tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:/posts KishwaukeeYouth 2016-08-12T20:10:30Z tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1080777 2016-08-12T20:10:29Z 2016-08-12T20:10:30Z This Fall: Volunteers Needed!
Hello Parents! 

We’re a couple weeks away from launching our Fall Youth Ministries at Kish, and are just a few leaders short, especially on the Youth Council front.  Here are our openings:

-Youth Council: Admin, Fundraising, and more.  See attachment, and contact Michael for more information.
-Girls’ Breakout Group Leader, High School 
-Kitchen prep, High School 
-High School Meal purchase/pickup: 1-2 leaders needed, 1x/month.

Message back if you are interested. Thank you for considering!
MS



Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1080543 2016-08-11T20:54:07Z 2016-08-11T20:54:08Z Youth Ministry News: This Week.
Cookout & Bonfire for Smiths: This Saturday!
Hey gang - Kish is hosting an open house to serve as my going-away party, and I’d love for you to join us.  
-5:30: Dinner 
-7:30: Bonfire & S’mores  
All food & beverages are provided.  Stop on in anytime; it’d mean the world to Jen and I if you can come! 

Fall Ministry: Volunteers Needed 
As our Fall ministry season begins, we have a few more openings for the following adult leadership positions: 

-Youth Council: Admin, Fundraising, and more.  See attachment, and contact Michael for more information.
-Guys’ Breakout Group Leader, Jr. High 
-Girls’ Breakout Group Leader, High School 
-Kitchen prep, High School 
-Meal purchase/pickup: 1-2 leaders needed, 1x/month.
Message back if you are interested.

2017 Camp Ministries: Save the Date! 
Great Escape - Jr. High Camp Ministry
Green Lake WI
10-15 July 
Cost: Starting at $430 + transportation  
Early-bird deadline: 15 January 2017.  Price increases to $460 afterwards.

WorkCamp - High School Camp Ministry 
Cairo IL 
23-28 July 
Cost: $269 + transportation (est. total $381)
Kish will reserve 25 spots for our students.  The deadline to register is 29 January 2017, or until spots are full.

Note: Deep Freeze registration plans have not been made at this time.

8th Grade Confirmation: Coming Soon.
As our junior high students approach 8th grade, we seek to develop spiritual maturity, a desire for ministry, and an opportunity for church membership.  Confirmation is designed to guide students into each of these aims.   
8th Graders: Class will meet in Room 2 starting Sunday 8.28,10:30a.  We look forward to seeing you! 
Parents: Visit the Confirmation page of kishwaukeeyouth.com to download the Class Packet.

Group: Starting Soon!  
High School: Starts Sunday August 28th.  Group will meet most Sundays from 6-7:45p.
Jr. High: Starts August 31st.  Group will meet most Wednesdays from 5:30-7:15p.

The Fall Ministry calendar will be mailed later this month.
Our Group ministry is open to all 6th-12th grade students: First-timers, regulars, and everyone in between.  It’s a great way for your child to keep growing, long after Great Escape or WorkCamp is done.   

High School Small Group: Starting Soon.
SVHS Students: We’re leading a small group at school, in Mr. Mullikin’s classroom, this Fall.  Our aim: To read scripture during the week, meet together each week, and share what we learned.  Details: 
1: Begins Tuesday Aug 30th, 7:30-8a.
2: Reading plan begins Wednesday, August 31st
3: Group will meet most Tuesdays, 7-7:45a
4: Led by Caden Wiehle, SVHS Senior, and other student leaders.
Message back if your child is interested.

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1079382 2016-08-07T13:23:57Z 2016-08-07T13:23:58Z 2017 Camp Ministries - Dates, Locations, Chaperones Needed! Hello Parents! 

Over the last ten years, some of the most life-changing moments in our youth ministry have occurred at camp.  Each student gets to ‘try on’ these traits that make for a rich, fulfilling life–service, fellowship, discipleship–and draw them closer to Jesus in doing so.  We believe in camp ministry…and I’m grateful you do as well. 

