Feed My Starving Childern
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian based, nonprofit hunger relief organization that provides food to help developing third world countries.
As one of the USA's fastest growing charities, FMSC's approach is simple; volunteers pack meals which are shipped to partners and distributed in nearly 70 countries across the globe.
Zion Community Church has been proudly involved with Feed My Starving Children since 2010.
Zion provides the packing facility for Feed My Starving Children in North central Wisconsin. The Marshfield community and the surrounding areas have generously participated in this amazing outreach program to help stop world hunger.
Every year FMSC offers volunteers a one-of a kind experience. Rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals are hand packed into bags. Each meal cost about a quarter to make.
These packages are then sealed, boxed and shipped on pallets to incredible Christian partners who help reach the neediest children.
More than 90% of monetary donations goes directly towards feeding kids.
Several other area churches work closely with Zion, including congregations from Edgar, Marshfield, Spencer and Stratford.
If you would like to get involved in this rewarding project, mark your calendar, because April 25, 26 & 27, 2024 are the next packaging dates for Feed My Starving Children.
For additional information on the program, just click below.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is an outreach mission for Zion Community Church . OCC is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization.
The Zion congregation packs shoeboxes with small toys, hygiene items and school supplies. These boxes are distributed throughout the world to regions that have been afflicted with war, poverty, natural disasters and famine. In the USA, they are given out to children living on Native American reservations.
In addition to the items in the shoeboxes, the Good News of Jesus Christ is shared. Children have the opportunity to participate in a 12 week program that teaches about the love and mercy of our Lord. As a result of this program many children come to accept the Lord as their Savior. The truly inspirational part of this ministry is when the children share the Good News of our Redeemer with family, neighbors and friends!
Again this year, Zion Community Church was a regional collection site for North Central Wisconsin. Nearly 2,200 shoeboxes were collected for boys and girls, ages 2 through 14.
If you would like to get involved with this incredibly satisfying project, call Zion Community Church at (715) 898-1771 for additional information.
Shirley's House Of Hope
Shirley's House Of Hope in Marshfield was named after Shirley Koopman. Shirley and her husband Glenn had an incredibly compassionate heart and decided to open a Christian based domestic violence shelter for pregnant women or women in abusive relationships. Frequently, Shirley would bring women into their own home and teach them how to sew and cook. She was a gracious hostess who had a way of making others feel welcome and loved.
In 2010, there was an opportunity to secure a 7000 sq., ft. building that could house 7 women and their children. Volunteer staff were trained, and the shelter opened in October of that year.
Shirley's House of Hope provides up to a month of emergency shelter for women and their children in need. During this time, efforts are made to secure placement in a program of their choice. Independent housing is arranged so they can begin to rebuild their lives.
They also offer a 9-month program for women who want to end the cycle of domestic abuse, drug & alcohol dependence or other life controlling challenges. This program centers around the work of renewal by recognizing and ending destructive patterns. Students learn ways to move in a positive direction by creating a new life founded on solid Christian principles for a healthy lifestyle.
The Mission Statement for Shirley's House of Hope is:
"Equipping women through the love of Christ, to rebuild, renew, and restore their lives from the effects of domestic abuse, alcohol and drug addiction."
Zion Community Church has supported Shirley's House of Hope through special monetary offerings. The Zion family has also helped with painting and other projects over the years. Now, will you?
The Hannah Center
The Hannah Center in Marshfield opened her doors in the summer of 1993. The Center is a home dedicated to meeting the needs of women facing a life crisis. The primary purpose of the organization is to provide options for women in an emergency and to pregnant women who can no longer remain in their home environment.
The Hannah Center embraces the holistic care of a woman, taking into consideration her physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual needs.
The philosophy of the Hannah Center rests on the belief that all life is sacred. They are committed to preserving life, providing a home and promoting positive changes.
Zion Community Church has supported the Hannah Center for many years by helping with interior house projects, supplying daily items the resident's need and through special monetary offerings.
Be part of a mission field in your own back yard! Will you help support the Hannah Center?
Mary's Place of Central Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 2005. Their mission is to provide shelter to those in need, offer hope to the hopeless and seek to help people find restoration. The program assists the homeless and low or no income individuals in Marshfield and the surrounding area.
The philosophy of Mary's Place is built on the principle of offering a helping hand, not a free hand-out. They assist people who are looking to take the next step in the journey of rebuilding their lives and becoming resilient.
Mary's Place of Central Wisconsin does not provide emergency shelter, but rather transitional housing services. To those in need, think of Mary's Place as a stepping stone between homelessness and a long-term housing solution.
All interested individuals must apply for the program, including an interview and thorough background check. Applications typically take around a week to process.
Mary's Place serves those individuals needing support for life advancement and to re-establish themselves in the community.
Over the years, Zion Community Church has supported Mary's Place through special monetary offerings and giving.
Can you get behind the mission at Mary's Place?