During GA 224 and as a part of the Office of the General Assembly’s Hands and Feet initiative, The Center: Mission Outside the Box will offer hands-on service opportunities for GA-affiliated visitors, family members, youth groups, and friends. We will offer up to 4 service options, from 8:30-noon, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 22, 24, 25 and 26.
The Center’s model places visiting group volunteers with local congregations and community partners who are engaged in long-term, partnership-based ministry with their neighbors. This model depends on prioritizing the cultivation and nurturing of relationships across a complex web of people and institutions, often across lines of race, class, theology, and culture. As a result, our partners’ concrete needs sometimes fall between the cracks.
Volunteers wanting to serve in Baltimore while attending GA 224 will be placed with one of The Center’s partners to support their neighborhood ministry. For instance, a highly-used food pantry may need to be cleaned out and organized. A growing neighborhood after school program may need its room painted and cleaned. An urban church with runoff challenges may need help installing a rain garden to stem runoff from sidewalks and roofs. Service options will vary, but all options will arise from projects designed by our partners.
Per day, per person, no housing = $30
Per day, per person, housing = $50
More details and registration information will be available in late fall of 2019.