May Mission Outreach Team Meeting Minutes

The Mission Outreach packing team met on Thursday May 11, 2022 at 6:30 pm. They packed 50 snack bags for distribution to the school children on Friday.  The snack inventory was updated. The entire team met after the packing was complete.

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


A thank-you letter was received for our monetary donation to Dylan & Gavin’s Rainbow Fund.

Old Business

The team will hold a food drive for Family Promise on Saturday June 17th from 9am to 3pm at the Giant Food Store in Lehighton.  Ken is working with the church’s insurance company to secure a certificate of liability insurance.  Nancy contacted Family Promise and requested promotional flyers and a wish list. Two hour shifts were established: 

9am – 11am – Nancy

11am – 1pm – Katy & Bev

1pm – 3pm – Cindy

We would like to have one person at each door to the store with a small tote to hold the flyers & wish list, as well as large totes, wash baskets, or boxes to receive the donations.  We still need another volunteer for the first and third shift.

The team will develop a campaign to support the Family Village Farm in India at the August meeting.  The campaign will be held in October.  The team will need to design flyers and envelopes.

The Church Outdoor Service, which will be held September 10th at the Beaver Run Rod & Gun Club, will be planned at the August meeting.

New Business

A picture of the group was taken for the church time capsule, which will be opened in 50 years. We also provided a list of the organizations we support.  We added a brown bag used for the school snacks and listed everyone’s name on the bag. A miniature toy stop sign and school bus were put in the bag.

The group planned a Family Fun Night for Friday June 23rd at 7pm at the Koch’s residence.  We will ask Ken to promote the event in the bulletin. We will announce the event at the church services as well as in the Sunday school classes.  The members volunteered to be responsible for the following items:

Nancy – games, brownies, ice

Katy – snacks

Jen – water

Joanne & Cheryl – soda

Cindy – supplies to make smores, lawn darts

Church kitchen – plates, napkins, straws

It was suggested to hold a Movie Nite in Derr Hall as a winter event. Nancy suggested the movie Jesus Revolution.

Distribution of Funds

The team requests the following funds be distributed:

Heifer International - $965(designated) plus $35 (from non designated funds) – Total $1000

OGHS - $555(designated) plus $20 (from non designated funds) – Total $575

Blanket Sunday -$569(designated) plus $31 (from non designated funds) – Total $600

Bethany Home - $500

Family Promise - $500

Life - $250

The next meeting will be held on Thursday June 8th that 6:30 pm. There will no snack bags to pack until September.

There will be NO Mission Outreach meeting in July.

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