Community Garage Sale

Come join us on May 6, 2017 for our 3rd annual Community Garage Sale in the parking lot of Maranatha Evangelical Free Church (3340 S. Main St., Rice Lake, WI).  Sale runs from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  NO EARLY BUYING!


Sellers can arrive any time after 6:00am to setup their area.

There are multiple sellers all in one convenient location.  Food concessions are also available and indoor restrooms.

If you are not already signed up, you are still welcome to contact the church office to reserve your space.  715.234.8313  More information for sellers can be found HERE.

To see our 2017 flyer, click HERE.

To download a form for registering, click Seller Registration – Full Page.

We are located 1/2 mile south of Cedar Mall on Highway SS.

Below is a map of the parking locations:

Palm Sunday Breakfast 2017

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All youth are invited to join us in helping serve the church breakfast on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Maranatha Evangelical Free Church.  Thanks to all who have helped with the preparations so far!  We are excited to continue this fun tradition and hope you will be part of it with us.

There are two Sunday shifts.  Youth are encourage to serve one shift and attend service during the other time.

  • Shift 1: 6:45am-10:15am
  • Shift 2: 10:00am-2:00pm

Youth are encouraged (not required) to wear black bottom (pants/slacks/dress/skirt) and a white top.  If you do not have something like this or did not see the notice in time, try to wear a dark bottom and a light top.  Dark blue jeans would work if you don’t have black.

Please wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking around as we serve breakfast to an estimated 300 people.

Don’t forget to bring a smile and a friendly personality and positive attitude.

See you there!

Game Night @ Nords

All youth 6th-12th grade are invited to join us for another Game Night at the Nord’s Saturday, April 1st 6:00pm-9:00pm.  Our address is 610 Haglin Ave., Cameron.

This is NOT an April Fool’s joke.  It’s for real!  And we are planning on making Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs.


If we get enough people to show up that are interested, it would be great to get a game of ultimate frisbee going at the park nearby or at the Cameron High School football field. Sun sets at 7:30, so come early to play outside.

We will be making brownies, served with ice-cream as well as some punch and other snacks.

If some aren’t interested in playing games outside in the beautiful weather, we will have board games and card games set up inside.

Hope to see you there!

Soul Garage @ Skate City March 29

You never know what you might see at Skate City!

All youth 6th-12th grade are invited to join the Soul Garage youth at Skate City for a FUN NIGHT on Wednesday, March 29th from 5:45-8:45pm.  This will be in place of our regular youth group activities.

Parents, please drop off your youth and pick them up directly from Skate City (just south of the movie theater off Highway SS).  You can drop them off any time after 5:45pm.  Please pick them up no later than 9:00pm.

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The cost for this FUN NIGHT is FREE!  Originally, we planned to charge a $3 charge to offset the cost, but Steve and Sarah Miller (Skate City owners) have provided us with a significant discount and the youth budget will cover the remainder.

Included is your choice of quad skates or inline skates, free pizza, and one free drink coupon (juice, water, or pop).

The only thing you would need to bring money for is if you want to buy additional food or additional drinks or plan to play arcade games.

We plan to bring card games and board games for any who want to hang out but don’t plan to skate.  So, even if you don’t want to skate, please plan to come and hang out!

Invite your friends and come join us Wednesday, March 29th!

EQUIP Middle School Retreat

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Due to a scheduling conflict, the EQUIP Middle School Retreat has been bumped back to April 28-29, 2017.  All 6th-8th grade students are invited to join us for a multi-church retreat that we will be hosting at the Soul Garage.  EQUIP is a crazy, fun and life-changing retreat designed to “equip” middle school students to be disciples who make disciples…who make more disciples.  Cost is only $25!

Dave & Rennie Garda from Cadre Ministries will be the speakers.

Registration forms and payment due Wednesday, April 19th!

For more information, check out the EQUIP 2017 brochure.

EQUIP 2017 Brochure

To download the Permission Form or Medical Release Form, go to our Forms page

Christie Mountain Trip

Everyone in the family (parents and siblings) is invited to join us on Saturday, March 4th from 9:30am-9:30pm for a ski/snowboarding/tubing trip to Christie Mountain.  Meet at the Soul Garage at 9:15am to sign in and load up.  We will return to the Soul Garage by 9:30pm.  (If you plan to meet us there, but get in on the group rate, please let us know)


Bring your own food for lunch and supper OR bring money to buy food there at the snack bar.


  • $35 Per Ski Rentals and Lift Tickets
  • $45 Per Board Rentals and Lift Tickets
  • $25 Per Lift Ticket Only
  • Daytime Tubing (Noon-5pm)
    • 1 hour = $12
    • 2 hours = $17
    • 3 hours = $22
  • Evening Tubing (5pm-10pm)
    • Special: 2 tubers for the price of 1 using daytime rates

To sign up to come, fill out the applicable forms below and PAY IN FULL by Wednesday, March 1 to reserve your spot.  Checks for skiing/snowboarding can be written out to Maranatha Evangelical Free Church.