With that said, I’m pleased to share with you some at-a-glance information on our 2017 camp ministries!  

Great Escape - Jr. High Camp Ministry
Green Lake Wi
10-15 July 
Cost: Starting at $430 + transportation  
Early-bird deadline: 15 January 2017.  Price increases to $460 afterwards.

WorkCamp - High School Camp Ministry 
Cairo IL 
23-28 July 
Cost: $269 + transportation (est. total $381)
Kish will reserve 25 spots for our students.  The deadline to register is 29 January 2017, or until spots are full.

Note: Deep Freeze registration plans have not been made at this time.

In the absence of a Youth Director, Kish will be forming a Youth Council to ensure all ministries and supporting programs (e.g. Fundraisers) continue to occur.  We are still working on finding leaders for the Council.  In the meantime, here are three things you can do to help us get the ball rolling:

Save the date!  Summer 2017 plans are already being set.  We’d love to make sure camp is on your calendar.
Student Interested? If you anticipate your child attending one of our 2017 camp ministries: Please message back.  No obligation, but it helps us forecast our transportation plans and chaperone needs. 
Parent Interested in Chaperoning? From rookies to veterans, our chaperones are the most critical element of our camp ministry.  If you are interested in serving, please message back.

Thanks, 
MS 

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1078352 2016-08-02T23:25:04Z 2016-08-02T23:25:05Z Youth Ministry News: This Week.
This Wednesday: Youthworks Missions Dinner!
Our team of over 35 students and 7 chaperones is ready to share all about our Minneapolis trip.   
If you RSVP’d for the Missions Dinner: See you tomorrow, 6p. We’ll have a spot ready for you. 
If you didn’t RSVP: No worries!  Message back with the names of those attending, and a meal choice (chicken, burger)

Cookout & Bonfire for Smiths: Saturday, August 13th
Hey gang - Kish is hosting an open house to serve as my going-away party, and I’d love for you to join us.  
-5:30: Dinner 
-7:30: Bonfire & S’mores  
All food & beverages are provided.  Stop on in anytime; it’d mean the world to Jen and I if you can come!

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1074885 2016-07-21T18:53:59Z 2016-07-21T18:53:59Z WorkCamp: Final Reminders. Hello Parents,  

WorkCamp is almost here!  Updates and reminders before we leave Sunday: 

1: Need the Packing List or other documents? Visit the WorkCamp page of our website. Please pack according the Packing List: Nothing more, nothing less.  If in doubt as to what you should bring, call me. Space is limited; thanks for complying!

2: Additional Items to pack: 
-Hat.  We’ll all be working at Loaves & Fishes (Soup Kitchen), so students need something to cover their hair.  If not, we’re putting a hair net on ‘em!
-Pants. Some sites have work that requires pants; no shorts allowed.  We’re not sure which groups will have that work assigned, so have your child pack 1-2 pairs of work pants (jeans, joggers, etc.)
-Swimsuit, shower shoes.  We may be swimming.  And students can use them in the shower as well. 
-Note: No Church service this week, so students don’t need to bring Church clothes. 

3: This Sunday: 
-Students are to arrive by 8a. They will find their name on the side of their van, and load their gear in.  
-Breakfast at 8:15 for your whole family! Please RSVP if you haven’t already. 
-Stay for Worship! 9a-10:15a. 
-If you can’t make it for breakfast/worship? Arrive by 10:15a at latest.

4: Students will have to pay for two meals, plus money for a couple evening activities (est. $10 total) 

5: Additional information from my phone call with the WorkCamp Site Director is attached.  Please read; it includes additional information about work projects, housing, etc. 

