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!

Week of 3/9

March 11, 2020

Spring Retreat Important Info

Friday: Arrive at Knox by 5pm at the latest! We will head out immediately after 5:00. We return home around 12 noon on Sunday!

Packing List:

  • $10-15 cash for Dinner Friday
  • 3 days of clothes
  • sweatshirt/jacket
  • 1 set of clothing you can get dirty (including shoes!)
  • pillow
  • blanket/sleeping bag
  • Bible
  • toiletries including a towel
  • water bottle with your name on it.

Also bring snacks to share: Freshman – Veggies, Sophomores: Fruit, Juniors: Salty, Seniors: Sweet!

Go and Serve Price Increase Next Wednesday!

If you want to register your high school student, or yourself as an adult, and you want to pay the lowest possible cost then you need to register by next Wednesday! A $50 deposit per person is all you need to pay today. We are headed to Detroit, Michigan, to partner with Camp Restore in addressing Urban Blight. It will be a week you and your high school student won’t want to forget. Register here.

Broom Hockey is Scheduled!

Save the Date for Broom  Hockey, on Sunday, May 3rd from 8 – 10pm! We will be at Rocket Ice, 180 Canterbury Ln, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Registration will open soon.

 

No Bible Study on the 15th but we will return on the 22nd for Snack-raments! We will be discussing the Sacraments of the Christian church while sharing a meal of snacks! Be prepared to bring a good dipping food – hummus, salsa, veggies, chips, flatbread, pita, matza, etc, to share!!