The people of Zion serve others in many and various ways. Our outreach ministries and donations efforts are coordinated through the Social Ministry Committee, primarily for the benefit of the medical clinic and outreach of Christ Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, Bethesda Mission, Harrisburg, the CROP Walk, and the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank.
Donations for Christ Lutheran Church and Bethesda Mission, Harrisburg
A blanket drive is held beginning the first Sunday in October through the Sunday before Thanksgiving in November. Blankets are divided between the two organizations. In 2023 we delivered 93 blankets to these organizations.
During the Season of Lent the focus is on socks which are divided between the two organizations. So far we have collected 263 pairs of socks, while in 2022 and 2023 we have collected and delivered 203 hats, 110 gloves and 26 scarfs.
Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank
Two blood drives are planned each year for church members and others to donate pints of blood. The drives are held on Sunday mornings during worship in Leatherman Hall, in the lower level of the church.
Love In the Name of Christ (INC): http://loveincgreaterhershey.org/
In 2018, Zion signed a covenant with Love INC to become a partner congregation with this outreach ministry. Go to the Love INC website for more information about the various ways that these volunteers serve the community and raise funds to support its ministries.
Zion opens its doors to several outreach ministries and community groups, including:
The Hummelstown Food Pantry: http://www.hummelstownfoodpantry.org/
HUMMELSTOWN FOOD PANTRY NEEDS
The following items are needed to stock the shelves: Spam,
jars of spaghetti sauce, condiments, instant flavored oatmeal, peanut
butter, jelly, salad dressing and clean plastic grocery bags. Thank you
for your continued support and donations. Your food donations are
The Lower Dauphin School District Falcon Pack Program: http://www.ldsd.org
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous): http://www.aaharrisburg.org