YOUTH MISSION TRIP
Friday-Saturday, July 8-9
We will be leaving from Peace on Friday, July 8th.
Sunday-Friday, July 10-15
Once we arrive in St. Louis, we will be serving with an organization called YouthWorks. They arrange and lead mission trips for middle and high school students all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. We will be lead by a group of college students or young adults who will live in St. Louis for the Summer. They will lead us both in service projects, learning about the community, and learning about our faith.
Saturday - Monday, July 16-18
We will leave St. Louis, MO on Saturday, July 16 to return home. We will have a fun day on the 17th and return to church on July 18.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis is a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. Its iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, built in the 1960s, honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America's westward expansion in general.
We will serve St. Louis in a variety of ways, often crossing racial and geographic lines. YouthWorks partners with a number of organizations to come alongside St. Louis’s homeless population, local children, and the elderly. Some things we may help with include: playing bingo, cooking meals, painting houses, shooting hoops, sorting clothes or spending time with community residents. We'll also have an opportunity to discuss race and poverty from a Christian mindset.
2021 Mission Trip Team
The mission trip is open to students in grades 8th-12th in the 2021-22 school year. The trip is $550 per student. A $100 deposit is required to secure your spot. We will have several fund raising opportunities available. Watch your email for details.
St. Louis Stock Fundraiser
The Mission Trip team will have several fundraisers over the next year to help fund the mission trip. The current fundraiser is called "St. Louis Stock."
In the Commons, there is a board with numbered envelopes representing the cost of the "stock" (i.e. the recommended donation.) Take the envelope of your choice, fill out the card inside, and pay for your "stock" by cash, check or online. If paying online, be sure to choose "Mission Trip" from the drop down and check the "cover the fees" box.
After the mission trip, stock investors will receive a special invitation to hear first hand about the mission trip, see pictures and videos and have a delicious meal (provided by friends of the Mission Trip.)
Ways to Pray
Pray for our mission team:
boldness, step out of comfort zone
opportunities to serve, listen & learn
work in humility & unity
physical health & energy to serve
Pray for the community of St. Louis
that we serve well & spread God’s love
for the leaders and residents of St. Louis
for those we serve
for God’s presence and guidance