Deep Freeze: This Friday!

Hello Parents, 

4 more days until Deep Freeze!  As Friday gets closer, don’t forget: 

1. Missing something?  Packing List, Trip Itinerary and more on our Deep Freeze page.

2. Pack well:  Bedding, towels, toiletries...it all comes with!  Plus, pack plenty of warm clothes and winter wear.
 
3. Be on time: Students are to arrive at Church Friday by 4:30pm.  We'll pray before we depart at 5:00, so stick around if you can. 

4. Bring money for dinner & activity course: We’ll stop at Culvers in Delavan before we arrive; plan on $7-10 for that meal.   Also, students can pay $5 if they wish to do the Climbing Wall, Zipline, Giant Swing, & High Ropes.  It’s $5 for each activity, and they are generous with the time.  There are plenty of free activities besides these ones to choose from.

See you Friday! 
MS

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

High School Group: Rescheduled.

Hello Parents, 

This is a note to let you know that there will be no High School Group this Sunday, January 10th.  Each ministry takes some front-end prep each semester before we can launch it–leader prep, semester calendar, messages & activities–and I was not able to get all High School Group tasks completed in time for Sunday  All Jr. High ministries are ready to go live next week, and our High School Small Group is ready to go as well.  But I need a few more days to get Group ready to go for our High School Students.  I trust you understand.

Group will resume on Sunday, January 17th.  I’m working on our Semester Calendar as we speak; upon completion, I will send it to you in the mail next week.

In the meantime, I’d love to have you talk up the following ministries with your children: 

1: Bible Reading Small Group: Starts next Tuesday, 7a, in room #123 @SVHS.  A weekly ministry that gives students a chance to read scripture and apply it, together, with their peers. 
2: WorkCamp trip to Minneapolis: Registration ramps up this month, and typically fills up by mid-February.  We’d love to have your child join us; a $60 deposit officially registers.

Thank you,
MS 

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Junior High News
1: No Group this Wednesday. 
Parents, I apologize for not being able to get Group off the ground this week.  We will use this week to meet with our leaders, finalize the Group calendars, and get the Spring mailer out.  Group will resume on Wednesday, January 13th.  
2: Confirmation: We’re back!  This Sunday, 10:30a.

Deep Freeze News 
1: Driver Needed! We’re looking for 2 parents to carry luggage for us: One on the way up (January 15th), one on the way back (January 17th).  Can you assist?  Mileage reimbursement available if needed.  Message back if you can help!

2: To Pack: Deep Freeze is asking all campers to bring a plain white T-shirt that can get dirty/messy.  Visit our website for more packing list information.

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.

Bible Reading Small Group: Start Reading! 
Your SVHS student is invited to join us this semester! Our aim: To read scripture during the week, meet together each week, and share what we learned.  Details: 
-Reading plan begins this Wednesday, January 6th.  Reading is 3 days/week (M-W-F), less than one chapter/ day.
-Begins Tuesday, January 12th, 7-8a. 
-Group will meet most Tuesdays in Room 123.
Message back if your child is interested.  The reading plan is attached.

Pie Sale: Extras for sale!
We have Cookies & Cream Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Cheesecake, and Fruits of the Forest Pie left.  Message back if you’re interested!

Senior High Youth Group News 
1/10: Group @ Church, 6p

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 13th,  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 starting next week.

2016 Consent & Release Form: Please Complete
Our Consent & Release Form is required for any ministry events your child participates in.  Please take a moment to complete the attached form and send it in as soon as possible.

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Deep Freeze: Driver Needed! 
We’re looking for 1 parent to carry luggage on the way up to Deep Freeze: Friday, January 15th.   Can you assist? We’d begin at 4:30; after dinner & drop-off, you would not return until 8:30.  Mileage reimbursement available if needed.  Message back if you can help!

Pie Sale: Extras for sale!
We have Cookies & Cream Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Cheesecake, and Fruits of the Forest Pie left.  Message back if you’re interested!