Your kids are awesome.  Can’t wait to pour into them as they pour into others next week. 
See you Sunday! 
MS 

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1074097 2016-07-19T15:24:06Z 2016-07-19T15:24:06Z Youth Ministry News: This Week.
WORKCAMP: Important Items 
-Bootcamp: God has given us a team.  God has given us a place.  Week 4 of Bootcamp is all about the ministry God has given us.  We’re more than just hard workers; we’re ministers who strive to be like Jesus in every project we serve in! Join us: 6-7:15 this Wednesday.  Snacks graciously provided! 
-Team & Family Breakfast: July 24th. Check this out: The Deacons are graciously offering breakfast to all WorkCamp students and their families on the day we leave!  Arrive at 8a, load up your van, and join us for breakfast until 8:45.  All families are invited to stay for our 9a worship service as well!  Message back if you and/or your child would to attend.
-WorkCamp Theme: Grow with us! Our theme this year is First Love.  From Devos to Club, students will discover how God’s selfless love shapes both our identity (who we are) and our activity (what we do).  Parents: You can follow along with us and grow as we grow!  Check out the attached list of Scripture and questions to meditate on this week.   Please consider incorporating it into your devotions! 
-T-Shirts: Just a few more shirts left to pick up! $17 if you haven’t paid already.

Youthworks Missions Dinner: Join us! 
Wednesday August 3rd, 6:00p: Hear firsthand how God worked through our students at the Youthworks Missions Dinner!  Our students will be your Table Leaders, sharing all about their trip experience through songs, testimonies, and pictures.  And our Deacons will be preparing burgers and chicken on the grill!  The Missions 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).

Sponsorship Opportunity - Compassion International 
For many years, our Junior High students have supported Shewanda Sanon, a student from Haiti, through the Compassion sponsorship program.  With my departure in August, it is fitting for us to transfer that sponsorship to one of our Kish families until a new Youth Director is in place.  Would you be interested?  
Our own students have chipped in $28/month, which has assisted Shewanda with her education, food & shelter, and much more.  We have seen her through 7th grade, and it would be nice for Kish to keep taking of her as she grows up!  Message back for more information. 
 

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1072206 2016-07-12T20:50:05Z 2016-07-12T20:50:05Z Youth Ministry News: This Week.
GREAT ESCAPE: We’re here! 
We made it up to camp around 4p yesterday, and haven’t looked back.   Our first SUMMIT last night included worship, a great message from Eric Alexander, and more.  On the Beach, our morning worship session, begins in just a moment.  Please be praying for: 
-Students to encounter God and make a commitment to follow him! 
-All students to be welcomed and accepted within our group. Progress moves at the speed of trust.  The more our students can trust each other, the deeper we can go this week!

WORKCAMP: Important Items 
-EXTRA SPOT: We still are able to pick up some spots at a discounted rate!  If your child knows of someone who can join us: We’d love to have them.  Message back for more info. 
-Bootcamp, off this week: Check this out: We’ll have 61 of us–students, workcrew, and chaperones–at Great Escape this week!  BootCamp is off this week.  We’ll wrap our mission trip prep series next Wednesday, July 20th. 
-Team & Family Breakfast: July 24th
Check this out: The Deacons are graciously offering breakfast to all WorkCamp students and their families on the day we leave!  Arrive at 8a, load up your van, and join us for breakfast until 8:45.  All families are invited to stay for our 9a worship service as well!  Message back if you and/or your child would to attend.
-T-Shirts: Shirts are $17; please pay at Bootcamp this week.

Youthworks Missions Dinner: Join us! 
Wednesday August 3rd, 6:00p: Hear firsthand how God worked through our students at the Youthworks Missions Dinner!  Our students will be your Table Leaders, sharing all about their trip experience through songs, testimonies, and pictures.  And our Deacons will be preparing burgers and chicken on the grill!  The Missions 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).

Sponsorship Opportunity - Compassion International 
For many years, our Junior High students have supported Shewanda Sanon, a student from Haiti, through the Compassion sponsorship program.  With my departure in August, it is fitting for us to transfer that sponsorship to one of our Kish families until a new Youth Director is in place.  Would you be interested?  
Our own students have chipped in $28/month, which has assisted Shewanda with her education, food & shelter, and much more.  We have seen her through 7th grade, and it would be nice for Kish to keep taking of her as she grows up!  Message back for more information. 

