This Friday and Saturday we all the men (including those of the little variety) are invited to join us at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, IL for all things manly (sleeping outdoors, grilling food, fire, fish, and chocolate).  Our campground reservation begins at 3pm on Friday and we will check out around 3 on Saturday so make sure you are ready for 24 hours of fun!  Important details below:


Location: Pere Marquette State Park Group Campground (13112 Visitor Center Ln, Grafton, IL 62037)

Dates/Times: You can show up any time on or after 3pm on Friday May 12, 2017.  (Please give us an idea if you will be coming later so we are on the lookout for you)

Who is Invited: Anyone with a beard or who could grow a beard, or who one day may grow a beard (pretty much all guys and boys)

What Will we be Eating: Meat!  Specifically, hamburgers for dinner on Friday, breakfast burritos on Saturday morning, and hotdogs on Saturday afternoon.  Food will be provided, but please feel free to bring snacks, drinks or other food if you would like.

What Will we be Doing: If cavemen did it we likely will be as well

Do I Need to be an Experienced Camper/Wilderness Man/Wild Animal?:  No! We have someone who will help us become those things

Things to Bring:

  • Pants and Shorts
  • Shoes for hiking
  • Sweatshirt jacket for evening
  • Bug Spray
  • Tent (Let us know if you don't have one as we can come up with come extras)
  • Sleeping Bag / Balnkets (see note above)
  • Pillow
  • Flash Light
  • Bible
  • Fishing Poles
  • Knife/hatchet (not for the kids)
  • Baby wipes/Toilet Paper
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Balls, games etc. for fun!


More Information:  If you haven't RSVP's please do so to  If you have any questions you can contact Pastor Michael at that email or at 618-973-3751.  See you Friday!!!