Soul Garage Kickoff: Sept. 14

Parking Lot Palooza


All youth 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to join us for our Parking Lot Palooza youth group kickoff event on Wednesday, September 14th from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  We will be using the far southern part of the Maranatha Evangelical Free Church parking lot.  Parents can drop off youth at that end of the parking lot, NOT at the Soul Garage.  See the attached map:



We will have some messy games, so please dress in clothing that can get wet, muddy, and dirty and bring a change of clothes and towel for the end of the night!

The weather forecast is for cool fall weather (temp will probably be in the 50’s , but not much wind and no rain at this point).  Bring warm clothes!!

  • Free food: hot chili, hot dogs, popcorn, caramel apples, and hot chocolate
  • Pie eating competition
  • Spray paint art station
  • Basketball
  • 9 Square in the Air
  • Bonfire and s’mores
  • Music videos
  • Hunger Games (non-lethal version)
  • Mud Pit Tug of War

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Don’t forget to register and pay your $25 deposit for our Fall Retreat at Camp Shamineau due this Wednesday, September 14th!!  Limited space available!  We plan to fill up, so sign up early.  With this being our first year with 6th grade students joining us at youth group, we will be encouraging 6th graders to attend our Middle School Retreat in the spring, but our other two big events (Fall Retreat & Districts) will be limited to 7th-12th graders.

Invite your friends to come join us as we kickoff another great year growing closer to God and together at the Soul Garage.


September 21st will be our first regular night in the Soul Garage!

September 28th we have a special night planned called Parent Night where we will be inviting parents to come join us for the entire night so you can see what we are all about and also meet for 20 minutes alone with Pastor Tony to hear the vision God has given him for the youth group and ask any questions you may have.  Partnering with parents is a priority for us at the Soul Garage and this is one way we hope to strengthen that partnership, so please join us if you can!

Fall Kick-off BBQ & Bonfire – RESCHEDULED!



Due to a significant amount of rain and a saturated ground, the Soul Garage Kickoff BBQ & Bonfire is RESCHEDULED to this Friday, September 4th 5:00-10:00pm! Please help us pass the word to your friends.  Sorry to those that will be unable to join us on Wednesday due to football or family plans.  All the necessary info is below:


All youth 7th-12th grade are invited to join us Friday, September 4th from 5:00-10:00pm at Mark & Sonja Kuhrt’s house for the 2015 Fall Soul Garage Kickoff Bonfire.  Address is 1817 19th Avenue in Rice Lake.  Free food.  Free fun.  Free games.  Invite your friends.  Bring clothes for outdoor games and running shoes. Bring clean clothes to change into after the wet games!

If you haven’t already seen videos from Facebook or YouTube of Kiddie Pool Kickball, check it out by clicking HERE or watching below. It’s supposed to be epic, but we will let you decide.  Bring swimwear or clothes that can get wet and soapy.

We will also have our new 9 Square In the Air game set up.  If you have never seen this game played, check it out by clicking HERE or watching below:

There will be an opportunity for youth to share what God has done in your life this summer during an open mic time.  Come prepared to encourage one another and share your vision for our youth group for this year.  We will also spend some time digging into the Word of God, so bring your Bibles!  Bring a lawn chair if you want.