Carolina Cross Connection

June 16-22 2019

In creating a hybrid week, home repair and urban in Charlotte, we hope to create an experience that combines serving through physical home repairs as well as relational ministry. The week will include relational urban ministry experiences like walk of awareness, ice cream socials, community sharing, worshipping in community shared spaces, and others. Through physical service projects that improve peoples physical homes especially communities that might be considered marginalized or experiencing gentrification.

They are immersive and relational, giving campers the opportunity to serve and to be served, to take part in God's work of reconciling the world to Himself. Campers experience hands-on service as well as transformative relationships.

Intergenerational Mission Trip July 2020

We are planning a international mission trip open to the church and we would love for you to be a part! On this mission trip we will head Haiti to serve at Wings of Hope, a Home for mentally and physical disabled youth and young adults. We will also have an opportunities to help with repairs around the home, outreach to the community and explore some of the beautiful island.  If you are interested in joining the team or learning more please contact Michelle Oketcho at youthdirector@trinityumc-jax.org. This Mission will take Place in July of 2020

Calendar Dates

2019 Dates to Plan For:  

August 25: Move Up Sunday

Previous Trips, Retreats & Events

Summer Mission Trips 2017 

This Summer we went on two mission trips. Our first was our local mission trip with Carolina Cross Connection June 18th - 24th. On this mission trip we broke into Christian Mission Groups (CMG's) and went out into the community to do home repair, yard work, and anything else that need to be done. We spent time with the homeowners getting to know them and their families. This was such a wonderful time for our youth as they got to see God work in big was, locally. We made many new friends and had lots of fun back at camp with other local church groups. We plan to go Next Summer, so be on the look out for the dates! 

Our second Mission Trip was our International Mission trip to the Bahamas. We went to Eleuthera, Bahamas and worked with Bahamas Methodist Habitat. This is a Methodist based organization. As Trinity Youth group second international mission trip it was very different then our first. While there we did home repairs, we reproofed a families home for them. While this was very hard and hot work we learned that God has called us to serve others in many different ways. We saw God working in our site leader Alex, as he was always there for us, patient, and very giving of himself. On our last work day, Alex went to get us all a soda, however he could not afford it so her got every one there a frozen cool aid. This was such a selfless act that touched our hearts in ways we will never forget. Our Next International mission trip is in the works of being planned as we look at going back to Haiti, be sure to join us! 


Youth Sunday, February 5th 2017 

On Sunday, February 5th, our youth group came together to lead all three worship services at Trinity UMC. The theme, Love: How God loves us and How We can love others. For weeks on end the Youth Group met together, planned and worked on Youth Sunday and they did it all on their own with  the guidance of our SGL's ( Small Group Leaders). The Youth showcased their gifts and talents with singing, playing their instruments, skits, speaking and so much more! We are so proud of the youth and the heart that they put into showing the love of Christ! 

Haiti Mission Trip 2016

This Summer seven of our youth and three leaders made the journey to Jacmel, Haiti. While there we worked at Wings of Hope a home for mental and physical disabled youth and young adults. Our main goal was to lead VBS and shine the light of Christ. We also helped during meal time, participated in worship every morning, enjoyed outings, and just spending time and building relationships with those there. 

"This was such an uplifting trip! Defiantly a life changing trip as I got to see the things I could do not only for myself but for others around me"

"My over all experience was breathtaking! Being able to be here and know that I can make a difference in the world was defiantly taking a risk in a good way"

"Life Changing and eye opening, Has made me see things differently and has opened my heart to others and those I see in the streets"

"One big family, that made us feel a part!"

The Haiti Mission Team would like to thank you for your all your prayers and support that you gave to make this trip happen. Our eyes were open to the beauty, diversity, and love of God. When we look back on this trip we will remember your generosity that helped us get there; the lessons of selflessness that we learned, and the new family that we will forever be a part of. Mesi, Trinity Youth Haiti Mission Team