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 YoungLionsRoar.com
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.
REGISTER YOUTH FOR LOCK-IN
A hard copy of a signed medical release form is also required.
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
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.”
On October 31 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Two Rivers will host a Trunk or Treat celebration in the west parking lot. Kids and parents are invited to come in costume and “trick or treat” around the parking lot, where several cars will be parked to give out candy.
If you are interested in being a “trunk,” please contact the church office at 309-788-9384 or sign up in the west entrance on Sunday morning. Trunks do not need to be decorated, but everyone is encouraged to get into the fun of the day. Costumes are welcome – but not 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.