Group mission Trips: workcamp
Group Mission Trips and First Presbyterian Maumee are supporting an area workcamp, one of 25 work camps held across the country next summer from June 28 - July 4, 2020. Up to 440 high school students and adults from around the country representing many Christian denominations will be coming to our area to work on between 60 - 70 homes for the week while being housed at Maumee High School. This team of people will provide up to 12,000 hours of volunteer labor and $35,000+ in materials during the week as they assist elderly, disabled, and low-income families with home repair projects they cannot manage themselves. Both labor and materials are free to qualifying households.
House and mobile home owners within an approximate 30 minute drive from Maumee High School can apply for their home to be a work site for the week in the areas of: porch repair/construction, step repair, exterior painting, interior painting, weatherization, wheelchair ramp repair/construction, mobile home skirting, and minor roofing (no tear offs or full replacements). Applications to be considered for a work site can be found below, in Friday's FYI, or on the Information Desk. Applications are due by February 28, 2020. Please turn forms in to .
We're so proud to partner with Community Learning Centers and Maumee City Schools to bring the community of Maumee a new afterschool program for students K-3 designed to raise literacy levels, improve core academic performance, strengthen social relationships, and provide unique enrichment opportunities. This important program is called Maumee MaKERS: an afterschool program offered to selected students that helps them with reading, homework, mentoring, and more.
If you would be interested in mentoring, assisting, or helping with Maumee MaKERS, please click here! We're still looking for volunteers to help!
Compassion International has been helping children through sponsorship for 66 years, and has helped over 1.9 million children across the globe to receive support. As a church family, we came together to promote our ministry partner, Compassion International, during the months of August and September 2019. Many of the congregation prayed, asked questions, and took a Compassion Child Packet. This resulted in another 17 children, most living in the Dominican Republic, having a sponsor!
Additionally, we are partnering with Compassion International for our Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic, February 13-19, 2020. We have 15 members of our congregation that will take part in this life changing experience and meet the children they or the church sponsor through Compassion.