September Mission Outreach Team Meeting

The Mission Outreach Team met on Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. The team packed the snack bags for distribution to the school bus children on Friday Sept. 21, 2018.

Old Business

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

The outdoor church service & picnic held on Sunday Sept. 16th at Beaver Run Rod & Gun Club was successful. A big THANKS to Nancy for spearheading this event. The feedback from the congregation was positive and requests were made to hold the event again next year. One suggestion was to have a game time after the meal, such as horseshoes, cards, or board games.

The team’s first attempt at packing the snack bags went smoothly. The MOC team will pack the snack bags again in October. Nancy will organize a distribution team for October. Cindy will provide a Halloween treat for the snack bags.

Crop Walk

This event, which raises money to end world hunger, will be held on Sunday October 14th at the Lehigh Canal Park in Weissport. Registration is at 1 pm, and the walk begins at 2pm. The articles have been written for the bulletin and the Visitor. Cindy & Nancy will make promotional announcements in church on the Sundays leading up to the event. Nancy will be in charge of distributing the contribution envelopes, and the sponsor & sign-up sheets.

New Business

Movie Night – Veteran’s Day

A movie night will be held on Sunday November 11, 2018 in Smith auditorium in honor of our Veterans. The feature movie is Kelly’s Heroes and the show will begin at 6pm. The admission fee will be a toiletry item which will be used to make care packages for the needy in the area. A suggestion list of toiletry items will be posted in the bulletin and The Visitor.

Heifer International campaign –Sunday Nov. 18th

Cindy will procure brochures & any necessary additional information as well as set up an account for the Heifer International campaign. Nancy will try to locate the collection containers used in previous years. We will not have the alpacas at the church that Sunday.

MOC Budget for 2019

This year’s goals/budget was reviewed. It was decided to eliminate the Discretionary fund and replace it with the Dylan and Gavin Rainbow fund. Heifer International will be added to the Special Appeals category.   Support for the Habitat for Humanity campaign will be put on hold until the following year.

Items tabled – December activities

  1. Bethany Home white gift program
  2. Compassionate Friends Remembrance Service & Snowflake Run

The Mission Outreach team will meet on Thursday October 18th at 7pm to pack the October snack bags. A meeting will be held afterward to work out the details of the November activities. These meetings are open to everyone at Zion. Feel free to drop in to offer you ideas, help or support!