We are called to serve others. Here are some of the ways the youth try to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.
We will have two mission trips in the summer of 2023.
US - Asheville, NC July 9-15, 2023
Partner with Carolina Cross Connection in serving in Asheville, NC. We will be working with Haywood St Missions and learning how to be a better friend to the unsheltered. Cost is $365 before fundraising efforts. Rev. Justin Lowe will be leading this trip, along with other youth leaders.
Click HERE for an example itinerary of the week.
Click HERE to register & pay $100 deposit to reserve your spot.
International - Honduras July 10-17, 2023
Partner with Carolina Cross Connection in serving at Children's Homes in Honduras. All youth and adults are welcome to join us! If you are a youth and would like to go, please do not let the cost keep you from going, we will find a way! Cost is $1,500 (including airfare) before additional fundraising efforts. Stephanie Jenkins will be leading this mission trip. Rev. Melissa Lowe will be joining us! Click HERE for more information on Honduras, including itinerary, fundraising, & a link to register.
Our Sr-Hi group teamed up with Youthworks to serve in downtown Harrisburg, PA. We were able to assist Mr. Bill of South Allison Hill at the community center where there was a day camp for kids. Our theme for the week was "REAL" and we focused on creating intentional, authentic relationships.
August 14th we shared our experiences in worship via video. Click below to see/hear all about it!
Our mid-hi group teamed up with Carolina Cross Connection to serve in surrounding counties of Banner Elk, NC. Day 1 we replaced a top rail to a porch and did landscaping. Day 2 we painted a porch & steps. Day 3 & 4 we tore down a set of stairs and built a new set of stairs. Day 5 we served at a local elementary school and cleared grassy banks. Our theme for the week was "middle of miracle" and we practiced noticing the everyday miracles from God all around us.
Want more photos? Click HERE to see Steph's Google Photos from the trip
Click HERE to see the video of our youth sharing their experiences during the Aug 14 worship services.
You all did such an AMAZING job with the youth yard sale! We were able to raise $3,000 toward the youth mission weeks this summer. Hooray!
Thank you to everyone who donated items - to those who worked the event - and to those who shopped at the event! It was fantastic!
In 2021 we had two wonderful weeks of mission in July, one with the Mid-Hi and one with the Sr-Hi. We partnered with Carolina Cross Connection in serving people in surrounding counties of the Wilkesboro area.
In 2020 we were unable to participate in mission trips due to the pandemic.
In 2019 both our mid-hi and senior-high groups participated in mission trips in North Carolina. Click below to see the video highlights.
Throughout the year we participate in many different ministries that are ongoing. Some past examples include providing a meal & devotion to With Friends, Inc., assist with Crisis Assistance Ministries, partnering with Holy Angels, and more.
Spring & 2022 Missions:
• Assembled More "Friendly Neighbor Bags" for our neighbors without homes• Handed out fresh fruit, rolls and waters at Hope Fest
Fall 2021 Missions:
• Cleaned at Crisis Assistance Ministry & also collected donations for CAM
• Handed out free waters to people attending parade/downtown activities
• Joined "Keep Gastonia Beautiful" for a trash pick up around downtown
During the 2020-2021 pandemic we did the following...
• Created "Friendly Neighbor Bags" for our neighbors without homes
• Nov. 22nd Outreach - fed 70 families from the Boys & Girls Club & Crisis Assistance Ministries along in partnership with First Presbyterian (Packed Thanksgiving Meal Boxes) (See picture)
• Wrote letters to shut-ins