Spring Creek Campus clean-up + BYO picnic, Saturday, October 17, 8 am – 12 pm.
We can be together and do some fall clean-up while staying socially distanced! Please join us at the Spring Creek campus for some brush removal and general outdoor campus clean-up activities. If you have them, bring a rake, gloves, and trimming tools. Bring a mask to wear if you will not be 6 feet away from others. Also pack a picnic lunch and a blanket or chair – afterwards we will stay socially distanced outside and gather safely, in small groups, to enjoy our lunch and conversation. The church will provide lemonade, tea, and some dessert. This is a unique opportunity to do some fall prep work on our campus and spend precious time with our friends and neighbors. Questions? Contact Andrea Kidd at firstname.lastname@example.org
ONGOING MISSION OPPORTUNITIES
Taking It to the Streets
Every third Saturday, Spring Creek feeds approximately 250 men, women and children in San Antonio who are homeless. You can help cook a meal in the morning at Spring Creek at 9:00 am. You can also help serve the meal that evening at 6:15 at Church under the Bridge @ 724 Chestnut St., San Antonio, TX 78202. Serving the meal also offers a time to create relationships and give those in need some much needed love. FAMILIES WELCOME! To be a part of this ministry contact David Riha (210-413-8415), or visit their web page.
Fill the Grocery Cart
Help the Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Pantry provide food for families in our area that are food insecure. Look for the grocery cart by the entrance to the lobby to donate your basic staples and peanut butter. Monetary donations also welcome – just designate Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Pantry in your Spring Creek donation. $25 can buy $150 of food through the SA Food Bank! To be a part of this ministry contact Manny De Los Santos or call 210-698-2172.
Days for Girls Ministry
Meet monthly on the 4th Thursday, from 9:30 – noon in the Education Building to sew and assemble washable feminine hygiene kits for girls in developing countries so that they can live their life in dignity and get the education they so richly deserve. No sewing skills are required — there are both sewing and non-sewing tasks. To be a part of this ministry contact Dee Ann Havely or call her at 210-255-8355. To learn more about Days for Girls, visit their web page.
Quilts for Kids
Meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30 am – 1 pm in the Education Building to help make quilts for kids. We are participating in the international Quilts for Kids program, supporting children who are at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Bring your sewing machine. All materials for the quilts are provided. To be a part of this ministry contact Dee Ann Havely or call her at 210-255-8355.
UMCOR Early Response Disaster Recovery
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) trains Early Response Team volunteers, who then travel to the site of a disaster to help with cleanup and rebuilding efforts after a disaster, such as a hurricane or flood. Spring Creek has sent volunteers to Wimberly and to the coast after Hurricane Harvey.
During the first few weeks or months after a disaster, only specially trained Early Response Teams can enter the area, due to health concerns and infrastructure limitations. Training ahead of time is critical to being able to serve. To be a part of this ministry, contact Randall Browning, or call 281-415-1536. Learn more and find training opportunities at the Rio Texas Conference web page.
Boerne Community Coalition
This collaborative group of local non-profits, churches, the BISD and city government is working together to improve the lives of at-risk children in Boerne.
Their LOVE Boerne Neighborhoods Community Work Days provide a supportive network to families by doing critical repairs on their homes which improves the safety and livability for all who live there. Check the calendar for upcoming community work days – Spring Creek UMC often sends a crew of volunteers!
LOVE Boerne Kids program prepares daily lunches and weekend food bags during the summer to children who are at-risk of going hungry. They also fund scholarships for children to attend enrichment programs. Lunches and weekend food bags are delivered to at-risk children participating in programs throughout Boerne. Sign up to participate in assembling Hearts of Love Weekend Food Bags any Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Omega Retreat Center in Boerne: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0544a8a72fabfb6-hearts
This ministry, founded by Rev. Denise Barker, provides transitional shelter, education, and hope to women fleeing abusive situations.
Help with babysitting on a Tuesday evening. Teach a skill to Magdalena House moms. Provide yard work or handyman skills. Check the calendar for the next Saturday Spring Creek Work Day, in which families are welcome to volunteer together in yard work, painting, and organizing efforts.
Spring Creek CARES
Spring Creek CARES (Community Assistance Relief Efforts) is a two-pronged effort intended to help people in need; one part being ‘Community Assistance Relief Efforts’ the other being ‘Disaster Relief Effort.’ Many Spring Creek members support this ministry through donations and service. Click HERE for to learn more and get connected!
Each summer, Spring Creek members volunteer to read with children at a Project Transformation summer camp at one of several San Antonio churches. You can volunteer for one morning or multiple mornings. This ministry also provides opportunities to feed the college interns who manage this program a home-cooked meal. To be a part of this ministry contact Beth Cline, 210-416-4451. Learn more about Project Transformation at their web page.
Kairos is a prison ministry that offers an Emmaus type experience to inmates. Spring Creek members are heavily involved in several Kairos walks throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming involved, John Turquette would love to visit with you, 830-446-0830. Learn more about Kairos at their web page.
Guatemala Mission Trip
Participate in a Stoves mission team in Guatemala. Dates for this year are July 20 – July 31, 2020. To learn more, contact Sally Pena, 210-386-9670.
Rise Against Hunger
Every fall, Spring Creek members joins together in a different type of worship — packing meals to be distributed throughout the world. Our 2020 date is Sunday, September 20 – mark your calendars and invite your friends! For more information, visit their web page.