Learn More About the DOOR Program

Immerse – Assist – Witness – Connect

We will spend the week living in the city and learning from the people of Atlanta.

We will stay in the heart of Atlanta with a local church.

We will work with the Martin Luther King Center, learning about the history of Civil Rights in Atlanta.

DOOR’s mantra is “seeing the face of God in the city.” We will bear witness to life in the city by:

Daily volunteer activities.

Speakers from the neighborhood, including people from the neighborhood who have transitioned out of homelessness, motivational speakers, and year-long mission workers serving in Atlanta.

Listening to the stories of the people we serve each day.

Each day we will spend time volunteering at local service agencies such as:

A local soup kitchen

Packing and sending medical supplies to third world countries

Working on a local urban farm

This trip is an opportunity for us to connect with one another and grow in our faith.

We will end each day with group reflection on what we experienced that day and how these experiences connect to our faith.

We will stay together, work together, travel together, and cook our meals together.


The total cost per person is $350, which includes lodging and food for the week in Atlanta, as well as estimated cost of transportation.

Cost breakdown:
DOOR housing and program fee: $325
Estimated airfare cost: $25

Throughout the spring, we will be participating in a couple of fundraisers, which we hope will decrease the cost substantially. Please stay tuned for details on this.

If you are unable to pay the full cost, please speak with Pastor Aaron as soon as you can. He is happy to have a confidential conversation about this with you. It is our hope that all youth who want to go on this trip are able to go.

Ready to sign up?

  1. You can reserve your spot for the trip by registering online here: Registration Form.
  2. We request a $100 down payment as soon as possible. Checks can be made out to Coral Gables UCC – Memo: Youth Mission Trip, or pay online at http://gablesucc.org/product/middle-school-youth-mission-trip-2017-down-payment/
  3. Fill out the DOOR Participant and Medical Release Form http://gablesucc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/DOOR-Participant-Forms.pdf
  4. All reservations need to be made by March 1, 2017, with final payments by July 1, 2017.