2016 Youth Mission Trip and Stay Recap
This summer was filled with exciting service opportunities for youth. From June 11th-18th, eleven of our senior high youth traveled to the Navajo Reservation in Fort Defiance, AZ, for their summer mission trip. They spent the week helping and learning at Good Shepherd Mission! The youth did everything from cleaning, to painting, to planting blue corn! They hiked, saw a medicine man and native dancers, and ate delicious Navajo tacos! It was humbling to work with the Navajo people and to learn about their struggles, culture, and traditions.
Then, back in St. Louis, five of our junior high youth had their “mission stay” from June 21st-24th! The week was spent working with many of our outreach partners, including The Haven of Grace, Beyond Housing, and Episcopal City Mission! Each day closed with a fun activity around St. Louis. These 6th and 7th graders picked up trash, planted sweet potatoes, baked cookies, cleaned, and hosted a carnival booth at ECM’s Summer Celebration! It was a fantastic week full of service and fun.
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Senior High Trip: Washington, DC; June 10-17, 2017 (rising 9th graders-graduated seniors)
This summer, our senior high youth will be going to Washington, DC for our annual Mission Trip! We will be working in DC with those experiencing homelessness and hunger through an organization called Youth Service Opportunities Project. We will stay at a local Episcopal Church, take public transportation and walk to our service sites, and learn how we can better serve and stand beside our brothers and sisters in Christ. There will also be ample time to enjoy our nation’s capital, and on the last day we’ll be white water tubing in Maryland! Please contact Jillian Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to sign up!
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Junior High Mission Stay: June 20 – 23
This summer we will be having a “Mission Stay” for our 6th and 7th grade youth, where we spend the day assisting with our outreach ministry partners and other ministries, and then do something fun around St. Louis! Pick-up and drop-off will be at the church each morning and afternoon. The week will run Tuesday, June 20th– Friday, June 23rd, so contact Jillian if your youth is interested!