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The STARS ministry offers many special activities and events throughout the year. There are adult and family retreats, square dances, baseball games and many other fun activities. Be sure to check back here regularly to see what is coming up next!





    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 12-2:30 P.M.

    Bowling for the whole family with bumper lanes and bowling ramps available. Food is available for purchase and there will be several raffles and silent auctions for many prizes.
    RSVP by emailing Ray Klein or calling him at (630) 858-1237.

    Who: All STARS, their family and friends
    Where: Fox Bowl, Butterfield Road in Wheaton
    Cost: $8 per bowler (includes two hours of bowling and shoe rental)


                                                                                                                                              • buddy break 

                                                                                                                                                FRIDAY, november 3, 6:30 P.M.

                                                                                                                                                Buddy Break (BB) is a free respite program provided by College Church in partnership with Nathaniel's Hope Buddy Break. Kids with special needs (ages 14 and under) and their siblings (ages 2-12) make new friends and enjoy all kinds of activities while their caregivers get a break. The first hour includes group activities in the gym, snacks from home and puppet Bible Stories. During the second hour, kids can choose from four different stations/rooms: music activities, table-top games/puzzles/crafts, large motor skill physical games (ie. beach balls) and a quiet sensory room. Every child with special needs has their own buddy for the evening.

                                                                                                                                                Click here to register beginning October 18.
                                                                                                                                                Registration closes Sunday, October 29, 5 p.m. or when full.
                                                                                                                                                Questions? Contact Shelley Swanson.

                                                                                                                                              • friday night fun 

                                                                                                                                                friday, NOVEMBER 3, 6:30 p.M.

                                                                                                                                                Friday Night Fun (FNF) is a free respite program offered by College Church for teens and adults with special needs (ages 15 and older). FNF always lives up to it's name! Participants choose between recreation in the gym, crafts, table games and activities like Karaoke and Bingo. The evening closes with Bible skits, singing and prayer. If this is your STAR's first visit to FNF, we request a parent or guardian stay with their STAR for the evening.

                                                                                                                                                Click here to register beginning October 18.
                                                                                                                                                Registration closes Wednesday, November 1, 5 p.m. or when full.
                                                                                                                                                Questions? Contact Beth Gunther.

                                                                                                                                              • STARS DADS 

                                                                                                                                                THURSDAY, november 9, 6:30 P.M.

                                                                                                                                                STARS Dads meet for dinner, activities and prayer.
                                                                                                                                                Contact Doug Linhardt for location details.

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