Whether your young adult is away at college, traveling, or off on some other adventure, please let us know where he or she is so that Zion may send a care package. It’s our way of letting our young adults know that the people of Zion are thinking of them and wishing them blessings on their way. Care packages will be assembled by our Confirmation class and sent in late April. Submit your request online by Monday, April 15.
For full details and to register online, please visit the Vacation Bible School page.
Locally: the Crisis Center of Johnson County, which provides emergency food assistance, crisis counseling, and other services to those in need experienced severe flooding, resulting in significant damage on August 28, 2018. This damage was not covered by insurance. To donate on line: https://www.jccrisiscenter.org/flash-flooding-damage-at-the-crisis-center/?blm_aid=7451697. Checks may also be sent to: Crisis Center of Johnson County, 1121 S. Gilbert Court Iowa City, IA 52240, or dropped off in person.
Marshalltown, IA: the residents of Marshalltown are still trying to recover from the effects of the tornado that struck the community on July 19. The Southeastern Iowa Synod of the ELCA has provided information on how to help our fellow Iowans: https://seiasynod.org/in-this-together-blog/7450/
Hurricanes of 2017 and 2018: Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When Hurricane Florence hits the eastern U.S. seaboard states, Lutheran Disaster Response will be therer to help survivors access resources, financial and other assistance to rebuild their homes and their lives. At this address: https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response you will find options for learning about and donating to help victims of disaster all over the world. Lutheran Disaster Response is still helping survivors of the hurricanes that hit the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2017.