November Mission Outreach Team Meeting

The Mission Outreach Team met on Sunday November 22, 2020 at 11am in the nursery.  

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

Correspondence

Thank-you letters were received from the following organizations for the monetary donations made possible through the congregation’s support of Mission Outreach:

Phoebe Ministries - $250

Family Promise - $1000

Bethany Children’s Home - $250

Turn to Us - $250

Healthy Smiles Happy Kids Dental Van Project - $500

CWS Blanket program - $836.04

 A note was received from Sandi Meyer thanking the Zion church family and the Sunday school children for the beautiful daffodils and the card made by the kids. She said it made her feel good and brightened her day!

A note was also received from Carolyn Heft on behalf of the Amigos de Guatemala mission group thanking us for our support and donation of $500.

A request for support was received from the Gathering Place Mission. Nancy will investigate the validity of the group.

Old Business

The team briefly discussed the outdoor service and chili cook-off.  Everyone felt the events were a success and that we should hold these events again next year, but not at the same time.   

New Business

Bethany Children’s Home

It was decided to collect Christmas gifts for the children at Bethany. The congregation will be asked to have the gifts at the church no later than Sunday December 13th. Ken will be asked to post the gift list in the church newsletter and bulletins. Denise Prowell has volunteered to deliver the gifts to Bethany.

Poinsettias

Joann Blew will be purchasing poinsettia plants for Zion’s shut-ins. The plants will be delivered to her home on Thursday December 10th.  The Mission Outreach members divided the list of names among themselves for delivery. Members are to call the shut-in home to inform them when they will be arriving with the poinsettia, so the plant can be left on the porch to minimize contact.

Heifer International

It was decided to move the Heifer International campaign to January because of all the requests being made of the congregation in December.  

Distribution of Funds

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

One Great Hour of Sharing - $335

Neighbors in Need - $522

Crop Walk - $220

Bethany Children’s Home - $500

LIFE - $250

Phoebe Ministries - $250

The committee also requests that the $60 carried over from last year’s for Trees for Troops campaign be added to the 2020 donation.

Upcoming Events

Heifer International campaign - January

Blanket Sunday - February

The date of the next Mission Outreach team meeting has not been determined.