AGAPE

The AGAPE Service Trip
Grades 6-8

The AGAPE Servcie Trip July 21st thru 26th 2019

The Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at Western Washington University coordinates this service-learning trip, where students work side-by-side families in a migant farm community in Whatcom County.  We are excited to be organizing a group of Middle School students (current 5th-8th grade) this summer to participate in the Agape Service Trip the week of July 21-26, 2019. St. Catherine is combining with Our Lady of the Lake and will be participating with their group through-out the week. Each group will bring 15 students.

Female and male chaperones also are needed to help with this trip!

Please look for the information sheet and registration form in today's family envelope We are excited to offer it again this year, dates to come. Please see the goals of the program and details below and consider this wonderful opportunity for your son or daughter and fill out the interest form below.

AGAPE MISSION

  • To foster understanding of Christ’s presence in and through serving in Whatcom County, as well as the reason Catholic Christians are called to serve.  “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers so you do unto me.” Mt. 25:40
  • To help participants recognize the Catholic churches rich tradition of generosity, service and compassion.
  • To understand what “social justice” is from a Catholic Christian standpoint.
  • To expand participant’s worldview through service experiences.
  • To help participants realize how they can impact their local community and the world through serving others, and having a mission and understanding of service.
  • To inspire participants to continue answering their “call to service” throughout their lives.
  • To address the needs of the Migrant community by providing food and clothing.

Your group will have the opportunity to do various service projects through experiential learning. Everything that we do has a purpose at Agape from the food we eat to the service to the learning activities. 

Here are some projects groups will be involved in:
-Food tables at grocery stores in Whatcom County
-Agape Food Bank

Teams will set up & run a food bank for Migrant workers.
-Migrant Immersion Day
-Service at local Migrant Camp
-Donations from St. Catherine will be collected and brought to the food bank.

AGAPE 2019 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

 

If interested, please complete the form below to get more information.

July 25 to July 27, 2018

AGAPE Interest Form

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