Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” — Matthew 22:37-40
Sign up for our 2018 Youth Summer Mission Trips here!
Why do missions?
Why should you go on a mission trip? Or, if you are a parent of a middle school or high school student, why send your youth on one? Mission trips give us an opportunity to step outside of our comfort zone, build lasting friendships with fellow missioners, learn about God’s heart for people, and obey Jesus’s command to love our neighbors as ourselves. Mission trips teach us empathy, leadership, and teamwork, and help open our eyes to see God working in our world today.
We know there are many worthwhile service trips, camps, and jobs for youth to participate in over the summer. But we invite you to prayerfully consider reserving one week this summer to join us for a mission trip. You never know what God will reveal!
ECOT 2018 Youth Summer Mission Trip Summary — A 1 page PDF with everything you need to know!
We are partnering with other Colorado Episcopal churches to offer two YES (Young Episcopalians in Service) trips in the summer of 2018. The trip details are below, as are the dates and times for our youth mission fundraiser and training meetings. All youth who participate in a mission trip are expected to participate in group fundraising efforts, attend training meetings, and work collaboratively with the youth minister to create a short group presentation about their experience after the trip. Please contact Rebecca Cotton with any questions or concerns you may have!
Clendenin, West Virginia June 3-9, 2018
- For rising 9th graders and above (rising 9th graders must have permission from Rebecca Cotton to participate in this trip)
- Focus: flood relief
- Total Cost (including deposit): $799/person. Group fundraising with ECOT covers $533; missioners pay $266
- Deposit*: $100 due to Rebecca Cotton 2/13
Denver JUICE (Justice: Urban Immersive Cooperative Experience) July 22-27, 2018
- For rising 6th graders and above (rising 6th graders must have permission from Rebecca Cotton to participate in this trip)
- Focus: service/outreach and education/advocacy around poverty, homelessness, and injustice
- Total Cost (including deposit): $199/student. Group fundraising with ECOT covers $133; missioners pay $66.
- Deposit*: $50 due to Rebecca Cotton 2/13
Mandatory ECOT Events**
- Tuesday, Feb 13th – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Youth Mission Fundraiser, 4-7:30 pm, Edwards Interfaith Chapel. Youth can work a 2 hr shift.
- Sunday, March 18th – Training Meeting 11:30-1 pm, Edwards Interfaith Chapel
- Sunday, April 15th – Training Meeting 11:30-1 pm, Edwards Interfaith Chapel
- Friday, June 1st – West Virginia Training Meeting ONLY, time and place TBD
- Sunday, July 15th – Denver Training Meeting ONLY, time and place TBD
*If you are concerned about your ability to pay the deposit or missioner cost for a trip, please speak to Rebecca Cotton. We do have some scholarships available, and don’t want anyone to chose not to participate simply because of cost!
**Please talk to Rebecca promptly if you have a conflict with any of these meetings. Thanks!
Sounds great! Where do I sign up?
Please complete this Google form to sign up for either mission trip.
Parents, please speak to Rebecca Cotton if you or someone you know is interested in serving as a chaperone!