Youth participate in leading our worship services and also have served in the Food Pantry, 30 Hour Famine, Souper Bowl of Caring, Construct Walk for the homeless, Appalachian Service Project (see below), Community Dinners, among other events.
Appalachian Service Project Youth Mission Trips:
Unfortunately, the pandemic prevented youth from participating in this annual mission trip in ’20 and ’21. In 2017, 19 volunteer work crews (10 adults and 9 youth) lent their services to the needs of the families and community in Chaperville, WV.
July 2016: Nineteen youth and adults traveled to WV to help rebuild homes for families in poverty.
July 2015: Thirteen youth and eight adults traveled to Rainelle, West Virginia to help rebuild homes for three families living in poverty.
July 2014: Eight adults and thirteen youth traveled to Nicholas County, West Virginia to help rebuild homes for three families in need. Many friendships and memories resulted from this trip.
July 2013: Twenty youth and adults traveled to Evarts, Kentucky (Harlan County) to help rebuild homes for three families in need.
July 2012: Seven adults and twelve youth traveled to Demascus, Virginia (Meadowview) to help rebuild homes for three families living in poverty.
June 2011: Enthusiasm from the 2010 trip brought additional adults on this year’s trip to Hinton, West Virginia. Seven youth and seven adults helped to rebuild homes for two families this year.
Aug. 2010: Ten of our youth recently returned from a mission trip to West Virginia where they worked on two houses. The bulk of their work consisted of constructing a roof on one of the houses, putting up sheetrock, and a ceiling! Although an exhausting trip for the team (four adults participated as well), they plan to go on another mission trip next year. They thank the many businesses and individuals who came forward with donations of money, tools, water, and other support that made their trip possible.