Elements of the Urban Immersion Weekend
Time Frame: 5:00 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 through noon on Sunday, May 21, 2017
Cost: $75/participant (includes meals, transportation). Scholarship assistance is available.
What to Bring: Sleeping bag/air mattress; clothes; toiletries; note-book.
How to Register: Email or call St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church (email@example.com or 515-225-2020) for more information or to request an application. Click Here to Download Registration Form for 2017
Who? The Urban Immersion Weekend is for youth in 6th through 12th grades, and their families.
What Will We Do? On Friday evening, we’ll play games, learn some facts about poverty and homelessness in Des Moines. On Saturday, we’ll visit several local service agencies/outreach organizations; share two meals with a diverse group of people; and hear from individuals directly affected by poverty and homelessness or people working with issues, like immigration, the environment, and human trafficking.
On Sunday, we’ll work in stations to make action plans. We’ll attend church and depart to begin our ministry of following in Jesus’ footsteps.
Our Goal: By the end of the weekend youth/families will have begun to explore what we can do to alleviate suffering and to end the injustice that is frequently at the root of many poverty issues.
All of this will be couched in the Christian mandate to “feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, and visit the sick and those in prison” (Mt: 25:31-46).
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
1020 24th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Center for Social Ministry
4211 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
This program is presented as collaboration between St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and the Center for Social Ministry.