URGENT NEEDS

Deliver Meals for Hope’s Door Dinners:  Suncreek UMC  provides dinners for the women and their children at the women’s shelter in Plano the first Monday of every month. They generally need food for about twenty people.  It is great to partner with one or two friends to provide the dinner if you do not want to provide the dinner all on your own.  The women are so grateful for the meals and the support.

The need for domestic abuse shelters has greatly increased during the pandemic.  The news reports that domestic violence is set to soar by 20% during the global lockdown.    

Suncreek has been partnering with this ministry for over 15 years. Many of the clients from the shelter receive amazing blessings through Suncreek’s New Hope ministry when they are able to go into their own apartment and start a fresh life when they leave the shelter.

For more details or to volunteer please contact Janet Hunt at .

Help Homeless Children through City House - Needed Items

Men's Clothing Donations 
One Man's Treasure Collection is a ministry that helps clothe men as they re-enter society and the work force from prison and start life anew.  They are in need of shoes (especially tennis shoes).  They can be clean/gently used or new.  They especially need sizes 8, 9 and 10.  Please bring to the mission bins in the church narthex.


ONGOING PROGRAMS

New Hope Ministries 
TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

New Hope seeks to provide gently used furniture and household items for survivors of domestic abuse, poverty, or other struggles. 


Mission Mondays 
TEMPORARILY ON HOLD
Each Monday morning, 10:30-12:00, this group meets in Room A101 VIEW MAP to fellowship together and make a variety of missions crafts:

  • homemade cards for Suncreek’s care ministries
  • flannel neonatal babies for NICU
  • dress a girl around the world dresses
  • bracelets for Mexico and Czechia
  • other mission projects

No skills are required.  Please contact Janet Hunt in the church office for more information, .


Hope’s Door Dinners 
Suncreek Missions is looking for volunteers to serve dinner to the clients at the Hope’s Door women’s shelter in Plano.  Volunteers serve 20-25 clients the first Monday of each month.  To volunteer to provide a dinner one month please contact Tammy Small at .


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, .


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.


Allen Senior Citizen Luncheon 
Suncreek volunteers help prepare and serve a meal with dessert for over 175 people at the Allen Ministerial Alliance Seniors Luncheon held at St Jude Catholic Church.  Our next outing is TBA.  Let us know you want to help by emailing .


Baking Team
Suncreek missions has a baking ministry that provides treats for the staff at Boyd Elementary, a Title 1 school in Allen, the first Tuesday of each month during the school year.  The team also provides cakes and other treats for Austin Street Center, Allen Sr Luncheon and other ministries as needed.  If you would like to be a part of this team please contact Janet Hunt in the church office to be added to the email list for updates and alerts of baking needs.


Fair Trade Global Market (formerly Alternative Gift Fair)
Fair Trade Global Market- formerly known as Alternative Gift Fair is bigger and better this year.  Please mark your calendars for this two day event November 9th and 10th in Palmer Hall. Hundreds of new items and numerous more ministries will be represented at this market.  Coming to Palmer Hall November 9, 9am-5pm and November 10, 9am-12:30pm. Please help spread the word throughout the community and if you would like to help with this event please contact Janet Hunt in the church office. 


Desserts for Boyd Thanksgiving Feast
Every year we provide lots of different desserts for Boyd Elementary's Thanksgiving Feast. The next date will soon be updated here. If you would like to provide a dessert, please contact Janet Hunt in the church office. Email .


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 missions@suncreekumc.org.


Project Transformation 
Suncreek has partnered with Project Transformation for over 15 years. Their mission is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support children in holistic development, and connect churches with their communities.  To volunteer or for more details please contact Janet Hunt in the church office, .


Sewing Ministry
Do you like to sew?  The Mission Monday ladies are putting together kits for neonatal ICU flannel babies, Dress a Girl around the World dresses, and shorts for little boys.  You can pick up the packaged kits on the shelves outside of Janet Hunt’s office.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Fall 2020 - TBA 
Allen Shoe Ministry

November 14 and 15
Fair Trade Global Market

December 6
Bake sale for Juarez Christmas

December 12
Christmas Family Connection

December 24
Treat bags for Christmas Day Workers


To Participate in any event, Email 

Project Prom 
Suncreek hosts the annual Project Prom event each year. We will have thousands of dresses, shoes, suits and accessories available to the public with nothing over $20. If you would like to help with setup or help during the event please email Janet Hunt at 


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.


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, .


Christmas Family Connection 
The main event takes place near the beginning of December each year, and everyone is invited to participate in this much loved Christmas outreach ministry. When you are partnered with a family, you will be given a list of items each family member needs for Christmas. The families at Trinity River Mission have performed numerous service hours in order to participate in this ministry. If you are unable to take on a complete family by yourself we can help partner you with another Suncreek church member to do it together. We also take monetary donations so the mission committee can purchase items for the families that do not have a partner. This is an amazing ministry that will bring the true meaning of Christmas into your family and busy lives.
To request a family, email Tracy at t-meyer@sbcglobal.net.


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. MORE INFO

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. MORE INFO

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. MORE INFO