The Call to Love Fundraiser
Thursday, September 8th at Zionsville Fellowship Church. The Call to Love is a fundraiser to to benefit Love INC. This event will feature the Purdettes. Drinks and desserts will be provided at 7:00pm with the program starting at 7:30pm. Auction items will be available to bid on. Tickets are priced at $30 or $27.50 if purchased through Zionsville UMC Missions. For more information about this event please visit loveincbc.org or contact Karen Frye or Geri Rogers.
Habitat for Humanity
ZUMC has a lengthy history of providing work teams to serve with Habitat for humanity. Contact Don Porter (317-769-3594) for current building opportunities.
Interfaith Hospitality Network
The mission statement of Indianapolis Interfaith Hospitality Network(IHN) is to reduce homelessness in the Indianapolis community by assisting our guests in gaining skills to sustain their own housing. As a church, ZUMC gives up to 14 people housing and food for 7 days. The guests stay at the Day center on the campus of St. Rita’s from about 7:30 am until 4:30 pm. While there, they are looking for housing, learning about budgeting, and looking for jobs. We bring guests to the church in the interfaith van at about 5:30 pm. Guests eat dinner, pack lunches, do homework, play, and then spend the night.
How you could help:
We need volunteers to provide meals, transportation, host play/craft time, and then spend the night. It takes about 60 volunteers to cover one week of hosting IHN guests.
ZUMC’s Remaining 2016 Hosting Dates:
Oct 25 – Nov 1
For more information, please contact: Jo Flinn (317-873-2431) or Kay Pentz (317-459-6214)
For more information about Interfaith Hospitality Network CLICK HERE to see for yourself the great need in our community.
Ten Point Coalition
Make a difference on "The Road to Hope" with Ten Point Coalition. The goal of TPC is to reduce violence and homicide through direct engagement, the promotion of education, and the fostering of employment opportunities. The TPC website has even more information about who they are and what they do.
Robert’s Park is a United Methodist Church in the heart of downtown Indianapolis that serves meals to the homeless. ZUMC partners with them 4-6 times a year, preparing sack lunches and serving a hot meal to 200+ homeless men, women and children. Preparing brown bag meals at ZUMC from 9:00 - 10:00 am and/or serving a warm meal (this includes some set up & cleanup) at Roberts Park UMC from 11 am - 2 pm.
Our Soup's On contacts Stacy Holdsworth
Opportunities to Serve:
2017 Dates: March 12, May 7, October 8, and December 10
Watch for sign up sheets at the mission table or contact Stacy Holdsworth (317-755-7422)
The mission of Fletcher Place is: Breaking the cycle of poverty through the compassion of Jesus Christ
Fletcher Place is a faith based mission, with roots in the United Methodist Tradition, serving the southeast side of Indianapolis. Their goal is to build relationships in the community they serve, to build people up, to provide opportunities to build skills and achieve dreams. They provide over 65,000 meals a year through their hot meal program and groceries provided to families.
God's Breakfast is prepared and served by ZUMC volunteers the first Friday and preceding Thursday of each month at Fletcher Place Community Center. This mission is funded solely by your donations. The group feeds 100 or more individuals and families as a practical expression of Christian love. This team is always looking for fresh faces to help serve those in need of a warm meal.
See signup sheets on the mission table or contact Don Frye (317-490-9516).
Collections for Christmas Food and Gift Drive from October 30 to November 20. Please watch The Messenger and church bulletin for additional details.
Since 1982, Angel Tree has partnered with churches like ZUMC and other volunteers around the country to minister to the children of prisoners and their families. It may seem like a small act of charity to give a prisoner’s child a gift at Christmas, but it is not! Such seemingly small acts of kindness are often a powerful channel of God’s love. This team is always looking for helpers in delivery of the gifts. Angel Tree is a ministry of Prison Fellowship.
Angel tree time is in November. Stay tuned form more information as it gets closer! Please consider helping to deliver a gift. For more information about Angel Tree please contact Bob and Cindy Dralle (317-872-5546).
Fill the Bus
Fill the Bus is ZUMC’s annual backpack and uniform drive. Brightwood and Crooked Creek Community Centers of Indianapolis gladly receive all ZUMC donations. Be a part of allowing a student to have a head start to learning with the much needed supplies!
How You Can Help:
Purchase any of the items listed above and place in bins located at the mission tables at either the east or west entrance of the church. Collection dates usually occur in July and August. For more information about Fill the Bus, please contact Ginger Hart.
Zionsville Food Pantry at Zionsville Presbyterian Church
The Zionsville Food Pantry is open on Fridays from noon to 2:00pm and they need help serving their clients during that time. They also rely on volunteers to help behind the scenes. Do you love to shop? Are you able to give a few hours unloading donations or organize the pantry? Interested in packing groceries? You or maybe your group/team are looking for a one time service project. Maybe you have a willing heart and compassionate spirit. Come join us! A percentage of the donations made to the CROP walk, here in Boone County, are allocated to the Zionsville Food Pantry.
Contact Nancy Thompson
Love INC serves Boone County residents as a clearinghouse, matching the needs of families and individuals with resources available from churches, local agencies, and volunteers. ZUMC partners with Love INC volunteers from area churches ready to assist clients with services like auto repair, child care, clothing, counseling, home repairs, groceries, furnishings, job search assistance, etc. Providing various services for a short period of time helps clients to conserve finances and afford necessities such as rent and utilities.
“The mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ” - Executive Director Mike Kraft
The 2016 Banquet and Fundraiser is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 8.
TO BECOME A TRAINED VOLUNTEER download your talent survey from the Love INC. web site and hand it in at the church office or contact Karen Frye.
Kid's Kloset is one of the ZUMC Gap Ministries partnering with Love INC. Our goal is to offer the children of Boone county clothing needed for all types of weather & situations and their closet.
How You Can Help
Donate clean, gently used or new children's clothing in the bins at the east & west end entrances of the church by the mission tables. Volunteers sort donations, wash clothing if needed, fill orders, and staff the "Kloset" when families occasionally come in to pick out the clothing.
For more information about Kid's Kloset or to volunteer please contact Karen Frye.
United Methodist Children's Home
Youth placed in the Home's care are placed through the Indiana Dept. of Child Services, Indiana Dept. of Education or through the county juvenile court system. Private placements are considered when a concerned parent, clergy member, guidance counselor, or mental health professional contacts the Home on behalf of a child and/ or family. Children come from all over the state with many different backgrounds, but have one thing in common; they need help dealing with their emotional problems. Counseling, education, religious education, group living, and recreation form the residential treatment program. The Indiana United Methodist Children's Home is licensed by the Indiana Dept. of Child Services to serve children ages 6 to 18 and is one of the newer mission areas to which ZUMC has made commitment.
Indiana United Methodist Children's Home
515 Camp St. P.O. Box 747
Lebanon, In. 46052
Contact the Home (765-482-5900)
The December’s Child ministry offers us the opportunity to help those who need some warmth in the winter months by providing coats. ZUMC works in cooperation with Zionsville Community Schools to identify and connect with children who need winter clothing. A small team of caring volunteers quietly provides these coats and jackets to express Christ's love in a tangible way. We will collect gift cards (AMC, Kohl's, Marsh, Target, etc.) starting November 13, 2016 through December 11, 2016. For more information, contact Susan Buckley (317-873-0635).