During the school year, this Sunday morning fellowship opportunity takes place during the Sunday School hour at 9:45 a.m. at the Christian Education Building. All are invited to join us for coffee and bagels and an opportunity to catch up with friends from Zion.
Wednesdays Away is a time of spiritual renewal one Wednesday a month from September through June, held at Cross Roads Camp & Retreat Center in Lebanon Township. Our time together includes prayer and conversation, led by a spiritual director and focusing on a different spiritual practice or theme each month. The cost is $50 per gathering and includes lunch.
These monthly retreats are open to all people interested in exploring new faith practices. For more information on Wednesdays Away or to register, please visit the Cross Roads website atwww.crossroadsretreat.com.
The Women of Zion (WOZ) are a vibrant and wonderful part of Parish Life at Zion. WOZ organizes events around four categories -- Spiritual Life, Health, Arts & Crafts, and Fellowship.
Annual events include the Women's Tea & Luncheon, Thanksgiving Dinner, and Christmas Cookie Exchange. Along with craft nights, exercise classes, and women's retreats, there is something for everyone.
Please contact the Parish Office for more information about the Women of Zion.
Zion's lively group of retirees meets on the second Thursday of each month for lunch at a local restaurant. Please contact the Parish Office to find out where we are going this month and to reserve your spot at the table. All are welcome!
For over 30 years, Zion Lutheran Church has supported Family Promise, the only non-profit organization to house and care for homeless families with children in Hunterdon County. For more information about Zion's partnership with Family Promise, please contact the Parish Office.
Faith Kitchen is a ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dover. In the spirit of caring and sharing, Faith Kitchen's mission is to provide nutritious meals for the hungry in our community. On the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month, volunteers from Zion travel to Faith Kitchen to prepare and serve a meal for the Faith Kitchen guests. Please contact the Parish Office to find out more about volunteering.
Zion Lutheran Church works with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) to offer volunteers a one-of-a-kind experience. You'll hand-pack rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags which are then sealed, boxed, placed on pallets, and shipped to FMSC's incredible partners working hard to reach the neediest children around the world. Through volunteering at a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event, you'll get the chance to impact hundreds of kids in just two hours per packing shift. You'll experience what it's like to make a tangible difference. Please contact the Parish Office to find out more.
The mission of The Good News Home for Women is to provide a comprehensive long and short-term residential substance abuse treatment program that offers a professional, faith-based, non-denominational approach, focusing on healing the total woman utilizing Christian 12-steps, addiction counseling, life skills and spiritual counseling to overcome chemical addiction, with integrated treatment as appropriate for clients who have been diagnosed with co-occurring mental disorders. Zion supports The Good News Home through our offerings and our annual 5K, and we often include the residents in our worship services and fellowship opportunities.
Zion's Social Ministry committee works with Family Promiseof Hunterdon County to provide Christmas gifts for the children and families served by this non-profit organization. The names and ages of gift recipients are provided on tags that hang on our Giving Tree each year.
For over 30 years, Zion Lutheran Church has supported Family Promise, the only
organization in Hunterdon County to house and care for homeless families with children. One way we do this is by hosting the Oldwick Townwide Tag Sale, held in April each year.
All proceeds from the sale of donated items go toward a scholarship fund to send the children of Family Promise to summer camp at Cross Roads Camp & Retreat Center in Lebanon Township. For more information about the Tag Sale, please contact the Parish Office.
Each year, we recognize both active-duty and retired military personnel who are members and friends of Zion. Care packages with donations given by Zion members are prepared by the Social Ministry committee and sent to those who are currently serving. On the second Sunday in November, in honor of Veterans Day, we give special recognition to all those who have previously served.