Confirmands work at living out the John Wesley’s "Do All the Good You Can" statement
Projects specific to the class are:
- Serving dinner at the Day Center and St. Luke’s Redemption Ministry
- UNICEF pumpkin decorating collection table at our Downtown Hoedown each October; monies are collected for the best decorated pumpkins and proceeds given to UNICEF
- Christmas Project of purchasing gifts for children of incarcerated mothers allowing a mom to write a note to her child signed from the mother along with the gift
Other monthly projects are combined with the total mid-high youth service projects.
Mission on the Move
Boston Avenue's four-day mission camp that runs concurrently with Vacation Bible School during the summer and involves four Mornings of Community Service for rising 5th-6th Graders;
Youth and leaders meet each day in the South Parking Lot outside of Jubilee Hall where they travel to places like the Tulsa Community Food Bank, Methodist Manor, and Day Center for the Homeless. They participate in service projects designed with our 5th and 6th graders in mind. This is a great time of fellowship and learning to serve others. Youth are welcome to have their friends enroll with them for these four days of service to the community. Advanced registration is required since we need to reserve transportation. An Open House is held for everyone on the last night of the Mission and features a video of each day's project.
Boston Avenue is an official, certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and we would like to encourage our youth to consider stepping up and working toward this award!
This volunteer award is a formal way to connect what we already do with a larger organization. We track volunteer hours for the purpose of recognizing those youth that do a lot for our community. Our tracking time is from September through August. Awards are presented at one of the fall Administrative Board meetings.
Earning the award qualifies students to receive a logo pin, frameable certificate, and letter from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. This is a prestigious award that can be used to qualify for scholarships, National Honor Society, and other awards. Students can earn the bronze, silver, or gold award depending on their hours served.
To be eligible for an award, youth ages 14 and under must have completed one of the levels of service listed below. Our qualifying time each school year is from September through August.
- Bronze 50-74 hours
- Silver 75-99 hours
- Gold 100+ hours
To earn an award, youth much complete a registration form and return it to Debbie Peterson so names can be entered into our tracking system. All hours completed towards this award that are done outside of Boston Avenue must be approved by Debbie and meet the Presidential Volunteer Service Award requirements. Once registered, our mission projects at Boston Avenue will be added to your name each time you complete an hour of service. Your service in our choirs is also counted, but only worship time, not rehearsal time.
To learn more about how to earn the award, please visit:
www.presidentialserviceawards.gov (Note: Boston Avenue has no control nor endorses any specific content on external websites.)