Youth Service Project

Past Youth Service Project Trip

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In 2017, the team worked with Appalachia Service Project in the Appalachia Mountains at the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. Their mission is to be a “Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia. Our vision is to see substandard housing eradicated and everyone who comes into contact with our ministry transformed.”

Where: Bland County, VA
Who: Youth who have completed 8th grade – Graduated Seniors
When: July 15-24, 2017
What: Repair homes in a small rural Appalachian community for people with limited financial resources.
Why: Jesus tells us that we are called to love others and to be a light for the world, through our service work we spread hope, love and embody God’s grace.

To join the next team or to learn more contact Tricia Guerrero or fill out the form below.


Youth Service Project 2016

In the summer of 2016, First UMC proudly sent a team of 13 youth and 4 adults to Smith sierra service projectRiver, CA., working with the Sierra Service Project. This program has been active for many years helping to repair homes on Native American Reservations. Smith River is a small town where most of the people are from the Tolowa Tribe. Native American communities have a large percentage of people who live below the poverty line.

First UMC Youth Service Project to Smith River, CA

Sierra Service Project 2016

Video by Adam Guerrero

Music: “Step Out” by José González


Check out this Focus On with reflections from several of the 2015 volunteers:

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