Congregational Outreach

Rooted in our biblical faith, Spring Creek supports, promotes, and partners with selected outreach programs that:

  • Point others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ
  • Focus on root causes of societal problems
  • Care for individuals’ spiritual, physical, and relational needs
  • Uphold the sanctity of human life
  • Strengthen traditional marriages and families
  • Empower individuals and build healthy relationships
  • Support individual and societal freedoms
  • Operate with integrity and in a fiscally responsible manner

Throughout the years, Spring Creek has financially supported the following ministries of the church and other local charities:

Bethany Theological Seminary

Located in Richmond, IN, Bethany Theological Seminary is a graduate school and academy for theological education for the Church of the Brethren.

Brethren Disaster Ministries

Restoring hope for disaster survivors, Brethren Disaster Ministries engages volunteers to repair and rebuild storm-damaged homes and provides grants to support the disaster recovery efforts of faith-based partners.

Brethren Housing Association

Located in Harrisburg, PA, Brethren Housing Association helps homeless and low-income individuals and families achieve their potential by providing a holistic program of secure housing, supportive services, and loving relationships.

Brethren Volunteer Service

Brethren Volunteer Services provides opportunities to advocate for justice, work for peace, and serve human needs in a variety of settings in the US and other countries.

Brethren World Mission

Brethren World Mission helps the Church of the Brethren fulfill its Annual Conference mandate to become a world church.  Mission points include the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Venezuela, Nigeria, Great Lakes Region of Africa, and Mexico.

Camp Swatara

Camp Swatara, our local church camp, provides opportunities in the natural setting for persons of all ages to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ so that they may give their lives to Him in total discipleship.

Children’s Disaster Services

Children’s Disaster Service meets the needs of children by setting up child care centers in shelters and disaster assistance centers.

Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board

The Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board envisions the denomination wholly engaged in the reconciliation of all people to God and to each other through Christ-likeness, servant leadership, discernment, community, stewardship, simplicity, hospitality, and peacemaking.

Church of the Brethren Youth Services

Church of the Brethren Youth Services (or COBYS) is a comprehensive family ministry that includes adoption and foster care services, counseling, and family life education.

CROP Walk

The Hershey/Hummelstown CROP walk takes place on the second Sunday in October on the campus of the Milton Hershey School.

Ecumenical Food Pantry

Housed in Harrisburg PA, the Ecumenical Food Pantry provides emergency food supplies for those in need.

Family Outreach Ministries

The Family Outreach Ministry is a church-run ministry that helps families within the congregation, or those referred by a church member, who need clothing, financial help, transportation, or other assistance according to need.

Friends Who Furnish

Friends Who Furnish is a church-run ministry that provides furniture and other household items to those in need in the community.

Global Food Initiative

The Global Food Initiative is a denominational program that provides grants for seeds, livestock, tools, and training directed to helping the poor develop sustainable agriculture.

Hershey Food Bank and Community Outreach

The Hershey Food Bank and Community Outreach serves Derry Township residents by providing free food and assistance with the temporary needs of families in financial distress and emergency help to transients.

Indian Mobile Mission

The Indian Mobile Mission strives to bring knowledge of Jesus Christ and his love to the Navajo people in northern Arizona by helping children complete their education, which will enhance their lives.

Londonderry Village

Located in Palmyra, PA, Londonderry Village is retirement community, committed to providing care for elderly persons in a way that reflects the example and teachings of Christ.

Love INC of Greater Hershey

Love In the Name of Christ of Greater Hershey (or Love INC) is a network of churches that links volunteers to people in need. Love INC currently manages Spring Creek’s parsonage and provides free housing to families of patients in the cardio-vascular and cancer units at Hershey Medical Center.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheel provides meals to local residents.

Visitation Ministry

The Visitation Ministry is a church-run ministry in which volunteers work in teams to visit with church members who are homebound, widows and widowers, or in long-term care facilities.

Young Life

Young Life introduces young people to Christ and helps them grow in their faith.

Youth Ministry Work Camps

These Church of the Brethren work camps, located both domestically and internationally, bring young people together for serving people in the name of Jesus Christ.

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