Sr. High Mission Trip 2022


It’s SH Mission Trip time. We are excited for next summer’s trip to Cherryfield, ME. We will be spending a week in June serving with our friends at Maine Seacoast Mission. We will be leaving on June 11 and returning on June 19. The cost of the trip is $450 for church members and $550 for nonmembers. We only have space for 75 teenagers. Don’t miss out. Sign-up today!

You can download a trip information packet HERE.


WHERE ARE WE GOING?

We are going to be traveling to Cherryfield, Maine to spend a week working with an organization called Seacoast Mission (www.seacoastmission.org). Since 1905 this organization has been serving and helping and caring for the people of this community. Bar Harbor is a well-known tourist destination, but the need outside of this community is great. We will be working on wheelchair ramps, siding projects, painting jobs and other home rehabilitation and improvement projects. Seacoast Mission rehabilitates or rebuilds 20 houses every single year.  

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?

We will be doing all sorts of construction work – big and small to help those in this community. It could be anything from framing to painting, siding to roofing, laying carpet, installing windows, removing debris, fixing, tweaking, building, dismantling, creating and so much more. You will be challenged and if you’ve never touched a hammer in your life….don’t worry – we have something for everyone.

WHO CAN GO ON THE TRIP?

Our Sr. High Mission Trip at Avon Lake U.C.C. is open to all youth currently in grades 9-12. YES, you can bring a friend. You do NOT have to be a member of our church to attend this trip or a member of any church.

WHEN IS THE TRIP?

The trip is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2022 to Sunday, June 19, 2022. We will leave at 9:00AM on Saturday and return around 4:00PM on Sunday. 

HOW MUCH WILL THE TRIP COST?

This year’s trip will cost $450.00 per person for ALUCC members. For non-members the trip will cost $550.00. This includes travel, lodging, t-shirt, construction materials, tools, equipment and food. Meals during travel, souvenirs and similar items are additional expenses for each participant. We have scholarships and financial aid available for ANYONE who cannot afford the cost of our trip. A $100, non-refundable deposit is due by February 1st, 2022 to secure your spot. All balances must be paid in FULL by May 1, 2022. Checks may be made payable to Avon Lake United Church of Christ. Please DO NOT let cost affect your decision to go on this trip or not. If you are concerned about the cost, please contact Nate privately and we can discuss your concerns.

WHAT COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN PLACE?

Our church council along with our COVID Advisory Team will be actively involved in any requirements and restrictions surrounding these trips. ALL participants must be fully vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus at least 2 weeks before we go on our trip. Your children’s safety and well-being is our number one concern. We will have much more information regarding this as we get closer to the summer.

PAPERWORK:

You must have the following forms completed to participate:

2022 SH Mission Trip Registration Form  

2021-2022 ALUCC Registration & Waiver/Release Form

2022 SH Mission Trip Medication & Emergency Consent Form

Seacoast Mission Volunteer Permission Form

ALUCC COVID Waiver Form

SH Mission Trip Roofing Waiver (coming soon)

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 Maine? Next you will need to do the following:

  1. Complete all of your forms
  2. Turn in your $100, non-refundable deposit by February 1st, 2022
  3. Sign-up a minimum of 2 teams for our Cabin Fever Corn Hole Tournament
  4. Volunteer at all of our fundraisers.
  5. Put the entire list of MANDATORY dates on your calendar and don’t overbook yourself
  6. Attend church and Sr. High on a regular basis
  7. Attend ALL of the MANDATORY meetings and/or fundraising events

WHAT NOW?

Stay in touch and watch our weekly email and our social media for regular updates. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @waypointym or search Avon Lake U.C.C. Youth Ministries on Facebook. Every Friday we sent out an email with updates for all of our youth ministry programming. If you don’t receive these emails, I encourage you to sign-up HERE to be added to our mailing list. We are so excited to have you join us on this adventure next summer. It will be life-changing, inspiring, transformational and a reallllllly, realllllly good time. If you have any questions between now and June, please don’t hesitate to contact me at nate@avonlakeucc.org or 440.503.2549. Get ready… this will be the #bestweekever.