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  • High School Service Trip

    What: Youthworks service trip; click here for more information

    Who: 9th-12th graders (in the 2018-2019 school year) and adult leaders

    Where: Lake Traverse Dakota Reservation, Sisseton, South Dakota

    When: Sunday, July 14 - Friday, July 19

    Registration: Registration has ended for this trip, but spaces may still be available. Please contact Brian Hornbecker at if you are interested.

    This summer, we are returning to the site of one of our group's previous favorite summer service trips, the Lake Traverse Dakota reservation near Sisseton, South Dakota. We will leave (in rented minivans or large vans) after worship on Sunday, July 14 to travel to Lake Traverse; spend the next four days serving in, learning about, and being part of the community; and travel back home on Friday, July 19.

    For those who have been on previous YouthWorks trips, this one will have a similar structure, schedule, etc. For those who are new to this, you can see the typical schedule for the week on the youthworks website ( or talk to other youth who have gone on previous trips. Basically, we spend the days serving in the community and the evenings learning as a large group or in smaller groups, often engaging in fellowship and fun activities in the community.

    We estimate the full cost of the trip will be around $550 per person, including the registration fee, transportation costs, and meals during travel time. Obviously, this could change slightly as prices fluctuate for food, gas, car rental, etc., but we don't expect it to change dramatically. Scholarship funding is available. Registration forms and a deposit of $100 were due by Friday, November 16 to secure a spot on the trip and another $100 payment will be due by Monday, January 14. The remaining funds will be due closer to the time of the trip. You can bring or send payments to me in the church office. If you do not send or give them directly to Brian, please make sure to leave a note or write "youth service trip payment" in the memo line.

    We will, of course, be spending some youth group time in the spring focusing on preparing for this trip. It will be very important for those youth going on the trip to come to youth group on those nights, and we will let you know ahead of time which weeks those will be.

    If you have any questions about the trip, contact Brian Hornbecker at

  • MIDDLe School Camp

    Our middle school (grades 6-8) youth are going to Witnesses camp at Luther Crest from July 28 to August 2. There may still be spaces available in that camp week, as well as in some other weeks that Witnesses is being held. You can see more information and details about these camps at

    Registration for this trip will be through Luther Crest's online registration system. (Click here and then click on "click here to register online now.") If you have been to any overnight program at or with Luther Crest in previous years, you probably already have an account in the system. If not, create one. When you get to the point of enrolling in a program the system will ask you for a "group registration code." Please contact Brian Hornbecker at for our group registration code. You need to enter this in order to be assigned to our group and take advantage of the deposit we have already paid. Once you have filled in all the required information, you will be registered and should get a confirmation email. Please note that you can pay your balance over time and do not need to pay it all at once.

    If you have any questions about the trip, contact Brian Hornbecker at