Mission & Outreach Ministries

Although Desert Spring will have no physical worship or meetings until further notice, we are hosting worship and meetings online.


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  • Las Vegas Rescue Mission

    help serve dinner

    Please join our Youth and Chaperones 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 meet in the church parking lot at 4pm; we return at 7pm.

    We are sorry that we will be unable to accommodate walk-in volunteers. 

    -The church will be open at 2:30pm for youth coming directly from school.

    -Youth must be 14 years old this school year to participate.

    -Use the link to the registration form below. Registration opens two weeks before the service date.

    If you would like to join us, please use this link to register >>

    If no form is displayed, all the volunteer spots are filled.

    Please try again for the next month!

    Registration opens two weeks before our service date.

  • Three Square Food Bank

    Volunteer Opportunities

    every monday, 9:00am - Noon

    3rd Thursday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Every month Desert Spring Church volunteers gather at Three Square Food Bank to help feed the hungry in the Las Vegas Valley.

    Monday group, "LM & Bs", volunteer every Monday from 9:00am - Noon. 

    No carpooling is available for Monday group. Please meet us at Three Square. 4190 N. Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89115 (near I-15 and Craig).

    We also volunteer on the 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

    Carpooling is available for our Tuesday and Thursday groups from the church parking lot at 12:15pm, or you can drive directly to Three Square: 4190 N. Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89115 (near I-15 and Craig).

    All are welcome. Children must be 10 years old or older and accompanied by an adult. We work in the Kids Cafe Kitchen packing meals for school children to take home in their backpacks. Most will be standing the whole shift, but there are sitting jobs as well.

    DRESS CODE: must wear closed-toe shoes, no tank tops or short shorts, no long necklaces. You can wear your own hat or baseball cap. Hair nets and gloves will be provided.

    RSVP here. Please let us know if you will be carpooling >>

  • spread the word nevada

    book prep volunteers

    monthly - 3rd Thurs, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Spread the Word Nevada provides new and used books to children attending low income schools in Clark County. Used books are collected by donations, and are cleaned before being given to children at monthly Breakfast and Books events at their school.

    Desert Spring assists with book preparation monthly on the third Thursday of the month. Book prep is done at Findley Chevrolet at the 215 and Rainbow, 6800 S. Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89118. 

    Carpooling from the church is available.

    We leave Desert Spring at 3:30, and prepare books from 4-6 PM.

    No training is required for this volunteer opportunity, but sign up is required. Volunteers must be 8 years or older.

    I would like to help >>

  • Family Promise of Las Vegas

    Host Congregation

    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.

    To connect with Family Promise Las Vegas' website, please CLICK HERE

  • 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 like to join in this special service opportunity, please fill out a form HERE.

  • Operation Vegas Heroes

    in support of local veterans

    In honor of Veterans Day each year, the Desert Spring congregation partners with American Legion Post 149 to help veterans returning home injured and in need of assistance on many levels. This program targets local veterans who do not have the means to purchase some of the most basic human needs.

    A list of food and personal items, such as cereal, soups and other pre-packaged food items, toilet paper, shampoo, laundry detergent, toothpaste, etc. is distributed to church members in advance of the Operation Vegas Heroes Sunday. Each participating member then returns with grocery bags full of these items. The bags are collected by members of our own Boy Scout Troop 912 and the American Legion volunteers on the Sunday closest to Veterans Day in November.

    Literally hundreds of bags are collected each year, filling the American Legion trailer. Cash, checks, and gift cards are also contributed. Over the years, the congregation of Desert Spring have made a impact in helping these heroes with the very real and complex process of reintegrating into society. On behalf of local veterans, thank you Desert Spring!

  • Sacks for Souls

    Food & Personal Hygiene item donations

    "Sacks for Souls" purpose is to respond to the concerns of our community by helping individuals and families in need with food and personal hygiene item donations.

    The program began in March of 2012. The idea was brought to Desert Spring Church from First United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Michigan.

    Our mission team loved the idea, and was instrumental in launching the program and making it a semi-annual event at Desert Spring Church. 

    In September, Sacks for Souls collects and distributes food items to the Sandy Valley, Nevada food pantry.

    In April, Sacks for Souls collects and distributes personal hygiene items to the Society of St. Stephen pantry located at Trinity United Methodist Church in Las Vegas. 

    Boy Scout Troop 912 assists in collecting the donations in the Desert Spring Church parking lot. They also deliver the personal hygiene items to Society of St. Stephen pantry in April of each year.

    We could not make this happen without their help! Thank you, Boy Scout Troop 912.

  • Aluminum tab collection

    for ronald Mcdonald house

    Thanks to the many people who have contributed to Ronald McDonald House by bringing your aluminum tabs to the church. 2018 was a record year for us.!

    A total of 23 gallons of tabs were delivered to the House for the year. 117 gallons of tabs were donated during the past 8 years. 

    Please continue to support Ronald McDonald House by bringing your tabs to the kiosk at the entrance to the Multi-Purpose Room. If you place them on a desk in the office, they will be taken care of, however the small Ronald McDonald cardboard house is sitting on the kiosk and handy. Small amounts do add up. Thank you!

  • 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!


  • 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.

    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.

    Nevadans for the Common Good website >>

  • "A Different Kind of Christmas"

    2019 Project

    Food Pantry for Sandy Valley, Nevada