What's in that BIG BOX in the foyer???
Nothing, and it needs to be filled with clothing for the AC Rescue Mission. Thank you!
ANNUAL MISSIONS PROGRAMS
United Methodist Homes of New Jersey Fellowship Fund - The Fellowship Fund is a financial safety net for residents who are no longer able to cover either part of or the full cost of their care and/or services. This fund ensures that no resident will be asked to leave due to the inability to pay.
Pinelands Center at Mount Misery. - Our camping ministry provides opportunities for people to grow in faith, in relationships and in character as they experience the presence of God in God's creation.
Delanco Camp - The camps primary focus is preaching the word of God and leading young and old into a deeper walk with Christ through the promotion of scriptural Holiness. The funds given to Delanco go directly to help with the cost of repairs and maintenance. www.delanco.org
Habitat for Humanity, Atlantic County, is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses are then sold to those in need at no profit, and with no interest charged to the buyer.
Jack & Karen Helmer partner with Military Ministries, a division of Campus Crusade. Currently they are working with soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. The intense Core of Cadet program offers a great opportunity to reach out through bible study, fellowship and personal mentorship to help develop strong Christian leaders within the graduating officers.
Joy Phillips is working with World Gospel Mission and is living and serving in South Sudan. Joy has been working with the Mango Ministries mission project since 2009.
Billy & Joann Coppedge are excited about the privilege to be working with World Gospel Mission & Africa Gospel Church to train pastors in and beyond the boarders of Northwest Uganda. http://www.coppedgeafrica.blogspot.com/
Famine Relief Effort
International efforts to provide relief for people in East Africa are being overwhelmed. Drought and way have combined to threaten the lives of nearly 12 million people. If you would like to help with the relief efforts you may do so by writing a check to Zion UMC and include on the memo line "Africa Relief, UMCOR Advance #982450" You may also contribute cash in an envelope with the same Advance number written on it.
Our Outreach programs are in addition to our mission programs.
Community Food Bank
Please continue your generous donations to the Food Bank. Place your donations in the container in the hall vestibule.
The Ministry of Carol's Crosses began in 1996. Thousands of handmade wooden crosses are sent all over the world including every state in the United States, Mexico and as far away as China. They have been sent to give comfort to those in Columbine, Sandy Hook, New York (9/11), and New Orleans. Between five hundred and six hundred are given each year to those who visit our Living Nativity.
Thanks to the commitment and hard work of Carol Keates, Dave Clayton, Steve Mercer, Pearl Andrews and Paul D'Acunto, thousands are sent each year providing a reminder of what Christ has done for us. And thanks to your support we are able to send them free of charge. It is truly a labor of love, growing and reaching the world of Christ.
The idea of Brotherly Love can be found right here at home. If you know of someone in need of assistance and you believe the Philadelphia Fund can be of assistance, please contact the church office.
Care Bear Ministry
Stuffed bears (and other animals) can be found throughout Zion Church, sharing in the worship service with the congregation. These bears are then shared with family and friends who are unable to attend worship services due to extended hospital stays, etc.... Feel free to take one of these bears to share with a loved one.
Mentor's needed: Covenant House in Atlantic City has a new program called YouthBuild which offers educational and vocational training to 16-21 year olds who have not completed high school. They are looking for committed men and women who want to invest in the lives of at-risk youth, having the opportunity to make a positive difference in their lives for many years to come. If interested, please see Pastor Dave.