Peace Youth Summer Mission Trips Update
Peace Youth students and families,
We hope you are doing well and are staying healthy and safe throughout this unprecedented time. Over the past several weeks we have been assessing our options in regards to our summer plans. As you can imagine, this has been a very difficult road to walk. It is our top priority to keep our students safe, while also continuing to help them grow as disciples of Christ. After much consideration, discussion, and prayer, along with advisement from our core leadership team, church council, and the UMC leadership, we have had to, sadly, cancel our scheduled summer mission trips. Our FLUMC Bishop has required that all Florida churches not participate in in-person events until after June 15th, at the earliest. This means that, this summer, we will be unable to serve with M25 in Atlanta or with the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. However, God is still providing many opportunities for a great summer of service and fun.
Here is some important information:
- We will be serving with M25 in Atlanta for our High School Mission Trip in Summer of 2021. This year’s graduating seniors will be invited to go on this trip with us, too.
We will be having a mission trip this summer.
- What: HOME Mission Trip
- We will be giving back to our home, the place that’s given us so much. We will be making our home better - preparing it for generations to come.
- When: Monday, July 6th - Saturday, July 11th*
- *due to our ever changing world, details could change with short notice
- Who: Rising 7th graders - Graduated Seniors
- What: Service will include construction and modeling of an all new Peace Church Youth Room (YES! You read that right! We’re remodeling the youth room!), Evening Activities, Devotionals, Meals, and lots of fellowship time.
- Peace Youth Student Leaders will also be assisting in some of the planning of our activities and experiences.
- Where: Peace Church and other local areas during the day, with nights spent Monday-Thursday in own homes and Friday overnight at the church
- Cost: $200 (includes 5 days of all meals and activities)
- If you paid to go on the canceled 4M Spring Break Mission Trip and did not opt to receive a refund but rather to allocate it to the Summer Mission Trip, your payment will be $40.
- Note: Proper social distancing measures will take place throughout this experience, as the safety and well-being of our students is and will continue to be our top priority.
- Check out peaceyouth.net for all the details and to sign up now.
- What: HOME Mission Trip
- Depending on the development of social distancing practices and directives from our Bishop and Church leadership team, there will also be experiences throughout the summer like additional community service days, fellowship events, and other youth group outings. Please continue to check peaceyouth.net as more information becomes available.
Thank you for your understanding with our changes during this time. These decisions were not taken lightly, rather included much consideration from our church over several weeks. We understand that there is disappointment because of the change, but ask you to remain hopeful as God still has great plans for us during this time. Peace Youth will remain living into God’s calling for us as we continue to love, serve, and grow together this summer.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns. You can reach Emma Harmon, Director of Student Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-285-7659.
Director of Student Ministries
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