Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Jr. High Soup & Bread Lunch: Thank you! 
Special thanks to the parents and students who ran last Sunday’s Soup & Bread Lunch.  We received $441.96 in donations, and each student who participated will receive $18.94 towards their summer Great Escape trip.
Missing a Crock Pot or Dessert Tray?  Message back; yours may be in the kitchen.

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  
3.2: Dodgeball Tournament @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.   It’s our 2nd Annual Dodgeball Tournament, and your child is invited!  Pizza for dinner, and we’ll have Ping-Pong, board games, and more as well.
3.6: Confirmation, 10:30a
3.9: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  

Senior High Youth Group News 
3.6: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p.
3.8: 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.

Junior High Soup & Bread Lunch: This Sunday!
Our first Soup & Bread Lunch of the year is this Sunday, February 28th.   Note our new times: 
8-9a: Student setup, all soups/desserts to be dropped off.  
9-10:15a: Worship Service.  Students asked to attend.  If your family attends elsewhere, no problem; just come on back! 
10:30-11:15a: Soup & Bread Lunch.
11:15a-12p: Student Cleanup  
Also: We’re still in need of 5 soups & 5 desserts.  Message back if you can assist!

This Week: Here for your Child. 
As we mourn the loss of Jessica Haws, it is incumbent upon us to help our children grieve well.  Towards that end, a couple items:
Group: Both Jr. & Sr. High Breakout Group Leaders are asked to carve out a portion of time for students to process and pray.  It’s a great place to do so, and it connects students with their leader if one of them needs to talk separately.
Counseling: Stephanie Haugh and District Counselors are an excellent resource; please remind your child to reach out on campus if they need.  The Comfort Dogs are on-site today as well.  I’m on-call to assist Counselors this week as needed, and available after school if your child needs this week.

Junior High Youth Group News  
2.24: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  
2.28: No Confirmation; Soup & Bread Lunch Prep
3.2: Dodgeball Tournament @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.

Senior High Youth Group News 
2.28: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p.
3.1: 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.

For our Parents: Worship and Devotions for Lent
Lent is a season of preparation and repentance during which we anticipate the death and resurrection of Jesus.  During this season, you’re invited to take part in a mid-week Worship service as well as a devotional guide to make the most of Lent:
Worship: Wednesdays, 6:40-7:05p, Sanctuary.  A simple service including scripture, confession, prayer, and a message led by Pastor Craig.  Group will be done shortly after.
Devotions: Join us for a 40-day online devotional that pairs with the Wednesday evening services.  Concise, powerful, and timely for the season.  Available at redeemer.com/lent.

Dinner Theatre: Thanks for Supporting!
Your support and hard work made this year’s Dinner Theatre fundraiser a success!  35 high school students are now one step closer to funding their WorkCamp trip to Minneapolis.  Students who participated will receive approximately $35.39.

Junior High Youth Group News  
2.17: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  
2.21: Confirmation @ Room 2, 10:30a

Senior High Youth Group News 
2.21: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p.
2.23: 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.

Dinner Theatre Fundraiser: This Saturday! 
We’re putting the finishing touches on this year’s Dinner Theatre, and we look forward to seeing you at 6:00 Saturday.  Haven’t signed up yet?  All of our food orders will be placed by end of day today, so reply back ASAP if you’re interested.

Give me a call at church, or simply respond to this email.  When you do, let me know: 

*How many people you're bringing.
*What main course you wish: Choose from Chicken, Ham, or Lasagna.

Eat a great meal.  Have fun with your church family.  Support our High School mission trip to Minneapolis.  Join us for the Dinner Theatre!  

Dinner Theatre: Adult Volunteers Needed!  
We are *this* close to being fully staffed for Dinner Theatre!  Would you be able to assist?  We need: 
3 Kitchen Crew Helpers: 5-7:15p 
2 Cleanup Supervisors: 8-9:30p
Message back if you can volunteer! 

Junior High Youth Group News  
2.10: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  
2.14: Confirmation @ Room 2, 10:30a

Senior High Youth Group News 
2.14: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p.
2.16: 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.

Trampoline Park: A 6th/7th Grade Activity 
Group tonight is just for our 6th/7th Grade students!   We’re headed to GAR Trampoline Park near CherryVale Mall for air dodgeball, open court jumping, and much more. 
Details: 
-Wednesday February 3rd, 5:15-8:15p
-Pickup/Dropoff at church 
-Transportation is provided
-$10/person (75 minutes jump time)
-$3 for Subway (all students wanting dinner are asked to pay; this activity is not included in the meal plan)
-1 more adult chaperone needed!  Contact Michael if you can come! 
-IMPORTANT: Parents must complete a Waiver online on the GAR website.  Students cannot attend without it.  Here’s the link: http://garsouth.com/page/17/waiver

Message back if your child is interested.

