The Conference is organizing a week-long trip to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota from May 9 to May 16, 2020. Simply Smiles, an organization founded by Bryan Nurnberger, who grew up in the Naugatuck UCC congregation, will be our hosts and guides. We will be staying in the town of La Plant, one of the most impoverished places in America, working to restore hope for a better future. You can learn what the volunteer experience is like by visiting https://www.simplysmiles.org/. Click on "Volunteer Group Opportunities" and then "Lakota Reservation."
We will be the first group of the season and so we may spend somewhat less time working with children and somewhat more time helping to prepare for the upcoming season than is described in the volunteer materials.
We have not finalized travel arrangements, but the total cost should be about $1,400. Many congregations will provide support for members.