“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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LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF QUILTING DAY

Ten quilts were pieced together, layered with warm batting, pinned, tied and bound along the edges on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Nine of these quilts were sent off to Lutheran World Relief (LWR). LWR sends our quilts (and the quilts from many other congregations!) to those in need – around the world or here at…

“Plastic- Less” Lent Challenge

This year the Social Ministry Committee invites you to re-evaluate your relationship with, and use of, plastic. At creation, God gave to human beings, created in God’s own image, the responsibility to toil and keep creation. We were to act as stewards to protect and nurture all of God’s creation. But instead of the earth…

Thank You to the Youth From the Zion Eucharistic Team 

A special thank you to the Senior Youth Group for making lovely Valentine Cards which included some candy attached for all our shut-ins. We witnessed many smiles and thanks. Thanks to Emily Rochotte for inspiring this group to help others feel joy!  

LWR QUILTING DAY WRAP UP

On Saturday, February 9th, we quilted 10 quilts to be sent to Lutheran World Relief! LWR sends quilts around the world to places affected by natural disasters, war and poverty. Thank you to Judy Bumpus for coordinating this wonderful project.

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING RESULTS

The Souper Bowl of Caring results are in! The Rams were the favored team at 122 donations, Patriots had 44 donated items. 55 donations were “undecided”. That’s 221 total items donated!! Monetary donations totaled $137.51. We also received 2 Shop Rite cards. All the food and monies collected will be taken to the food pantry-…

Dear Zion, The Clients and staff of JBWS, Safety and Solutions for Abuse, would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to you for participating in the 2018 Adopt-a-Family Program. Through your generosity, we were able  to assist 81 families and approximately 180 children in need during the holiday season. We were also able to…

Dear Zion Lutheran Church, Thank you for your gift of $500 to ELCA World Hunger. In this season of Epiphany, your gift shines with the light and blessing of Christ, accompanying people and communities here and in the 60 countries around the world. Blessed are you for sharing your blessings with others. With the light…

Food Pantry

FOOD PANTRY SUPPORT APPRECIATED A congregational member doing their food shopping recently made a donation to the local food pantry at the check-out line. The customer behind her was moved to say thank you. “I appreciate so much what you do,” the customer said. “My daughter has to use the food pantry and without donations…

Comfort My People Bereavement Group

Our grief support group, “Comfort My People” meets on the fourth Thursday each month. The Group will meet again on February 28 at 10:00 AM. We invite those who have suffered loss of any kind to join us in the Adult Forum Room of Faith Hall. We share our stories and look to insights from…

LWR QUILTING DAY NEXT SATURDAY

On Saturday, February 9th, we will have a quilting day in Faith Hall from 9 AM to 5PM. Come for the day or for an hour or two – all hands wanted! When completed, these quilts are sent to Lutheran World Relief. LWR sends quilts around the world to places affected by natural disasters, war…