Join us for the Sr. High Dinner Theatre!
The Senior High are your hosts at this year’s Dinner Theatre Fundraiser on Saturday, February 13th,  from 6-8pm.  Please mark your calendars; we’d love for you to join us!   You can email Michael with a list of who’s attending, and what main course you prefer; choose from Chicken, Ham, or meatless Lasagna. 

High School Super Bowl Party 
Super Bowl turns the big 5-0 on Sunday!  Even though your team’s not in it (*sigh*), it’s still worth watching together as Breakout Groups!  Details: 
-5p ’til end of game
-@ the Peterson’s (6794 N. Summit Drive, Byron) 
-Dinner’s on us.  Snacks & dessert provided by Breakout Groups. 
-All invited!  

Junior High Youth Group News  
2.7: Confirmation @ Room 2, 10:30a
2.10: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  

Senior High Youth Group News 
2.9: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7-8a
2.14: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p.

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

Food Bank: Final Reminders.

Hello Parents, 

Our Food Bank activity is this Saturday…as long as Old Man Winter doesn’t get in the way!

Final Reminders: 
-Arrive at 8:30a 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 4 in hand; I need 36 more.  It’s attached if you need it.


Thanks, 
MS 

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Saturday Food Bank: 2 spots left!
6th-12th grade students are invited to serve this Saturday, January 30th at the Northern Illinois Food Bank!
Meet us at Church by 8:30a; we’ll leave by 8:45a sharp.  From 9-11:30 we'll be labeling and boxing canned goods at Northern Illinois Food Bank.   We’ll be back to church by 11:45.
Child interested?  We have 2 spots left; let us know if your child wants to attend!  

Trampoline Park: A 6th/7th Grade Activity 
Group tonight is just for our 6th/7th Grade students!   We’re headed to GAR Trampoline Park near CherryVale Mall for air dodgeball, open court jumping, and much more. 
Details: 
-Wednesday February 3rd, 5:15-8:15p
-Pickup/Dropoff at church 
-Transportation is provided
-$10/person (75 minutes jump time)
-$3 for Subway (all students wanting dinner are asked to pay; this activity is not included in the meal plan)
-1 more adult chaperone needed!  Contact Michael if you can come! 
-IMPORTANT: Parents must complete a Waiver online on the GAR website.  Students cannot attend without it.  Here’s the link: http://garsouth.com/page/17/waiver

Only 20 spots available! Message back if your child is interested.

High School Workcamp: Registration Deadline.
The registration deadline for our WorkCamp trip to Minneapolis is Sunday, January 31st .  
Child not signed up yet?  Please consider registering before this date.  Spots may be available after the 31st, but are limited.  We encourage registration before the 31st to ensure your child will be attending.
Child signed up yet?  After this date, you are financially committed for your child’s camp registration ($279; by this time, $60 of this expense has been paid as a deposit) and transportation expense. 

Join us for the Sr. High Dinner Theatre!
The Senior High are your hosts at this year’s Dinner Theatre Fundraiser on Saturday, February 13th,  from 6-8pm.  Please mark your calendars; we’d love for you to join us!   You can email Michael with a list of who’s attending, and what main course you prefer; choose from Chicken, Ham, or meatless Lasagna. 

Great Escape WorkCrew News 
The WorkCrew team is comprised of dozens of high school and college students who run The Great Escape, our summer camp for Jr High students.  Applications will go out later this week, and we’d love to have your child consider. 
Students must have completed at least their Sophomore year of High School, and exhibit strong Christian leadership skills.  Contact Michael if your child is interested!

High School Super Bowl Party 
Super Bowl turns the big 5-0 on Sunday!  Even though your team’s not in it (*sigh*), it’s still worth watching together as Breakout Groups!  Details: 
-5p ’til end of game
-@ the Peterson’s (6794 N. Summit Drive, Byron) 
-Dinner’s on us.  Snacks & dessert provided by Breakout Groups. 
-All invited!  

High School Group: Parent Meal Assistants Needed.
Would you consider helping our High School Ministry?  We need: 
-1-2 parents to pick up our meal for us (1x/month approx., total of 3 trips per person this semester) 
-3 parents to make one main course for us.
Message back if you’d like more information.  Thank you for considering!

