Making a difference

illuminate U - Making A Difference

June 24th, 2018

Making A Difference is an experience designed to help you discover why we are illuminate church and what it means to be an illuminator. This class will teach you how to let the light (Jesus Christ) shine within your world and how the local church will help you reach your full spiritual potential in Christ.

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Family Vacation at Weeki Wachee Springs

June 30th, 2018

$22.50 - $35

We're gearing up four our illuminate youth family vacation! We will be caravanning to Weeki Wachee Springs where we will enjoy kayaking, swimming, jumping and time together. It is a 4-mile kayaking trail in the crystal clear waters of the springs. This event is not just for our students, but also for any of their family that would like to come along.

We will meet at the illuminate youth building Saturday, June 30th. Please arrive BY 7:30 so we can check-in everyone appropriately and make sure all attendees have necessary transportation.

It is a two-hour drive to the state park where they have asked to arrive early for check-in and a quick informative demonstration.

7:30 am - Arrive at illuminate youth room
8 am - Departure
10 am - Arrival to State Park. During this time everyone will be able to apply sunscreen, pack necessary items, and prepare for the kayak trip as needed
10:30 am - Brief training/informational course by an instructor
11 am - Kayaks launched
3 pm - Arrive at exit ramp with shuttles back to our vehicles
3:30 pm - Bathroom breaks, change of clothes, etc. People can leave at their own pace at this point
3:45 pm - Returning to the illuminate youth room (some may not need to return to the office)
5:45 pm - Arrive at the illuminate youth room or return home if able

Please indicate in your registration if you are willing to be a driver for this event

If you have not filled out a consent form for 2018 please do so. If you're not sure please fill one out for certainty

Two-Seater Kayaks
These kayaks are $45 each, but you will see $22.50 when signing up. This is because two people will be signing up for ONE, therefore splitting the cost. i.e. you are signing up your two sons for a tandem and you don't understand why it is asking you to pay $22.50 twice. You will pay $45 because you have two students in a tandem.


What about lunch?
Please bring your own lunch (sandwiches, subs, snacks, etc) as well as water (plenty of it). You are permitted to bring a cooler NO LARGER THAN 14x14. The cooler cannot styrofoam and is not permitted to contain ANY glass.

What should I wear?
A swimsuit, hat, water shoes, suntan lotion, and insect repellent (if sensitive to insects). In addition, rain gear (if rain is expected) and a jacket for the cooler months.

What is prohibited?
The following items are not allowed on the Weeki Wachee River: alcoholic beverages, pets, inflatable inner tubes, rafts or similar flotation devices (inflatable kayaks or boats that are USCG approved are permitted only after Boating in Florida staff inspection), motorized vessels of any type, Styrofoam or glass items, and fireworks are all prohibited.

Can we bring inner tubes or other flotation devices?
No, only approved USCG inflatable kayaks or boats. A Boating in Florida staff member must inspect the inflatable prior to launch.

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Fuge Camp 2018 - Centrifuge

July 6th - July 10th, 2018


July 6-10th we are heading back up to Black Mountain, North Carolina for Fuge Camps! Last year was great and this year is going to be even better so come hang with us.

For your week at Fuge Camp it will be exciting, fun, loud, and maybe even messy. There are close to 1200 other students joining in on the fun so you don't want to miss it. Students will have time in activities of their choice throughout the week, the free time each day to spend with their friends and leaders, time in small groups, engaging and powerful worship and teachings, and yes....even delicious all you can eat food for each meal of the day.

We will depart on July 6th from the illuminate youth room at 4am!
We will return to the illuminate youth room on July 10th at 10pm!

We would LOVE for you and your friends to join us for this amazing week!

Track Choices:

Creative Arts
Creative Movement - Participants will
learn a creative movement set to a contemporary
Christian song and be provided resources
for how to start creative movement
ministry at home.
Percussion - Students will learn how to read
rhythm charts and will practice patterns and
rhythm. Using trash cans, buckets, and other
“found” percussion instruments, students will
perform a “Stomp” style piece during closing
celebration. Beginners and experienced
drummers are welcome.
Interpretive Sign - Students will spend time
learning the manual alphabet and conversational
signing. Students will make a distinction
between sign language and interpretive
sign, and will learn a simple interpretive sign
song. They will perform this during closing
Crafts - Students will work on a specific craft
project throughout the week, such as bead
bracelets, t-shirt art, tile mosaics, paper making,
candle making, etc. A supplies fee of $5
will be charged.
Creative Painting-Students will use the
medium of painting to express themselves
creatively. They will paint on canvas. Paintings
will be sold at the end of the week for
Guitar - This class is strictly for beginners
and is not a performance track! If you know
more than three chords, you are not a beginner.
Students will learn strum patterns and
basic chords.
Worship Leadership - Students will discuss
philosophy of worship, techniques
for planning a worship service, technology
(sound, lights, multimedia), and other issues
pertaining to worship leadership.
Drama - Participants will learn the basics
of drama, improvisation, mime, etc.
Students will rehearse a drama to be
performed in closing celebration and be
provided with resources for how to begin a
drama ministry at home.

