"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 Community Reach, Compassion York, House of Hope, and Servants/ Faith Beyond the Pews. Judea also visits Victorian Villa Retirement Home several times a year for a worship service. Read below for information regarding Team Judea's recent and current efforts.
COMMUNITY REACH—we are collecting items for their Easter Bags of Blessings. Needed are non-perishable food items that would be good for a Easter dinner: bread mixes, dessert mixes, Jello & pudding mixes, boxed potatoes (any flavor), fruit (especially pineapple and applesauce), canned vegetables. Donations can be placed in the collection baskets around the church.
REACHING OUT COMMUNITY MEAL—returning in March! Zion, in coordination with Bethany UMC and St Paul’s UMC, provides a free hot to-go meal for those in the area who would benefit from it. VOLUNTEERS FROM ZION ARE NEEDED to both work in the kitchen and distribute. The next meal is scheduled for Monday, March 13th from 5:00 p.m.— 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s UMC.
SERVANTS — Servants’ mission is to empower churches and individuals to share God’s love through acts of service. They have served under-resourced individuals and families in their local communities, across the USA, and in seven countries around the world including Guatemala, India and Haiti for more than 20 years.
* 2023 Workcamp Dates: Faith Beyond the Pews will take place the week beginning Jun 04, 5:00 p.m. – Jun 09, 5:00 p.m. Applications are due by May 13th and can be filled out online at https://www.servants.org/events-1/faith-beyond-the-pews-2023. If you need help filling out a application, please call Joan in the church office.
CONNECTION UBANTU - Ubantu means humanity to others in African. Want to give people in Africa a great opportunity and also keep our landfills happy? Connection Ubuntu (www.ConnectionUbuntu.org) is a local non-profit located in Dallastown. They’ll take your old laptop/desktop/ smartphone/keyboard/mouse, etc. as long it is working (and uses Window 7 OS OR Apple 2013 or newer OS) and bless someone in Africa with the opportunity to be digitally connected. They wipe all data, if needed, and add a new Operating System (OS), test the equipment and clean it. Your donation is tax deductible! They can be reached at ConnectionUbuntu@gmail.com or via our website, www.connectionubuntu.org
A ministry based in Guatemala and overseen by Missy and Dylan Brobst from the United States, Unite to Serve is working to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala. By focusing on strengthening the family unit, they work to break the cycle of poverty. They unite caring people with struggling families to fulfill dreams sustainably for God's Kingdom. Learn more about Unite to Serve:
HOUSE OF HOPE
House of Hope is a unique program that focuses on the family as a whole unit and not just the teen. Successes are accomplished through the power of Christ's love, Christian counseling and education. Families are the building block of our society. When relationships become broken, our communities will suffer from unhealthy behaviors. House of Hope steps in to help facilitate the healing process. Learn more at https://houseofhopeyork.org/