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Marvin United Methodist Church

Mission Week

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Mission Week is a foundation of Marvin’s outreach and service. Every year, Marvin members and friends roll up their sleeves and volunteer for Mission Week. People of all ages and all skill levels, from professional carpenters and electricians to those who have never hammered a nail, work together to work miracles in a one-week time frame. Over the years it has grown to include four churches: Marvin, Pollard, St. Paul’s and Whitehouse UMCs. 

Participants of all ages experience a wide-variety of hands-on missions during the week, from construction projects to a neighborhood festival! Mission Week provides fun and meaningful opportunities for service. There's a place for everyone, whether it's doing yard work, carpentry, taking pictures or cooking and serving meals.

Mission Week 2015 will be June 12-20.

OUR MISSION

Since 1988, one of the foundations for Marvin’s Christian outreach and service has been Mission Week! Participants of all ages experience a wide-variety of “hands-on” missions during the week, from construction projects to a neighborhood festival! Mission Week provides fun and meaningful opportunities for service! 

2015 DATES

  • REGISTRATION—Begins the first week of May. You can register online or pick up forms from the church. Shirts and caps will also go on sale mid-May.
  • KICK-OFF DINNER—6 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Pollard UMC
  • WORK DAYS—Saturday, June 13; Monday-Friday, June 15-19.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL—6 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at St. Paul’s
  • CLOSING CELEBRATION—6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Marvin UMC

HOW YOU CAN SERVE DURING MISSION WEEK

You can deliver water and ice or do major construction or do minor construction or roof or paint or do yard work or do electrical work or do plumbing or take digital photos or run errands or work at the festival or crochet or cook or serve meals or work with children or be a youth helper or pray or give money! We need YOU!

KIDS SERVE

Join Lovie and your friends from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 15-19, helping with various mission projects at St. Paul’s Church. Parents should drop off kids going into first grade through fifth grade at St. Paul. We’ll take the kids to Pollard UMC for lunch at noon and parents can pick up at 1 p.m. at Pollard. On Thursday parents should pick up at 3 p.m. from a location to be announced for our end-of-serving celebration.

STUDENTS

We’re trying something new for our mid high mission trip this year: staying home! Rather than traveling to find people to help, we’ll help those in our own back yard.We will work on Mission Week projects during the day, and then head out for fun activities like a water park and iJump, then come back to Marvin for dinner, games and sleep. It’s a week-long lock in! The camp is open to incoming sixth-graders through incoming freshmen. Contact Boomer Swoape for information.

 

Click here to visit our Mission Week photo album.

Watch the video below to see what we did!

 

Mission Week 2014 from MUMC Media on Vimeo.