Rachel Conover

Youth Director


Youth Group Meets Sundays 3:30pm

Tuesdays at 5:30

We capped off our “Fruits of the Spirit” Unit in Sunday school with a fun chalkboard creation. The youth wrote out some of their favorite scriptures on A-framed chalk and dry-erase boards to keep at home. In youth group we did a tropical fruit tasting and marveled at the diversity and beauty in all things God creates(especially Dragon Fruit:)


For the Month of November we will be conducting a Soda free challenge in the Youth room:)

 I will supply lots of water, flavored sparkling water, teas and lower sugar alternatives. 


Our biblical theme for November will be Loaves and Fishes and Biblical Hospitality. How did Christ care for the multitudes by providing them physical and spiritual sustenance? How did these miracles help spread the gospel and the teachings of Christ? How might we try to develop this kind of generosity in our own lives? 

To help us put these teachings into practice the youth will prepare and serve the Nov. 10th Brunch. This will include a cooking lesson on bread (and cinnamon rolls) making the day before. Parents are welcome to attend as well. 


The youth will also be helping out with the Dec.7th Breakfast with Santa event in partnership with our Little Shepherd PreSchool. We will be selling Cinnamon Rolls and Chocolate Chip Cookies as a Youth Group Fundraiser in addition to helping out with the little ones. Elf costumes and/or Ugly Christmas Sweaters are strongly encouraged! 

They youth have asked to do a white elephant gift exchange afterwards with a Christmas Party. I will supply food and beverages the youth will supply the white elephant gifts:)


We will also be collecting items for the Mutual Ground Wishlist in November. I have attached a link here and will send the information home with youth this weekend. 




Important Dates-Upcoming Events


Youth Group Brunch Take Over -November 10 at 8:00am

-We will be hosting the November Brunch. This will be a fun way to show our appreciation to the church and for the youth to learn how to make some of their favorite breakfast foods



Cooking Class  Sat. November 9, at 2pm-4pm

 Parents are welcome to attend if this time doesn’t work please let me know and we can look into an earlier or later option. 


We are working with Dickson Valley Campground to find a Sunday in November for a Youth Group work/play day. 

The youth can spend some time with another local youth group doing some helpful work around the campground and then get to use the facilities for fun and games. 

So far it looks like Nov. 24 might be a good pre- holiday fit if this works for most families. 



Breakfast with Santa and White Elephant Christmas Party Sat. Dec. 7 at 8am - Noon 


Office hours:

Monday- Friday 9AM-3PM





5W. Washington St.

POBox 695

Oswego, IL 60543


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Sundays at Good Shepherd

Traditional Service

8:15 to 9:15 am

Education Hour (all ages)

9:30 to 10:30 am

Contemporary Service

10:30 to 11:30 am

Handicap/ Hearing Impaired Accessible