Plum Creek missions is: making disciples of all nations by proclaiming the Gospel, praying, going & serving.
One Child Matters
A child sponsorship program located in the sixteen poorest countries around the world. They strive to meet the child’s physical, mental and spiritual needs. We have 3 Hope Centers: 2 in the Philippines and 1 in Honduras. All together we help take care of almost 500 children. Each year we take family missions trips to both locations to meet our sponsored children and their families, do VBS programs, work projects and programs at there local schools. One Child Matters is another large strategic partner that we support at a high level.
Started in 1996 to rescue women and children out of the trafficking industry in Bombay, India with 37 girls. Today it is in six cities in India with 12 sites or homes. Last year they helped over 35,000 people and have now launched into eight total countries. We helped buy a home in Delhi, India where over 1200 women and children were cared for last year. Project Rescue is a large strategic partner that we support at a high level.
Local Partnerships & Missionaries
Hope’s Promise facilitates both domestic and international adoption, provides options counseling to women and men facing unintended pregnancy, and operates a child sponsorship program for orphaned children in developing countries.
Currently, Plum Creek serves as a sponsor for their annual fundraising golf tournament, supports the Birth Mother Tea around Mother’s Day and has collected teddy bears that are distributed to moms who are making an adoption plan at birth as well as to the children on their court date as they are placed in their forever homes.
The Help & Hope Center meets the immediate needs of individuals and families who are in financial distress and at the risk of becoming homeless. They provide essential services that help their clients maintain dignity through economic hardship and personal challenges.
Currently, Plum Creek provide a Women’s Toiletry Drive throughout the month of May and a Men’s Toiletry Drive in the month of June at the Love the Valley Resource Area. Toiletries are consistently the highest need at the Food Bank. In the past we have also done food drives as well as stocked their Birthday Party room.
Alternatives provides free pregnancy tests and consultations to explore the options, free STD testing and treatment and counseling after abortion support groups.
Plum Creek honors Sanctity of Life Weekend each year, has provided opportunity for Plum Creekers to support them financially.
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a Christian faith based ministry which addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families. By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Kairos hopes to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world.
Since 2003, Groundwire has been leveraging media and technology in order to share the love found in Jesus Christ with youth and young adults. By placing well-produced and relevant commercials on the utilized media channels, we are able to share authentic hope with many who might not be ready to walk into a church. Each commercial invites the viewer/listener to have a conversation with “someone who understands”. Twenty-four hours a day, there are volunteer coaches online ready to listen, encourage, and point chatters to Jesus.
The Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention; while helping communities live free of violence. Their Inclusiveness Initiative distinguishes the Crisis Center as a leader in supporting underserved populations of violence victims including teens, the elderly, people of color, mono-lingual individuals, those living in rural areas, those who identify as LGBTQ and males.
Wellspring is an organizing that provides a work, enrichment and educational community where adults with special needs are empowered to live full, productive and satisfying lives in a God centered an nurturing environment.
Plum Creek has hosted volunteers from Wellspring to the church so that we can find out ways that our folks can volunteer with their program.
Winter Shelter Network is a network of churches serving the homeless in Douglas County by providing a temporary, safe shelter to receive rest, meals and connections during the winter months. They currently serve single women and single mothers with children in Douglas County.
Last season, Plum Creek with joy partnered with Joy Lutheran Church to provide volunteers who served as overnight hosts, meal preparers and washed and dried laundry for the guests.
Renew Respite provides a fun, safe environment, free of charge for children with special needs and their siblings. Each child is paired with a volunteer for the evening, caregivers receive rest and connection and siblings have fun and feel important.
Plum Creek provides volunteers for this community program.
The Neighbor Network is an organization dedicated to helping seniors in our community stay independent. The provide transportation, handyman assistance, yard and chore services and companionship.
Plum Creek began a program called “Share a Meal, Make a Memory” which connects interested individuals and families with a senior in the program for the opportunity to connect over lunch.
Bridge of Hope is an organization focused on ending homelessness for single mothers and their children by providing neighboring relationships that demonstrate Christ’s love. The Bridge of Hope network includes a three way partnership between a woman and her children, 6-10 people from a Christian faith community coming together as “neighboring volunteers” and a case manager that supports and equips the relationships.
Currently, Plum Creek is involved with Bridge of Hope by providing some tangible support to the families involved. Small groups have come together and formed cleaning kits, summer fun bags, birthday party supplies and art kits.
The vision of Packs of Hope is to bring joy and hope to children entering the foster care system. They provide backpacks with all the items that the foster family will need for the first day and night so that they can connect with the child, who often comes without any personal items.
We currently support Packs of Hope by providing backpacks for the over 150 children who enter the system every month. This began with an on camps women’s Bible study group and then we opened up the opportunity to all Plum Creekers.
The Foundation for Douglas County Schools hosts this annual school supply drive which provides over 1500 students in Douglas County with the back to school supplies they need.
We currently host a one month school supply drive at the Love the Valley Resource Area collecting specific supplies requested.
Our “neighbor” and the school next door, World Compass Academy, partners with us as they provide space for our K-5 program on a weekly basis. To show our appreciation and to encourage the teachers and staff at the school, we provide some kind of encouragement and appreciation gift once a month.
Plum Creek Initiatives
The mission of South Ridge Elementary: We are committed to developing academic excellence, empowering creativity and diversity, fostering a global perspective, encouraging curiosity and inspiring actions that positively impact the world. South has a special place in our hearts as they serve a diverse cultural and socio-economic population.
Currently, Plum Creek supports the students by hosting an “envelope drive” each fall to purchase student centered materials (cafeteria tables, risers, field trip funds). We support the families by hosting Project Pajamas, an opportunity for each family that requests assistance around the holidays to receive a new pair of Christmas Pajamas for all the children in their household. And, to support and encourage the staff and teachers, we provide Blessing Boxes in February, boxes filled with all of their favorite treats and gift cards.
All of these opportunities are available at the Love the Valley Resource Table.
Plum Creek currently offers ASL interpretation for those deaf and hard of hearing at our Sunday morning service at 10am. Interpreters are provided during the worship and message portions of the service. In addition, for events that require registration, we will often offer the opportunity for an ASL interpreter to be in attendance if possible.
God has called each of us to bring help and hope to people in need. One of the ways that Plum Creek Church lives this out is by providing financial assistance to those in need. Assistance may be provided in the following areas: rent/mortgage, utilities, medical bills, groceries, gasoline, and counseling bills. Our desire is to help others engage in activities that will develop their relationship with God and provide the ultimate solution to their financial situation.
Laundry Love is an opportunity to meet folks in the community, build relationship and connection and provide encouragement and resourcing … at the laundromat. We share food and fellowship as well as pay for the laundry.
Currently, Plum Creek operates Laundry Love every Saturday from 9am-11am
Join us on a trip!
As part of our vision with missions, we believe we all are called to sharing the goespel all over the world. Join us as we take trips to several locations around the world to share the love of Jesus. Visit our missions page to see details about our trips for this year.