Harvest Party

The final Sunday of the month, October 25th, we will gather together at the home of Bill and Kedra Smith to celebrate fall! It will be an evening of outdoor activities, fun, and games. You are strongly encouraged to wear a costume to this evening, which will be from 6 to 8pm. Darin will send out the address in a Remind message – or text/email him to get the address. (If the weather is bad we will celebrate at the church instead!)

Please also fill out a Parent Permission Slip for your High School student if they plan on attending any youth events this fall! That includes Wednesday or Sunday nights. The link to do so is here.

College Care Packages

Sign up now for a college care package for you college student! Help us to bring some delight their way in this difficult semester. Whether your young adult is away at college, or learning from home, we want to show them we are thinking of them! Sign up by the 26th of October! The link is here.

Movie Night!

September 15, 2020

This coming Wednesday we will be gather at the home of Josh and Rachel Burner to watch a movie, play some games, and generally have a good time. Masks will be required whenever social distancing cannot be maintained. Please bring a chair, air mattress, sleeping bag, whatever you want to sit in to watch the movie. Blankets and pillows encouraged as well.

 

Sunday Bible Study has started up as well. Every Sunday we meet at 7:00 at the church to ask hard questions about life, faith, scripture, and ourselves! We meet from 7 to 8 pm. Bring a chair and a face mask to these events as well.

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!