Serve a Meal for the Homeless at St. Luke’s
Saturday, March 14, 2020
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
We will meet at RHUMC and carpool to St. Luke’s in Long Beach. Youth will help cook and serve the meal. Please RSVP to Kristin at Kristin@rhumc.org.
Relay For Life: Give Cancer the Boot
Saturday, April 25 – Sunday, April 26
at South High
Team RHUMC will walk from 9am through the night to raise funds and awareness to fight cancer. Friends and family are encouraged to attend. Please sign up with Kristin at Kristin@rhumc.org for a time slot to walk!
Crop Hunger Walk
Sunday, May 3, 2020
The Crop walk is an annual event that raises awareness and funds to help end food scarcity and hunger in the world. Wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen!
Sierra Service Project 2020
Spots are filling fast; submit a $200 deposit as soon as possible to reserve a space on our service team! Youth entering 7th grade or 8th grade in fall of 2020 will attend the Junior High SSP, July 18-July 25 in Chiloquin, OR. Youth entering 9th grade through graduating seniors will attend the Senior High SSP, July 25 through August 2 in Chiloquin, OR.
We are also looking for adult counselor volunteers that would like to chaperone with our team. Please contact Kristin at Kristin@rhumc.org to sign up.
Through acts of service repairing homes and community centers, Sierra Service Project invites youth into a closer relationship with God and to experience the transformative power of serving people who have a culture and life experience different from their own. Sierra Service Project offers week-long service projects during the summer for junior high and high school youth groups. Each summer, over 130 churches and 2,000 youth and their adult leaders join together at one of our six sites located in rural and urban communities across the western states.
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 18, 2020 – July 25, 2020, Chiloquin, Oregon.
Cost: $365 total ($200 deposit and a final payment of $165 due Feb. 1)
Sr. High (entering 9th grade through graduating seniors) Dates & Location: July 25, 2020 – August 2, 2020, Chiloquin, Oregon.
Cost: $415 total ($200 deposit and a final payment of $215 due Feb. 1)
If you are interested in participating, contact Kristin Reksc, Director of Youth Ministries, at 310-377-6771 ext. 305 or email Kristin at Kristin@rhumc.org
President’s Volunteer Service Award
The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) application is due July 15, 2020. The year began July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020. Hours earned within that time frame will count for this year’s reward. There will be an award ceremony in the fall to present the youth with their certificates and pins.
The age category will be based on your age on December 1, 2019. Below are the hours needed to earn the awards:
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, log, 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, 2020. You can turn in your application to Kristin Reksc or mail them to 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.
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, Director of Youth Ministries, at email@example.com.
Below are the links for all the PVSA Forms and Logs: