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Save the Date for the Summer Mission Trip:
July 15-20, 2018
Come find out more information on Sunday, March 11!

We will again be partnering with DOOR, as we did two summers ago in Atlanta, but this time in Chicago! Chicago has a long standing commitment to activism and community organizing, making it a great place to learn about race, poverty, and other issues of injustice. DOOR Chicago is housed at First Church of the Brethren in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, a community full of potential with a rich history of strong community leaders and activists. DOOR Chicago partners with established, well rooted organizations and churches that have been serving the city for many years to provide service opportunities for participants.

Service Opportunities may include:
• An elderly care center that allows groups to interact with senior citizens of differing abilities
through playing games, participating in crafts, and sharing stories
• An urban gardening network throughout the city that allows groups to garden alongside
neighborhood stakeholders
• A local church committed to being peacemakers in their neighborhood parks and invites
groups to play alongside their neighbors
• An outreach center that provides opportunities for groups to serve in the three shelters of
their homeless prevention program: a daycare facility, a free store, and a soup kitchen.

We’ll have an informational meeting at 12 noon on Sunday, March 11 in the Library.
This trip is for Adults and Youth who will have completed 9th grade by this summer.

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