ReachOut Worcester is a guided 20 hour immersion program that offers Greater Worcester-area youth (age 13 and up) and their leaders the opportunity to experience the social issues and assets of urban communities like Worcester while engaging in hands-on service with fellow community members.
During the 20 hour period, participants join ReachOut Worcester staff and Guides to offer lunch and basic necessities but most importantly, a kind word and a listening ear to people in need. These activities are preceded and followed by times of sharing and reflection. After talking about next steps for them personally and/or as a group, participants also prepare to present their experiences in their home setting (worship service or other forum).
ReachOut Worcester is co-sponsored by the Worcester Area Mission Society (WAMS) and Worcester Fellowship, a member of the Central Association of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC that is dedicated to ending isolation through pastoral care and nurturing community, and All Saints Church Worcester. ROW is offered once per year, in February.
Our next ReachOut Worcester will take place on Friday, February 7th to Saturday, February 8th, 2020. We gather at All Saints Church Worcester at 7 p.m. on Friday with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. The program ends at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information and/or to register, please review the following materials.