Serving the Most Vulnerable


Serving Communities are dedicated groups of people committed to living life among and serving our community's most vulnerable people groups. By pouring their time, talent, resources, and relationships into ministry to the vulnerable, they live out Jesus' "good news to the poor" and make the Kingdom of God tangible in the margins of our society. Serving Communities are high commitment teams that are dedicated to ministry and to each other.

The Jonathan Project

Meets the third Friday, every other month, 6:00-9:30pm
(February, April, June, August, October, December)

The Jonathan Project is a bi-monthly ministry for adults with multiple disabilities. On the third Friday of every other month, a home-cooked meal is prepared by ministry team members and served to residents from eight group homes as well as approximately ten individuals with intellectual disabilities, who come with a family member. After dinner, participants join in a time of praise and worship, listen to a simple lesson with a spiritual application and engage in a hands-on activity.

In April, the group participates in the Springcreek Church version of Special Olympics. The program year is rounded out in May with "Everybody's Birthday Party"—pizza, cake, gifts from Springcreek, dancing and lots of fun! The ministry team currently has 12 members, ranging in age from 10 to 74 years old, who cook, set up, clean-up, push wheelchairs, feed people and give lots of love. 

The Jonathan Project is looking for more volunteers to help serve this community.

For more information on joining the Jonathan Project, please email info@springcreekchurch.org

 

Mercy House

Meets weekly
Location: 1100 West Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas 75215

Mercy House is a homeless church located in downtown Dallas. They are open Saturdays and Sundays to provide the local homeless community with breakfast and a hot lunch and allow them to attend a church service. Opportunities are available to join a team that provides a meal and spends time with the Mercy House community on weekends. 

To join the Mercy House team, please email info@springcreekchurch.org or visit their website.

 

Samaritan's Feet

Back to School Distribution event on Saturday, October 21 in Dallas

Samaritan’s Feet serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities.

Why Shoes? Over 30 years ago, a young Nigerian boy, Manny Ohonme, received his first pair of shoes at the age of nine. It changed his life and now he wants give others that same opportunity for change and impact. Samaritan’s Feet wants to inspire hope through the gift of shoes, the act of washing feet, and encouragement to those who need it most. People without shoes face dangers like laceration, fungus, and insect bites that can lead to infection, disease, and even death. Children with no shoes are often not allowed entrance to education in many countries and can find their way into slavery, or unsafe and inexcusable child labor environments. Samaritan’s Feet and its partners have distributed over 6.5 million pairs of shoes in 88 countries and 325 U.S. cities.  

Thanks to everyone who donated money for shoes and to everyone who has signed up to volunteer!
Check out their website for more information about this organization.

 

Springcreek Meal Team

Prepares and delivers meals to Springcreek families as needed.

Did you know that we have a team of people that serve behind the scenes who help prepare and deliver meals to Springcreek families in need?  They provide meals during recovery from surgery, pregnancy, and difficult illnesses.  They also provide assistance to those grieving after the loss of a loved one.

The Springcreek Meal Team is looking for more volunteers to help with this ministry.
If you are interested, please contact Chamanthi Yost for details.

If you need assistance with meals, please email info@springcreekchurch.org.

 

Springcreek C.A.R.E. Community

Community Action for the Rehabilitating and Elderly
Meets one Saturday per month at Rittenhouse Village

The Springcreek CARE team is an integrated Christ-centered community where the elderly are valued, loved, and contribute by sharing their unique gifts. Our mission is to participate in the lives residing at the Rittenhouse Village at Spring Creek nursing and rehabilitation center in Garland. We are committed to visiting at least one Saturday per month.

We plan and organize an activity that will bring joy and happiness for the residents.
We pray for the elderly regularly, both corporately and personally.

Next meeting dates:
Nov. 4th at 1:00 p.m. - Rittenhouse Activity room
Dec. 9th at 1:00 pm - Rittenhouse Activity room 

Rittenhouse is also requesting volunteers to assist with BINGO at 2:00pm on Saturdays. 

