2023 Sneedville Trip
2023 Sneedville Trip Dates: June 17-24
Cost: $150 ($50 is a non-refundable deposit).
Age: Minimum Age 12 (with parent) or 14 without parent.
Application Deadline: May 1 (includes this application and $50 non-refundable deposit).
Adults (18+) must complete criminal background check.
SNEEDVILLE MISSION TRIP
Each summer, a mission team of youth and adults travel to Sneedville, TN, a small town in Hancock County, to serve throughout the community. Hancock County is one of the most financially disadvantage counties in the U.S. Throughout the week the mission team centers on God, seeking to be in partnership in God’s mission. Devotion, praise and worship are an important element of each day. The team serves in the community in four areas of ministry – construction; a Vacation Bible School program; a nursing home ministry; and a women’s program. The team works closely with Jubilee Project, a United Methodist ministry.
At Christmas, gifts are collected for children and adults in need in the community and transported for personal delivery by some of those who want to remain connected with the community throughout the year. This is a very special opportunity to bring the spirit of Christ to many children and adult nursing home residents who normally go without many of the things taken for granted in our society. The gift requests are for basic necessities such as cloths and shoes but many participants contribute with extravagant generosity.
2023 Trip Information
General Trip Information
The team will depart on Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 am and will return on Saturday, June 24 around 6:00 pm. All participants are required to stay for the entire week. The participation cost is $150 per person and includes all expenses with the exception of lunch on the trip down and the trip back (you may pack your own) and any other incidental spending you choose to do during the week.
Participants must be at least 14 years old at the time of the trip. Youth, ages 12 and 13, may attend if a parent also participates in the trip. Those youth will be eligible to work on the backyard Bible or nursing home teams.
We will organize a date to meet as a team before the trip to answer any questions and to assist all those attending with necessary information. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet everyone ahead of time to begin relationship building.
Fundraising projects raise the funds that are used to purchase supplies for construction projects and for the Backyard Bible sites, nursing home, and women’s ministries. All team members are expected to participate.
The first fundraiser will be a Monday night pasta dinner on Monday, April 17th at Centreville UMC. The dinner will run from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Preparation for the dinner including the cooking and set up will begin earlier in the afternoon. Clean up of the kitchen and Fellowship Hall will follow the dinner. There will be a sign-up genius sent out well in advance of the dinner.
The second fundraiser will be a Sneedville yard sale scheduled for Saturday, June 3. There will be many ways to help that day and in the week prior in preparation for the sale. Once again, a sign-up genius will be sent out for all to participate.
Please mark your calendars now for those important dates along with the following:
May 1 – application due date
May 30 – June 2 – Yard sale items accepted in the ROC
TBA – Commissioning Sunday
June 16 – Pack the truck
June 24 – Team leaves
Mission Team Application Process
*** Each person must submit the following items, completed in full, at the time of application:
- This online 2023 Sneedville, TN Mission Application and Code of Conduct agreement (required for all participants, parent signature also required for those under the age of 18)
- Emergency Care Form – with medical information (available at https://centreville-umc.org/resources/forms/)
- Participant fee of $150 covers the cost of all meals, transportation, team t-shirts and team program materials.
- Complete the driver application form for persons 25 and older (available at: https://centreville-umc.org/resources/forms/).
- Complete criminal background check and/or reference check.
* You will be contacted by email if you need either a personal reference check or a Criminal & Sex Offender History background check, or if either needs to be updated.
Applications are considered complete when all information and fees have been received. Note, $50 of the fee is non-refundable. This covers our administrative costs, even if you end up not participating in the trip in the end.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Phil Mohr (email@example.com), Jill Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rachel Rangel (email@example.com).