“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’    Matthew 25:35

Our Social Ministry reaches out beyond the walls of Zion into the community to families and individuals who may need extra support by:

  • Stocking and working with the Long Valley Community Assistance Program (LVCAP) to reach out to families in need in the local area.
  • Providing Easter and Thanksgiving food baskets to local families through LVCAP
  • Providing rides when needed
  • Christmas Gift collection in support of Market Street Mission, and local families in need.
  • Ongoing congregational special events throughout the year
  • Sponsorship of Operation Chillout – a local charity working with the homeless of Morris County
  • Support for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox outreach mission
  • Providing meals in time of need
  • Providing financial aid to those in need through LVCAP
  • Organizing Habitat for Humanity workdays

MISSION QUILTS FOR LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF:
Our next Zion Quilting Day is being re-scheduled –  a new date will be announced soon!

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Sharing one of our creations with Zion’s very own Ken Winterfeldt

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing Party!

Sunday, November 4th we held our Annual Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing Party! We were able to pack 72 boxes thanks to the generous donations and hard work of many folks in the congregation and some of our building partners. We are tracking our boxes, so as soon as we know where they have…

Thanks for a successful November Food Drive!

Thank you to all who contributed food items or Shop Rite gift cards for our November food drive. Zion contributed 35 bags of groceries to our Long Valley Community Assistance Program (LVCAP) food pantry and our Long Valley Christian Nursery School contributed 38 bags of groceries. In addition, social ministry funds were used to purchase…

GIVING TREE PRESENTS DUE NEXT SUNDAY

This year Zion is helping to make Christmas merrier for families at the Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter and at our own LVCAP. Christmas wish stars are posted in the Narthex. If you wish to buy a gift for someone in need, take a star, write your name and contact information on the corresponding star, purchase…

Giving Tree

This year Zion is helping to make Christmas merrier for families at the Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter and at our own LVCAP. Christmas wish stars are posted in the Narthex. If you wish to buy a gift for someone in need, take a star, write your name and contact information on the corresponding star, purchase…

November Food Drive

Today is the last day to donate non-perishable food items for our LVCAP food pantry. Our nursery school filled a car with 38 bags of groceries and toiletries. Another 31 bags of groceries have been delivered to LVCAP from Zion. Keep it up and way to go!!! For questions please contact Judy Bumpus.

Shoe Box Wrap –up

Thanks so much to all of those who joined us last Sunday to wrap and pack shoe boxes, and to all those who donated items for our boxes and $ to ship them! We do have a bunch of “semi-filled” boxes that could be completed, so if you missed the packing party and you would…

Giving Tree Coming Soon

This year Zion has “adopted” for Christmas giving families who have had to use the New Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter. The family wish lists will be coming soon and will be posted on the giving tree in the narthex. As in year’s past, we ask that you take one of the post-it note stars from…

November Food Drive

his month as we grocery shop and prepare for Thanksgiving, help Zion to help those in our community who are less fortunate. Please add some items to you grocery cart for LVCAP. Zion church members and our LVCNS families will both be collecting for LVCAP in November. Let’s see how fully we can stock the…

Craft Show!

Zion’s Annual Craft Show will take place on Saturday, November 10th.  This year’s proceeds will benefit the family of Beth Diffenbach, who is suffering from terminal brain Cancer.  Beth and her husband have three small boys, two of whom have special needs.  For more information, please visit the following link to Beth’s GoFundMe page.  https://www.gofundme.com/help-beth-amp-family-battle-cancer….