Youth Group mission trip to Valdez

UMYF (our youth group) is planning their mission trip to Valdez, Alaska to help renovate apartments at the Valdez Senior Center. The trip is planned for May 31 through June 4, 2015. The group will travel via car and van to Valdez and stay at the Lutheran church. They may also be doing some work for the newly expanded Valdez Food Bank.

This trip is open to anyone who will be 13 through 18 years old, or has completed 6th through 12th grade by the end of this school year; participation in youth group events this year is not required to be eligible for this mission trip. It is not necessary for any youth to pay out of pocket to participate in the mission trip this year because of continuous fundraising through the Supreme Bean coffee shop. Interested youth, please contact Sandra Woods at umyfleaders@umcchugiak.org.

We are also looking for at least two more adults, one woman and one man, to accompany us. Any adults who accompany the youth on this trip must be Safe Sanctuary qualified, so please contact Sandra for more information.

The youth continue to staff the Supreme Bean on the main level, under the sanctuary. There is no budget line for Youth Group in the church budget so we rely completely on the congregation’s generosity.