“When we go on mission trips to serve others with humility, it changes those we serve for sure. But it also changes us. And that can be a very, very good thing.”

 –Rev. Kibbie Laird from a sermon titled, “Why Mission Trips Matter,” June 2014

PROVIDENCE, RI MISSION TRIP

JUNE 25 – 30, 2017
MSYG/HSYG (THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED 6th – 12th GRADE)

Orientation for this trip was held on April 23rd.  

Orientation packet forms:

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Signup Deadline
We have already put in our church’s deposit. Last day to register is December 15th, 2016. December 31st, 2016.

Materials received after Dec 31st will incur a $100 late fee.
We have already paid installments on these trips; it is imperative we have correct
numbers and deposits.

Registration & Application Forms
Click here to download, complete and return the application and release forms, along with your payment check by Dec 15th to Rev. Kibbie Laird.

Location
Providence, RI (a 2 ½ hour drive north-east from New Canaan, CT; transportation is provided)

Cost
Total cost is $700 per attendee, which includes participant and work project fees, housing, food while traveling, and gas and tolls.

You may want to provide an extra $50 for your child if she/he wants to purchase a t-shirt, hat or other incidentals, but this is not required.

Nature of Service
We will doing 3 main mission projects 1) construction, painting, cleaning, and home repairs of the Rescue Mission Main Building and Dorms, 2) serving in a food distribution center, and 3) working in a free store (to hand out clothes to those in need).

No previous experience is required.

Adult Chaperones Are Needed

We need 1 female and 1 male parent to drive and chaperone. In the past, two
parents have shared the week. Chaperones are mandatory.

We cannot attend this meaningful trip without a sufficient number of adults.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Rev. Kibbie Laird at 203.966.0002 (ext. 15), or via email at Kibbie@fpcnc.org

ALASKA MISSION TRIP

July 29-Aug 6, 2017
HSYG ( completed 9th – 12th Grade) & COLLEGE ALUMS

***BACKGROUND CHECK FORMS REQUIRED FOR LITTLE BEAVER CAMP***

Click HERE for website to fill out criminal background check form.

It’s just a quick jotform that can be filled out online – should take under 5 minutes.  This is necessary because there is a camp going on during the time-frame we will be there.

 

Orientation for this trip was held on April 23rd.  

Orientation packet forms:

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Plus Thirst Missions Alaska Trip booklet – e-mail erika@fpcnc.org to have one sent to you.

Signup Deadline
We have already put in our church’s deposit. Last day to register is December 15th, 2016. December 31st, 2016.

Materials received after Dec 31st will incur a $100 late fee.
We have already paid installments on these trips; it is imperative we have correct
numbers and deposits.

Registration & Application Forms
Click here to download, complete and return the application and release forms, along with your payment check by Dec 15th to Rev. Kibbie Laird.

Cost

Total cost is $2000 (includes a $1100 fee to Thirst Missions, round trip airfare on United ($700), meals, and bus to and from airport.)

$1000 deposit is due at time of registration.

$1000 remainder is due by March 1, 2017.

Nature of Service

The camp we are staying at serves children whose parents cannot afford to send them to camp. We are taking the camp “off campus” to help children from low income homes. We will provide a VBS camp, a sports camp, (and will probably do a book drive and/or a sports clothing and cleats drive), as well as serve in a food pantry, homeless shelter, and a free store (handing out clothes to those in need).

Recreation

It gets dark very, very late in Alaska, so we might end up playing Frisbee golf at 10pm, or relaxing by an outdoor campfire. This is a place to un-plug! No Starbucks and McDonald’s on every corner here. Rather, salmon, moose, and deer are the scenery. It is called God’s country and the Last Frontier for a reason. On our day off we will go sea kayaking, hike, and take a glacier cruise.

IONA, SCOTLAND PILGRIMAGE TRIP

Dates TBD – this trip is not yet scheduled.  Our last Iona trip was Summer 2016, and we make this trip on a regular basis.

HSYG
(Those who have completed Confirmation)

The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship. As we live communally with Christians from different walks of life and different traditions in the Church engaged together, we will participate in acting, reflecting, and praying for justice, peace and the integrity of creation; convinced that the inclusive community we seek must be embodied in the community we practice.
We will be staying the MacLoud Centre, designed with a particular emphasis on enabling young people and families to get the most out of a stay on Iona. Meals are eaten in the Centre Community room, and the food is simple, healthy, and mainly vegetarian. The Island is small: it has two general stores, a restaurant, Post Office, craft ships, pottery, and bookshop.

As we live communally, we will participate in walks and expeditions, arts & crafts, discovering the natural environment of Iona, social events and ceilidhs (a traditional Gaelic social gathering, which usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing), and a specially planned program for our pilgrimage experience, creating space for prayer and reflection. This is an opportunity to practice living justice, peace, and integrity in a small community in order to bring social and spiritual change to our church, city, country and world when we return.

Chaperones Are Needed:

For every 5 kids we bring, we will need 1 male or female adult (over 25 years old) to assist in the supervision of the pilgrimage. We cannot attend this meaningful trip without a sufficient number of adults.

To learn more about this program visit the Iona Community website: http://iona.org.uk/

* For more information or to get involved, please contact Rev. Kibbie Laird at 203.966.0002 (ext. 15), or via email at Kibbie@fpcnc.org.

Signup Deadline:

TBD – this trip is not yet scheduled.

Location:

The MacLeod Centre – Isle of Iona, Scotland

Dates:

TBD – this trip is not yet scheduled.

Cost:

TBD – this trip is not yet scheduled.