Workcamp (Mission Trip)
At Pass-A-Grille Beach UCC, we pride ourselves on being a mission church...
.. We believe that one of the greatest ways we have to show our love for God and for others is by the way we serve them. Our goal is to help youth learn how to live out their faith by the way they care for others! Whether it is through a Workcamp, or a few hours spent preparing food for the homeless, we believe in serving others.
One of the greatest ministries our youth programming provides is the opportunity for our youth to travel to various sites every summer and experience the joy that comes from giving of one’s self. We have committed to taking the senior high youth overseas once every four years so that each of them will have the opportunity during their high school years, to experience life in a culture very different from their own. These Workcamps have been life changing experiences, not only for the individual youth involved, but for the entire group.
We seek to find new ways to reach out to our local community through service projects and volunteering as well.
Summer of 2018...
WAVE will be traveling to Fairbanks, Alaska June 7-16
To many, Alaska stands as America’s final frontier—beautiful, rugged, and maybe even a little dangerous. But for those few who call Alaska home, hardship is constantly knocking at the door, especially for the elderly. The extreme weather conditions, the annual risk of wildfires, the tension of different cultures living in close proximity, a surprising number of homeless people (especially teenagers), and high rates of alcoholism, domestic violence, and sexual assault—make it anything but a glamorous and inviting place to live at times.
Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:
Perform upkeep at local Christian campgrounds
Help lead Vacation Bible School for local church
Fellowship with and play with young kids at local church
Work on various community outreach projects
Riptide will be traveling to Loveland, Colorado June 23-29
Week of Hope is packed with practical acts of love and service. Students build meaningful connections as they serve people through our strong partnerships with local ministries and nonprofit organizations. They'll learn Christ-like empathy and compassion for others as they meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of disadvantaged children, youth, and adults.
As students serve in the name of Jesus, they’ll develop friendships with the people being served, with other teams, with their own youth group, and, most importantly, with Jesus. Denominational differences disappear as like-minded youth work together for a common purpose. and work side by side with youth helping serve the community through various means of service outreach.
For more information on how to sign up contact Jeanne Haemmemlmann at (727) 360-5508 ext 6 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
“And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”