Youth Ministry News: This Week.

This Sunday: Flower Sale Pick-up! 
If you have purchased flowers or gift cards through the Flower Sale fundraiser: Stop by Sunday to pick them up.  Our pickup booth is located in the parking lot–you can’t miss it–and is open from 10:15-11:45.   
If you have a student who sold flowers or gift cards: They are asked to help unload the truck and help customers with their orders from 10:15-11:45.  If your student has a large amount of flowers to deliver, we will let them leave first.

A Gift for our Graduates! 
Hey Church: Here’s a chance to bless our graduating class!  Each of our Senior students will receive a Bible on Graduation Sunday.  Starting today, you can personalize their Bible in one of the following ways:

1: Encourage them.  Bibles for each of our graduates will be in the narthex over the next two weeks. Highlight your favorite verses, write a note in the margins, or leave a card!  Take a moment after Church, or stop by anytime this week.
2: Buy a Bible.  The Class of 2016 is huge!  Please consider purchasing a Bible to offset the cost; each Bible is $15. Checks to KCEPC, with ‘High School Bible’ in the memo. 

Student’s name/bible missing?  Let Michael know, and we’ll get one ordered.

This Month: Let’s Bless our Graduates!
God has worked in and through our Senior class.  Join us this month for the following events:

1) Our Graduation Sunday recognition is May 15th.  We’ll present the Class of 2016 to the congregation, have our leaders pray for them, and include a picture slideshow of each graduate.  Parents, please remember us to send us 2 pictures of your child: One as an infant/child, the other as their senior picture.

2) Our Community Baccalaureate Services are designed to recognize & celebrate the spiritual dimension of graduation.  
SVHS: Held on Saturday, May 14th, at 4p in the gym. 
BHS: Held on Saturday, May 14th, at 4p in the gym. 
Both services are open to all Seniors, students, faculty, and the community. 

Workcamp: 6 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Minneapolis yet?  We have just 6 more spots available.   Message back for more information: Current roster, pricing, and more.

Youthworks: Job Openings for College Guys
Hey parents: Youthworks needs guys to fill some remaining summer staff positions all across the country.  Perhaps you know of a guy who could serve!  Details: 
-Guys need to be at least one year out of high school. 
-Position comes with a reasonable stipend, and typically lasts 12 weeks. 
If someone you know is interested, send them this link.

Senior High News 
5.1: No Group tonight.  We are working on details Our last Group event will be a bonfire in early May; details to come.
5.3: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7a, room 123.

Junior High News
4.27: No Group; MJHS Chorus Concert

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

The Flower Sale Fundraiser: Under Way!
-Child selling flowers? Awesome!  Students can continue to sell through April 24th.  All forms/$ must be turned in no later than Group on 4.24.  Students are asked to participate in the 5.1 customer pickup from 10:15-11:45.
-Done selling flowers?  If you don’t think your child will sell any more flowers, turn your forms/$ in as soon as possible for processing. 

Confirmation Sunday: April 24th.
 -Confirmation & Baptism: Students are to arrive at 8:15a.
-Reception @ 10a, Fellowship Hall: Friends, family members, and the congregation are invited to bless  our students!  Cake and refreshments provided.  The sanctuary will be available for pictures at 10:30.

Great Escape WorkCrew Update 
Great news: 22 of our Kish high schoolers applied for WorkCrew!   
I anticipate hearing back from Great Escape by early May.  From there, I will send you an email outlining next steps, as well as the amount that Kish will chip in per camper.

Workcamp: 6 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Minneapolis yet?  We have just 6 more spots available.   Message back for more information: Current roster, pricing, and more.

Senior High News 
4.24: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p.
4.26: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7a, room 123.

Junior High News 
4.20: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com

Youth Ministry News: This Week.


The Flower Sale Fundraiser: Underway!
The Flower Sale is our last High School fundraiser before the upcoming WorkCamp trip.  The sale has begun, and will continue through Sunday, April 24th.  Each year, several of our students pay off their remaining camp balance through the sale, so we encourage your child to participate.  Didn’t get a selling packet?  Message back and we can set one aside for you. 