 

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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1070951 2016-07-08T12:00:23Z 2016-07-08T12:00:23Z Great Escape: Final Reminders! Hello Great Escape Parents!  

We could not be more excited for camp next week.  Final Reminders for you: 

NEW Form to Complete. GE has a brand new High Ropes Course and Climbing Wall that we get to break in!   To partake, every camper must have a signed Release Form, attached. If you anticipate your child wanting to play on the Course/Wall, then please complete and turn in no later than Monday, July 11th.   If your child is not interested, then there’s no need to complete the form.   

Group Chat: I’ll be making a group chat for parents today.  If don’t get the text, and want to confirm that you’re on the group chat list, just message back.

Packing: 
-Not sure where to start? Download the packing list here.  No oversized duffels/suitcases.
-Pack 2 cans of non-gel foam shaving cream (e.g. Barbasol).  Turn it in to Michael Monday, do NOT pack it! 
-Do not pack any soda or snacks including peanuts/peanut butter due to severe allergies with campers. 
-Pack for SUMMIT, our hiking/adventure theme!  Hiking gear, bandanas, scarves, funny winter hats, backpacks, and even headlamps are encouraged! 

Arrive at Church: 12:30p Monday.  We’ll be leaving by 1p.

Thanks, 
MS 

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1070035 2016-07-05T15:30:44Z 2016-07-05T15:30:45Z Youth Ministry News: This Week.
GREAT ESCAPE: Important Items 
-EXTRA SPOT: Does your child have a sibling or friend that’s not going to GE yet?  We had a spot 
that just opened up, and is available at a discounted rate.  Message back for more information; time is of 
the essence! 
-Packing for the Theme: This year’s theme, SUMMIT, is set around hiking/adventure.  Students can bring costumes or props such as hiking gear, bandanas, goofy winter hats, scarves, backpacks, and even headlamps!
  -No Soda this year.  Students may bring water, vitamin water, or sports drinks; soda is not allowed.  Students may buy soda at camp during lunch or dinner.
-Bringing Snacks?  If your child is bringing snacks, please refrain from buying snacks that contain peanut butter. We have two campers attending that are extremely allergic to peanuts.  
-Arrive at church: Monday, 7.11, 12:30p. We’ll be leaving by 1p.

WORKCAMP: Important Items 
-EXTRA SPOT: We have an additional spot that is made available at a discounted rate!  If your child knows of someone who can join us: We’d love to have them.  Message back for more info. 
-Bootcamp, week 3: God is already at work in Minneapolis!  And he invites us to join him in serving alongside the Church, and making neighborhoods better.  Week 3 of Bootcamp is all about place: Understanding, redeeming, and transforming a place in Jesus’ name.  6-7:15p this Wednesday, and snacks are provided.  See you then!
-Team & Family Breakfast: July 24th
Check this out: The Deacons are graciously offering breakfast to all WorkCamp students and their families on the day we leave!  Arrive at 8a, load up your van, and join us for breakfast until 8:45.  All families are invited to stay for our 9a worship service as well!  Message back if you and/or your child would to attend.
-T-Shirts: Shirts are $17; please pay at Bootcamp this week.

Youthworks Missions Dinner: Join us! 
Wednesday August 3rd, 6:00p: Hear firsthand how God worked through our students at the Youthworks Missions Dinner!  Our students will be your Table Leaders, sharing all about their trip experience through songs, testimonies, and pictures.  And our Deacons will be preparing burgers and chicken on the grill!  The Missions 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).

Sponsorship Opportunity - Compassion International 
For many years, our Junior High students have supported Shewanda Sanon, a student from Haiti, through the Compassion sponsorship program.  With my departure in August, it is fitting for us to transfer that sponsorship to one of our Kish families until a new Youth Director is in place.  Would you be interested?  
Our own students have chipped in $28/month, which has assisted Shewanda with her education, food & shelter, and much more.  We have seen her through 7th grade, and it would be nice for Kish to keep taking of her as she grows up!  Message back for more information. 


Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1069395 2016-07-03T21:57:57Z 2016-07-03T21:57:57Z Great Escape: Important Information for Campers. Hello Great Escape Parents!  

We’ve had a lot of updates come through lately with GE.  Please read each item below! 

NEW Form to Complete. The good news: GE has a brand new High Ropes Course and Climbing Wall that we get to break in!  The bad news: Every camper must have a signed Release Form, attached, if they want to enjoy these new activities.  If you anticipate your child wanting to play on the Course/Wall, then please complete and turn in no later than Monday, July 11th.   If your child is not interested, then there’s no need to complete the form.  Note, however: 

1: It’s easier to fill it out now, and leave them the option to partake.  When in doubt: Fill it out! 
2: Campers will be turned away if they don’t have a completed form signed by their parent/guardian.

Open Spot. Does your child have a sibling or friend that’s not going to GE yet?  We had a spot that just opened up, and is available at a discounted rate.  Message back for more information; time is of the essence! 

Packing for the Theme!  This year’s theme, SUMMIT, is set around hiking/adventure.  Students can bring costumes or props such as hiking gear, bandanas, goofy winter hats, scarves, backpacks, and even headlamps!

Snacks.
1: We have two campers attending GE this year that are extremely allergic to peanuts.  If your child is bringing snacks, please refrain from buying snacks that contain peanuts or peanut butter.  GE’s Kitchen will be doing their part, and we want to do our part in the sleeping rooms.  Thank you!
2: Reminder: NO SODA this year.  Spilling soda requires cleanup, the costs of which get directly taken out of our camp fund.  There will be plenty of soda during lunch at dinner at camp.

Thanks, 
MS 

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1067957 2016-06-28T15:34:28Z 2016-06-28T15:34:28Z Youth Ministry News: This Week.
WORKCAMP BOOTCAMP: Week 2
Week 2 of Boot Camp is all about teamwork: Serving together as one body during the trip.  This Wednesday, 6p, dinner provided.  All WorkCamp students encouraged to attend.

Youthworks Missions Dinner: Join us! 
Wednesday August 3rd, 6:00p: Hear firsthand how God worked through our students at the Youthworks Missions Dinner!  Our students will be your Table Leaders, sharing all about their trip experience through songs, testimonies, and pictures.  And our Deacons will be preparing burgers and chicken on the grill!  The Missions 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).

SUMMER CAMP MINISTRY: Important Items 
-Great Escape: The theme this year is SUMMIT.  Students are encouraged to bring costumes, gear, 
or small props that are adventure-themed: Hikers, Travelers, Explorers, Indiana Jones types!
  -Great Escape: Child bringing drinks/snacks with to camp?  Please do not include any soda.   
Students may bring water, vitamin water, or sports drinks; soda is not allowed.  Students may buy soda at camp during lunch or dinner.
-WorkCamp T-Shirts: Shirts are $17; please pay at Bootcamp this week.

Sponsorship Opportunity - Compassion International 
For many years, our Junior High students have supported Shewanda Sanon, a student from Haiti, through the Compassion sponsorship program.  With my departure in August, it is fitting for us to transfer that sponsorship to one of our Kish families until a new Youth Director is in place.  Would you be interested?  
Our own students have chipped in $28/month, which has assisted Shewanda with her education, food & shelter, and much more.  We have seen her through 7th grade, and it would be nice for Kish to keep taking of her as she grows up!  Message back for more information. 


Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1065659 2016-06-21T15:08:23Z 2016-06-21T15:08:23Z Youth Ministry News: This Week.
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 Minneapolis next month, we’re meeting as a team to get the most out of our experience.  Your child is invited to join us for Workcamp Bootcamp! 

