We love being able to spend time with our church family, all ages included. The events and classes listed on this page are for children, students, adults, and seniors, so bring your family members (and adopted family members and friends and neighbors) for fun and food and discipleship. We also have family-oriented materials for parents (devotional guides and more) on the Parent Resources page.

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Family Fishing Seminar | Saturday, June 10 

Tired of watching the other guys have all of the “LUCK” and you have another less than productive day on the water? The real reason others catch fish and you don’t is that they know how to think like a fish. Keep Saturday, June 10 open and come to a fishing seminar taught by Spence Petros, a Midwest fishing legend, guide, and outdoor writer. He’s also in the American Fishing Hall of Fame. 

The seminar will be at the Three Oaks Recreation Area  (5517 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake) from 8:00 am until 9:50 am. Fishing will be available after the seminar so bring your fishing equipment for a full day of fun.

All young men and women are welcome, but you have to bring your mom or dad or an adult. All who are 16 and over must have a fishing license; if you bring your own bait, worms only are allowed. They also sell bait, licenses and refreshments at Three Oaks. In case of bad weather we will meet in the Activity Center at the Evangelical Free Church. If you are not a resident of Crystal Lake, there is a $5.00 parking fee or you may park in the rear of Crystal Court parking lot and walk in.

Questions? Contact Jerry Macey at 815-690-2606.

Mommy and Me Playgroup

Moms and children are welcome to join us in Paradise Island (lower level of the church) each month from 9:30 to 11 am. We enjoy a structured time of crafts, songs, games, followed by a half-hour of free play for
the kids—giving moms an opportunity to connect and chat! Activities are designed for ages 0-4, but older siblings are welcome to join. (Please bring your own snacks.)

There is no registration necessary and no fee, so bring your friends and neighbors for the fun!

**Mommy and Me will not be meeting from May-August. 
We have had a great year together!  Enjoy your summer!

Child Dedication

Child dedication is a special opportunity for parents to publicly dedicate their child back to the Lord while dedicating themselves to raise their son or daughter according to biblical standards.

Contact Us

Tim Bruns
Pastor of Children's Ministries
815.459.1095 (x329)

Nina Lowe
Paradise Island Coordinator/Mommy and Me
815.459.1095 (x316)