Volunteer at Boyd Elementary
Boyd Elementary has a new principal and her goal is to have 100 volunteers in the first 100 days of school to help the children at Boyd Elementary.  Volunteering opportunities from reading to students, copying, cutting or just shelving books in library.  Anywhere from 30 min to whatever you can give each week.  Contact Janet Hunt to learn the next step to volunteering at Boyd Elementary.

Habitat for Humanity 
Suncreek will be participating in the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity build on November 4th.  If you would like to participate to help build a home for the Campbell family or provide snacks or foods please contact Janet Hunt in the church office. You must be 16 years or older to participate.

Hope’s Door Dinners 
Suncreek provides dinners to the clients at Hope’s Door, a battered women’s shelter in Plano the first Monday of every month.  To volunteer for this ministry please contact Tammy Small at .

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Shoes for Orphan Souls, a ministry of Buckner International, has distributed more than 1.8 million pairs of new shoes to at-risk children in the United States and to orphans in 68 countries around the world.  For more information about this ministry you can visit.  www.shoesfororphansouls.org.  For more information or to volunteer for this event please contact Janet Hunt in the church office or email .

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Project Transformation 
Project Transformation is a program to connect young energy and leadership, North Texas conference churches and institutions, and urban congregations in a meaningful program by providing dedicated interns to urban churches. Suncreek volunteers work with youth participating in the summer reading program and provide a weeknight dinners for the interns. Suncreek also financially supports a summer intern each year.  READ MORE> 

Casa Linda Partnership
Suncreek recently partnered with Casa Linda UMC to remodel their children’s wing. They are so pleased with the transformation. We plan to continue growing this partnership and will plan future work dates to help them with more projects for their reconstructions. For more information about this partnership and to learn more about Casa Linda UMC contact Janet Hunt in the church office. 

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Our prayer shawl ministry has been blessing many recipients.  We are in need of new volunteers who would like to learn how to crochet the shawls and help us continue to spread the blessings.  If you are interested in learning to make prayer shawls you can join us for Mission Monday anytime from 10:30-12:00 in A101. For more information, please contact Janet Hunt in the church office, 

Hope’s Door Dinners 
Suncreek UMC provides dinner for the clients at Hope’s Door women’s shelter in Plano the first Monday of the month.  If you would like to help with this ministry please contact Tammy Smalls at  or Janet Hunt in the church office, .

Baking Ministry 
If you love to bake or want to have your children help with a mission project we could use more bakers for our Boyd Staff Appreciation Ministry the first Tuesday of every month.  For more details or to sign up contact Janet Hunt in the church office, .

Bread Run
Every morning, bread run volunteers pick up donations from a local grocery store and deliver them to nearby shelters and food pantries. To volunteer, please send an e-mail message to

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The Boyd Summer Lunch program brings the churches of Allen together to help the students and families that live near Boyd Elementary have a healthy lunch during the summer months. The ministry was started through the Allen Ministerial Alliance. Through this ministry the churches provide lunch for the families along with crafts, games, and fellowship.  Boyd Elementary has 80% of their students on free or reduced lunches.  These families would struggle during the summer months to provide nutritious meals for their children. The program also provides a way for churches to reach out to this community and provide the children with fun activities and events the can look forward to throughout the summer.  Each of the churches who participate chose a week in the summer to have a wonderful and rewarding time playing and eating with the families.  

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Boo’s Bedding Ministry is a  ministry that was born to provide a bright surrounding for people that spend most of their time in bed due to illness or disabilities. The adjustable beds they need are typically brown metal.  When I saw the bed that was delivered for my mother, who was affectionately  called Boo by her grandchildren, the first thought that came to me was that she wouldn’t want to stare at the brown end of the bed. She had always had a love of decorating and having things look warm and inviting. The first Boo’s bedding was created. When my husband, Ron Jones, entered Hospice the same style of brown metal bed was delivered to our living room.  
After sharing what I created for my mom, Olga and I felt a spark to create the same loving, warm environment for others.  With prayerful consideration and much joy, we started Boo's Bedding Ministry. Please contact Katie Jones and/or Olga Binford at  for any information.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 30 - Lunch to Austin Street Center- leave the church at 10:30 AM.  To help serve, cook or bake cookies please contact Janet Hunt in the church office.

