Brethren Disaster Ministries, a program of the Church of the Brethren, restores hope for the most vulnerable disaster survivors by engaging volunteers to repair and rebuild storm-damaged homes, and by providing grants to support the disaster recovery efforts of faith-based partners. Spring Creek sends volunteers to assist with this ministry at least twice a year. To volunteer, contact the church office. Visit the Brethren Disaster Ministries website.
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is a program that gives individuals a chance to advocate for justice, work for peace, serve human needs, and care for creation in a variety of settings in the United States and other countries. A number of members of Spring Creek have served or are currently serving in BVS. For more information visit the website.
Children’s Disaster Services meets the needs of children by setting up child care centers in shelters and disaster assistance centers. Specially trained to respond to traumatized children, volunteers provide a calm, safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created by disasters. CDS also educates parents and caregivers on how to help children cope. Training is held in various locations throughout the country. For more information, see the CDS website.
Indian Mobile Mission, Inc. is a Christian outreach to the Navajo people of Northern Arizona. IMM strives to bring knowledge of Jesus Christ and His love to the Navajo people; believes that helping children complete their education will enhance their lives; strongly stresses reading; helps sponsor at-risk children with school supplies, school clothes, shoes, and special gifts throughout the year; and counsels individuals and families in their responsibilities to each other. Spring Creek supports IMM financially. For more information visit the website.
The purpose of On Earth Peace, through religious and educational activities, is to empower people to discern the things that make for peace - in ourselves, within families, in our global environment, between nations - and to advocate peace and justice, seeking the realization of God's will on earth as in heaven. Spring Creek supports OEP financially. For more information visit the website.These Church of the Brethren workcamps vary in location and activity, but each brings together groups of youth for service. Youth workcamps are located both domestically and internationally, all striving to serve people in the name of Jesus Christ. For more information visit the website.
SERRV is a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. Periodically, groups from Spring Creek go to New Windsor, MD, in order to help the organization ready products for sale, price items, fold clothes for outreach, or miscellaneous other activities. For more information visit the website.