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Winding Down

May 22, 2019

As the year winds down, we have a few last events.

Baccalaureate Service

Saturday at 7:30 in the Sanctuary we will be celebrating the Class of 2019! All are welcome to join us for this service of celebration.

Go and Serve

There are a few key events before our Go and Serve to Sisseton! First, we have a car wash on June 2nd from 8:30 to noon. All students attending Go and Serve are expected to be present (other commitments notwithstanding) to help clean cars and raise money. June 8th all those attending Go and Serve will drop off their luggage between 3 and 4:30, and then we will attend the 5 o’clock service to be commissioned and blessed! We will return to the church at 6:30 am on Sunday, June 9th, and depart for Sisseton!

During Go and Serve, I will be posting daily updates here on the blog!

Triennium – last chance to register

We must have registrations by this week. The cost is 300$, nearly 50% savings from the full price! I cannot guarantee I will be able to offer a reduced price in three years at the next triennium, so I encourage all who are able to attend this year around! Rising freshman through the class of 2019 are all welcome to come on this five day trip to Purdue to worship, fellowship, and have fun with high school PCUSA students from around the nation! It will be a blast – but we need commitment! The link to register is here.

We have regular Wednesday night on 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, and the last Wednesday until August is 6/19.

We have Sunday night for the last time on July 2nd.

Go and Serve Mandatory Meeting

If your child is attending Go and Serve this summer, they must come to the meeting this Wednesday, May 8th, from 7:30 to 8pm (directly after Youth Group). We also encourage parents of students to attend this meeting. We will have packing lists, important dates, forms to sign, etc., at this meeting. Please let me know if your student can’t make it.

Broom Hockey

We need registrations to be completed tonight! The event is this Saturday from 7:30 to 10:50 at Rocket Ice in Bolingbrook. Pickup and dropoff are at Rocket Ice, NOT Knox. The cost is 15$, and everyone should wear a costume! No need to bring a broom – Rocket Ice will be supplying us. Dinner is included! Register here.


Registration is still available! Consider attending this once-every-three-years-event! It is a tremendous opportunity for worship and fellowship with Presbyterian high school students from all across the United States, July 16-20. Cost is 300$, and registration is available here. 


If your child is a graduating Senior, they are welcome to participate in our Baccalaureate Service on Saturday, May 25th from 7:30-8:30 pm. Please send Joan Tank a brief bio for your grad, along with a photo, so that we can create the bulletin and posters celebrating this remarkable event.

Registration Deadlines!

April 23, 2019

Triennium and Go & Serve

The registration for both of these events close midnight on Wednesday, April 24th. If you have not yet registered, please do!


Open to all students (including the current 8th graders!), Triennium is a 5 day trip to Purdue University July 16-20 to join with high school Presbyterians from around the country. There will be discussions, worship, fun, and fellowship. Triennium happens only once every three years, so don’t miss your chance to go! Normally this trip costs $555, but we have secured funding to subsidize the cost. Spots are limited, but the cost is only 300$ – room, board, and transportation are included. Register here. 

Go and Serve:

The current 8th graders, as well as Young Adults (who graduated 2017, through 24 years old), can still register. Young Adults pay only $100, and 8th graders 360$. This year we are headed to Sisseton, SD, for a tremendous week of service and worship. We have a mandatory meeting for all students and their parents on May 8th. The students also help with the car wash, which will be June 2nd. The trip is June 9-15, and registration is available here.

We have regular Wednesday night and Sunday Bible study this week! Also, register for Broom Hockey by Sunday, May 5th. 

Hello All! And welcome to another week of Youth Ministry at Knox.

As the title suggests, Triennium no longer costs 555$ – instead, we are able to charge just 300$ for five days of fellowship and fun at Purdue University. However, space is limited. So please sign up ASAP. Triennium will be July 16th-20th, and is held once every three years. That means Seniors through Sophomores are our priority for attendance, as this will be their only chance to go (if they didn’t go three years ago). This is an amazing retreat in which Presbyterian High School students from all across the country gather together for worship, discussion, fun, and fellowship. Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, and we don’t want you to miss it. Register here.

We have regular Youth Group this week, April 10th. Dinner at 6, fellowship at 6:30-7:30.

No Bible Study this Sunday, April 14th. 

Lastly, registration for Go and Serve for either 8th graders, or Young Adults who graduated high school in 2017 through 24 years old, is open through April 24th. If you know someone in either of these age groups, please encourage them to sign up! Young Adults only pay 100$, and for them Go and Serve is an opportunity to step into the role of an active leader of the trip! Registration is available here.