Worship at Bethesda Mission Men’s Shelter on 2nd Sundays at 7:00pm
Pastor Karin and Todd Pejack and volunteers from Zion and St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Camp Hill bring a monthly worship service of Holy Communion to the Men’s Shelter. This outreach ministry resumed in August 2021. Adjustments in conducting the service have been in made and safety protocols are in place for the protection of clients and volunteers. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Pastor Karin or Todd.
Food Bank Ministry
Throughout the year the members of Zion collect food for the Ecumenical Food Pantry. Also, this year the confirmation class had the privilege of volunteering at the Central Pa Food Bank. We are hoping to schedule another time at the food bank before the end 2016.
Zion supports Salem UCC's Clothing Ministry. They service families in the downtown Harrisburg community. There is always a need for sheets, pillows and clothing for youth (birth through sixth grade). You can drop your items off in the clothing bin located in Fellowship Hall.
Outside the Gates Sidewalk Ministry
Many souls walk past the doors of Zion—some may feel indifferent toward Christ, others may feel unwelcomed, others may feel ashamed and beyond redemption, and still others may hold animosity toward the Church. Yet the people of God are called to go forth and spread the Good News that in Jesus there is healing, forgiveness, regeneration and eternal life ( Hebrews 13:12-16). During seasonable weather, volunteers add a welcoming and prayerful presence in the front of the church building on Sunday mornings. Bibles, daily devotionals and cold water are offered to those who are journeying on 4th Street. Some travelers just may want to talk or have prayer offered for them. This ministry is an opportunity to share the faith with those outside of the gates.
Operation Christmas Child "Shoebox" Ministry
Members and friends of Zion collect items for the shoebox ministry by Samaritans Purse
. In 2019, we packed 52 boxes. In 2020, even with the complications of social distancing through the COVID-19 pandemic, we packed a total of 73 shoe boxes! In 2021, we surpassed our goals and packed 88 shoe boxes. God is GOOD! Not only do the boxes contain toys, school supplies, accessories, crafts, but also the good news of Jesus Christ. Lots of joy is spread to the children who receive the boxes.
The boxes are packed with joy in our hearts and prayers for the children as we assemble each one.