Youth & Family

United Youth Preparing for a Service Trip to Denver.

 

Fourteen youth and three adults will be traveling to Denver, CO, August 1-6, to serve the underhoused and homeless communities in the Denver metro area. We will be volunteering with different kinds of social services, especially ones that address the consistent need for safe, quality, and affordable housing including food banks, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and clothing distribution shelters. During our time in Denver, we will get a first-hand look at the housing challenges and hope to gain a better understanding and perspective about these sad realities many are facing.

In addition to serving, we will also have some free time to explore the many sights in Denver including the Colorado River, Estes Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. As we prepare for this trip, we ask for your prayers that we will serve and love like Jesus and be open to learning from the community we’re serving. We ask you to pray for safe travel, open hearts, the opportunity to plant seeds of faith and to grow in our own faith.

United Lutheran Church has always been so supportive of our youth, and on behalf of the youth board, youth, and their families, we thank you for your years of support. Covid disrupted several travel opportunities for many of us, and so we are grateful and excited about this trip to Denver. With costs on the rise, however, we are still working on raising funds to support each youth and adult. If you feel moved to contribute some funds to financially support our trip to Denver, we would be so grateful. As a thank you, we will look forward to hosting a Dessert Reception in your honor where we will share our trip experiences. Thank you, again, for your continued support.