This trip has been cancelled due to COVID-19, however we are offering SERVE@HOME for 2020.Read More
- Date: 07/17/21 - 07/24/21
- Church Partner: Talbot Street CRC
- Availability: CANCELLED
- Rate: $450 CAD before April 1st
- *$500 CAD after April 1st
- Capacity: 60
In Church Partnership With
Talbot Street CRC
- LUSO Community Services
- Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre
- Habitat for Humanity
- Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation
- London Food Bank
- Sanctuary London
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre
- and more!
Located along Canada’s busiest highway about halfway between Toronto and Detroit, London, Ontario has long been described as a big city with a small town feel. Once home to many of Canada’s insurance companies, financial sector, and a centre of diverse manufacturing, London has in more recent years, fallen on hard economic times. The departures in the last few years of companies like Electro-Motive Canada, Ford Motor Company, Sterling Trucks, McCormick-Beta Brands, and recently Kelloggs, have resulted in a community with one of Ontario’s highest jobless rates and growing numbers of working poor and people struggling to make ends meet. Talbot Street Church’s partnership with Sanctuary London has been an inspiring and integral part of London SERVE for several years.
Participants will stay at Talbot Street Church, located in the heart of downtown London. This facility has bright carpeted rooms for sleeping, and is air conditioned. Showers are located off site at the local YMCA.
We will spend the morning of our day away at a nearby conservation area which has lots of trails and a beautiful waterfall. The afternoon with be at the beach on the shore of Lake Huron.
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.
For your decision-making purposes, the closest airport is London, ON International Airport (YXU). Please DO NOT book airfare until you have received email confirmation from ThereforeGo Ministries that you have been placed at this site.