Children's and Youth Ministry Volunteers

Whether you're teaching kids and youth in Sunday School, leading art at VBS, cooking dinner for Sunday night programming, running games at HarvestFest, attending a youth retreat, or coordinating our Christmas Eve Pageant...Kingswood Kids and Youth need YOU!!

The most valuable resource we have to help kids and youth see God, is to be the people in the church who show Him. We're supposed to do what Jesus did...show up in the lives of others so they can see God. Volunteers invested in the lives of kids and youth, is one of the most important things we can be.

Leaders who connect with kids and youth in a SMALL group over time, have the potential to make a BIG impact on their faith.

Mandatory Safe Sanctuaries Training

God calls us to make our churches safe places, protecting children and other vulnerable persons. God calls us to create communities of faith where children and adults grow safe and strong. Safe Sanctuaries is the movement and initiative to fulfill this call upon us.

Every volunteer must be Safe Sanctuaries trained in order to work with children, youth, and vulnerable adults.  
Our Safe Sanctuaries policy at Kingswood requires each volunteer to...
  1. Complete the Children, Youth, Vulnerable Adults Worker Application
  2. Complete the Safe Gatherings Training
  3. Review Kingswood's Safe Sanctuaries Plan

2024-2025 
Volunteer Calendar
Sunday School

  • Check Your Dates: Please select each month's calendar tab to review who is volunteering and where. 
  • The Week Before: If you are signed up for that week, you will receive a reminder email, along with that week's specific lesson plans.
  • ??? = Spaces that Need Volunteers: Are you available? Reach out to Jenn or Kate to sign up for an open space!
  • Can't Make It? If you are unable to volunteer on a date you are scheduled for, please email/call/text Jenn or Kate as soon as possible!
  • Timing: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins (8:45 @ BG and 9:45 @ DF) to pray as a group and review the plans together.
June 2024 Calendar
BUFFALO GROVE
JUNE 2024 June 2
(Summer Sunday School begins)
A Church For All 
June 9
(Start in Sanctuary…
Children’s Sermon)
Pajamas & Popt’art’s
(Corinthian Creatures) 
June 16
(Father’s Day)
Maribel’s Year 
June 23
(VBS Begins!)
Strictly No Elephants 
June 30
The Three Little Mittens 
Nursery
0-23 months
 
Debbie G. Debbie G.
Kim D. Kim D.  Carol E.
Nursery
2-4 years
Emily G. Sally A. Lori C. Paula S.Sue E. 
K-5th grade Jenn S. Jenn S.Jenn S. Jenn S. NO SS
K-5th grade Rebecca R. Zane I.Beth W. Chris L. NO SS
K-5th grade  (Extra) Denise G. Lindsey R.Molly L.  NO SS
Youth Kate L.

Jill G. 
Kate L. Breakfast:
Ed L.
Kate L. No Youth SS 
Youth Beth H.Breakfast:
Jim S.
 Ken J.
No Youth SS

DEERFIELD
JUNE 2024 June 2 
(Summer Sunday School begins)
A Church For All 
June 9 
Pajamas and Popt’art’s
(Corinthian Creatures)
 
June 16 
(Father’s Day)
Strictly No Elephants 
 
June 23
(VBS Begins!)
The Three Little Mittens 
June 30 
Maribel’s Year 
 
preK-5th grade 
Cathy S.Kathy M. Caitlin E.Caitlin E.Caitlin E. 
preK-5th grade Zane I.Sue H. Lianne P. Alice S. Christina M.


July 2024 Calendar
BUFFALO GROVE
JULY  
2024
 
July 7
The Man and the Vine 
July 14 
(Start in Sanctuary…
Children’s Sermon)
Pajamas & Popt’art’s
(straight lines/curves art) 
July 21 
The Ferris Wheel 
July 28 
Walking Trees 
5th Sunday of the month 
Nursery
0-23 months
 
Debbie G.
Debbie G.
Kim D. Carol E.NO FIFTH SUNDAY 
Nursery
2-4 years 
Liz S. Sally A.  Lori C.
Paula S. 
K-5th grade Jenn S. Jenn S. Jenn S. Jenn S. 
K-5th grade Rebecca R. Zane I.Beth W. Lani V. 
K-5th grade  (Extra)Lindsey R. (Extra) (Extra)
Youth Breakfast:
Jim S.
No Youth SS
Mission Trip 
Kate L. Kate L. 
Youth Breakfast:
Aaron N.
Jim S. Ken J. 
Youth Food Pantry:
Alex N. 
 NONE
Youth Food Pantry:
???

