Missions ... "we rock!"
Issues of poverty and injustice were the focus of Jesus' earthy mission and ministry ... and they are important to us, too. The members and friends of Zion use our gifts to support Quilting Ministries, the Walworth Food Pantry, the Good Samaritan Closet, Denominational Missions, many seasonal charities, and a missionary family.
Nearly 30% of all funds collected are given away to support these vital ministries. 100% of our profit from the annual commUNITY Dinner and summer rummage sale is given away by our Zions Women's Ministry in support of these, and many other, vital missions.
Zions Women's Ministry: Working in the Mission Field!
The women of Zion have been meeting this year to address and support local, national, and global needs in the name of Jesus! Our Purpose Statement reads: Sharing the spirit of mission with those who are in need by using the gifts and talents God has given us to minister to others as Jesus did.
Prayers, outreach and financial support have been extended to the Wayne County Rural Ministry/Come-Unity Center , American Bible Society, the Walworth Food Pantry, Wycliffe Bible Translators (to support our missionaries: The Satres, who are serving in Cameroon), Church World Service, and Cameron Community Center in Rochester. Income from our annual Turkey Dinner, summer rummage sale, and donations makes this possible!
On-going needs of our local Walworth Food Pantry include: Cereal, Peanut Butter, Grape Jelly, and Tuna Fish. Please consider these specific needs when bringing forward food items the first Sunday of each month at Holy Communion.
Our members have been in touch with staff in the Wayne, Gananda, and Pal-Mac school districts. Many student that are in need are brought to the attention of the school nurse. In the past we have provided support by donations of under cloths and finances.
Our outreach includes supporting the Wayne County Rural Ministry/Come-Unity Center in Williamson with prayers, gifts, and finances.
Zions Women's Ministries is also supporting our upcoming Guatemala Mission Trip with a gift of $500 AND the invitation to members of the congregation to contribute with individual donations. A basket on the side table will be set out for this purpose. Pastors Lida and Todd help a team build houses, distribute refurbished wheel chairs for individuals with developmental challenges, and distributes Zion's quilts to those in need.
On the Road for Jesus!
Members and friends of Zion have been taking part in national and international mission trips for years. Is God calling you? You could be on our next journey!
- 2006: New Orleans, Katrina rebuilding. Team: Bill Boyd, Steve Goddard, and Sami Boyd (age 16)
- 2007: Mississippi, Katrina rebuilding. Team: Bill Boyd and Steve Goddard
- 2009: New Orleans, Katrina rebuilding. Team: Bill Boyd, Dick Giles, and Ryan LeMay (Bill's grandson, age 17)
- 2010: New Orleans, Katrina rebuilding. Team: Bill & Sharon Boyd; Peg & Dick Giles
- 2011: Northeast Alabama VIM Trip; rebuilding from tornado(s) damage. Team: Bill & Sharon Boyd
- 2012: Guatemala. Team: Pastor Lida and a team from Heritage Christian Services.
- 2013: Guatemala. Team: Pastor Lida and a team from Heritage Christian Services.
- 2014: Nicaragua. Team: Pastor Todd and a team organized by the East Rochester United Methodist Church.
- 2014: Guatemala. Team: Pastor Lida and a team from Heritage Christian Services.
- 2015: Guatemala. Team: Pastor Lida, Pastor Todd, and a team from Heritage Christian Services.
- 2016 Nicaragua, planned for January. See Pastor Todd for more details.
Clean out that Garage!
Contact Pastors Todd or Lida about donating a gently used wheel chair or walker. We will have it re-manufactured, shipped, and provided to an individual in need in Guatemala.
We create quilts for Rotaplast International, an international program of international Rotary Clubs. The goal of Rotaplast International is to eliminate the incidence of untreated cleft lips and palates in children worldwide by the year 2025.
Neighborhood and community volunteers join church members and friends once a month to create these beautiful quilts. Everyone is welcome!
As of September 2015 we have created, blessed, and shipped a total of 930 quilts
Quilting Ministry participants meet monthly, usually at our church building.
Contact them for the next quilting bee!
View our first 525 quilts:
These sets were created in 2010; we have MANY more!
Walworth Food Pantry
- The Walworth Food Pantry is a ministry of the Walworth Council of Churches. It serves people residing in the Towns of Walworth. A referral from a pastor from one of the Walworth churches is required to obtain services. The Food Pantry is located in the basement of the Second Baptist church in the hamlet of Walworth. It is open the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
We are always looking for volunteers and donations!
When we celebrate the Eucharist the first Sunday of each month, we accept gifts of non-perishable food and money for the Walworth Food Pantry. Clean out your cupboard! Get out your checkbook! Giving should always be this exciting!
Souper Bowl of Caring
Each year the members and friends of Zion take part in the national event known as the Souper Bowl of Caring, held on Super Bowl Sunday. We receive gifts of food and money above and beyond our regular monthly donations for the Walworth Food Pantry. We annually collect between 125 and 225 food items and send them with monetary donations and our blessings.
To learn more about the Souper Bowl of Caring, go to: souperbowl.org
Proud to Be a United Methodist
The United Methodist Church is the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States and one of the largest denominations in the world. We are ....
- Organized into 133 conferences
- Blessed with nearly 12 million members
- Worshiping in 45,434 parishes
- Educating in 158 schools, colleges, and universities
- Deploy 57,189 clergy members, led by 68 bishops
- Heal at 309 hospitals, clinic, and health centers
- and hold church school for over 3 million individuals every week
That's not all! United Methodist are all connected to reach out to our neighbors in need, both near and far. In 2012 we
- Deployed 146,835 volunteers to 42 disaster sites
- Assembled and delivered 23,544 cleaning buckets to super storm Sandy survivors
- Served the needs of 83,624 neighbors in distress, and
- Sent 32,820 health kits in response to Hurricane Isaac
It is said in the fourth chapter of Second Corinthians, "We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed." To learn more, go to:
The Good Samaritan Closet
The Good Samaritan Closet is a ministry of the Walworth Council of Churches, the Ontario Ministerial Council, and of the Zion West Walworth United Methodist Church. It is located in the Ontario Baptist Church, 1929 Ridge Road, Ontario NY 14519, (315) 524-4761
For more information, contact Kathy King, at (315) 524-7938
Hours: Every Monday Evening
Our Mission: Sharing Christ's love by offering quality gently used clothing at a low price.
Opportunities exist to contribute clothing, donate money, volunteer, and serve on the committee.
Zion's Missionary Family: The Satres
Zion has a long standing relationship with our missionary family, the Satres, serving as Biblical translators in the Central African nation of Cameroon. Vicky Satre is the daughter of one of our former pastors, the Rev. Dr. Victor Smith.
Our support is through Wycliffe Bible Translators. Scott works on translating Biblical words and phrases into native African languages. Spectacular! They are working to spread the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ on our behalf.
Please consider supporting them directly with your thoughts, prayers, and gifts. Drop them a note of encouragement. We were privileged to welcome them home in 2005 and 2010 and look forward to receiving the Satres the next time they return.
Blessings, Pastor Todd
Financial Support for the Satres:
Wycliffe Bible Translators
P.O. Box 628200
Orlando, FL 32862-8200
For Contacting the Satre's directly: