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)