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Youth Mission Trips

Mission Trips

Missions offer a unique and exciting opportunity for youth to see places and meet people they might not have ever had the chance to otherwise. It’s also a chance for youth to grow deeply spiritually, giving back to complete strangers, bonding with people they may have just met or may have known their whole life, and learning new skills. They are truly one of a kind trips (at least until your second one), and range in location from inside Richmond to Central America. Find out more below!

Youth Specific Missions

These are missions that are only for youth, and there are different trips for different ages. The mini mission for 6th through 8th grade is 4 days long while the Senior high mission is a full week.

Take a look at the fun stuff that happens on these trips!

2018 Senior High Trip
2017 Senior High Trip
2016 Senior High Trip

Cuba Youth Mission in 2020

Current 8th- High School youth are invited on a 10-day service, cultural exchange, and coral reef conservation expedition to Havana, Cuba in July 2020. Youth and adult leaders will train to be scuba certified in 2019 so we can dive while in Cuba as part of our study on Environmental Creation Care. Applications are now […]

Youth Summer Preview January 27

St. James’s and the Diocese of Virginia offer many wonderful opportunities for youth to engage in leadership opportunities, volunteer service, mission trips, and good old fashion fun during the summer months! January 14 will be the 2019 Summer Preview (more…)

High School Mission

Appalachia Youth Mission (For current 9th – 12th graders & HS graduates not yet 21) July 14-21, 2019 What: Hurley Community Development Center, Hurley, VA (www.hurleycommunitydevelopment.org) (more…)

Middle School Mini-Mission

(For current 5th – 8th graders) July 12 – 14, 2019 (Friday lunchtime – Sunday dinnertime) What: Harvest of Hope (www.endhunger.org) Where: Exmore, VA Who: Up to 18 youth currently 5th-8th grades & 4-5 adult leaders (more…)

Parish Wide Mission Trips

There are also mission trips open to the entire congregation that youth are encourage to come on. These trips are very different from the youth only trips, and offer opportunities for parents to join in with their youth.

Celebrate Haiti on St. Francis Sunday

Join us October 6 for St. Francis Sunday, in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi who loved animals and worked with the poor. Celebrate the saint whose spiritual journey included preaching and a life of consistent imitation of Christ. Francis of Assisi embraced the impoverished, stripped himself of all worldly encumbrances and invited his followers [...]

Cuba Youth Mission in 2020

Current 8th- High School youth are invited on a 10-day service, cultural exchange, and coral reef conservation expedition to Havana, Cuba in July 2020. Youth and adult leaders will train to be scuba certified in 2019 so we can dive while in Cuba as part of our study on Environmental Creation Care. Applications are now […]

Honduras Mission July 22-29

July 22 – 29, 2019, San Pedro Sula, Honduras The church’s longest running mission continues to flourish in this country with one of the poorest economies in Central America. (more…)

Summer Missions For Community Immersion

Join our ministry teams June 17 – 21, 2019 and make a difference! We plan to work with project:Homes, a non-profit service agency with which we have strong working partnerships. (more…)

Navajoland, Utah Mission March 29-April 4, 2019

A new mission trip to Navajoland, Utah, March 29-April 4, 2019. (more…)

Passport Program Grants Support First Mission Trip

According to church records, of the nearly 2,000 adults in our parish family, approximately 150 have been on a mission trip. (more…)

Thistle Farms Nashville

  In 2018, we began a brand-new mission for women. Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN is a powerful community of women who are healing from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. (more…)

New Orleans

Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina, low-income people in New Orleans are still struggling to rebuild their homes, reclaim their jobs, restore their neighborhoods and return to their lives. St. James’s mission teams have been a part of the recovery from the beginning, (more…)

Local Missions and Outreach at Sunday Forum

Come learn the many joys of working on the Summer Mission teams with local agencies and citizens

Mission to Cuba Departs

A baker’s dozen of missioners from St. James’s Episcopal Church depart for Cuba today to work with the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba on improving their facilities including the development of a rural retreat named after a Virginian, Bishop Alexander Hugo Blankingship, who was the diocese’s Bishop from 1939 until the Cuban Revolution. “The possibility of […]

Hurricane Sandy Mission Trip: April 6-11, 2015

We are going back to Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.  Two years have passed since Hurricane Sandy and there is still a lot to do–interior rebuild, painting, /faith-in-action/missions/and more. Children over the age of 13 can volunteer as long as they are accompanied by an adult.  The price of the mission will be approximately $350-400.  A $100 […]

Missions Festival September 21

Music, Food and Mission Door Prizes! Take a journey to areas of need throughout the world right in the Michaux House at our Mission Food and Music Festival on Sunday, September 21, 10:15 a.m. Mission leaders will be available to sign you up for one of our planned eight missions in the next year, while […]

Honduras Mission July 15-22

Anyone interested in the Honduras Mission Trip scheduled for July 15-22, 2013 should contact Kathryn West at k-west@comcast.net or 615-5355.  In San Pedro Sula, Honduras we will stay at Our Little Roses Home for Girls, where we will play games, sing, pray and share meals with the girls. We will travel to their Retreat Center for an overnight stay and […]

Summer Outreach Focuses on Local Mission Opportunity

This summer, during the week of July 8-12, a team from St. James’s partnered with Project:Homes and Virginia Supportive Housing, serving low-income and formerly homeless neighbors in Richmond. Work included construction projects and de-cluttering.   You can call it outreach by immersion or you can call it a mission trip to Richmond. What we call […]

Appalachia Mission 2013

Appalachia Mission Trip June 2-8, 2013 We plan to travel about 9 hours in a 15-passenger van to St. Timothy’s Outreach Center, Barnes Mountain, Eastern Kentucky. Many of the dwellings on Barnes Mountain require constant repair. This may include interior and exterior work such as drywall, painting, roofing, building porches, etc.   Previous construction experience is much […]