Youth Events

Bucks Tickets for March 24 Game

Get your tickets for the Peace Youth outing to the Milwaukee Bucks game on March 24 against the Atlanta Hawks. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are $33 and we will get to be a part of the high five tunnel and shoot free throws after the game.

Tickets are available in the the high school room between services both this Sunday and next. We will carpool from church at 12:30 p.m. on March 24. See Christian Dennik if you have questions.

Food Drive for Hunger Task Force

The Peace Youth Group is collecting non-perishable food for the Hunger Task Force. Please bring a few items of canned or boxed food with you when you come to church. Collection will continue through Sunday, October 28. The youth will be passing out flyers in the neighborhood surrounding Peace Church this Sunday and picking up donated food on October 28. Please give generously.

Movie Night has been canceled

The Youth’s Family Movie Night scheduled for this Saturday, October 6, at Peace UMC has been canceled. We hope to reschedule at a later date. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Confirmation 2012

In May, we celebrated the confirmation of three young ladies of our Church; Gloria Grzybowski, Christina Hartley, Laura Peterson. In the picture with them is Pastor Richard Strait, Pastor Barry Watson and teacher of the Confirmation class, Mark Carlson.

30 Hour Famine Wrap Up

The 30 Hour Famine by World Vision was an opportunity that was first discovered by Peace last fall. Worldwide, 925 million people are hungry, and every day, as many as 11,000 children under age 5 die due to hunger-related causes. That’s one kid every 8 seconds. But the saddest part is that it only costs $360 to feed a child for a year. So on February 24th and 25th 9 members from Peace locked themselves in church to learn about the world wide hunger problem all while not eating for 30 straight hours.

While the weekend was tough, we pushed through while doing many activities such as:

- Multiple videos pertaining to the hunger struggle around the world provided by the organization
- Team bonding games
- Video Games
- Talking about food

After watching the videos, we had to decide which country we wanted the money to go to. After voting, we agreed that Malawi, Africa would be the best place to donate the money.

While doing the famine, we realized a few things. We realized that not only does not eating make you hungry, but it affects your energy. We knew that food fuels us, but none of us had ever experienced that feeling before. Also, all of us came to love apple juice, cranberry juice, and water more than we ever had before because juice and water were the only two things we were allowed to eat or drink.

Watching the videos was extremely impactful during the famine. Most of them were facts about hunger, or stories about a certain child stuggling with poverty and hunger in Africa. The stories of these children reminded us that while we know when it’s ending, they have no idea.
Together we raised over $1,500! And that WILL feed a village for a month in Malawi, Africa.

We are so proud of all of the youth and adults that participated, and look forward to doing it again next year! This year’s participants: Samantha, Adam, Sage, Spencer, Owen, Naomi, Clara, Christian, Jessica and Stacey.

Youth Spaghetti Supper, Feb. 11th

On Saturday, February 11th, the youth will be hosting another Spaghetti Supper for your pleasure, which promises to be even better than last year, so you won’t want to miss it.

Serving is scheduled from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Cost is $8.00 adults, $5.00 for kids 12—3. Soda is extra.

There will be a multi-item raffle with some great prizes.

Tickets will go on sale on Sunday morning beginning Feb. 2 or are available through the church office and at the door. Hope you’ll join us and support our youth.

30 Hour Famine Project

The stats are undeniable. 11,000 kids die of hunger every day. These are needless deaths that go unnoticed except by those closest to them.

Our youth group doesn’t think this should go unnoticed, so we’re going without food for 30 hours to raise money so others can eat.

Here’s how you can help:
1. Pray. Ask God to bless our students as they overcome hunger.
2. Volunteer. Come join us during our Famine Weekend.
3. Give. Just $30 can help feed and care for a child for a month.

Donate on our group webpage at or give us a check made out to World Vision. Every donation is tax-deductible!

Our Famine dates: February 25 & 26
Our goal: To raise $1000.
Contact: email

From 11:00 AM Saturday, February 25th through Sunday morning the team will not eat. If you are interested in participating the church office has sponsor packs.

Help our youth make a difference by supporting their Famine effort.

Peace Youth Group Tubing Event

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

I know everyone is wrapped up in getting ready for the holidays, but don’t forget about the Youth Tubing event at Sunburst on Sunday January 15. The cost is $19.00 for 3 hours, The church will pay $5.00 toward the admission for Youth Group members. Guests are welcome, but will pay the full $19.00 admission fee. We are planning on leaving the church at 12:30 and should be back around 5:15

We are also looking for a few additional drivers. Let me know if you would like be a volunteer driver and if you will be tubing too.

Please RSVP to and do not forget to bring the completed TUBING_RELEASE_FORM. You will NOT be able to go if you don’t have a signed form from a parent.

Looking forward to a fun day together.


Caroling Party on December 11th

The holiday season is here and it is time for our caroling party.

Sunday, December 11th from 3:00-5:00pm.

This is an all-church indoor sing-along at Olish Hall.
Cookies, cocoa and cider will be enjoyed by all.

What can you do?

1. Mark your calendar and plan to bring your family to this fun event.
2. Plan to provide cookies or brownies
3. Volunteer to videotape this event.
4. Volunteer to play a Christmas song on an instrument
5. Let us know you are coming so we know how many to plan for.

Please contact Tom Van Rens at 262-825-2674 or letting us know if you are coming, can videotape, can bring cookies/brownies or want to play a song on an instrument.

In the works

Thanksgiving Lock-in
Christmas Service Event
January Winter Tubing
January Middle High Retreat
February Youth Fundraising Dinner
February 30 Hour Famine Project
March Winter Extreme Retreat
Summer Mission Trip

See Tom Van Rens for more details.