An inclusive, Christ-centered community making a difference.

Mission Trips

Upword Retreat

Every year we have mission trips for both the 6th–8th grade youth and the 9th–12th grade youth. 

Retreats are exciting not just because of the difference we can make in our community and in the world, but also because of the difference we see made in our own lives. All youth who have been on a mission trip can tell you stories that they will remember forever. We believe that attending mission trips helps you to build a habit of faith-based service and social justice that will stay with you throughout your life.

We have many fundraising events throughout the year to help pay for the trips, including:

  • Providing parking for Rochester’s Park Avenue Festival.
  • Selling homemade soup for Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Selling homemade pies and baked goods in honor of Pi Day (March 14th).

For more information on how you can help make these fundraisers a success, please check out our Volunteer page.