2017 North Alabama Native American Ministries Cherokee Mission Trip

2017 North Alabama Native American Ministries Cherokee Mission Trip
Monday, August 21, 2017 to Friday, August 25, 2017

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

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Deadline to register and pay: August 2, 2017


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

Rev. Kim Teehan
Lakewood UMC
P.O. Box 3918
Huntsville, AL 35810
(256) 852-2021 (office)
(256) 682-5203 (cell)

Cost: $150/person* (includes food and dorm)
*scholarships available


We need:

  • Work repair teams
  • A food preparation team
  • A VBS team  

It is not necessary to do work repairs in order to participate – there are many other ways to help! See the application for specific areas of need.

About the Trip

Where will we stay?

There is a women’s dorm (sleeps 26) and a 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.

What do we bring?

Personal Items: Sleeping bag or linens, pillow, towels, toiletries, work clothes with closed toe shoes, bible, notebook, pen, tools, etc.

Each 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, sawzawll, 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 at work sites, large water cooler and cups for work sites for group for week.

VBS Team (1 evening)

The team will lead a craft and lesson for children and young people Wednesday evening. Other days will be spent assisting other teams.

Food Coordinator

Will plan and purchase the food for the team and contribute to the potluck on Wednesday night.


Monday, August 21: Teams travel to Cherokee, N.C. and meet at the Cherokee Mission at 2 p.m. EDT
  • Home repair teams visit sites to get organized;
  • go to local store to purchase supplies.
  • Food team shops for food for meals.
  • Team eats supper out (included in trip fee). 
Tuesday-Thursday:  Breakfast and devotion for team, make sack lunches for work sites, and work for day, arriving back at 4 p.m. for rest and clean up.
  • 5:30 p.m. supper, and evening program.
  • One afternoon of the trip, we will attend the “Unto These Hills” program.
Friday, August 25: Finish work projects, pack up, depart approximately noon to return home (lunch on your own).

North Alabama Native American Ministries Team:

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Attached Files

2017 Brochure

Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.