Appalachia Service Project
Since the 1960s, the Appalachia region of the US has struggled with poverty and under-employment. As a result of the systemic poverty and its related problems, an opioid crisis is reeking havoc on Appalachian communities.
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) has, for the last 30 years, worked to connect churches with residents to work together to make homes safer, warmer and drier. Morrow will be sending a team to ASP from July 6 – July 13. Anyone 14 and older is invited to join us for a week of sharing, learning from each other and helping home owners make repairs and improvements they couldn’t do on their own. For more information about the organization, check out their website. If you are interested in joining us, contact Pastor Brenda to register and with any questions.
Pilgrimage to Standing Rock — understanding creation care and sacred resistance
A group of pilgrims from the senior high youth group (MYF) will be traveling to Standing Rock to meet with environmental activists, leaders and spiritual guides to understand the deep connections of culture, spirituality and advocacy for creation. We will also explore the geography of South Dakota visiting places of sacred resistance and understanding the gifts of our native peoples. We leave Newark airport on April 13 and return on April 20. If senior high youth or adults would like to join the pilgrimage, please contact Pastor Brenda prior to February 5.