Change In, Change Out Celebration and OBT Prayer & Praise Night

Dear Metro Youth,

You WILL NOT want to miss this event:

On April 20, 2007 you were challenged to take a 64 ounce milk jug, fill it with change for one year, and give it away to World Services. The idea was that God could use our small change to make a huge change in the world. This Friday, April 18, we will culminate this project with the first ever Change In, Change Out Celebration and Prayer and Praise Night at the Oak Brook Terrace Corps.

This meeting is going to include a bunch of cool elements such as testimonies, worship, an offering featuring different worship styles around the world, a segment about realizing that we can change things in the world, and powerful messages by Sarah Kincaid and Justin Rose about how God speaks to us through World Services and World Missions. And of course, we will announce the grand total at the end of the meeting!

Here’s what you should bring:

-Your Change In, Change Out Jugs Pre-Counted!

-Your Friends.

-Your Bibles.

-A focused attitude of worship.

Here’s what you should know:

-We’re asking you to count your change jugs before you come to ensure that we will be able to announce the grand total at the end of the meeting.

For directions to the Oak Brook Terrace Corps (1 S. 415 Summit, Villa Park, IL 60181-3906) please click here.

Are you coming? RSVP to our Facebook event.

Do it!

IMPORTANT Change In, Change Out INFORMATION


Dear Change In, Change Outers,

Friday, April 18th is the Change In, Change Out Celebration! Are you ready? Yes, this is also, sadly, the last Prayer & Praise Night of the school year. We want to announce the total of what everyone raised by the end of the Prayer & Praise Night meeting. But order for that to happen, you absolutely must come with your change already counted. Here is what we would like you to do:

Step 1: Remove change from jug (don’t lose any…)
Step 2: Count all of your change by hand – hopefully this takes a while!
Step 3: Put all your change back in the jug
Step 4: Write your total on your jug in permanent black marker
Step 5: Bring your jug with yourself to the Change In, Change Out Celebration at the Oak Brook Terrace Corps (1 S. 415 Summit, Villa Park, IL 60181).
Step 6: Celebrate the night away

You must count your change and bring it ahead of time. No if’s, and’s or but’s about it! Tell everyone you know that is doing Change In, Change Out to do this. Harass them if need be (in a Godly way..)

See you there!

Change In, Change Out!


Give your money! For the Change In, Change Out Celebration is near!

In all seriousness, there is only one month left to collect change for the Change In, Change Out Campaign. If you haven’t collected a lot, don’t feel bad. Just do the best you can between now and Friday, Arpil 18th to collect the most change you can. Drop it in your jug, and then come to the April Prayer & Praise Night Change In, Change Out Celebration at the Oak Brook Terrace Corps to turn it in. If you’re planning on coming to this, RSVP on our Facebook event!

If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s only going to be one more chance: the East Chicago Prayer & Praise Night NEW LIFE! on Friday, March 28th. If you won’t be able to make it to East Chicago, you could always find your own jug, write your name and corps on it and put all your change in that. If you are planning on coming, RSVP on our Facebook event

Why do Change In, Change Out? Simple: Every single red cent that you put in that jug will go directly to the Army’s World Services which helps build schools, hospitals, orphanages, and HIV/AIDS clinics. Every single penny.

Like one before me has said: “Think inside the jug.”

Change In, Change Out

On April 20th, youth from the Metropolitan Division responded to a challenge to raise money to help end global poverty through the “Change In, Change Out” campaign. Youth were given a 64 ounce milk jug and were asked to fill it up with change over the course of a year. The goal of this project is to teach youth that the acts of tithing and service are acts of worship.

The money that is collected will be contributed to The Salvation Army World Services fund which provides such resources as HIV/AIDS clinics in Africa, homeless feeding services in Russia, micro-enterprise development in the Philippines, and homes for orphaned and abandoned children in Mexico.

If you would like to be a part of the “Change In, Change Out” campaign please start collecting change and email Eric Himes for more information. Change In, Change Out Jugs will be distributed at upcoming Prayer & Praise Nights and will be collected next year at the April 18th, 2008 Prayer & Praise Night.

Think inside the jug.