This short term experience is designed for youth groups and groups who want to spend time serving others, in worship, and working to share peace and kindness to all people. SPARK is working to be creative when thinking about fall 2021. We want to provide a safe and healthy environment for groups, as well as meaningful opportunities that value the difficult experiences brought on and impacted by COVID-19. This short term service experience will look a lot like our summer overnight service experience condensed into a weekend time frame.
● Lodging: Burkhead United Methodist Church
● Service: Saturday - Sunday in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas engaging
in ministry with our unhoused neighbors, food justice work, racial
reconciliation, ministry with children, and more
● Let’s Eat: Friday dinner - Sunday lunch is provided
● Evening Activities: Winston-Salem engagement, worship, large and small
group times and a community meal.
* Cost: $60 per youth. One youth leader comes at no cost.
If you have groups you’d like to connect to SPARK for a safe 2021 experience, please reach out to Amber. SPARK wants to meet the needs of those being served and who are serving. We can think creatively together! You may have another weekend in mind for your group, we’d love to talk with you about that.
Amber T Harris
The first weekend offered in October is in partnership with The Dwelling Church in Winston-Salem. The Dwelling is where God and God's people meet. The Dwelling focuses on the experiences of our neighbors without homes. The focus of this weekend is to engage in this unique experience with community members who have love and knowledge to share.
The second weekend offered in October has a breadth of service planned with different organizations and causes in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. Youth will share in a diversity of experiences.
Please share with neighbors who need healthy sleepwear for their children aged 12 months to 18 years!
All children will receive a warm blanket, pajamas, and a book!
**Please also donate if you're able!**
December 11, 2021
10:00am - 12:30pm
New Light Missionary Baptist Church:
1535 E 15th St. Winston-Salem
Donations of new or gently used pajamas (gowns and sets) may be dropped off at Burkhead UMC by December 1st:
5250 Silas Creek Pkwy
This is collaboration between SPARK, Rusted Pearl Artisans,
and A Bed and A Book