5th Grade Students: You’re Invited! 
Parents of 5th graders: Your child can catch a sneak peek of Group before they hop on this fall!  Join us for a 4-week series with rec, worship, breakout groups, and more.  Details: 
-Wednesdays, 5:30-7:15p
-Dates: April 13th through May 11th.  No Group April 27th.
-$3/week for dinner  
-Open to all 5th grade (soon-to-be 6th grade!) students.
Message back if you are interested.

Workcamp: 7 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Minneapolis yet?  We have just 7 more spots available.   Message back for more information: Current roster, pricing, and more.

Senior High News 
4.17: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p.
4.19: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7a, room 123.

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

This Wednesday: Food Bank Volunteering! 
We have 5 more spots left for Wednesday’s Food Bank session, now open for 6th-12th grade students on up.  Details:
-Arrive @ Church by 4:50p.  Dinner for $3.
-Volunteering from 5:30-7:30p 
-Back @ Church by 7:45p
-Please bring closed-toe shoes, and a water bottle.
-No ‘Regular’ Group this night.
Message back if your child is interested.

The Flower Sale Fundraiser: Under Way!
The Flower Sale is our last High School fundraiser before the upcoming WorkCamp trip.  The sale has begun, and will continue through Sunday, April 24th.  Each year, several of our students pay off their remaining camp balance through the sale, so we encourage your child to participate.  Didn’t get a selling packet?  Message back and we can set one aside for you. 

5th Grade Students: You’re Invited! 
Parents of 5th graders: Your child can catch a sneak peek of Group before they hop on this fall!  Join us for a 4-week series with rec, worship, breakout groups, and more.  Details: 
-Wednesdays, 5:30-7:15p
-Dates: April 13th through May 11th.  No Group April 27th.
-$3/week for dinner  
-Open to all 5th grade (soon-to-be 6th grade!) students.
Message back if you are interested.

Workcamp: 7 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Minneapolis yet?  We have just 7 more spots available.   Message back for more information: Current roster, pricing, and more.

Senior High News 
4.10: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p.
4.12: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7a, room 123.

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com

Food Bank: Final Reminders.

Hello Parents, 

Just two more days until our Food Bank session!  Reminders for you:

Final Reminders: 
-Arrive at 4:50p at Church. 
-Wear closed-toed shoes. 
-Bring a water bottle. 
-All students to ride with chaperones unless other arrangements have been made.  
-Please bring your signed Consent Form with.  I have NEED in hand; I need NEED more.  It’s attached if you need it.

Note: We have 8 extra spots that we have to fill.  If you’d like to come, or your child has a sibling/friend that is able to join us, we could use their help. 

Thanks, 
MS 

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com

Important: Food Bank Information, Consent Form.

Hello Parents!  

You are receiving this email because your child has signed up for our Wednesday, April 6th volunteering event at Northern Illinois Food Bank.  Here's what the day will look like: 

4:50: Arrive @ Church.  
5:15: Depart for NIFB. 
5:25: Arrive at NIFB, begin work.  
7:30 Finish work, head back to Church.   
7:45: Arrive at Church, students depart.

Students are to wear closed-toe shoes, and bring their own water bottle.

Please note:
  • If your child cannot attend, please let me know immediately; we are required to maintain our numbers with the Food Bank.  
  • If your child is attending: Please complete the attached Volunteer Consent Form.  Students and Chaperones must have a completed Form to turn in Wednesday evening before leaving. 
See you Wednesday!
MS

Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Junior High: Food Bank Volunteering
The Food Bank has opened up some Volunteering sessions on weeknights, just for teams like us.  Join us as we sort, label, and pack canned goods on Wednesday, April 6th.
-Arrive @ Church by 4:50p.  Dinner provided.
-Volunteering from 5:30-7:30p 
-Back @ Church by 7:45p
-Please bring closed-toe shoes, and a water bottle.
-No ‘Regular’ Group this night.
Only 12 student spots left,  so message back if your child is interested.
Want to Volunteer?  A great way to serve, and we think you’ll love it as much as the kids do!  We need two more drivers; please let me know.

