Posted October 24, 2018 in Around the Synod

detroitHands-On Mission Work Group of the Presbytery of Detroit looks forward to welcoming mission work groups during the summer or for an alternative-break week during the school year. With over 10 years of experience, it offers a wide variety of service opportunities and will enjoy working with your group before your arrival to customize your work sites to your skills and interest.

The Hands-On Mission Work Group works with a wide variety of mission partners. Its opportunities include working with: urban gardening, blight removal, building and remodeling, handicap ramp installation, Habitat for Humanity, Life Remodel, Presbyterian Villages, Inclusion
Ministries, homeless outreach, clothing sites, feeding programs, domestic violence, Veterans, Peace Camp, Health Fairs, Second Mile Center and others.

If you would like to work with children, Hands-On Mission Work Groups have Vacation Bible School sites, an Art Camp, a foster care ministry, children’s summer camps and children’s centers. If you have other interests, it can explore those options for you as well. Over a dozen churches within the Presbytery of Detroit open their doors and their hearts to house and extend hospitality to the groups. All have kitchens, some have showers or nearby shower sites, and most have a variety of other amenities as well. Check out the website at

Hear its story and feel its spirit through a YouTube video here.

For more information, contact: Michael Barconey, Hands-On Mission Coordinator for the Presbytery of Detroit, at or (313) 903-6609.