Red Bird Mission Opportunities
April 19, 2021
Red Bird Mission, located in remote southeast Kentucky, is the largest comprehensive outreach mission in the world sponsored by the United Methodist Church. Celebrating 100 years of service this year, Red Bird helps area people in many ways. Its ministries include a K-12 Christian school, work camp housing improvement, community outreach, dental and medical clinic, and economic opportunity ministry that includes a community store: Grow Appalachia, and a craft store.
St. Andrew UMC has supported Red Bird in recent years with financial gifts, sending groups to be part of the work camp, and having individuals volunteer at community outreach. Planning for this summer's work camp group and community outreach volunteers will begin soon. Red Bird has open dates in late July, August, and mid-September. Craig and Sue Anderson, who have served at Red Bird both part-time and full-time, are looking for individuals who might be interested in either opportunity. (Craig will be leading the work team trip, and both will also be volunteering at community outreach and would welcome another couple to join them). Both experiences will be a week, Sunday to Friday/Saturday, which includes travel. They will meet with those interested at the church pavilion within a few weeks to pick dates to serve, explain in detail how each opportunity works, and answer all questions. Please note that anyone going must be fully vaccinated. If you are interested in finding out more, please call Craig at 260-701-7919 or Sue at 260-701-7917.