Youth Summer Trips!
CROSS Missions Spring Break
CROSS Missions is an opportunity to engage in meaningful and personal service in and around the Charleston community from our youth (middle AND high school!). CROSS combines worship, reflection, and service, so youth can serve at a different ministry site each morning and afternoon. We will develop a deeper sense of God’s call for each of us to love our neighbor. This will be our first-ever spring-break trip during the first half of GCS’ spring break; you’d be back with time in your break to still relax!
Due to the generosity of ORPC’s endowment, ORPC youth and young adults are able to take a trip to the ecumenical, monken community of Taize in France. After spending a few days in Paris, ORPC’s cohort will make their way to Taize where they will engage in worship, Bible study, reflection, and community building. Come experience a new way of connecting with God, learn about new cultures, and meet Christians from around the globe! Registration closes September 30th and can be done by emailing Chris.
Massanetta Middle School Conference is a hands-on, faith filled experience in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Middle schoolers (rising sixth through graduated eighth grade) from across the country gather to participate in keynote, recreation, music, and small “Encounter Groups” led by an outstanding group of high school and adult leaders. The theme this year will be announced in September!
Montreat High School Conference is a unique faith space that gathers hundreds of Presbyterian high schoolers (rising ninth through graduated twelfth grade) for a week of deep faith formation. A day in the life at the retreat center in the beautiful North Carolina mountains includes keynote, music, energizers, small groups, recreation, and plenty of down time for rest and renewal. We’ll stay in a private, rented house; the theme this year will be announced in October”.