SOAR SASKATCHEWAN 2020
SOAR Saskatchewan is a 10 day discipleship and mission training program run by Multiply (the mission organization in the Mennonite Brethren denomination). It happens here in Saskatoon during the February school break. Teams from around Saskatchewan eat, sleep, learn, and worship together and then go out into the city to learn and serve.
Throughout the 10 days participants will spend a weekend of orientation including a learning tour through the vulnerable sector of Saskatoon, a day focused on prayer, and some team time. They’ll then spend Monday to Friday working with a ministry assignment in Saskatoon. In the past SOAR has partnered with organizations like The Bridge on 20th, The Lighthouse, The Friendship Inn, and Central Haven Senior’s Care Home.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES DURING SOAR
Forest Grove Community Church – Attridge is the host site where participants will eat, sleep, learn and worship together. Volunteers are needed in the kitchen for food prep and serving meals daily. This year we will have two sleeping sites at FGCC and Erindale Alliance Church so volunteers are needed to clean at each site. There is also a need for childcare during the evening sessions for two groups (2 years old and older // under 2 years old). Sign up as family, individual, or small group to serve and see what God is doing in our city through SOAR! Evening worship and training times are open to visitors as well! To sign up for a time, click the links below:
GROVEYOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS TEAM
This year Forest Grove Community Church hopes to send a youth & young adult team.
Here are other specific details you need to know:
PRE-TRIP INFORMATION MEETING: We will be holding a SOAR 2020 information meeting for potential participants and their parents on Sunday, November 3rd at 3:30pm at Forest Grove Community Church in the lounge.
WHO: Applicants can be anyone in grade 9-12 and in the Young Adult age group. Our team will join with teams from around Saskatchewan coordinated by Multiply.
WHERE: Saskatoon, SK – You will sleep, eat and train at Forest Grove Community Church. Activities will be around the city, particularly in the core areas of Saskatoon.
WHEN: February 13-22, 2020 (you will have to miss school on Friday, Feb. 14th).
LEADERS: Unknown at this time
COST: The total cost of SOAR is $450.00. Each individual must contribute $250.00 on their own, paid to Forest Grove Community Church by cash, cheque (payable to Forest Grove Community Church or FGCC), debit or credit (additional service fees apply) during our office hours, Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm. The additional $200.00 per individual will be raised together through a fundraiser and through sending out support letters that ask for prayer and donations.
PLEASE NOTE!!!! *Multiply charges only $400 for the SOAR program (as listed on their website). We are asking for $450 per participant to cover extra costs such as pre-team meetings, transportation during the trip, and any outings as a group during a team day.
If you have questions about finances, please contact Chandra Styles (firstname.lastname@example.org).
APPLICATION: Forest Grove Community Church has our own application process for the SOAR program. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON OUR CHURCH’S TEAM, DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE MULTIPLY WEBSITE. Apply here: SOAR SK 2020 Application
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 15th, 2019. You will be notified by Tuesday, November 19th to let you know if you are on the team.
WAIVER: A GroveYouth All Year Waiver and a Multiply Waiver will both need to be completed and handed in TO THE FOREST GROVE OFFICE by the Form deadline. We will submit the MB waiver on your behalf.
FORM DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 by 4:30pm.
FINANCE DEADLINE: Friday, January 10th, 2020 by 4:30pm.
- Parent Info Night – Sunday, November 3rd at 7:30pm
- Application Deadline – Friday, November 15th at 11:59pm
- Team members notified of acceptance – Tuesday, November 19th
- Forms (Multiply & GroveYouth Waivers) Due – Wednesday, December 11th at 4:30pm
- Finance Deadline – Friday, January 10th, 2020
- SOAR SK 2019 – February 13-22, 2020
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SOAR: Check out the Multiply website by clicking HERE.***
***PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ON THE MULITPLY WEBSITE! You will NOT need to apply through the Multiply website if accepted for our team. We will do that for you. Note that any applicants who register through MB Mission will not qualify for our team. If you have any questions about this, please contact Chandra (email@example.com).