Pie Sale Fundraiser: Ends Sunday.

Hello Parents, 

Just a reminder that the Pie Sale Fundraising deadline is Sunday, November 22nd.  All order forms and money can be turned in to Michael then.

It is important for every order to be turned in so we can present a complete order.  If you will not be able to drop off on Sunday, you can drop it off Friday morning between 9a-1p, or on Saturday before our Food Bank activity, weather permitting.

Thanks! 
MS

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 Fundraiser: Important Deadlines.
Pie Sale Fundraising deadline: Sunday, November 22nd.  All order forms and money to be turned in by this date!  No exceptions!
Pie Sale pickup @ Kish: Wednesday, December 16th, 4:30-6p.  No freezer space, so you must deliver your pies this night.   

High School Mission Trip: November 29th Registration Date.
Registration on or before November 29th, accompanied with a nonrefundable $60 deposit, guarantees registration for your child. Note: We encourage registration on or before this date to begin transportation estimates, as well as to guarantee a spot for your child.  You may register your child anytime as long as there are spots available; talk to Michael or Laurie Gerardy for more information.

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.  6:55-7:15, Fellowship Hall, during Group.  
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!

Food Bank: This Saturday!
6th-12th grade students are invited to serve this Saturday, November 21st 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.
All spaces are reserved; no additional students can be taken.  If you’d like to get on the waiting list, message back. 

Jr. High Christmas Party! 
Wednesday, December 2nd: Our last Group of the year!   
*$5/person (We’re making care packages for our college students, and giving our Compassion Child a Christmas gift!)
*$3 for Taco Bar
*Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest  
*Group Game
*And fa-la-la-la-LOTS more.
It all starts at 5:30 on the 2nd.  Your child is welcome! 

Junior High Youth Group News  
11.18: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15.   
11.22: 8th Grade Confirmation, 10:30a.   

High School Youth Group News
11.22: Group @ Church, 6:00p.
11.24: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7a, room 123.  

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

Re: Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Soup & Bread Lunch: Thank you! 
Thank you to all who donated and participated in last Sunday’s Soup & Bread Lunch.  Special thanks to the parents who provided the time and food needed to make our lunch successful.  We raised $345.77; 28 participating students received over $11 towards their camp fund.

Jr. High Pie Sale Fundraiser 
Our favorite fundraiser is back, just in time for Christmas!  
Your Jr. Higher can join with us in selling pies and cheesecakes to raise money for Great Escape.  Twelve varieties available.  This is our most successful fundraiser: Nearly 400 pies sold every year, and students make 30% of each pie sold.
Need extra order forms?  Message back!
The sale ends November 22nd; all forms and money is due then.  Our Pie Pickup Day is Wednesday, December 16th.

Jr. High Deep Freeze: One Spot Left!
Haven’t signed up yet?  We have 1 more spot left for our Jr. High Deep Freeze Trip: January 15-17, at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva.  A $40 deposit registers your child; the trip cost is $149 plus transportation.  Message back if interested! 

Food Bank Project: Jr. High & High School!
Give a Saturday to serve needy families in Northern Illinois:  Join us on Saturday, November 21st as we serve at 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 by 11:45.
Please bring:
Closed-toe shoes.  You cannot volunteer without them.
A water bottle.
The deadline to sign up is November 15th.  Spots are limited, so sign up in the bulletin or in the narthex today.

Junior High Youth Group News  
11.11: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15.   
11.15: 8th Grade Confirmation, 10:30a.   

High School Youth Group News
11.15: Group @ Church, 6:00p.
11.17: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7a, room 123.  


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

Jr. High Pie Sale: Begins Today!

Hello Parents, 

The Jr. High Pie Sale Fundraiser is now underway!   

Your child can join us in selling pies and cheesecakes to raise money for Great Escape.  The pies are from the same producers that Market Day used (Translation: Same pies, just as delicious!). This is our most profitable Jr. High fundraiser: Nearly 400 pies sold every year, and students make 30% of each pie sold. If your child is going to Great Escape 2016, this would be a great fundraiser to participate in! 

We’ll be passing out Order Forms and Sale Instructions tonight at Group.  I’ve also attached both documents for you.  Please let me know if your child is selling so we have accurate records.
 
Thanks!
MS
Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Junior High: Devotional Books Available
Last week,  our Breakout Group leaders encouraged our students to take the ‘One Another’ challenge: A 30-day devotional, done with a friend.  We’ll be passing out the One Another Devos tonight at Group.   The Devos are $1, so please send an extra buck with your child tonight!

Jr. High Pie Sale Fundraiser 
Our favorite fundraiser is back, just in time for Christmas!  
Starting today, our Jr. High students will be able to sell pies and cheesecakes to raise money for Great Escape.  Twelve varieties available.  This is our most successful fundraiser: Nearly 400 pies sold every year, and students make 30% of each pie sold.
Parents: You will receive a separate email this week with the order form pdf and instructions attached.   We will also distribute the order form & instructions at Group tonight.  
The sale ends November 22nd; all forms and money is due then.  Our Pie Pickup Day is Wednesday, December 16th.

Jr. High Deep Freeze: Spots Still Available.
20 students are now on board…and we have a few more openings ready for your child! January 15-17, at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva.  A $40 deposit registers your child; the trip cost is $149 plus transportation.  Message back if interested! 

Food Bank Project: Jr. High & High School!
Give a Saturday to serve needy families in Northern Illinois:  Join us on Saturday, November 21st as we serve at 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 by 11:45.
Please bring:
Closed-toe shoes.  You cannot volunteer without them.
A water bottle.
The deadline to sign up is November 15th.  Spots are limited, so message back if your child is interested.

Junior High Youth Group News  
11.4 Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15.   
11.8: 8th Grade Confirmation, 10:30a.   

