Almost Thanksgiving Lock-in Nov. 21 @ 4-10pm
Help cook Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless community. Youth will cook, package the food, and play games. The meals will be delivered to Walteria UMC to be distributed on Thanksgiving.
Service Opportunity: One Voice Project
Friday, Dec 21 @ 6:30-10:30pm
We will meet at RHUMC and carpool to an airport hanger in Santa Monica to help load trucks that will deliver gifts and food to families in need for the holidays. Please dress in warm layers
*Check back in the spring for information about SSP 2019, International Service Trips and KidZone summer camp opportunities.
Sierra Service Project 2019
At SSP, youth are safe to grow in their faith, learn new skills, and make new friends while serving those in need. Last summer volunteers completed 119 home repair projects and other types of community service. SSP serves the elderly, poor and marginalized. Our service is offered without strings attached and with respect and humility.
Information & Registration:
Jr. High (entering 7th and 8th grade) Dates & Location: July 21, 2019 – July 26, 2019, San Diego, California
Sr. High (entering 9th grade through graduating seniors) Dates & Location: July 27, 2019 – August 3, 2019, Spokane WA
We are currently collecting a $100 deposit to reserve a spot on either team.
If you are interested in participating, contact Kristin Reksc at 310-377-6771 or email Kristin
International Service Trip
RHUMC will be returning to Nicaragua next summer to partner with Seeds of Learning to build a school, interact with the local community, discover Nicaragua, and win a child’s love. Seeds of Learning focuses on improving education in Nicaragua as a means of diminishing the overwhelming poverty in the country. This trip is open to anyone 16 and older. Cost is approximately $2400. Scholarships are available. Contact Kathy Platnick at
213-479-6950 for more information.
Kid Zone Summer Camp Counselor, Jr Counselor/Volunteer Programs
President’s Volunteer Service Award
The Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) application is due July 15, 2019. The year began July 1,2018 and ends June 30, 2019. Hours earned within that time frame will count for this year’s reward. There will be an award ceremony in September to present the youth with their certificates and pins.
50-74 hours (Bronze level)
75-99 hours (Silver level)
100+ hours (Gold level)
Young Adult-age 16-25
100-174 hours (Bronze level)
175-249 hours (Silver level)
250+ hours (Gold level)
All of your verified service hours approved by the PVSA committee count towards the award. For each hour, you will need a certificate or other form of proof that clearly identifies the organization you served, signed by a leader of that organization. Applications for this year’s award are due July 15, 2019. You can turn in your application to Kristin Reksc or drop them by the church office.
In the spirit of volunteer service in which this award is founded, volunteer service will be approved when performed to the benefit of the community without requirement or benefit. For example, school-based activities that are required as part of a grade or fundraising activities, or extra-curricular groups or organizations will not be approved. Please submit a pre-approval form for any activity you are not certain of.
When submitting an outside service opportunity for pre-approval, please include a detailed explanation of the event and your responsibility in this activity. We now have a pre-approval form for you to complete and turn in 10 days prior.
Travel time to and from the event should also be included – it counts if it was over 15 miles away! Certain fund-raising activities for service projects may also count (helping with the SSP flower or bake sales, for example).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristin Reksc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the links for all the PVSA Forms and Logs: