach out and welcome one another to God’s glory. Jesus did it; now you do it!

The NRSV: May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Daily Themes

  • Sunday: Listen to the Song
  • Monday: Join the Choir
  • Tuesday: Sing in Harmony
  • Wednesday: Shout your Anthem
  • Thursday: Welcome Others
  • Friday: Harmony

App Updated

app 1The SPEC yapp app has been updated for 2016.

If you downloaded it previously, it will automatically update with the 2016 info.

If you want to download the app, please go to http://my.yapp.us/SPEC. It will instruct you to download the yapp app (available on iOS and Android devices) and then the SPEC app is hosted inside the yapp interface.

If you have any trouble or questions, please contact us at spec@CofChrist.org.

2014 Schedule!

Draft Schedule – June 25, 2014

July 19 – Saturday
11:00 – 4:00 Delegation & Staff Registration, Sports Sign-up (MSC America’s Rooms)
2:00 – 4:00 Adventure Class Sign-up & Performing Arts Information (Zimmerman Tent)
4:00  All Staff Worship-Delegation Leaders Meeting (Shaw Auditorium)
5:00  Sports Staff Meeting (Closson Multipurpose)
6:00  Dinner (Quad)
6:30  SPEC Today Facilitator Meeting (Walker)
7:15  All Camp Orientation (Library Lawn)
8:30  Opening Ceremonies (Amphitheater)
10:30  Campfire (Commons Lawn)
11:15  In Dorms
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 20 – Sunday
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast (Commons)
8:15 – Camp Photo (Shaw Amphitheater)
9:00 – 9:45 Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 – 11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 – 12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15  Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 – 1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 – 1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:15  Lunch (Commons Lawn)
2:00 Building Community-Games-Activities
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
4:30 – 6:30 – Auditions for “SPEC Presents”
6:00 – “Let the Games Begin!”
9:00 – Live on Stage  “The Invisible World”
9:30 – 10:00 Infirmary Open
11:00  In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 21 – Monday
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast (Commons)
9:00 – 9:45 Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 –11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 –12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15 Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 –1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 –1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
2:00    Sports & Activities
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
9:00 –10:30 “Lost & Found” (Shaw Auditorium)
9:30 –10:00 Infirmary Open
11:00 In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 22 – Tuesday
8:30 – 9:45 Breakfast (Commons)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 – 11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 –12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15 – Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 –1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 –1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 Wallace B. Smith/Vision Scholarship Deadline
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
1:30 – Auditions for SPEC Recital and Extravaganza
2:00    Sports & Activities
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
8:30 – 9:45 SPEC Worship (Amphitheater)
10:00 –Soccer/Track & Field/Blue Swim Meet
9:45 – 10:15 Infirmary Open
11:30 – In Dorms – Devotions
12:15 – Lights Out (observed each night)

July 23 – Wednesday
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast (Commons)
9:00 – 9:45 Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 –11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 –12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15 – Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 –1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 –1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
2:00    Sports & Activities
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:00 – 6:00 Wallace B. Smith Scholarship Reception (Heritage Chapel)
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
6:00 – SPEC Recital
7:00  Gold Swim Meet
7:30 – 9:00  Ted & Company (JR Theatre)
9:15 – 10:15  International Stage (Amphitheatre)
9:30 – 10:00 Infirmary Open
10:30 – 11:30 Joint Delegation Devotions
11:30  In Dorms
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 24 – Thursday
7:30 – SPEC 5k Color Run (Shaw Circle Drive)
8:30 – 9:45 Breakfast (Commons)
9:55 – 10:45 “SPEC Today”
10:45 –11:05 Delegation Meetings
11:15 –12:05 Adventure Classes I
11:15 – Delegation Leaders’ Meeting (Commons)
12:00 –1:00 Infirmary Open
12:15 –1:05 Adventure Classes II
1:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
2:00   Sports & Activities
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
6:30 – 7:30 Graceland New Student Reception (Heritage Chapel)
8:30 – 10:00 “SPEC Presents” (Shaw Auditorium)
9:30 –10:00 Infirmary Open
10:15 –11:30 Communion (Library Lawn)
11:30  In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 25 – Friday
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast (Commons)
9:00 – 9:45 Morning Celebration (Gym)
9:55 – 10:15 Delegation Meetings
10:00 –11:00 Infirmary Open
11:00 – Sports & Activities
11:00 – 4:30 Lunch (Commons)
1:00 – 7:00 Graceland Escape Room Open (Resch Science)
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities – GU fun under the tent
4:30 – 8:00 Dinner (Commons)
5:00 – 9:00 “Art in the Park” (Zimmerman Tent)
8:00 – 9:30 “Extravaganza” (Shaw Amphitheatre)
9:30 – 11:30 International Dance Party on the Quad
9:30 – 10:00 Infirmary Open
11:30  In Dorms – Devotions
12:15  Lights Out (observed each night)

July 26 – Saturday
6:30 – 7:45 Breakfast
8:00 – 9:15 Delegation Worship
9:30  Closing Ceremonies (Gym)
GU Schedule Highlights
1:00 – 7:00 Daily – Escape Room Open
2:00 – 5:00 Daily – Fun Activities Under the Tent
1:00 – Tuesday – W.B. Smith & Vision Apps Due
4:00 – 6:00 – Wednesday – W.B. Smith Reception
6:30 – 7:30 – Thursday – New Student Reception