UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
2012 High School Mission Trip!
With the Blessing of the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, the Consistory Offices of Youth & Young Adult Ministry and Christian Charity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA announce its missionary trip for High School aged teenagers to Orthodox Christian Mission Center and St. Photios Shrine in St. Augustine, FL.
The High School Mission Trip to St. Augustine will take place August 4 - 12, 2012. Orthodox Christian Mission Center(OCMC) is the official international missionary organization of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in North America (formerly SCOBA) While at OCMC and St. Photios Shrine our Team will be involved in the following:
- Aiding OCMC with work in their ministry, experiencing long and short term missionary training
- Going into the community to serve meals to the homeless of St. Augustine
- Aiding in renovations to St. Photios Shrine
On-line registration is open now and this link may be used to begin the registration process. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UOChsmissionapplication
You may also go to the Youth Ministry section of the website at www.uocyouth.org/UOChighschoolmission.html for a link to the on-line application as well as to discover additional information concerning the trip. Applicants must also have a completed Spiritual Father reference form, which is attached to this email.
The cost is $525 which includes accommodations, meals, in-city travel, but does not include transportation to St. Augustine. All monies for the trip are the participant’s responsibility. If accepted for the mission team, the participant will receive a packet with materials instructing them how they can raise the funds needed for the trip. With the Grace of God, the fund raising is not as difficult as it may seem. GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE! The Jr Ukrainian Orthodox League is generously providing grant monies to team members to help defray the cost of the trip. Grant applications are also available on-line.
All applications MUST be postmarked by June 1, 2012. There are only five(5) places available on the team and applicants must be at least fifteen years of age. To learn more about OCMC, visit their website at www.ocmc.org.
Teenagers will join members of the National Board of the Jr. Ukrainian Orthodox League on the trip.
We pray that you will apply to participate in this ground-breaking trip to act upon the command of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to "Go Forth, make disciples of All Nations".
In Christ’s Love,
Protodeacon Ihor Mahlay - Director of the Consistory Office of Christian Charity
Natalie Kapeluck Nixon – Director of the Consistory Office of Youth and Young Ministry