“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

BOSTON, MA MISSION TRIP

JUNE 24 – 29, 2018
MSYG/HSYG (THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED 6th – 12th GRADE)

Orientation for this trip will be Sunday, May 20th, after Worship.  

 

Signup Deadline
We have already put in our church’s deposit. Last day to register is December 31st, 2017.

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 31st to Rev. Kibbie Laird.

Location
Boston, MA

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
Live out the gospel through our work on various projects from painting, roofing, cement work, tiling, or whatever projects are needed in the community

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

COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP

July 7-14, 2018
HSYG ( completed 9th – 12th Grade) & COLLEGE ALUMS

Orientation for this trip will be May 20th, following Sunday Worship.  

 

Signup Deadline
We have already put in our church’s deposit. Last day to register December 31st, 2017.

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 31st to Rev. Kibbie Laird.

Cost

$1700 per attendee, which includes fee to Praying Pelicans, the organizing mission group for housing, travel, mission, food, etc., round trip airfare on American Airlines ($800), bus to and from airport, and an extra day of rest and recreation in Costa Rica at the end of our trip.

You may want to provide an extra $150-$200 for your youth if she/he wants to purchase a t-shirt, hat or other incidentals, or if there is a surprise baggage fee at the airport, but this is not required.

$1000 deposit is due at time of registration.

$700 remainder is due by March 1, 2018.

Nature of Service

We will do Church Ministry including a book drive for a local community, as well as Mercy Ministry (handing out food and praying with the community’s poorest in their homes), and various kinds of children’s ministry and games including crafts, memory books, and sports.

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.