Zion United Methodist Church
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Stepping out in faith to be Christ to others in the world

Missions

Welcome to the Table of
Mission Opportunities
“A Witness for Christ in the heart of Spotsylvania Courthouse”
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Missions...a way of life for the Zion Congregation.  Our mission initiatives include:

 

Zion Emergency Food Pantry is on-going and active the third Thursday of each month, from 4-6pm. We serve residents of Spotsylvania County a 40 lb.(approx.) box of food. We strive to include fresh produce from our Zion Community Garden Project www.facebook.com/ZionCGP/ most months in season.

 

Coat Closet - Donations of new and gently used outerwear (sweaters, coats, gloves, etc.) are accepted distributed Oct - Mar at food pantry.

 

Zion Quilters meet each Monday to work on quilts benefitting Project Linus, hospital Nicu units and Civil War preservation efforts among other causes. 

 

Micah Ecumenical Ministries www.micahfredericksburg.org/ - 5th Monday breakfasts - preparing and serving breakfast to homeless veterans in downtown Fredericksburg.

 

FredCamp fredcamp.org/ - support of this area housing effort (teens repair homes of those in need) includes providing dinner and lunch to campers during July.

 

Friends of Barnabas www.fobf.org/support is ongoing via a collection on the first Sunday by the children of Zion to benefit this Honduran medical outreach.

 

Kits for Conference - providing support to UMCORwww.umcor.org/  for areas of the world in crisis - health, school, layette and other kits are prepared for distribution.

 

School Dressing Days interfaithcommunitycouncil.org/school-dressing-days/ - donations and volunteers support an area effort provide local children with new clothes and supplies for back-to-school.

 

Thurman Brisben Center - www.brisbencenter.org/ - an annual "shower" builds up supplies for this family shelter. UMW and others raise donations.

 

Christmas for Others - Volunteers provide food, toys, clothes, etc. to help 3 - 4 families in need celebrate Christmas.

 

          For more information or to take part in any of these missions, see Lisa Hockman, At-Large Member  for Missions 


 

In addition to the above missions we support other efforts by saving and bringing in:

 

Pop Tabs - The Ronald McDonald House is thrilled to see so many pop tops coming in - proceeds would cover a stay for a family  whose child is very ill.

 

Eyeglasses - Lions have a box in our fellowship hall 

 

Also, check the table near our mailboxes for information, periodicals, devotionals and greeting cards to benefit the Gideons, who provide Bibles universally. www.gideons.org/

 

If you are interested in in-house missions, inquire about our care meal team or prayer shawl ministries.