DEERFIELD
JULY  
2024
 
July 7 
The Woman and the Wheat
July 14 
Pajamas and Popt’art’s
(straight lines/curves art) 
July 21 
Walking Trees 
 
July 28 
The Ferris Wheel 
5th Sunday of the month 
preK-5th grade 
Alice S.Kim G. ??? ??? 
NO FIFTH SUNDAY 
preK-5th grade 
Lianne P. Sue H.Christina M. Alice S. 

August 2024 Calendar
BUFFALO GROVE
AUGUST
2024
 
August 4 
The Walking School Bus 
August 11 
(Start in Sanctuary…
Children’s Sermon)
Pajamas & Popt’art’s
(name art)
 
August 18 
(Blessing of the Backpacks)
Joyful Song: A Naming Story 
August 25 
Maybe a Whale 
5th Sunday  
of the month
 
Nursery
0-23 months
 
Debbie G.
Debbie G.
Kim D. Kim D.NO FIFTH SUNDAY 
Nursery
2-4 years
Liz S. Sue E.  Lori C.
Paula S. 
K-5th grade Jenn S.Jenn S.Jenn S.Jenn S. 
K-5th grade  Lindsey R.Zane I.Beth W.Lani V. 
K-5th grade (Extra) Lindsey R. Lindsey R. (Extra)
Youth Breakfast:
Debra
Kate L. Kate L. Kate L. 
Youth Breakfast:
Aaron N.
Sarah L.Betsy A. Kendel F.
Youth Food Pantry:
Alex N.
 NONENONENONE 
Youth Food Pantry:
Paul

DEERFIELD
AUGUST
2024 
August 4
Joyful Song: A Naming Story 
August 11 
Pajamas and Popt’art’s
(name art) 
August 18 
(Blessing of the Backpacks)
Maybe a Whale 
August 25 
The Walking School Bus 
5th Sunday  
of the month
 
preK-5th grade
Alice S.Kim G. ??? ??? 
NO FIFTH SUNDAY 
preK-5th grade
Lianne P.Sue H. Christina M. Alice S. 

September 2024 Calendar
BUFFALO GROVE
SEPTEMBER
2024
September 1
Topic
September 8
Topic
September 15
Topic
September 22
Topic
September 29
Topic
Nursery
0-23 months





Nursery
2-4 years





K-5th gradeNo Kid SS



K-5th gradeNo Kid SS



K-5th grade(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)
Middle School YouthNo Youth SSEd L.


Middle School YouthNo Youth SS
Ryan F.

High School YouthNo Youth SS
Jim S.

High School YouthNo Youth SS




DEERFIELD
SEPTEMBER
2024
September 1
Topic
September 8
Topic
September 15
Topic
September 22
Topic
September 29
Topic
preK-5th grade




preK-5th grade




October 2024 Calendar
BUFFALO GROVE
OCTOBER
2024
October 6
Topic
October 13
Topic
October 20
Topic
October 27
Topic
5th Sunday of the month
Nursery
0-23 months




NONE
Nursery
2-4 years




NONE
K-5th grade



NONE
K-5th grade



NONE
K-5th grade(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)NONE
Middle School YouthFood Pantry:
Alex N.
NONE (Fall Retreat)Ed L.
NONE
Middle School YouthFood Pantry:
Debra
NONE (Fall Retreat)

NONE
High School YouthBreakfast:
Aaron N.
NONE (Fall Retreat)

Jim S.NONE
High School YouthBreakfast:
Paul
NONE (Fall Retreat)

NONE

DEERFIELD
OCTOBER
2024
October 6
Topic
October 13
Topic
October 20
Topic
October 27
Topic
5th Sunday of the month
preK-5th grade



