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Youth Service and Mission

 NATIONAL SERVICE

NEXT HOSANNA 2012 MISSION TEAM MEETING WILL BE APRIL 15 (11:30 - 12:30).

Recognizing the great need that exists around our own nation, North Shore Congregational Church has sought to serve in areas where our members can truly make an impact as well as learn from and connect with those they meet. 

Hosanna Industries, Inc.   The 2011 trip was a huge success for the second year in a row. The third NSCC trip promises to be even better. An Informational Meeting about the 2012 All-Church Mission Trip was held October 23. Click here for meeting agenda. Download the 2012 NSCC mission trip application here. Fill our the volunteer registration form here. Contact Ben if you are interested. 

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Previous Service Events - click to read more below

Hosanna Industries, Inc. is a mission near Pittsburgh, PA that for the past 20 years has provided home repair and new-home construction for those in need.

Since 1990, the mission has completed over 2200 projects in the local Pittsburgh Region and throughout the nation while leading volunteers for over 133,000 volunteer workdays. The total market value for these projects exceeds $26 million while the mission has only spent approximately $12 million for this work as groups like our NSCC youth come to share their talents.

The youth of NSCC were blessed to work alongside Hosanna's dedicated, trained staff to construct a community center in July 2010. In 2011 the trip to Hosanna Industries, Inc. was open to all ages.

View insightful reflections on the Hosanna Industries mission trip that were shared as part of Mission and Camp Sunday from an eighth grader, a sophomore, and a senior.

 

Guest House Service event was March 19. Thanks to all who supported the Guest House of Milwaukee. Guest house is a shelter that provides men in Milwaukee not only meals and a place to stay, but also many other resources to help its clients move toward healthier lifestyles. Click here to learn more about Guest House. Share your time as we help improve their facilities.

CROP Walk was October 10, 2010 -  Why a walk? Around the U.S., people of all different faiths choose to participate in the CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) walk to remind themselves that the third of all people on this planet who do not have access to clean drinking water often have to walk great distances to get any water at all. The walk is an opportunity to be in solidarity (in some small way) with those who are forced to walk each day to survive.

Learn more about interfaith efforts to eliminate hunger in Milwaukee and beyond by visiting http://www.interfaithconference.org/CROPWalk.htm.

 

Habitat for Humanity and A Brush With Kindness have provided an outlet to serve homeowners in a tangible way. Students who enjoy physical work and being outside have greatly appreciated our partnership with these organizations. Watch for the next opportunity to join in the Habitat build.

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Liturgists: Children and youth in grades 4-12 are encouraged to take a turn serving as liturgists (reading scripture) during the 10:30am worship.

 

Respite Days are designed to give a "respite" to parents of children with special needs. NSCC students have volunteere at these days of fun, games, crafts, activities, and more. These Respite Days serving the youth of Children's Service Society of WI are a unique and moving opportunity to open your understanding to the sacredness found in others.

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WHY WE DO IT - Our Philosophy

Community Service gives North Shore youth opportunities to use their gifts (or learn new ones). Community begins with our families, our congregation, and our immediate neighborhoods, so our service reflects that. Yet, in our increasingly interdependent world, community extends beyond that - not only to the entire greater Milwaukee Area, but also to every person on the planet. That's why students can experience cultures ranging from their fellow church members' homes down the block to people they have never met before living 100s or 1000s  of miles away. As with PF, youth are encouraged to invite friends to NSCC community service and other events (whether or not they are members at NSCC).