The class of 2018 Mission Trip: May 9-13 Chicago
This year our fifth graders traveled to Chicago with their families for their end of the year Mission Trip. With their teacher and 4th grade teacher, they spent four days helping others in need by cooking & delivering meals, packing books, and helping in community gardens. They helped in the greenhouse of a community school whose majority of kids and families had to move when the factories left. They helped to beautify Bowen High School in the South Side of Chicago with other students from Depaul University. They cooked and served food to men and women in a temporary housing facility who need a place to recover from different medical issues. The group also made time to see some of Chicago. They visited the Museum of Science and Industry, The Chicago Skydeck, the Navy Pier, and took a trolley sightseeing tour.
Working with Door Chicago, they completed daily service activities, volunteered in the community every morning, and visited sites in Chicago. Their evenings were spent reflecting on the day and making connections with the overall religious aspect of the experience; overnights spent at the Presbyterian Church in Chicago. This trip offered a time for students and adults to make lasting connections. It was a memorable trip full of learning, growing, and bonding.