October 21 - Wheelchair Ramp leave from the church at 7:00 AM

October 26-30 – Adult mission trip to Mexico through Proyecto Abrigo

November 4 - Work Day with Habitat for Humanity - The Campbell Family

November 12 Christmas Alternative Gift Fair in Palmer Hall

November 14 - Boyd Thanksgiving Feast - We will be helping with sides, crafts and serving again this year. Time is TBD. 

December 9 - Christmas Family Connection at Trinity River Mission

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Allen Food Pantry

In the narthex mission collection bins, we collect canned and other non-perishable food items for distribution by the Allen Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is a program of the Allen Ministerial Alliance and is located at St. Jude Catholic Church. Allen Community Outreach assists by screening persons who are in need and sending them with a voucher to the Food Pantry if their needs include food. Your donations reach families who have great need.

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New Hope Ministries
A ministry of Suncreek United Methodist Church that seeks to provide gently used furniture and household items for survivors of domestic abuse, poverty, or other struggles. If you would like to participate by donating items or with the collection and delivery of items please send an email to newhope@suncreekumc.org or by calling Janet Hunt at Suncreek United Methodist Church. 
Click here to learn more about New Hope.

Ramp Building 

Twice a year, Suncreek UMC Volunteers, in association with The Dallas Ramp Project of the Kiwanis Club of Richardson, build access ramps onto the homes of those who would otherwise be homebound. This enormously satisfying work meets a huge need and is a lot of fun for men, women and older youth. Projects are complete in a few hours, providing a huge sense of accomplishment. To volunteer, send an e-mail message to .

Communion Offerings
Suncreek UMC designates mission beneficiaries for the monthly communion offering. Persons donate by leaving a gift at the altar rail when they come forward to take communion. Past communion offerings have benefited Florida Hurricane Relief, 
Dallas Ramps, ZOE Minsitries, English Camp in the Czech Republic and more. 

Cell Phones for Soldiers
Suncreek missions collect used cell phones to help support our American soldiers through the ministry of Cell Phones for Soldiers.  Please recycle your cell phones by bringing them to the mission bins located in the church narthex.  Cell phones for Soldiers sell your used phones and then use the money to purchase phone cards for our troops.  To a military family, a phone call home is priceless. Cell Phones for Soldiers addresses an everyday emotional need that everyone has experienced: the need to call home, to hear a familiar voice while far away.  Please help our troops stay connected by donating your used cell phones today.

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Allen Senior Citizen Luncheon
Each January, Suncreek helps prepare a meal for over 175 people at the Allen Ministerial Alliance Seniors Luncheon held at St Jude Catholic Church.

Max's Used Book Drive 
In the summer of 2000, Max, a former Suncreek child, started this church-wide collection of books for other children. We continue this tradition by collecting new and gently used books in the kindergarten through sixth grade reading levels. To date, the drives have collected over 9,000 books.  

Alternative Gift Fair
Come enjoy delicious refreshments while you begin your Christmas shopping. You can choose from Fair Trade crafts or donations that support local, national or global ministries. We provide you with special gift cards for each gift you purchase.

 


Suncreek UMC Missions: Community Agencies
Suncreek UMC supports a wide-variety of agencies that aid persons in need. Some of the agencies that we work with most frequently with are listed below.

Allen Community Outreach
ACO
provides a wide range of services to persons in need, including rent, utilities, food and clothing assistance.

Trinity River Mission
Trinity River Mission is a community center that works to aid children in reaching their potential through after-school programs, tutoring, and summer activities that encourage high academic achievement. It also seeks to encourage strong and healthy families where children and adults experience love and support.

Collin County Children's Advocacy Center
The mission of Collin County Children's Advocacy Center is to identify, protect and improve the lives of abused and neglected children in Collin County.  We take bread weekly from Kroger to help the staff.  Suncreek also provides homebaked treats to support the staff the first Tuesday of each month.  If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please contact Janet Hunt in the church office.

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