ZHBC Outreach Ministry Day - Changing Hearts and Lives Through Outreach
- Name: Zion Hill Baptist Church
- Occasion: Outreach Ministry Day
The annual Outreach Ministry Sunday Observance at Zion Hill Baptist Church is planned for March 10, 2013. Preachers for the two worship services will be The Reverend Dr. J. Allen Milner, Pastor, Chapel of Christian
Love Baptist Church Atlanta at 8:30 a.m. and The Reverend Ernest Andrew Brooks III, Associate Campus Minister, at Atlanta’s Morehouse College during the 10:30 a.m. service. Both speakers are proponents of community
outreach and actively engaged in outreach advocacy in their professions as well as volunteers in service and educational organizations and programs. The public is invited to attend, be informed and inspired from messages on the theme “Changing Hearts, Changing Lives Through Outreach”. Zion Hill is located at 6175 Campbellton Road, SW Atlanta, GA where The Reverend Aaron L. Parker, Phd is the pastor.
During the past 19 years under the visionary leadership of Pastor Parker, Zion Hill Baptist Church has established more than 35 multi-generational outreach ministries; each attached to one or more of the auxiliaries and/or programs of the church and connected to local, national and international service projects. True to its motto of “Living to Love and Loving to Serve”, members are actively addressing the needs for essential goods and services to citizens throughout the metro Atlanta community, the nation, and other parts of the world. From Atlanta’s homeless, through support of Community Concerns’ Odyssey III Program, to women and children seeking refuge in the shelters provided by Sister’s Against Domestic Violence and the Atlanta Union Mission’s My Sister’s House, Zion Hill church leaders and members are serving and making a difference. From those displaced by Katrina in 2005, who were housed in Zion Hill who were housed in properties provided by Zion Hill and nurtured through several years of reclaiming their livelihoods to those recovering from Hurricane Sandy on the northeast coast just weeks ago receiving financial gifts from the church, Zion Hill has been reaching out with helping hands. And, Zion Hill extends its outreach even farther to foreign missions, giving assistance to hurricane victims in Jamaica and Haiti; and in 2009, creating the African Initiative to provide support to families in Sub-Saharan Africa and Ethiopia. The outreach ministry emanates from the scriptural directive of Ephesians 2:10, “For we are what He has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life”.
Testaments from ZHBC’s outreach partners further attest to the church’s commitment to service and to making a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged throughout the local and global community. Mr. James Milner, Executive Director of Community Concerns, Inc., the non-profit organization in downtown Atlanta geared to the needs of the homeless, said “Zion Hill has been one of our most
valuable allies in the fight against poverty. We appreciate their efforts by sending volunteers and financial support
to our programs that serve the homeless. Members of Zion Hill participate in the Sunday morning breakfast services that we offer— actually preparing and serving meals. We are also grateful to have their members do outreach to
Odyssey Villas, our apartment complex for formerly homeless families. Without the support of churches like Zion Hill and concerned citizens, we would not be able to operate and carry out our mission to the extent that we have.”
Vanessa Kinsey, Founder and Executive Director of Sisters Against Domestic Violence (SADV) commented, “We honor and salute Zion Hill Baptist Church for your Outreach Ministry. You exemplify the true meaning of “Living to Love and Loving to Serve” with leadership from Dr. Parker and your dedicated Church family. We lift you up in prayer and praise!! Sisters Against Domestic Violence is extremely grateful and appreciative for your Ministry that shows such
compassion for others, and the dedicated committee that serves our agency diligently as an expression of their love for all mankind. SADV thanks you, for your Prayers and your partnership with Sisters Against Domestic Violence, as we work together for the betterment of the Community, while endeavoring to do the work Christ commands us to do.”
Zion Hill Baptist Church is a multi-generational congregation with a variety of targeted, age appropriate ministries and programs that meet the needs of its members and the surrounding community. For more information about Outreach Ministry Sunday, weekly worship experiences, ongoing learning and service opportunities at Zion Hill Baptist Church call 404-691-8025, go to www.zionhill.org or see our community bulletin at www.11alive.com.