MISSION TRIP Dinner and Silent Auction - January 25, 2020
Mark your calendar to come to EYC fundraising dinner - the theme is board games! Sign up to decorate a table or sign up at the table of your choice. Either way, plan to spend a little cash for a good cause. Money raised at the auction will go towards the EYCs 2020 summer mission trip. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated table!
MISSION TRIP to the Eastern Shore - 7-12 July 2019
Once again, thank you to the generosity of the parish community of St. Aidan's, we will be taking our third mission trip to the Eastern Shore. We continue our mission work on the Eastern Shore with Youth Works and Grace Methodist Church in Parksley, Virginia. Our group of fourteen missioners will help sustain a summer day care, work in two different food pantries, help tutor children from families where english is a second language, volunteer at the Lighthouse mission, work in an assisted living facility, and help host Latino community events. We will be integrated with two or three other churches from around the United States and work together to improve the community on the Eastern Shore. We hope to return to Virginia Beach exhausted, inspired, and with stories to share!
EYC Leaders: Chuck Marks and Lynn Meadows
Our Mission Trip to Parksley, Virginia - 2018
Over the years I have supported Mission Trips for the youth of my congregation in many different ways, be it fund-raising, parenting, or helping to lead the group myself. Those trips have come in several different forms to include using host groups like Reach Mission Trips and even planning and running our own trip as well. Each of those missions were inspirational, moving, and satisfied real need in the communities in which we served. My perspective, though, has been focused on completing work, showing progress, even thinking of our impact in terms of “before” and “after.” “See the impact we were making in the community?” “See the difference we have made?” I did not realize that my mindset was somewhat egotistic and was centered on what our group would get out of the trip, rather than the impact we were intending. Click here to read the rest of the article.
Pictures of the trip are below.