NJ Missions Trip Needs

Each student should bring the following:

Bible, notebook, pen/pencil
Work clothes – these are clothes you may want to just throw away after the trip
Other clothes – clothes you are comfortable in
Toiletries – toothpaste, deoderant, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, whatever else you need
Pillow and sleeping bag/bedding
Shoes – don’t plan to work in flip flops or sandals. And, they prefer if you have boots.

We also need the following items, if you have them:
Monkey Wrench
Chop Saw
Hard Hats
Basic First Aid Kits
Ear Protection – plugs
Circular Saw
Saw All
Construction-style Trash Bags
· Still bring a cooler and a water jug, 1 of each for every adult in your group.
· Work Gloves for every participant
· Work Boots (no sandals or flip flops) for every participant
· Safety Goggles (not glasses) for every participant
· N95 Respirator for every participant
· Tyvek Suits (your clothes will be getting super dirty!)


Tabernacle, NJ Missions Trip Itinerary

Tabernacle, NJ Missions Trip Itinerary

Leader: Nate Crawford, 574-807-5467

Saturday, June 15: Leave Trinity UMC at 8:30am
Arrive in Carlisle, PA at around 7pm
Stay Overnight in Carlisle, PA

Best Western Carlisle
1155 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013

Sunday, June 16: Leave Best Western Carlisle at 9am
Arrive Tabernacle, NJ around 12:30pm (noon)
Check-In at
Group Work Camp
Delanco Camp
191 Powell Place Road
Tabernacle, NJ 08088
1-800-385-4545 x7913
(Please call Nate’s Cell phone first if you need to contact your loved one.)

Sunday, June 16 @ 2pm through Thursday, June 20: See attached

Friday, June 21: Breakfast, and Check-out of rooms by 8am
Arrive in Plymouth, IN at Trinity by 10pm
(We will call loved one with updates)

Any emergencies, please call Nate’s cell phone (574-807-5467). If you cannot get ahold of him, then call the camp at 1-800-385-4545, ext. 7913.

For updates, you can check our website trinityplymouth.wordpress.com or follow us on Twitter (@TUMCPlymouth).

NT Challenge: Matthew 8-10

Today we read Matthew 8-10. Yesterday we read Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and today we get to read what follows.

Matthew follows up the Sermon on the Mount by telling us about some of the actions Jesus does. Faith in Christ requires people to do something. Jesus not only teaches us that, but He then exhibits it by healing people, helping people, and sending out His disciples.

In Matthew 10 we then get to see about Jesus sending out His disciples to do His ministry. This passage teaches us that following Jesus will cost us something, that taking up our “cross” and following Jesus requires sacrifices on our part. But, it also leads to the changing of the world.

What are some ways that you see Jesus active in your life? In what ways can you make Jesus teachings present in the actions of your life? What will you do to make Jesus more present to others?

NT Challenge: Matthew 5-7

This passage is often referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. It is a collection of Jesus’ teachings that really sets the stage for what He will do in the rest of His ministry.

Before you read through, take a few minutes to pray about what God wants to teach you in this moment. What things does Jesus teach us in this sermon that we can use today?

One of the most important things Jesus does in the Sermon on the Mount is to emphasize the way our intentions cause us to sin. For Jesus, sin comes from our intention, not just our action; so, we commit the sin of adultery when we lust after another person. This means that we don’t have to do the law perfectly, but we must have a clean heart in order to “be perfect, as the Father in Heaven is perfect.”

What are your intentions? In what ways can you pray for God to make your intentions more like His?

NT Challenge: Matthew 1-4

Today we read from Matthew 1-4 . Take a minute to read through the passage, noticing a few things.

First, the first two chapters show us who Jesus is as a person, giving us a record of his ancestors (including some people who are a little sketchy, like Rahab and Ruth) and showing us how Joseph takes us as his own.

Second, the last two chapters show us that while Jesus is definitely a person, He is also God. Or, at least, He belongs to God in a very special way. John the Baptist and the temptation in the desert both show this. But, the specialness of Jesus does not rule out His human side: it simply enhances His humanity.

