Where? What? When?

 

November-Community Thanksgiving Service

This is an annual event led by our Community Minister Virgil R. Trout. It provides our members and their families an opportunity to come together and thank the Lord for their blessings.

 

December-Christmas Fellowship Parties/Hunting Trip & Mission Trip

 This all-congregational holiday party is held in the Fellowship room at the church building. After a delicious meal, there is entertainment and most years we all play “Dirty Santa.”

Some of our members, adults and youth travel to the Westview Boys Home in Hollis to do some repairs to their cottages. Since this is deer season, they have also been given the privilege to deer hunt on Westview’s land.


January-Winterfest

 Winterfest takes place each January in Dallas, and the youth and their sponsors who attend receive a great spiritual gift, one that helps them begin the new year in step with God. This is activity is always well attended.


February-Sweetheart Banquet

 This annual event takes place every year on or around the Valentine holiday. The men of the congregation cook for the women and the women judge which dishes are the best. At the end of the evening, one man is crowned the “Golden Spoon” winner for having the best of the best homemade dish.


April-LTC & the Annual Egg Hunt

 Each Easter holiday weekend Leadership Training takes place in Dallas, Texas. Our kids grades 3-12 participate in activities such as drama, puppets, art, song leading, etc. They are awarded either bronze, silver or gold medals for their performances. We are blessed to have so many families participate in this annual event.

Our younger children who are not yet old enough for LTC are invited to our annual Egg Hunt also held on Easter weekend. This event is held at the Hickory Creek Child Center and is always well attended.

 

May-Muffins With Mom & The Senior Banquet

Every Mother’s Day our entire group of kids serve their moms on Mother’s Day with muffins and juice or coffee. It has become a very popular event for all involved. Of course, we let our dads come sample the muffins as well!

Our High School Seniors are also honored in May at a banquet prepared just for them. A video displaying their life in pictures in a high light of the evening.

 

June-Soul Quest & Donuts With Dads

Our Middle and High Schoolers travel to York, Nebraska each June to attend the Soul Quest camp held at York College. This is another favorite of our kids and a great time where they are spiritually fed as well.

Donuts With Dads takes place each Father’s Day and our kids are all involved in serving their dads breakfast and enjoying some one on one time with them. Most of the times donuts are served but on occasion they are treated to sausage gravy and biscuits!

 

July-Middle School Trip to Hollis, OK

Our Middle School kids have a mission trip designed just for them. They travel to Hollis, Oklahoma and work on the property owned by the Westview Boys Home. They enjoy having this special trip designed just for them.

 

August-Family Float Trip

The now annual event is a favorite especially among young families. This is a weekend adventure and all participants stay together at the Thunderbird Lodge and float the Illinois River.