Join a spring break service trip to help flood victims in Whatcom County, Washington

Students and employees are invited to prayerfully consider applying to join the spiritual life team for our 2023 spring break trip to serve communities impacted by the 2021 flood disaster in Whatcom County, Washington. The trip is scheduled March 25 to April 1.

We will work with World Renew DRS partners from the Whatcom Long-Term Recovery Group. Located in the northwest corner of Washington state, Whatcom County is home to the Nooksack River, which had historic flooding in November 2021 (learn more about the flooding here or by watching this video).

Spiritual life (SpiL) trips encourage participants to engage in daily rhythms of solitude, prayer, shared cooking and meals, meaningful service together, Bible study and worship, individual and team reflection, immersion in outdoor nature and local cultures, the deepening of spiritual friendships, recreation and fun! (Undergraduate participants would also be eligible to gain up to five SpiL/chapel elective credits for this experience).

The cost is $175 per undergraduate student (covers all students’ lodging, travel, food, work materials/supplies and trip organization/coordination). Registration and a $50 deposit is due by Wednesday, Jan. 25, to reserve a spot on the trip.

If there is an overabundance of interest from students and staff, an additional SpiL trip will be added to serve in neighboring Okanogan County, Washington, in their recovery from wildfires in 2021.

Employees who would like to participate on a trip are encouraged to apply to be a SpiL trip mentor, and, if selected, would serve at no cost.

If interested, please email Rus St.Cyr at

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