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Mission Trips 
Each year our church takes on a mission trip to help an area that needs more hands on help, fellowship, and Christian love. This year we stayed in our home town of Sturgis and helped families that needed a variety of fixings. Decks were rebuilt, brush was cleared, painting was done, and roofs repaired. 
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Mission Trip – June 23- July 1 Gatlinburg, KY 
“Our” mission trip June 25th through July 1st is to Gatlinburg, Kentucky to help with the devastation from fires. Everyone is part of this ministry of sharing God’s love.  
The team is staying at the Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church and working directly with the LIVE-IT ministry through the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
Thank you all for the response to the sloppy joe lunch. The donations received were $199.00.
There is a sign up sheet for purchasing Mission Trip T-shirts on the bulletin board outside the sanctuary. Near the chapel and sanctuary entrances will be ladders with tags of items needed for our congregation’s mission trip. The items are letters of support that are read during times of devotion, gas gift cards (please turn in to office), sponsorship donations, and snacks that are used for sack lunches on job sites or traveling to and from Gatlinburg.
The next meeting will be May 15th at 7:00 p.m. in fellowship hall. Please plan to attend this meeting if you are interested in joining the team. Release and medical forms need to be turned in at this meeting.

Mission Trip 2018
We have already started planning for the 2018 mission trip. We met for the first time on September 26 and started talking about places and dates.
The group decided to pick a place closer to home. Repairing flood damage in Wisconsin was discussed. We also tentatively picked the week of July 8-14. Bob Yoder was going to look into different locations and bring it back to the group.
Our second meeting is scheduled for October 17. More details will be discussed and decided.
As with all our other mission trips, we will be having fundraisers throughout the coming months to help with expenses.
The mission team members are going to try doing fall/winter work orders.This might include cleaning, small construction, painting, yard clean-up (weather permitting), etc. Another opportunity to donate to the mission trip through spring work orders will be available when the complete team will be identified. Work order papers are available in the church office.
If you have questions about what type of tasks can be completed by the team, contact the office and they will have someone on the team get in touch with you.
We are still looking for more people to come on our next mission trip.
If you are interested or have questions, please come to our next meeting.
We will announce the date and time.