HCC is dedicated to supporting missionaries thoughout the world. Our missions board meets regularly to evaluate our missionary partners needs to be sure we are helping them in a way that allows them to do the vital work of Christ in our world. Below you will find a listing of our ministry partners with links to their websties. Click the link to find out more about each ministry.
Alongside Ministries www.alongside.org Alongside is an international fellowship of Christians working together to strengthen the Church and advance the Gospel worldwide. Our purpose is to encourage and empower Christian leaders and churches through an international network of prayer, partnership, and practical help.
The Seed Company www.theseedcompany.org The Seed Company’s mission is to complete Bible translations in the heart languages of people without God’s Word. Partnerships are an integral part of The Seed Company’s vision linking individuals, groups and organizations to national Bible translation projects...
New Hope Inernational www.newhopeinternational.org New Hope International is committed to equipping the Church in Eastern Europe through partnerships that provide training, materials and encouragement as they win the next generation for Christ.
Youth Believing in Change www.ybc-live.org In 1994, Vince Gaddis began teaching violence prevention at Franklin Junior High School in Dallas. He also tutored children at the Vickery After-School House. The children responded to Vince’s teaching...
Open Door Bulgaria www.sionvt.org Zion Christian Church is member of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. In Veliko Turnovo the church was founded in October of 2000 by Pastor Nikolai and Michelle Stefanov. Since then it has developed as a contemporary, balanced, flourishing and healthy church founded on the eternal Biblical principles and truths....
Wycliffe Bible Translators www.wycliffe.org Today about 350 million people do not have the Bible in their own language. Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. To make this vision...
VISIT Archie and Kristine Trammell's page at Wycliffe by clicking this link!! Archie & Kristine Trammell with Wycliffe Bible Translators: Travel to Peru every fall so Kristine can teach mother-tongue literacy methods to future missionaries; In Dallas the rest of the year where Kristine serves as an International Literacy Consultant, traveling around the world. From both locations Archie serves as Archive Coordinator for North and South America.
DOVE Bulgaria www.dovebulgaria.org Newsletter We at DAV Bulgaria Christian Church, we believe that man was created to be a friendly relationship with God. Our goal is to cultivate healthy and real connection with his Creator. We dedicated ourselves to help anyone who wants to build a true friendship with God...
Arrow Outreach www.arrowoutreach.org Arrow Outreach is a ministry which operates on the outskirts of Juarez, a border city in northern Mexico. The city has a population of almost 2 million people with a large percentage of them being very poor. The ministry works with churches, schools and communities...
Jesus the Savior Ministry
Family Promise "13% of Americans live in poverty, including one in five children, the highest rate in the industrialized world" according to the National Poverty Center, 2009 report. Churches can make a difference by supporting homeless families as they undergo job training and search for employment and permanent housing. HCC has an opportunity to demonstrate God's love in a personal way and address a community need in an effective way by joining efforts with Family Promise of Irving. Stay tuned to learn more at an upcoming informational meeting - details to come in the weeks to come. Please contact Ginny Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in hearing about this exciting new ministry!
Opportunities to Support Family Promise Help is needed in the day center Monday - Sunday, 8am-5pm. During our host weeks, you can volunteer to help at the day center for a few hours a week or more. The day center is located at 121 N. Story Rd. in Irving.
When HCC hosts families once a quarter, volunteers are needed to bring dinner, stay overnight, or drive the families back to the day center in the morning.
Half Hour Heroes! Can giving a half hour a week make a difference in the community? Half Hour Hereos is a program designed to spend 30 minutes per week reading to an elementary school child in the school. We arrange for the volunteer (reading buddy) to read at a time that works for their schedule, during the school day; before work, late afternoons, lunchtime. We will assign you a child best fit for you. JOIN OUR TRIBE! We would love to have you join the great "tribe" of people who are giving time to make a difference in the life of a child in the public schools. You can contact the church office to let them know your interest. What a blessing to make a difference in the life of a child, by investing that small amount of time! HOW CAN I GET STARTED? 1. Let us know of your interest. 2. Fill out the background check at volunteer.cfbisd.edu 3. Plan to come to the next training class - schedule to be announced.
The Stewpot www.thestewpot.org In 1975, a bedraggled hungry man appeared at the door of First Presbyterian Church, asking for food. In response, the associate pastor and members of the church opened a small soup kitchen in the basement and named it “The Stewpot.” Today, The Stewpot is a comprehensive......