Bootcamp begins Wednesday, June 22nd, 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!

SUMMER CAMP MINISTRY: Important Items  
-WorkCamp: One of the participating churches has offered us the chance to buy a couple of their spots! We have 38 students going, and would love to get that up to 40.  This is a great time for your child to jump in if they haven’t yet.  Let me know if interested! 
-Great Escape: Several of our parents asked for a daily schedule of camp; it’s attached.
-Great Escape: The theme this year is SUMMIT.  Students are encouraged to bring costumes, gear, or small props that are adventure-themed: Hikers, Travelers, Explorers, Indiana Jones types!
  -Great Escape: Child bringing drinks/snacks with to camp?  Please do not include any soda.  Students may bring water, vitamin water, or sports drinks; soda is not allowed.  Students may buy soda at camp during lunch or dinner.
-WorkCamp T-Shirts: Shirts are $17; please pay at Bootcamp this week.

Youthworks Missions Dinner: Join us! 
Wednesday August 3rd, 6:00p: Hear firsthand how God worked through our students at the Youthworks Missions Dinner!  Our students will be your Table Leaders, sharing all about their trip experience through songs, testimonies, and pictures.  And our Deacons will be preparing burgers and chicken on the grill!  The Missions 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).

Sponsorship Opportunity - Compassion International 
For many years, our Junior High students have supported Shewanda Sanon, a student from Haiti, through the Compassion sponsorship program.  With my departure in August, it is fitting for us to transfer that sponsorship to one of our Kish families until a new Youth Director is in place.  Would you be interested?  
Our own students have chipped in $28/month, which has assisted Shewanda with her education, food & shelter, and much more.  We have seen her through 7th grade, and it would be nice for Kish to keep taking of her as she grows up!  Message back for more information. 

 

 

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1064270 2016-06-16T23:30:41Z 2016-06-16T23:30:41Z Great Escape: Parent Meeting, Camp Update. Hello Parents! 

Just a reminder that our Parent Meeting is this Sunday, 10:30-10:50a, @ Church.  A few items: 

1: This is a very short parent meeting.  Most of the content shared is also available on our website. If you can’t make it (Father’s Day!), then please download the packet. 
2: All forms must be turned in no later than Sunday.  If you can’t make it, please mail or drop off ASAP.
3: The meeting will be held in room 1 due to VBS Sunday. 

Also, an exciting heads-up: Green Lake Conference Center is building a new high ropes course and climbing wall for our students to enjoy!  There’s a good chance that GLCC may be asking parents to complete a separate Consent Form (in addition to the Kish Form and GE Form); if that happens, we will both email that Form and upload it to the camp packet online.

Thanks, 
MS 

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1063408 2016-06-14T18:18:09Z 2016-06-14T18:18:09Z Youth Ministry News: This Week.
WORKCAMP & GREAT ESCAPE: Parent Meetings Next Week

Great Escape: Sunday, June 19th, 10:30-10:50a
WorkCamp: Wednesday, June 22nd, 6-7:15p 

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

SUMMER CAMP MINISTRY: Important Items 
-Great Escape, WorkCamp: T-Shirt orders.  All orders are due Monday, June 20th.  GE shirts are free; Workcamp shirts are $17, which is due June 22nd.  Reply back with your child’s size by if interested.  

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 Minneapolis next month, we’re meeting as a team to get the most out of our experience.  Your child is invited to join us for Workcamp Bootcamp! 

Bootcamp begins Wednesday, June 22nd, 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
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1060753 2016-06-07T12:24:29Z 2016-06-07T12:24:29Z Youth Ministry News: This Week.
6.12: Bonfire @ Church, 7:30-9:30p. Hey gang: Summer is here, and we’re stoked to have you guys join us for a bonfire! Grab a friend, have some dinner ($3/person), roast some s’mores, and come sing songs with us.  All are invited.  See you tonight! 

