We at Sycamore Creek believe faith is evident in our actions — which is why we take seriously our commitment to give our time, talents, and treasures with the church, the communities in which we worship, and the world.


Volunteers give out free gas around Easter.
Volunteers give out free gas around Easter.

Faith inspires service, and Sycamore Creek takes that seriously. We aim to be in our community giving our time, talents, and treasure, so we might deepen our relationship with others who live, work, worship, and play around our venues.

You’ll find Sycamore Creek giving out quarters at laundromats right before Easter or pumping gas on a frigid winter night. We’ve been known to go caroling at local nursing homes and a couple times a year we’ll collect thousands of items for a local personal needs bank. We’ve painted hallways and a gym inside a neighborhood school and kids’ faces during the National Night Out. We’ve hauled away recyclables at Recycle-Rama and weeds from an elementary school’s garden. In short, this volunteering stuff is part of our DNA.

Each of our small groups choose a mission each semester, giving individuals and the church the chance to support other programs. Our age-based ministries also support missions throughout the year.


Our global mission efforts mainly focus on a relationship we’ve had with a doctor in Nicaragua. For more than 15 years, we’ve supported a feeding program and a clinic run by Dr. Mir, who shows Jesus’ love to people in her community through meeting their physical needs.

Dr Mir feeds children from her neighborhood each day. Her relationships have inspired families to come worship with her -- often for the first time.
Nicaraguan families receive care from Dr Mir.

Twice a year a team of doctors, nurses, and Sycamore Creek volunteers fly from Michigan to Nicaragua to support Dr. Mir’s clinics and witness the fruits of Dr. Mir’s efforts. The relationship allows us to partner with God in far away places.

In addition, we’ve also supported the Imagine No Malaria campaign, given through Heifer International, and more.


Email Mark for details on how you can get involved in local missions: markaupperlee@sycamorecreekchurch.org.

To learn more about Nicaraguan trips and to inquire about scholarships we may have available for volunteers, email office@sycamorecreekchurch.org.