Payment for snowtubing will be done directly to Christie Mtn and will NOT be collected by the Soul Garage.  If you plan to only do tubing, you just need to submit your forms.  If you only plan to hang out and play games at the Chalet, you just need a permission form.

Everyone coming with the group needs to fill out the MEFC Permission Form.  If you went to the District youth conference in January in Green Bay, you DO NOT need to fill out the Medical Release Form, as we already have one on file for you.  If you are under 18 and plan to rent equipment from Christie, you must fill out the Equipment Rental Release Form OR get a paper copy from Pastor Tony of the Full Form for Equipment Rental and have your parent sign that.

NOTE:  If you just want to come and hang out in the lodge, but you do not want to go skiing, snowboarding or tubing, you will just need to fill out the MEFC Permission Form

Christie Mtn Ski/Snowboard Equipment Rental Release Form

Snow Tubing Release Form

MEFC Permission Form

MEFC Medical Release Form  (ONLY if you have not already turned one in since last July).

Community Service Project Feb 1st


On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, we will NOT have our regular youth group gathering at the Soul Garage. INSTEAD, we have a very exciting opportunity to put our faith into action by serving the poor in our own local community through a vital service project at the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Rice Lake.

The Barron County ReStore has been relocated to the strip mall across from Gordy’s Market immediately next door to Pet Supplies Plus.  This is the same area that has Cabin Coffee, Little Caesars, and the Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse. The address is 2500B S. Main St., Rice Lake.  It is only 1 minute from the Soul Garage.

Parents, please plan to drop off your youth at the ReStore and pick them up directly from the ReStore as we will not be shuttling youth back and forth.  You may drop them off as early as 5:45pm if you have other children to get to Awana by 6:00pm.

Pizza and water bottles will be provided between 5:45-6:15pm at the ReStore location.  PLEASE plan to arrive as close to 6:00pm as possible to maximize the time we have to serve.

Here are a few details to be aware of:

  • ALL youth MUST have a waiver signed in order to volunteer.  Waivers are attached (one for minors and one for those 18 or older).  Click minor-form for minors.  Click adult-form for those 18 or older.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to join their teens on this special night and serve together.
  • Community service hours can be gained through this project for school e-portfolio credit or other.
  • Work boots are preferred, but sneakers are acceptable as well. No flip-flops or sandals!
  • Wear clothes you don’t mind getting ruined or dirty – there is a chance they could get ripped or stained.
  • Bring work gloves if you have some.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity, check out this video:

Sermon on the Mount: Part 2



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All youth 6th-12th grade are invited to join us at the Soul Garage Wednesday, January 25th for Part 2 of a new teaching series examining Jesus’ teaching referred to as the Sermon on the Mount recorded in Matthew 5-7.  Come join us as we sit at the feet of Jesus and dig deep into his words about the Kingdom of Heaven.

Youth group runs 7:00pm-9:00pm, but doors open at 6:00pm for those who want to come early to hang out, play games and catch up with friends.

Reminder as well that this Saturday we have a Game Night at the Nords 6:00-9:00pm (610 Haglin Ave., Cameron, WI)



21 Day Challenge: Day 9


Day 9: Ephesians 3:7-13

21 Day Challenge Guide


  1. Take a piece of paper and a pencil.
  2. Turn the paper horizontally and draw a line down the middle.
  3. On the left side, write the Scripture passage out word-for-word.
  4. On the right side, write out the questions (see below) and your responses to the questions.

Today’s Scripture

Ephesians 3:7-13

7I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of Godʼs grace given me through the working of his power. 8Although I am less than the least of all the Lordʼs people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, 9and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 13I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.


  • Who is God?
    • What does this passage tell us about God’s character and nature? What is God like?
  • What is God – the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit- doing?
    • Note what God is doing in this text.
  • Who am I or Who are we?
    • Who or what are we apart from God? Who or what are we because of what God has done for us?
  • How will I live?
    • Note how you will live in light of what you have read.
      • Be specific!
      • Finish this sentence, “Because of this truth, I will…”
    • Ask God to reveal
      • Things you need to add to your life
      • Things you need to take away from your life
      • Things you need to change in your life

Share it!

  • Share what you have learned with a believing friend
    • Ask them to hold you accountable to your “How will I live” response.
  • Share what you have read with a non-believing friend
    • Tell a friend what God has taught you through this challenge.
    • If your friend is interested, this can be a bridge for more spiritual conversations.
    • If your friend is not interested, that’s ok!