Missions

But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 

Acts 1:8

Missions. Spreading the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is at the very core of who we are as a church . This really is the goal, the main point and the reason we exist. We take this verse as an instructive from Jesus of how we practically share this Good News. Pastor Bernie says it like this:
 
"Jerusalem is our church family. Judea and Samaria are our communities which surround us, such as Caring Families and The Disciple Making Parent around New England. Through Josiah Venture, Teach Beyond and Hope for Tomorrow Guatemala  we hope to reach the ends of the earth!"

Local Mission (Jerusalem)

Community Kitchens

Not By Bread Alone

TEEG

Community Kitchens of Northern Connecticut, Inc provides healthy and nutritious meals to all who come through our doors.  We are committed to improving the quality of life, restoring the dignity of those we serve and ending food insecurity in our community.

Creation Church is proud to offer meals once a month on Thursdays and looking forward to this growing partnership between Community Kitchens and other local churches in our  community
But Jesus answered, “The scripture says, ‘Human beings cannot live on bread alone, but need every word that God speaks.’”
 Matthew 4:4

This ministry provides frozen home-made meals to those in need. These meals are available at anytime, to anyone, for any reason!
TEEG (Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group) is a small grassroots non-profit social service agency in North Grosvenordale, CT.

At TEEG, we have always believed that the quality of our service rests on two things: compassion for those who seek our service, and accountability to those who fund our programs.

Creation Church is a dedicated partner with TEEG regularly provided food, clothes, coats, toys or whatever the need may be!

Regional Mission (Judea & Samaria)

The Disciple Making Parent

Too many young people are walking away from the Christian faith.
 In today’s hostile culture, you need a strategy for parenting.
 The Disciple-Making Parent will help give you the confidence you need for the journey.
Do you feel equipped to disciple your children? The Disciple-Making Parent will give you a plan.
 We offer a variety of resources to fit your learning style. Whether it’s podcasts, blogs, or courses – we’ve got you covered.

Caring Families Pregnancy Services

"Our Mission at Caring Families is simple. We empower individuals to make informed decisions for life. We serve the women and men of our community by providing spiritual, emotional, educational, and material support to them as they seek help with pregnancy related issues. No one should ever have to walk through a pregnancy decision alone." 

Your Options Medical

For over 30 years, we have provided no-cost, confidential medical services for women facing unplanned or unexpected pregnancies. Our staff takes a holistic approach to your care, which means we address your physical, emotional, relational and spiritual health. What we have learned, is that many of our patients want to know how far along their pregnancy is before they make a decision. Your Options Medical will provide accurate confirmation and dating of your pregnancy through ultrasound.
Locations throughout Massachusetts

Global Mission (to the Ends of the Earth)

Hope for Tomorrow Guatemala

Location: Teculutan in the State of Zacapa in Guatemala

Nutritional & healthcare needs of children and families to a nearby mountain in the villages of El Mirador and El Chico. Pastor Noe is the local Pastor and we are so amazed to see what God is doing through him, his local church and some local churches in New England

Josiah Venture

Location: Czech Republic

Equipping young leaders in Central and Eastern Europe to fulfill Christ's commission through the local church.

We want to see passionate followers of Jesus Christ, with a vision to reach and disciple their generation for Him.

Teach Beyond

We believe that education is an effective catalyst for bringing hope to individuals and positive transformation to communities.

We follow our Lord Jesus Christ by engaging with the needs of this world – physical, relational, and spiritual. Our teachers use their skills and contexts to bring Christ’s light and healing to all – children, adults, leaders, and mission workers alike.

Missionary Spotlight

Silent Auction 

Julia Budd contact info

iPhone users can text me at +420 732 761 390 or android users can still text my old US number (860) 634-3012.
If snail mail is your thing, letters can be sent to:
Julia Budd
Dvořakova 13
73701 Český Těšín
Czech Republic
Check with me before sending packages or anything other than a letter so it won't incur hefty import fees.

Josiah Venture

UKRAINE EMERGENCY UPDATE

Dear friends,
I wanted to share with you an update from our Josiah Venture team in Ukraine as well as specific prayer points and a practical way to help.

The country of Ukraine is close to my heart and the dear people that welcomed me to Lviv are now in incredibly difficult situations. The past 48 hours have been filled with news updates and prayers for the people and ministries I came to know during my time in Ukraine.

Here is an update from one of our Josiah Venture leaders in Ukraine written on February 24:

Since before 2007, Josiah Venture has been involved in a disciple-making movement in Ukraine where we serve and partner with over 100 churches. This nation is no stranger to war, trial, and hard times; its eastern border with Russia has been under attack since 2014. However, around 5am on February 24th, 2022, Ukraine woke up to a full-scale invasion by the Russian Federation in Central and Eastern Ukraine.

While the whole nation is still absorbing this shock, Josiah Venture leadership in Ukraine has been active in seeking the Lord and making several important decisions. Some Ukrainian staff members from western Ukraine are assisting hundreds of Ukrainians who are fleeing from danger. Two Ukrainian staff families live in areas that have recently been attacked and are taking appropriate safety precautions. Some of our second culture staff are currently sheltering outside Ukraine's borders; others are staying in western cities at the moment to support the team and local churches. Join us in praying for the people of Ukraine in this difficult season.

Want to help?
Here are two ways you can help now. Pray for Ukraine with up-to-date prayer requests using our Prayer mobile app or interactive prayer website. You can also give to our Ukraine Crisis Fund which will support our staff and Ukrainians in urgent need.

Join in Prayer
For the leaders and military of Ukraine – wisdom, strength, and the will to fight.
For the European and world leaders – clarity, courage, and strength to respond.
For the church – for protection and empowerment as they are the hands and feet of Jesus to needy people around them.
For our team – safety and the ability to effectively serve in the midst of a very challenging crisis.
Pray for Ukraine
Give to the Ukraine Crisis Fund
Thank you!

Please know that while my ultimate hope and trust do not rest in borders and alliances, I am physically safe in the Czech Republic. Please continue to pray for the country of Ukraine. 💙💛💙

Grace & Peace,
Julia

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Serve the Kingdom on our upcoming mission trip to GUATEMALA

Hope For Tomorrow Guatemala is looking forward to returning to the mission field this summer 2022! 

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