Summer 2021 Virtual Missions Option!
At Hinton Rural Life Center, we know the value and importance of serving through summer missions, and we see the need for safely connecting in this way now more than ever. We are planning to offer summer missions this year, with COVID-19 protocols in place, but recognize not everyone will be able to travel to Hinton to serve in mission outreach. With that in mind, we’re offering a Virtual Missions opportunity, so you can bring the Hinton experience to your youth and community without leaving home!
What is Virtual Missions? A 3.5 day missions experience that will be “led” by Hinton Center while keeping you in your own community/area.
- A “treasure box” of sorts:
o Devo booklet for each participant
o Hinton t-shirt for each participant
o Programming tools, orientation materials, worship items, fun activities
o USB drive with videos/info
o Pray & Act resource
- Helpline for project assistance
- How-to videos and info
- Morning devo videos by summer staffers, using the devo booklet
- Connection with summer staffers who will virtually “walk alongside” you
- Worship — live and interactive
- Appalachian Culture Night video (potential option to watch live)
- Programming tools and activities
- Virtual affirmation “bags”
- Schedule for each day
- Optional — Come to Hinton July 30 and stay overnight for a fun day on July 31!
Projects … flexible! Serve in some way in your community. Each participant is encouraged to start with a Safe & Healthy Homes Checklist in their own home. Work can be yard work, work around your church, outdoor projects like cleaning (staining?) decks… Be creative!! If you need help deciding safe projects, we’ll help you. (We’ll even provide a helpful guide for sanitizing/cleaning tools)
Friends, we want you to be safe and healthy… but also have an opportunity to serve right where you are, and still keep you connected to Hinton Center! This is also a way that you can help us continue serving those in need in our community, too.
The cost for the Virtual Missions experience is $200/person – and covers all the goodies and info we’ll send, along with the project helpline and remote staff support / connection. For groups who participate in Virtual Missions, we’re offering ONE free spot for summer missions in 2022! So, for example, if you bring 20 people to Hinton next year, you’ll only be charged for 19! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today for more info or to sign-up!
We’re in this together! And we at Hinton Rural Life Center want to support you during this time.