Ropes Track - Campers will participate
in ropes course, climbing wall, zipline and
other adventure rec initiatives.
Adventure Track - Campers will participate
in kayaking, paintball and laser tag.
Backpacking - This track will teach basic
skills and equipment use for backpacking.
Campers will experience an overnight
backpacking trip.
Hiking - Students will hike on trails around

Lifestyle Evangelism – Students will discover
how to live their lives in such a way
to lead others to Christ.
Sports Ministry - This track is not an outdoor,
active track. Students will learn how
to use sports as a ministry to reach people.
Missions – This track is designed to educate
campers about missions and mission
opportunities as well as provide hands-on
ministry in the local community.
Spiritual Gifts – This track is designed for
campers to learn about spiritual gifts and
discover their individual gifts by completing
a spiritual gifts survey.
The Man Track – This track will explore
what it means to be a godly man, how to
be involved in healthy relationships with the
opposite sex and within the family, and life
skills such as independence, decision making,
integrity, team player and excellence.
Apologetics - This track will provide students
with proof of and a defense for Christianity.
Christian Leadership –This track will look at
key leadership characteristics and the role of
the servant leader in today’s world.
For Girls Only – This track will teach Biblical
principles for living a godly life, help to build
a healthy self esteem and self image, provide
proper perspective and knowledge about
health and the body and discover biblical
dating principles.
How to Grow in Your Faith – This track will
provide an opportunity for students to get to
know God on a deeper level by strengthening
their discipleship through such disciplines
as worship, solitude, prayer, fasting, service,
study and more.

Rec Track - Campers will participate in
kickball, gagaball, and mini golf.
Sports Track- Campers will participate in
battleball, flag football, and softball.
Active Track - Campers will participate in
basketball, soccer, and volleyball.
Frisbee Track - Campers will participate
in disc golf, ultimate frisbee, and miscellaneous
frisbee games.
Table Games - Students will have the opportunity
to play a variety of fun board and
card games including checkers, dominoes,
UNO, Monopoly and many others.

Growing spiritually

illuminate U - Growing Spiritually

July 8th, 2018

The Growing Spiritually experience is designed to teach the fundamental steps of growing in Christian maturity. This class will show the importance of studying God’s word, prayer, living within biblical community, and sharing Christ. We will discover how to foster growth in our lives as well as how to help others do the same.

Parent's Night Out

July 13th, 2018

Parents - are you in need of a date night? Leave the kids with our illuminate kids team and take some time together!

Kids will enjoy crafts, pizza, and a movie on the large screen at the church offices while you enjoy an evening out.

This event is open to children 4 years - 5th grade. Check-in will begin at 5:45pm.

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Ladies Lunch - SUMMER

July 15th, 2018


Join us from 12:00 - 2:00pm at illuminate church Offices, 1134 Celebration, BLVD., Celebration, Florida 34747. Our Summer Menu theme is Summer Salads! Sign up to bring your favorite Salad! Think outside the box on this one! Fruit Salad, Italian Panzanella, Mediterranean Orzo Salad, Teriyaki Chicken, Southwest Salad, Taco Salad, etc. Our amazing volunteers will be providing the Desserts and drinks!

Food drop-off at church office before service is from 9:15am-9:30am.

We would love for you to join us for this special time of community! We host a Ladies’ lunch four times a year, and they are a potluck style event. We’d love for you to register to bring some delicious food with you.

NEW - Childcare offered! Please Let us know if you need childcare and for how many children.

Through intentional connections we find common ground across age, interests, demographics, and race. Whether you have been an "illuminator" for years or are brand new to the church, this event is for you! Come away filled up with a desire to love one another as we share life together. Join other women (18+, please) for heart-warming conversation!

Discovering freedom

illuminate U - Discovering Freedom

July 22nd, 2018

Discovering Freedom is designed to help you become who you were created and redeemed to be. In Christ, we have the ability to enjoy a high level of spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical freedom. Obstacles such as lack of understanding, fear, and unforgiveness can lead to uncontrolled emotions, compulsive thoughts, destructive behaviors, or broken relationships. All of these hinder our joy and spiritual power. Discovering Freedom teaches and assists us in engaging the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome these obstacles so that we can experience the abundant life that Jesus provided for us.

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Discover illuminate

August 5th, 2018

Discover illuminate is designed to provide you more information about illuminate church as well as help you catch the vision for all God has in store both for you and illuminate church. You’ll get the chance to meet and hear from Pastor Tim, hear about our history, and find out why we believe God’s greatest work is still being done right here in Central Florida. By the end of Discover illuminate, you’ll have every opportunity to know what Next Steps to take to get more connected and involved at illuminate church.

The event will be right after Sunday service at approximately 11:30 a.m. at our church office located at 1134 Celebration Blvd, Celebration, FL.

Note: If you register online, let us know the names of all who will be attending and if you will need childcare. Childcare is available for children ages 3-10. This way we will make sure we have plenty of food for everyone and enough childcare workers set to serve the children.