SMC Volunteer Opportunities & Updates

 

 

 

On Sunday, September 20th the Pastoral Team and Board Members presented their updates to the congregation through a livestream gathering.
  CLICK HERE TO WATCH.   
Any follow up questions can be directed to our Board Chair, DAWN MOORE .


 

  • Weekly worship at SMC has resumed. 
  • It's a new day and time, but the same community of beleivers joining to worship, learn and pray together. 
  • The lower parking lot allows sufficient space for safe distancing while we fellowship and SING! Please bring your own chairs, water bottle and bible.
  • The services will be recorded and will still be accessible online Sunday mornings for those who aren't there in person. 
 

 

 

SMC September Service Project

SMC is collecting supplies for Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) School Kits. Notebooks and pencils are treasures for families who struggle to afford basic school supplies. School kits often are requested after disasters and help bring normalcy to children whose families have been forced to flee their homes.Take advantage of summer sales on school supplies to donate to MCC’s most requested kit. Stop by the Welcome Table for a shopping list and cloth bags.

 

Contents (NEW items only)

  • 4 spiral or perforated-pages notebooks (8.5 in x 10.5 in and 70 sheets)
  • 8 new unsharpened pencils
  • 1 ruler (flat, good quality; must indicate 30 cm; inch markings optional)
  • 12 colored pencils (in packaging)
  • 1 large eraser
  • 2 new black or blue ballpoint pens
  • 1 small all metal pencil sharpener, one or two holes. All metal sharpeners can be found online at Amazon.com or Bazic.com.or in the art supply section of retail stores like Staples. Plastic case pencil sharpeners are not accepted because these are poor quality and do not last as long. If you cannot find all metal sharpeners please pack the kits without them and we will add the sharpeners. 

Pay-It-Forward Frontline

Pay-It-Forward Frontline is a new way to show appreciation for local frontline workers, while also supporting the local economy through Souderton/Telford restaurants during a time of uncertainty. 

The SMC Care Fund has seeded this program in four local restaurants and invites SMC frontline workers to be among the first to enjoy a meal of appreciation!  We hope this initiative will grow and bless many.  If you would like to participate as a donor or to receive an appreciation meal, see details here and follow and share the Facebook page here

 

 

The Bean Bag Food Program (friends of Zion Mennonite Church)

Children participating in the Bean Bag Food Program receive much needed breakfasts, lunches and the weekend "Bean Bag" backpacks containing breakfast, lunch and snack items.  There are children in the program  who would have nothing to eat all weekend if it weren't for the Bean Bags.  The Bean Bag Food Program has partnered with Penn Valley Church, Telford and Indian Valley Faith Fellowship, Harleysville to provide free bags of groceries not only to our Bean Bag families but to ALL families in the community needing food.

You can help fill this expanded gap of hunger by:

  • Visit Landis Supermarket in Vernfield & Telford to purchase and drop off food donations.  (the Bean Bag Food Program FaceBook page has an updated shopping list.)
  • Make a monetary donation.  This is the safest and easiest way to help, it limits exposure and allows us to purchase food in bulk.  100% of donations go toward the purchase of food.
    • Donate Online:  zionmennonite.org  - click on the blue "g"
    • Mail a Check:  payable to Zion Mennonite Church/memo:  BBFP (149 Cherry Lane, Souderton Pa 18964)

 

Support Emmanuel Lutheran Church’s Bagged Meal Distribution 

Emmanuel Lutheran is serving free bagged meals everyday of the pandemic.  
They can always use donations of the following food items.

  • Fresh fruit (bananas, oranges, apples)                    100% fruit juice boxes.                 Tuna Packs

  • Single Serve heat and heat meals                           Cans of Soup.

  • Small boxes of raisins.                                            Uncrustables - PB+J

Food Donations can be dropped off at the church (69 W Broad St Souderton): 
Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm and Sunday 9am to noon

 

 

Volunteer with Emmanuel Lutheran’s E-meal Program

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Souderton is looking for healthy and Covid-19 low risk volunteers to give out meal bags daily between 11:30am and 2pm. 
Sign up to volunteer online http://emmanuellutheranchurch.net