Urban Plunge is back in St. Louis this Summer!
This summer Urban Plunge is returning to St. Louis! We will be staying at the Amen St. Louis House which is connected to Oak Hill Presbyterian Church. Over the course of the week students will learn from and work with a variety of agencies while also reflecting on how our faith calls us to love and serve others right here in St. Louis. Some of the agencies include: Cornerstone Center for Early Learning, Isaiah 58, Church on the Street and St. Louis Food Bank.
What are the dates Urban Plunge?
June 21-26, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020
How will we be getting around St. Louis?
We will have two 12 passenger vans which will be our transportation for the week.
Where are we staying?
Amen St. Louis
Amen St. Louis is connected to Oak Hill Presbyterian Church which is located at:
4111 Connecticut St.
St. Louis MO 63116
What are the accommodations like at Amen St. Louis?
The Amen House is just that, a BIG House with sleeping space for 24 students. There are separate rooms for boys and girls, and each room has bunk beds. Students are encouraged to bring either sleeping bags or blankets and pillows. There are bathrooms equipped with showers, a full kitchen as well as two rooms for meeting spaces in the house.
Who can come on UP?
Students who are currently in 8th grade during the 2019-2020 academic year through high school seniors are welcome to join!
Which agencies will we be working with during UP?
The staff of Amen St. Louis will be organizing our trip this year, which means they will be selecting the agencies we will be working with throughout the week. We will be working with a few familiar agencies like Cornerstone and Isaiah 58, and we will also get to know a few new agencies.
What will we be doing when we’re not at the agencies?
When we’re not working at agencies there will be some time to reflect on how our faith informs our actions in the world. There will also be down time, an outdoor movie night and other fun things along the way!
How much does it cost?
Cost for the whole trip is $300, this covers transportation, housing, registration for the program, most meals, and a fun adventure at the end of the week. Deposit due at registration: $100, full payment due by June 21.
What does the week of Urban Plunge look like?
The staff of Amen St. Louis will put our schedule together for us, we will work with 4-6 different agencies, play human foosball and have an outdoor movie night as well. While the schedule below gives an idea of what we will be doing, it isn’t set in stone! So come ready and willing to be flexible.
Sunday, June 21
10:00 a.m. Commissioning during worship service
4:30 p.m. UP begins! Gather at Ladue Chapel
5:00 p.m. Travel to Amen St. Louis
5:30 p.m. Orientation and program at Amen STL
See the schedule below—with Thursday night being different, and our program will end Friday morning.
Friday, June 26, 2020
Back at Ladue Chapel, ready for pickup at 10 a.m.
A typical day during the week of Memphis UP will be similar to the schedule below:
7:30 Continental Breakfast, pack a lunch, prepare for the day
8:00 Morning devotion, briefing about the day, depart for worksites
9:00 Morning worksite
12:00pm Lunch at worksite
1:00 Afternoon worksite/discussion/museum visit
3:30 Free time
8:00 Evening Program