Saint James Mission Trip to Potter County

Helping others in need

Mission Trip to Potter County

Dates:  July 7 – July 13, 2024

Partners:  Potter County Habitat for Humanity and All Saints Brookland Retreat Center


All Saints Brookland Retreat Center (Retreat House and Chapel)
3714 Fox Hill Road, Brookland, PA 16948
10 beds, space for blow up mattresses/pads, meal space, full kitchen, showers, worship space (Sleeping for around 12 – shared accommodations, no private rooms)

Oak Hall Bed & Breakfast (1 minute from All Saints)
26 S. Brookland Road, Rt 449, Ulysses, PA 16948
814-435-1184  – Marcia Wingo is contact person
10 private rooms and baths
Note:  if you choose this option, you will need to pay for the room and book it yourself

Camping at All Saints There is space behind and next to the Retreat House to pitch a tent or park a camper

The cost will be minimal for those staying at the Retreat House or Camping.  Everyone will be asked to contribute to a fund to buy groceries and give a donation to All Saints for letting us use the property.  Those staying at the B&B will need to book and pay for their own room.

The Work: Habitat for Humanity will provide a variety of jobs and all materials for the projects.  All skill levels will be needed.  Cooks and cleaners will be needed to stay at the retreat house each day to plan and prep meals and do other projects at All Saints as needed.

Transform Jersey Shore Area

For the past three years, volunteers from Saint James have traveled northwest to the borough of Jersey Shore, in Lycoming County. Once an industrial boom-town, the area has endured economic difficulties made worse by massive industrial accidents and flooding from Hurricane Agnes in 1972.

Transform Jersey Shore Area (TJSA) is a hometown mission trip created by Trinity Episcopal Church in Jersey Shore, PA. This outreach program is bolstered by an ecumenical body of believers from area churches and organizations whose goal is to show and share the love of Christ—one community, one neighborhood, one life at a time. By forming community partnerships and relationships with their neighbors, they are working together to repair and renew homes and transform their town.

Paul Hoffer (left) and Bob Mosebach helping transform the Jersey Shore area in Lycoming County, PA

Saint James Plays a Role in this Endeavor

For the past three years, volunteers from Saint James have traveled to Jersey Shore and contributed their time, skills, gifts and talents to neighborhoods in need.
In 2017, jobs included scraping and painting, installing insulation and siding, replacing a hot water heater and a kitchen faucet, installing two sets of steps and a deck, and repairing a shingle roof.

Help Transform Jersey Shore

Mission trips to Jersey Shore, PA include two days of work.

Email Br. David Rutledge for more information