So, it’s going to be spring break before you know it! Are you and your group hanging out at home? Why not bring them to CUSE and serve together! It’s only $18 per person per night to rent the space including beds! You can serve and get to see Houston! If you would like help finding service for your group we can do that too at an additional cost. Email the CUSE Director and we can get you set up to make your Spring Break one to remember.
#TurnTowardLoveHTX has been a blessing to those whom need to share their pain as well as feel loved. Our CUSE groups have been meeting our downtown community with serving at sites and now helping capture words of love and hope for the city.
The Bishop E Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer has opened this past January. Our groups have been able to add a spiritual practice during their mission experiences including walking the Labyrinth, debriefing in the prayer room, participating in Pop Up Practice, art reflections and much more. Be sure to stop by when you are in Houston and check it out. Be sure to mention the Hines Center during your trip schedule planning. You can follow CUSE as well as the Hines Center on Instagram.
Our summer has been a non stop adventure of some amazing groups serving the underserved in Houston! The serving won’t stop when the summer ends. The need of service continues 12 months of the year and so does CUSE. I challenge you to include service in your Fall programming. Are you a youth group looking for a location for a Confirmation Retreat? Maybe you are a college group looking for an alternative Fall Break and instead of lounging during your break, you come and serve in downtown Houston. We have many college groups including our very own Rice University that will give their time of break to serve others. Looking for an intergenerational mission experience? We have you covered! If you are really ahead of the game, imagine what you and your group will be doing for Spring Break. All you have to do is fill out an online interest form and we will go from there! How are you making 2016 awesome?
This summer we welcome Alli Elbert, Davis Mathis and Julian Borda to our amazing team. They will spend the summer leading our groups through the city and serving the underserved. During their time at CUSE they will grow spiritually and learn about injustice along with the underserved in Houston. The hours will be long and the rewards will be many.
There are some amazing service sites that we will serve with this Summer in Houston. Last Organic Outpost is one of them. They are an urban farm that allows community members access to organic fresh food.
The Last Organic Outpost generates healthy communities and establishes a local food economy in Houston’s under-served neighborhoods through urban farming and farm-based art & education. We empower communities through sustainable agriculture that teaches residents to produce safe, healthy and accessible food for all. We envision growing ‘Food Everywhere’ and seeding an Urban Agricultural District that cultivates our region’s food and supports local farmers to thrive despite economic, environmental, health and social challenges.
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If you are still looking for an impactful Spring Break without the fuss check out our Spring Break C.U.S.E options! You can join us at the full service or space rental. We can offer the weekends before and after as well as during the week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our Online Interest Form!
Here are some photos from our 2015 Spring Break!
The daughter of missionaries, I was raised in East Africa where we lived until I was 14. Just before beginning high school, we moved to Germany where I spent the next four years of my life. Upon graduation, I joined a program called Mission Year — a year-long urban missions program that works in various cities across the United States. Mission Year placed me in Houston, where I had the opportunity to work with and learn from wonderful people and organizations. Now I am 21 years old and have just finished my second year at Houston Community College. In the fall I will transfer to the University of Houston where I will study Creative Writing. My goal is to find ways of integrating my passion for writing and other forms of creativity with my passion for people and loving them as Christ calls us to do.
I am originally from Pompano Beach, Fla., and am a graduate of Prairie View A&M University, where I received my bachelor’s degree in construction science. I am currently working on my master’s degree in community development. My goal is to one day start my own non-profit organization geared towards helping youth and homeless individuals.