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.
The mission of Cornerstone Ranch is to empower adults with special needs to live an abundant life. Their vision is to change the way people with disabilities are cared for in North Texas by presenting a replicable model that is professional in care, pure in service, and founded on faith. They are located on 42 acres in McKinney, just 4.4 miles from Creekwood. Cornerstone is home to seven adults with disabilities and their activity center hosts their day program for an additional 22 Ranchers.
To get involved with Cornerstone Ranch, please contact Rebecca Hempkins.
Open Door is a ministry of Creekwood UMC that began in the fall of 2019.
Every first Thursday of the month, we will be welcoming adults with special needs to our church for two hours of dinner, fellowship, and fun from 6-8 p.m. We have all kinds of great activities like karaoke, a magician, and fishing at our pond on our property!
We need LOTS of fun, committed, energetic volunteers to help us each month with this great outreach opportunity!
More information and participant waiver.
If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about Open Door, contact Keri Lynn Lucas.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
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 complete a one-time training session at a scheduled training event or online. Children 14-18 years of age can volunteer with an adult and are also required to attend training. Contact Christina Shepard 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 be a classroom helper, assist the teacher with classroom tasks, provide tutoring in a small group setting, and be a positive role model for children in the class. There are also opportunities for being a breakfast volunteer or lunchroom helper throughout the school year.
In addition, we provide teacher appreciation lunches.
There are lots of ways to get involved at Harper! Training for new volunteers is held in September. Contact Keri Lynn Lucas for more information.
Creekwood UMC has engaged in a three-year partnership with five Zoe Empowerment groups in India and two groups in Zimbabwe. Zoe Empowers is a unique program designed to bring orphans and vulnerable children from extreme poverty to self-reliance. Visit Zoe Empowers Website and read stories about this amazing ministry.
If you are interested in getting involved with Zoe through Creekwood UMC, contact Keri Lynn.
For information on any Creekwood UMC mission opportunity, contact Keri Lynn Lucas.