Appalachian Outreach Mission Trip

Are you looking for ways to help Immanuel carry out its mission to wholeheartedly serve those on the margins of society in 2017? If so, consider joining the intergenerational team of volunteers who will be serving in partnership with Appalachian Outreach in Jefferson City on February 10-12. Appalachian Outreach is a poverty-relief ministry run by Carson-Newman University serving East Tennesseans through a range of ministries, including a food pantry, clothing, firewood, construction, and counseling. A.O. also runs a family shelter called Samaritan House. On recent A.O. mission trips, families with older children have worked alongside teenagers and adults of all ages.
 
The mission team will depart from the church on Friday at 5:00 p.m. and return on Sunday afternoon by 6:00 p.m. We will be staying in the dorms at Carson-Newman University on Friday and Saturday night and worshiping at First Baptist Church on Sunday morning. We will spend Saturday working at the Samaritan House, Appalachian Outreach's shelter for single women and families. In addition to helping with cleaning, storage reorganization, and trail maintenance, we will be hosting a Valentine’s party and serving dinner to the staff and guests.
 
Because of a generous designated gift, participants are not required to pay a fee to participate. We need to know by January 31 who will be serving on the team; contact Pastor Tambi to reserve a space.