Puerto Rico Recovery Mission Trip
Return trip to Puerto Rico
About the 2020 Mission Trip
When: February 16 – 22, 2020
Where: San Pablo Episcopal Mission, Arecibo, Puerto Rico (same place as last time)
Lodging: Catholic Retreat Center in Arecibo
Meals: Food provided by the wonderful parishioners at San Pablo and the Retreat Center
Who: Missioners from Saint James, St. Thomas, Lancaster; St. John’s, Lancaster; St. Luke’s, Mount Joy; Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania; Zion Lutheran, Manheim;
and Community of Francis and Clare.
Purpose: The missioners will again be working with the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico to determine projects and scope of work.
Funding: Missioners will pay their own airfare to and from Puerto Rico and other incidentals. Fundraising will pay for supplies for job sites, lodging, food and transportation while there.
Learn more about our efforts to help our friends in Acerbo, Puerto Rico
If you have any trouble registering online, please contact the Saint James office at 717-397-4858.
Thank you to all who participated in the Give 20 at Iron Hill on December 2.
Taste of Puerto Rico Fundraiser
Sunday January 19, 2020
On Sunday, January 19, we will gather for a festive celebration of Puerto Rican food and fellowship at the charming Old San Juan Restaurant & Rum Bar in downtown Lancaster! Proceeds from this event will help fund the next mission trip to Puerto Rico scheduled for February 16 – 22, 2020.
Last year’s event was so popular we’ve added an additional seating! We’ve got the whole place to ourselves and three seatings to choose from (1:00, 4:00 and 7:00 PM). There are only 180 seats available for the day and this event will be broadly promoted in multiple congregations and the community at large, so reserve your table now!
Feast on island delicacies such as pollo guisado (stewed chicken), pernil (roasted pork), rice and beans, vegetarian delight, plátanos maduros (fried sweet plantains) and beef empanadas, all served buffet-style so you can sample it all!
Fountain sodas, coffee and tea and your gratuity are included with your ticket. At the restaurant’s Rum Bar, you can purchase a variety of wine, beer and cocktails, including Old San Juan’s own Caribbean specialty drinks. Dessert (did someone say flan?) is also available for an additional price.
Old San Juan is located in the Hager Arcade adjacent to Central Market. There is plenty of street parking and fee lots right around the restaurant.
We are now receiving donations for our return mission trip in February of 2019
Funds collected will be used to pay for transportation while there, some building materials and other expenses during the course of the week.Make a donation