Minnehaha UMC is a mid-size, reconciling church in south Minneapolis. This year Minnehaha UMC's senior high youth group decided that instead of venturing elsewhere on mission trip, they wanted to host other youth from another part of Minnesota here in Minneapolis. This can be a great opportunity to forge relationships with other Minnesota youth, as well as offer another youth group a wonderful opportunity to experience Minneapolis.
Over the last few months, Minnehaha UMC's youth, parents, and leaders have been hard at work brainstorming a wide mix of opportunities – service, cultural, historical, and more – that they’d like to share. They’ve worked with Minnehaha UMC's Youth Council to determine how they might house, feed, and transport youth and serve as hosts.
Minnehaha UMC is looking for youth groups that would be interested in such an experience. "We must emphasize that we are a small youth group – with 6-9 youth who will be participating as hosts. Whether it’s another mid-size congregation or even smaller (perhaps a congregation with just 1 or 2 youth who might not otherwise get to have a mission experience), we’re committed to making this happen."
Minnehaha UMC, south Minneapolis
youth entering ninth-12th grade in 2019
An opportunity for youth groups from out-state Minnesota to join with a small south Minneapolis youth group in doing service projects within our community, while also exploring our great city, and building friendships. Youth will stay at Minnehaha UMC, all meals will be provided.
Some highlights of the week will be:
Serving at Minnehaha Neighborhood food shelf, visiting Fort Snelling and Minnehaha Falls, exploring Minneapolis bike trails and public transportation, a visit to Midtown Globabl Market, and more.
Youth groups are responsible for providing transportation to and from Minnehaha UMC, as well as providing one adult for every six youth. $75/youth, no charge for chaperones. Bring your own bedding.
Contact Jenia Strom at firstname.lastname@example.org
with questions or to register as soon as possible. Space is very limited.