Don’t Miss Your Chance
to see parts of Memphis you may not even know exist. Join Eli and the Urban Staff, February 28-March 3, 2013, as they lead the group through our own inner-city and to cultural landmarks famous in Memphis’ civil rights history. Also, see how we are working together with numerous other ministries to make Memphis even better!
The Plungers’ schedule is to leave Thursday evening and return to Hope on the following Sunday afternoon. While away we stay at one of our ministry partners in a dorm style fashion; all the women in one room and all the men in the other. We provide beds but you must bring your own linens or a sleeping bag, toiletries, clothes and a pillow.
All your meals are provided along with beverages and snacks. We have speakers come in, panel discussions, visit approximately 10 of our ministry partners, tour the National Civil Rights Museum and Slave Haven, eat lunch on Friday in one of our many urban, home cooking restaurants, eat Saturday dinner in Eli’s home, have a work project on Saturday from 8am to 1pm in North Memphis, and end the weekend by attending First Baptist Church on Broad Avenue. We do a lot in a couple days and the whole experience will stretch your mind, heart and beliefs in a way you never imagined.
Some of the places we will visit will be:
- Oasis of Hope (The Green House, In the Cut, Oasis Appliance, The Bike Shop, Sweet Shirts, & KIPP Memphis School)
- Youth United with Senior Citizens
- National Civil Rights Museum
- Memphis Leadership Foundation
- Eikon Ministries
- Economic Opportunities
- Luke 4:18 Ministries
- Slave Haven
- First Baptist Church Broad
You will be changed by this three day journey and moved to view our city in a new way.
We have two Plunges a year, one in March and the other in September. The cost is $200 but we feel this is such an important experience that we subsidize part of the expenses and only charge $100 per person (members and long-time attendees) or $175 (non-members). Overnight lodging, meals and snacks are provided. We like to keep our groups small for a more personal experience so we limit our roster to no more than 32. Registration is now open online or contact Di.