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Ongoing Missions at Creekwood
Mission: Creekwood UMC is passionate about building the Kingdom of God by serving families and children in need. We strive to develop long-term relationships with the people and organizations we partner with, both locally and globally. Our goal is to make a high-impact, positive difference within the area and through the lives of all involved. We focus on five core missions so that we can build relationships, make a deep impact and empower those in need.
Allen Community Outreach
We support local partner Allen Community Outreach, to address other needs right here at home. Creekwood supports ACO through food drives, creating summer food bags for school children, and monetarily supporting the organization. ACO always welcomes volunteers to work in the food pantry and resale shop. To volunteer at ACO contact Amanda Blankenship.
Assistance Center of Collin County/Plano Santas
The Assistance Center of Collin County, which exists to serve the greater community by providing people in crisis with information regarding agencies, non-profits and faith-based organizations to contact for assistance. They help individuals and families with temporary financial assistance related to housing, utility payments and other emergency needs to avoid eviction and/or utility cut-off or to help with other needs as appropriate, providing individuals and families who are unable to meet their ongoing basic needs with counseling and education to enable them to become more self-sufficient.
The Plano Santas organization supports the Assistance Center of Collin County by organizing an annual food and toy drive to support approximately 500 needy families in our community. Plano Santas supports the assistance center of Collin County by serving families during the Christmas season. Creekwood partners with these organizations to help supply turkeys for Thanksgiving meals and participates in an Angel Tree program at Christmastime to help provide gifts to families in need, helping also with the organization and delivery of the gifts at Christmas.
Family Promise's mission is to provide food, shelter and support services to Collin County families with children as they regain sustainability
Creekwood UMC hosts the families enrolled in the program four weeks out of the year and provides beds, meals and fellowship during their stay. Volunteers are needed to provide meals, host meals, grocery shop, help set up and host overnight. Volunteers are required to attend a one-time training. Contact Sarah Brown for more information or to volunteer.
Creekwood UMC supports several build days where volunteers gather to support Habitat's belief that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home.
More than building homes, we help build communities, build hope and build the opportunity for families to help themselves. Volunteers must attend a one-time training. Children 14-18 years of age can volunteer with an adult and are also required to attend training. Contact Lyndsey Lessner for more information.
Creekwood UMC, in partnership with Harper Elementary in Princeton, TX, has established Harper's Helpers, a program to train and match Creekwood members with students pre-K through 5th grade to provide tutoring, mentoring, breakfast buddies and lunch volunteers throughout the school year.
Creekwood also helps with needs such as school supplies, food and clothing for students. We also provide teacher appreciation lunches and an apple tree of wishes to help teachers with classroom supplies and learning tools. Training for new volunteers is held in September. Contact Kelly Oleson for more information.
Creekwood Sewing Ministry
This ministry works on sewing projects including prayer quilts. Have you, or someone you know or love, been a recipient of a prayer quilt? If so, you know how powerful, comforting and touching these quilts are-far beyond the physical warmth they may provide. Our group of sewers gathers several times a year, and is not limited to any age group or demographic. Youth and adults alike have participated in this ministry and, as is so often the case, they have found they receive much more than they give. Contact us to learn more about this ministry, including upcoming sewing gatherings.
Creekwood UMC has engaged in a three-year partnership with five ZOE Helps working groups in India and one in Zimbabwe. Zoe Helps is a unique empowerment program designed to bring orphans and vulnerable children from extreme poverty to self-reliance.
ZOE empowers children to know God's love, take charge of their journey out of poverty, learn to grow their own food, start businesses, choose their own vocation, understand their rights, and have access to the resources to help make their dreams come true. Contact Leah Edwards to learn more. Want to see Zoe in action? Here you can learn more about upcoming international mission trips.
For information on any Creekwood Mission opportunity, contact Annmarie Barajas.