- Date: 07/30/22 - 08/06/22
- Church Partner: Cadillac CRC
- Availability: CLOSED
- Trip Type: High School
- Rate: $375 USD before April 1st
- *$425 USD after April 1st
- Capacity: 40
In Church Partnership With
During the day worksites will be located at owner occupied homes, a family resource center, elder care facilities, a title-one elementary school, and homeless shelters. There will also be a few intentional “creation care” projects. Some examples of worksite projects are:
- Yard work
- Thrift store sorting
- Highway and river cleanup
- Playing games and hymn sing-alongs with seniors
- Elementary school reading support activities
- Street evangelism
Cadillac is a “Northern Michigan” city with a population of 10,000 with another 10,000 in the greater community. Within the city is an entire lake that is over 2.5 miles long, along with several parks and beaches. While there are many healthy elements in our community, 44% of children under the age of 5 live below the poverty line and 64% of people in our county do not identify as Christian. Our church congregation, about 250 people, has a long history of connections with services such as homeless shelters, food pantries, home improvement and creation care efforts.
Cadillac CRC is the host for this SERVE site. Participants will sleep in the church, worship in our main church worship area and eat in our newly updated kitchen and fellowship room. We have also recently installed A/C in the main floor of the building. Our church campus is large and includes a community garden, a legit Frisbee golf course, a fire pit and a wooded area for games. Showers will be available at the local YMCA or an area school.
We are planning a tubing event down the Platte River which is a pristine easy float river that empties into beautiful Lake Michigan, where we will enjoy some beach and picnic time.
Registration fees do NOT include transportation to and from the sites. Each church group must provide vehicle(s) and adult driver(s) for the entire mission experience regardless of whether you fly or drive to the site. The vehicles you bring will be used to transport small groups to the work site each day, so 12-passenger vans or mini-vans are preferred. Cars do not facilitate the transportation of an entire small group in one vehicle, so please do not bring them. If you wish to bring a bus, please check with the Host Team to see if this is acceptable before you make arrangements. If your group is unable to provide van transportation, please have a youth leader call the ThereforeGo Ministries office to discuss options and additional charges.
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) or Traverse City, MI (TVC). Please DO NOT book airfare until you have received email confirmation from ThereforeGo Ministries that you have been placed at this site.