More Than A Mission Trip
Every June and July, Mission Change offers out-of-town groups an opportunity to come and serve in Albany, GA on a unique mission trip unlike any they’ve experienced before. Over the course of a week volunteering with various local causes and organizations, our Serve Teams not only help improve our local community, but – and just as importantly – learn how best to serve the people and institutions most in need within their own communities. Considering that the vast majority of groups sign up to serve again the very next year, it’s safe to say that lives are changing in Albany – not only those within our homeless community, our under-served youth, and our often-overlooked senior citizens, but just as much the ones doing the serving.
A Typical Day
Every morning, teams serve the community in a different capacity, including serving breakfast at the Salvation Army; doing crafts, exercise and lunch with the Council On Aging; cleaning up parks, graffiti, and beautifying the city through the Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful campaign; organizing canned goods and packaging boxes for food insecure families at the FoodBank, among other service activities. Afternoons are generally spent in the park doing outside activities and crafts with under-served kids from the “projects,” many of whom attend Mission Change’s Village after school program. Evening gatherings allow our teams time to reflect on their day and share those things, big or small, that perhaps made them think differently about the people and community they served.
|May 28 – June 2||Community UMC – Orlando, FL||Get Info|
|June 11 – June 16||Strongsville UMC – Strongsville, OH||Get Info|
|June 26 – June 30||Harpeth Hills Church of Christ – Brentwood, TN||Get Info|
|July 9 – July 14||Mandarin Church of Christ – Jacksonville, FL||Get Info|
|July 23 – July 28||Woodmont Church of Christ – Nashville, TN||Get Info|
|July 25 – July 27||Fairhope UMC – Fairhope, AL||Get Info|