Roots Student Ministries has a crazy month ahead, full of opportunities for our students to serve! June starts out with the KIUMC Family Carnival, June 5-8. Our mission teams are running the Holy Smoke Pulled Pork booth, as a fundraiser for our upcoming trips. All students are welcome to help out, either with the pulled pork or by running a game at the Carnival. KIUMC provides free games for families attending the Carnival!
Our high school mission trip to Boston embarks on June 15 and will return on June 21. They will be serving the cities of Lynn and Boston, MA in a variety of ways, including running a VBS, working in a homeless shelter, and serving in a soup kitchen.
Our middle school trip to Harrisburg is June 29 - July 3. The city of Harrisburg, PA is in desperate need of support after declaring bankruptcy in 2010. We hope to fill some gaps by helping impoverished citizens, holding a VBS, and visiting the elderly in nursing homes. Both of our mission trips are organized by YouthWorks, a stellar organization that oversees hundreds of youth group mission trips every Summer.
In between those two trips is KIUMC's own VBS - SonTreasure Island, June 23-27! We are in need of enthusiastic youth volunteers to step up and show some little kids who Jesus is! If you or your child are interested in helping out, please contact Ted Northrop or Cheri Sweet.
Keep checking back to hear about the events we have planned for July. We'll have a few low-key events and outings, perfect to just hang out and invite some friends!