Lumberjack Service Retreat

Monday, May 13, 2024 - 4:00am to Friday, May 17, 2024 - 11:45pm
Hancock, MI

Campus Ministry sponsors this service retreat to Hancock, Michigan to serve with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (Little Brothers), a nonprofit agency. Little Brothers provides many services for their aging friends, many of whom are isolated in rural homes or struggling with limited financial resources. Student woodcutters will assist in providing free firewood to the elderly, which reduces the burdensome heating bills that accompany winter in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Little Brothers supplies the saws, axes, gasoline, and logs…Rockhurst University students supply the muscle. A can-do attitude, rather than woodcutting experience, is all that is required. Furthermore, Little Brother’s motto, “Flowers Before Bread,” illuminates the belief that providing companionship for the elderly is, in many ways, more important than providing for their health/physical needs. In that spirit, participants are invited to prioritize listening/visiting/celebrating over task completion. Daily prayer and reflection round out the experience. Cost: $100. Register HERE. Email Bill Kriege with questions.