Back To School

The first part of this is back to school information for Larkin High School students. Scroll past the 3 numbered points for information for families and programs at Elgin Covenant Church.

Larkin High School students:

  1. Looking for parking? Go to the student parking tab. We are the church right next to the school, and we have lots of room so TELL YOUR FRIENDS too! 
  2. Looking for donuts and beverages every Wednesday morning? That starts up right here at Elgin Covenant Church on August 24. We know about the rule that you cannot bring “outside” food into the school. But take a couple minutes starting at 7 AM and drop in, have a free donut and something to drink, and hang out before the school day begins. 
  3. Looking for homework help? Stay tuned for announcements as we get that organized this fall for one after-school session per week at the church, especially for help in math and science.

Families: The middle of August at Elgin Covenant means it is back to school for students, teachers, and staff. Being located next to Larkin High School (only a grass ditch separates us) and with several kids and learning professionals in our congregation, it makes for a busy time in our church. That is one reason we begin our Fall programs in September — lives are just too hectic to try to launch church programs at the same time that schools are launching their academic years. Here are some important dates:

August 28 is our church picnic, which we will hold on-site. Worship is at 10:30, picnic attire is welcome. Lunch will follow immediately, with places to eat both inside and outside. There will be games for kids. Meat and drinks are provided. You are asked to bring your own disposable table-ware and plates and napkins, and a dish to share. A-K bring a side or a salad, and J-Z bring a dessert.

On Wednesday, September 7, we begin the first of our monthly Kids Club meetings from 6-7:15 PM., for primary-age students (through 6th Grade). Parents will be invited to eat pizza together upstairs for $1/slice while kids eat downstairs for free. The Kids Club sessions this Fall are Sept. 7, October 5, and November 2., and then a special Christmas family event in December.

Sunday, September 11, begins our regular program of G3, the children’s program which takes place during adult worship. Also the nursery for children up through age 3 will be staffed. The Adult Sunday School will begin meeting on September 11 at 9:15 AM.