December Mission Outreach Team Meeting

The Mission Outreach Team met on Thursday Dec. 13, 2018. The team packed 48 snack bags for distribution to the school bus children on Friday Dec. 14, 2018.

Old Business

A summary of the MOC activities since the last meeting were discussed.

The Heifer International fund-raising campaign was a great success! We collected $1084.55 , enough to purchase a mating pair of cattle, two gifts of honeybees, and a flock of chicks!! The Mission Outreach team is requesting that the financial secretary distribute the funds to Heifer International.

December team member activities:

  • Assisted with the preparation of the goodie bags for the Dylan & Gavin Snowflake Run.
  • Assisted with serving the refreshments for the Compassionate Friends Remembrance Service.
  • Delivered Poinsettia plants to the Zion shut-ins.

The Bethany Home White Gift contributions have been coming in, and will continue to be accepted until December 16th.

The snack bag inventory list was updated, based on the items used for the December distribution. Chocolate milk (1/2 pints) will be distributed in January & February instead of Hugs. Nancy will purchase and deliver the chocolate milk, then submit a receipt to Ken for reimbursement. Cindy will provide heart lollipops for the February distribution. Volunteers are needed to donate fresh fruit for the January and February snack distribution. The snack bags for the January 18th distribution will be packed on Thursday January 17th at 6:30pm. The snack bags for the February 14th distribution will be packed on Wednesday February 13th at 6:30pm.

New Business

Toiletry Collection

Beginning in January, and continuing throughout the year, a container will be in the Narthex for the donation of toiletry items. These items will be used to make care packages for the needy in the area who often come to the church office for assistance. Suggest items include but are not limited to soap, tooth brushes, toothpaste, Polydent, body wash, deodorant, shampoo, disposable razors, combs, brushes, washcloths, hand towels, tissues, etc. The extra items will be donated on a monthly basis to the Saint Peter’s Community Center which also helps families in need. Bev will obtain the container and sign.

Blanket Sunday

The Blanket Sunday campaign will begin either in late January or early February, contiguous on the receipt of the campaign literature. It was suggested to have the children promote the campaign with a skit as they did in the past. The team will investigate combining the skit with the Sunday children’s message.

Upcoming events

February – Family Promise. We are waiting for information from the center. We will either support the Hoops for Hope program or

                     another need of the organization.

March – One Great Hour of Sharing and Bowl for Kid’s Sake

April – Deliver daffodils to the Zion shut-ins for Easter

There will be no Mission Outreach meeting in January. The Mission Outreach team will meet on Wednesday February 13th at 7pm. These meetings are open to everyone at Zion. Please feel free to drop in to offer you ideas, help or support!