The Native American Ministries Team invites you to participate in a mission trip to Cherokee UMC in Cherokee, North Carolina.
This mission outreach is scheduled for September 21-25, 2015. The cost is $150 (includes meals/dorm) and scholarships are available. This year there is also a weekend only option for Sept. 25-27 with a cost of $35 (includes dorm only).
The main focus of the work will be home repairs and a VBS. Anyone age 14 and over can serve in some way – you don’t have to do repairs to participate!
The deadline to register and to pay by check is September 11, 2015. (Cash only accepted after check deadline!)
For more information and to download the brochure, application, medical form and scholarship request form click here.
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.
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!
Rev. Dale Clem, Chair (Monte Sano UMC) firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Kim Teehan (Lakewood UMC) email@example.com
Dr. Billy Weems (Section UMC) firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Watson (Alabaster First UMC) email@example.com
Judy Englehart (Saks First UMC – Anniston) firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Kent (Talladega First UMC) BrKGarrett@aol.com
Rev. David Commer (Graysville/Adamsville UMCs) email@example.com