missions/outreach ministries


  • las vegas rescue mission

    Thursday, july 12, 4pm

    Please join us in serving dinner at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. 

    A team from Desert Spring comes together the second Thursday of each month to provide for those less fortunate. We need you to help make a difference as we continue to develop deeply committed followers of Jesus Christ through this mission.

    We meet in the church parking lot at 4pm and we return at 7pm. Please let the church office you are coming so we can be assured we have enough seat belts for everyone.


    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LAS VEGAS RESCUE MISSION

  • spread the word nevada

    summer book prep volunteers

    Spread the Word Nevada (STWNV) has adopted 54 Las Vegas Valley Elementary Schools. Their mission is to put books into the hands and homes of children in at-risk, low income communities.


    In 2017, Desert Spring Church adopted STWNV as our "A Different Kind of Christmas" recipient. The generosity of the people of Desert Spring Church resulted in a donation of $54,135 to support this worthwhile cause.


    It takes 1,000 books per month, per school to supply STWNV, for a staggering total of 54,000 books needed per month.


    There is a great need for volunteers this summer to help prepare the books for distribution!

    They host community book prep times on:

    Monday and Wednesays, 6:30-8:30 pm

    Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 am

    Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm


    They are located at:

    1065 American Pacific Drive, Suite 160

    Henderson, NV 89074


    If you would like to volunteer with Spread the Word Nevada, please their volunteer form HERE  

  • family promise homeless ministry

    next host week begins sunday, july 22

    volunteers needed


    Desert Spring Church is proud to partner with Family Promise of Las Vegas to help local homeless families secure jobs and homes. We house several families for one week several times per year. We give them shelter, food and fellowship, and we are blessed in return.

    There’s a huge reward in connecting with people who are different than you, and seeing the results of your donated time, food, and genuine care.


    Family Promise returns to Desert Spring Church approximately four times per year, and for seven days we are called to welcome, feed, shelter, and care for parents and children who are working to change their life. We’re just one of 22 faith communities here in Las Vegas who work to keep Families together during this tough transition.


    How can you help? By putting your faith into action! We’re always looking for set-up, dinner hosts, evening hosts and overnight hosts to assure our guests they have a safe and nurturing place to rest and re-charge for the next day of interviews, work, school, training and normal daily life….the daily life you and I take for granted.


    If you can’t be here in person, you can help with donations of breakfast or lunch food items that help our guests save their resources for the new life they are building. For details, look for the sign-up sheet in the lobby, or ask someone in our church family what Family Promise is about. Chances are very good that someone you know here at Desert Spring is a part of the Family Promise Team. 


    • FAMILY PROMISE HOMELESS MINISTRY


      Desert Spring Church is proud to partner with Family Promise of Las Vegas to help local homeless families secure jobs and homes. We house several families for one week several times per year. We give them shelter, food and fellowship, and we are blessed in return.

      There’s a huge reward in connecting with people who are different than you, and seeing the results of your donated time, food, and genuine care.


      Family Promise returns to Desert Spring UMC Sunday Oct. 29th, and for seven days we are called to welcome, feed, shelter, and care for parents and children who are working to change their life. We’re just one of 22 Faith Communities here in Las Vegas who work to keep Families together during this tough transition.

      How can you help? By putting your Faith into action! We’re looking for set-up, dinner hosts, evening hosts and overnight hosts to assure our Guests they have a safe and nurturing place to rest and re-charge for the next day of interviews, work, school, training and normal daily life….the daily life you and I take for granted.

      If you can’t be here in person, you can help with donations of breakfast or lunch food items that help our Guests save their resources for the new life they are building. For details, look for the sign-up sheet in the lobby, or ask someone in our Church Family what Family Promise is about. Chances are very good that someone you know here at Desert Spring is a part of the Family Promise Team. 


      Questions: Please contact Bob Lathrop, Family Promise Coordinator at bob.lathrop@gmail.com.


      CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FAMILY PROMISECLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FAMILY PROMISE

  • MESSENGERS SENIOR LIVING WORSHIP

    The Messengers ministry was born out of a desire to provide meaningful worship for residents of assisted living facilities who would otherwise be unable to attend worship.


    At present we have teams serving two different assisted living facilities:

    The Atria Team led by Wayne Williams on the 1st & 3rd Sundays

    The Pacifica Team led by Carolyn Wood each Sunday


    Periodically, our Youth Group participates in these services and the residents particularly love it when they are there. 


    We ask for your prayers around this ministry, both for those who lead and for those who participate. If you would lke to join in this special service opportunity, please fill out a form HERE.

  • a prayer request from our missionaries

    the bremer family

    serving in bolivia

    The Bremers are a missionary family serving Bolivia. It is Desert Spring's privilege to help support the Bremer family and their mission.


    A prayer request from the Bremers:

    Would you please pray for justice and mercy to reign in this country? Please pray that God would be glorified and that the saving power of Jesus Christ would transform this nation.

