All good things are gifts from God. Food and clothing, rain and fruitful harvests, faith, grace, wisdom and life itself are all gifts from God.

The gifts we have received are not ours alone. God gave them to us for the purpose of serving Him and serving other people. Each of us has something to give. We can give our money and our time to charity. We can be a friend to someone who is sick or lonely. We can do volunteer work or be a peacemaker, teacher or minister. We may give unselfishly of our time to our spouse, children or parents. We may choose a service-oriented occupation, or we may just do our everyday jobs with integrity and respect for others.


The essence of the Christian life is in obeying and worshiping God and helping others. God has given each of us important gifts for those purposes. Our gifts may be great or small. But no matter how great or small our talents, abilities and wealth, we are required to put them to good use.


As Christians, we serve our church, community and world not because we have to but because we want to in response to the glorious grace and love we are given by God. Serving God is also an important way of developing a closer relationship with Him and with other people. Zion members are encouraged to share their God-given gifts.


It is a fundamental spiritual and psychological principle that life and its gifts are to be used and shared. Life cannot be hoarded or it turns in upon itself and you lose it. “Whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 16:25) We each have a deep inherent need to give. To give is to live!

But unfortunately, instead of focusing on our own need to give, all too often we center on the need of the church to receive. The church does seek our support but we must remember it is God’s Church and it will prosper and flourish in God’s own good time whether we give to it or not.

The wonder of it all is what God invites us to be a part of–God’s church and to experience the joy and blessing of generously supporting and extending its mission.

Just as a coin, Christian giving has two sides. For too long, we centered mostly on the side entitled “The Need of the Church.” We need to begin concentrating on the side headed “Mv Need to Give” for giving is an integral part of spiritual life and growth.

We give of our treasure. The size of our gifts are not the issue, but rather the sacrifice behind them that allows God to enter in.

Offering envelopes are mailed to our members every two months. The envelopes provide a variety of giving opportunities. Through prayerful consideration, you will decide which opportunities you will support.

Ministry doesn’t take a vacation even when you do. Envelopes can be turned in the next worship service you attend or mailed to the parish office at 101 Greenwood St., Tamaqua, PA 18252

Online giving allows members and non-members to make one-time or reoccurring offerings with a credit or debit card or through a bank account.

Our leaders can better administrate our ministries when giving is planned, consistent and progressive. By planning your giving is intentional, not accidental or spur of the moment. Using our giving page on our website and Facebook page allows your giving to be consistent on a weekly or monthly basis, especially when you are unable to attend worship. As we move along our discipleship journey, our giving is progressive and increases as our faith grows and strengthens.

Exterior Restoration

Currently we are in the process of conducting much needed renovations on our church building. Work has been completed on the Greenwood Street and Mauch Chunk Street sides to repair crumbling concrete. Repairs of the building structure need to continue to ensure the integrity of the church and the safety of all people.