Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Junior High Youth Group News  

 


3/7: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  As Christians, we are to to practice generosity.  But giving goes beyond the wallet.  Join us as we learn the ‘backwards’ approach to giving of our time, our talents, and our treasures.  See you there!

 

High School Youth Group News  

3/4: Group @ Church House, 6:00-7:15p.  Jesus came to give us life.  Eternal life.  In the meantime: How are we supposed to live now?  Tonight: Set your homework aside, grab a friend, and join us as we continue our series Rescued From an Ordinary Life.  

 

High School Soup & Bread Lunch Today

The high school youth group invites you to come to the first Soup & Bread Lunch of the year.  Let our students serve you as you enjoy the best homemade soups & breads our congregation has to offer!  We’ll be serving after second service today.   

 

High School Sunday School: Note.

Due to the Soup & Bread Lunch, there will be no 9th-12th Sunday School today.  Class will resume per usual on Sunday 3.11.  

 

Confirmation News 

Parents, Due to our final Service in Action Sunday, there will be no class next Sunday, March 11th.  We have such a large class this year, and we were not able to get everyone serving last month. Class will resume the following Sunday, March 18th.  Thanks! 

 

Camp Scholarships 

With our summer camp ministries just 4 months away, I'd like to remind you about our dollar-for-dollar scholarship initiative.  The scholarship matches what your child has raised in fundraising money up to $150.  So if your child has fundraised $150 thus far, we'll match it with $150.  With both Youthworks and Great Escape totaling over $400, a $300 applied credit brings the cost down significantly.  Please email Michael to request a form. 

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Junior High Youth Group News

2/29: No Group Tonight; Leader Meeting.  Trust us: March & April are going to be off the hook...but you gotta give us some time to plan and prepare.  No Group on the 29th; miss us while we’re gone! We’ll see you next Wednesday. 

 

Confirmation News 

Parents, over the last couple weeks students have been completing their Sermon Notes assignment as they attend worship each week.  This Sunday will mark the third and final date for them to complete their last Sermon Notes assignment.  We will resume our regular class schedule on Sunday, March 4th.

 

High School Soup & Bread Lunch

The High School Youth Group invites you to come to the Soup & Bread Lunch.  Let our students serve you as you enjoy the best homemade soups & breads our congregation has to offer!  

We’d love for you to take part in this lunch; here’s what you can do:

 

1) Mark your calendars; lunch will be served on Sunday, March 4th, after second service.

2) Sign up in the narthex to provide soup or bread for this lunch.

 

Come and share a warm meal with us while supporting the Senior High mission trip to Jackson, Mississippi next year.

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Junior High Youth Group News  

2/22: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.   As Christians, we are to be peculiar, ‘other’, different.  When it comes to money and stuff, however, we oftentimes fail to be different.  Come to Group this week for our new series Backward$, where we will understand what it means for us to practice generosity.

 

High School Youth Group News 

2/19: Group @ Church House, 6-7:15p.  Join us as we continue our series Rescued from an Ordinary Life, where we’ll be covering the second installment of John 10:10: I came.

 

High School Soup & Bread Lunch

The High School Youth Group invites you to come to the Soup & Bread Lunch.  Let our students serve you as you enjoy the best homemade soups & breads our congregation has to offer!  

We’d love for you to take part in this lunch; here’s what you can do:

 

1) Mark your calendars; lunch will be served on Sunday, March 4th, after second service.

2) Email Michael to provide soup or bread for this lunch.

 

Come and share a warm meal with us while supporting the Senior High mission trip to Jackson, Mississippi next year.

 

Confirmation: Service-in-Action Sunday

Confirmation is more than a step towards membership or spiritual maturity; it’s about helping students find a ministry in which they can serve.  This Sunday, our confirmation students will be participating in Ushering, Children’s Message, running slides, counting loose offering, and serving during Coffee Hour.  Praise God through his work in our students, and pray for them as they consider how they will lead & serve after Confirmation Sunday!

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Junior High Youth Group News  

2/15: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.   

 

High School Life Groups.

9th-12th Guys: Sunday 2.12, 6p, @ the VanBuskirk’s.

9th-12th Girls: Wednesday 2.15, 7p, @ the Miles’. 

 

 

Dinner Theatre: Thanks for Supporting!

Thanks to each and every one of you for being our guests at this year’s Dinner Theatre!  We hope you had a great time, and we look forward to serving and entertaining you next year! 

 

Confirmation: Service-in-Action Sunday

Confirmation is more than just a step towards membership; it’s about helping students find a ministry in which they can serve.  Next Sunday, our confirmation students will be participating in Ushering, running slides, counting loose offering, and serving during Coffee Hour.  Praise God through his work in our students, and pray for them as they consider how they will lead & serve after Confirmation Sunday!

The Dinner Theatre: Our Camp Fundraiser!


Eat a great meal.  Have fun with your church family.  Support our High School mission trip to Mississippi.  Join us for the Dinner Theatre!  We have an exciting evening planned for you: 

*Chicken, Ham, or Lasagna prepared by Brenda Miles 

*Prizes, laughs, and more with our rendition of the game Apples to Apples 

*Entertainment provided by our High School students 

The Dinner Theatre is Saturday, February 11th, at 6pm. Contact Michael today to sign up, or you can sign up this Sunday during worship.

