Sharon work camp to focus on local service

Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City is hosting its annual work camp June 18-24. Work camp participants, middle school age and older, work at service projects in the local area. People from other congregations, both adults and youth, are welcome to participate in work camp. Youth work camp participants need to have fin­ished at least sixth grade. Youth from other congregations…

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Youth Venture offers ways to serve and learn

Youth Venture sends teens and young adults (ages 15-22) on short-term service and learning experiences to engage with the work of God that is already taking place in communities around the globe. Hosted by churches and Mennonite Mission Network partners, Youth Venture teams will explore how Christians across the street and around the world are engaged in the work of…

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MDS offers yearlong service opportunity

The MDS Yearlong Volunteer Program provides a one-year service opportunity for volunteers to enhance their leadership skills and to help bring people home after disasters. Volunteers serve in a group from August to July at various Mennonite Disaster Service projects, experience multiple cultures and communities across the United States and Canada, and build meaningful relationships with disaster survivors and other…

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MDS offers service opportunities for families

Did you know Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) has service opportunities for families? The MDS Family Program ( offers a weeklong summertime experience for the whole family to put hands and feet to the gospel. This year, MDS is planning to offer a family project in both the U.S. (Camp Amigo, Michigan) and Canada (British Columbia). To learn more, call 800-241-8111…

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MDS launches new e-newsletter

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) has launched On the Level, a monthly online newsletter. The May issue includes the story of MDS volunteers helping a victim of multiple disasters return home even after closing down the project. Read On the Level online at

Service Adventure seeks unit leader

Looking for a non-traditional pastoral role? Become a unit leader in Service Adventure, a gap-year program for ages 17-20 from Mennonite Mission Network. Unit leaders, at least 24 years of age, serve as mentors to the young adults in the household. An opening is available at the Service Adventure unit in Jackson, Mississippi. This is a two-year term beginning in…

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MMN offers service opportunities for youth and young adults

Calling everyone ages 15-22! Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to serve this summer? Join a 2020 Youth Ven­ture team! See and join in the work God is doing in Spain, Co­lombia, Arizona, Peru, Nazareth Village, or Benin. Visit to learn more, or contact Lau­ren Eash Hershberger at … Service Adventure is a gap year…

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Youth Venture offers short-term service options

Looking for adventure? Serve, learn and grow with Youth Venture! Locations: Spain, Colombia, Arizona, Peru, Nazareth Village, Benin. Age: 15–22; term: 2–3 weeks. The application deadline is April 1. Learn more at or email

Service Adventure preview weekend is Feb. 20-23

What will you do after high school? Be informed about your options! Come visit a current service unit during the Service Adventure preview weekend, Feb. 20-23, 2020. Contact Susan Nisly for more information:

MMN offers service assignments around the world

Want to utilize your skills while learning about another culture? Walk together in mis­sion with our partners around the world through an interna­tional service term. Explore op­portunities at

Sharon Mennonite to hold Work Camp in June

Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City will hold its annual Work Camp June 16-21. This volunteer experience is open to people from all Ohio Conference congregations. Work Camp creates opportunity to serve the local community through various construction and maintenance projects for individuals, religious groups, and community organizations. Past projects have included wheelchair ramps, painting, roofing, flooring, landscaping, and other…

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Summer service program has openings

Calling everyone ages 15-22: Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to serve this summer? There are spots left to join a 2019 Youth Venture team! See and join in the work God is doing in Indonesia, Peru, Japan, or Benin. Visit to learn more, or contact Lauren Eash Hershberger at

MMN offers Service Adventure

Thinking about taking a gap year after high school? Serve, learn, and develop your leadership skills through Service Adventure. For more info, visit or contact

International Guest House seeks volunteers

The International Guest House, located in Washington, D.C., needs 12-month host volunteers beginning April 2018. (Those serving a full year receive a monthly stipend and health insurance while all other volunteers receive full room and board.) Rotating duties include cleaning, maintenance, baking, gardening, and interacting with guests at breakfast and the evening tea. The three-pronged focus for volunteers is on…

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A mission trip without the travel

For many congregations, a summer service trip for the youth group is a time-honored tradition. Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City is following that tradition, but with a difference. The service, spiritual growth and group bonding which often occur during a summer service trip are still present, but the travel part is not. This summer for the second year in…

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Missional Work Camp — You can do this!

Many church youth groups go on summer service trips, but this episode of the Ohio Conference Cast features something different — a summer work camp in the local community. Instead of traveling to a far-off location to serve, youth and adults at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City use the church building as a home base for the week and spend…

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