Looking for a local Methodist mission opportunity for your youth group?
United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth (U.M. ARMY
) provides an opportunity for youth seventh grade and beyond) and young adults to experience Christian growth through service to others. They partner with social service organizations to identify low income, elderly and/or disabled homeowners who need home repair.
The mission has three key areas of focus:
(1) serve people in need;
(2) promote spiritual growth and
(3) promote leadership development in youth.
U.M. ARMY develops a meaningful curriculum each season that includes morning worship, lunch devotionals, evening worship, and a prayer journey. Youth are expected to take a leadership role during worship and during the working day; thus providing an opportunity for them to strengthen their leadership skills in a supportive environment.
U.M. ARMY's 2017 line up:
May 28 – Young Adult – Amityville, NY
June 25 – Mixed Age – Scranton, PA
July 9 – High School – Wethersfield, CT
July 9 – Mixed Age – Eliot, ME
July 16 – Mixed Age – Claremont, NH
July 16 – Mixed Age – Boston
Local churches host mission teams as participants eat, sleep, enjoy fellowship and worship in the church. They are divided into work teams of four to six youth with adult support for the week's work. U.M. ARMY requires that church groups bring two adults for every five youth. Preparation, safety and teamwork are priorities for all mission participants. Per person cost is $300. Read more detailed information for churches.
For more information, contact Jennifer Vastardis, U.M. ARMY-Northeast executive director, at (484) 329-7635 or firstname.lastname@example.org