QuadW Missional Internship
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Gresham United Methodist Church is excited to partner with QuadW for a fifth year. Interns in the the QuadW program will focus on engaging children from two area elementary schools in our summer program to help the children improve in reading, math, and writing skills. The Interns also assist in our music and arts enrichment programs, run outdoor recreational activities and aid in the breakfast and lunch programs. Interns assist in Vacation Bible School and work with a local transitional homeless shelter. In partnership with local congregations interns can expect to engage in community organization projects.
Our 2016 Interns experienced Spiritual Reflection Fridays. They traveled to the Northwest mountains, oceans, trails and streams to focus on questions of faith, spiritual journey, life with Christ and vocational discernment. Oregon is a beautiful place for hiking, camping in old growth forest and walking beside salmon filled streams. Discovering God in the sacred landscapes is a Northwest spiritual practice. In 2018 interns can expect to find the same experience enjoying one another and finding solitude in God's creation.
A video created by our own Lauren Cole from the 2016 Quad W program from the perspective of her own journey. Thank you for being apart of our program this past summer. Our 2016 program was blessed in many ways by all the interns and we wish you the best in all that you will do and accomplish. Always remember it is in the shelters we build that we may live but it is in the company and love of one another that we will truly thrive.