Sports Equipment Drive
Suncreek missions is collecting soccer balls, jump ropes, yo-yo's, marbles, frisbees, and dodge balls for a Saturday program for neighborhood children in Juarez. Donations will be collected in the church narthex through May 14th.

Project Transformation
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All volunteers must register. Volunteers arriving at their assigned site prior to registering through the link will be asked to complete the registration process and be verified before they may begin their assigned task. Volunteers need to be at least 13 years of age for reading weeks. REGISTER
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, .

Allen Senior Citizen Luncheon 
On September 12th, Suncreek will help prepare a meal for 200 senior citizens at the Allen Ministerial Alliance Seniors Luncheon held at St Jude Catholic Church.  We need servers and cooks for the luncheon and donations of 9 x 13 frosted cakes and cornbread muffins.  Contact Janet Hunt in the church office to volunteer, .

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, .


Help Local Children with Adopt a School Ministry 
We are building teams of men and women volunteers to go build relationships with local children in need.  Suncreek is partnering with other churches in Allen in a new ministry at Boyd and Roundtree Elementary schools.  If you would like to join a team and be a breakfast or lunch buddy at either of these schools contact Janet Hunt in the church office, 972-390-1695.  A mandatory training session will be required to participate in this ministry.

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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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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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

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June 3 - North Texas Food Bank  

We leave from the church at 12:00 and work from 1:00-3:30. EVERYONE MUST REGISTER - Email . 

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June 5-9- Boyd Summer Lunch Program

Suncreek will provide lunch, games and crafts for the students and their families from Boyd Elementary June 5-9 at Boyd Elementary playground located at 800 S. Jupiter Road from 11:30-1:00.  If you would like to volunteer to serve lunch or provide homemade cookies please contact Janet Hunt in the church office.  This ministry is great for all ages.


June 12 -  Feed the interns at Project Transformation

July 13 -  Feed the interns at Project Transformation

July 17-20 - Project Transformation Reading Week at Casa Linda
All volunteers must register. Volunteers arriving at their assigned site prior to registering through the link will be asked to complete the registration process and be verified before they may begin their assigned task. Volunteers need to be at least 13 years of age for reading weeks. REGISTER

July 20 - Family Fun night

July 25 -  Work day at Shoes For Orphan Souls 9-11 AM - leaving from the church at 8:15 AM

July 25 or 26 - Help with breakdown at Project Transformation 

July 29- Lunch to Austin Street Center- leave the church at 10:30 AM

August 8 -  Work day at Shoes For Orphan Souls 1-3 PM - leaving from the church at 12:15 PM

September 12 - Allen Senior Citizen Luncheon at St. Jude Catholic Church

September 30 - Lunch to Austin Street Center- leave the church at 10:30 AM

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

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

November 12 – Christmas Alternative Gift Fair in Palmer Hall

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.

July 25th or 26th

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