Mission & Witness Trips

El Salvador

November 2019

Bethany Church, Montpelier, invites you to participate on a mid-November trip to El Salvador. Bethany has had a sister relationship with a Salvadoran village for 28 years. This is not a work trip. The purposes are to practice Christian solidarity and friendship and to better understand the realities of the lives of our sisters and brothers in El Salvador.


This year we will focus on hearing Salvadoran perspectives on the issue of migration to the United States. As always, the group will decide in advance what activities to do and places to see. Our trips offer a great balance of experiences, reflection, and fun!


The all-inclusive cost for one week will be approximately $1,300 (about half of that amount is airfare), and participants do not have to be able to speak Spanish.


If you'd like to know more, please contact Theresa Lever now. The group is forming and reservations will need to be made soon. 802-229-0415

Costa Rica

February 22 - March 2, 2020

Trip sponsored by Richmond Congregational Church, UCC – Richmond, VT

In February 2020, we will return to Nosara, Costa Rica to work with Mercy Home Ministries to build one or two homes for families in need. The trip is open to high school aged youth (with a parent chaperone) and adults from Richmond, VT and beyond! Rev. Neal Sadler will be leading this year’s trip. If you are interested in learning more about the trip, please contact Neal.

Aid trip to U.S. - Mexico border

January 2020


Are you passionate about the plight of immigrants on our southern border and want to do something concrete? First Congregational Church, UCC in West Brattleboro is planning a two week trip to the border at Brownsville, Texas where they will be working with Team Brownsville to feed asylum seekers waiting in Mexico. The trip will be scheduled in mid-January 2020. For more information, please contact Rev. Audrey Walker (413) 374-4992.