Wednesday Fellowship Community (E.D.E.N. Eve)

 

Wednesday Evenings 6:00-8:00 PM

 

E.D.E.N. Eve: Education.Discipline.Evangelism.Nurture

Grow your faith through E.D.E.N. Eve, our mid-week program for adults, youth and children. We start with a delicious meal and then explore different topics of our Christian faith. The goal is to learn about God and how to live out His plans for us daily.
Everyone, from those who are curious about church to those who play an active role at Montrose Zion, is invited to participate!
 
Eden Eve Fall 2018
September 19 – November 14
 
Join us for mission-oriented family-friendly activities, learning, and discussion about community ministries and outreach.
Dinner at 6:00 followed by interesting presentations and unique opportunities to serve.
 
September 19: The Giving Doll
The Giving Doll was created and copyrighted by Jan Householder in March 2006, as a community volunteer project, when a friend’s daughter became a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The first dolls were taken to the hospital, but as other needs became apparent, the program expanded to include children in a variety of settings. The Giving Doll is now a worldwide endeavor providing faith, love, joy, hope, and comfort to children in times of special need. Dolls are distributed to children in shelters, hospitals, foster care, and children of deployed soldiers, among others. Jan will present her story and help us construct parts of dolls to be assembled by volunteers in her Wadsworth sewing location. No special skills needed for this family friendly activity.
 
September 26: I C.A.R.E. Mentoring (Creating Authentic Relational Energy)
Making a difference for one hour, one day a week, for one school year. Mentoring is about relationships. Students need a caring and consistent adult role model in their lives. ICARE Mentoring trains and supports mentors to spend one hour each week with an Akron Public Schools student for at least one school year. Most mentors choose to continue that mentoring role after the first year. Come and hear the founder and director of ICARE Mentoring, Jonathan Greer. We will learn about his vision for today’s youth and we will be providing encouraging notes and “goodie bags” for students and mentors.
 
October 3: Urban Vision
Founded in 1992, Urban Vision offers numerous ministry programs and activities for the children and families in the North Hill and Elizabeth Park communities, including a school readiness program for preschoolers, English classes for parents, and sports programs, among others. Come hear Regina Lewis, volunteer coordinator, explain how they work to fulfill their mission “To live out the gospel of Jesus Christ in North Hill by coming alongside children and their families as they discover Christ’s vision for themselves and their community, through relationships focused on building dignity, inspiring unity, empowering futures, and meeting holistic needs.”.
 
October 10: Battered Women’s Shelter
The mission of the Battered Women’s Shelter is to lead the community in the prevention of domestic abuse by providing emergency shelter, advocacy and education throughout Summit and Medina Counties, all in an effort to break the cycle of abuse and help promote peace in every family. Leanne Blitz of BWS will tell us about their newly built facility and services offered to assist domestic violence victims. We will then have fun assembling a “pillow goodie bag” to help every person in a shelter have a clean pillow and something to make them feel special.
 
October 17: Common Threads Closet
Common Threads Closet serves over 2500 families from several counties and is housed at Lakeview UMC in the Barberton area. An ecumenical group of volunteers check all donated items to assure cleanliness and good quality. This non-profit operates 100% with volunteers and donations. Clothing, household items and toys are provided in a store like setting where all are treated with dignity and they are able to shop and choose for themselves. Come learn about this generous mission from Cindy Bach and help us prepare socks, gloves, mittens, and toys for the store.
 
October 24: OPEN M
OPEN M is a community alliance of churches, businesses, and 1,200 volunteers who serve people in our community with the intention of breaking the cycle of poverty. Food programs, Family Services, Job Readiness, and Health Clinics are just some of the available programs of assistance. Come join us to hear from Mr. Nathan Fries, Director of We will learn about OPEN M in general, and specifically about volunteer options for churches and for individuals. We will also be assembling hygiene kits for the health and dental clinics.
 
November 7: XIX Recovery Services/Opioid Task Force
XIX Recovery Support Services provides Coaching, Peer Recovery Support, training and education about addiction, substance abuse, and access and engagement to recovery. China Krys Darrington was an end-stage chronically addicted person for 15+ years, desperately trying to stay functional. Eventually she lost jobs, houses, and children to her addiction. After establishing her own recovery, she realized that she had a passion for sharing her fire the “It does get better.”. She works tirelessly to help others find their way to change their lives for the better. She is active in the Summit County Opioid Task Force, and her presentation promises to be family friendly.
 
November 14: Celebration!