The summons must be given to you or someone that lives with you. The complaint will tell you why you are being sued, and the amount the plaintiff is suing for.
The summons will tell you where and when to go to court. This is called the return date. You must appear in court on the return date. If you lose the summons, call the circuit clerk in the county where the case was filed, and ask when your return date is.
Changing a small claims court date
If either party has a very good reason for missing court on the return date, then they can ask for the date to be pushed back. This is called a continuance.
Learn more about Changing a court date.