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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

High School Mission

Appalachia Youth Mission (For current 9th – 12th graders) July 8 – 15, 2018 What: Hurley Community Development Center, Hurley, VA (www.hurleycommunitydevelopment.org) (more…)

Youth Summer Preview

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 7th was the 2018 Summer Preview for youth (6th-12th grade). If you missed it, no problem! Everything you need is right here: 2018 Summer […]

Middle School Mini-Mission

(For current 5th – 8th graders) When: July 13-15, 2018 (Fri-Sun) What: Harvest of Hope (www.endhunger.org) Where: Exmore, VA Who: Up to 18 youth currently 5th-8th grades & 4-5 adult leaders Cost: $175 Leader: Kent Duffey (kentduffey@gmail.com) Description: We will again partner with the organization Harvest of Hope to learn about the issue of hunger […]

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.

Navajoland, Utah Mission 2019

A new mission trip to Navajoland, Utah is forming for spring, 2019. (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…)

Honduras

2019 dates to be announced, 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…)

Passport Program Grants Entry to New Mission Trip Participants

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

Summer Missions For Community Immersion

Join our ministry teams August 10-14 and make a difference! We plan to work again with Virginia Supportive Housing and project:Homes, non-profit service agencies with which we have strong working partnerships. VSH provides homes for those who previously were some of our community’s most vulnerable homeless men and women. They greatly need our help this […]

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 […]