Sierra Service Project Announces Sacramento Weekends of Service
During the 2011-2012 school year, youth groups from across Northern California participated in a Weekend of Service, sharing Christ's love through acts of service in the Sacramento area with Sierra Service Project (SSP). Junior high and high school youth worked on construction projects for local nonprofits and homeowners, and were challenged to grow in their relationship with God.
During two weekends, teenagers worked for Soil Born Farms (nonprofit educational urban farm), St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s Health Outreach Clinic, and two local homeowners. They demolished and rebuilt two walls, installed flooring and painted rooms. We expect similar types of work this year to include carpentry, floor and wall repairs, and painting.
This school year SSP has dedicated five weekends for youth to serve the Sacramento area through acts of service and love:
• November 2-4, 2012
• November 9-11, 2012 (Veteran’s Day)
• February 1-3, 2013
• February 15-17, 2013 (President’s Day)
• February 22-24, 2013
In the evenings, the group will share a hot meal together and spend time in fellowship, learning through scripture and discussions.
The cost of these weekends is $95 per participant which includes housing, food, building materials and a t-shirt. Scholarships are available up to $25 per youth.
To register a group, visit our website or call our office for more information. If your group is interested in a particular weekend outside of these dates, call the office to discuss the possibilities. SSP also runs week-long service programs across the West for youth groups, and sends teams to Study and Serve in Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Sierra Service Project
Tue, October 2, 2012
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