Two options this summer:
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota – June 8-16; ages 14 & up
We will be going to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. We will work with the Pine Ridge Retreat Center, which serves as a mission outpost of service, pastoral ministry, meeting basic needs, offering a Sanctuary for kids to come after school, offering a sandwich ministry at lunchtime, and organizing cultural learning and service in the community with groups that come to learn and serve. The Pine Ridge Retreat center is a Lutheran/Lakota Shared Ministry. I encourage you to pray about going yourself and/or about inviting a friend to join you. Consider joining this year’s team and see what God will do in and through you!
Cost will be $570 per person plus spending money and some travel meals. (Final costs may be lower, depending on the size of the team and travel decisions.) The maximum group size is 24, so sign up today. Sign up to join the team by completing the Pine Ridge Mission Trip RSVP form and attaching your initial down payment of $75 and turn in to the church office by Sunday, March 4 . If you are interested in more information, please contact Pastor Miranda at the church.
Northeast Iowa, with overnights at Camp EWALU – August 16-19; all ages
Plan to end your summer by serving together! We will serve with organizations in Northeast Iowa (including the Clayton County Food Shelf) with lodging at Camp Ewalu. Service experiences are an important factor in helping kids’ faith stick. This family mission trip is aimed at deepening faith and strengthening family relationships. The schedule will end earlier in the evening with optional night activities. We will seek out hands-on service opportunities that kids and adults can do side by side. Meals, campfire, pool, and team-building at Ewalu. Lodging will be in hotel-style rooms and bunk rooms. Camping and other options are available as well if interested. Possible accommodations of an adjusted schedule for younger families with children that still take afternoon naps.
If you are interested, please contact Pastor Miranda. Cost will be $155/Adult/Youth; $135/Child (4-11); ages 1-3 free. All lodging and meals are included. Individuals and families are responsible for their own transportation. Carpooling can be arranged. Register by completing the Family Mission Trip RSVP form and attaching your down payment of $40 per person by Sunday, March 4 .