Youth Ministry News: This Week.

SUMMER CAMP MINISTRY: Important Items 
  -Child not registered for camp?  There’s a chance we can work in a few more campers for GE or WorkCamp.  Let me know if you’re interested. 
-Great Escape: Child bringing drinks/snacks with to camp?  Please do not include any soda.   
Students may bring water or vitamin water; soda is not allowed this year.  Students may buy soda at camp during lunch or dinner.
-WorkCamp T-Shirts: Shirts are $16; please pay if you haven’t yet.
-Great Escape: The theme this year is VIRAL.  Some have asked for a further description; see attached.  Your child is more than welcome to bring costumes/wearables that highlight the theme! 

WORKCAMP BOOTCAMP: Our Mission Trip Prep Series!
True story: Mission trips are no picnic.  Serving others is not always easy.  So before we leave for Cincy next month, we’re meeting as a team to get the most out of this mission trip.  Your child is invited to join us for Workcamp Bootcamp! 

Bootcamp begins Wednesday, June 24th, 6-7:15p. Our parent meeting will be held at the same time that night.  We’ll meet each Wednesday leading up to the trip.   See you there!

Youthworks Missions Dinner: Join us! 
Wednesday August 5th, 6:00p: See how God worked in and through our students at our Youthworks Missions Dinner!  Our students will be your Table Leaders as they share their mission trip experience through picture, song, and testimony, all over a meal prepared by the Deacons.  The Dinner is for everyone who supported our students: Church members, family, friends, and more.

Space is limited, so message back with the number of guests attending and what meal you’d prefer (grilled chicken, burger). 

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

SUMMER CAMP MINISTRY: Important Items 
  -Great Escape: Child bringing drinks/snacks with to camp?  Please do not include any soda.   
Students may bring water; soda is not allowed this year.  Students may buy soda at camp during lunch or dinner.
-WorkCamp T-Shirts: Shirts are $16, due Wednesday 6.24.

WORKCAMP & GREAT ESCAPE: Parent Meetings next Week
Great Escape: Sunday, June 21st, 10:35-10:35a 
Workcamp: Wednesday, June 24th, 6-7:15p

Turn in your child’s Consent Forms, pick up trip resources, and more.  Download all the forms and trip documents here.  All parents and campers to attend.

GagaBall Night: A Jr. High Activity 
A Great Escape favorite in our neck of the woods!  Gagaball, bags, basketball, and more. Details:
-Tuesday June 23rd, 6-8:30p
-@ McClendon’s (7507 Kishwaukee Rd)
-Hot Dogs & Chips for dinner (free) 
-ALL 6th-8th graders invited.
Grab a friend and join us!

WORKCAMP BOOTCAMP: Our Mission Trip Prep Series!
True story: Mission trips are no picnic.  Serving others is not always easy.  So before we leave for Cincy next month, we’re meeting as a team to get the most out of this mission trip.  Your child is invited to join us for Workcamp Bootcamp! 

Bootcamp begins Wednesday, June 24th, 6-7:15p. Our parent meeting will be held at the same time that night.  We’ll meet each Wednesday leading up to the trip.   See you there!

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

SUMMER CAMP MINISTRY: Important Items 
-Great Escape: Payment reminder.  Just a reminder that final balances for Great Escape are due.  If you haven’t paid, please contact Michael and arrange a time to drop off.  
-Great Escape, WorkCamp: T-Shirt orders.  All orders are due Thursday morning.  GE shirts are free; Workcamp shirts are $16, which is due June 24th.  Reply back with your child’s size by if interested.  

WORKCAMP & GREAT ESCAPE: Informational Meetings 
Great Escape: Sunday, June 21st, 10:35-10:35a 
Workcamp: Wednesday, June 24th, 6-7:15p

Turn in your child’s Consent Forms, pick up trip resources, and more.  Download all the forms and trip documents here.  All parents and campers to attend.

GagaBall Night: A Jr. High Activity 
A Great Escape favorite in our neck of the woods!  Gagaball, bags, basketball, and more. Details:
-Tuesday June 23rd, 6-8:30p
-@ McClendon’s (7507 Kishwaukee Rd)
-Hot Dogs & Chips for dinner (free) 
-ALL 6th-8th graders invited.
Grab a friend and join us!