Student Volunteers Needed
Do you have a High School Student who needs Community Service Hours?  Jennifer (my wife) is leading a Community Development Meeting at Court Street United Methodist Church in Rockford, and is looking for two high schoolers to lead childcare for the meeting from 6-7:30p.  3-5 children expected to attend.  Let me know if your child would be interested.

The Flower Sale Fundraiser: Under Way!
The Flower Sale is our last High School fundraiser before the upcoming WorkCamp trip.  The sale has begun, and will continue through Sunday, April 24th.  Each year, several of our students pay off their remaining camp balance through the sale, so we encourage your child to participate.  Didn’t get a selling packet?  Message back and we can set one aside for you. 

5th Grade Students: You’re Invited! 
Parents of 5th graders: Your child can catch a sneak peek of Group before they hop on this fall!  Join us for a 4-week series with rec, worship, breakout groups, and more.  Details: 
-Wednesdays, 5:30-7:15p
-Dates: April 13th through May 11th.  No Group April 27th.
-$3/week for dinner  
-Open to all 5th grade (soon-to-be 6th grade!) students.
Message back if you are interested.

Workcamp: 7 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Minneapolis yet?  We have just 7 more spots available.   Message back for more information: Current roster, pricing, and more.

Senior High Youth Group News 
4.3: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p.

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Junior High: Food Bank Volunteering
The Food Bank has opened up some Volunteering sessions on weeknights, just for teams like us.  Join us as we sort, label, and pack canned goods on Wednesday, April 6th.
-Arrive @ Church by 4:50p.  Dinner provided.
-Volunteering from 5:30-7:30p 
-Back @ Church by 7:45p
-Please bring closed-toe shoes, and a water bottle.
The deadline to sign up is March 27th.  Only 15 student spots left,  so message back if your child is interested.
Want to Volunteer?  A great way to serve, and we think you’ll love it as much as the kids do!  We need two more drivers; please let me know.

Workcamp: 8 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Minneapolis yet?  We have just 8 more spots available.   Message back for more information: Current roster, pricing, and more.

The Flower Sale Fundraiser: Under Way!
The Flower Sale is our last High School fundraiser before the upcoming WorkCamp trip.  The sale has begun, and will continue through Sunday, April 24th.  Each year, several of our students pay off their remaining camp balance through the sale, so we encourage your child to participate.  Didn’t get a selling packet?  Message back and we can set one aside for you.

Junior High Youth Group News  
3.23: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  
3.27: No Confirmation.  Happy Easter!

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Junior High: Food Bank Volunteering
The Food Bank has opened up some Volunteering sessions on weeknights, just for teams like us.  Join us as we sort, label, and pack canned goods on Wednesday, April 6th.
-Arrive @ Church by 4:50p.  Dinner provided.
-Volunteering from 5:30-7:30p 
-Back @ Church by 7:45p
-Please bring closed-toe shoes, and a water bottle.
The deadline to sign up is March 27th.  Only 20 student spots,  so message back if your child is interested.
Want to Volunteer?  A great way to serve, and we think you’ll love it as much as the kids do!  Let me know.

Flower Sale Informational Meeting 
Parents: Our Flower Sale Fundraiser begins this Sunday, March 20th.  Before your child sells, make sure they attend our flower sale meeting, which will be held in room 2 at 10:15a.  We will give students their selling folders, order forms, and a timeline of the fundraiser.

Workcamp: 8 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Minneapolis yet?  We have just 8 more spots available.   Message back for more information: Current roster, pricing, and more.

Junior High Youth Group News  
3.1:. Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  
3.20: Confirmation, 10:30a

Senior High Youth Group News 
3.20: Devo & Worship Night, 6p
3.22: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7-8a

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Workcamp: 8 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Minneapolis yet?  We have just 6 more spots available.   Message back for more information: Current roster, pricing, and more.

Flower Sale Fundraiser: Coming Soon. 
For our High School Students!  The Flower Sale is our most successful fundraiser; many students can pay off their remaining camp balance through it.  Students can pick up a packet starting March 20th.

Junior High Youth Group News  
3.9: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  
3.13: Confirmation, 10:30a

Senior High Youth Group News 
3.13: No Group.  SVHS Musical Cast Party, 4-7p.
3.15: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7-8a

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com