This summer, UBC is planning an intergenerational mission trip to Washington D.C! We would love for any and all of you to join us! Learn more and sign-up below!
Our trip will be July 26 – July 31. We will be working with a mission program called Urban Hands, part of City-Gate Ministries. City-Gate was founded through Calvary Baptist Church in downtown D.C., and coordinates programs allowing church groups to engage with inner-city populations through a number of different mission projects. Our group will work with a children’s summer camp, engage in building improvements, and work at community centers, shelters, and soup kitchens that serve those who are currently homeless. More information about Urban Hands/City Gate can be found here: http://www.city-gate.org/cg/index.php/programs/urban-hands
In addition to the hands-on mission projects, our group will have a daily reflection time, engaging with a devotion series that has sessions to prepare us for the trip ahead of time, as well as sessions to help us reflect on our experience after we return. There is also an educational component of the trip during our time in D.C. to help us better understand the needs/lifestyles of people living in poverty, allowing us to better relate with those whom we will serve during the week.
Transportation: We will drive personal vehicles to and from D.C., and to our worksites each day during the week. If you are willing to drive your own car, please indicate this on the sign-up form!
Accommodations: We will be staying in a hotel near our worksites, 4 people to a room. Breakfast will be at the hotel, lunch will be bagged lunches, and dinners will be coordinated through the Urban Hands program (all meals are included in the price).
Cost: $275 per person. The church will cover part of the cost, but we will also have a couple of fundraisers, and ask that each family contribute to the cost of the trip.
Who can come? Anyone! Because this is an intergenerational trip and because there are different types of work available, anyone can join us. Children under 12 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
To sign up for the trip, please:
- Complete this short online form: Sign-up now!
- Secure your spot with a $50 deposit. You can turn it in to Erin or the church office.
Please complete your registration by the first week in March!