February 13th at Kankakee First!

Posted 07 Feb, 2016 03:20 PM by Ron

Thanks to everyone who came out for skills training!  We want you to grow in your knowledge and skills and we had a great time together! 

Registration is open online.  Please register equipment, officials and teams as soon as possible.  We always can use officials and equipment (as we learned last month!).  Several teams have struggled with keeping students committed to the program this year, and we are looking for your ideas on ways to get students involved. 

Things take a little bit of a twist this month: In place of the registration ($3 per quizzer) we are asking each person to bring 2 non-perishable food items for the Lighthouse food Pantry at Kankakee First.  They are always in need of canned fruit and simple meal items.  In addition to that, the team that brings the MOST items above the registration cost will all get a ticket into the drawing for their donation.  If you church has 2 teams, those teams will actually be competing AGAINST each other for the most items!! 

Since it's the day before Valentines day, we also would love to see folks dressed in their best valentine themed clothing--be creative and have fun! 

Lunch will be served at the church for $5.  THey will be serving all beef hot dogs, chips, 2 cookies and a drink.  This helps us to keep things moving and have a shorter break for lunch.  Please consider supporting the local quiz program and eating at the church.   They will also have the cafe open for snacks, coffee, etc throughout the day (so come early and have breakfast if you want)!  The cafe benefits the food pantry.

We are excited to see you this weekend!  This is our last regular quiz before district finals so lets make it count! 

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Reminder: skills training this Saturday!

Posted 04 Feb, 2016 08:22 AM by Ron

This is a reminder for anyone interested in the skills training that I talked about at the January quiz.

It will be at College Church University Avenue, following the NYI council meeting. We are planning on starting at 1:00 and going until about 3:00 or so. 

We will be covering such things as jumping technique and challenges/rebuttals. 

There will also be a time for coaches to get together and talk about how to build a successful program. 

It's a free event, so I hope that you can make it!


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tickets for memory verses

Posted 07 Dec, 2015 11:47 AM by Ron

here is the schedule for the memory verse challenge. i did say differernt in november, but i quickly realized how unwieldly it would become to hand out so many tickets! i apologize for that, and i hope  you can find it in your heart to forgive me. ;)
the more memory verses you can say from Ephesians 4-6, the more tickets you can earn. Remember that someone is going to win 50 bucks toward and NYI event of thier choice!

3 memory verses gets you 1 ticket

6 memory verses gets you 2 tickets

9 memory verses gets you 3 tickets

12 memory verses gets you 4 tickets

14 memory verses gets you 5 tickets!

good luck and study up!!
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December at Northside!

Posted 05 Dec, 2015 06:45 PM by Ron

Hey everyone! 

We're on our way home from St Louis and it was a fantastic time!  Our teams represented us well and we enjoying spending time together.

The quiz this Saturday (Dec 12) is at Chicago Northside.  Registration will begin at 8:30 and right now we plan to be done by 12:30, no lunch being served.  This is a great opportunity to bring along other members of your youth groups and give them an idea of what quizzing is about, and maybe have a fun meal or enjoy some fun in the city.  

Registration will be open tonight.  Please do your best to get your registrations in early!  Don't forget this month is our christmas ugly sweater contest-dress up and get a ticket!  In addition, there are additional tickets available for people who know the memory-scott will post a ticket reward update for this later in the week!

Keep talking to your teams about Q-its a really great time!

Remember we need officials and equipment to make our quiz successful-and we're happy to train. Please register or shoot me an email letting me know! 

We have had some people express an interest in doing a jump clinic which we feel would really be beneficial for our district.  If this is something your team would like to participate in, please let me know and we may add it to the January quiz, and offer some alternate activities for quizzers who choose not to participate.

Thanks for all you do, especially in this busy Christmas season to really engage students in the word!

Grace and Peace!

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