One Voice Choir

One Voice Choir


Welcome to One Voice High School Mission Trip!

June 6-12, 2018

One Voice High School Mission Trip is a unique trip that combines service and missions projects with musical worship and praise.

Current members of One Voice Choir and High School Handbell ringers are encouraged to go on this incredible trip. But ANYONE is welcome! 

Whether you are a tour pro, or this is your first time considering this trip, please review this page thoroughly for up-to-date news, FAQ's, contact information, and more!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Roberts the Administrative Assistant for Music and Youth by email.


Itinerary:

Indianapolis and Chicago, June 6-12

Wednesday, June 6

12:00pm Check-in at CCUM (please eat lunch before you arrive)

1:00pm Introductions, opening prayer, tour covenant, etc.

2:00pm Travel to Indianapolis

4:30pm Afternoon of service with the Wheeler Mission

7:30pm Dinner out in Indianapolis at Jackamo’s Pizza

Thursday, June 7

9:00am Morning service with three Indianapolis service organizations

4:30pm Performance at the Wheeler Mission Center for Women and Children

6:30pm Dinner at the Uindy Cafe

7:30pm Evening rehearsal at University Heights UMC 

Friday, June 8

8:00am Breakfast at the Uindy Cafe

9:00am Service with Fletcher Place Community Center 

1:30pm Handbell concert at the Altenheim

6:00pm Dinner and concert at Calvary United Methodist Church 

Saturday, June 9

8:00am Breakfast at the Uindy Cafe

9:00am Travel to Chicago’s Millennium Park

  • We will make a fast-food lunch stop in Merrillville, IN. Tour members are on their own for this meal.

1:00pm Afternoon at the Chicago Blues Festival

7:00pm Concert at Lombard Mennonite Church 

Dinner at First UMC Downers Grove (time TBD)

Sunday, June 10

7:30am Breakfast at Downers Grove UMC

10:00am Worship, sing, and ring at First Presbyterian River Forest 

12:00pm Lunch at First Pres

2:00pm Afternoon at Lincoln Park Zoo 

7:30pm Dinner at Downers Grove UMC

Monday, June 11

7:00am Breakfast at Downers Grove UMC

10:00am Service at the Peace Center of Rogers Park 

4:00pm Senior worship, secret buddy reveal. Dinner at Downers Grove UMC

7:00pm TBD Chicago Performance

Tuesday, June 12

7:00am Breakfast at Downers Grove UMC

9:00am Service at two Chicago service organizations

12:30pm Travel back to CCUM

  • We will again stop in Merrillville, IN on the way home for an on-your-own fast food stop

7:00pm Arrive at CCUM

Accommodations

During our time in Indianapolis, we will be staying in dorms at the University of Indianapolis. In Chicago, we will be staying at the First United Methodist Church of Downer’s Grove.



FAQ's

(Frequently Asked Questions)

How much does this trip cost?

$300 for current students

$100 for alumni

Is One Voice Mission Trip just for One Voice choir members?

No! One Voice Mission Trip is open to EVERYONE! The participants on the trip will be serving on mission in a number of ways. No music experience is necessary to go on the trip. We'd love to have you.

I have school make-up days that interfere with the start of the mission trip. Can I still participate?

Yes! In order to accommodate those students who have school during the first week of June, we are sending a second vehicle from Christ Church on Friday to meet up with the rest of the group. If more make-up days are scheduled, we will adjust accordingly and keep the website updated.

I want to go on on the trip, but I have a scheduling conflict. Can I still go?

We would love to have you on tour. Contact Amy Roberts or Ben Williams to talk through the conflict and see what we can work out.

Can I bring my phone, tablet, and PS4?

We ask all participants to be fully present while on the trip. Plus, you will be working and serving hard all week! You may bring small electronic devices to stay connected to family and friends during down time, but please leave larger devices at home.

What should I bring?

Check out this packing list!

Do not bring:

  • snacks that contain nuts
  • tobacco, drugs, or alcohol
  • clothing that would be considered inappropriate to wear in public
  • t-shirts with offensive or disparaging language
  • knives, guns, or weapons of any kind

Can I bring my own food?

Yes...if you have certain dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make accommodations.

You are welcome to bring snack along with you. Please note this trip is PEANUT FREE. Do not bring or purchase any snacks with peanuts for the duration of the trip. Thank you!

Should I bring my own money?

Yes! You will be responsible for 2 fast food meals while we travel. 

You are also welcome to purchase snacks (peanut free) or souvenirs during the trip. We will make a special trip out to the Chicago Blues Festival and the Zoo if you want to bring money for those souvenirs and snacks.

Lastly, $5-$10 dollars for our bus driver gratuity.

Can family members or friends attend our concerts while on the road?

Absolutely! It’s always fun to see familiar faces. An up-to-date itinerary will be given out before the trip, with concert times and locations that you can share with friends or famliy in the Nashville and Asheville areas.

High School Handbell Ringers

High School Handbell Ringers