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Senior Youth Camp

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014
Location: Camp Williamson, Carlinville, IL

August 4-8 our Youth Group will be at Lake Williamson Christian Camp in Carlinville, Illinois for their summer camp.  This year the theme of the camp is “Who Do You Say I Am?”.  The cost for camp is $299.00.  For more information please call the church office at (217) 378-5278.

Youth Group Family Bonfire

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Time: 6-9pm
Location: David & Melissa Jones' Home

We want to invite all of the teens of Unity and their parents to join us this Saturday, June 1, from 6-9pm, at the Jones Family Home for an evening of bonfire food and fun! We would love to just spend some time with you and your family as we kick off the summer months. Simply RSVP by emailing Pastor Dan, and bring either a bag of chips or a 2-liter of pop to share with the group! We’ll provide the other goodies. Just make sure you come ready to have some fun!

Summer Camp Just Around the Corner!

Junior Camp, July 22-26 – Unity Baptist Church is taking a group of 3rd-5th graders to Camp Manitoumi in Lowpoint, IL, at the end of July for a fun week of summer camp! If your child is interested in going to camp, please see Emily and Andrew Barnhart.

Teen Camp, July 15-20 – Unity Baptist Church is taking a group of 6th-12th graders to Northland Camp in Dunbar, WI, during the middle of July for an awesome week of fun in the sun at teen summer camp! If your teen is interested in joining us on this trip, please see Pastor Dan.

Registration forms for both camps are in the lobby! If you would like to go, please take one and turn it in ASAP!


Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Time: 2pm-8pm
Location: Mahomet Seymour High School Field House, 302 West State Street, Mahomet, IL 61853

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the thunderstorms rolling in Friday and Saturday, we are moving our outdoor Mayday 3on3 Basketball Tournament indoors at the Mahomet Seymour High School Field House. In order to do this, we had to change the time of the tournament from the morning to 2pm-8pm in the afternoon. We will still have all the great basketball, food, prizes, and competition; so make sure you do your best to show up!

New Tournament Location:
Mahomet Seymour High School Field House
302 West State Street
Mahomet, IL 61853

New Tournament Time:
This Saturday, May 4, 2013

You can still register online at up until Saturday morning. Otherwise, you can register at the door. $10 required at door to play.

Shuttle Service: A shuttle service will be provided for players from Unity Baptist Church to the Mahomet High School Field House at 1:30pm if a player cannot get a ride to Mahomet. Please arrive before 1:30pm on Saturday at the church to use this service! Thank you!

MAYDAY 3on3 Basketball Tournament on May 4th

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Unity Baptist 404 S. Duncan Rd.

We would love you to join us for our 4th Annual MAYDAY 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on May 4, 2013. MAYDAY 3-on-3 is a basketball tournament for students in the greater Champaign-Urbana area which is held outdoors at 404 S. Duncan Rd. To compete, you must be in the 6th-12th grade and have a team of at least 2 other players by May 4, 2013.

The entry fee is $10 per player. Player must be a part of a team of 3-5 players. Teams can consist of no less than 3 players and no more than 5 players.***SPECIAL DEAL IF YOU REGISTER BY APRIL 29*** $25 for a team of 3; $35 for a team of 4 or 5. Registrations must be turned in and paid in full for entire team to get the discount.

To register, please fill out a Tournament Registration Form online at For more information and exciting videos and pictures from previous years, please visit, our Facebook Page, or contact the Tournament Director, Dan Neighbors, at 217.649.3359 or by email at

Teen Snow Camp, February 7-9

Date: February 7-9, 2012
Location: Northland Camp

SNOW CAMP, FEB. 7-9, 2012, Sign Up Now!!

If you haven’t heard yet, we are taking the teens to Northland Camp on February 7-9, 2012, for Snow Camp! We’ll leave Thursday, February 7th in the morning, and we’ll get back on Saturday, February 9th around dinner time. This will be a weekend packed full of team competitions, daily preaching, and one-on-ones with terrific counselors! You’ll be able to ride the tubing hill, play hockey or ice skate, as well as test your skill at Cageball Chaos. Plus you’ll be involved in special events like late night snacks, and even breakfast in bed! When it’s time to come in from the cold, you can grab a drink at the coffee shop, the Daily Grind, or hit the full-size gym for some basketball, volleyball, or indoor soccer. This Snow Camp is a great time to get away from the busyness of school and have fun with your youth group as well as meet some new friends!

