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 .

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 Tuesday, September 11th. REGISTER HERE

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 .

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New Hope 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.

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> 

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.

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.

Boyd Elementary Volunteers
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.

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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 janet.hunt@suncreekumc.org.

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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.

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, 

LOCAL MISSIONS COMING SOON


Allen Senior Luncheon
Tuesday, September 11
at St. Jude’s Catholic Church
WHAT WE NEED:
-frosted 9 x 13 cakes of any flavor-
-volunteers to server food-
-batches of Sloppy Joes
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CLICK TO REGISTER

Saturday, September 15
Wheelchair Ramp Build 
Meet at Suncreek at 7AM 
CLICK TO REGISTER

Saturday, September 29
Feed the Homeless at Austin Street 
Leave from Suncreek at 10:30AM.

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Sign up for text message updates! 
Text the word MISSIONS to 41411. 


New mission collection and ending of old ones
We no longer need used prescription bottles or grocery sacks until further notice.  We have started collecting Aluminum Can Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.  You can bring your tabs to the mission bins.

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.

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 

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. 

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, .

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, 

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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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