Welcome to Mt. Hope Congregational Church, where faith, hope, and love meet!
We know your visit today is via the internet, but even so we appreciate you being with us.
Pairs ‘n Spares (note date change!) will meet on Sun., January 27 at 12:15 at Archie’s Restaurant.
Friends in Christ (FIC) will be getting together on Sat., January 26 at New Peking Restaurant at 6 p.m.
Please RSVP by signing up on the Involvement Board or email Cindy Lectka at email@example.com
Summer 2013 Mission Trip
Buckner, KY June 30—July 6
***The most incredible week of your year is about to happen…
One of the most powerful experiences in the Christian life is knowing that God did something amazing through you.
That’s exactly what you will encounter when you go to a Group Workcamp with Firm Faith youth group.
Workcamps are week-long Christian mission camps where you and your friends will serve people in need through challenging home repair projects. For six days, you’ll join other youth groups to repair sagging porches, rebuild unsafe steps and wheelchair ramps, and paint homes. You’ll transform a house and God will transform your faith.
These summer mission trips are high-energy and action-packed, yet powerful and life-changing. Workcamps are big: our camp will have around 400 teens participate which creates big energy and excitement throughout the entire week.
As you obey Jesus’ command to “love your neighbor” through selfless service, you’ll bring hope to people who desperately need it. It’s a powerful experience…and a launching point for a faith that’s deepened, renewed, or even begun for the very first time.
***Questions and Answers
When and where is the mission trip?
The trip is from June 30-July 6, 2013. Our destination is Buckner, KY, where we’ll meet up with dozens of other churches to do home repair.
Who can go?
Anyone who’s in sixth grade on up!
How much does it cost?
The total fee is $349. This covers transportation, room, board, a t-shirt, and materials for the work sites. We will have fundraisers and scholarships to help defray the cost. Don’t let the cost keep you from coming on the trip!
Where do we stay?
We camp out at a local high school, where we’ll eat, sleep, hang out, and worship together. You’ll sleep on a classroom floor, so bring an air mattress or cot!
Who will I work with?
For the five days during the week, you’ll be part of a dedicated six-person work crew. This crew is made up of people from different churches — and we promise that they’ll become your best friends by the end of the week!
What do we do?
Your crew will be assigned to a house to perform one or more projects. These can range from painting to building a porch to landscaping to a dozen other home repair tasks. Don’t worry if you have no idea how to do these — teaching and learning is part of the experience!
Will we do anything other than work?
Absolutely! The camp has two daily sessions full of singing, dancing, skits, and challenges. There’s plenty of time to hang out with friends and have fun, too. And on Wednesday, our youth group will take a half-day to go do a fun activity together!
I’d like more information!
Call Pastor Justin (734 968 1847), go to groupmissiontrips.com, or attend our first mission trip meeting on February 3rd!
Sounds good — where do I sign up?
Get in your $50 deposit (made out to Mt. Hope) to Pastor Justin as soon as possible — this reserves your spot on the trip. Then look over the checklist in this brochure for important dates and meetings coming up.
***Important Dates and To Do Checklist
NOW: Turn in $50 deposit to hold your spot!
Feb 3: Mission Trip meeting #1
March 9: Bowl-o-Rama fundraiser
March 10: 1st payment ($150) due
April 14: Mission Trip meeting #2
May 12: Mission Trip meeting #3
May 12: 2nd payment ($150) due
May 12: Application due
June 16: Mission Trip meeting #4
June 30: Leave for Kentucky!
A Reminder to New Board Members — Trustee, Deacon and Mission Boards will meet on Mon., January 21 at 7 p.m. We meet together in the
Fellowships Hall before regrouping to work together for the good of Mt. Hope. 2013 will be a great year for Mt. Hope and our ministry for Christ.
Youth Group Progressive Dinner, Sunday, January 20. Sign up on the Involvement Board to feed 15-30 people one part of the five course meal in
your home—fruit/salad, appetizer, soup & bread, entrée or dessert.
Soup Sunday is ONE week away! Sign up to bring a crock of your favorite soup. Invite family and friends to join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by
a delicious lunch—only $5 for all you can eat soup.
January 13th – Mission project: Make frozen meals for the elderly (normal youth group time)
January 20th – Progressive Dinner (normal youth group time)
February 3rd – Mission Trip meeting #1
February 15th – The Big Fat Lockin!
February 24th – Chili Cookoff
March 9th – Bowlorama fundraiser (1-4pm at Oak Lanes)
March 17th – Whirlyball outing (normal youth group time)
March 21st – Winter Jam multi-band Christian concert
March 23rd – PBJ Outreach to Detroit’s homeless (7:30 am)
March 31st – Easter Sunday (no youth group)
April 3rd – Mystery Road Trip!
April 14th – Mission Trip meeting #2
April TBA – Tigers game outing
April TBA – Mission Project: Community dance prep
May 5th – Mission Project: Squeegee Wash (normal youth group time)
May 11th – Hines Drive Bike Trip
May 12th – Mission Trip meeting #3
May 19th – Last youth group
June 16th – Mission Trip meeting #4
June 30th – July 6th – Mission Trip: 2013 Summer Mission Trip: Group Workcamp in Buckner, KY ($399 a person, $50 deposit)
The Mt. Hope Literary and Chocolate Pie Society is exactly that — a group of book-lovers who also love pie! This group meets together on the first Tuesday of every month to enjoy desserts while talking about a recently read novel.
This month’s novel is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Twain. We’ll meet on January 8th at 6:00 p.m. Please sign up on the involvement board if you can lead the discussion, bring dinner, bring drinks, or bring dessert.