The Zion-Matheny Partnership
The Matheny Medical and Educational Center is a special residential hospital for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. 20 years ago, Zion first began its outreach partnership with Matheny by participating in a successful bi-weekly Chapel program at Matheny that is shared with other local church congregations. From participating, we moved to become the coordinator of the chapel program. As of late, the Matheny Chapel program is looking to expand by including extra time following services for our church members to socialize within their recreation program. Also, Zion has added a floral design demonstration program for Chapel preparedness.
Our Zion family welcomes Matheny students during worship opportunities here in Oldwick. Matheny students can be seen participating at special events such as Advent Parish night, Easter activities and various youth group functions. Many Zion family members and friends enjoy a special relationship with students outside of church by volunteering at Matheny. If you are interested in learning more about sharing in this special connection, please contact the Church office.
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