Engage in justice and compassion.
Youth and adults from across the conference are invited to participate in this nine-day adventure to our nation's capitol and the Ohio River Valley.
We will travel in vans to Washington, D.C. (staying overnight in a Toledo church) for two days of learning seminars on immigration and racism by General Board of Church and Society, plus visits with dignitaries, Minnesota legislators, museums, and touring. Then we will travel to Steubenville, Ohio for three days of urban mission in the Ohio River Valley. Accommodations in Washington, D.C. are pending; sleeping arrangements in Ohio are dorm rooms with bunk beds.
Cost is $400 per person plus incidentals. Scholarships are available - do not let the expense keep you away.
High-school age youth and older are welcome. Come yourself or bring a group from your church.
Space is limited to 40 people. A commitment of $75 required to confirm your spot.
Contact Lyndy Zabel
(612-230-6124) for more information.
General Board of Church and Society seminars (Monday and Tuesday) provide engaging, educational and interactive sessions that link faith formation and Wesleyan traditions of Christian citizenship and commitment to actively engage in our society. We have selected immigration and racism as our topics.
Urban mission work will be with the JOSHUA Program, an ecumenical Christian social service agency founded by the United Methodist Church in 1959. JOSHUA stands for Journeys of Service Helping Upper Appalachia. Learn more about the JOSHUA Program
There will be an orientation gathering Sunday, June 4 from 2-4pm at Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church (511Groveland Ave, Minneapolis). During this time we will go ver the logistics of the trip, complete forms, begin the learning process - including a conversation with a local, national representative. Participation at this orientation is STRONGLY encouraged for all participants and the parent/guardians of youth.