Events, Dates and Details
Mission Focus: Global Interfaith Partnership - Raising money for children in Kenya through Food for Tought - The school lunch program started in 2008 after teachers and guardians identified hunger as the primary problem affecting students’ attendance and academic performance. Global Interfaith Partnership provides the maize and beans for the lunch. The students’ guardians and the schools provide supplementary vegetables, cooking supplies, storage and kitchen facilities, and cook staff.
- $25 feeds a child for an entire school year.
Mission Focus: Fletcher Place Canned Food Drive - collect canned goods
11th Ark Encounter: WIlliamsburg, KY - Visit the Life -size Noah's Ark
Follow this link to learn more: ARK ENCOUNTER
Mission Focus: Angel Tree - 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.
December's Child - 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.)
17th - Christmas Party - bring a white elphant gift to exchange (DO NOT PURCHASE A GIFT)
Mission Focus: The environment - Provide bags with gloves and trashbags for interested familes to help keep our community beautiful.
19th - Participate in Creekfest
- The stream cleanup is by registration and is held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. I will register Route 56 as a team. The registration deadline is Aug. 8th, so be sure to sign up so I have a full count for the day.
- You can sign up to participate and chaperone by clicking on this link: Route 56/Creekfest
- ZUMC will provide transportation
- More details to come
Mission Focus: Family Promise - Providing fun pillow cases and books for any child who is part of the program.
9th - Fall Festival (Pirate theme)
- Decorate the float
- Walk in the parade
24th - Kayaking and Pond Exploring - Wear boots or shoes you can get wet as we explore and stomp in a pond. We will spend time on the reservoir kayaking and in natures classroom where they can splash in the water, learn to gently uncover rocks & leaves, then dip their nets for the creepy crawlers that make their home in this watery world.