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.Continue reading “Allied Youth Retreat”
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.
Saturday, July 29, Two Rivers Church will host a picnic and movie night under the stars at the Camp Milan Retreat Center. This is an all-church picnic. Everyone is invited to come and bring a friend. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided. People are invited to bring a side dish to share. The meal will be served at 6 p.m.
After dinner, all are invited to stick around and see what the STEAM Camp kids were up to all week. The work of the STEAM Camp will take place for kids Pre K through 6th grade during the early part of the week. All the kids in the STEAM Camp and their families will be invited to come to the picnic and show off the work they had done during the week. There will also be outdoor games for everyone to enjoy.
At dusk, a movie screen and projector will be set up for our first “Movie Under the Stars.” The movie will be a Disney-Pixar classic that fits the STEAM Camp theme of robotics and science. People should bring lawn chairs and blankets to set up in the lawn as the movie screen will be set up on the edge of the covered pavilion.
Wednesday Nights are Live at Two Rivers Church. Starting with a shared dinner at 5:30, activities for kids, youth, and adults flow during the rest of the night. The Bell Choir is open to anyone agge 13 and over. The weekly rehearsals are preparation for monthly musical offerings in worship. Usually the Bell Choir provides the prelude music in worship once a month. At the same time, kids and youth are invited to a combined time of games and activities, usually using the BB-8 Sphero robots. These fun and interactive robots provide a host of games and challenges, encouraging kids and youth to built, create, and experiment with the spheros. In addition to the MakerSpace Games, kids and youth will do other activities like learning African praise songs, art projects, and praise dance. All of these activities end just before 7:00, so there is time to do the next set of activities.
At 7:00, the kids from K-6 go to Kids Club while the Junior High and High School students go to TRY (Two Rivers Youth). The kids work together through a chapter of the Pockets kids devotional and then play games together. The youth work through a week of the Devozine youth devotional.
At 7:30, the Choir begins rehearsal. The choir is directed by Mark Swessinger, and provides a beautiful anthem each Sunday in worship. No level of expertise in singing is required. All are welcome to come and be a part of this vital ministry of the church.
Two Rivers Youth (TRY) will have an overnight retreat at Camp Milan on February 20-21. The youth will meet at Two Rivers at 7:00 p.m. to attend the Simpson College Choir Concert. After the concert, Pastor Robb and Brianna Pollock will provide rides to the youth to Camp Milan. All youth involved will need to fill out a special permission form for purpose of getting a ride, and staying overnight at Camp Milan.
The retreat will include games, food, devotions, and time for reflection. Youth need to bring their own bedding and toiletries. Outdoor activities will be dependent on the weather. The youth will be brought back to Two Rivers on Saturday evening. The details of the weekend will be available soon.
Volunteers are needed. We are need of one more woman adult who can stay overnight. We are also in need of help with breakfast and lunch on Saturday. If you are interested in helping out with the retreat, please contact the church office as soon as possible.
All youth at this event must have permission release form signed by their parent/guardian. All youth must RSVP either by going to the Facebook link above or by calling the church office at 309-788-9384. We need to know how many youth are coming so that we have the proper amount of chaperones, rides, and food.