Junior High Youth Group News  
1.27: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.   
1.31: Confirmation @ Room 2, 10:30a

Senior High Youth Group News 
1.31: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p. 
2.2: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7-8a

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 Saturday's volunteering event at Northern Illinois Food Bank.  Here's what the day will look like: 

8:30: Arrive @ Church. 
8:45: Depart for NIFB. 
9:00: Arrive at NIFB, Begin work.  
11:30: Finish work, head back to Church.  No lunch stop this time.
11:45: Arrive at Church, students depart.

Students are to wear closed-toe shoes, and bring their own water bottle.
  • 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 Saturday morning before leaving. 
 
See you Saturday!
MS

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Deep Freeze: Success! 
Deep Freeze 2016 is in the books, and we had an awesome time diving into our theme, REMADE, and discovering how God shapes us for his best.  Pictures are now available on our Flickr page.

This Weekend: Meet our Pastoral Candidate! 
Saturday, 2-4p: Meet Eric Tonjes, Pastoral Candidate, as well as his wife Elizabeth and their three children. 
Sunday, 9a: Join us for Worship, and hear Eric preach.  A Congregational Meeting to call Pastor Eric Tonjes will follow the service.  All are invited; members are encouraged to attend and vote.

High School Dinner Theatre: RSVP Today!
Our High School students are your hosts at this year’s Dinner Theatre Fundraiser on Saturday, February 13th, 6-8pm.  Please mark your calendars; we’d love for you to join us!   You can email Michael with a list of who’s attending, and what main course you prefer; choose from Chicken, Ham, or meatless Lasagna. 
High School Workcamp: Registration Deadline.
The registration deadline for our WorkCamp trip to Minneapolis is Sunday, January 31st .  
Child not signed up yet?  Please consider registering before this date.  Spots may be available after the 31st, but are limited.  We encourage registration before the 31st to ensure your child will be attending.
Child signed up yet?  After this date, you are financially committed for your child’s camp registration ($279; by this time, $60 of this expense has been paid as a deposit) and transportation expense.

High School Group: Parent Meal Assistants Needed.
Would you consider helping our High School Ministry?  We need: 
-1-2 parents to pick up our meal for us (1x/month approx., total of 3 trips per person this semester) 
-3 parents to make one main course for us.
Message back if you’d like more information.  Thank you for considering! 

Great Escape WorkCrew News 
The WorkCrew team is comprised of dozens of high school and college students who run The Great Escape, our summer camp for Jr High students.  Applications are going out in early February, and we’d love to have your child consider. 
Students must have completed at least their Sophomore year of High School, and exhibit strong Christian leadership skills.  Contact Michael if your child is interested!

Food Bank Volunteering: Jr. High & High School!
Our favorite service activity is coming up! Join us on Saturday, January 30th as we sort, label, and pack canned goods at Northern Illinois Food Bank.  Details: 
-Arrive @ Church by 8:30a. 
-Volunteering from 9-11:30a 
-Back @ Church by 11:45a. 
-Please bring closed-toe shoes, and a water bottle.
The deadline to sign up is January 24th.  Only 6 student spots left, so message back if your child is interested.

Junior High Youth Group News  
1.20: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.   
1.24: Confirmation @ Room 2, 10:30a

Senior High Youth Group News 
1.24: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p. 
1.26: 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.

Deep Freeze: Drivers Needed! 
We are looking for 2 drivers to carry 2-4 students: One driver on the way up (This Friday, January 15th, evening), and one driver on the way back (January 17th, morning).  We added two additional campers, and need just one more vehicle up/back to accommodate them.  Can you assist?  Mileage reimbursement available if needed.  Message back if you can help!  Special thanks to the Thurows for taking care of our luggage transport need.

The Great Escape 2016: Register Today!
If your child has not signed up for The Great Escape, now is a good time to consider!  The registration price of $425 is good until Sunday, January 17th, but can only be reserved with a $100 deposit.  The registration after 1.17 will go up to $455.  Please see Michael or Laurie Gerardy for more information. 

Food Bank Volunteering: Jr. High & High School!
Our favorite service activity is coming up! Join us on Saturday, January 30th as we sort, label, and pack canned goods at Northern Illinois Food Bank.  Details: 
-Arrive @ Church by 8:30a. 
-Volunteering from 9-11:30a 
-Back @ Church by 11:45a. 
-Please bring closed-toe shoes, and a water bottle.
The deadline to sign up is January 24th. Only 15 student spots left, so message back if your child is interested. 
Parents: Wanna chaperone?  Our students love it, and we think you will as well.  Let me know!

Bible Reading Small Group: Join us! 
Just Scripture.  Just students.  That’s all we need for an awesome Small Group.   With one exception: Your child!
We meet next Tuesday, 7a, in Room 123 at SVHS.  Message back if your child is interested! The reading plan is attached.

Junior High Youth Group News  
1.13: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.   

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

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