UNITE participants, volunteers and sponsors—
THANK YOU for all of your support and participation in UNITE Service Camp! Through your generosity and service young people have been able to paint homes in Rock Falls and Sterling for people in need. MANY young people and MANY volunteers and sponsors made this possible!
At the February UNITE Leadership Team meeting, we came to the difficult realization that we will not be able to continue to offer UNITE Service Camp in 2023. We concluded that we do not have the needed volunteers to take on the leadership roles. In addition, several sponsoring churches have also had staffing and role changes. We mourn the loss of UNITE and we are curious about ways that we may partner in the gospel and serve together in the future. Our team of churches will still stay connected through CommUNITY VBS and other retreats. We are listening for our next steps and ready for God to move in us.
UNITE has been a tremendous success in serving others and shaping lives. We lifted communities, homeowners, teenagers, and families. We brought the Gospel to people who needed to hear the love of Jesus in their lives. We served our communities in a way that will never be forgotten and all of us are grateful to have been a part of it. What a gift it is to work together as one body in Christ; doing together what we could never accomplish on our own! UNITE would not have been possible without your generosity, dedication, and commitment. THANK YOU! Special thanks to Bethel Reformed Church for generously hosting UNITE!
With deep appreciation,
Sauk Valley UNITE Leadership Team