One of SpringCreek Fellowship’s targeted “growth points” for 2017 has been becoming more active in the community and being more visible to the community. To that end, we have partnered with various other ministries and non-profit entities in NWA throughout the year. Leading up to Christmas, we partnered with the Walker Elementary School and the Elizabeth Richardson Center (ERC). Through your donations, we gifted 13 Walker students with new coats. Though your donations, we provided “snack packs” for children served by the ERC..
Rebekah Thomas, a SpringCreeker, serves as one of the program directors at the ERC. She asked the SCF family to consider providing snack packs for children to take home from the Center to help provide food during the extended Christmas break. And, I am happy to say, you all came through in a big way! The food was collected over a couple of weeks and our MERGE Youth volunteered to do the work of sorting and creating the snack packs. When it was all said and done, 62 snack packs were created and taken to the ERC. They were then distributed, along with a note from SCF expressing Christmas greetings and an invitation to worship with us, on Thursday, Dec. 14th. I am excited to see what God will do with those invitations!
With Rebekah on staff at the ERC, there will probably be more ways to get involved with their families in 2018. We will see what doors open to us as the year progresses. I also want to say that if you are aware of a ministry / not for profit agency in NWA that might be a good partner for SCF, please let either Robin Phillips (263-0233) or me know. We would be more than happy to explore that with you!
It was a blessing to my heart to know that in the midst of the busy holiday season with budgets being stretched pretty thin, that SpringCreekers still kept our external focus of being a blessing to others in our community. As I have said before, and will say once again, “we have been blessed in order to be a blessing.” So thanks for your donations of coats and food this Christmas season, that were given “to the praise of His glorious grace.”