Zion serves in many and various ways in our local community. We have a number of regular opportunities for service within the community as well as many one time opportunities such as putting together homeless care kits, collecting food donations for House of Neighborly service, raising funds for wells in Madagascar, or packaging diapers for the Nappie Project.
Organizations we have an ongoing relationship include:
God’s Work, Our Hands
Every September the members of Zion are sent into the community to make a difference through a day of service. There are typically 10 or more different service opportunities. Past service activities include painting at Monroe, supporting our local police, cleaning the food pantry at House of Neighborly Service, making snack packs for Community Kitchen, serving seniors through A Little Help, and many more.
Volunteer at a place where food and fellowship are provided for those in need. Zion volunteers serve the meals, wash dishes, clean and assist wherever needed the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Habitat for Humanity
Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity partner to bring the financial, volunteer and advocacy resources together to build affordable housing in the Loveland area. We volunteer on various Saturdays throughout the late Spring to Early fall and assist on the home building site in a variety of ways.
Zion hosts homeless families in our building 4 times a year through the partnership with Family Promise out of House of Neighborly Service. People serve by making meals, being an evening host, spending the night as an overnight host, doing laundry, and helping with set up and clean up.
Monroe Elementary School Partnership
Monroe Elementary School is across the street from Zion. We are blessed to partner with Monroe throughout the school year to support the students, families, teachers and staff at Monroe. We have one time service opportunities such as making sack dinners for Back to School Night or handing out treats at the Trunk or Treat night the church sponsors. We also have many opportunities to support the children and families through direct support such as coat drives, Thanksgiving baskets, or Giving Tree at Christmas. Finally, we have weekly opportunities to volunteer at the school as a classroom helper, playground buddy, or in the library.
Zion partners with KidsPak through regular financial donations to their program and periodic volunteer opportunities to pack food. KidsPak is a weekend hunger-relief program for students in the Thompson School District community, including Loveland and Berthoud. The program partners with schools in the District to provide much-needed bags of food that meets the nutritional requirements for children.
Alternatives to Violence
Each year Zion sponsors a site at Pastels on 5th which raising funds for Alternatives to Violence Alternatives to Violence provides shelter, advocacy, education and resources for people impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.