Brighter Tomorrows www.brightertomorrows.net Serving the communities of Grand Prairie, DeSoto, Irving, Cedar Hill, Lancaster and Duncanville, Brighter Tomorrows is a Texas 501 (3)c nonprofit organization providing shelter and assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Irving Cares www.irvingcares.org Irving Cares, in partnership with the Irving community, is dedicated to providing residents with temporary assistance and training to promote self-sufficiency...
ABOUT IRVING CARES Founded by a group of concerned citizens in 1957, Irving Cares is now in its fifty-third year, and continues to work at meeting the community’s daily needs. The agency offers a hand up, not a hand out to Irving residents in need. Research indicates that families lacking adequate financial resources typically go without basic human needs, such as food. Ensuring that these basic needs are met is an important measure of our city’s quality of life. By providing limited financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, or prescriptions; a food pantry; information and referral; employment services program; and transportation to medical facilities and prescription deliveries; Irving Cares assisted more than 37,000 people in our community, 18% of the City of Irving’s population. The need continues to increase.
HOW HCC MEMBERS PARTNER WITH IRVING CARES Over the years HCC has been involved in helping the Irving community by volunteering time and energy to causes like Irving Cares. This past year HCC volunteers have served more than 350 hours. Joan Baas has been a volunteer Case Manager since 1978. “Joanie,” as we call her, arrives smiling nearly every Monday morning and spends a full day helping our clients with information and referrals, food pantry orders, and rent or utility assistance. Eleanor Coke has been working in the food pantry since 1994. She greets clients, accepts their referral slips and fills their orders with nutritious groceries. Eleanor’s kind words and smiles ensure every client feels welcome. Karen Carson has been working in the food pantry since December 2003. She shares her excellent organizational skills, and her tremendous energy. She volunteers weekly working a four-hour shift in the food pantry on Monday mornings. For eight years, Gerald and Linda Raymer have delivered food and household supplies donated each month from HCC members.
"We are grateful for all the helping hands Hackberry Creek Church lends to our mission to serve the Irving community."
COMMENTS FROM HCC's SENIOR VOLUNTEER I am a volunteer case manager at Irving Cares, and it has been an important part of my life for over 25 years. As a case manager my job is to see that the client receives help immediately, or is scheduled to meet with a program head for more complex needs. This kind of work gives me a sense of satisfaction doing something worthwhile, helping others. Volunteering enables me to work with a team of staff and volunteers who are dedicated to helping Irving’s needy. The staff lets its volunteers know how much they are relied upon and appreciated, so we do feel needed and our time and efforts are valued. People with a variety of needs walk through the doors and for a while I give my attention to helping others less fortunate and ponder “There but for the grace of God go I,” and I see my problems from a different perspective.
WHAT IRVING CARES HAS TO SAY ABOUT OUR PARTNERSHIP It is our greatest hope that Hackberry Creek Church will continue to support Irving Cares in our mission – that “in partnership with the Irving community, we may provide temporary assistance and training to promote the self-sufficiency” to Irving residents experiencing a need or crisis in their lives. Your food drives continue to be a vital supplement to our food pantry provisions. In the fiscal year ending 3/31/10, Hackberry Creek Church has donated more than 1,556 pounds of food. Your church’s financial assistance provides other means for us to help the community. Just as importantly, volunteers are crucial to agency operations and provide vital assistance to our clients. With the dedication and commitment of contributors like you, we are able to provide a holistic web of services to the most needy in our community. It is in giving that we all receive.
Presbyterian Communities and Services Hackberry Creek Church supports Presbyterian Communities and Services (PC&S). As a faith-based, not-for-profit organization that provides exceptional retirement services, senior health care, and hospice, PC&S believes Each Moment Matters and should be full of joy and meaning. HCC members and friends have the opportunity to give to the following entities:
Grace Presbyterian Village (GPV) and Presbyterian Village North (PVN) have served thousands of older adults with a deep commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and faith. These communities strive to fulfill the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual needs of residents by offering world class service and quality care. Staff and volunteers are committed to empowering individuals to live their lives to the fullest.
Faith Presbyterian Hospice (FPH) is committed to bringing the most life out of each day. FPH provides an array of exceptional services, innovative programs, and therapies that allow for moments of comfort for those facing life-limiting illness.
If God is calling you to this Ministry, please get involved! Opportunities include, but are not limited to, social activities as well as one-on-one interactions. Greeters are welcome as well as administrative talents. If you have a voice to sing, play an instrument, or are talented in crafts please bless someone with your talents! Let us be part of enriching lives with our gifts!
"Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure." 2 Peter 1:10 Grace Presbyterian Village (GPV) 550 E. Ann Arbor Dallas, Texas 75216 214.376.1701 www.GracePresbyterianVillage.org