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Chili Challenge Champ

Dan Dennis with the coveted Chili Challenge trophy.


The winning entry in this year’s Chili Challenge was Dan Dennis’ Late Night Chili.  This is Dan’s first win after participating in the Challenge since the Challenge began. Once again, strong support by the youth voting for their favorite helped secure the championship.

In past years Dan would prepare his chili a full day before the event believing that letting the flavors meld together overnight in the refrigerator created a better chili. This year, however, Dan was celebrating his 50th birthday the day before the Challenge and didn’t cook the chili until 1:00 am on Sunday. The shorter melding time proved to be just what the chili needed to take home the coveted travelling trophy.

The warm winter weather and lack of snow for sledding meant a lighter turnout at the annual fellowship event than in past years. But those who did come out had a great time tasting a variety of chili and playing board games. Thanks to the Fellowship Committee for sponsoring this annual event.

NO Wednesday Night Live October 26th

We will not have WNL this week, October 26th. Make it a family night!

November 2nd is Game Night. Bring a favorite board or card game to share.

November 9th is our night at Cross Roads Mission. Be on the lookout for more details next week.

Wednesday Night Live at Bloomsbury Farms

Wednesday Night Live at Bloomsbury Farm.

Wednesday, October 19th   5:30pm—8:00 pm (you may come later than 5:30pm)

Families are asked to meet at Bloomsbury Farms.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.


$5.00 for WNL students and $9.00 per adult  and younger siblings

 Sign up and money is due  to Jill by Monday  October, 17th.

(This may be different than the high school youth group as WNL will be helping with the costs for our families. High school students must pay Carter.)

This includes flashlight maze, hayrack ride, jumping pillow (until dark), various other activities around the farm, use of the party barn and bonfire.  Hot dogs, chips, drinks, and smores will be provided.

Contact Jill Hansen with any questions @

Bloomsbury Farms: Middle School Event Sunday, Oct. 9th

We will meet at the church at 12:45pm and return around 5:30pm.  Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the entryway or you can email to sign up.  Cost will be $5 or less depending on how many people come.  We are also in need of adult drivers so please let us know if you can help with that!  There will be a ton of things to do: hayrack rides, corn maze, pig races, tire maze, pumpkin cannon, pedal carts and more!

E.D.G.E. High School Kickoff-Wednesday, Aug. 31st 7-9p

If you will be in high school this year please come join us this Wednesday as we start our year off.  There will be free pizza, music and games.  Come meet some new people and get introduced to your leadership team for the year!

Attached are all of the forms you will need for E.D.G.E. this year for both students and parents.

E.D.G.E. 2011-12 Schedule

E.D.G.E. Student Information

Parent Information Sheet

High School Youth Medical Release and Consent Form

Parent Letter

We are looking forward to seeing you and having another great year growing in our faith together.


In His Love,

Carter Moore

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

Wednesday Night Live

Wednesday Night Live Registrations are now available at the church or on-line. Simply click on the link below for a registration and a consent form. Mail/Drop off the forms to the church. Registrations cannot be filled out on-line at this time. Thanks! Wednesday Night Live is a program for 3rd – 5th grade students.  WNL will resume September 7th at 7:00 pm  with an informational meeting for students and parents/guardians.

Wednesday Night Live Registration

Consent and Release Form

Wednesday Night Live

WNL will be at regular time, 7 – 8 pm tonight, March 30th. We will meet in our regular room.  1st Communion students  attending the Wednesday night classes will be dismissed at 7:40 and sent to the fellowship hall.

Wednesday Night Live Update

Here is the WNL schedule for the next seven weeks:

March 9          NO WNL

March 16        NO WNL

March 23        SPECIAL WNL FAMILY EVENT – Bowling at Marion Bowl 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Bring your family for some fellowship and fun. Bowling and shoes provided. Food is available at your own cost. We will be done in time for people to attend the 7 pm Lent service.

March 30        Regular WNL 7 – 8 pm (Will dismiss 4th graders attending communion class at 7:40)

April 6             Regular WNL 7 – 8 pm (Again dismissing 4th graders attending communion class at 7:40)

April 13           WNL Lent Meal 5:45 – 6:45 – WNL will be serving tacos, desserts, and chips/salsa. Any money we make will go to the purchase of Heifer International animals.  We will need donations of food items to maximize profit and the number of animals we can purchase. Please let Jill know if you are interested in providing food for our meal.  We will also need adult volunteers to help the kids in the kitchen. (NO REGULAR WNL as we will be doing set up and clean up in addition to the meal.)

Contact Jill Hansen at with any questions.

Wednesday Night Live

It’s EWALU night at WNL! We will have a campfire in the fellowship hall. LT’s from EWALU will be here to lead us in songs and games. Join us for fun and food.  What’s a campfire without s’mores and trail mix!

WNL goes from 7 – 8 pm. (Please note the time on the Events Today calendar is incorrect.) Tonight we will be meeting in the fellowship hall instead of our normal room.

Wednesday Night Live

This Wednesday, January 5th is Game Night at WNL! All 3rd – 5th graders are invited to bring their favorite board/card game to play. Join us from 7-8 pm. Bring a friend!