North Alabama Native American Ministries 2015 Mission Trip

North Alabama Native American Ministries 2015 Mission Trip
Monday, September 21, 2015 to Sunday, September 27, 2015

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21 Echota Mission Dr. (Hwy. 19)
Cherokee, NC 28719

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Cherokee United Methodist Church

Cost: (Scholarships Available)

September 21-25, 2015
Cost: $150.00 (includes meals/dorm)

Weekend Only Option: September 25-27, 2015
Cost: $35.00 (includes dorm only)
Scholarships not available for weekend options


Completed applications and checks
can be made out to Lakewood UMC and sent to:  

Rev. Kim Teehan
P.O. Box 265
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
(256) 852-2021

Deadline for paying by check: September 11, 2015

Cash only accepted after check deadline!


About the Trip

We need work repair teams – but we also need food and VBS teams! Anyone age 14 and over can serve in some way on these trips – you don’t have to do repairs to participate! See application for specific areas of need. 


Where will we stay?
There is a women’s dorm (sleeps 26) and men’s dorm (sleeps 22) at the Cherokee Mission site (all twin-size beds).  

What about meals? 
The mission team will cook our own meals in the modest church kitchen and dining area.  Weekend guests are on their own for meals. 

What do we bring? 
Personal Items: sleeping bag or linens, pillow, towels, toiletries, work clothes with closed toe shoes, bible, notebook, pen, tools, etc. 

Per Group:  First Aid kit, anti-bacterial hand wipes, insect repellent, sun screen, work gloves for each person, camera, claw hammer for each person, water bottle for each person

Suggested Group Repair Tools:  wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, socket set, tape measures, pencils, (1) circular saw, (2) drills, sand paper/sander, (2) painting trays, scrapers, bucket, rollers, brushes, crowbar, wrecking bar, knee pads, sawzaw, ladder, shovel, rake, saw horse kit, (2) extension cords, wasp spray, hand saw, (2) 3 prong adaptor plugs, needle nose pliers, square, level, masking tape, utility knife, putty knife, chalk line with chalk, staple gun/ staples, drop cloths, safety goggles, dust masks, trash bags, metal file, tin snips, cleaning rags, bottle of cleaner, scouring pad, dust pan and broom, caulking gun, ice chest for food, large water cooler for group and cups for week. 

VBS Team (1 evening)
The team will lead a craft, lesson, and games for children and young people Wednesday evening.  

Food Coordinator
Will need to purchase the food for the team and contribute to the pot luck on Wednesday night.


Monday, Sept. 21
Teams travel to Cherokee, N.C. and meet at the Cherokee Church at 2 p.m. EST
Afternoon: home repair teams visit homes to get organized, go to local store to purchase supplies -- food team gets ready for meals. Eat supper out.

Breakfast and devotion for team, make sack lunches for work sites, and work for day, arriving back at 4:00 p.m. for rest and clean up. 
5:30 p.m. supper, and evening program.
One day of the trip, we will visit the Cherokee Museum.

Finish work project, pack up and return home. 

Weekend teams continue remaining work of the main teams. 

All teams are encouraged to stay until Sunday morning for worship with the Cherokee people!


North Alabama Native American Ministries Team 

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