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 2017...
WAVE will be traveling to the streets of Hollywood, California. Some of the questions we hear most often are, “Why does Hollywood need service?”, or “Why would we send our kids as missionaries to the glitz and glamour of a city paved with red carpets?” Hollywood is a district of Los Angeles, not an independent city. The word “Hollywood” also functions like a brand identity in the world’s imagination, in that it conjures up images of movie stars, fame, fortune, Bentleys and Aston Martins. (And, furthermore, those images are often shot in Beverly Hills!) While the Hollywood Hills are home to many celebrities, the neighborhood of Hollywood Presbyterian Church is one of the lowest-income neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Amidst world-renowned studios like Paramount and Warner Brothers, much of the district feels like an industrial area. Given that Hollywood is also linked to the dreams of many would-be actors, musicians, and filmmakers, we have droves of people coming here every year from all around the world in hopes of “making it big.” The competition is huge, success is not easy, to say it mildly. Teams are often shocked to witness thousands of homeless folks walking up and down the streets, many of whom are in their 20s and 30s. Not only that, with the recent recession and the housing crash, many Los Angeleans find themselves unable to make ends meet, pay rent or mortgages, and many live “one paycheck away from homelessness.” This has deeply affected teachers, service workers, even screenwriters and actors.
Riptide will be traveling to Nashville, Tennesse for a week 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 email@example.com
“And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”