Sleep In Heavenly Peace Bed Build
Nearly 80 people helped build 34 beds for the Sleep in Heavenly Peace event led by the Fusion Youth Program.
Youth Lock-In (Friday, December 8th – Saturday, December 9th)
October 7th (5:30-9:30 pm) Bonfire & Hayride Fusion Event
August 13th Splash Valley Aquatic Park Afternoon Trip
Youth entering 6th-12th grade are invited to join us on Sunday, August 13th for our monthly Fusion gathering. Meet at the church for lunch (TBA) and travel with the group to Splash Valley in Kankakee for a fun afternoon of fellowship.
Lunch, along with the admission to Splash Valley, is free for all youth as it is sponsored by St. Peter’s UCC. Students desiring to purchase drinks or snacks at the concession stand are asked to bring their own money.
Please fill out and submit online the below permission slip for each student attending. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Additionally, please download a copy of the Splash Valley Liability form found here, print, and have your child(ren) bring it with them the day of the event. If you are unable to download the attachment, please contact us and we can either email you one or have hard copies at the church for you to fill out.
JUNE Event – Kankakee State Park Fusion Family Fun Day
The weather was beautiful, the food was delicious, the company was even better. A better day could not have been planned. Thank you to all who provided food/supplies. Thank you to all those who came out and made the day as wonderful as it was. Hope to see you all next year!!! Be sure to check out the link to our photo gallery above the photo above.
Fair Oaks Fusion Fun Day Photo Gallery
May 7th – Fair Oaks Fusion Fun Day
MARCH 25th SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE PROJECT
On Saturday, March 25th we will be participating in the loading and delivery of beds to families in need in Kankakee. We will depart the church at 8:45 am and join a group at Olivet Nazarene College. From there we will disperse into groups to deliver the beds, reconvene for lunch, and then return to the church around 2 pm.
SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER HIGHLIGHTS
On Saturday, March 4th @ 5:30 pm, the Fusion Youth Group at St. Peter’s UCC in Grant Park hosted a spaghetti dinner to raise money for Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Over $2,100 was raised that evening. Following the meal a rousing game of CHURCH Family Feud provided fun and laughter for all ages. Check out some photos from the evening
February 5th, 2023 Event – SKY ZONE
Jump around! Jump around!
That’s what 26 of our area youth did on Sunday, February 5th as they traveled to Schererville, Indiana for a fun afternoon at Sky Zone.
Following lunch provided by Jim and Kelly Schneider, the group loaded up in the bus and other vehicles and spent several hours together!
Ice-Skating Review (January 2023)
Over 20 students slid their way over to Kankakee in January to enjoy an afternoon of ice skating and fellowship.
Lunch will be provided after church. The kids will depart to go ice skating from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will return by 4:30 p.m.
Skate rentals will be covered but bring money for concessions.
You can also contact Josh (815) 693-5341 or Neal (815) 549-5911.
Lock-In All Nighter
Fusion Youth Serve Up a Feast
28 youth showed up during our Turkey Supper to help with our 100th annual Turkey Supper. A majority of them took a break to grab a quick photo (see above). We can’t thank you all enough for all your help!
November: We Need EVERYONE’S Help
Youth (and parents): We could use your help for this year’s 100th Turkey Supper. There are several dates/times/jobs to sign up for including:
Sunday, October 30th: Help unloading supplies and set-up after church.
Friday, November 4th: If your child is able to be released from school for community service hours we could put them to work most of the day.
Saturday, November 5th: Set-up/odd jobs during the day/early afternoon. Also, (here is where we need the most help) we need youth servers from 3:30 to 8:30 pm. If you and/or your student can help the entire time, that would be great. Otherwise, consider signing up from 3:30 to 6, or 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Also, a clean-up crew stays from 8 til whenever to help. Community service hours are available.
*Please contact Josh/Neal or the church office to sign up for one, any, or all of these opportunities.
**Parents – even if you aren’t a part of the church – we are also looking for a few people willing to cook turkeys the night before (directions are provided), to bake or provide pies/desserts and deliver them to the church, to donate raffle baskets for our raffle, and more. Ask for more information or details.
October 1st Bonfire/Hayride/Cookout
Photos from October’s Event
Lunch & Movie (August)
A rain-storm washed away our hope to go play miniature golf, but that didn’t cancel all the fun. Several youth stayed and enjoyed lunch and a movie.
Refreshing Trip to Water Park in July
July was a hot month so the Fusion Youth Group cooled down at Splash Valley Aquatic Park in Kankakee!
Fusion Visits the Shrine
Several students visited the Shrine in St. John, Indiana in June.
Thank you to Russ & Shirley Koehn for providing the lunch prior to the trip.
May’s Church Cookout
Pictures from May’s Cookout @ Kankakee State Park
Axe-Throwing & Lunch
Baking for Fortitude
Fusion Youth gathered the first Sunday of March to make Chicken and Noodle soup, cookies and more to serve the homeless at Fortitude in Kankakee County.
Following the service project they went out to eat at Monicals. Thank you to all the adults and students who helped provide this hearty meal to the less fortunate.
Taco & Movie Day
Fusion entertained nearly 20 youth on Sunday, February 6th for Tacos & a Movie. The youth met after church and played games, enjoyed lunch and fellowship and then watched Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Do you have a student in grades 6-12 or know of a student who may benefit from a Christ-centered program? Contact us for more information about our Fusion Youth Group and stay updated on future meetings, events, and ways to get involved.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StPetersUccYouthGroup or Search Fusion Youth Fellowship.