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                                                                   IN THE SPIRIT ANNIVERSARY 2023

                                                                             Theme: We Are One Body - We Are Connected - We Are Family!

"For just as we have many parts in one body and all the body’s parts do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually parts of one another." Romans 12:4-5 (NASB)

               Emerging Young Leaders Social Justice Cohort

                                                                                       Connecting youth and young adults

                                                Grades 6-12 and college  to the gospel through lived experiences

Social justice is the equal access to wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society,

so let discover why in America this is not a reality and what young leaders can do to make a difference.

Mission Trip to Tucson, Arizona

June 13-18, 2023

About the Week

     In partnership with the Be the Neighbor organization, cohort members will be traveling to Tucson, Arizona, which is 60 miles from the border of Mexico. Cohort will spent a week in education, collaboration, cultural exchange, and hands on service.  Each will spend time learning from immigrants, asylum-seekers, faith leaders, and activists about immigration in our borderlands.

     Opportunities include desert walks, humanitarian aid, preparing and serving meals, building projects, learning about the immigration process, activism and advocacy. Groups have the option to cross the border into Mexico with our partners in Nogales.

      Cohort member participating in Tucson Immigration and Welcome weeks will learn to put their faith into action through service and justice in ways that are relational, sustainable and dignity-affirming.  Each day will include a morning gathering with a biblical reflection and videos to learn more about immigration and the partner organizations for the day, hands-on activities with non-profits, connect time and free time.

Cost is $325 plus travel expenses (to and from Tucson) per participant for five nights, which includes:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snack, Monday morning through Friday morning
  • Lodging in a local church
  • A dedicated Site-Coordinator and trained young adult staff to facilitate your week
  • Fully planned service and educational experiences
  • Honorariums for speakers, costs for activities, entrance fees
  • A t-shirt for each participant
  • Printed discussion guides for small groups
                                                                                                 Application for Participation

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Our trip to Washington, DC

June 13 -19, 2022

A time of learning, sharing and fun

Special "Thank You" to Pastor Nathan Hill and the members of University Christian Church, Hyattsville, Maryland for hosting us while in DC,  and to our funders the Christian Church in Oklahoma (Reconciliation Ministry), Oklahoma Disciples Foundation and the National Benevolence Association.
                                                                          Talking to kids - The Poor Peoples Campaign  
                                                                                               Justice Jubilee Handout

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