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 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. 




Current News:

UKRAINE COLLECTION—$540 was collected for the Ukrainian missions effort to be sent to the UM Mission Central.

COMMUNITY REACH—nearly 400 families visit the pantry every month! We are currently collecting personal care items such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, laundry detergent, etc. These items can be placed in the collection baskets around the church. 

REACHING OUT COMMUNITY MEAL—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.  Meals will remain drive-through pick-up only through May. VOLUNTEERS FROM ZION ARE NEEDED to both work in the kitchen and distribute. The next meal is scheduled for Monday, May 9th 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.  

* Saturday Work Day—Help Red Lion Zion support Servants!  It is not necessary to be skilled in  construction...all you need is a willing spirit and a servant’s heart. Help repair homes for local citizens in need. The next work day is Sat. May 14th. For more info, please contact Sherri at 717-873-4176. 

* Faith Beyond the Pews—June 5-10th.  FBTP, through Servants, provides repair and maintenance services for low-income older adult, single parent and disabled homeowners in our area. Other 2022 Workcamp Dates: The York City work camp will take place the week beginning  Sun. June 26, and the Northeast York Work Camp will take place the week beginning Sun. July 24th.

* Servants/FBTPs Collection—we will be sending Servants $750 to help offset expenses for their Work Beyond the Pews Camp. If you would like to contribute toward this, donations may be made to the church’s Helping Hands fund during the months of March—June. Please note “Servants/Helping Hands” on collection envelope. 






We Support: 




Missy & Dylan Brobst 

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. Stay tuned for upcoming dates!


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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. 




Please contact Sherri Santana at 717-873-4176 if you are able to help.