Community UMC’s worktrip will be August 3-9, 2014.  This year’s trip will be to South Dakota.

Tree of Life Ministry (http://www.treeofliferelief.org/)

The Tree of Life is about 800 miles west of CUMC. It is a multi-denominational and cross-cultural mission and relief agency sponsored by the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Volunteers meet and serve the Lakota and Dakota people bringing assistance to the poorest racial group of people in the nation by repairing and painting homes and community buildings. Volunteers are enriched and educated by the cultural events that are presented by the Native Americans who live on the Reservation. Subjects discussed include Sioux history, culture, poverty, Lakota/Dakota games, dancing etc.