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NxNW Texas

United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth (U.M. ARMY)  is a unique mission opportunity for youth, young adults and their adult mentors. We do not wish to “sell” you a mission trip. Instead, we invite you to participate with other church groups and individuals to combine your skills, talents and resources to do God’s work. We’ll spend the week working together in nearby communities to meet home repair and maintenance needs for low-income, elderly or disabled homeowners unable to pay for or to physically do the work for themselves. We’ll worship, learn from one another, share fellowship and build relationships with our neighbors in need of assistance as well as their communities.

U.M. ARMY – North x Northwest Texas was chartered in 2013 to provide mission opportunities in the North and Northwest Texas Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church.  We welcome all denominations and faith traditions to join in with us and offer experiences for a variety of age groups. Our programs are hosted by United Methodist churches that see us as a partner in their local outreach efforts. U.M. ARMY works with social service, community and church organizations to identify people in need of our services. Jobs are selected and completed based on greatest need. Preparation, safety and teamwork are priorities for all mission participants.

Whether you are visiting our web-site for the first time or you are a long time participant in U.M. ARMY we welcome you and invite you to join with us this summer!

Looking to participate with us?  Not sure when or where to go?  Check here regularly for updates on weeks and locations.

U.M. ARMY NxNW Texas SUMMER 2023 MISSION WEEK OFFERINGS

 TRADITIONAL ($260 per person)

  • Churches from various locations travel to one centralized community with host church(es).
  • Overnight – Sunday through Saturday.
  • Offer full service coordination – leadership roles, site coordination, budget, etc.
  • Director creates teams based on safety guidelines and consults with Site Coordinator about project assignments.
  • Kitchens provides meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks).
  • Programs provides on site worship, and other activities, in a distanced/safe manner.
  • U.M. ARMY t-shirts and giveaways provided.
  • Access to U.M. ARMY registration system and website for mission week planning and support.

CAMP DATES SUMMER 2023:

    June 4 - 10: Mixed Aged Camp (Middle and High School Age)

    June 11 - 17: High School Camp

    June 18 - 24: Mixed Aged Camp

    June 25 - July 1: Mixed Aged Camp 

    July 9 - 15: Mixed Aged Camp

    July 16 - 22: Mixed Aged Camp 

LOCAL ($175 per person)

  • Churches participate with other churches within their general community (recommend 30 minute driving distance max). 
  • Four work day Day camp model – shower and sleep at home; some meals could also be at home.
  • Host church can be shared (rotating between local churches who are attending) or one central location throughout the week.
  • U.M. ARMY organizes Director and Program Coordinator – on site for the week. 
  • Worship and activities would be held locally, at identified host church(es), in a distanced/safe manner.
  • Local church(es) will provide kitchen support for all applicable meals; participating churches would be responsible for all meal-related expenses.
  • Mission week budget will be used to provide building materials, program materials, and other mission week expenses (not food).
  • Director creates teams based on safety guidelines and consults with Site Coordinator about project assignments.
  • Access to U.M. ARMY registration system and website for mission week planning and support

 

U.M. ARMY Deposit and Refund Policy

As U.M. ARMY and local churches are all adapting to an uncertain and changing world, the U.M. ARMY Board has enacted a new, uniform Refund Policy in an effort to establish financial expectations that protect both U.M. ARMY and the local church. Please contact your Regional Director if you have any questions. 

We look forward to being in ministry with you!

Fee and Payment Schedule:

Registration Fee Per Person Per Week - $260 

Group Registration requires a $25 Application Fee to offset pre-camp administration costs and use of the online system

●     Within 30 days of registration – Group Deposit equaling $75 per person due (non-refundable)

○     If registering on/after March 1, deposit ($75/person) payment is due at time of registration

●  April 1-15—Group Count Covenant Period--Regional Director will confer with Participating Church Coordinator to complete Covenant and confirm participation numbers

●     May 1 - for June camps; June 1 - for July camps - Final payment due

The number of participants in a group may be increased (as availability permits) or decreased, with confirmation from the Regional Director.  Paid individual participants may request to be transferred to a different week within the same mission season.  Any and all requests must be submitted in writing (email, fax, or letter).

In the event of a group cancellation before April 15th, the full Registration Fee, minus the group deposit, can be refunded. After April 15, any individual cancellation that decreases the number committed to in the covenant described above, will result in the entirety of that individual deposit being forfeited without written approval of the Regional Director. T-shirts and other deliverable items will be available as supplies last for groups bringing a number of participants greater than the April 15 group covenant number.

Any cancellation of a group or participant within two (2) weeks of camp will not receive a refund.

For questions about this policy, please email or call the Regional Director, Jenna Reinke at [email protected] or (512) 461-0412.

Extenuating Circumstances

In the event of a cancellation of mission weeks by U.M. ARMY, a full refund will be provided upon request.

In the event of the necessity of an individual participant cancellation for circumstances, including, but not limited to illness, accident or unforeseen emergency, transfers of funds to the remaining mission week balances may be considered at the discretion of the Regional Director.

In the event of the necessity of a church cancellation for circumstances, including, but not limited to illness, accident or unforeseen emergency, transfers of funds to a future mission week balance may be considered at the discretion of the Regional Director.

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

Location Dates Mission Type
Quitman Texas June 4 - 10, 2023 Mixed Age
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Completed 6th-12th Grade

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Coming Soon June 11 - 17, 2023 High School
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Participants must have completed 8th grade or higher

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Whitesboro June 18 - 24, 2023 Mixed Age
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Completed 6th-12th Grade

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Coming Soon June 18 - 24, 2023 Mixed Age
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Completed 6th-12th Grade

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Coming Soon June 25 - July 1, 2023 Mixed Age
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Completed 6th-12th Grade

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Coming Soon June 26 - July 1, 2023 JUMMP
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Middle School

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Coming Soon July 9 - 15, 2023 Mixed Age
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Completed 6th-12th Grade

Register
Arlington July 16 - 22, 2023 Mixed Age
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Completed 6th-12th Grade

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Youth Advisory Board

U.M. ARMY North x Northwest Texas would love to welcome you to apply to be a YABber for summer!!  Application forms may be found at: Youth Advisory Board Application.

Board of Directors

Name Title Contact
Mark Vennerholm President
Scott Shipley Vice President
Steve Barrett Secretary - Treasurer
Jenna Reinke Regional Director-Ex Officio
Patty Clark
Eric Christiansen
Jordan Jackson
Julie Harding
Rev Aaron Logan
Kailey MacAllister
Rev John Peel
Victor Vazquez
Tiffin Wilsford
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