Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and associated economy slow down, the Zion council approved significant staff layoffs and cutbacks. These changes went into effect on March 29. On March 27, the Federal government approved Title I of the economic stimulus package which provides low interest loans to small businesses, non-profits, and churches. One of these stimulus loans is the Paycheck Protection Program loan. Its purpose is to pay salary and operating costs for small business organizations to maintain or re-hire back most, if not all, of their staff during the slow down.
Information regarding the process for congregational approval to participate in this program has been mailed to voting members. If you believe you are a voting member (confirmed member who has communed and contributed in 2019 or 2020) and did not receive this letter, please contact the office ASAP. Ballots must be returned by the end of day, Monday, April 20.