Please note: all participants 18 & older (adults & students) must have a background check.
Calvary will handle the background checks and submit proof to Group Mission Trips.
What organization are we serving through?
Group Mission Trips is organizing this trip. You can learn more about them at GroupMissionTrips.com.
Who can go?
Students at least 14 years old OR entering the 9th grade in the fall of the same year as your trip (this means 8th-grade students who will be incoming freshmen in the Fall of 2023). High school seniors who graduated in the spring of 2023 can also go.
What's the cost?
The registration fee is $486 per participant. We ask parents to pay $250 (including a $50 non-refundable deposit). Calvary will cover the rest.
Below is the payment schedule:
1st Payment: Oct 31st, 2022 - $50 Deposit (INCLUDING SIGN UP WITH CALVARY)
2nd Payment: March 15th, 2023 - $100
3rd Payment: May 15th, 2023 - $100
If cost is an issue, please let Kyle know either in person or via email.
What about sleeping and shower?
Participants will stay in an air-conditioned facility (subject to change) that has indoor, open showers. Everyone will be sleeping on floors, gender-separate, so bring your air mattresses too!
How we'll serve:
Food pantries consistently need replenishing of their shelves and upgrading of their facilities. Senior citizens need ongoing help maintaining their homes as well as depending on Meals on Wheels to provide a large portion of their nutrition needs. Additionally, community locations such as libraries and churches need a fresh look, whether through simple repairs, painting jobs, or landscaping. In particular, one local library is desperately in need of project work in order to open its larger facility that is very much needed for its growing community. Projects will vary, including painting, minor carpentry and general home repairs.
This year's theme:
Every year Group Mission Trips picks a theme for their program and the faith formation components of the trip this year that theme is Forged
We all know the destruction and pain that fire can bring, but God also presents fire as purifying and refining throughout Scripture. So why would God choose fire to refine us? It separates the impurities and leaves what is valuable. Friend, when God brings or allows the fiery furnace of discomfort in our lives, it does not burn indiscriminately. It burns intentionally to make us more like Him. We can trust that it is always for our refinement and never for our destruction.
Each day we'll explore how God forges our faith. Through each powerful, transformational mission trip experience, your group will see how God wants us to know we're justified through faith and given access to his perfect peace and grace (Romans 5:1-4). Join us this summer as we explore how we're all FORGED by faith!
To learn more about the theme, click the picture below.
About Imperial, PA
Pittsburgh, along with its surrounding neighborhoods like Imperial, is a place of pride, positive people, and endless possibilities. You don’t have to look far to see the genuine need of the elderly residents in the North Fayette Township communities. An aged population where many younger residents have headed south for warmer winters has left senior citizens without help for basic home maintenance.
An area deep in history of the bygone days of the Industrial Boom when steel, coal and oil fueled the national economy, Western Pennsylvania is home to the confluence where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers meet to form the Ohio River; known as the Three Rivers region. The local residents take great pride in their sports teams as well, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. There is so much to do, so much to choose from, in a city of three rivers, three major league sports teams, and dozens of recreation possibilities within the region and immediately beyond.
You do not have to look farther than the West Allegheny local Food Pantry to see the genuine need of the elderly residents in the North Fayette Township communities. An aged population where many younger residents have headed south for warmer winters has left senior citizens without help for basic home maintenance. They are always eager to receive and give a smile to those they meet!
Imagine the boost of pride that would come by helping such community facilities get a fresh look. The families, senior citizens, and communities would be most appreciative!