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.
Members and friends of Zion donate cookies for Zion’s annual “Christmas Cookie Sunday.” Members of this ministry package cookies in tin cans and distributed them to local shelters.