Upcoming Mission Trips

Join a Trip to Mexico!
May 22-25
College trip to Mexico to build a home 

Build a House in Juarez!
October 26-30
Adult mission trip to Mexico to build a home

Go to the Czech Republic!
 July 6-17
English Camp mission trip to the Czech Republic

Serve in Kenya!
September 5-14
Mission trip to visit ZOE working groups in Kenya 

Want to Go? Contact Janet Hunt at .

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Juarez, Mexico: Proyecto Abrigo (Project Shelter)

Suncreek UMC has been involved in the ministry of Proyecto Abrigo in Mexico since 2002. In that time we have taken numerous youth, college, adult and family trips to build over forty five homes. Proyecto Abrigo means project shelter. The teams build cinder block homes to replace the cardboard and wood pallet homes that families are using for shelter. The project was started by Reverend Jose Luis Portillo. This is a life changing ministry for the families that receive the homes and the team members that have the honor to bless them with their new home. Each home costs $3,000. Your support of this ministry through donations, prayers and service is greatly appreciated.  Contact Janet Hunt at .

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English Camp in the Czech Republic - 
Suncreek UMC will conduct its 10th annual English Camp in the Czech Republic in July.  Through forty years of Communism, the Czech Republic lost its Christian heritage and it is now considered to be the most atheistic country in the world.  Each year a team from Suncreek goes to develop relationships, friendships, and to share the love of Christ with people of all ages through English Camp.  Your offering helps to provide supplies to help make the English Camp a fun and rewarding experience for everyone.  Each year the English Camp team from Suncreek has watched the participants open up their hearts and minds to the concept of Christianity and to new friendships.  The transformations have been amazing and filled with the Holy Spirit. Suncreek travels to the Czech Republic every July to conduct English Camps.  A team from Suncreek UMC went to the Czech Republic in August 2005. Following the trip, we formed an official partner church relationship with St. Lukas UMC in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.  If you are interested in learning more about the trip please contact Janet Hunt at or 972-390-1695. If you have airline miles that you would be willing to donate to help the team please let us know. View Photos and Read Testimonies.  

ZOE Ministry in Kenya


Click for More Info about the Hope Kariru Working Group, Kenya

Read Testimonies from our trip to Kenya 

 

See the latest report from our group in Kenya!

Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned in Africa due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.  As a result, many orphaned children are raising their brothers and sisters.  In response, ZOE Ministry shares the Love of Christ and gives hope to vulnerable children in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, and Rwanda through the Giving Hope Empowerment Project.  This program includes training in farming, animal husbandry, vocational skills, income-generating activities, HIV/AIDS education, health and hygiene. With in 2-3 years, this program frees these orphans from poverty and dependency.
The core focus of Giving Hope is to empower orphans and child-led families to become self sufficient so they will not require lifelong assistance from outside relief programs. This program centers around Community-Building and Empowering Lives in order to bring the children back into both their local communities and into the loving, nurturing body of Christ. Suncreek United Methodist Church began partnering with the ZOE ministry in July 2010 by sponsoring a working group through the Giving Hope Empowerment Project. 

UPDATE: Janet Hunt, Marjorie McAloon, and Tracy Ullman represented Suncreek UMC in Kenya in July to witness the amazing work that the members of our three ZOE working groups are doing to become self-sufficient and empowered.  The members of the working groups are learning amazing skills, trades, or our working hard in school.  The amount of pride they have in their accomplishments and the love they have for Suncreek for giving the support so they can succeed is beyond words.  Each of them feels our support and love and want to make us proud of their accomplishments.  It is amazing what three years through the ZOE ministry can do to change the lives of so many.  The mission team was also able to meet our newly formed and brand new working group and see the hope in their eyes for their futures.

If you would like to learn how you can get involved in our partnership with this ministry please contact Janet Hunt at .

To learn more about ZOE ministry please visit www.zoeministry.org.

 

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This jewelry helps get women out of poverty in Uganda.  The items make great Mother’s Day gifts and end of the year gifts for teachers.  You can purchase beads anytime by contacting Janet Hunt in the church office, .

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.

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.

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.

Community Agency Partners

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.

UMCOR Responds to the Earthquake in Haiti
A major earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 12, causing widespread destruction. Millions of people are affected and thousands are feared dead. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has close ties with the Methodist Church in Haiti and is responding to the devastating earthquake with funding, material resources and prayers.

UMCOR executive, Melissa Crutchfield says, “We are working with our partners on the ground to provide immediate relief to the people in Haiti. UMCOR has worked in Haiti for many years. We anticipate that there will be years of rebuilding needed and are prepared to work with the people to help them through that process.”
Working with partners, Action by Churches Together, Church World Service, Global Medic and the Methodist Church, UMCOR is channeling its resources to respond effectively to the people most in need.
In a statement to Global Ministries staff, the General Secretary said, “Events such as these can challenge both our faith and sense of security. As a church we know that the heart of our ministry is continuing and extending Jesus Christ’s ministry of outreaching love.”

 

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