A Mission Opportunity at Christus Collegium

Come join the Yellowstone Conference Mission Committee on an
UMVIM mission trip to Bozeman, Montana!


Christus Collegium, the campus ministry building for MSU, is in need of repairs and updating in order to better serve Tuesday Nights Together (a.k.a. TNT), a strong United Methodist program bringing together college students for dinner, singing, worship and fellowship every week.  The building also serves as a meeting place for international students, the Lutheran campus ministry, housing for about 18 students, and MSU student associations.According to Dean Richardson, member of the Christus Board, “our poor building has been neglected far too long and now needs many improvements. You folks are just what we need to get the ball rolling, THANK YOU!”   This mission project will be the start of a three phase plan that will end with an improved kitchen, nicer sanctuary, and handicapped accessible bathroom and showers. 

The dates for this project are August 8 through August 11.  Come for one or come for all!   There are  many different tasks for many different abilities.  If you can push a broom there will be a job for you!  We need to install drywall and perfi-tape to walls; paint new drywall; sand, clean and re-stain wood paneling and trim and stain kitchen cabinet doors as well as do outdoor garden work.  And for the truly ambitious a new walk-in pantry needs to be framed and drywalled.

We will have accommodations at the Hall and prepare our meals in the kitchen.  We are asking for a $25 per person per night donation to cover food and other miscellaneous expenses.  If you have dry wall taping tools and hand tools such as hammers, drill/drivers, saws, utility knives, etc. please bring them – they will be very welcome.  If your church would like to have a fundraiser to help purchase paint, drywall etc. that would be most appreciated.  Just like college students, the program is on a tight budget and all donations and cookies are gladly accepted!

Please contact Debbie Irby, UMVIM Coordinator for Yellowstone Conference if you would like to join the team!   dirby@stpaulshelena.org.    We will need to know if you are coming by Tuesday, August  5 but registering much sooner if you can would be great!