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Summer Communities of Service

(Previously published in http://www.ucc.org/volunteer_scos)

SCOS_hands_textWhat is the Summer Communities of Service program?

The Summer Communities of Service (SCOS) program is an ecumenical collaboration between the UCC Volunteer Ministries and Alliance of Baptists. Participants live and serve from June to mid-August in host congregations from around the United States. There are four fundamental facets, which together form the foundation of the SCOS program:

•Community Living

The “intentional Christian community element” makes this program distinct and effective. Interns share a common food allowance, transportation funds and spiritual growth insights. Participants live in community with each other and with their hosts in their temporary city.

•Leadership Development

In the UCC and Alliance of Baptists diversity is a big piece of our identity. Both churches uphold socially progressive statements and advocate politically from a faith perspective. Diverse, community-service-integrated ministries show interns, congregations, the wider church and world where this faith-inspired work is happening in our midst. The SCOS projects help interns develop long-term commitment to engage in this kind of ministry.

•Hands-On Justice Advocacy/Service Opportunities

Grow professionally. Change the World.

•Faith Conversations

Grow Personally. Grow Spiritually.

Click Here to Apply for the Summer 2016 Program

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