Please mark your calendars for these important pre-trip meeting dates. Have a conflict? Let Kara know!
Confirmation! It's time to sign up! Confirmation is a time for students to explore their faith together in fellowship with others. Students will grab hold of what they believe, affirm their Christian belief, and be admitted as a full member of the church. First Presbyterian Church invites all 8th grade students to join us for Confirmation. BUT, Confirmation is not just for 8th graders!! If you have never been confirmed and are older than 8th grade we would love for you to join us! Confirmation registration materials can be found in the office. Questions can be directed to Rev. Kara or Kristin Marsden.
Great Escape Student Gathering – June 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join us for a meal and some more team bonding. I can’t wait to get to know you all better before we head to Green Lake, WI and I see you all covered in shaving cream at The Great Escape! We’ll let you know the location ASAP. Questions? Contact Kristin or Kara.
Great Escape – July 10-15. We’re 2 weeks away from the Great Escape! Packing Lists and Med Forms have been sent out to families. Make sure to return those ASAP. We’ll be meeting at the church to board the bus at 11:30 a.m. on Monday July 10 and we will arrive back in Libertyville around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday July 15th. Final details will come via email in the next week. Questions? Contact Kristin or Kara.
Wanna play Wii? How about projected onto a giant wall?? Please join us on Sunday, June 25, 6-8 p.m. in the Youth Lounge. We’ll have dinner than play “Wii on the Wall”….it will be WOtW! This will be the perfect chance to re-connect with your SHF friends during the crazy summer months. Can’t wait to see you all there!
Parent Meeting June 25 @ 11:30 am, after worship in Fellowship Hall. We’ll go over trip details, flight info, packing lists and more! Come with your questions and I’ll try to answer them so we are all ready to go on July 22nd! Questions? Contact Kristin or Kara.
Mission Trip Student Gathering #1— July 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Townander household. We’ll gather to go over some trip details, take your pictures and play some games. It’s a chance for you to understand more fully what we will be doing in Alaska, to have your questions answered and to talk about expectations.
Mission Trip Student Gathering #2— July 16, 5:30-8:30 P.M. at the Sutter household. This will be the last time that we will go over trip expectations, do a small mission project, finalize trip details (& transportation), & get to know each other. Then we’ll be all ready to board the plane on the 22nd!
Keep your eye on your email for further details!
June 25 — SHF dinner & ‘Wii on the Wall’ (6 p.m.)
July 7 — SHF Evening Outing (watch for details)
July 9 — Mission Trip Commissioning (10 a.m. in the Sanctuary)
July 10-15 — The Great Escape (JHF**)
July 22-30 — Fairbanks, AK Mission Trip (SHF)
August 1 — JHF Six Flags Trip (watch for details)
August 17 — SHF Evening Bonfire (7 p.m.)
*JHF summer events are for students who were in 6th-8th grades during the 2016-2017 school yr.
**SHF summer events are for students who were in 9th-12th grades during the 2016-2017 school yr.
Do you have airline miles? Might you be interested in donating them? As you may know, the July 2017 Senior High Mission trip is planned for Fairbanks, Alaska—that's a long flight away! We have found the perfect direct flights for our team via United Airlines. Since we know so many people in our community travel frequently for work or pleasure, we are looking for airline or credit card miles to help us defer the cost of the flights (close to $1,000 each). So if you have mileage in blocks of 35,000, we’d love for you to donate them to us! The flight will take only 70,000 miles round trip for one person. Any donated miles would greatly help reduce the costs for the whole group. If you can donate your United miles or other credit card miles, please contact Brigitte Davis. Please call the church office for contact information 847-362-2174