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FOCUS North America’s YES Program is coming to the Midwest April 28-30, 2017.
YES — “Youth Equipped to Serve” — offers a wonderful opportunity for faithful ages 13 through college to serve and love the people of Chicago. FOCUS — the “Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve” — is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America. FOCUS has operations and offers youth volunteer experiences in more than 50 cities in the USA. As an expression of Christ’s love, FOCUS North America serves the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and the imprisoned by providing food, occupation, clothing, understanding, and shelter.
Participants may register on-line. Early registration is encouraged as the program will be limited to 35 participants, who will be lodged at All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church, Chicago. The service learning weekend will come to a close following the Divine Liturgy there on Sunday, April 30.
A registration gift of $150.00 per participant will cover all program expenses, make it possible for YES to prepare and execute the program, and enable FOCUS’ service team to meet the needs of those who be served through the program.