YouthMin Schedule: Christmas Break 
Miss us while we’re gone!  Each of our ministries will start back real soon:

Junior High
Group: January 6th.
Confirmation: January 10th.

High School:
Group: January 10th.
Bible Reading Small Group: January 12th.

To Complete: 2016 Consent & Release Form
As the New Year approaches, we continue to ensure that our ministry events are executed with safety and integrity.  Towards that end, we ask the parents of each of our students to fill out a Consent & Release Form for their child.

The 2016 Consent & Release Form is attached for your convenience.  Please take the time to have you and your child fill the form out and return it by Sunday, January 3rd. 

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Jr. High Pie Sale: Pies Delivered Today! 
Today’s the day for students to pick up and deliver their pies!  Stop by Kish between 4:30-6p today to pick up your child’s pie orders.  We’ll have all the pies counted, boxed, and paired with the original order forms so you can be on your way.  Note: We do not have freezer space @ Kish, so you must deliver your pies tonight! 

YouthMin Schedule: Christmas Break 
Miss us while we’re gone!  Each of our ministries will start back real soon:

Junior High
Group: January 6th.
Confirmation: January 10th.

High School:
Group: January 10th.
Bible Reading Small Group: January 12th.

To Complete: 2016 Consent & Release Form
As the New Year approaches, we continue to ensure that our ministry events are executed with safety and integrity.  Towards that end, we ask the parents of each of our students to fill out a Consent & Release Form for their child.
The 2016 Consent & Release Form is attached.  Please take the time to have you and your child fill the form out and return it by Sunday, January 3rd. 
A C&R form is required for any off-campus ministry events–one-day activities, weekend retreats, week-long trips, etc.–your child participates in.  If you have recently completed a Consent & Release form for your child's Deep Freeze Registration, you may disregard this message.



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

Pie Sale Fundraiser: Pickup this Wednesday!

Hello Parents, 

Our Pie Sale pickup date is coming up: Wednesday, December 16th.  Please note: 

1. Your child's pie orders will be available for pickup in the narthex that night from 4:30-6:00.
2. Unless alternate arrangements have been made with customers, students are responsible for delivering the orders to their customers. 
3. All pies must be picked up this night; there is no freezer space at church. 
4. No Group tonight; so students can deliver their pies.

Thank you!
MS

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

This Sunday: Pancakes & Pajamas Activity!

Hello Parents, 

Our last High School Group for 2015 is this Sunday, December 13th.  That’s the start of Finals Week, of course, so we’re inviting students to come hungry (Pancakes) and come comfy (Pajamas)!

Details: 
-5-7p 
-at the home of Joey & Tracy Lovgren, 5012 N. Meridian Rd, SV 
-Breakfast for Dinner: Eggs, Sausage, Pancakes, & more! 
-Students are invited to dress ‘chill’: Pajamas, or whatever is comfortable! 

Also note: There’s no better place to have Group on Sunday than at the Lovgren’s. December 13th marks one year since Avery Lovgren passed away.  At 7:00 that evening, students are invited to light a candle in Avery’s honor.  Sunday is also World Candle Lighting Day; all across the world, candles will be lit at 7:00pm in respective time zones to honor the loss of loved ones.  

Thank you!
MS 

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Pancakes & Pajamas: A High School Group Activity
Come lazy, come hungry, and take a break before Finals Week begins!
-5:00-7:00p
-At the Lovgrens (5012 N Meridian Road, SV) 
-Breakfast for Dinner! 
-Come in your PJs (footie pajamas encouraged!)

High School Mission Trip: Spots Available!
We have plenty of openings left for next year’s trip to Minneapolis, MN.  A $60 deposit holds your child’s spot; contact Michael for detailed trip and pricing information.

Deep Freeze 2016: Pre-Camp Tasks
12.13: Final Balance Deadline.  Pay your remaining camp balance as noted on your camp statement.  Checks to Kishwaukee Church, separate checks per child, with your child’s name and camp name in the memo.  Thanks!