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Junior High Youth Group News  

2/8: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  Grab a meal, play Ping-Tac-Toe with us, and catch the series finale of Happy.

 

High School Youth Group News

2/5: NO Group @ Church House. Life Groups resume next week.

 

The Sr. High Dinner Theatre: Signup Deadline.

Eat a great meal; have fun with your church family; support our High School mission trip to Jackson, Mississippi. Join us for the Dinner Theatre! 

Our signup deadline is this Sunday, so contact Michael or sign up after worship.  See you next Saturday! 

 

Dinner Theatre Practice: Next week.

Parents, We’ll be setting up and practicing for the Dinner Theatre next Saturday, February 11th, from 9a-12:30p.  If your child has signed up to help, they must attend both Saturday morning and evening.  If they cannot, please let me know.

 

Confirmation: Service in Action Training.

Parents, our 8th grade students will be training for their upcoming Service-In-Action Sundays after Confirmation class on Sunday, February 5th.  The training will go from 11-11:20.  During the training your child will sign up to serve at 1st or 2nd service on Sunday, February 19th or Sunday, March 11th.  Once they sign up, we will contact you via email to let you know.  

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Junior High Youth Group News  

2/1: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.

 

High School Dinner Theatre Fundraiser

This summer, 23 of our high school students will be serving the residents of Jackson, Mississippi. But first, they will be serving YOU at the Dinner Theatre! Eat a great meal, have fun with your church family, and support our high school mission trip.  Send me an email if you’d like to attend, or sign up in the narthex this Sunday.

 

High School Life Groups.

9th-12th Guys: Sunday 1.29, 6p, @ the Smith’s.

9th-12th Girls: Wednesday 2.1, 7p, @ the Miles’.

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Deep Freeze: Success!

Deep Freeze 2012 is over, and what a great trip it was!  37 students encountered God through 

powerful worship, fellowship with their peers, and discipleship through their leaders.   

Camp ministry is transformational.  Help your child remember their camp experience--and continue the commitments made in their camp experience!--by:

  *Checking out our Media page.  One picture = 1,000 words.  One Jr. High

boy = 1 word...if you’re lucky!  So pull up some pictures and let your child share all about camp.

*Coming to Group.  The speaker, the band, and the Lake can’t come home with us.  But our friends do, our leaders do, and God does.  Group is a place where students can grow each week in a way they understand.  Have your child join us!

 

The Great Escape 2012: Still Time to Register!

If your child has not signed up for The Great Escape 2012, now is a good time to consider!  The registration price of $399 is good until Sunday, January 22nd, but can only be reserved with a $90 deposit.  The registration after 1.22 will go up to $415.  Lock your spot in today! 

 

Junior High Youth Group News  

1/25: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  Group will be run by you and for you tonight!  Your classmates and friends will be leading the drama, worship, message, and more.

2/1: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.

 

High School Soup & Bread Lunch: Rescheduled. 

Parents, please note that the Soup & Bread Lunch has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 4th.  We will begin signups for the fundraiser two weeks before.  

 

Save the Date for the Sr. High Dinner Theatre!

The Senior High are your hosts at this year’s Dinner Theatre Fundraiser on Saturday, February 11th, from 6-8pm.  Please mark your calendars; we’d love for you to join us!   You can sign up for this event and choose what main course you prefer in the narthex today.

 

High School Youth Group News

  1/22: Group @ Church House, 6-7:15p.

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Deep Freeze: This Week!
1. Bus Load Up & Depart. Arrive at church by 4:30p; do not be late!  We’ll circle up and pray, and we’ll depart by 5:00p.  

2. Parents: Stay Updated.  
Say ‘hello’ to that little box on the right!  We’ll be tweeting all weekend.  
Also, check out our Media page for photos and videos.   We’ll be posting while we’re at camp.  To view 
& download the whole set, check out our Flickr page.
Need anything else?  Contact Michael at 815.218.3958. 

Junior High Youth Group News   
1/18: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  To be right with God.  To do right by God. This is what 
righteousness is all about.  Jesus says if you hunger and thirst for this kind of righteousness, you’ll 
be filled; content; happy.  We’ll continue our series Happy tonight, as well as enjoy some other 
events that will make you...well, you know :).
1/25: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p. 

Jr. High Sunday School Note
Due to our jr. high students away at Deep Freeze, there will be no 6th/7th Sunday School or 8th gr Confirmation Class. on Sunday, January 15th.  We’ll resume our normal scheduling on January 22nd.

The Great Escape 2012: Still Time to Register!
If your child has not signed up for The Great Escape 2012, now is a good time to consider!  The registration price of $399 is good until Sunday, January 22nd, but can only be reserved with a $90 deposit.  The registration after 1.22 will go up to $415.  Lock your spot in today! 

High School Soup & Bread Lunch: Rescheduled. 
Parents, please note that the Soup & Bread Lunch has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 4th.  We will begin signups for the fundraiser two weeks before.  

Save the Date for the Sr. High Dinner Theatre!
The Senior High are your hosts at this year’s Dinner Theatre Fundraiser on Saturday, February 11th,  from 6-8pm.  Please mark your calendars; we’d love for you to join us!   Signups begin next week. 

High School Life Groups: This Week.  
9th-12th Guys: Sunday 1.15, 6p, @ the Smith’s.
9th-12th Girls: Wednesday 1.18, 7p, @ the Miles’.