We’d love for each of our teens to plan to join us for Snow Camp! You’ll get permission to get out of school for Thursday and Friday to enjoy an awesome time with other teens your age in the snowy wilderness of Wisconsin. The cost is $75 if you register this week, and $100 if you register after this week. All you have to do is talk with your parents and get their permission to go, and fill out this Registration Form. To save $25, please make sure you let me know you’re coming by the end of this week! If you’re at all interested, please email me ASAP!

For more information about Snow Camp: check out the Northland Camp Website, download the brochure, or give Pastor Dan a call!

UNITE Youth Christmas Party

Date: Friday, December 21, 2012
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: Al & Keni Gapinski's Home

One of my favorite youth events of the year is coming up this month on Friday, December 21, from 6-9pm: The Annual Teen Christmas Party and Gift Exchange! Last year we hung out at the Youth Center and played a special Christmas Minute-To-Win-It where the teens competed to see who could complete some nearly impossible tasks in 60 seconds. This year we’ll be heading to the Gapinski’s home for a night filled with crazy gifts, festive games, and yummy treats fit for the Christmas party to end all parties. Just make sure you bring a Christmas gift to exchange with everybody else (Rule: make sure you wouldn’t mind getting this gift yourself which means dirty diapers are out). We look forward to seeing you all there! Be sure to bring your Christmas cheer with you! For more information or a ride, contact Pastor Dan!

UNITE Youth Group Video Scavenger Hunt

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Time: 5-9 pm
Location: Unity Youth Center

This Saturday night, November 17 at 5pm, the Unity Youth Group will be heading out into the streets of Champaign-Urbana for The UNITE Video Scavenger Hunt! Their goal is to figure out clues and complete a list of crazy tasks which are spread out across town. They will have to stop at restaurants, businesses, cemeteries, statues, peoples’ homes, and many other places to accomplish each task. With a digital camera in hand, they will take video and pictures of each stop to document their tasks.

The goal of the night is to be the team which accomplishes the most tasks on the list correctly. Tasks may include standing on your head, singing embarrassing songs, finding well known citizens of Champaign-Urbana, proposing to Wal-Mart greeters, and many other things you normally wouldn’t do. Good thing we’re documenting everything with photos and video so that we can watch it all when we get back to the youth center! Don’t worry though, your embarrassing moments won’t go to waste; the winning team will receive prizes that will make the other teens wish that they had been so lucky!

This is going to be a fun night that you get to do things you’ve never done before or even thought about doing. So invite a friend to join us in the craziness! Just meet at the Youth Center at 5pm! We’ll have pizza and pop to give you refreshment after you get back from driving all over town. Just bring $3 to help out with the cost. You won’t regret that you came!

CLUB 52 Banquet To Be Hosted By The Youth Department

Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Unity Youth Center

On October 28 at 6:00 p.m., the teens of Unity Baptist Church will be putting on a special banquet for all those involved with CLUB 52. If you are a member of CLUB 52, we would like to invite you and your family to a dinner in your honor at the Youth Center. The teens will show their appreciation to each member of CLUB 52 for their generous donations by serving them as waiters and waitresses on this night! If you have donated to the youth fund in the last year in any way, we would like to thank you for all of your help this year as well as update you on what has been going on with our teenagers. Please plan to join us for this special evening! If you are planning to join us, please make sure you sign up at the church or see Pastor Dan & Laura.

Teen Bonfire Bash

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Jones Family Home

This Saturday, September 29th, from 5-8 p.m. Unity Youth Group will be meeting at the Jones’ home for an awesome night campfire food and some crazy games out in the dark! This is going to be fun night to bring a friend and hang out and chill with friends in this awesome fall weather. We hope to see you there! If you have questions, please contact Pastor Dan.