Thank you to all who support our youth !
Summer 2020 Mission
Middle/High School Mission Trip has been canceled.
With the close quarters in traveling, sleeping, and working that a mission trip requires, the session of Maxwell Street has decided that our youth shouldn’t travel for mission work this summer due to the remaining possibilities of spreading and contracting COVID-19.
Our youth group will practice loving our neighbors as ourselves and
good stewardship of God’s gifts as we take precaution by finding alternate ways to do mission work.
Shelli and Rachel are working on plans for a week-long mission opportunity for the youth in Lexington that will include some safe time to learn and fellowship together help our local service partners.
June 5-6 Mission in a Box
June 19 A Half Lock-in
June 28-July 3 Lexington Mission Week
Monday/ Racial Justice/ 9:00 Woodland Park, 2:00 Woodland Park
(reflective walking and discussion through Lexington’s historical markers)
Tuesday/ Environmentalism/ 9:00 Woodland Park, 2:00 Woodland Park
(discussion and volunteering with Greensource)
Wednesday/ Immigration/ 9:00 Woodland Park, 2:00 Woodland Park
(discussion with Marilyn and other immigration experts and volunteering)
Thursday/ Hunger and Housing Insecurity/ 2:00 MSPC, 7:00 MSPC
(discussion, making and serving Thursday Meal, sandwiches, blessing bags)
Each day youth needs:
- tennis shoes
- comfortable outdoor clothes (except Thursday)
- a bagged lunch (Mon-Wed)
- water bottle
- $30 (week’s cost)
- dinner Thursday
- masks if youth forgets
- extra water
- week’s devotional/journal
Hosting the majority of the week outdoors, with masks as much as possible, and with distancing will greatly reduce risk, but there is always some risk.
Parents who volunteered to transport will receive an email soon.
Please reply with any other questions!
July 11 A Day at Burnamwood
June 25 Kayaking with Canoe Kentucky
August 8 Environmental Service Day
The Environmental Service Day will include volunteering with Black Soil to help distribute their Community Sourced Agriculture at The Lyric Theatre.
To learn more about Black Soil: https://www.blacksoilky.
There is a limited number of volunteers needed, so please let Rachel know if your youth can participate in that day’s work so we can plan alternative activities if necessary. The rest of the day will be spent doing work and enjoying the outdoors!
Rachel Vankirk Mathews – Associate Pastor of Youth, Young Adults and Social Justice
Rachel is excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead and love the youth and young adults of Maxwell Street and to follow the ever-beckoning voice of the Holy Spirit forward with the whole congregation and its community in God’s work towards a more just and loving world. Assisting Rachel are two interns this winter: Caroline Copley and Dany Vissing. Thank you, Madison for your leadership in the fall!
Finally, Will Burchfield and Colyn Clarke have volunteered to support the youth at each activity over the next two months.
Thank you to these four for leading the youth program!