June 18 – 25


On Sunday June 18 our youth group will gather at the church to begin a week of service to our church and community.  We will work with the Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop, Habitat for Humanity, and Cass Community in Detroit. We will also work with Darrell Miller and Bill Wiza on projects for the church and parsonage as well as with Dan McLatcher on a project for the Warming Center.  All in all it will be a busy but productive week. At the end of the week, we will travel to Gaylord, MI to have a little fun at the Big Ticket Music Festival.  We will stay at the Lake Louise Christian Camp.  All our youth grades 6-12, including our recent graduates, are invited to be a part of this Mission Week.  If you would like to participate please see Rev. Alicea.   There will be a parent and youth meeting after church in the youth room on Sunday May 7 to discuss the week.  If your youth is thinking about participating and hasn’t yet decided, please plan to attend this meeting.


In order to make this a successful week for our youth, we are in need of several items.  If you have a camping cot or a roll-away bed we might borrow, we would greatly appreciate being able to sleep off the floor.  We will also eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the church and donations of food or snack items would be helpful.  Please see Sandy Paul or Greg West if you would like to donate food items.  Finally, each day we need adults to help with transportation to and from our work sites and to stay with the youth overnight at the church.  If you can give a day or a night to work with our youth please see Rev. Alicea.  This will be a wonderful week of relationship building, service, and sharing God’s love to our youth, community, and church.  Thank you in advance for your prayers for our youth.