July 10, 2019
Dear Immanuel Family & Friends,
On Sunday, July 14th some of the iYouth and leaders will be departing St. Louis for Rapid City, SD to participate in what we hope to be a continuing practice of taking the youth on mission trips. This is a time-honored tradition at Immanuel and we're very excited to bring these events back. We will be leaving St. Louis at Zero Dark Thirty (5:00AM to you civilians!) and heading west. We'll be going through Kansas City, then up to Sioux City, IA, then finally making it to Rapid City, SD later in the evening. Our participating members are Sarah and Angel Henson, Sydney Winterberg, Carlee Priem, and Lynn and Derick Winterberg as the adult leaders. We will also be travelling with 4 individuals from St. Peter's UCC in Ferguson for a total of 10 participants.
Once there the kids will be participating in several different urban service projects which could include helping in homeless shelters, food pantries, and daycare/summer camps for kids. There will also be plenty of fellowship with groups from around the county and some fun activities in the evenings including a trip to Mount Rushmore!
We'll be leaving South Dakota on Friday, July 19th, spending the night at a sister UCC church in Sioux City, IA (Mayflower UCC), then returning home on Saturday, July 20th. We will be posting many, many pictures and stories via the Immanuel Facebook page so please make sure you find us there and LIKE the page so you get all the updates as they happen! Please also pray for our group that everyone has a safe, enjoyable, and uplifting mission experience that they'll remember for a lifetime!
In God's love,
Derick & Lynn Winterberg
iYouth Coordinators for Immanuel UCC in Ferguson, MO