May 5–7: We will join the other churches in the Southwest Ohio NALC Mission District for our first ever youth retreat. We have been so impressed with the level of maturity and faith witnessed in the middle school students at other camp opportunities. Every student should have this opportunity and we are excited that we can offer it to our students this year. The retreat will be held at Camp Chautauqua in Miamisburg, Ohio (http://www.thecampbytheriver.com/). We will have time to worship, time for fellowship, time for Bible Study, time for fun. The cost will be $150 per camper. Email Trish Vulgamore at: email@example.com if your son or daughter is interested in attending. A $50 deposit is due by March 15.
June 25–July 1: Summer mission trip to Chillicothe, Ohio. This trip is through Group Works. We will be working with over 400 youth from across the US to repair and rehab homes in Chillicothe and the surrounding area. We have spots for 10 kids and two adults. The cost is $250 per camper. A deposit of $50 is due by March 15. You can find more information about this trip at https://groupmissiontrips.com/trip-types/home-repair/chillicothe-oh-2017/. This trip is open to students going into 7th grade through graduating from high school.
If you have any ideas for service projects, please contact me to discuss. Possibilities include working with IHN’s Heaven n Hearth ministry, working with IHN to rehab their new residential facility, helping with Upward game day, Easter Aldi’s outreach, and working with St. Vincent’s or another local pantry. If you have a passion for any of these ministries and would like to help coordinate an event, please contact me.