WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT CHICAGO URBAN PLUNGE?
This template is the typical format for a summer Urban Plunge mission experience. This schedule is recommended because it is consistent with the schedule plan for our largest trip scheduler, LeaderTreks, and allows us to plan for a consistent schedule for the summer months. That also allows us to communicate a consistent schedule to the community.
Arrival Saturday PM
Worship Celebration Sunday 10AM-Noon
Experience a multi-ethnic church at work and worship as you participate in Worship Celebration with the FCC Chicago family.
Helping Hands 4 Homes projects Monday 9AM-4PM; Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-2PM
The group will provide assistance to the community by helping with home and yard maintenance projects for members of the community. One half of the funds contributed to FCC for the trip are available for these projects. Lunch breaks will be at the project site.
Prayer Walk Monday 6-7PM
The group will split into groups of 3 or 4 and conduct a prayer walk in the neighborhood. Distribution of materials may also be entailed.
Preparation Tuesday-Thursday afternoons
Time will be set aside for the group to make preparations for the evening program during the afternoon.
Tuesday Outreach Tuesday 5:30-7:30PM
The group will provide a smorgasbord of activities for community students, such as basketball, soccer, dance instruction, music, crafts, etc. This program for the evening can be planned according to the abilities of the group, and by a schedule and design that they determine. FCC has athletic equipment and craft items for use. Other projects would be at the expense of the group. The evening will be supported by the presence of FCC members.
VBS In The Park Wednesday 5:30-7:30PM
The group will host a Bible School program at the local park. The program will connect with the Sunday message at FCC. The group plan and conduct all aspects of the Bible School program. Program will be at group expense. Members of FCC will support the program with their presence.
Picnic On The Grounds Thursday 5:30-7:30PM
The group will prepare and serve a simple picnic meal (hot dogs/hamburgers and chips, etc.) for the community. The FCC congregation will fund the picnic, unless the group chooses to contribute to the cost. Accompanying the picnic the group will provide an assortment of activities and/or carnival games for the students to play. Some entertainment is usually an element of the program, so if the group has a band they could offer to perform. Members of FCC will support the program with their presence.
Departure Saturday AM