Summer 2015

Summer Happenings

We have some summer activities coming your way, so keep checking here for updates on this post or on our Facebook Page for more information! Here are the basics:


Each summer, churches in Delavan partner together to put on a week of VBS. Similar to previous years, all students going into 3rd-6th grade will be at the Presbyterian Church (201 W. 4th St.) and all younger students will be at the Methodist Church (417 Locust St.). VBS begins on Tuesday, June 2nd and goes until Friday, June 5th from 9:00-11:30AM. Both churches can always use more volunteers, so find a church leader and let them know if you’re interested! We hope to see you in June!

Kidz Club

This will be our 5th annual summer of Kidz Club! Kidz Club is best described as a summer long VBS for students going into Kindergarten and up to 5th grade. We also invite any students in middle school, high school or college to volunteer with us, as we teach the younger ones the basics about following Christ. Starting on June 17th, we will meet each Wednesday from 10:00-11:30AM at Lake Park and then will walk to the Presbyterian Church (201 W. 4th St.) for a free lunch at noon. The Presbyterian Church is opening this lunch to any student, so even if your child does not attend Kidz Club they are more than welcome to eat lunch with us! We ask that each child attending Kidz Club or minor student who will be volunteering to fill out the appropriate forms. Please, either mail your forms to P.O. Box 78 in Delavan or bring the filled out form with you to the first day of Kidz Club. We will also have some available each week, so don’t worry they can start on any Wednesday! Here are the forms:

Kidz Club Application      Youth Volunteer Application

Wish List

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Family Nights

We’ll have our family cook-out nights with games and fellowship at Lake Park every 2nd Sunday of June, July & August. Anyone is invited to come and we ask that you bring a side or dessert to share, if possible. Feel free to stop by if you see a bunch of people grilling out on a 2nd Sunday evening!

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Common Ground’s Annual Golf Outing

This year, our Annual Golf Outing will be on August 8th at Lick Creek  in Pekin, IL. First tee time starts at 11:30 and there is a dinner for sponsors, golfers and their families after (location TBA). It’s 75$ per golfer and each team is comprised of four players. We also have three levels of sponsorship donations if you would like to simply give financially. All proceeds made goes directly back into the community through our building project at 310 Locust (future coffee shop/bakery), upkeep at our community garden, benevolence employment through the Thrift Store and other programs (such as Kidz Club). Fill out the forms below and send them to P.O. Box 78 if you are interested in supporting us.

Golfer Form             Sponsor Form

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New Thrift Store Hours!

And finally, we have some new updates on the Common Ground Thrift Store (412 Locust in Delavan, IL) to share! We have a new manager (Julie) who officially took over in May and some new volunteers working the register too. We’re incredibly excited to welcome Julie and support her as she adds her special touch to the store. We are now open every Thursday from 4-8pm, Friday from 9-5 and Saturday from 9-4. We also accept donations every Monday night from 6-8 but will not have the register open for sales (it’s our cleaning night). If you are interested in donating, volunteering or shopping, please check out our Facebook Page for updates and to contact us directly!

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