Here are some helpful reminders as you prepare to depart for Augusta:
IMPORTANT – BRING A SWIMSUIT!
- Plan to arrive between 7p and 8p on Friday, 7/27, at Episcopal Day School (EDS) at 2248 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904. EDS is adjacent to the Church of the Good Shepherd. Please consult the internet for directions.
Please arrive on Friday having eaten dinner on your own.
- Should you get lost, please call The Rev. Loren Lasch, Church of the Good Shepherd, at 202.203.8492 or The Rev. Dr. Bob Polglase, Christ Church, at 706.564.6104. Both Loren+ and Bob+ live in the Augusta area and can be the most helpful to you in case you get lost.
- Plan to depart at around 12p on Sunday, 7/29, from EDS (see above for address).
Lunch is not provided on Sunday.
- We will sleep in the EDS gym, so you should be prepared for lock-in style accommodations. This means you should bring a sleeping bag and/or blanket, and pillow. Some people bring air mattresses or camp mattresses for comfort.
Participants will shower in the EDS gym showers. These are communal, locker room-type showers. Some participants may want to shower while wearing bathing suits. Regardless, each participant should bring a towel and his/her own personal toiletry items.
- Adults will shower at the Church of the Good Shepherd facilities and will receive more information on this upon arrival.
What to Bring
Swimsuit (for showering and for Saturday night pool party)
- Personal toiletries
- Balance of fee, if applicable. Checks are payable to “The Diocese of Georgia”
- Sleeping bag and/or blanket
- Air mattress or camp mattress if you have/want one
- Clothing you can get dirty and that covers your body. Short-sleeved t-shirts and shorts are okay.
- Pajamas or sleeping clothes that are appropriate for sleeping in a large room with multiple people.
Close-toed shoes for our Saturday workday
- A pair of work gloves with your name on them (We will have a few pairs on hand. Ha!)
- Sunscreen (We will have some sunscreen on hand.)
- A hat to protect your face from the sun
- Bugspray (We will have some bugspray on hand.)
A water bottle with your name on it (It will be hot! We will take every precaution to protect participants from the sun and heat and frequent water breaks and numerous popsicles with be provided!)
- If applicable, any prescription medications you are taking in a clear, zip-lock bag with your name on the outside. These medications should be presented to the adult at check in.
A Christ-like attitude!
Do Not Bring
- Expensive jewelry, electronics, or any other item you would be sad to lose or break.
- Large sums of money. You won’t need it. However, you might want to bring a small amount of money for an offering at Christ Church on Sunday, but this is NOT required.
- On Saturday, we will travel by EDS bus to Christ Church at 1904 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30904.
- We will focus on two areas at the church: painting the interior of the parish hall and doing some landscaping in a garden outside of the church.
All participants must wear close-toed shoes during our workday on Saturday.
- The cost of the weekend is $40.
- Checks are payable to “The Diocese of Georgia”
- Financial assistance is available. Please speak with Canon Hall upon check in.
In Case of Emergency
In case of an emergency during the event, try the following people, in this order:
- The Rev. Canon Leigh Hall (“Leigh”), Diocese of Georgia: 706.296.2759 (mobile)
- The Rev. Loren Lasch (“Loren”), Church of the Good Shepherd: 202.203.8492 (mobile)
- The Rev. Dr. Bob Polglase (“Bob”), Christ Church: 706.564.6104 (mobile)
Other Things to Note:
Did you pack a swimsuit yet?
- There will be an opportunity to acolyte at our worship service at Christ Church on Sunday. If you would be interested in acolyting, please speak to one of the weekend adults upon arrival.
- You do not need to bring “church clothes” for Sunday. Work clothes, shorts, sandals, and t-shirts are perfectly appropriate and encouraged.
- Cell phone usage will be limited to those times that are designated by adult leaders. Leaders reserve the right to confiscate participant cell phones if they are used at inappropriate times. Ample time will be given for participants to call home upon arrival at EDS. If a cell phone is confiscated, it will be labelled and placed in a safe, secure location until the end of the weekend. For safety reasons, adult leaders use cell phones to communicate about needs that arise during the event.
If you have a question that was not answered here, please call Canon Leigh Hall at 706.296.2759. We look forward to having you or your child at Hometown Missions this weekend!
Canon Leigh Hall
The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia