As Jesus left this world, his parting words to his disciples were: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” We challenge you to be willing to serve and make disciples with us.
One of the ways the members of Zion Blue Mountain live out their discipleship through Christ is by participating in our many volunteer opportunities.
Once a year the youth and members of our congregation travel to Reading PA to serve lunch to those in need of a warm meal. We usually serve approximately 150-200 hungry people on a Saturday afternoon from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Not all of these people are homeless; in fact, only a small percentage are homeless. These are people just in need of a hot meal. Circumstances they can’t control don’t always allow them to have enough money to buy food. Everyone is welcome and no questions are asked. This opportunity gives everyone a greater appreciation for what the Lord provides for us every day and how he works through us for the good of everyone.
A group of ladies gather on the first Monday evening of the month to work for the good of the church. They collect items to give to shut-ins, they bake and help host at church functions, and they help support different ministries through their fundraising events. But, it’s not all work at Martha’s Circle. The ladies gather to make friends and take time to fellowship with each other. They are always looking for ways to be of help in the church and community. Please join them to see what it is all about!
The Zion Blue Mountain Food Pantry started a little over 9 years ago with the mission to make nutritious food available to those in need in our local community.
Many community residents, including the local Boy Scout troop, work with our congregation to provide food to dozens of local families at our monthly food pantry.
Volunteers are needed when the Great Berks Food Bank makes their delivery at 9 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Volunteers are also needed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to pack food bags for clients. The distribution of food begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts for an hour. Some volunteers give out the bags of food, while others help to carry the bags to the parking lot. We always welcome extra volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering or making a food donation please contact Robin Faust at 610-488-1300.