Middle School Lock-In An overnight lock-in will be held at the church for students and friends in grades 6-8 on Friday, March 18 beginning at 7 PM and concluding at 7 AM Saturday morning. The night will be filled with games, a service project, worship, teaching led by a ministry team from Inspiration Hills, and even a little rest. Snacks and breakfast provided. There is a $10 registration fee to help with expenses. Students and friends need to register at bit.ly/3pECY4i.
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser SR RCYF will host a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, March 13, serving from 11 AM until 12:30 PM. Menu includes pancakes, a variety of toppings, eggs, sausage, milk, juice, and coffee. Freewill donation will support the 2022 youth mission trip to Milwaukee, WI.
Middle School Gathering Sunday, January 30, 2-4 PM // All youth Grades 6-8 are invited to come to the Commons on Sunday, January 30, 2-4 PM for an ARC Chopped Kitchen Competition. But wait, there is a twist! Teams will get creative as they cook up something special for our judges from their basket of secret ingredients. It’s sure to get a little crazy but will be a lot of fun for everyone – except maybe the judges. Each student is asked to help stock the Chopped Kitchen Pantry by bringing one food item of any kind. Snacks will be provided. Whose dish will reign supreme? You won’t know unless you join us!
Creation Event Wednesday, January 26
SR RCYF Youth Group will attend the Brian Young Creation Event. Meet at the Pizza Ranch at 6:15 PM for supper followed by the Creation Event at the Palace Theater from 7-8:15 PM.
Jr High Youth Group will also attend the Creation Event. Meet in the Youth Room at ARC at 6:30 PM and the group will attend the event together and return to church for pickup at 8:30 PM.
Soup Fundraiser SR RCYF will host a Soup Luncheon on Sunday, February 13, serving from 11 until 12:30. Freewill donation will support the 2022 youth mission trip to Milwaukee, WI, with a portion of proceeds to go to the local food pantry as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring.
Middle School Gathering Sunday, November 14, 2-4 PM // All 6th-8th grade students and friends are invited to join us for Bowling Alley Mischief. We will strike up some fun as we roll out some bowling shenanigans! Parents may drop off and pick up students at Luverne Lanes. All snacks, drinks, and fancy bowling shoes are provided!
Mexican Supper, Bake-Off, Auction Tuesday, November 2 – SR RCYF members will serve a Mexican themed supper from 5:30-7 PM for a freewill donation. Youth will also challenge others to a bake-off and auction off those baked items. Proceeds to benefit youth mission trips and other events.
Community Food Drive Sunday, October 10 // Sr RCYF Youth Group (Grades 9-12) will join Rock The Edge to canvas the town for donations for the Rock County Food Shelf. Meet at ARC at 2:50 PM. Dress according to the weather; we will be riding on trailers.
Middle School Gathering Grades 6-8 // October 3, 2-4 PM // Join us for a Pumpkin Spectacular filled with games, pumpkin guts, and snacks. Bring a friend, dress to be outside, and be ready to have some pump-tacular fun!
Summer Fun Grades 9-12 // July 14 and 21, 7 PM // Luverne City Park // Join us for volleyball and bring money for treats at JJ’s.
Middle School Gathering Grades 6-8 // August 4, 6-8 PM // Parking Lot Party at ARC // fun and snacks provided!
Power Connection Grades 6-8 // Central College – Pella, IA // June 25-27, 2021 // $100 per student // For additional information and to sign up visit www.powerconnectioninfo.com. March 24 deadline.
Middle School Gathering Grades 6-8 // Sunday, April 18, 2-4 PM in the downstairs Kid Zone at ARC // Fear need not be a factor! Challenges, decisions, and teamwork… Fear Not, Only Believe. Fun and snacks provided; friends are welcome to join.
Middle School Gathering Grades 6-8 // Sunday, March 14, 2-4 PM at ARC // Among Us Party // Complete tasks with your crewmates and be the first to the finish line, but be mindful of the Imposters who are lurking all around! Snacks will be provided and friends in grades 6-8 are welcome to join us.
Middle School Gathering Grades 6-8 // Sunday, November 8, 2-4 PM at ARC // Outwit – Outplay – Outlast. Are you up for the challenge? All students and friends in Grades 6-8 are invited for an afternoon of fun, food, and games. Join in the fun as we determine who will be the Ultimate Survivor!
Rocky Mountain High Questions, contact LaDonna or Darrel Van Aartsen. Rocky Mountain High will be July 31-August 4, 2021 at the YMCA Camp in Estes Park, CO. More information at Heartland Synod Youth Ministries.
Fall Cleanup SR RCYF will host Fall Cleanup on Saturday, October 31 for anyone unable to do their own fall yard work. Youth should meet at the church at 9 AM.
Middle School Gathering Grades 6-8 // Sunday, October 4, 3-6 PM // Meet at the church and go to Ossefoort’s farm for a hayride, bonfire, and fun! Bring a lawn chair, and wear appropriate clothing. Students will return to church at 6 PM.
Food Drive Sunday, October 4 // Sr RCYF Youth Group (Grades 9-12) will join Rock The Edge to canvas the town for donations for the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf. Meet at the Methodist Church at 2:50 PM. Dress according to the weather; we will be riding on trailers.
Sr High Youth Group Kickoff Sunday, September 20, noon // Luverne City Park // Lunch will be served // All students in Grades 9-12 are welcome
Camping – Canoe Trip Friday, July 24-Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Inspiration Hills Retreat Center. Saturday morning work project for Inspiration Hills; Saturday afternoon canoeing. Cost is $25. Contact VanAartsen’s (email@example.com) to register. Packing List Consent Form Volunteer Waiver Form
Youth Night July 15, 6:30-9 PM // Inspiration Hills Camp is coming to ARC // Grades 7-12 // Come for a night of fun and inspiration.
Junior High Youth Group Grades 7-8 // Sunday, July 8, 7-8:30 PM // Games, fun, bonfire. Bring a friend and a lawn chair.
Middle School Gathering Grades 6-8 // Sunday, March 15, 2-4 PM // Come help solve the mysterious disappearance of Mr. George with an adventure that is sure to unlock something sweet.
Middle School Retreat Grades 6-8 // April 3-5 at Hidden Acres Christian Center in Dayton, Iowa // registration fee is $75 by January 26 // scholarships available // more information at Heartland Synod Youth Ministries.