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.

Applications for the 2021 trip are not available yet. For more information, please contact Jill Lee at jlee@centreville-umc.org

2022 Sneedville Trip Information

needville, Tennessee Mission Trip

Dates:  June 18-25, 2022

Cost: $120/person  ($50 non-refundable deposit due April 30)

Age Requirements:  Age 14 on your own or age 12 with parent

COVID Vaccines and boosters will be required, along with negative COVID test prior to departure.

 

We are very excited to be able to go to Sneedville this summer, although it will be with some restrictions due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

This will be the 28th year that our church has been going to Sneedville. The owner of Camp Jubilee where we have been so fortunate to stay all this time has suffered a stroke. As we pray for his recovery, he has not been able to use his right side and therefore, the camp is in need of our assistance. Our Construction Team will be stationed at the camp this summer to help with repairs and cleanup of the camp.  This will also help us limit community COVID exposure.

Members of our team visited  the Hancock Manor Nursing Home in December, where we were able to deliver gifts to each of the residents along with sharing a meal with them. We will continue our relationship with the Nursing Home this summer as this will be one of our ministry areas.  The nursing home residents and staff are 98% vaccinated.

Our Ladies Group has a strong relationship with us. We will meet with the ladies this summer during the week.  In order to reduce COVID risk, these sessions will be held outdoors.

Backyard Bible (vacation Bible camp for children) is one area of ministry that those on the trip along with the children in the community find so very rewarding. The Health Department in Sneedville has asked us not to have Backyard Bible this summer due to health and safety issues for all of those involved. What we will be doing for the children is to put together boxes of activities, games and hygiene items that will be delivered to their homes when we are there. There will also be an online component during the week for those children who have internet access.

Please email Jill Lee if you wish to participate in the trip this year, or if you would like additional information.

 

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