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Members of the Illinois Conference UCC and Illinois-Wisconsin Region DOC are invited to be part of a “hands on” mission experience at the Church World Service Disaster Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, November 10 – 16, 2018. We’ll take with us Disaster Cleanup Buckets, school kits, health kits, items for assembly of kits and cash donations collected by local churches at Fall Association meetings and at drop off points in the DOC Region. Also included will be additional “hands on” experiences at agencies related to the UCC & DOC churches in Little Rock such as a community crisis center, food bank/pantries and Habitat, etc. Registration is limited to eighteen (18) persons.

A seventh load of completed buckets (225), empty buckets (about 250), 200 school kits and 400 health kits and items (over 5,000 ponds) for assembling buckets, school kits and health kits were delivered last fall to the Church World Service Center by a team of eight persons from Illinois churches. While in Little Rock they spent three days assembling and processing clean up buckets, school kits and health kits. They also visited nearby Heifer Ranch, worked at a local church food pantry assembling baskets for Thanksgiving and stocked shelves with Christmas items at a Habitat for Humanity Re-Store.

DETAILS: Plans are to leave by bus at 8:00 am from St. John UCC, Lincoln, on Saturday, November 10th and return on Friday, November 16th. Work projects and mission experiences, side trips and fun will fill Sunday through Thursday. Housing will be in The Retreat House at Ferncliff Camp. The group will prepare meals and/or eat out depending on the work schedule. The CWS Center is housed at Ferncliff. Meals while travelling will be the responsibility of each person. The cost for travel, housing and meals is $390.

For more information please contact: Dave Kniker at 309-853-7814 or [email protected]

Church World Service Disaster Center Mission Trip
Saturday, November 10 – Friday, November 16, 2018
Organized by the Western Association Disaster Response Team –
For members/friends of Illinois-Wisconsin Region, (Disciples) and Illinois Conference, UCC
$390.00 – includes housing, meals & travel

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