High schoolers! When you drop off your white elephant at the church (before Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm), please pick up a manila envelope from the box out front that says Youth. These contain a simple craft for you to assemble. Please assemble the wreath and write a note on it and your name, and return it to church by Sunday the 20th so we can deliver them to Tabor Hills to bring the community there some Christmas Cheer!
This year we will be doing a White Elephant gift exchange, one for the youth and one for the young adults. The plan is the same for both, though the dates are different. The plan is as follows:
Drop off or mail a wrapped gift costing between 10 and 15 dollars at Knox. Please clearly label the gift with your name, Youth/Young Adult, or my name. We need the folks at the church to know what these are for, and to avoid confusing them with the Sisseton Angel Tree gifts! If you are dropping off, either find the box out front of the church with the green lid that says Youth, or if someone is there to let you into the church (phone number will be listed, or use the doorbell) you can place it in my office. If mailing, please put my name as the recipient.
On the designated day, we will gather via zoom. I will be at the church, with all the gifts in a pile. There will be chairs set out with the names of all those participating. We will assign numbers to everyone, and begin with our standard White Elephant! I will facilitate by picking out the gift you want to open, opening it, and placing it on your chair! Then, at the end of the evening, I will label all the gifts and either you can pick up the gift sometime in the next days, or you I will mail you your gift.
Young Adults – Monday, December 14 at 7pm
High School – Wednesday, December 16 at 7pm
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.
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.