Junior High Youth Group News 
12.9: NO Group, MJHS Christmas Concert
12.13: Confirmation, 10:30a

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

TONIGHT: Jr. High Christmas Party! 
It’s our last Group of the year, and we’d love for your child to join us! 
-5:30-7:15p
-$5/student (+$3 for Taco Bar)
-Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest 
-Care package stations for our Compassion child and College students 
-And fa-la-la-la-LOTS more.Food Bank: Save the Date! 
Our next volunteering event at Northern Illinois Food Bank has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 30th, 8:30-11:45a. Signups will begin Sunday, January 10th.

Deep Freeze 2016: Pre-Camp Tasks
12.2: Come to our Camp Meeting.  Turn in all forms, pick up camp statements, and get everything you need to plan for the trip.  7-7:20, in Room 1.  Students will be in Group as we meet. 
12.13: Final Balance Deadline.  Pay your remaining camp balance as noted on your camp statement.  Checks to Kishwaukee Church, separate checks per child, with your child’s name and camp name in the memo.  Thanks!

Pancakes & Pajamas: A High School Group Activity
Come lazy, come hungry, and take a break before Finals Week begins!
-5:00-7:00p
-At the Lovgrens (5012 N Meridian Road, SV) 
-Breakfast for Dinner! 
-Come in your PJs (footie pajamas encouraged!)

High School Mission Trip: Spots Available!
We have plenty of openings left for next year’s trip to Minneapolis, MN.  A $60 deposit holds your child’s spot; contact Michael for detailed trip and pricing information.

Junior High Youth Group News 
12.6: Confirmation, 10:30a 
12.9: NO Group, MJHS Christmas Concert

High School Youth Group News
12.6: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p
12.8: 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.

Food Bank: Rescheduling Options 
Help us pick our new Food Bank Volunteering date!  
January 9th (30 spots) 
January 30th (39 spots)
Message back and let me know which date works best for your child. 

Stroll on State: A High School Breakout Group Outing 
This Saturday: Our Breakout Groups are doing downtown for fireworks, ice skating, live music, and much more.  It’s Stroll on State, and we’d love for your child to join us! 
Meet @ Church by 5:30p this Saturday, November 28th.  We’ll arrive back at church by 8:30p.
Stroll on State activities are FREE.  Students may want to bring $10-15 for dinner/snacks. Message back if your child wants to go!

High School Mission Trip: Register Sunday!
Our Guaranteed Registration Deadline for the 2016 WorkCamp trip is today.   A $60 deposit ensures registration for your child, and helps us determine our transportation costs.  You may register your child anytime as long as there are spots available; message back for more information.

Jr. High Pie Sale Fundraiser: Thank You! 
20 students sold 280 pies!  Over $1300 raised so far, with more orders coming in. 
Our Pie Sale pickup is Wednesday, December 16th, 4:30-6p.  No freezer space, so you must deliver your pies this night.   

Deep Freeze 2016: Pre-Camp Tasks
12.2: Come to our Camp Meeting.  Turn in all forms, pick up camp statements, and get everything you need to plan for the trip.  7-7:20, Fellowship Hall, during Group. Students will be in Breakout Group as we meet. 12.6: Camp Statements Sent. Statements showing your child’s final camp balance. 
12.13: Final Balance Deadline.  Pay your remaining camp balance as noted on your camp statement.  Checks to Kishwaukee Church, separate checks per child, with your child’s name and camp name in the memo.  Thanks!

Junior High Youth Group News  
11.25: NO Group; Community Thanksgiving Service.   
11.29: 8th Grade Confirmation, 10:30a.   

December 2nd: Jr. High Christmas Party! 
-5:30-7:15p
-$5/student (+$3 for Taco Bar)
-Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest 
-Care package stations for our Compassion child and College students 
-And fa-la-la-la-LOTS more.

High School Youth Group News
11.29: No Group Tonight.
12.1: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7a, room 123.  


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