Local Mission Ministry

Focusing on local ministry opportunities and seeking to carry out the third part of Zion’s mission – to serve those in need.

The Blessing Closet

The role of the Social Ministry Committee is to reach out beyond the walls of Zion to get congregation members involved in helping people in need in our local community.

Those with a passion for any local organization or group that would be a good local partner, please contact the office or a member of the Social Ministry Committee.

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, November 9, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fare for AllTrinity Hall


Contact
Roger Brenny
Building
Trinity Hall
Webpage
1.events
1.newsletter
Fare for All
Local Missions

Fare for All
Fare for All is a non-profit, cooperative purchasing program that sells packages of frozen meat and fresh produce for up to 40% off retail prices at Zion and around the state. Sales are open to all, no questions asked. Fare for All is currently running a limited number of sales with a drive through sale model. 
  • The Food Group requires that all staff, volunteers, community partners and customers wear a mask or face covering. Please wear your mask while interacting with our team. Let’s work together to keep each other safe and healthy!
  • Safety is our top priority, so in addition to masks, our team is wearing gloves, maintaining appropriate distance whenever possible, & washing and sanitizing frequently.
  • More folks need low-cost groceries than ever, so it’s likely you’ll be waiting in line– especially during the first hour. Please be patient as we serve you as efficiently as we can. Or, just arrive a little later in the sale- there’s usually no waiting and we very rarely run out of food!
  • For the sake of efficiently, credit, debit, or EBT payments are preferred. Cash is accepted, NO checks. 

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Tuesday, December 7, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fare for AllTrinity Hall


Contact
Roger Brenny
Building
Trinity Hall
Webpage
1.events
1.newsletter
Fare for All
Local Missions

Fare for All
Fare for All is a non-profit, cooperative purchasing program that sells packages of frozen meat and fresh produce for up to 40% off retail prices at Zion and around the state. Sales are open to all, no questions asked. Fare for All is currently running a limited number of sales with a drive through sale model. 
  • The Food Group requires that all staff, volunteers, community partners and customers wear a mask or face covering. Please wear your mask while interacting with our team. Let’s work together to keep each other safe and healthy!
  • Safety is our top priority, so in addition to masks, our team is wearing gloves, maintaining appropriate distance whenever possible, & washing and sanitizing frequently.
  • More folks need low-cost groceries than ever, so it’s likely you’ll be waiting in line– especially during the first hour. Please be patient as we serve you as efficiently as we can. Or, just arrive a little later in the sale- there’s usually no waiting and we very rarely run out of food!
  • For the sake of efficiently, credit, debit, or EBT payments are preferred. Cash is accepted, NO checks. 

Recent Updates

  • Blessing Closet Changes

    Blessing Closet Changes
    There will be changes to the operation of the Blessing Closet starting in 2021, returning to the original Blessing Closet Mission Statement from 2015 which is “to provide families in our community the opportunity to clothe their children.” Over the years the scope has broadened to include collecting and distributing large quantities of adult clothing, along with accepting many miscellaneous items. Emphasizes was on quantity rather than quality. Starting with the next distribution, we will concentrate our efforts on children’s clothing—including newborn, toddler, children up to size 16, and junior clothing ...
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  • Local Missions in 2020

    Local Missions in 2020
    Despite the same challenges that everyone faced in 2020, Zion’s Social Ministry Team was able to continue to serve the local mission needs of the communities. The Social Ministry Team sponsors events at Zion and provides support for other events in the local area. According to Roger and Sandy Brenny, chairs of the Social Ministry leadership team, 773 volunteers (many of these are volunteers who served multiple times) donated 2186 total volunteer hours to causes such as Meals on Wheels, Fare For All, Coats For Kids, the Blessing Closet, Buffalo Food ...
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  • Social Ministry Updates

    Social Ministry Updates
    The Blessing Closet The Blessing Closet is in a holding pattern while looking for solutions for a safe distribution!  Donations are being accepted by appointment. If you have a donation, leave a message at 763.317.6052 and a volunteer will call you back with an appointment day and time for a no-contact drop off. Blessing Closet inventory is growing and we need to find a solution to serve people who are in need of clothes now and especially for the upcoming school year. We are hoping to have a plan in place by early ...
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Partners and Projects

Buffalo Food Shelf

The Buffalo Food Shelf is a Christian, non-profit, community-based organization serving people and families in Buffalo that receive limited financial assistance or are going through a crisis and need help feeding their family. Zion Supports the Food Shelf by collecting food items year-round in a food cart (usually located in the hallway nearest the Sanctuary), supplying Easter Baskets (a complete meal) to Food Shelf clients, providing volunteers at the Food Shelf, and providing facilities and volunteers to assemble and distribute special Food Shelf programs.

Love Inc Big Woods

Love INC Big Woods is a non-profit organization established to improve the overall health and wellness of people and families in the Wright County communities of Buffalo, Maple Lake, Annandale, and Hanover. Love INC connects clients with volunteers, gives referral phone numbers to other agencies and ministries in our area, and prays with each client. Zion Supports Love INC by hosting the Blessing Closet gap ministry, collecting and assembling school supplies, providing families with Christmas gifts, collecting goods and providing space for Coats for Kids and Adopt A Family, and providing financial assistance to individuals referred through the Love INC Clearinghouse.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels provides volunteers to deliver nutritious meals to people in the community to help them live independently. Zion supports Meals on Wheels by providing 3 drivers each day of June and November to deliver meals.

Veterans and Active Military

Zion supports veterans and active military by providing cards to help members show support and prayer to active military members, and collecting supplies for Christmas stockings to go to service personnel overseas.

American Red Cross Bloodmobile

The American Red Cross is the largest single supplier of life-saving blood and blood products to patients in times of emergency and disasters. Zion supports the American Red Cross by hosting blood drives.

Local Nursing Homes

Zion Supports Local Nursing Homes by recruiting volunteers to visit and spend time with residents, and providing regular devotions at nearby facilities.

Read to Feed the Mind

Read to Feed the Mind distributes children’s books to families through local food shelves. Zion supports Read to Feed the Mind by collecting books for distribution.

Timber Bay

Timber Bay is a Christian non-profit working to change attitudes and behavior in youth through a growing faith in Christ, and creating a sense of purpose in their lives. Zion supports Timber Bay by providing financial assistance and serving a meal to program participants.

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