Service Trips

Youth Mission Trips

Our Senior High Youth Group goes on two mission trips every year – a fall weekend mission trip and a summer week-long mission trip. Please note that you do NOT have to be a member of First Church to participate in our mission trips! For info about youth trips, contact Trish Walton (

Fall Weekend Mission Trip:

Usually on a weekend in November, the SHYG will travel to either Boston or New York City for a weekend of inner-city service to those who are homeless, hungry, and poor. In Boston, we volunteer with Boston Urban Outreach. In NYC, we volunteer with YSOP (Youth Service Opportunities Project).

Summer Week-Long Mission Trip:

Usually in late July or early August, the SHYG travels for a week of service with either a home-building agency like Habitat For Humanity, an inner-city agency like DOOR that serves those who are hungry, homeless, and poor, or an agency like Urban Promise that serves the needs of children. Past trips have been to rural West Virginia, Chicago, and Camden, NJ, among others. 

Adult Mission Trips

Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, MS:

Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Adult Mission Group has made five trips to Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, MS. While  the original intent of these Biloxi trips was to help Gulf Coast residents with home repairs following the devastation of Katrina, trips to Biloxi now seek to assist Back Bay Mission with housing rehabilitation and repairs for seniors, low income families, and disabled persons.

The next adult mission trip to Biloxi is planned for November 4 – 10, 2018. It promises to be an amazing week of hard work, laughter, and friendship.  For more information about this trip, please contact Kathy Ashton ( or Ian Tewksbury ( As with youth trips, you do NOT need to be a member of First Church to participate in our mission trips!