NONE
preK-5th grade



NONE
November 2024 Calendar
BUFFALO GROVE
NOVEMBER
2024
November 3
Topic
November 10
Topic
November 17
Topic
November 24
Topic
5th Sunday of the month
Nursery
0-23 months




NONE
Nursery
2-4 years




NONE
K-5th grade



NONE
K-5th grade



NONE
K-5th grade(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)NONE
Middle School YouthBreakfast:


NONE
Middle School YouthBreakfast:


NONE
High School YouthFood Pantry:


NONE
High School YouthFood Pantry:


NONE

DEERFIELD
NOVEMBER
2024
November 3
Topic
November 10
Topic
November 17
Topic
November 24
Topic
5th Sunday of the month
preK-5th grade



NONE
preK-5th grade



NONE
December 2024 Calendar
BUFFALO GROVE
DECEMBER
2024
December 1
Topic
December 8
Topic
December 15
Topic
December 22
Topic
December 29
Topic
Nursery
0-23 months





Nursery
2-4 years





K-5th grade




K-5th grade




K-5th grade(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)
Middle School YouthFood Pantry:



Middle School YouthFood Pantry:



High School YouthBreakfast:



High School YouthBreakfast:Ryan F.



DEERFIELD
DECEMBER
2024
December 1
Topic
December 8
Topic
December 15
Topic
December 22
Topic
December 29
Topic
preK-5th grade




preK-5th grade




January 2025 Calendar
BUFFALO GROVE
JANUARY
2025
January 5
Topic
January 12
Topic
January 19
Topic
January 26
Topic
5th Sunday of the month
Nursery
0-23 months




NONE
Nursery
2-4 years




NONE
K-5th grade



NONE
K-5th grade



NONE
K-5th grade(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)NONE
Middle School YouthBreakfast:


NONE
Middle School YouthBreakfast:


NONE
High School YouthFood Pantry:


NONE
High School YouthFood Pantry:


NONE

DEERFIELD
JANUARY
2025
January 5
Topic
January 12
Topic
January 19
Topic
January 26
Topic
5th Sunday of the month
preK-5th grade



NONE
preK-5th grade



NONE
February 2025 Calendar
BUFFALO GROVE
FEBRUARY
2025
February 2
Topic
February 9
Topic
February 16
Topic
February 23
Topic
5th Sunday of the month
Nursery
0-23 months




NONE
Nursery
2-4 years




NONE
K-5th grade



NONE
K-5th grade



NONE
K-5th grade(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)NONE
Middle School YouthFood Pantry:


NONE
Middle School YouthFood Pantry:


NONE
High School YouthBreakfast:


NONE
High School YouthBreakfast:


NONE

DEERFIELD
FEBRUARY
2025
February 2
Topic
February 9
Topic
February 16
Topic
February 23
Topic
5th Sunday of the month
preK-5th grade



NONE
preK-5th grade



NONE
March 2025 Calendar
BUFFALO GROVE
MARCH
2025
March 2
Topic
March 9
Topic
March 16
Topic
March 23
Topic
March 30
Topic
Nursery
0-23 months





Nursery
2-4 years





K-5th grade




K-5th grade




K-5th grade(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)
Middle School YouthBreakfast:



Middle School YouthBreakfast:



High School YouthFood Pantry:



High School YouthFood Pantry:




DEERFIELD
MARCH
2025
March 2
Topic
March 9
Topic
March 16
Topic
March 23
Topic
March 30
Topic
preK-5th grade




preK-5th grade




April 2025 Calendar
BUFFALO GROVE
APRIL
2025
April 6
Topic
April 13
Topic
April 20 
Easter
April 27
Topic
5th Sunday of the month
Nursery
0-23 months


NONE

NONE
Nursery
2-4 years


NONE

NONE
K-5th grade

NONE

NONE
K-5th grade

NONE

NONE
K-5th grade(Extra)(Extra)NONE
(Extra)NONE
Middle School YouthFood Pantry:NONE (Palm Sunday)
NONE

NONE
Middle School YouthFood Pantry:NONE (Palm Sunday)
NONE

NONE
High School YouthBreakfast:NONE (Palm Sunday)NONE

NONE
High School YouthBreakfast:NONE (Palm Sunday)NONE

NONE

DEERFIELD
APRIL
2025
April 6
Topic
April 13
Topic
April 20 
Easter
April 27
Topic
5th Sunday of the month
preK-5th grade



