Dad's Event


"Dads, Donuts, & Discipleship"

Saturday, March 9, 2019

8:00 am - noon

(first talk begins at 8:45)

Grace Church, 200 N. Main St, Elburn, IL

Speakers: Kirk Smith & Israel Wayne

All men are welcome to this free event. 

Bring a friend!

RSVP here

"Benaiah: Raising Biblically Masculine Sons in an Increasingly Effeminate Culture" (Kirk Smith, Executive Director, ICHE)

Benaiah was one of David's top thirty mighty warriors whose lifestyle demonstrates characteristics of true biblical manhood.

"Is Homeschooling Just for Women?" (Israel Wayne, Speaker, Author, Director of Family Renewal)

For many men, homeschooling has been looked at largely as something their wife does. Many believe that if they pay the bills, that is really all that God expects of them. Biblically speaking, what is the proper role for men in the process of home education?

Join us for these two great messages plus a Q&A time. Oh yeah, and DONUTS!

RSVP here

Used Curriculum Sale


Next Sale: Friday May 10, 2019 

9:00 am - noon

Village Bible Church

847 IL Rt 47

Sugar Grove, IL 


 Open to public. Sell your used homeschool curriculum, books and materials here, or shop for your family. Tables are limited. Reservations will be open for non-CHARIS Members beginning on March 15.

Cost is $5 per Seller. Shoppers are free!

 Email to inquire.

Mom's Spring Retreat


You asked for it and now it’s in the works! The CHARIS Moms day retreat is in its early stages of planning. This event will take place in the spring, so stay tuned for details.

Charis Member Events

Co-op Dates


Winter Session 2019 Kicks off on Wednesday, January 23 - March 27, 2019

Deadline to register is Jan 2


CHARIS Membership Required

See Co-op Section for details



Student Expo/Ice Cream Social


Next event: Thursday, May 9, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Village Bible Church, Sugar Grove

The annual Student Expo has long been a CHARIS Members favorite (and not just because it ends with an ice cream social!). Kids enjoy displaying projects they've poured their time and effort into and admiring those of other students, and we've even enjoyed musical and dance performances and live animals (crated/caged, of course).

Now the Expo will also give our budding entrepreneurs a chance to promote their businesses and sell their goods to each other, friends, family and neighbors. Students can sell any number of handmade creations such as baked goods, jewelry, art, crafts, bookmarks, plants—the sky is the limit.

Older students who offer services such as lawn care or childcare are welcome to set up a booth advertising their company to the local community. This event is for CHARIS homeschooling kids of all ages. Even the youngest student can simply bake cookies and practice making change while earning a few dollars.

Fitness Fridays P.E. Classes


FRIDAYS, starting Sept 21

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Village Bible Church, Sugar Grove

Now accepting drop-ins

(Sorry...CHARIS Members Only due to insurance requirements)

$2.50 per student per class

Please RSVP (see email announcement for contact or email

Group Field Trips


Learning doesn't just happen by the book. Join other families for some great field trip events, organized by CHARIS parents. Here are a few excursions already taken, with more to come in 2019!

9/13 - Honey Hill Orchard

 Waterman, IL

10/15 - Klein Creek Farm

West Chicago, IL

10/30 - Oriental Institute of Chicago

 Chicago, IL

11/13 - Montgomery Police Department

 Montgomery, IL

More to come! CHARIS Members, please see Monthly Newsletters, Emails, Facebook Group, and Co-op Board for details on signing up. 

Kick-off Potluck Event


CHARIS Families welcome!

Saturday, Sept 1, 2018

4:00 -7:00 pm

at Village Bible Church, Sugar Grove

Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Sloppy joes and hot dogs, beverages and tableware will be provided.

Fall Festival Talent Show


Friday, November 9 

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Village Bible Church, Sugar Grove

A brand new CHARIS event!

Does your child have a talent or interest that doesn't quite translate to a table display at the annual Student Expo? Would a stage and a microphone, perhaps some musical accompaniment, offer a better platform?

Cue the Fall Festival! 

Vocal or instrumental music, dance, drama, comic routines, magic tricks, poetry recitation, unique abilities—the sky is the limit! Whether your child would enjoy performing in front of a friendly audience, or you would just like to come and be entertained for an evening of fun and fellowship with friends, join us for this celebration of talent.

This festival is slated for November. Watch for more information in the updates email and the next newsletter, which will include location, time, and how to sign up. This could be the start of a new CHARIS favorite!


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