Missions




"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."   1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV



Team Judea - Outreach Mission Services In Our Community and Beyond

Mission: We are the hands and feet of Jesus commissioned to help a hurting world.



Team Judea supports local agencies like Red Lion Area Community Services, Haven Home for Girls, House of Hope, and Servants/ Faith Beyond the Pews. Last year, Judea went on a working missions trip to Kentucky and hopes to do further trips. Judea also visits Victorian Villa Retirement Home several times a year for a worship service, and helps support Red Bird Missions by collecting soup labels. Read below for information regarding Team Judea's recent and current efforts. 




Current News:



REACHING OUT MINISTRY/COMMUNITY DINNER
Zion, in coordination with Bethany UMC and St Paul’s UMC, provides a free hot evening meal and fellowship for those in the area who would benefit from it. VOLUNTEERS FROM ZION ARE NEEDED to both serve in the kitchen and to provide fellowship to those eating dinner. The next meal is scheduled for Monday, December 11th from 5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s UMC. 



Help  Zion support Servants

 It is not necessary to be skilled in construction...all you need is a willing spirit and a servant’s heart. The next work day is Sat. Dec 9th. If you can help, please contact Tonya at 717-887-4476. 

CHRISTMAS BAGS OF BLESSINGS
We will be collecting donations to be included in the Bags of Blessings that Community Reach will distribute for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 Items needed are: Frozen turkey/ham/ chicken • Stuffing • Gravy & broth • Beets/cranberries • Cranberry sauce • Cornbread mix • Other bread mixes • Brownie Mix • Cake Mix • Cookie Mix • Other dessert mixes • Pie filling • Pie Crust • Coffee/tea/cocoa • Apple cider • Gelatin/pudding • Applesauce • Canned pineapple/ mandarin oranges • Canned sweet potatoes/yams • Boxed/canned potatoes (all types) • Canned corn & green beans • Canned sauerkraut • Other canned fruits and vegetable . 

Items can be left in the collection baskets around Zion. Please be sure to check the item’s expiration date—Community Reach cannot accept expired or opened goods. 




Christmas Bags for Community Reach
This year, Community Reach has over 300 children who will each recieve a gift bag filled with treats. We are collecting gift items for them to place in the bags. 

Gifts can be for toddlers through teenagers. Some ideas are:

Fun Design/Holiday Socks • Hair Accessories or Sweat Bands • Ear Buds (for their electronic devices) • Sunglasses • Small Toys/ “Stocking Stuffer” items • Backseat Games (for the car) • Reading/Learning Items • Small (Rolled) Fleece Blanket • Anything else fun or special you may find!

Please place gifts in collection baskets around Zion, marked for boy or girl, and we will deliver them to Community Reach. Deadline is Nov 26th.




We Support: 



HELP SUPPORT HAVEN HOME FOR GIRLS!


The Haven Home for Girls is a home for teenage mothers and their babies. In addition to housing and meals, they provide child care while the girls are in school. The girls have chores to do, such as meals, cleaning, laundry. They have devotions every night and attend parenting classes.

Over the summer, their need for a new water heater was brought to Zion’s attention, and through our Helping Hands Fund, we were able to help (pictured to the right). Recently, Tonya and Sherri were able to visit Haven Home, see the new water heater in place, and learn much about their organization, and their continuing needs.

They are funded in part by the state. Due to the absence of a state budget, they have had difficulties making ends meets the last few months. Haven Home for Girls is clearly a valuable blessing to these girls, their babies, and our community. The Mission teams would like to encourage Zion members to support them. 

There are many ways one can do so:

1. Financially—donations are needed to keep them operating. Donations may be sent to the address below.
2. Volunteering (requires background checks and training)
3. Mentoring the girls (at this time, none of the girls have family that support them)
4. Donations. Their wish list includes: cleaning supplies, light bulbs, paper products, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, baby swings, baby gates, cribs, pack n plays, file folders,  kitchen goods such as mops, brooms, dishes, crockpots, pots and pans, canisters, pillows, vacuums, stamps and more.  As the girls graduate from living at Haven Home to moving out on their own, they are given many of these items to help with the transition. A full list can be viewed at http://havenhomeforgirls.org/donations/.  Donations may be brought to Zion!


http://havenhomeforgirls.org/ ~ Haven Home for Girls, PO Box 296, Windsor, Pa. 17366 

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Support Missy & Dylan Brobst in Prayer!

Missy and Dylan, working through Servants, are missionaries in Guatemala.  Both are York county natives—Missy even graduated from Red Lion High School! Since their first short term missions trip to Guatemala in February of 2011, they had a burning desire to return there and serve full time. Now, they’ve realized that dream and are stationed in Guatemala serving those in need.

The Red Lion Zion Missions Team would like to request that we support this local couple in prayer!

Suggested prayers:

For God to protect their marriage and helps them better prioritize their lives to continually strengthen their relationship; that He provides guidance as they move forward to provide Ciudad de Refugio the support He has called them to provide; that they get the appropriate rest and repose they need on a regular basis so they don’t burn out, that He brings more workers to the field to help carry the load of the Serving At Risk Families ministry; that He protects them and their home physically and spiritually; that He continues to provide what they need: spiritually, emotionally, and physically as they continue to serve Him in a foreign land.

Please learn more about Missy and Dylan at: http://uniting2serve.servants.org/




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COMPASSION YORK 


Zion members have the privilege of supporting Compassion York in helping to prepare a meal for the poor in partner with Lebanon Lutheran Fellowship Hall in Felton. The next date is October 1st. 


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SERVANTS


Red Lion Zion supports Living Word Community Church with a monthly work day one Saturday a month.  We have been invited to join them in this missions outreach.  This is your opportunity to help people in your community.  It is not necessary to be skilled in construction...all you need is a willing spirit and a servant’s heart. 




The next work day is Sat, October 14th. Please contact Tonya Humphrey at 717-887-4476 if you are able to help.