PineRidgeSignAn Intergenerational Service Trip for KMUCC youth, and adults who love them.

I am very pleased and excited to announce that at our first planning meeting we chose a destination for our 2019 service-learning trip: “Re-Member,” an organization on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. I encourage you to visit the Re-Member website.

There are many organizations that host folks who want to travel and volunteer. Some cater to those interested in doing “short term mission trips” which combine hands-on service with evangelizing. Others simply offer travelers a way to add meaning and compassion to a vacation.

While there are positive aspects to both of those models, we’ve chosen an organization that offers another way:

  • There will be many hours of satisfying volunteer work -- work that makes a real contribution to people’s lives: building bunk-beds, adding insulating skirting to trailer homes, building wheel-chair ramps, installing outhouses, working in community gardens.
  • There will be opportunities to spend money to support the local economy. 

But perhaps most important of all, there will be opportunities to connect with Lakota people and to learn about their history, culture, and spirituality. We’ll tour the reservation and have our hearts cracked open by the ways that poverty threatens to obscure the beauty and resilience of the place and the people.

And when we return we’ll bring Pine Ridge and its people with us in our hearts and minds, to inform the way we think, act, advocate, and pray.

At our next planning meeting, 11:30 Sunday, May 13, we’ll choose our travel dates and create a calendar of fundraisers. While there is a lower age limit of 12 years, there is no upper age limit. On Pine Ridge the wisdom of the elders is honored and prioritized. Join us!

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 4790 SE Logus Road

Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

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 Phone: 503.654.6770

Email: office [at] kairosucc.org

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