Jr. High 2018 Trip


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WHO CAN GO ON THE AVON LAKE UCC JH MISSION TRIP?
All youth that are currently in grades 7 or 8 are welcome to attend this trip. You do not have to be a member of this church to attend our summer mission trips. We also have room for 4 male and 4 female adult chaperons.

WHAT ARE THE DATES OF THE TRIP?
The dates of this year’s trip are Sunday, July 15  – Friday, July 20, 2018. We will be departing Avon Lake UCC at approximately 12:00PM on that Sunday and arriving that evening in Cincinnati around 5:00 PM. On Friday, we will be departing Cincinnati at approximately 9:00 AM and returning to Avon Lake UCC around 2:00 PM.

WHERE ARE WE GOING?
Each summer our JH Mission Trip travels to Cincinnati, OH and stays at Washington United Church of Christ in the historic Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati. The church is located at:
Washington U.C.C.
2950 Sidney Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45225
www.washingtonucc.org

HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET THERE?
We will be traveling to Cincinnati in 15-passenger vans from Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Our Adult Leadership Team attending the trip will drive the vans.

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
While we are in Cincinnati we will be doing a little bit of everything. Our main focus during our time there will be to assist the church staff with the summer children’s program that they offer to the neighborhood. Between 30-40 children, ages 4-15 participate in this program. The program provides them with educational opportunities, religious experiences, daily breakfast and lunch and countless other cultural and community activities to help them learn, grow and develop into intelligent and caring young adults. For more information check out the Washington UCC newsletter:

WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
All kinds of stuff. Don’t worry about that now. We will provide you a complete and comprehensive list of what you should bring and what you should NOT bring as we get closer to the trip.

WHAT DOES IT COST TO ATTEND THIS TRIP?
The cost of this trip is $250.00 for church members and $350 for non-church members. We ask for a  $100.00 deposit by February 1, 2018 to hold your spot. Space is limited to 35 youth and 8 adults. Don’t delay in signing up for this life-changing experience. If the cost is something that could prohibit you from attending this experience, please speak to Nate privately. We have many ways to make this experience possible for everyone.

WHAT FORMS DO I NEED TO FILL OUT TO ATTEND THIS TRIP?
Everyone must have the following three forms completed and filled out entirely to attend our trip next July. We are asking that ALL paperwork please be submitted with your deposit by February 1. These forms are available online and at the church.

ALUCC Waiver/Release Form – https://avonlakeucc.breezechms.com/form/be828b

ALUCC Mission Trip Application Form – https://avonlakeucc.breezechms.com/form/bff1ea40

ALUCC Overnight Trip Medications Form – https://avonlakeucc.breezechms.com/form/4221be53

JH Mission Trip 2018_washington ucc waiver

JH Mission Trip 2018_Registration Packet

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GO ON THE TRIP?
There a number of things you need to do to go on this summer’s trip. The first and most important is to pray about this opportunity. Are you ready and willing to serve God and the people in Cincinnati? Next you will need to do the following

1. Fill out all of your required paperwork.

2. Turn in your $100, non-refundable deposit and pay your entire balance before May 1, 2018.

3. Volunteer at all of our fundraisers.

4. Recruit a minimum of 5 people to participate in our Dirty Dog 5K Race.

5. Attend church and Jr. High on a regular basis

6. Attend ALL of the team meetings and/or fundraising events

ARE THERE ANY MANDATORY EVENTS OR MEETINGS THAT I MUST ATTEND?

Yes. We will require that everyone participate in our Dog Wash & Dirty Dog 5K on Saturday, July 20, 2018 (note – the day AFTER we get back). There is a significant cost to pulling off these trips and it is critical that everyone participates and helps in our fundraising efforts. We will be recruiting parents and youth to be a part of our Dog Wash & Dirty Dog 5K planning team. Watch for information about this coming very soon. Our expectation is that everyone either participates or volunteers in the race/walk and/or volunteers for the Dog Wash.
We will also have a team meeting on Monday, June 18, 2018 where we will cover our agenda, covenant, expectations, packing lists and much more. We will introduce you to our leadership team and our Youth Ministries Summer Intern (hired in early 2018) who will be co-leading this trip to Cincinnati.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday, February 1, 2018 DEPOSIT & ALL PAPERWORK DUE

Monday, May 1, 2018 BALANCES MUST BE PAID IN FULL

Monday, June 18, 2018 TEAM MEETING 6:30pm

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Post-Trip REUNION & Worship Planning 10:00am – 12:30pm

Sunday, August 5, 2018 Mission Trip Worship Service

*All dates are tentative and subject to change

QUESTIONS:
If you have any questions between now and June, please don’t hesitate to contact me at nate@thealucc.org or 440.503.2549. Please read our weekly youth ministries email that will have a special section for JH Mission Trip Updates. There will be lots and lots of things you need to know before we get out of here. Be on the lookout.

STAY IN TOUCH:
Every Thursday we send out an email with updates on all of our Youth Ministry programs. Please be sure to check these every week for updates on the trip. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram by following @waypointym.
You can download the trip packet here –  JH Mission Trip 2018_Registration Packet