Feed a Neighbor
Zion UCC, Lehighton
Volunteers & Baked Goods Needed!
The Confirmation Class will be collecting items
to assemble Hygiene Kits to send to areas
devastated by the hurricanes. Donations of the following new items are
can be placed in the bin in the Narthex.
1 Bar of Soap (original packaging)
1 Toothbrush (original packaging)
10 Standard Band Aids
1 Hand Towel – 15”x28”
up to 16”x32” (no larger) – no fingertip, bath, dish, or microfiber
1 Wide Tooth Comb
1 Fingernail/Toenail Clipper
MISSION MINDERS-SUMMER, 2018
Our summer mission project for 2018 will be the St.
Peter’s Community Resource Center
in Weissport. St. Peter’s Center offers
social and life-enhancing programs to needy individuals in the Carbon County
area. These include assisting with
referral services, providing space for other nonprofit organizations to
operate, such as Al Anon, and the Penn State Extension Service, and
distributing basic toiletry items to qualifying Lehighton residents on the 4
Saturday of each month. In addition to
monetary donations to this project, there will be a box on the mission table in
the narthex to collect toiletry items such as toilet paper, soap,
toothbrushes/toothpastes, and tissues.
Please be generous in helping us to support this very worthy local
mission that will run through September 30. Mark
your mission envelopes with “ST. PETER’S” to designate your donation.
Also in July, our yearly
donations to Child Sponsorship are due.
For many years, Ben Salem has supported 2 children from 3
world countries through this vital mission.
If you are interested in donating, please mark your mission envelope Child
Please also note
upcoming opportunities to volunteer:
Bank is in need of volunteers to help with distributing food to needy
families in our congregation and local area. It distributes 6-8 times per
year on a Saturday morning, and takes only a ½ hour of your time to help on
that day. If you are able and available earlier, we could use volunteers
to shop for groceries and/or sort the items given to each family. Donations
of food items can be put in the Food Bank box next to the credenza in the
narthex. A ”tear off” list gives suggestions for what items are
needed for our distributions. Contact LaVaun Shanton to help.
Salem will host Family Promise during the week of September 9-16. Volunteers are always needed to donate and
serve meals, stay for fellowship, or sleepover with the families. Contact
Karen Hayman to volunteer your time.
a Neighbor meal at Zions UCC in Lehighton has been rescheduled and will be
sponsored by Ben Salem on Thursday,
July 26 at 5:00. Help is always needed to serve the
meal. In November, we served over 100 people who appreciated and thanked
us for being there for them. Contact Bernice Steigerwalt to participate. As always, we thank you for your constant
support of our mission efforts.
Support Our Heroes! – A
collection is being taken to help our people serving in the military. Items being collected are listed on the box
located in the narthex!
Prayer Chain: The Prayer Chain is a way for anyone to request prayer for a specific need….
[or thanksgiving or joy]. To have our Prayer Chain pray for you: Contact Betty Nothstein at 570-386-5644. Please call Betty if you would like to be called with others’ prayer requests as part of the Prayer Chain.
Called to Care: Trained volunteers from our church are available to assist the Pastor in visiting shut-in or hospitalized church members who are no longer able to attend regular worship services or participate in church functions. If you would like a “Called to Care” volunteer to visit you, please contact the Pastor at the Church Office (570) 386-3870. We are looking for more volunteers for this Committee! If you are interested in sharing God’s love with shut-in members of our congregation, please contact Pastor McGowan.
The next Called to Care meeting will be held on April 12 at 10 AM.
Prayer Shawl Ministry:The Prayer Shawl Committee is in need of helpers to make prayer shawls. If you can knit or crochet and would like to help, please contact coordinators Betty Nothstein at 570-386-5644 or Barbara Snowberger at 570-386-2112 for more information. If a prayer shawl is needed, please contact Betty or Barbara.
A smaller red clothing
bin has replaced the two bins we previously had by the
old Social Hall.
Please feel free to donate clothing or shoes that you no longer need