Summer Schedule

July 1, 2020

Hello all! It has been quite some time since the last post, but we are coming into a time of some stability and so I thought it would makes sense to let you all know what the plan is, at least for the next few weeks.

Knox continues to keep the building itself closed, in light of information from the CDC and others indicating that long periods spent inside in a group is the best way to pass Covid between people. As such, we have decided to meet in the Basswood Parking lot on Wednesdays, from 6-7pm. When we do so, we encourage everyone to bring their own chairs, as well as a facemask. It can be pretty sunny even at 6pm, so sunglasses and a hat are a good call too. We generally will not be serving dinner during this hour, so plan to eat before or after.

At this time we have not special events planned for July but we are looking for an opportunity to do something such as a trip to 6 Flags, or something similar. This will all depend on Illinois continuing to see Covid cases decrease. Should cases begin to increase at a worrying rate in and around our county, we will cancel our event.

As always if you have any questions or concerns, reach out to me anytime. Stay safe and healthy, and enjoy your summer!

In Christ, Darin Nettleton

Go and Serve Canceled

May 6, 2020
Camp Restore, the organization we  partnered with this year for Go and Serve, has announced that they are not accepting overnight campers this summer. This means we will not be traveling to Detroit this year for Go and Serve. Effectively, Go and Serve is canceled this year.
Conversations are ongoing, however, as to if we can partner in some virtual, long distance way with Camp Restore during that week – either zoom Town Hall meetings, or some kind of service project we can each do in our own homes and then gather and send to Detroit.
We will be processing refunds over the next few days for any and all deposits and payments for Go and Serve 2020.
Additionally, our plan is to head to Detroit for Go and Serve 2021! So please keep Detroit and Camp Restore in your prayers, as we wait to serve the Lord with them.
I know that this news is likely not a shock, and yet still very disappointing. At least, that is how many of us on the Go and Serve Steering Committee feel. Remember our God is in the business of bringing the dead to life, of restoring and renewing and resurrecting! And so we have every reason to be hopeful.
Thanks for your willingness to partner with us – I hope to see you all next year!

Week of 3/16

March 17, 2020

All In-Person Events Canceled

That means, no Wednesday Night, no Sunday Nights are scheduled right now. In conversation with healthcare professions, I learned that the safest place for folks to gather is outside, so we may schedule a park visit for high school youth in the coming weeks. However, until further notice we will not be gathering together in-person.

But! That doesn’t mean we can’t come together in other ways! This Wednesday night we will take a stab at meeting together on Zoom, a digital meeting platform! So keep your eye out for an invitation to join that meeting this Wednesday evening at our normal time of 6:30 pm.

 

Continue to Register for Go and Serve!

Go and Serve has not been canceled! We are still planning on heading to Detroit to serve the people there for a week, June 7 – 13! And the last day for Early Registration for Adults and High School attendees is this Wednesday – so register now to save $$! Registration is available here. And register knowing that should we need to cancel the trip completely you will be refunded in the full amount.

Urgent Change of Plans

March 13, 2020

Spring Retreat is Canceled

Due to growing concern over COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel Spring Retreat out of an abundance of caution. Since both District 203/204 have closed we feel it is prudent to do so as well.

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Naperville school districts. However, this is a rapidly developing situation and we do not currently know whether other events, including Sunday and Wednesday nights, will be held. Please keep an eye on this page for future developments.

HOWEVER!

1 Day Retreat! Tonight, at Knox, 5pm to 11pm

Because there are no confirmed cases in our area, we feel it is still safe to meet together this evening (though unsafe to spend a whole weekend together!). So come to church tonight and we are going to cram so many of our scheduled Spring Retreat events into 6 hours it will make your head spin! No registration necessary – just show up!