We are passionate about showing you who Jesus is. Whether it is in our own neighborhood or across the globe, we can tangibly express God’s love for humanity through our mission work and support both in our neighborhood or around the earth. Join us as we extend our mission beyond our walls and share the love of Jesus in our local and global community.
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Released Time Bible Program
Released Time is a Christian ministry to children in the ELCO Intermediate School, sponsored by OnFire Youth Ministry, spreading the love of Christ to children in our area. The Released Time Bible Program is a Pennsylvania state approved program which allows public school students to be dismissed from school for one hour a week of nondenominational religious instruction. Students must have parental permission to participate. Over the years, many Zion members have been volunteering their time. This school year there are 4 members involved. The program is always in need of more volunteers both as a group leader for the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade children and as a babysitter for the younger children of the volunteers! Contact Sandy Sandoe for more information or to sit in with her and her group for a day to see what Released Time is all about.
United Methodist Women Prison Ministry
Volunteers with Zion's United Methodist Women have an on-going local prison ministry for incarcerated women at the Lebanon County Prison
5 Stones Fight Club
5 Stones Fight Club began in 2008 in the basement of Shane Manney's home in Myerstown as a way to use mixed martial arts to attract 18-35 year old males and, in the process, help them discover that they can become, "mentally tough, physically fit, and spiritually sound." The club's ministry director, chief instructor and head coach is Sean Knauff, who has over 18 years of training in karate. Working together, Sean and Shane run this non-profit sports ministry, which is committed to building relationships and sharing the gospel. Working with the Free Burma Ranger organization , Sean and Shane are helping to train a select group of volunteers that will travel with the Ranger group to help what is known as "internally displaced people" in Burma (Myanmar), Iraq, or Syria. These are people who have lost their homes and livelihoods. They are in desperate need of medical care and supplies, training in survival tactics. Volunteers will also be assist in the spiritual needs of these impoverished people. As Shane states, "We try to live our faith out loud." For more information about 5 Stones Fight Club contact Sean Knauff.
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