Allied Youth Retreat

November 3-4 is our first Allied Youth Retreat at Camp Milan Retreat Center. This short-term event will start at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and end at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Allied Youth is a cooperation of four different Quad Cities area churches who are dedicated to sharing the inclusive love of Christ with all young people. We affirm the gender expression of all youth and affirm the sacred worth of all people.


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Writers Retreat

Aubrey Barnes will lead an overnight retreat with the Young Lions Roar at Camp Milan Retreat Cetner for students in 8th through 12th grade. The retreat will begin on Friday, October 6 at 6:00 and last until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7.

Trameka Woods and Chris Britton, experienced spoken-word performers, will help lead workshops during the event. Dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday. Registration is free and available at

Young Lions Roar volunteer meeting Monday, October 10 at 5:00 p.m.

A launch party for the Young Lions Roar program is set for Monday, October 24 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. The launch party will include food, refreshments, performances by several local artists and a chance for students and volunteers to meet and greet one another.

The program will then proceed on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30-6:00. It will include monthly showcases and performance opportunities. The students involved will be in grades 7-12. They will learn about emotional intelligence, process grief and trauma, and healthy channeling of emotional distress. Volunteers who are interested in learning more about the program should come to Two Rivers on Monday, Oct 10 at 5:00 p.m. Volunteer schedules can be built around your availability. Volunteers can be “behind the scenes” or “hands on” with the students. 

Students interested in the program can register now at

Church Picnic

On August 5, 2022 we will have a Church Picnic at Camp Milan. Everyone is invited to this celebration. The Methodist Men will help grill hamburgers, hot dogs, and provide lemonade. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share. 

Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m., so please come a little early to make sure your dish is available to share. After dinner, we will have games for kids of all ages, including bean-bag toss, basketball, and other carnival games. There will be a campfire for s’mores too!

Bring a lawn chair if you want to enjoy the “Movie Under the Stars” at 8:30 p.m. We will show a classic family-friendly movie on the big screen hanging from the pavilion a few minutes after sunset (which is 8:15 p.m.).

After the movie we will have a kids and youth lock-in. Kids must be registered before the night of the event to sleep over. They should bring their own bedding and toiletries.

6:00 Dinner under the pavilion

8:30 Family Movie Under the Stars

11:00 Youth Lock-In begins in the Retreat Center

11:00 a.m. Lock-In ends and parents pick up.


A hard copy of a signed medical release form is also required.

Youth Group Survey and Poll

Youth Group and Kids Club will restart during the last week of May. We will meet at Camp Milan for games, discussion, and dinner. We will meet from 3:30-5:30. Volunteers are needed to help with dinner, games, and be a part of our discussions. The day that we will meet has not yet been selected. If you are interested in volunteering or participating in Youth Group activities, please go to the link below to vote in our Doodle Poll. Remember, we are not just choosing the day/time to start, but the best day that will work for you all summer.

Survey for Best Youth Group Day

Volunteers are needed to help with Spring Sunday school. Pastor Robb will be in Epworth Hall for the kids and youth Sunday school from 10:30-11:30. We will need at least one more volunteer every Sunday. If we have two volunteers stick around, then we can divide the kids and youth into two different ages groups.

Sunday School Volunteers

Puppet News Christmas

On December 26, a long-standing tradition at Two Rivers Church will be renewed. The children and youth will put on the first puppet show in over a decade. The original “Puppet News Christmas” will be performed live during the worship service on Sunday, December 26.

The show will feature a live broadcast of the events of Christmas. Anchors Dr. Luke A. Possel and Matthew T. Collector will bring you “all the news that’s fit to puppet.”