The Zion congregation is very active throughout the year in its support of the local food pantries.  As donations typically decrease during the summer months, Zion’s continued support is greatly needed.

Grocery Items: canned meat, canned meals, tuna, cereal. oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, packaged milk, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, boxed potatoes, tomato sauce

Condiments:  Ketchup, mayonnaise, oil, vinegar, mustard, flour, sugar

Personal Care:  Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, razors, shave cream, feminine care products

Paper Products:  Paper towels, toilet tissue, napkins, tissues

Should you be unable to shop, please consider purchasing MANNA for ShopRite, Kings or Stop & Shop and donating the card. The purchase of MANNA also benefits Zion. Trader Joe gift cards are also welcome. Gift cards may be put in a sealed envelope marked “Food Pantry” and left in either the Quilters & Crafters or Men’s Club mail slots in the church office.

Thanking you all and wishing you a happy and healthy summer!

Dave and June Bauernfeind & Sean Dillon



Zion had designated the month of May to support the care ministry for cancer patients Phi’s Friends. Zion’s Quilters & Crafters took a very supportive effort, as did our Early Childhood Education Center. Along with many individual members and families we collected a goodly amount of items and a nice monetary collection. On June 12 seven large cartons were shipped to Phil’s Friends national headquarters in Roselle, Illinois. That shipment included the following:

13 fleece blankets

12 crocheted blankets

117 knit caps

93 pairs of fuzzy socks

37 baseball hats

30 decks of playing cards

30 misc. game/puzzle books

1 $25 gift card for JoAnn’s Fabrics

In addition the monetary collection being sent totaled $825!

Thanks to all who helped to support this effort with their time, talent, treasure and prayers for our participation and for this special ministry. May God continue to bless Zion and all those ministries that we as individuals and a congregation support.