WORKCAMP BOOTCAMP: Our Mission Trip Prep Series!
True story: Mission trips are no picnic.  Serving others is not always easy.  So before we leave for Cincy next month, we’re meeting as a team to get the most out of this mission trip.  Your child is invited to join us for Workcamp Bootcamp! 

Bootcamp begins Wednesday, June 24th, 6-7:15p. Our parent meeting will be held at the same time that night.  We’ll meet each Wednesday leading up to the trip.   See you there!

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

THE GREAT ESCAPE 2015: News.
1. Camp Mailer.  Parents of Great Escape campers will receive an email on Wednesday, June 8th with: 
-A link to download GE all camp forms. 
-Information on the June 21st GE Parent-Student Meeting.  
2. Final Balances. Just a reminder that final balances for camp were due last Sunday.  If you haven’t paid, please contact Michael and arrange a time to drop off.  

WORKCAMP & GREAT ESCAPE: Informational Meetings 
Great Escape: Sunday, June 21st, 10:35-10:35a 
Workcamp: Wednesday, June 24th, 6-7:15p
Turn in your child’s Consent Forms, pick up trip resources, and more.  Download all the forms and trip documents here.  All parents and campers to attend.

WORKCAMP 2015: News. 
-Our dates have changed! We will leave on Sunday, July 26th, 8:45a, and return Friday, July 31st, in the early evening.  Originally our dates were 25 July - 1 August to anticipate overnight lodging to/from Cincinnati.  The trip is not long–just 6 hours or so–and we will be able to make our trips without lodging. 
-Bootcamp: Our 4-week mission trip prep series begins June 24th.  A series description/dates, along with camp downloads, will be available next week.

This Summer: Student Ministries During Discipleship Hour!  
Attending the Peace series this Sunday? Your child is encouraged to join us during Discipleship Hour!

K-5th grade: Richard and Joanne will be leading a series called HeartShapers in Room 9. 
6th-8th grade: Michael will be leading a series called Pictures of God each Sunday, 10:30a, in Room 2. 
9th-12th grade students are invited to join Pastor Craig’s series on Peace starting this Sunday, 10:30a, in the Sanctuary.
Classes will keep to the 2014-2015 grades through the summer, and will be promoted just before Fall semester.  Incoming 6th graders are in room 9; Freshmen are in room 2; and Graduates are in the Sanctuary. 

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Freshmen: One Night of Group, Just for You!
Wednesday, May 27th: Join your high school student leaders for a special ‘freshmen only’ Group! 
-5:30-7p 
-$3 for dinner 
Andrew, Morgan, Nile, and Anna will be sharing what it takes to build solid friendships that will help you thrive your first semester.  All incoming freshmen invited!

THE GREAT ESCAPE 2015: Final Balance Deadline 
Parents of Great Escape campers are to remit their child’s final camp balance, which is due this Sunday. The balance is noted on your child’s camp statement, which was mailed to you last week. Please contact Michael or Laurie if questions.


Junior High News
5.31: 6th/7th Sunday School @ Room 10, 10:30a

Senior High News 
5.31: Sunday School @ Church House, 10:30a


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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Freshmen: One Night of Group, Just for You!
Wednesday, May 27th: Join your high school student leaders for a special ‘freshmen only’ Group! 
-5:30-7p 
-$3 for dinner 
Andrew, Morgan, Nile, and Anna will be sharing what it takes to build solid friendships that will help you thrive your first semester.  All incoming freshmen invited!


How to Stay Christian in High School: This Sunday.
All 8th grade students are invited to join us for week 2 of our book study How to Stay Christian in High School.  Didn’t make it last week?  No problem, plenty of time to catch up!

Youthworks: Camp Deadline 
Parents of Youthworks campers are to remit their child’s final camp balance, which is due Sunday, May 17th. This balance is noted on your child’s camp statement, which was mailed to you last week. Please contact Michael or Laurie if questions.

This Month: Graduation-Oriented Events 
God has worked in and through our Senior class.  Join us this month for the following events:

1) Our Graduation Sunday is May 17th.  We recognize the Class of 2015 to the congregation, have our leaders pray over them, and present a brief slideshow of the class.  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 commencement.  
SVHS: Held on Saturday, May 16th, at 4p in the gym. 
BHS: Held on Saturday, May 16th, at 4p in the gym. 
Both services are open to all graduates, students, faculty, and the community.


