Student Ministry is headed to Columbia County, NY on a Reach Mission Trip from July 5-11, 2020. We will be painting, repairing houses, and constructing porches, steps, and wheelchair ramps, as well as other unique projects that might be assigned. The projects selected are appropriate for the age group attending and each camper is assigned to a project with their skill level in mind. Construction skills are not a requirement to attend a Reach Mission Trip. A servant's heart and "go-get-em" attitude are the most useful tools to bring to the work camp.
Students will receive 40+ service hours along with gaining valuable life skills and on the job experience while meeting and having fun with students from other churches.
Plan to attend an information meeting on Sunday, March 1 at 12:15 pm in the Student Lounge. Students are strongly encouraged to invite their friends to join us.
Ministering since 1992, Reach Mission Trips is a week-long mission of service to low-income communities. Working with local agencies and/or local churches, our mission trips seek to make an impact on homeowners, communities, students and adults who attend. It is a life-changing experience as campers participate in activities that build community and self-esteem, encourages spiritual growth, and enables them to understand their role in combating poverty. Reach strives to be the industry leader by providing the highest quality Christian mission trips for middle school and high school youth groups.
About Columbia County, NY
- $ 41,915 Median household income, almost half of Somerset County’s $76,933.
- Food, shelter and necessity costs tend to be much higher than other parts of our nation.
- Many residents live paycheck to paycheck and do not have extra reserves. When a roof unexpectedly leaks, or a starts to rot, or a family member becomes wheelchair bound and needs a ramp, there is little ability to pay for these repairs or additions.
- Many residents are not eligible for grants or loans to assist with home repairs.
Registration is required to participate. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Participants will have the opportunity to fundraise to help cover the cost of the trip. Cost is $600/student.
We need adult volunteers! Consider participating in this life-changing volunteer experience. All volunteers must undergo a mandatory background check. The cost for adult volunteers is $250/person. Please complete the online VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION.