Serving others, whether in our own neighborhood or in a completely new landscape, can be a powerful experience of spiritual formation and transformation. For us, mission, or being “sent out” in God’s name, is not about proselytizing or converting anyone to our beliefs, but about demonstrating God’s love for all people and all of creation through acts of humble service, learning about and tending to the tangible needs of others.
Sacred Stones Ministries regularly organizes mission trips and local service experiences for youth, families/all ages, and ministry candidates. We would be delighted to work with you to facilitate an experience of mission that meets people where they are and invites them to a deeper level of encountering and serving Christ in our neighbors.
Upcoming Mission Opportunities
In 2019, we currently have two scheduled trips open to members of the general public. Both trips are multi-generational. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or other adult family member.
La Puente Home, Alamosa, Colorado
July 7 – July 13, 2019 (Sunday evening to Saturday morning). Learn about hunger, homelessness, and poverty in southern Colorado and how La Puente meets immediate needs and empowers individuals to live independently, with dignity, through emergency shelter, food assistance, transitional housing, self-sufficiency services and job training for community members in crisis.
UMCOR Sager-Brown Depot, Baldwin, Louisiana
July 28 – August 2, 2019 (Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon). Learn about and help pack supply kits for disaster relief in the U.S. and around the world through the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
More details coming soon. Contact Rev. Denise at email@example.com to learn more!
Photos from June 2018 Trip to Salt Lake City, Utah to work at UMCOR West Depot (United Methodist Committee on Relief):