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Mission Trips – 2019

2019 First UMC Rockwall – Hurricane Harvey Rebuild Trips

January 17-21 | Beaumont/Port Arthur Area, Texas

Wednesday – Sunday (MLK Weekend)

Travel Days: Wednesday, January 17; travel back home: Sunday, January 21; personal vehicles, fuel costs can be reimbursed

Work Days: Assigned project/projects: Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Lodging:  The former church location at Mauriceville (more information to come)

Work Location:  Beaumont/Port Arthur, Tx Area

Type of work anticipated:  Rebuild Type Work — hanging sheet rock, tape and float, carpentry, special needs projects according to team member’s skills, if asked

Trip fee:  $90 per person  ($40 for lodging/facilities fee at the Sinton church, $50 for food, snacks, beverages = ten total meals; if the team does not take a cook, we will involve cooks at First UMC Rockwall to prepare in advance breakfast and supper dishes that will be frozen and transported to Sinton for popping in the oven; if so, the trip fee will be reduced accordingly)

Packing:

1. Clothes – work, after-work informal/comfortable (suggestion list coming the first week of May)

2. Shoes – work boots or steel-toed for on the job, after-work casual, “tennis shoes,” sandals, etc.

3. Tools – personal hand tools, work gloves, battery powered drills and drivers (suggestion list coming first week of May)

4. Bedding/Linens:  bedding/sleeping back, pillow, towel and wash cloth, etc.

First UMC Rockwall Team Leader: Rev. Clay Womack,  cwomack@fumcrockwall.com     

Pre-trip team meeting: Jan. 14, 6:30 PM

Register TODAY:

(if a returning Harvey participant)  download the medical/liability form only; fill out and notarize form; return form to Clay

If a trip team member prefers to not register online, please contact Rev. Clay Womack ASAP

All team members must have a still-current background check through First UMC Rockwall; please notify Clay asap if you need the background check; it is also highly encouraged that all team members take the Ministry Safe online training; notify Clay for the online link; the training takes approximately 1.5 hours

If “no”, contact your church for a background check to be run through its auspices; send verification to Clay Womack at cwomack@fumcrockwall.com

Required Forms

Emergency Contact Form

Medical and Liability Form

Mission Convenant Agreement

Individual Volunteer Skill Form

Future Hurricane Harvey Rebuild Trips

We will have sign ups available for these trips.

First UMC Rockwall trips scheduled:
March 14-17 (Family/Parent-Child (+14) Trip) – Rockport/Sinton/Aransas Pass, Texas
May 1-5 (Adult Trip) – Victoria, Texas
July – Possible Youth Leadership trip
September 22-26 (Adult Trip) – TBD

North Texas Conference sponsored Harvey Trips:
May 23-27 (Memorial Weekend) Adult Trip – Victoria, Texas
Summer:  Center For Missional Outreach push to encourage local churches to deepen/embed adult support in their church’s summer youth mission trips
October 10-14 (includes Columbus Day) Adult Trip – Victoria, Texas
December 26-31 – Young Adults (High School-Age 24) – Rockport/Sinton

Also:  Invite by First UMC Frisco for Rockwall to join them as a “combined team:   February 15-18  (Presidents Day Weekend)