Encounter Chicago has been postponed due to COVID-19. Date TBD
SPRING BREAK 2020: CHICAGO DEMOCRACY, CIVILITY, AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
DATES: Saturday, March 14th, 2020 - Thursday, March 19, 2020 TRIP COST: $300 CALLOUT: February 9th 8:00 PM @ The Found
The Found's next Immersion Encounter will take place in Chicago during spring break. The theme we will be exploring is democracy, civility, and freedom of expression. We will be visiting Chicago churches, University of Chicago Seminary, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, the Baha'i Temple, Trinity UCC Church, and several other locations. Participants will also be able to spend time doing activities of their choosing in Chicago! More information will be given in coming weeks. Register with Pastor Rodney if you are interested. Scholarships are available if you are in need of financial assistance! We recommend signing up early as possible as spots are limited. If you have questions or are interested in participating, contact Pastor Rodney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Immersion Encounter Trips
Immersion Encounter Trips are intended to immerse students into a different culture as they get evolved, educated, and exposed to cultures, and people they’re unfamiliar with. And by being exposed to difference, it’s our hope and prayer students find their calling.
Every Encounter is about finding and fulfilling our calling. Encounters are challenging and they change us. They also change the world. Whether it be tutoring and mentoring children, putting on a Bible school, fighting hunger, caring for the homeless, building homes for the economically challenged, doing chores for the elderly, fighting human trafficking and exploitation, caring for the environment, or simply sitting down and having a conversation with someone about the God we love… Encounters give us the chance to be the light of Christ in this world God created. Through Immersion Encounters, Found students have opportunities to venture out beyond our community to meet with, and support, people who do these same things all around the world.
Encounter Trips we've had so far: Encounter D.C. | The Importance of Communication in Education for Activation to Liberation (spring, 2019) Encounter Memphis | Urban and Racial Issues, Civil Rights History (spring, 2018) Encounter Bikers for Jesus (various locations, every summer) Encounter Colorado (every winter break) Encounter Indianapolis | Refugee Resettled & Immigration (spring, 2017) Encounter Haiti (spring, 2017) Encounter Arizona | Developmental Disabilities (spring break, 2016) Encounter Africa (summer, 2016) Encounter Wisconsin | Call & Vocational Discernment Retreat (summer, 2016) Encounter Costa Rica | Environmental Rights & Conservation (winter, 2015) Encounter Muskogee | Native American Heritage (spring, 2015) Encounter Boston | Homelessness (spring, 2014)
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