WUU Mission Trip to WV August 2014

At WUU, our Vision 2017 statement includes a mission to serve the global community, by participating in transformative action to achieve a sustainable and humane world. Join us in working toward this goal by participating in this summer’s Mission Trip to the Appalachian South Folklife Center!


Trip News:

    Who? We have room for around 15 people. This is an all-congregation trip and is a great opportunity for families with youth 13 and older to do service work together.

    What? Work projects will be chosen based on our skill levels, local needs, our expectations and the weather. Possible projects include home repair, painting, maintenance, yard work, cleaning, etc. We will work for six hours each day. We will also be learning about Appalachian culture and history as well as the impacts of mining in the area. Optional activities such as rafting and state park visits will be discussed.


    Where? Appalachian South Folklife Center, Pipestem, WV. This organization offers dorm-style accommodations and experiential learning program for volunteers to participate in community development.

    Why? To work with people of all ages, races, faiths and origins as a community

    Cost-approximately $250 per person. Fundraising opportunities will be available.

    Why is this a “Mission” Trip?
    This trip will be more than simply a “service” trip. Before we go, we will learn as much as possible about where we are going and share that with WUU. While we’re there, our focus will expand beyond the work itself to the include the people, culture, and environment. We’ll set aside time for personal and shared reflection as we build new relationships. When we return, we’ll share our experiences, what we’ve learned, and what we can do to continue to work towards a sustainable and humane world.

    Contact us! Contact Dave Wilcox at SJChair@wuu.org to sign up, for more information, or if you’d like to help out, but can’t join us this time.

    Where is Pipestem?