NONE
preK-5th grade



NONE
May 2025 Calendar
BUFFALO GROVE
MAY
2025
May 4
Music Ministry Sunday
May 11
Topic
May 18
Topic
May 25
Topic
5th Sunday of the month
Nursery
0-23 months




NONE
Nursery
2-4 years




NONE
K-5th gradeNONE



NONE
K-5th gradeNONE



NONE
K-5th gradeNONE
(Extra)(Extra)(Extra)NONE
Middle School YouthNONE

NONE (Confirmation Sunday)

NONE
Middle School YouthNONE

NONE (Confirmation Sunday)

NONE
High School YouthNONE

NONE (Confirmation Sunday)

NONE
High School YouthNONE

NONE (Confirmation Sunday)

NONE

DEERFIELD
MAY
2025
May 4
Music Ministry Sunday
May 11
Topic
May 18
Topic
May 25
Topic
5th Sunday of the month
preK-5th grade



NONE
preK-5th grade



NONE

2024-2025
Volunteer Calendar
SNL/Special Events

  • Check Your Dates: Please select the calendar tab to review who is volunteering and where. 
  • The Week Before: If you are signed up for that week, you will receive a reminder email, along with that week's specific lesson plans.
  • ??? = Spaces that Need Volunteers: Are you available? Reach out to Jenn or Kate to sign up for an open space!
  • Can't Make It? If you are unable to volunteer on a date you are scheduled for, please email/call/text Jenn or Kate as soon as possible!
Sunday Night Live (SNL)
  • These events occur in the Buffalo Grove Activity Center on Sunday evenings from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
  • Dinner is open to all from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Activities are split into age groups from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.


9/8/2410/6/2410/27/2411/10/2411/24/2412/8/241/19/252/23/253/16/253/30/25
Dinner Host(s)

Jim G.Jim G.Friendsgiving




3rd-5th grade Leaders









6th-12th grade Leaders









Parent Group Leader(s)










Youth Special Events
  • Youth special events happen once a year. 
  • The days/times are unique to each event.
  • You can sign up for one, some, or all events!

Dates
10/12-10/13/24: Youth Fall Retreat
  • Kate
  • ???
12/14/24: Christmas in Chicago
  • Kate
  • Rev. Clayton
  • ???
2/7-2/8/25: Youth Lock-In
  • Kate
  • ???
2/19/25: Easter Eve Prep Meeting
  • Kate
  • ???
3/12/25: Easter Eve Prep Meeting
  • Kate
  • ???
Others may be added...check back for more!
Interfaith Worship Experiences
Planned Experiences
5/29/24: Islamic Society of Northwest Suburbs (Saturday Open House @10:45 am)
  • Kate
  • Rev. James
10/13/24: Willow Creek, South Barrington (Sunday @ 9 am after retreat)
 
Additional Locations and Dates TBD (possible ones are listed)
  • BJBE Synagogue (Friday @ 6 pm)
  • Beth Am Synagogue (Friday @ 7 pm)
  • Beth Judea Synagogue (Friday @ 7 pm)
  • St. Paul African American Methodist Episcopal Church (Sunday @ 10 am)
  • St. Mark UMC (Sunday @ 10 am)
  • Niagra Foundation (March interfaith dinner)
  • St. Mary Catholic Church (Saturday 4:30)
  • Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox (Sunday @ 8:15 or 9:30)
Youth Volunteer Events
Planned Events
  • 9/7/24: Paint-a-Thon
  • 10/19/24: Harvest Fest
  • 11/2/24: Bernie’s Book Bank
  • 11/13/24: World Kindness Day project
  • 1/11/25: Feed My Starving Children
  • 2/7-2/8/25: Parents Night Out Babysitting
  • March TBD: Orphans of the Storm or Community Feast
  • 4/12/25: Easter Egg Hunt
  • April TBD: Special Olympics

Summer 2025
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Youth Summer Mission Trip

Ongoing
  • PADs from October-April set up and clean up
  • First Sunday of each month 9-10 am: Food Pantry prep