“Our town through His eyes.” That was the purpose of Impact Palmyra when it originated back in 2012. At that time, Encounter Church of Palmyra’s youth pastor, Steve Mann, dreamed of having the youth take a missions trip to our own town of Palmyra. Steve and a team of Senior High youth planned the entire trip. Throughout the week, youth slept at the church and served in the community in a variety of ways. The purpose of the trip was for the youth to see their own town through God’s eyes…to see the hurt and the needs of the people, and to develop relationships with people in our community. Impact Palmyra occurred again in the summer of 2014.
Moving towards the summer of 2017, Encounter Church hopes to make this Impact Palmyra the biggest and most impactful one yet. As an entire church, we will be partnering with the Caring Cupboard for a week, meeting expressed needs within our community. Beyond the completion of projects, we want to practice the ministry of presence, and humbly live out the Gospel in both word and deed. We are excited for this trip because we know the brokenness in our community is no match for the power of Jesus!
Who Can Go?
Anyone can attend Impact Palmyra. Youth, young adults, adults and families with children. The trip will have many opportunities to serve.
What To Expect…
Volunteers are expected to show up and participate in whatever way they are needed throughout that week…whether it be a service project in the town of Palmyra, partnering with the Caring Cupboard, or helping an individual in the community.
How Much Will The Trip Cost?
The total cost of the trip is dependent on your level of involvement throughout the week. Full participation, including lodging and food, is approximately $100. For those who are participating periodically throughout the week, pricing will be determined at a later date.
Where Am I Going?
Volunteers arrive each morning at Encounter Church to receive daily service assignments before being sent out to Impact Palmyra. Groups will eat lunch at their service sites and then rejoin the larger group in the evening for dinner and worship. The week will culminate with a community meal and special activities at the church.