New this year all Christian Service Hours must be turned in on official agency letterhead The theme for Junior Christian Service is "Devotion to those in need." During the Junior year, students must choose ONE non-profit agency and are required to serve for a minimum of 25 hours. The agency and description of Christian Service hours must be discussed and approved by the Campus Minister. This service must be in DIRECT contact with the people or groups that the agency serves. Examples of direct service to the poor and needy include delivering meals to the sick, serving food at homeless shelters, taking care of children, assisting disabled individuals at events, spending time with the elderly, teaching religious education classes or assisting school aged children in an after-school program. Each student is invited and encouraged to complete all or a part of their service work during the summer. The students must obtain the Campus Ministry approval and any necessary time sheets and forms before they begin their work. In addition to the Service Opportunities which can be found in the Campus Ministry office, there will also be monthly trips to the Augustinian sponsored orphanage in La Gloria, Mexico and to St. Vincent de Paul to serve food to the homeless.