How has God enhanced your humanity? What kind of temptations have you overcome by relying on God and God’s grace?

New Testament Challenge

Week 1 (June 2-8)

Monday: Matthew 1-4

Tuesday: Matthew 5-7

Wednesday: Matthew 8-10

Thursday: Matthew 11-12

Friday: Matthew 13-15

Saturday: Matthew 16-18

Sunday: Matthew 19-21


Week 2 (June 9-15)

Monday: Matthew 22-24

Tuesday: Matthew 25-26

Wednesday: Matthew 27-28

Thursday: Mark 1-3

Friday: Mark 4-5

Saturday: Mark 6-9:1

Sunday: Mark 9:2-10


Week 3 (June 16-22)

Monday: Mark 11-12

Tuesday: Mark 13-14

Wednesday: Mark 15-16

Thursday: Luke 1-3

Friday: Luke 4-5

Saturday: Luke 6-7

Sunday: Luke 8-9


Week 4 (June 23-29)

Monday: Luke 10-11

Tuesday: Luke 12-14

Wednesday: Luke 15-18

Thursday: Luke 19-21

Friday: Luke 22-24

Saturday: John 1-3

Sunday: John 4-5


Week 5 (June 30-July 6)

Monday: John 6-7

Tuesday: John 8-10

Wednesday: John 11-12

Thursday: John 13-15:25

Friday: John 15:26-18

Saturday: John 19-21

Sunday: Acts 1-3


Week 6 (July 7-13)

Monday: Acts 4-6

Tuesday: Acts 7-8

Wednesday: Acts 9-11

Thursday: Acts 12-14

Friday: Acts 15-17

Saturday: Acts 18-20:16

Sunday: Acts 20:17-24


Week 7 (July 14-20)

Monday: Acts 25-28

Tuesday: Romans 1-3

Wednesday: Romans 4-7

Thursday: Romans 8-10

Friday: Romans 11-13

Saturday: Romans 14-16

Sunday: 1 Corinthians 1-4


Week 8 (July 21-27)

Monday: 1 Corinthians 5-7

Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 8-11

Wednesday: 1 Corinthians 12-14

Thursday: 1 Corinthians 15-16

Friday: 1 Corinthians 1-4

Saturday: 2 Corinthians 5-9

Sunday: 2 Corinthians 10-13


Week 9 (July 28-August 3)

Monday: Galatians

Tuesday: Ephesians

Wednesday: Philippians

Thursday: Colossians

Friday: 1 and 2 Thessalonians

Saturday: 1 Timothy

Sunday: 2 Timothy


Week 10 (August 4-10)

Monday:  Titus and Philemon

Tuesday: Hebrews 1-5

Wednesday: Hebrews 6-9

Thursday: Hebrews 10-13

Friday: James

Saturday: 1 Peter

Sunday: 2 Peter


Week 11 (August 11-17)

Monday: 1John

Tuesday: 2 John, 3 John, and Jude

Wednesday: Revelation 1-3

Thursday: Revelation 4-9

Friday: Revelation 10-13

Saturday: Revelation 14-17

Sunday: Revelation 18-2

Here is a talk by Bono for TED on eradicating poverty. It’s good stuff, especially in light of our 40-4-40 sermon series.

TED Blog


In 2005, the TED Prize was given to Bono. Eight years later, Chris Anderson asks, has there been any progress? The U2 frontman is here to tell us. But first, some good-natured Anglo-Irish joshing. “Chris Anderson asked me if I could put the last 25 years of of anti-poverty campaigning into 10 minutes. That’s an Englishman asking an Irishman to be succinct?” Bono is incredulous; the audience seems happy to laugh at both nations.

Bono’s passion: countering what Nelson Mandela refers to as “that most awful offense to humanity, extreme poverty.” His weapon of choice? Facts. “Forget the rock opera, forget the bombast, my usual tricks,” he says. “The only thing singing today will be the facts. I have truly embraced my inner nerd. Exit the rock star.” He removes his trademark sunglasses. “Enter the evidence-based activist.” He puts his glasses back on upside down. Bono is now a “factivist.” And he has the…

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