Thursday, February 26, 2015

2015 Mission Trip Details

$100 Deposit per participant is due Friday, Feb 27. (i.e. 3 family members of any age are going, then $300 is due)
If you have questions about costs, information, scholarships, fundraisers, please contact Andi Berryman through the Grace Lutheran front office or her email

2015 Mission Trip

to Los Angeles

Sunday, June 21- Saturday, June 27

Goal: To take up to 12-15 middle school and high school students and 5-8 adult leaders to serve the less fortunate of Los Angeles area partnering with a group called Next Step Ministries.

What: Next Step Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to helping students grow closer to Christ through a life-changing, one-week mission trip. Students have the opportunity to work on challenging construction projects and come alongside inspiring community leaders, meeting the true needs of the community…

To read more visit their website

When and Where: We will be leaving around noon on Sunday, June 21 and spending the week serving the homeless and outreach activities in the Los Angeles area. More specific lodging details will come later. We will arrive back in Ridgecrest on Saturday, June 27 in the early afternoon.

How to sign up: All participants going on the mission trip must turn in a medical release form to Andi or the front office. Forms are located at Grace Center and front office. For families or siblings, you may use one form for all participants. 

$ COST Partial scholarships are available and fundraisers are planned between now and June.

Please be sure to contact Andi, or call the office 760-375-9768 for more info.

Youth: $299 per youth ages 6th grade- 12th grade. Middle school students will need a parent accompany you, or request to be accompanied by a friend’s parent (with the parent’s permission). High School students can come individually and will be supervised by the Youth Ministry Director.

Adult/post high school/Leader: $199 per adult

Sibling discount: $199 per youth

Child costs: $150 for children grades 1st-5th, Free for children kindergarten or under. This is a mission trip designed for youth and adults, so small children may have a difficult time.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

High School Mammoth Trip

Friday, February 13  Leave Ridgecrest time: TBD. (Between 12:00pm-3:00pm)
Arrive at Tom’s Place 6:00-9:00pm    Evening Session    
Saturday, February 14 Mammoth Ski Resort    Evening Session
Sunday, February 15  Mammoth Ski Resort  Evening Session
Sunday, February 16  Breakfast    Leave Tom’s Place    (students will call/text when we are 30 min. away from the Grace Lutheran Church)

Here is a packing list for the Mammoth Trip:

What everyone will need
1. Warm clothing- Think about layers
2. Snow boots or extra shoes for snow play
3. Water proof gloves and mittens
4. Thermals
5. Beanie /hat
6. Toiletries
7. Blanket
8. Pillow
9. Bible
10. Pen/Highlighter
11. Water Bottle!! With your name on it
12. Warm Coat

If you are Skiing or Snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain Resort

1. Waterproof ski/snowboard pants-Especially for beginners.
2. Waterproof Ski/snowboard Jacket
3. Layers of Clothes
4. Socks
5. Ski or Snowboard Equipment-  We will be stopping and renting equipment on the way to Mammoth. This equipment is already paid for.
6. Helmet *strongly recommended but not required.
7. Waterproof Gloves *mittens DO NOT work
8. Beanie and/or scarf
9. Facemask or bandana


1. Digital Camera
2. Money for souvenirs at Mammoth Resort
3. Phone **Students are not allowed to use phones while on the trip to text, play games, or call friends. Students are permitted to use their phones to take pictures and while on the mountain skiing and snowboarding.
4. Packets of “emergen-c” or similar products.
5. Disposable hand-warmers
6. Sleds