#SoElgin2015

With 31 teenagers and 7 leaders, our Youth Group OnMission team served the South Elgin community.  Highlights: We rebuilt and landscaped a whole new playground area and weeded all the gardens. We painted the church entry way and repainted the church sign. We led...

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Youth Summer Bridge Groups

Hanging out, building friendships, being a community together.  Jr High and High School Bridge Groups are a summer community thing. 7-8th Grade Bridge Group Thursdays, 7-8:30pm. Kugel’s (258 Glen Ellyn Road, Gray parsonage at church) May 12, May 26, Jun 9, Jun 23, Jul...

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Summer 2016 YG Events

BRIDGE GROUPS Hang out with friends, play some backyard games, and get into the theme nights.  It’s a low-key summer thing. High School Bridge Group – Wednesdays, 8-9:30 @ Daniel & Amy Riem’s (145 S Circle Ave) on June 8, June 22, July 13 Junior...

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A Middle School that Serves – Partnering with Marquardt

What do you get when you combine an ambitious vision for a group of students, dedicated adults, commitment to serving others, and community partnership with a local church? You get the Marquardt Student Service Society – a group of fifty  Marquardt 7th graders...

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Youth Alpha – Week 6 Highlights

One of the cool things about Friday Night Coffeehouse is that you meet students that return after awhile and you can reconnect through conversations, games, or over some food. This week, Jordan J, was back and hanging out again with us. He’s the type of student...

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Youth Alpha Week 5 Highlights: April Fools’ Fest

Part of what makes our NextGen ministries flow and “work” is the tireless efforts of not just our volunteers, but also the commitment of parents and guardians. This week, there was a really cool example of this: Even though her son, Michael H, was not...

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Youth Alpha: Week 2 #Fiesta

We value the importance of having welcoming spaces in all of our NextGen programs.  When our spaces are set up right, the message is “We were expecting you, and we are thrilled you’re here!” At Friday night Coffeehouse on March 11, one may have...

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Youth Small Groups – Spring 2016

A comfortable environment to discuss the Bible and the different issues that face students throughout the week. Sundays, 6:30-8pm Junior High Boys: Don & Laura’s home – 2557 Adelia Lane, West Chicago Junior High Girls: Brett & Lina’s home...

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Jr High onMission in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Jesus said in Mark 10:45 that the “Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and give his life for many.” That means following Jesus includes serving others. The Green Bay OnMission Trip is a chance for students to gain the experience of serving with each...

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