IMMERSE Small Group | 6:30 pm
IMMERSE is a small group designed for High School students that want to dig deeper into the topics being taught during Wayzata's Sunday morning worship service. We want to come alongside High School students to help them engage in the adult service as they become adults themselves. This small group will also have an opportunity for creative components we incorporate throughout the year.
30 Hour Famine | April 13-14 | 7:00 pm-7:00 am
This year we will participate in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine. This will not be easy. 30 hours is just the beginning. Go hungry with us for 30 hours to help raise funds for those who go hungry all the time. Our fast will begin at 1:00 am Friday morning. Drink lots of liquids (including juice and milk or other healthy drinks). Then, join us on Friday at the church starting at 7:00 pm for a lock-in with service opportunities and teaching times around hunger and poverty. We will break our fast at 7:00 am with breakfast on Saturday. The goal of this event is to raise money for those going hungry. If you cannot fast for 30 hours (or if you cannot fast from food for medical or other reasons) feel free to adapt as NEEDED but we would encourage you to challenge yourself. This is not just a lock-in. We want each person who comes to raise at least $40 (which is enough to feed and care for one child for one month). Our goal as a group is to raise $1,500.
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Hope Poverty Simulation | May 2 | 5:30-8:00 pm | Wayzata Free
In the face of overwhelming global need, it’s easy to feel paralyzed. As believers, we know we’re called to act, but what do we do? You are invited to take a first step by symbolically slipping into the shoes of men and women living in poverty to gain a greater understanding of what it’s like from the inside. The Hope Poverty Simulation is a 2 1/2-hour, immersive, experiential learning opportunity designed to help participants symbolically experience the realities of a lifetime spent living in poverty. Over the course of the simulation, you will be confronted with a series of challenges that mimic the complex, everyday realities that men and women living in poverty are forced to grapple with. This experience will benefit anyone interested in learning more about engaging in global poverty. Please wear clothing suitable for sitting on the ground and closed-toe shoes. Appropriate for ages 14+. Contact George at email@example.com with questions.
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Parents' Night Out
May 4 | 5:30-9:30 pm | Wayzata Free
Parents' Night Out is a fundraiser for the Haiti Mission Trip. Parents can have a night out while their kids have an awesome night in at church! Kids will enjoy games, craft, snack, and a movie. The High School Haiti mission trip team will volunteer that night, along with other students and adults. There is no cost but free will donations will help cover expenses of the Haiti trip. We are asking parents to register their child(ren) prior to May 4. Contact Bekah at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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Haiti Mission Trip | June 17-23
This summer the high school group will be going to Haiti for their Missions Trip. The team is full but please be in prayer for our students and leaders going and stay tuned for ways to partner with them in fundraising opportunities leading up to the trip.
AWOL | July 15-20
AWOL (A Work of Love) is our middle school summer missions experience to Maple Hill Estates mobile home community in Corcoran, MN. For this week to happen, we rely on the leadership of key high school student leaders. This is a week that we spend sleeping in campers, loving on kids in the community, putting on a VBS and generally helping the community of Maple Hill Estates. There is no cost for High School student leaders. Current 9th grade students: you are welcome to apply but will only be accepted if we have a second site this year. AWOL training day is MANDATORY and is Monday, July 9th. Click here to register.