High School Youth Group News
11.8: Group @ Church, 6:00p.
11.10: 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.

Jr. High Deep Freeze: Spots Still Available.
Only 5 spots left for our Jr. High Deep Freeze Trip: January 15-17, at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva.  A $40 deposit registers your child; the trip cost is $149 plus transportation.  Message back if interested! 

High School Soup & Bread Lunch: This Sunday! 
Our first High School fundraiser for the season! Students are to arrive at 10:30a; Lunch is at 11:30a; Cleanup lasts until 1p or so.
Parents: We need a few more soup & dessert providers.  Message back if you can help!

Junior High Youth Group News  
10.28: Devo Night @ Church, 5:30-7:15.  Each semester, we take one night to spend 1-on-1 time with God.  No message, no breakout Groups.  Just you, with God’s Word.  Our students LOVE Devo Night; encourage your child to come! 
11.1: 8th Grade Confirmation, 10:30a.   

High School Youth Group News
11.1: Group @ Church, 6:00p.
11.3: 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.

Jr. High Deep Freeze: Register Today!
Parents, please note that the Registration Deadline for our Jr. High Deep Freeze trip is this Sunday, October 25th. Registration on or before this date, accompanied with a nonrefundable $40 deposit, guarantees registration for your child.  After this date, you are financially committed for both your child’s camp registration expense ($149 total) and a pending transportation expense.  Spots are limited, so register soon!

High School Soup & Bread Lunch
The first High School fundraiser for the 2016 WorkCamp trip is the Soup & Bread Lunch: Sunday, November 1st.  Students are to arrive at 10:30a; Lunch is at 11:30a; Cleanup lasts until 1p or so.
Parents: We need your help.  Sign up to work a shift (set up, cleanup).  Donate soup, dessert, or both!  No master chefs required.  Let me know!

Junior High Youth Group News  
10.21: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15.
10.25: 8th Grade Confirmation, 10:30a.   

High School Youth Group News
10.25: Group @ Church, 6:00p.
10.27: 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.

Junior High Youth Group News  
10.14: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15.
10.18: 8th Grade Confirmation, 10:30a.  Jesus lived, died, and rose again...now what?  In class today, we’ll be talking about Righteousness: That Jesus’ death declares us ‘in the right’ with God.

High School Youth Group News
10.13: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7a, room 123.  
10.18: Group @ Church, 6:00p.

Jr. High Pie Sale: On Hold. 
Many of you are aware that Market Day was purchased by World’s Finest Chocolates.  This puts our annual Pie Sale Fundraiser, which typically begins in mid-October on hold for now.  Our Market Day rep anticipates the program getting online once again, but no time frame has been set.  I will keep you posted.

Jr. High Deep Freeze: Registration Deadline
Parents, please note that the Registration Deadline for our Jr. High Deep Freeze trip is Sunday, October 25th. Registration on or before this date, accompanied with a nonrefundable $40 deposit, guarantees registration for your child.  After this date, you are financially committed for both your child’s camp registration expense ($149 total) and a pending transportation expense.

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

THIS SUNDAY: 10.4: reSTART Concert!  
Thats right: We’re off to see For King & Country and Andy Mineo in less than 5 days!  Details:
*3:30-10:30p, depart/arrive @ Church
*Make-your-own dinner ($2.00)
*Transportation provided.
*Concert is $12.  Students to pay Michael Sunday.
This is a SOLD OUT show.  Haven’t signed up yet? Message back to get on the waiting list.

Food Booth Fundraiser: Thank you! 
Thank you to all the parents and students who volunteered this weekend at our Fall Festival Food Booth. 
We’re still finalizing our totals, but it looks like 24 camp accounts will receive over $48 towards their Great Escape 2016 registration costs!

Junior High Youth Group News  
9.30: NO Group.  Our team is taking the night to see how we can serve your child better in Breakout Group.  We’ll be back on October 15th, and we won’t miss a beat until December! 
10.4: Confirmation, 10:30a.  Today’s class will be learning about Person and Work of Jesus: Who he is, who others thought he was, and what his ministry looked like.
10.7: NO Group.  SVHS Chorus Concert.

High School Youth Group News 
10.4: reSTART concert.
10.6: 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.

See You @ The Pole: This Wednesday.
Worship and prayer, led by 6th-12th grade students, at the main flagpole of your child’s school.  
MJHS, SVHS: 7:15 
BHS, BMS: 7:25
Over 80 students attended Sunday’s Rally, and we’re expecting twice that amount on Wednesday.  Encourage your child to join us!

Jr. High Food Booth Fundraiser: This Saturday.  
Parent Help is needed during the following shifts: 11:30-1:15; 1:00-3:00, 3-4:30.
Student Help is needed during the following shifts: 11:30-1:15; 1:00-3:0p; 3:00-4:30. 
Don’t see a time that works for you?  Message back.
Parents: Provide a beverage.  We need Coke and Sprite, 12 or 24-pack..  Can you help?  If so, please drop off in Michael’s office by September 23rd.  

10.4: reSTART Concert, @ First Free Rockford.   This is huge: For King & Country and Andy Mineo are in Rockford…and we’re going!  Details:
*3:30-10:30p, depart/arrive @ Church
*Make-your-own dinner ($2.00)
*For all 6th-12th students.  
*Transportation provided.
*Concert is $12 (includes ticket & fees)  
This is a SOLD OUT show.  Haven’t signed up yet? Message back to get on the waiting list.

Junior High Youth Group News  
9.23: Group @ Church, 5:30p.
9.27: Confirmation, 10:30a.

High School Youth Group News 
9.27: Group @ Church, 6-7:45p
9.29: Bible Reading Small Group @SVHS, 7a, room 123.

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