Mount Zion UMC participates in the following services - and we invite you to do the same.
The Middletown Food Bank, located at 301 W. Main St., Middletown, is open on Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 pm and Saturday mornings from 9 AM to noon.
Church members bring canned food, cereal, paper products and cleaning products to the Church periodically and these are delivered to the Food Bank for those in need.
Contact phone number is 301-371-3182.
|FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ITEMS ALWAYS NEEDED FOR THE FOOD BANK:
Canned & boxed food
Paper Products, especially toilet paper
Personal care products including Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste,Lotions, etc.
Medical Supplies such as
band-aids, Peroxide, Rubbing Alcohol,Antiseptic ointments, etc.
|Middletown Valley People Helping People (MVPHP) is sponsoring a new program to help the poor children of Middletown Valley with food for the weekends. The program is called "Weekend Food Backpack Program". There are at least 100 children in the Middletown Valley schools that participate in free or reduced-cost lunch programs sponsored by the Federal government that have no access to nutritional foods over the weekend.
Volunteers are needed to help pack backpacks, shop for specific foods, pick up and deliver backpacks to the six area schools or help with the cost of the supplies.
The cost to provide nutrition for these students is $30 per month. You can commit to donating that much money for the 10 months of the school year or commit to $300 up front to cover the year for one student.
If you are interested in helping via donation or volunteering, feel free to contact Mount Zion UMC at 301-293-1401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT INFO for MVPHP:
P.O. Box 477
Middletown, MD 21769
|FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ITEMS ALWAYS NEEDED IN THE BACKPACKS:
individual boxes of cereal
containers of soup
(tomato or chicken noodle)
containers of tuna (pouch or 5 oz can) Ravioli, spaghetti O's or stew box
Macaroni & cheese
juice boxes (100% juice) or fruit cups snack items (raisins, granola bars, fruit snacks, pudding cups, etc)
The Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick is a resource for women and men in the greater Frederick area who are facing issues regarding their reproductive health.
The Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick is a medical pregnancy resource center staffed by a female board certified OB/GYN and other licensed professionals. They offer a variety of support services that are provided by trained staff and volunteers in an atmosphere that is safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental.
All of services are confidential and provided free of charge.
Mount Zion UMC supports the center through donations of baby items (see panel to right)
Care Net Pregnancy Center is located at
707 North Market Street (301) 662-5300
Frederick, Maryland 21701 (800) 395-HELP (24 hours)
|ACCEPTABLE DONATION INCLUDE:
Baby items such as clothing, diapers,
wipes, shampoo, lotions, blankets,
car seats, strollers, cribs, etc.
There is a baby bassinet set up in the narthex at the front of our church where donations can be dropped off.
Donations are taken directly to the center and they are very much welcomed and appreciated!
This acronym stands for Self-Help & Resource Exchange. The program is designed to promote volunteering.
Any person who gives two hours per month to help others is eligible to purchase a SHARE each month for $20.50. Mt. Zion serves as a satellite pick-up location. On the fourth Saturday of each month drivers go to Hagerstown to pick up food for clients who have purchased a SHARE. The food is brought back to Mt. Zion where volunteers prepare the food packages for clients to pick up. It is possible subscribe to the program to purchase a SHARE for a family other than your own.
For more information - contact us at our church office 301-293-1401
A barrel is in the front of the church to collect old cell phones. They will be sent to SECURE THE CALL then will be tested, cleaned, cleared of old numbers, reprogrammed for 911, retested, and distributed to those who need access to an emergency phone.
| A box is in the front of the church (Narthex) to collect old clothes. |
These are collected by Mission Partners, who donate 50% of the market value towards "camperships" for kids connected to our church attending camp at Manidokan or West River. (click here for more information about these awesome camps).
Items will be sorted by Mission Partners and are either sold in thrift stores or re-purposed as rags or insulation for homes. (Click here for more details)
For more details, contact our church office 301-293-1401