Serve is about joining with God in the renewal of all things. Every year, all across North America, hundreds of students and youth workers feel the call to say, “Here I am Lord, send me.” Serve exists to bring heaven to earth (“Thy Kingdom come.”) by pairing these student and leader workforce with churches and communities from all over North America, to go out and serve, care for and assist these communities. Through Christ’s death and resurrection, a new age of redemption and reconciliation has dawned. Every Year, the impact is amazing and transformation is the outcome for all of the communities, congregations and students involved.
Pease CRC has been sending kids on SERVE projects for 11 years. The kids will tell you what an amazing experience it was. You should ask them!
Last year, Pease CRC SERVED in Washington, D.C. It was a great experience as 11 or us spent time with the homeless and other non-profit organizations. It gave us a great perspective on our health, wealth and community. Helping local organizations in the D.C. area opened our eyes as to what we can do when we trust God and ask Him to be apart of the common good of "helping our neighbor".
SERVE this year will be held at LaGrave CRC in Grand Rapids, MI
The dates for LaGrave are June 21-28, 2014.
The payment is $330 before March 31 and $380 after March 31.
I would like to know who is going as soon as possible. The deadline to register is March 15th.
The youth group fund account is paying the majority of the registration fees for each student.
We will be driving and will probably be taking Vans (more details on that at a later time)
Each student who's going will pay $50 up front. This may cover transportation costs and hotel expenses. There may be more transportation cost depending on how many students are going.
I would like to leave Friday, June 20 to allow us to spend some time at Country Dairy, New Elm, Michigan (Trudy Ash's parent's farm), to visit and tour the farm the following day. We'll travel and get a hotel Friday Night (6/20/14) in a city to be named at a later date. Saturday, 6/21/14, we'll spend time at Country Dairy and then register Saturday Evening at LaGrave CRC.
Departure date from LaGrave CRC is tentative but I'm currently aiming for departing Saturday morning, 6/28/14
Any Questions please feel free to ask.
For more information, call the church office.
or Nick Hoffman @ 763-257-4533