Missions in Service Team (MiST)
Though a core group of 4-6 of us dedicate time and energy on Zion Missions in Service Team (MiST), we
aim to channel the heart of Zion to reaching those in need locally as well as globally.
We have long-standing traditions supporting our local FISH Food Pantry, Christmas Cheer, Sunshine,
Adriel, Project Hope, Martin Luther King Kitchen for the Poor Center (Toledo), Mennonite Central
Committee, Mennonite Disaster Service, Peace Studies (France), Meserete Kristos College (Ethiopia).
Lately, we have begun bringing together people from our community of opposing views with the intent
to LISTEN to – not convert – and to practice treating each other with dignity and respect. Feel free to
contact one of us if you’re interested in participating in a small group for this! We feel strongly our
society needs this during these times so riddled with division.
Also, we’re at the beginning stage of sponsoring immigrants to come to our area, to support a few of
them in their difficult journey.
We are keen to promote Creation Care and encourage members to step up and join us as they can in
This is a broad sweep. Thanks for taking time to learn about our small corner in Zion!
Care and Share & Ten Thousand Villages
Care and Share Home Store
Care and Share is a thrift shop that supports Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches that shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. Care and Share offer our local communities a store in which to make a difference by donations, shopping, and volunteering.
Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages is the largest nonprofit fair trade store in Northwest Ohio offering a unique selection of handmade global gifts, home decor, oriental rugs, jewelry, and personal accessories that represent the diverse cultures of artisan partners in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Kitchen for the Poor
The MLK Kitchen for the Poor is located in Toledo’s central city and feeds more than 200 people each day, including school children and the elderly. Some clients live in nearby housing projects or single-story family homes while others are homeless. They “offer hope and acceptance to those in need, keeping in mind the dignity of all persons. We help anyone who walks through our doors, regardless of age, sex, religion, political beliefs, or race. We feed the homeless and those with low incomes. We provide hope where there seems to be none.”
Fish Food Pantry
It is the goal of the Archbold Fish Pantry to assist low-income Archbold families on a short-term basis, particularly those in a crisis situation, and share God’s love and grace with all.
Individuals or families living within the Archbold school district or with an Archbold mailing address or who regularly attend a church that supports the Archbold Fish Pantry are eligible to receive assistance. Help is given through food each month, an emergency phone line that is available for crisis situations, such as help with rent, electric, gas, prescriptions, etc.
Food pantry distribution days:
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.