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Third Presbyterian Church

1221 Custer Avenue, Rockford, IL  61103
Phone: (815) 962-7889; Fax (815) 962-9133


Groups - Night Crusaders

We are Third Presbyterian's high school youth group.

We are one of the area's most active high school youth groups. 

Our 2011-2012 Night Crusader Officers

President   Hannah Bankson
Vice  President   Hunter Stromquist
Secretary   Morgan Olson
Treasurer   Miranda Lingelbach

What is a Night Crusader?

A Night Crusader is any high school youth that wishes to be one.   It is not necessary to be a member of Third Presbyterian Church to be a Night Crusader.  All that is required is that  you participate and interact with all in the group.

We are active all 12 months of the year.  Each month we strive to balance our events with Planning, Study, Service and Fun while keeping the spirit of Christian fellowship in each gathering. 

Planning and Study happens at 'Games and Learning'  held on the first Sunday each month 6:00 PM at the church.

Service happens throughout the year for projects both in and outside the church (e.g. publishing the annual Birthday Calendar, Children's Clothes Closet,  Roast Beef Dinners, Church Clean-up Day, Trunk or Treat, the Easter Sunrise Service, our annual Mission Trip and helping as ushers and leading 'Learning Time' during the worship services.

Fun and Fellowship:  Some of our 2012 events include Snow Tubing; White Water Rafting; Bowling, an Ice Hogs Game, Laser Tag, Pirates Cove mini put tournament and our annual Mission Trip in the summer.  You will notice the Mission Trip fits both catagories, service and fun!

 Annual Mission Trip:  Every year the Night Crusaders go on a mission trip.    Once again, you do not need to belong to Third Presbyterian to go on the mission trip, but you must belong to the Night Crusaders and be active (regular attendance) in the group.

We Have a Bus!

The Night Crusaders (High School Youth) obtained a bus for use in youth events and other church events. Contributions are always welcome to help cover the costs of our bus!

What is YAC?

YAC is the Youth Advisory Committee.  YAC (the adults of Third Pres and officers of Night Crusaders meet once a month to organize and plan all the activities and events of the Night Crusaders.  

YAC's responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Making arrangements for all events Providing transportation when needed Chaperoning events Providing spiritual growth Being there for the kids when needed

To be on YAC, you do not need to have a child active in Night Crusaders, you only need to have the desire to want to make a difference in each of the young people's lives.