Junior High News
5.13: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15.  This is our last night of Group for the semester.  We’d love to have your child join us! 
5.17: 6th/7th Sunday School @ Room 10, 10:30a

Senior High News 
5.17: Sunday School @ Church House, 10:30a

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

Youth Ministry News: This Week.

Great Escape: 1 Chaperone Needed. 
We need just 1 male chaperone for our Jr. High Great Escape trip, July 13th-18th.  We can take college sophomores on up.  Interested?  Message back! 

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 10:45a-12:15p.   
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 10:00-12:15.  
Note: The high school students will be setting up the pickup area, so there will be no High School Sunday School that day.

How to Stay Christian in High School: For Incoming Freshmen.
As our Spring Semester comes to an end, we want to focus on what’s next for our 8th graders: High School.  Starting next Sunday, May 10th, we’re inviting our incoming Freshmen to join us for 3 Sundays as our high school leaders take them through the book How to Stay Christian in High School.  All 8th Graders invited–Confirmands, Group students, etc.  
We’ll meet each Sunday at 10a, and we’ll end on Sunday, May 24th.  

Youthworks: Camp Deadline 
Parents of Youthworks campers will be receiving their camp statements on Sunday, May 10th.  These statements will show your child’s final camp balance, which is due on Sunday, May 17th.  Please contact Michael or Laurie if questions.

This Month: Graduation-Oriented Events 
God has worked in and through our Senior class.  Join us this month for the following events:

1) Our Graduation Sunday is May 17th.  We recognize the Class of 2015 to the congregation, have our leaders pray over them, and present a brief slideshow of the class.  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 commencement. 
 
SVHS: Held on Saturday, May 16th, at 4p in the gym. 
BHS: Held on Saturday, May 16th, at 4p in the gym. 

Both services are open to all Seniors, students, faculty, and the community.


Junior High News
4.29: No Group; MJHS Chorus Concert 
5.3: 6th/7th Sunday School @ Room 10, 10:30a
5.6:  Activity Night @ Church, 5:30-7:15p. Volleyball, Soccer, and more!  This will be the 5th graders’ last Group to check out before they officially join in the fall.  

Senior High News 
5.5: 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.

High School Workcamp: Chaperones Needed. 
I am looking for two more chaperones to attend our summer workcamp trip to Cincinnati: 1 guy, 1 girl.  Dates are 25 July - 1 August.  Interested?  Message back for more information.

The Flower Sale Fundraiser: Under Way!
-Child selling flowers? Awesome!  Students can continue to sell through April 26th.  All forms/$ must be turned in no later than Group on 4.26.  Students are asked to participate in the 5.3 customer pickup from 10:45a-12:15p.
-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 26th.
       -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.


Junior High News
4.22: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p
4.22: 6th/7th Sunday School @ Room 10, 10:30a

Senior High News 
4.26: Sunday School @ Church House, 10:30a
4.26: Group @ Church, 6-7:15p.
4.28: 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.

Workcamp: 3 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Cincinnati yet?  We have just 3 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 26th.  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 News
4.15: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p
4.15: 6th/7th Sunday School @ Room 10, 10:30a
4.19: Confirmation: Session Meeting & Confirmation Parents, 10:30-11:30a

Senior High News 
4.19: Sunday School @ Church House, 10:30a
4.19: Group @ Church, 6-7:15p.
4.21: 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.

High School: No Bible Reading Small Group Tomorrow 
Parents: Tomorrow is the first day back since break, and our students will be occupied with many things this week.  I have made the decision to cancel small group for tomorrow.  It gives Mr. Mullikin, and the students, an extra hour to prep (read: sleep!) for the day.  We’ll be back April 14th.

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: Starts April 8th; ends May 6th.  No Group April 29th.
-$3/week for dinner  
-Open to all 5th grade (soon-to-be 6th grade!) students.
Message back if you are interested.

Workcamp: 4 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Cincinnati yet?  We have just 4 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 26th.  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 News
4.8: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p
4.12: 6th/7th Sunday School @ Room 10, 10:30a
4.12: Confirmation Elder-Student Interviews in Sanctuary, 10:30-11:15a

Senior High News 
4.12: Sunday School @ Church House, 10:30a
4.12: Group @ Church, 6-7:15p.
4.14: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7a, room 123.   

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