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In Flint as it is in Heaven 

Hope and love are alive in Flint. Forge exists to celebrate the Kingdom of God, through holistic community development.  We believe everyone is invited to participate in forging a more beautiful and just world, through creativity and service. 

 

Email

forgeflint@gmail.com

Mailing Address

First Presbyterian Church of Flint

746 S. Saginaw St.

Flint, MI 48502

 

 

 

The Forge Garage

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The Forge Garage

Access to reliable transportation for our neighbors is essential to seeing Flint flourish.  The Forge Garage serves under-resourced families by providing reduced cost auto repairs. The vision of the garage is also to serve our as a center for mechanic apprenticeship and job training. The Forge Garage works closely with dozens of community organizational partners to identify families who are in need of auto repairs. 

Give here! 

 

 
 

Service Camps

Our summer service experiences join the ongoing work of transformation in the Flint community. Together with partners we work towards neighborhood development, stability and renewal through a variety of meaningful projects, including blight removal, painting, landscaping, and basic home repairs. Volunteers work together to cultivate beauty, pride and hope in the community.

Our week-long camps for junior high and high school students in the summer months. Each week, students participate in service projects, discussion groups, chapel services, excursions, games and fellowship. Students and youth leaders work in groups of 8-10, led by a Forge summer staffer and construction manager. A week at Forge is a great opportunity to form new friendships, grow and explore together what it means to follow Jesus. 

Trip Cost

$279 for students (Includes meals, lodging, project materials, t-shirt)

$79 nonrefundable deposit required per person to register

Summer 2018 Dates

July 8th - 14th... 20/65 spots filled

July 15th - 21st... 65/65 spots filled

 

2018 Registration

Please fill out the form below to register your organization for a Forge Flint Summer 2018 camp. The cost is $279 for students and for sponsors. To reserve your spot for Summer 2018, a $79 nonrefundable deposit is required for each participant. Reservations are not secured until initial deposits are received.  Groups may reserve a best-guess estimate of students, however the deadline for final counts is March 16, 2018. All spots that are held starting March, 16, 2018 will be required to be paid for in full, regardless of attendance. Existing balances should be paid in full by May 18, 2018. Deposits should be made out to Forge Flint and sent to

First Presbyterian Church of Flint

Attn: Forge Flint

746 Saginaw Street

Flint, MI 48502

Typical Daily Schedule

8:00am     Wake Up
8:20           Breakfast
8:50           Morning prayer
9:00           Leave for work sites
12:00pm   Lunch at site // devotions
4:00           Work day ends
6:15            Dinner
7:00           Chapel
8:15            Free time // Family time
10:00         Lights out
 

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Maximum Number of Participants is 55, Including Sponsors
 
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Summer Staff

It’s not often in life that we get to evaluate our purpose, discuss our future, and reflect on our past.  As a summer intern with Forge, you’ll have the chance to grow personally and spiritually, while being surrounded by people who, like yourself, really want their lives to count for something. Interns build life-changing friendships with other college-aged people and get to assist in leading others in a lifestyle of justice, service and mercy. 

 

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Church Adopt-a-Week

Interested in having your church or organization adopt a week of summer camps? There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Please contact us at foregflint@gmail.com. We would love to have you join us!  

 

 

 

Camp FAQ

Where do we stay?

Forge campers sleep, eat, and worship in the lower level of First Presbyterian Church of Flint.  FPCF is located at 746 S. Saginaw in heart of downtown Flint.  The church is staffed with security and provides both a safe and comfortable environment for Forge.

What do we bring?

Each group is responsible for their own transportation. Each participant needs to bring bedding (sleeping bag and air mattress), pillow, work clothes, work gloves, reusable water bottle, and personal items. As for tools and building materials, Forge will provide everything your group will need.

When do we arrive and leave?

Groups are asked to arrive in Flint between 5:00-6:00pm on Sunday.  Camp will end late Friday night, so groups will leave first thing Saturday morning by 10:00am.

What do we do at night?

Each evening there will be a program that is filled with worship, fun, and teaching.  ON wednesday afternoon and evening your group is free to explore Flint and the surrounding area.  

What safety precautions does Forge take?

The safety of its campers is Forge's priority.  Forge is fully insured and seeks to partner with the group leaders and summer staff to select jobs at each site that would suit each student best.  There are a wide range of tasks that vary with skill level, so there is always a job for everyone! Campers will also be directly supervised by a professional construction manager.

Are medical professionals available to my student while he or she is at camp?

Yes, both Hurley and McLaren hospitals are located minutes from where groups will be working and staying.  

Are there ways to partner with Forge if I am not a part of a youth group?

Yes!  Forge is always looking for ways to bring people together.  If you are interested in helping Flint flouish or want to collaborate your talents with ours, we'd love to talk to you!  Contact forgeflint@gmail.com or call (810) 354-5672.

Staff

Aaron Dunigan | Project Manager

Jason Lipscomb | Garage Director & Project Manager

Matthew Soulia | Founder & Executive Director 

Melissa Yake | Operations 

 

Board of Directors

Fr. Paul Donnelly | Parochial Vicar, Faith in Flint Catholic Initiative

Rev. Aaron Dunigan | Assistant Pastor, Joy Tabernacle Church 

Treasurer: Angela Field | Director of Children's Ministry, First Presbyterian Church of Flint

Gerry Leslie | MSHMIS Project Director

Secretary: Kim Skaff |  Director of Women's Ministry, First Presbyterian Church of Flint