Outreach

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
— 1 John 3:17-18

 

ABOUT

Outreach is about sharing hope, meeting needs and building relationships with our community. Our goal is to create opportunities for you to show Jesus’ love by connecting with people where they are. These encounters leave a lasting impact not only on those we reach but on those who serve as well. 


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God is using His people to share the gospel message to those in our community.  It's easier than you think! Training opportunities are offered on a regular basis.
"Jesus said to them, '
Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men,'" Mark 1:17.

UPCOMING TRAINING     

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You are invited to join us as we use tried and true outreach methods in our community. You will learn how to share the gospel with those around you each day, then put it into practice. Prayer partners are also needed. Breakfast and lunch are provided during training. Please RSVP.

RSVP

For more information, contact Heather Winchester.


Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry distributes food and household items to residents of Allen, Fairview, and Lucas who lack the resources to maintain a healthy life. 

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GROCERY DONATION LIST

We are currently collecting these items for holiday baskets:
  -gravy mixes
  -canned sweet potatoes
  -canned cranberries
  -canned pumpkin
  -canned corn
  -canned green beans
  -evaporated milk
  -boxed mashed potatoes
  -boxed stuffing mix
  -grocery sacks

Please donate items needed for Thanksgiving boxes as soon as possible and Christmas boxes through December 15.
Collection boxes are located in the church foyer, Building B and Building E. Monetary donations and grocery store gift cards are accepted in the church office during office hours.

I NEED GROCERIES

One-time emergency assistance is offered, with continued assistance provided upon proof of residency and income.

This is a "choice pantry" versus a "pre-bagged pantry," so we are able to meet an individual's nutritional needs as well as provide the foods they enjoy.

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00-11:30 a.m. 
Wednesday 6:00-7:30 p.m.
(The Food Pantry may close around certain holidays. Call 972.727.8241 to verify opening during holiday seasons.)

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
(The Food Pantry will be closed on):
November 27
December 1
December 24-January 1

Location: Building D - corner of Cedar Street and McDermott Drive. (map)

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFO        HELP FINDER 


SUPPORT GROUPS

Life is hard. God uses our experiences to create life-change. Ministry happens when we use our experiences to offer encouragement, prayer and practical support to others. 

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I NEED SUPPORT

No matter what life throws at you, we've got your back. Check out the variety of groups available to you.

CARE & SUPPORT


INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS

We serve Christ by assisting international adults as they adjust to life in the United States.

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Here are a few opportunities available for our International Friends:

English as a Second Language (ESL): [Wednesdays | Building B (map) | 6p ] Weekly English classes to help students improve conversational English and share the Christian faith. Available from September to May.
LEARN ABOUT ESL

International Friends Bible Study (English): [Sundays | B125 or B215  (map) | 10:30a] Select from two Bible study classes designed to improve your conversational English skills.

Capilla de Fe (Spanish): [Sundays | Main Street Building (map) | 10a] This mission, led by Ted Lindwall and Francisco Zapuche, averages 40 per week. Learn more: Capilla de Fe
Esta misión, dirigidapor Ted Lindwall y Francisco Zapuche, tiene un promedio de 40 participantes Epor semana. Aprende más: Capilla de Fe

Eastview Church (Vietnamese): [Sundays | C205 (map) | 10:30a] Our Vietnamese partnership, led by Pastor Vince Vo, averages 40 per week. Vietnamese language classes also offered. Learn more: Eastview
Hội Thánh Việt Nam Eastview chúng tôi, do Mục sư Vince Vo quản nhiệm, trung bình 40 mỗi tuần. Có Lớp Việt Ngữ. Tìm hiểu thêm
Eastview

Chinese Bible Study: [Sundays |  B118  (map) |  9a] Led by John Voss


WORSHIP TOGETHER

We help residents of local senior communities continue to live out a life of worship and adoration to our Lord by providing worship services in their living communities.

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We provide a Sunday worship service, hymns, and Christian love to residents of senior living centers who are no longer able to attend a church service.

Sunday services are at 10:45a:
Allen: Parkview and Mustang Creek
McKinney: Country Lane 

Thursday Bible Study at 10:00a:
Allen: Alexis Estates

Sunday worship teams include a teacher, music provider, and greeter. Each team is responsible for preparing a Bible-based message. Volunteers serve one Sunday every 4-5 weeks.

Contact Darel Stokes for more information.


homebound

Reaching out to adults who are homebound and are no longer able to attend church. We provide a hug, a smile, and warm conversation on a regular basis. 

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Volunteers help keep in touch with our members who are homebound. These are usually older adults and are no longer able to attend church for various reasons. Some cannot walk or sit for long periods of time or may be confined to a wheelchair. Many of our homebound live in their own homes, some live with family, while others live in senior living centers. These members are a very important part of our church family. Now is the time to show your appreciation to those who can no longer serve by serving them. 

For more information, please contact Jimmy Smith.


Transportation

On Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, we provide transportation to members who live in local senior living communities as a service to them and to allow them to attend worship and have fellowship with their Sunday morning small groups. Volunteer drivers and bus assistants serve every 4-5 weeks.

We also are building a network of volunteers who are available throughout the week to transport members to medical appointments upon request.

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I NEED A RIDE

BUS:
Sundays: We pick up riders around 8:30a and arrive at church at 8:45a. After services, we leave the church at 11:45a.
Wednesdays: We pick up riders around 4:30p and arrive at church at 4:55p, leaving again at 8p.
Assistants are available to help riders on and off the bus.

Bus Stops:
Allen: Parkview, Discovery Village, and Alexis Estates
McKinney: Grand Reserve,  Grand Texan, and Country Lane 

For more information, please contact Terry Morris.

INDIVIDUAL RIDES:
We are working on building a list of volunteer drivers for you to contact to arrange a ride. If you need a ride, please contact Jimmy Smith


 

SPECIAL FRIENDS parents' night out

Children are a blessing and a heritage from the Lord. Parents Night Out provides care, friendship, and guided activities for grade-school-age children and their siblings free of charge so their parents and caregivers can enjoy a night out.

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I NEED A NIGHT OUT

Parents' Night Out is offered once a month during the school year. Grade school-age children, along with their siblings, are invited to The Curb (Student Center) for a time of music, games, movies, and snacks. Each child is paired with a youth “Buddy” for the evening. Buddies help in whatever way needed. Adults provide leadership and supervision at all times.

Reservations are required. For more information, contact Cindy Edamura.

MORE PROGRAMS for SPECIAL FRIENDS


chainsaw

Whenever disaster strikes or there is a need, our chainsaw team shares God's love through service by providing free tree cutting services to those in need within our community. 

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I NEED HELP

Our team is available one day per month to those within our community who cannot financially afford these services. This is a team of volunteers and we do not carry any insurance against property damage. For more information, please contact Tim Cline.


Backpacks for Kids

Bags filled with nutritious, kid-friendly foods for the weekend are provided to local elementary school children who have been identified as "food insecure." 

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I NEED HELP

If you would like more information about this program, please contact your school counselor or nurse.


missions

We equip those who are called and able to go share the hope of Jesus to a hurting world through local, regional and international missions. New trips are under development throughout the year. Training and preparation are provided.

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES     MISSION RESOURCES

Can't go, but want to participate? Consider supporting those who will be traveling.  HELP FUND MISSIONS