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.
At this event, you are invited to meet with local, state and federal candidates just before the election.
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.
No RSVP is needed for this event.
To connect with Nevadans for the Common Good on Facebook click HERE
Please join our Youth in serving dinner at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.
A team from Desert Spring including Youth, Chaperones and Adults, comes together the second Thursday of each month to provide for those less fortunate. We need your 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 us know if you will be carpooling with us so we can make sure we have enough seat belts for everyone.
If you would like to join us, please CLICK HERE.
Our Veterans right here in Las Vegas (Vegas Heroes) are in need of our help.
Many local veterans do not have enough monthly income to purchase both food and medicine, and must choose between them.
Let's celebrate Veteran's Day by helping our local Vegas Heroes get the food and hygiene items they need.
The list of items needed is as follows:
Items with (**) have higher importance
Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target, or Grocery Gift Cards ($25.00 increments)
Feminine Hygiene Items **
Toilet Paper **
Bleach / Laundry Detergent
Breakfast Cereal / Granola Bars
Canned Soup / Spaghetti-Ohs / Cup-A-Soup / Ramen Noodles
Single-Serve, Pre-Packaged Food Items (Dinty Moore, Etc)
Tuna / Sardines / Individual-Size Canned Goods
Dental Floss / Dental Picks
Deodorant / Lip Balm / Mouthwash
Shampoo / Conditioner
Shaving Cream / Razors
Soap / Sunscreen / Skin Lotion
Toothpaste / Toothbrushes
The items will be collected on Sunday, November 11 by American Legion Post 149.
Please support our veterans by supporting this exceptional cause.
To print the donation list, please CLICK HERE
The mission of Family Promise of Las Vegas is to offer homeless families the opportunity to achieve housing stability by providing short term shelter, meals, case management and hospitality.
Family Promise is a cooperative effort that addresses the needs of homeless families by utilizing resources within local congregations and the community. Families in our program receive a full complement of resources and training as they work towards their own independence and self-sufficiency.
Desert Spring Church is a host congregation for Family Promise.
Families entering the program first stay as the guests of congregations throughout Las Vegas. These houses of faith open their doors to provide a bed for the evening, a warm supper and cold breakfast/lunch, and the hospitality of a loving community.
Desert Spring Church hosts homeless families in Las Vegas 3 - 4 times per year.
Our next host week begins December 2, 2018.
To connect with Family Promise Las Vegas' website, please CLICK HERE
We are collecting gently used and NEW coats for 75 pre-school children at the Acelero Learning Reach Out Center (formerly known as Headstart).
About 60% of the kids wear size 5 or 6.
Please place coats in a bag and put the bags in the Hearts & Hands bin in the Multipurpose Room lobby located by the church office.
Desert Spring Church works with local Head Start to help make Christmas better for children and families in need.
We will need of empty copy paper boxes with lids for food items collected in conjunction with the Giving Tree. Please start saving your boxes!
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 like to join in this special service opportunity, please fill out a form HERE.
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.
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
You can bring your donation to the church and place it in the donation bin inside the Multi-Purpose Room lobby. Thank you!
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
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!
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.