The Summer Communities of Service (SCOS) program is an ecumenical collaboration between the UCC Volunteer Ministries and Alliance of Baptists. Participants serve from late May through early August in host congregations around the United States. Experience intentional community living, leadership development, hands-on justice advocacy/service opportunities, and faith conversations.
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.
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
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