May Mission Outreach Team Meeting

The Mission Outreach Team met on Thursday May 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm.  

Members present: Joanne Blew, Linda Clay, Katy Grenfell, Nancy Koch, Cheryl Kunkle, Cindy Mengel-Smith, and Beverly Moser.

The team packed 55 snack bags for the school snack bag program. The remaining inventory was updated. The team moved to the class room for the meeting.


Thank-you letters for Zion’s donations were received from the following organizations:

CWS – Blanket program

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

St. Peter’s Community Resource Center.

Old Business

Since this is the last time the team will pack school snack bags until September, the items which will expired before then will be given to the food pantry.  Cindy will contact Sharon Berger regarding which items will be available for the pantry.

Nancy spoke to Sharon Berger about the decrease in food donations for the pantry. Sharon said that monetary donations received for the food pantry are marked for that purpose on the envelopes. Currently funds are not needed.  Sharon also felt that the congregation should have the option to donate food items and that the team should continue this effort.  The team decided to begin this program again in September and place a second tote at the Derr hall entrance.

The idea of having a movie night before September was again discussed since we have so many activities planned in the fall. It was decided to hold a Family Fun Night instead. The event will be held on Friday June 24th at 7pm in the backyard of the Koch’s.  The team members will provide various games and snacks including smores for the firepit!  It was decided that there will be no rain date. Also, an adult must be present with each family attending. A donation can will be in place, and the funds collected will be designated for food items for the school snack program.  Some of the game suggestions included volley ball, badminton, bean bags, dodge ball, horse shoes, and wiffle ball.  Tables will be set up for board games. Snack suggestions included popcorn, chips, pretzels, soft drinks and smores.  Further details will be decided at the June meeting.

New Business

There was no new business to discuss.

Distribution of Funds

The committee requests that the financial secretary distribute funds to the following organizations:

Bethany Home - $500

Family Promise - $250

Peaceful Knights - $250

Turn to Us - $250

OGHS - $405

Ukraine Relief Fund - $2300*

*Please take $10 from the MOC Undesignated Memorials and add it to the $2290 collected to make a total contribution of $2300.

The Mission Outreach team will meet again on Thursday June 9th at 6:30 pm.

These meetings are open to everyone at Zion. Please feel free to stop in to offer your ideas, help or support!