Growing together.

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

Our UNITEyouth students are spending the summer focused on serving others both in the community and in the church.  There are a variety of opportunities to participate in and they are all listed below.  In order to save you from being overwhelmed with information, I have created 1 sign up form here  There may be additional forms needed for each event, but I will contact you specifically with the ones your child is registered for.  As always, kids are encouraged to invite their friends!!!  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Kara Bushong by phone/text at 309-241-7799 or by email at kbushong@pekinfirst.org.

Saturday May 27 (7pm-7am) - Breakthrough (Current 5th-8th graders) 
Lockin at Pekin First UMC with a possible offiste activity.  Bring comfy clothes, blankets and pillow for movie time, shoes you can run in, and a snack to share (no peanuts or peanut butter allowed).  Parents MUST come in and sign kids in.  Donations towards the cost of the event are accepted but not expected.

Wednesday June 14 (8am-4pm) - Pekin Outreach Cetner and Kartville.
  Both groups are invited to start their day at Pekin First where we will shop for, prepare, and then deliver a warm dinner and take home evening meal for the visitors at the Pekin Outreach Cetner.  We will then head to Kartville in Peoria.  Cost is $10 and will cover the cost of Kartville and lunch.  Consessions and batting cages are extra at Kartville.  MUST RSVP by June 1

Thursday and Friday June 29-30 (Bus rolls out at 7am from church and return time is TBD) -
  Both groups are invited to join us as we head to Six Flags in St. Louis on Thursday June 29 and then serving at TWIGS on Friday June 30.  We will stay overnight at the TWIGS facility in Granite City.  This event costs $30 (plus any food or personal expenses at Six Flags).  Dinner on Thursday, Breakfast on Friday, Lunch on Friday, and snacks provided. Six Flags is cashless. Youth will need a credit/debit card or will have the ability to change cash to card at the park.  Must RSVP by 6/14 and tickets will be purchased on 6/15.  If you have a season pass, there is no cost.  Just let Kara know.

Wednesday July 5 (4:30pm - 9pm) - VBS Set and Bowling.
  Both groups are invited to join us at Pekin First UMC to help create the set for VBS.  We will then head to Sunset Lanes in Pekin for some evening bowling.  Cost is $5 (concessions are extra).  Must RSVP by June 28.

July 16-21: Both groups are invited to go to Jensen Woods Summer camp.  
Registration and payment in full is due to camp by July 1.  See Kara for details if you do not already have the flyer.

Sunday July 3 (11am-1:30pm) - VBS Volunteer Meeting and Set up.  
If you are volunteering for VBS, we ask that you please attend this less than 30 minute meeting.  Those that are able to stay and help set up after the meeting, we will go get Double D's afterwards.  Donations towards icecream accepted but not expected.

Mon-Thur July 31 - August 3 (5:30-8pm) 
We are asking both UNITEyouth groups to join us for 4 days of fun by volunteering their time to help with VBS this summer.  Please let Kara know by July 1st if interested!  There is no cost and this counts towards your service hours if attending camp or the Ozarks trip.

Friday August 4 (6pm-8pm) - VBS Celebration!!  
VBS participants are invited for an evening a swimming at Dragonland.  There is no cost and kids are to be dropped off and picked up at Dragonland.  ONLY YOUTH THAT VOLUNTEERED FOR VBS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.  Parents and siblings of these students are welcome to join as well.  There is no cost.

If you are interested in any of these Events please click here to register

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