Spring Break Trips
We view spring break as a chance to do something meaningful. Alternating between service trips (typically with Habitat for Humanity) and educational trips (like next year's trip to Germany,) the week is always a time to deepen community and better understand the persons God is calling us to be.
Past trips have taken us to New Orleans, Jacksonville Beaches FL, Germany, Jackson MS, and Bettysville KY.
In addition to the trip organized by LCM-C, we provide assistance to our group members interested in other alternative spring break experiences. This includes (but is not limited to) the trip hosted by Clemson's Habitat Club, the United Methodist medical mission trip to The Bahamas, or CU's Civil Engagement Service trip.
Every three years we make a trip to the parts of Germany where the Reformation began. That trip will happen March 15-25.
We fly to Berlin, travel to Wittenberg, Erfurt, Eisenach (Wartburg Castle), Weimar (Buchenwald Concentration Camp), and Eileben (Mansfield Castle.)
The exact cost of the trip is still evolving. For the purposes of planning, we estimate the cost for housing, most meals, and in-country traveling at $625. Add to that the cost of a plane ticket - and you get a total estimate of $1,750.
Students can begin signing up now. This involves making a deposit of $500. You can get a full refund if the final costs exceed $1,750. You can also get a full refund if someone else is on the waiting list and eager to take your spot.
Our sign-up deadline is October 14. We are limiting group size to 24.
You can apply your LCM "Earned Money" to the cost. We also work to secure additional grants. There will be introduction letters prepared to send to your home congregation, inviting their support of your participation.
If you have questions - speak to Pastor Chris. There are a number of students who made the trip in 2015. They can also share their thoughts.
The itinerary is still in process - but here is what we have thus far - 2018 Germany Trip.
Our group had a great time at Luther Place Memorial Church, an ELCA congregation which also hosts the Steinbruck Center for Urban studies. The week will include opportunities to experience Washington, chances to be involved in service, and exposure to issues of homelessness, poverty, and marginalization.
Here are some of the events from our week:
- Work at soup kitchens. Charlie's Place and Martha's Kitchen.
- Visited a Mosque.
- "Homeless Walk" where a speaker from the Coalition on Homelessness takes us to the places where neighbors without a home spend their day.
- Poverty simulation - attempting to navigate one's way through the social service agencies and system.
- Lobbying on Capital Hill. Visited Senators Graham and Scott.
2016 Spring Break- Lumbee Indians in Pembroke, NC
The cost for the trip is $625 for the housing, travel, and tours. PLUS $1,140 for airfare. You will also need money for two meals a day. Participants in previous trips have spent between $175 and $300.
Thirty-four have signed up for the trip. We are not signing up additional participants at this time. If you have an interest in attending, speak with Pastor Chris. We can put you on a waiting list in case someone is unable to go.
Students are encouraged to send letters to home congregations. We have prepared a form letter to make it easy to ask for support.
You can keep up our plans for the week. Hit the button below......