Last week, a Mission Team made up of four youth and two adults served at Cass Community Social Services in Detroit. Justice and Zion from Three Rivers: Center Park UMC and Julia and Lincoln from Edwardsburg: Hope UMC were led by Pastor Matt West (Girard) and Corey Sheets (Hope). The team spent time in the kitchen, painted walls, made floor mats out of recycled tires, worked in the shredding room, and did landscaping at one of the tiny homes. They also visited some sights around Detroit including the “Wailing Wall” and had dinner with Cass staff in Little Mexico. The team stayed at Cass Community UMC.
This was the first of what is hoped to be an annual Youth Mission Trip. This District-wide effort allows teens the opportunity to experience mission service, especially for those whose churches may only have a few youth and leaders and resources are limited. Costs for the participants were covered through District Ministry Shares.
Special thanks to Matt West for organizing this trip and for sharing photos throughout the week. More are available on our District Facebook Page.
To learn more about serving at Cass or to express interest in next year’s trip, please email Matt at [email protected].