How YOU Can Get Involved
Plano Santas partners with Assistance Center of Collin County to provide food and children's gifts for 500 families during the Christmas Season. We look forward to seeing all our volunteers to make 2018 a very successful year. Start planning now to participate. You can sign up here. For more information, contact Mike Tuttle.
On November 14, Creekwood will host a fundraiser event at Wild Salsa (241 E Stacy Rd, Fairview). Wild Salsa will give 20% of all sales (excluding alcohol) to Creekwood. The funds raised will benefit Plano Santas in purchasing turkeys for Christmas meals. Please join us for lunch, dinner, (both!), or anytime in-between 11am-10pm. Download this flyer or just present it on your mobile device.
December 9-16 :: You can be a blessing to families in need of lodging, hot meals, and fellowship! Creekwood will host families in the Student Center. Show the love of Christ through gracious hospitality and care of those families in the midst of challenges. There are many serving opportunities. Please volunteer for this hosting here. If you have any questions or if you will be a first-time Family Promise volunteer, please contact Barrie Heres, Lauralee Campbell, or Sue Jarvis. Learn more about the Family Promise program here.
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 be classroom helpers, assist teachers with classroom tasks, provide tutoring in small group settings, and to be a positive role model for children in the class. There are also opportunities for serving as a breakfast volunteer or lunchroom helper throughout the school year.
Vounteers must complete Ministry Safe training every two years while volunteering as a Helper. Contact Jen Still for more information.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
It's that time of year again and Creekwood is excited to share our Fall Build dates! Are you ready to get building?
We may have one more build date lined up specifically for Creekwood volunteers over the next couple of months. We have committed to providing 20 volunteers for each build day along with lunch and water for our group and the build leaders. We are participating in an annual Methodist church build when we partner with several local churches to complete a house. We are building a beautiful home for the Tutt Family.
All build dates begin promptly at 8am and end at approximately 3pm. Do you have a few hours this fall to commit to helping? We would love to see you there. You may email Christina Shepard to confirm participation in any of the build dates or to provide food.
If you are new to Habitat, you must take a one-time orientation class before joining a build. Contact Christina for more information.
If you would like to volunteer on Wednesdays, please email Christina, and she will connect you with the Habitat Build Leaders.
Where you go, I'll go...
Creekwood has been instrumental in financially and prayerfully supporting ZOE children in India and Zimbabwe.
We are currently planning for the 2019 ZOE trips. If you may be interested in being the hands and feet of Christ, representing Creekwood's missions in action by traveling to meet these precious children please contact Samantha Poulton.
India, February 13-20, 2019*
Zimbabwe, July 30-August 8, 2019
The cost is $1,290 per person, and the fee covers all in-country transportation, meals, accommodations, travel insurance, and excursions.
Other dates/countries are available as well. Learn more at ZOE.
*Obtaining a visa to travel to India can be a lengthy process. If you're interested in the February trip, please allow plenty of time to obtain your visa.
November 14, 11am-10pm: Wild Salsa (241 E Stacy Rd, Fairview) fundraiser
November 28-December 16: Plano Santas
December 2: Angel Tree
December 9: Angel Tree
December 9-16: Family Promise Hosting
February 13-20, 2019: ZOE trip to India
July 31-Aug 8, 2019: ZOE trip to Zimbabwe
Ongoing Serving Opportunities
ALLEN COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Warehouse located at 2 Butler Circle, Allen:
Need help sorting food. MWF 10:00am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm; Tu/Th 1:00pm-4:00pm (5-10 volunteers. Must be at least 16 to volunteer at warehouse.)
Treasure Chest located at 301 W Boyd Drive, Allen:
M-F 9:00am-12:00pm (4 volunteers.); Treasure Chest Sales 1st and 3rd Th-Sat of each month. (4 volunteers needed on Th/Fri 8:00am-3:00pm and Sat 8:00am-5:00pm.)
Resale Shop located at 801 E Main Street, Allen:
M-F 10:00am-6:00pm (2 volunteers.)
All volunteers are required to complete ACO volunteer application. Under 18 need to complete Part 1 only. Minimum age to volunteer is 12 with a parent. High school students can volunteer without parental supervision. Contact Michael Ruch for more information.