“When we go on mission trips to serve others with humility, it changes those we serve for sure. But it also changes us. And that can be a very, very good thing.”

 –Rev. Kibbie Laird from a sermon titled, “Why Mission Trips Matter,” June 2014


June 27 – July 3, 2020

We are going back to the Center of Hope in Oak Hill, WV! After an amazing mission trip in summer 2019, we are returning to the Center of Hope to serve. Last year we built the subfloor of a gym space for youth to play, and this year we will continue the good work we started. There is so much to do there, we need your hearts and hands to work hard. Whether we are sawing and hammering, measuring and lifting, building 2500 square feet of subfloor, or bringing joy to children in the afternoons, this is a 7am-11pm amazing mission trip. We live in community, eat in community, and work side by side to the glory of God.

Mandatory Orientation for this trip will be Sunday, April 5, 2020 after the 10am Worship Service.  


Signup Deadline

*Early Bird Deadline and Pricing: Dec 31, 2019, $995.

Starting Jan 1, 2020, the cost for the trip will be $1095.


Registration & Application Forms
Click here to download, complete and return the application and release forms, along with your payment check to Rev. Kibbie Laird.

Appalachia (West Virginia)

Total cost is $995 (Early Bird)/$1095 (after Jan 1) per attendee, which includes participant and work project fees, housing, food while traveling, and gas and tolls.

You may want to provide an extra $50 for your child if she/he wants to purchase a t-shirt, hat or other incidentals, but this is not required.

Nature of Service

Nature of service: Live out the gospel through our work on various projects for the Center of Hope in West Virginia. This will be an intensive “swing a hammer” type trip, with the opportunity to deliver food to families and to work with children in the late afternoons.

No previous experience required.

Adult Chaperones Are Needed

We are nearly set with adult chaperones for this trip! One additional female chaperone is needed – can you help?

We cannot attend this meaningful trip without a sufficient number of adults.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Rev. Kibbie Laird at 203.966.0002 (ext. 15), or via email at Kibbie@fpcnc.org


Dates TBD – this trip is not yet scheduled.  Our last Iona trip was Summer 2016, and we make this trip on a regular basis.

(Those who have completed Confirmation)

The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship. As we live communally with Christians from different walks of life and different traditions in the Church engaged together, we will participate in acting, reflecting, and praying for justice, peace and the integrity of creation; convinced that the inclusive community we seek must be embodied in the community we practice.
The MacLeod Centre, where we stay in Iona, is closed for renovations. While it is under construction, we are unable to schedule our pilgrimage. We are hoping to return to Iona soon! Stay tuned for updates. 

To learn more about this program visit the Iona Community website: http://iona.org.uk/

* For more information or to get involved, please contact Rev. Kibbie Laird at 203.966.0002 (ext. 15), or via email at Kibbie@fpcnc.org.

Signup Deadline:

TBD – this trip is not yet scheduled.


The MacLeod Centre – Isle of Iona, Scotland


TBD – this trip is not yet scheduled.


TBD – this trip is not yet scheduled.