Middle Schoolers on Mission
Now in it’s third year, Mission 901, the mission component of Vacation Bible School for rising 6th graders, is expanding to include rising 7th and 8th graders!
The week of June 3-8 our middle school students will have the opportunity to serve with different missions in the MidSouth and have some fun, too! Students will meet in the AC gym each day at 12:15 for a sack lunch together and learn about their Mission of the Day. After lunch, the group will depart for an afternoon of service.
On Monday, our students will be delivering popsicles to youth who are participating in Service Over Self summer camps (sosmemphis.org). We will bring cool snacks to these students on a hot summer day and interact with people from around the country who are making critical home repairs on the homes of Memphis residents.
On Tuesday, our youth will visit GPC members who live at Kirby Pines (kirbypines.com). They will have a great time of fellowship playing bingo and enjoying snacks together.
Wednesday, the Mission 901 youth will volunteer at the Mid-South Food Bank (midsouthfoodbank.org). They will sort food donations in the warehouse that will later be distributed to hungry people throughout the MidSouth.
The Memphis Ronald McDonald (rmhc-memphis.org) house serves families with children undergoing treatment at St. Jude. Thursday, our youth will visit the Ronald McDonald house to bake cookies and put together snack bags for these patients and families.
Our last mission project will be Saturday afternoon at 4:30 when our students have the opportunity to help with a summer session of Room in the Inn (roomintheinn-memphis.org). The youth will prepare the cottage for guests by setting up beds and tables. They will offer holy hospitality by serving Room in the Inn guests dinner and drinks then assist with kitchen clean up. The week is packed with a variety of service, but we didn’t forget the fun!
We want our junior highs to be building friendship connections through fellowship as well so we have planned an afternoon of hang-out time and fun! Friday afternoon we will go to lunch at Memphis Pizza Café and then head to Urban Air…a reward for a busy week of service!