What: Knox Senior High Spring Retreat

When: March 20-22; Leave 5 PM Fri; Return Noon Sun

Where: Stronghold Center – 1922 N Il Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061-8705– WEBSITE

What to Bring: (Remember we’ll only be gone for 43 hours so please pack minimally)

  • $ for one meal at the Oasis
  • Bedroll
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes
  • We’re having our own Turnabout Dance Saturday night – girls are invited to bring a simple dress & boys are invited to bring anything from just a tie to a simple suit if they’d like – REMEMBER THIS IS JUST AN HOUR AND WE’RE TAKING A BUS TO & FRO SO PACK LIGHT.
  • We ask each person to bring a snack – below is what snack to bring split up by grade
    • Frosh – Medium bag/box salty snack, chips (no nuts please)
    • Soph – Medium bag/box cookies, regular M&Ms (no nuts please)
    • Jrs – Small bag veggies, carrots, celery (no nuts please)
    • Srs – Small bag fruit, apples, bananas, clementines (no nuts please)

WOD High School Leader Application



  • Due: Wednesday, March 15th by 6 PM
  • WOD is April 7-9 (high schoolers MUST be able to go and stay the entire time)
  • Seniors are not eligible (because most seniors only have a few months left before they leave Knox and we want the Confirmands to have lasting relationships with the high schoolers who go)
  • Freshmen are eligible to apply, but if juniors and sophomores fill all the available spots – we will not take any freshmen
  • High school siblings of Confirmands are not eligible
  • There are limited spots – so spend some time on your application

We look at the following when deciding on candidates:

  1. Your application (questions below)
  2. Your participation, your behavior, and your leadership in Knox’s youth program
  3. Your year in school (Juniors are considered first, sophomores second, and freshmen last)

Answer the following two questions in one page single-spaced:
1. What did WOD mean to you?  (If you did not attend WOD, talk about a turning point in your faith journey and what it meant to you)
2. Why should we pick you to go as a High School Student Leader this year?

Don’t forget to put your name. You can either hand them in to me or e-mail them to me @ rquiring@knoxpres.org. Let me know if there are any questions.

Pastor Robert

I want to inform parents that we will be having our annual discussion about sex for the next two Wednesdays (this will be the second and final Wednesday). I want the youth to be able to have an open and honest discussion. I also want parents aware of our topic so you are not taken off guard if your youth has questions in the next couple of weeks. This is an extremely important topic to discuss as Christians and I hope that we have a good youth turn out to participate in the discussion. Let me know if there are any questions.

Pastor Robert

View Flyer: Knox Youth Group Fundraiser Flyer 2017

Attention Knox Youth Group,

Experience a full-length practice SAT or ACT test and raise money for Knox Go & Serve. Huntington Learning Center, Naperville is partnering with Knox Go & Serve to provide this opportunity.

From March 1st through March 31st, schedule a test at the Naperville Huntington Learning Center and 50% of the testing fee will benefit Knox Go & Serve.


  • $50 per test ($75 if taking both SAT and ACT)
  • $25 from each test will be donated to the Knox Youth Group ($50 if taking both tests)!
  • Experience a full-length practice test
  • Learn your score potential
  • Receive an individualized test analysis
  • 1 hour test overview and goal setting session with a Huntington Director
  • No enrollment obligation to participate
  • Flexibility in scheduling tests
  • Valid for all Knox Youth Group students and friends
  • Test must be taken by March 31stTest Location:Huntington Learning Center – Naperville 924 W. 75th Street napervilleil@hlcmail.comCall 630-369-6985 to schedule a test!