Jr. High Mission Trip 2023
We invite you to join us for our 2023 JH Mission Trip. The dates of the trip are July 16-21, 2023. All students in grades 7 & 8 are invited to join us on this year’s trip to spend a week with our friends at Washington U.C.C. in Cincinnati, OH. Only 35 spots available. The cost of this experience is $300 for church members and $400 for nonmembers.
You can download an information packet HERE.
WHO CAN GO ON THE AVON LAKE U.C.C. 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 16 – Friday, July 21, 2023. We will be departing Avon Lake U.C.C. at approximately 12:00PM on that Sunday and arriving that evening in Cincinnati around 5:00PM. On Friday, we will be departing Cincinnati at approximately 9:00AM and returning to Avon Lake U.C.C. around 3:00PM.
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
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 www.washingtonucc.org.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO ATTEND THIS TRIP?
The cost of this trip is $300.00 for church members and $400 for non-church members. We ask for a $100.00 deposit by February 1, 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 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:
- Fill out all of your required paperwork beginning on Monday, January 2, 2023
- Turn in your $100, non-refundable deposit and pay your entire balance before May 1, 2023.
- Volunteer at all of our fundraisers.
- Recruit a minimum of 5 people to participate in our Dirty Dog 5K Race.
- Attend church and Jr. High on a regular basis
- 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 22, 2023 (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 Wednesday, July 5, 2023 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 Assistant, Maddie Stiles, who will be attending this trip to Cincinnati as well.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 DEPOSIT & ALL PAPERWORK DUE
Monday, May 1, 2023 BALANCES MUST BE PAID IN FULL
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 TEAM MEETING 6PM
Monday, July 31, 2023 Post-Trip REUNION & Worship Planning 12PM – 1:30PM
Sunday, August 6, 2023 Mission Trip Worship Service 10AM – 11AM
*All dates are tentative and subject to change