For more information or to volunteer with CARE Community,
please email Ellie Frausto.

 

Faith in Texas

 

Faith in Texas is a multi-racial faith movement for social justice and a part of the PICO National Network. PICO stands for People Improving Communities through Organizing. PICO is the nation's largest network that develops civic leadership in low and moderate-income faith communities for economic and racial justice. 

Click here to find out how Faith in Texas works at Springcreek

 

Garland Opportunity and Development Center

 

Garland Opportunity and Development Center evolved from the belief we could come together as a community to develop and implement innovative and progressive programs to build capacity, self-sufficiency, independence and sustainability.  We are committed to offering Educational and Life Skills Development programs, with respect and dignity leading to the rehabilitation, development, and transformation of individuals and our community. Please join us in transforming lives together!

For more information about the Garland Opportunity and Development Center,
please email Cathi Haug or visit their website.

 

Hope's Door New Beginning Center

Crisis Line: 972-422-SAFE (7233)

The mission of Hope’s Door New Beginning Center is to offer intervention and prevention services to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and family violence - from victim to abuser.  They also provide educational programs that enhance the community’s capacity to respond.  

Volunteers play a vital role at Hope’s Door New Beginning Center! Each year, hundreds of people donate thousands of hours to help us provide safety, shelter, healing, and hope to families affected by intimate partner and/or family violence. If you have time and talent you would like to share with us, we would love to have you join our volunteer family.

For more information about Hope's Door New Beginning Center in Garland, 
please email: info@springcreekchurch or visit their website.

 

The Free-Man House

BBQ on Fourth Friday of every month, 6:30-8:30pm
at The Free-Man House, 13340 Southview Lane, Dallas, Texas 75240
(January through October)

The primary goal of The Free-Man House is to raise awareness within the community about those men who live on the fringes of our society who can benefit from a helping hand. The long-term goal is to develop programs to help these men with life skills, personal and financial responsibility, freedom from drugs and alcohol, and developing solid mentoring relationships.

Join us for food and fellowship on the fourth Friday of every month (except November and December) for food and fellowship at our Free-Man House BBQ!  This event is for men 18 years and up.  

For more information about The Free-Man House,
please email Troy or Barb Freeman or visit their website.

 

Good Samaritans of Garland

 

Good Samaritans provides food in our local communities to help people move towards independence through personal relationships and community networking.  They are here to help people in our hometown.

Good Samaritans needs and values faithful volunteers, community partners, and shared resources! Call for a tour and discover opportunities for you to help us help others. Reach out and join with us as we partner with Good Samaritans in compassionately serving the Garland, Rowlett and Sachse communities with food.

For more information about Good Samaritans of Garland,
please email: info@springcreekchurch.org or check out their website.

 

Kairos Outside Prison Ministry

Meets twice a year for Arts & Crafts Night
Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6:00-10:00pm

Kairos provides an approach to life from a Christian perspective for women who have been affected by the incarceration of a loved one, family or friend. They provide two retreats annually helping 40 women at each retreat.  The women of Springcreek meet twice a year to make specific crafts that are used as "agape" gifts that can be taken home by the women affected.  

For each retreat we hold an Arts & Crafts Night to make placemats for the attendees and other crafts. They love what we do and those involved in the crafting have a good time expressing their own unique ideas within the individual items we create.  We extend an open invitation for more ladies to join us for these fun, creative events.  Bring your imagination and prayer and be ready to make creations to be enjoyed by others.  All supplies will be provided.  All we need are helping hands, serving hearts, and lots of smiles.

For more information about Kairos Outside Prison Ministry,
please email Lee Reed or check out their website.

 

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Meets on first and third Thursdays each month from 9:00-11:00am

.MOPS is coming to Springcreek! Our goal is to build a circle of women that love one another like family, because raising little humans is hard. We want to connect moms together to laugh, cry, and share in the journey of being a mom. Come join us for a time of relaxation, encouragement and inspiration. 

For more information about MOPS,
please email Jennifer Nicholson or check out their website.