WORKCAMP & GREAT ESCAPE: Informational Meetings 

Great Escape: Sunday, June 19th, 10:30-10:50a
WorkCamp: Wednesday, June 22nd, 6-7:15p 

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

SUMMER CAMP MINISTRY: Important Items 
-Payment reminder.  Just a reminder that final balances for both WorkCamp & Great Escape are due.  If you haven’t paid, please contact Michael and arrange a time to drop off.  
-Great Escape: T-Shirt orders.  I haven’t heard back from GE on shirt info; should have it by this week.  Shirts are usually free.  Watch for an email this week! 
-WorkCamp: T-Shirt orders.  All orders are due Monday June 13th.  Workcamp shirts are $17, which is due June 22nd.  Reply back with your child’s size by if interested.  
-WorkCamp: 2 more spots left!  Child not signed up for our mission trip to Minneapolis yet?  We have just 2 more spots available.   Message back for more information: Current roster, pricing, and more.

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 Minneapolis next month, we’re meeting as a team to get the most out of our experience.  Your child is invited to join us for Workcamp Bootcamp! 

Bootcamp begins Wednesday, June 22nd, 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!

 


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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1053164 2016-05-19T15:51:00Z 2016-05-19T15:51:00Z Food Bank: Final Reminders! Hello Parents, 

Our Food Bank activity is this Saturday!  Final reminders for you:

-Arrive at 8:40a at Church. We’ll be back by 12:15; our session is 9a-12p, 3 hours this time! 
-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 21 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
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1052309 2016-05-17T20:17:06Z 2016-05-17T20:17:06Z Youth Ministry News: This Week.
Michael Out of Office 
I will be out of the office from 21 May - 2 June.  Jennifer and I are going on vacation to celebrate our 10th Anniversary!  If any camp inquiries, please contact Laurie Gerardy at 815-262-0909.  

Graduation Sunday Photos 
Did you drop off photos for the office to scan?  They are ready to be picked up.  Thanks! 

Food Bank Volunteering: Jr. High & High School!
Our favorite service activity is coming up! Join us on Saturday, May 21st as we sort, label, and pack canned goods at Northern Illinois Food Bank.  Details: 
-Arrive @ Church by 8:40a. 
-Volunteering from 9-12p 
-Back @ Church by 12:15p. 
-Please bring closed-toe shoes, and a water bottle.
Message back if your child is interested. 
Parents: Wanna chaperone?  Our students love it, and we think you will as well.  Let me know!

Great Escape: Register & Get General Fund Credit! 
Camp Statements go out this Wednesday for Great Escape.  If your child hasn’t put a $100 registration deposit down, now’s a great time to do it; we can put a General Fund credit (approx. $30) towards your child’s expense.  Message back for more information.

Workcamp: 4 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Minneapolis yet?  We have just 4 more spots available.   Message back for more information: Current roster, pricing, and more.

Junior High News 
5.18: Group @ Church, 5:30-7:15p.  Our last Group for the Spring Semester!  We hope your child can make it. 

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1048874 2016-05-09T14:23:46Z 2016-05-09T14:23:46Z Youth Ministry News: This Week.
Graduation Sunday - Gifts to Wrap! 
Parents: Could you spare some time this week to wrap/bag our Bibles for this Sunday’s Graduation recognition? Happy to reimburse.  Thank you for considering!  

Flower Sale: Extra Baskets. 
We have 3 Geraniums and 2 Petunias left.  Message back if interested!

Bibles for our Graduates: Thank You! 
Thanks to everyone who came to personalize our Graduate Bibles the past two weeks!  Every highlighted passage and note will serve to encourage our students. 
If you’d like to buy a Bible on behalf of a student: We would be grateful.  Each Bible is $15; checks to KCEPC, with ’High School Bible’ in the memo. 

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

1) Our Graduation Sunday recognition is this Sunday, 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 Service is designed to recognize & celebrate the spiritual dimension of graduation.  
 
SVHS: Held on Saturday, May 14th, at 4p in the gym. 

