October Mission Outreach Team Meeting

The Mission Outreach Team met on Thursday October 10, 2019.

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

The team packed 50 bus stop snack bags for the October distribution. Beverly, Elaine, and Romaine will take responsibility for the early distribution. Nancy will take responsibility for the late distribution.

Dennis Blocker presented Zion’s new financial policy for Mission Outreach. Instead of receiving $200/ month from the trust fund, the committee will be receiving funds directly from Ameritrade investments, beginning in January 2020. This amount will vary monthly, but should be more than $200/month. The MOC financial report was reviewed. The team decided to disperse $500 to each of the following organizations: Healthy Smiles, LIFE, and the Dylan & Gavin Rainbow Fund. The team also asked that the $287.04 joyful noise collection be disbursed to the UCC disaster relief fund for the victims of hurricane Dorian.

The committee goals for 2020 were discussed and the new goals are attached.

Old Business


The outdoor church service held Sunday September 8th at the Beaver Rod and Gun Club was well attended and well organized. A suggestion for next year was to reduce the amount of soda purchased by half, based on the number of unopened bottles remaining.

Upcoming events

Neighbors in Need Offering – Sunday Oct. 6th. Bev presented the Mission moment for this cause. To date, $293 was collected. The committee decided to wait until November to distribute the funds in case additional donations are received.

Crop Walk – October 13th. Katy will present the Mission moment regarding this program. To date, 3-4 people will be walking.

Mission Moments

Nov. 3rd – Cindy will talk about the Heifer International program

Nov. 17th – Lora Krum has confirmed that she will speak about the Dylan and Gavin Rainbow Weekend

Dec. 15th – Krista Brown Ly confirmed that she will speak about Family Promise

Dec. 1st – need to contact/secure someone from Bethany Home to speak – Cindy will call

The Dylan & Gavin Rainbow remembrance service will be held at 6:30pm on Dec 8th. Nancy and Cindy will be at the church at 5:30pm to help set up. Katy and Linda will be at the church at 6:45pm to help serve the refreshments.

White Gift Sunday for Bethany Home was set for December 15th.

The committee decided to postpone the movie night to next year.

The Mission Outreach team will meet on Thursday Nov. 7th at 6:30 pm to pack the school snack bags. A meeting will be held at approximately 7 pm, after the bags are packed and inventory updated.

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