The Presbytery of Detroit has a workgroup called "Hands on Mission" whose vision is to enable people of all ages and abilities to use their time, talent and resources to model the love, justice and grace of Jesus Christ. One way it does this is by receiving and coordinating work teams from across the country.
First Presbyterian Church is planning an intergenerational mission trip to the city of Detroit the week of July 20. There are no age restrictions on children and youth who participate, although a fixed ratio of the number of adults to children must be met. Our group will arrive on Sunday night, stay through the week, and leave on Friday. Accommodations have been made at a local church, including the use of its kitchen for group meals.
Mission projects vary depending upon the interests and skills of the group. Our project will include providing and assisting with crafts for Vacation Bible School and possibly some greening/gardening tasks. The costs include an initial group deposit of $200 and then $20 per night per person, which covers janitorial services at the church and project-related needs. If you are interested in participating, please contact the church office.