Do you remember the movie, “Groundhog’s Day”, in which Bill Murray’s character relives the same day 38 times?

On February 27-28, we will host our seventeenth annual Winter Banquet.  While it sometimes feels like “Groundhog’s Day”, I can honestly say, I do not mind. Want to know why?

Reason one: The Winter Banquet gives students an opportunity to be a part of something big. They may not receive a part in their school play, or get elected to student government, but we are happy to give them opportunities to work together writing the play, acting, leading their peers, and serving as waiters.

Reason two: The Winter Banquet helps students build a community.  Whenever you put time and sweat into a team production, a sense of trust and collaboration is built.

Reason three: The Winter Banquet gives adults an excuse to go out for a night to enjoy friendship, food, and theater. It is also a fantastic reason to invite a friend disconnected from faith to “something at my church.”

Reason four: The Winter Banquet supports our teens as they raise money for their trips. This summer, our students will be serving as a youth group in South Elgin, and on the intergenerational Palestine team .

If you are an adult, we invite you to be our guest on Fri Feb 27 or Sat Feb 28. You can purchase tickets here.

If you are a 7th-12th grade student , we hope you will commit to be a part of the Winter Banquet team:

  • Sat Jan 17 (9:30-11:30am): Prep & Play Practice (You must be present to receive acting part.)
  • Sat Jan 31 (9:30-11:30am): Prep & Play Practice
  • Sat Feb 14 (9:30-11:30am): Play Practice
  • Sat Feb 21 (9:30-11:30am): Prep & Play Practice
  • Thur Feb 26 (630-9pm): Setup/Dress rehearsal (All must be present)
  • Fri Feb 27 (4:30-10pm): Event (All must be present)
  • Sat Feb 28 (5:30-10:15pm) (All must be present)

Please note the following participation requirements:

  1. Plan to attend a 2015 onMission trip or retreat
  2. Attend at least one Saturday (Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 21)
  3. Attend all of Thu Feb 26 setup and Feb 27-28 event
  4. Parent/Guardian participation is strongly encouraged