What is Wooster Plunge?

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The Wooster Plunge is a four-day local service trip that takes place from Wednesday, August 15ththrough Saturday, August 18th– right before students arrive for New Student Orientation (NSO). The Plunge is sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life, The DeRose Fund for Christian Ministry, and the Affiliate Campus Ministries. Participants will take up residence in downtown Wooster, spending their days involved in various service projects around the city, and using the evenings to reflect on the day and enjoy the city together.

The Plunge is designed to help incoming students build community with each other, build connections to the city of Wooster, and deepen their understanding of the connections between faith, mission, and service. Students will stay overnight at Trinity United Church of Christ, serve in the morning at the Trinity soup kitchen, serve lunch at the Salvation Army, and collaborate with other faith-based ministries around the Wooster area for afternoon service projects. These include organizations like the Hope Center, People to People Ministries, Central American Medical Outreach, among others. In the evening students will spend time in small group discussion and reflection, covering topics like the connections between faith and service, the challenges of rural poverty, and the ways faith-based organizations respond to the growing and changing needs of their specific communities.

 When: Wednesday, August 15thto Saturday, August 18th (right before NSO)

Where: Downtown Wooster

Cost: $100 (Partial or full financial aid is available for those who need it.)

How to sign up

Complete the Wooster Plunge 2018 Sign-Up

Questions: Please reach out to Chaplain Alex Serna-Wallender