The service is open to all Seniors, students, faculty, and the community. 

Great Escape: Spaces still available! 
Plenty of space for your child to join us at Great Escape this year!  Students who sign up this week can take part in our General Fund credit.  We have 35 students, and would love to see 5 more come with.  Message back if interested! 

Workcamp: 4 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Minneapolis yet?  We have just 4 more spots available.   Message back for more information: Current roster, pricing, and more.

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

 

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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1046223 2016-05-03T15:38:23Z 2016-05-03T15:38:23Z Youth Ministry News: This Week.
Flower Sale: Extra Baskets. 
Need an extra flower basket for Mother’s Day?  We have 3 Geraniums and 2 Petunias left.  Message back if interested!

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.  This week, you can personalize their Bible in one of the following ways:

1: Encourage them.  Bibles for each of our graduates will be in the Fellowship Hall 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 Service is 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. 
The service is open to all Seniors, students, faculty, and the community. 

Workcamp: 4 more spots left!
Child not signed up for our mission trip to Minneapolis yet?  We have just 4 more spots available.   Message back for more information: Current roster, pricing, and more.

Senior High News 
Bonfire: I am working to get a bonfire–our last Group event for the semester–up and going soon!
5.10: Bible Reading Small Group @ SVHS, 7a, room 123.

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

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1043073 2016-04-28T18:25:27Z 2016-04-28T18:25:27Z Graduation Sunday at Kish: For Your Graduate! Dear Parents, 

It's hard to believe that graduation is right around the corner!  We want to extend our congratulations to you upon the graduation of your child—it is a momentous occasion of which you should be very proud.  This is a great time to reflect on all the memories and achievements of the past thirteen years!

Our Graduation Sunday service will be held during our 9a worship service on May 15th.  In addition to presenting and praying for the Class of 2016, we’d like to recognize and celebrate your child’s achievement through the following:

Slideshow: Includes a picture of your graduate as an infant or child as well as a senior picture.  To do this we will need you to please turn in two high-resolution pictures that we will scan for the slide show and that will then be returned to you.  You may either drop the pictures off at the church, or scan and email directly to me.  Please put the name of the student on the back of each picture you submit and turn in the photos by May 8th. 

Bible: As your child continues their journey after high school, we want God’s Word to go with them. Starting May 1st, Bibles for each of our graduates will be placed in the Fellowship Hall.  Over the next two weeks, Church Family and friends will be highlighting verses and writing encouraging notes in your child’s Bible.  We’ll present them these personalized Bibles on Graduation Sunday.  Please let us know if your child can attend on May 15th! 

What’s next: We would also like to share with the congregation what your child’s post high school plans are, so please include that information as well.

This is a terrific class.  Thank you for the opportunity to bless them in all stages of their lives, not least Graduation!
MS

Michael Smith
Youth Director, Kishwaukee Church
815.218.3958 (C)
msmith@kishonline.org
www.kishwaukeeyouth.com
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1042323 2016-04-27T20:25:17Z 2016-04-27T20:25:17Z 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
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1036787 2016-04-19T17:07:04Z 2016-04-19T17:07:04Z 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
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1031690 2016-04-12T14:19:31Z 2016-04-12T14:19:32Z 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
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1025741 2016-04-05T13:19:17Z 2016-04-05T13:19:18Z 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
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1024954 2016-04-04T15:51:00Z 2016-04-04T15:51:04Z 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
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1022743 2016-03-31T11:43:45Z 2016-03-31T11:43:45Z 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
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1021683 2016-03-29T17:31:32Z 2016-03-29T17:31:32Z 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
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1018091 2016-03-22T18:23:43Z 2016-03-22T18:23:43Z 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
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1014030 2016-03-15T13:24:00Z 2016-03-15T13:24:01Z 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
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tag:kishwaukeeyouth.com,2013:Post/1009477 2016-03-08T14:44:53Z 2016-03-08T14:44:54Z 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
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