This sudsy Sunday: Youth car wash

This sudsy Sunday: Youth car wash

Be part of Summertime Sundays this Sunday, June 17, and drive away in a sparkling, squeaky-clean, hand-washed car!

Our UUCC youth will be offering car washes this Sunday morning during our Summertime Sundays worship service, in exchange for donations toward their upcoming service trip to McDowell County, West Virginia (just two weeks from Sunday!).

On Sunday morning, you can sign up for a car wash with the youth after you arrive at OBIC. While you enjoy coffee, donuts, and watercolors on the patio, we’ll collect your car keys and give you a car wash ticket. Your car will then be carefully driven by an adult to our team of youth, who will lovingly scrub away dirt and pollen to reveal the original luster of your car’s exterior. 🚗🧼

After the service, your newly-washed car will be waiting for you in the parking lot!

Thank you to those of you who have already purchased baked goods, donated money, and requested odd jobs from the youth to support their trip. The youth are doing what they can in these final two weeks to prepare for the trip, and your donations and support are deeply appreciated!

LEARN ABOUT THE SERVICE TRIP

Over the past 7 months, the youth of UUCC have been preparing for our upcoming service trip to McDowell County, West Virginia. McDowell County is a former coal-mining community that in 2020 was the third-poorest county in the United States, and a food desert with only 2 grocery stores to serve its 535 square miles.

On Sunday, July 31, we will be traveling together by car to southern West Virginia, where we will be staying and working with an organization called Big Creek People in Action (BCPIA). BCPIA is an anchor in its community; they provide job readiness training, a food pantry, after-school and literacy programming, housing rehab, and so much more to residents of McDowell County, WV. During our week with BCPIA, we will be assigned to worksites as part of BCPIA’s housing rehab program.

Our trip to West Virginia isn’t just about BCPIA or the buildings that we’ll be working on. The trip is a chance for our youth to learn about collaboration and communal living and to meet people from a very different part of the world than what they are familiar with.

Over the past several months, our youth have already been working together to raise money to fund the trip, develop menus for the week of the trip that accommodate everybody’s dietary restrictions, and learn about the culture, economics, and social landscape of rural Appalachia.

We hope you join us this Sunday, July 17 for the carwash, and then again on Sunday, July 31 as we give the youth a congregational send-off for their trip!

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