    Thank you for your support, your prayers and for walking with us through it all.


    CLICK HERE TO CONNECT WITH THE BREMER FAMILY ON FACEBOOK

  • desert spring hunger helpers

    three square food bank work days

    taking the summer off

    we will see you in September 2018!

    Desert Spring Hunger Helpers is taking the summer off!

    Thank you for your help through the school year. We will see you in September of 2018. Have a great summer!


    Each month, Desert Spring sends a team of volunteers to help in the kid's cafe kitchen at Three Square Food Bank.


    Our service time for ALL work days is 1:00pm - 4:00PM.


    If you would like to carpool from the church, please meet us in the church parking lot at 12:15pm,  or you are welcome to drive directly to Three Square.  Their address is 4190 N. Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89115. 


    Gail Steele is the leader for the Thursday work days. You can reach her at gemmum@aol.com.

    Diane Dempsey is the leader for the Tuesday work days. You can reach her at scs20quilter@gmail.com. 


    The dress code is closed toe shoes, no shorts or tank tops, please. 

    Please be aware that we will be standing most of the time.


    Come join us for this great ministry to help feed the hungry!


    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

    ABOUT THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK

  • street teens

    donations needed

    The Desert Spring Mission team is assisting Street Teens with donations of needed items.

    Street Teens helps homeless & disadvantaged youth between the ages of 12 and 21. They provide a hot evening meal, shower and laundry facilities, and a safe compassionate environment each evening.


    United Methodist Women's Ruth Circle has supported Street Teens with financial contributions each month.


    However, they still need these items:

    Canned & Boxed Nonperishable Food Items

    Hygiene Products

    Laundry Detergent


    You can bring your donation to the church and place it in the donation bin inside the Multi-Purpose Room lobby. Thank you!


    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT STREET TEENS

  • a different kind of christmas

    2017 project - "spread the word nevada"


    We raised $54,135!

    Thank you for your generosity

    Spread the Word Nevada puts books into the hands and homes of children within Las Vegas' at-risk, low income communities. 


    Programs at Spread the Word Nevada include:

    Kids to Kids - Home Libraries

    Breakfast with Books - Family Literacy

    Books & Buddies - Mentoring

    Books on Break - Summer Reading


    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SPREAD THE WORD NEVADA


    About "A Different Kind of Christmas":


    Each year, Desert Spring does Christmas a little differently.

    We call it “A Different Kind of Christmas”.


    For Christians, Christmas is a celebration of Jesus’ birth. At Desert Spring, each Christmas we choose a mission project to give as a gift to our community. We intentionally choose ambitious projects that will stretch us, gifts worthy of Jesus’ birth.


    Four years ago, we saved the lives of 6,200 children who would have otherwise died of Malaria through a partnership with Imagine No Malaria. Three years ago, we built a Habitat for Humanity home for a family of ten. Two years ago, we fed the hungry in Clark County 150,000 meals through a partnership with Three Square. In 2016, we raised over $35,000 for the Veterans Transition Resource Center to help active duty military, veterans and their families.


    How do we raise the money? We ask Desert Spring folks to willingly give up receiving gifts and instead to participate in the mission. And, instead of giving gifts to people who don’t really need them, we ask people to give gifts in honor of friends and family by participating in the mission. We ask Desert Spring children if they would like to give up receiving one gift in order that those funds go to the mission. The goal of “A Different Kind of Christmas” is simple; Let’s make Christmas about Jesus!

  • giving tree

    The Giving Tree has become a tradition at Desert Spring.

    For Christmas 2017, we worked with the Early Head Start program for infants and toddlers, ages 0-3 and their siblings.

    250 children & their siblings were given Christmas gifts. The families were given enough food for a Christmas feast. 

    Thank you, Desert Spring Church, for your continued support of our Giving Tree tradition. 

  • nevadans for the common good

    member organization

    Nevadans for the Common Good (NCG) is an organization comprised of churches, synagogues, mosques, nonprofits and other community institutions. We are building relational power for collective action in the pursuit of justice and the common good.


    NCG conducted listening sessions last fall. Many members shared stories that affected themselves or people they cared about here in Nevada and Clark County. The top concerns voiced were education, mental heath, healthcare and health insurance. 


    The Summerlin Cluster is addressing safety issues in the greater Summerlin area: school zone safety, speeding and student crosswalks, crime and drug dealing in our parks. 


    We invite you to work with us in addressing these issues that are our initiatives for the next 18 months. Want to get a little involved? Share your ideas or concerns. Want to assist in achieving solutions for bigger problems? Volunteer to be on one of the issue teams.


    Desert Spring NCG members will be in the church lobby on Sunday, March 18 and 25. Or, feel free to contact Bev Darrow at DarrowBev@gmail.com.


    To connect with Nevadans for the Common Good on Facebook click HERE