Thank you for your interest in loving and serving our community!

Our Missions Minister, Janet Hunt, connects Suncreek with lots of local outreach opportunities year-round. That means we need lots of volunteers to be the hands and feet of Christ and participate in serving and loving on our community. If you want to be on Janet's list of willing volunteers, send her an email to . Otherwise, take a look at what's coming up and make plans to join us. We keep this page updated regularly, so please check back often. 

Alive in Christ! 
Love God, Love People, and be a Voice of Hope

Suncreek's annual Christmas Family Connection
will take place on December 14th this 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 .

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 .

Bread Run
Suncreek missions is looking for more volunteers to help with the bread run.  The bread run collects the day old bread at a local grocery and delivers to various ministries in the area to serve those in need in our community.  To volunteer please contact Janet Hunt in the church office, .

Boyd Holiday Store
Suncreek missions will be collecting items for the Boyd Holiday store through December 13th.  For a complete list of items CLICK HERE.

Meal Ministry Volunteers
The Suncreek congregational care meal team is looking for more volunteers.  If you would like to be on the list to provide meals for church family members after surgery, welcoming a new baby or other needs please contact Janet Hunt in the church office,  .

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
Thursday, November 15th: If you would like to provide a dessert for the Boyd Thanksgiving Feast at Boyd Elementary 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

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, .

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 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 .

Shoes for Ophan Souls
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,  For more information or to volunteer for this event please contact Janet Hunt in the church office or email .

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.


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New Hope Ministries
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 assist with the collection and delivery of items, please send an email to or by calling Janet Hunt at Suncreek United Methodist Church. Click here to learn more about New Hope.

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.

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, .

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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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.  



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
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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