Youth Mission Week: Day 5
Jun26

Youth Mission Week: Day 5

It wouldn’t be a mission week without a little rain . . . . or a rain storm. It 15 years of youth ministry, there has never been a youth mission week/camp/trip without rain. Today was that day for us. But, in what I think is a first, the project that we were scheduled to do with InterFaith Rebuilds today we finished on Tuesday, so today was already revamped. After the youth worked so hard yesterday, we started at 9am instead of...

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Youth Mission Week: Day 4
Jun25

Youth Mission Week: Day 4

Today was probably the longest day we’ve had yet. This morning we returned to the Habitat for Humanity site on Harrison Street. Today, we broke into two working teams. One team worked on digging a ditch from the house (under the front porch) out to the street for the sewer line. The other group worked on prepping and water proofing the foundation. To prep the foundation, we used broken pieces of concrete to smooth out the rough...

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Youth Mission Week: Day 3
Jun24

Youth Mission Week: Day 3

Today we worked with Lynchburg’s Habitat for Humanity. We planned to work a full day with them, but because of the extreme heat and the lack of shade, we ended the day after lunch. Habitat builds 4-5 homes a year. This build is their Apostle’s Build. Twelve churches in the community have been working on this house through work days and funding. A portion of the Lenten offering from Peakland went towards this...

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Youth Mission Week: Day 2
Jun23

Youth Mission Week: Day 2

Ms. Brown is the mother of three who has been living in a family member’s home because home had dangerous levels of mold. One of her sons has autism. She gets by as best she can in the double wide trailer. One night from midnight to 2am, because it was the only time she had – while the kids were sleeping, she painted the front porch in a blue to match her shutters. When she got up in the morning, the blue was much more...

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Youth Mission Week: Day 1
Jun22

Youth Mission Week: Day 1

We are doing something a little different this summer. As an alternative to a summer mission trip, some of the youth from Peakland got together one Sunday while I taught Confirmation class and planned what a mission week in Lynchburg would look like. They tasked me with receiving out to certain organizations. The idea was we would work with different organizations and non-profits in the Lynchburg community to gain a broader sense of...

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Reblog: Project Sundays

Kara is the Children’s Ministry Team leader at Peakland UMC, where we have been intentional about leading children to respond to the Gospel by serving others. One of the ways this is done is through Project Sundays every first Sunday during the Sunday school hour. Kara wrote for her blog about some of the projects that the children completed. Here are Kara’s words: On the first Sunday of each month, our preschoolers...

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