Relay for Life
Rolling Hills United Methodist Church is officially a registered team for the Relay for Life at South High School. The youth will be hosting the event with the hopes that this will be an intergenerational endeavor. Families or individuals can sign up to walk on the track for 15 minute intervals, participate in one of the many service oriented activities that will happen throughout the 24 hours, or folks can make a donation of snacks or water to fuel our team as they walk. The event starts April 21 at 9:00 a.m. with an opening ceremony; at 9:00 p.m. there is a Luminaria Ceremony, and the event ends April 22 at 9:00 a.m. Contact Kristin at Kristin@rhumc.org to sign up or for more information.
**Remember, these service events can count as hours towards the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA)**
Contact Kristin Reksc for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sierra Service Project 2018
Are you interested in attending Sierra Service Project this year? It is not to late to register! We have one opening for Junior High (July 21-July 28) and one opening for Senior High (July 28-August 5). Both groups will be going to Smith River, CA. More information below or contact Kristin Reksc for more information at email@example.com.
Kid Zone Summer Camp Counselor, Jr Counselor/Volunteer Programs
Incoming 9th graders (and high school students) are encouraged to join the Kid Zone team as volunteers for summer camp. We are looking for youth that want to have a fun and rewarding summer! You don’t need to be available full time or for all 8 weeks of camp to participate. Please see the following for more information on how the program works and how to apply.
Sierra Service Project
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 Dates & Location: July 21, 2018 – July 28, 2018, Smith River, California
Sr. High Dates & Location: July 28, 2018 – August 5, 2018, Smith River, California
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.
President’s Volunteer Service Award
Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) are due July 15, 2017. Some things have changed so please read–Age category will be based on your age on December 1, 2016 during the PVSA awarding year period. The year began July 1, 2016, and ends June 30, 2017. Hours earned within that time frame will count for this year rewards. As a reminder, here are the hours needed to earn the award:
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, 2016. You can turn in your application to Nicole Benson 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.
Starting July 1, 2017, 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. Please download it from the church website.
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).
Find the links to these forms, including the applications and a log sheet. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Nicole Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org! Remember the deadline is JULY 15, 2017!!!!