WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT CHICAGO URBAN PLUNGE?

A GLIMPSE AT A TYPICAL WEEK: Summer Urban Plunge Schedule Template

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, Leader-treks, 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.

Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday

Departure                                                                                                                                                                                          Saturday  AM