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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Youth Room Under Construction



We're giving the youth room a makeover! Danny and Savannah have been busy painting and we'll soon be ready to reveal the new and improved room! Thanks to Mark Hudson and Keith Kohanzo for all of their great help too!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Great Lenten Giveaway



During the season of Lent in youth group, we are spending time thinking and reflecting on the things we have, the things we want, and the things we really need. We're also thinking about the ways that we can use what we have been given to be a blessing to others.

During Lent we are doing a project called the Great Lenten Giveaway to help the people at HOPE of East Central Illinois, which is our local domestic violence shelter. HOPE has supplied us witha list of the things that are most needed right now. Some things on the list should be new (like underwear and socks), but I encourage you to think about the things on the list that you already have that could be given away to the folks at HOPE. During youth group each Sunday in Lent, you will bring something that we can give to the people at HOPE.

Here's the list:

Walmart Gift Cards
Phone Cards
Gas Cards
Disposal Razors
Deoderant
Wash Cloths and Towels
Sheets of all sizes
Blankets of all sizes
Bedspreads or Comforters
Pillows
Cleaning Supplies
Laundry Soap
Dryer Sheets
Stain Remover
Dish Soap
Flashlights
Alarm Clocks
New items in package for Birthday gifts for children (of all ages)
New children's underwear and socks
New women's underwear and socks
Baby bottles, Bibs, Onesies, and Unisex sleep-n-plays
Pots and Pans
Kitchen Items (bowls, dishes, utensils)
Lamps
Nightlights
Furniture (esp. twin beds)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Confirmation Retreat Pictures

Last weekend Paige, Josie, Anna, Sarah and Wally made their way through the snow to the Confirmation Retreat at Living Springs Camp! It was a great trip - good discussions, good people and rock wall climbing too! Enjoy the pictures and if you're interested, ask Paige why she thinks her Sunday School teachers have been lying to her all these years!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ice Skating Pictures

Check out the pictures from our trip to the U of I Ice Arena last week!


Way to Go Savannah and Danny!

Thanks so much to Danny and Savannah for leading the Children's Time last Sunday. In case you missed it, they told the story of Jesus calming the waters in a very creative way - it involved a big blue sheet, and flashing lights! They did a great job!

Congratulations Skyler!

Congrats to our very own Skyler James who was named "Rising Star of the Month" by the Illinois Drill Team Association! We're proud of you Skyler!