Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
At Zion we try to provide people with a variety of ways to learn about and serve their Savior, develop meaningful Christian relationships, and share the Good News of Christ with others in their community. Sometimes this means an opportunity to simply share some food and conversation. At Zion we are a Christian family. We care for each other, and we care for those who may not know about Jesus. Read on to learn about some regularly scheduled activities and groups we offer to help you build relationships and serve others. (Additional fellowship opportunities occur throughout the year.) Note that for some of the groups you may be able to click on the title for additional information. Choir
Zion's adult choir meets seasonally and is open to all Zion members. The choir typically sings for the Christmas and Easter services and occasionally for other worship services also. The hour-long practices are usually held weekly during the school year. You don't need perfect pitch or a soloist's voice to be in our choir, just a love for singing and--most importantly--a love for praising our Lord!
The Dorcas Society is a group for women of Zion. The purpose of this group is to help women grow spiritually through Bible study, to serve the church and others with their deeds and offerings, and to build each other up through fellowship. In Acts 10:36 the Bible says, "In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor." Zion's Dorcas Society is named after this woman. The Dorcas Society meets monthly, except during the winter months. This meeting typically includes devotion, prayer, presentations, and a fellowship time with refreshments. Doughnut Days
Come to Zion on any given Sunday and you may hear a child whisper to his parents, "Is it doughnut day today?" The second Sunday of each month between services we provide doughnuts and beverages in our gathering space. Plan to stay a few extra minutes after the early worship service--or come a few minutes early before Sunday School and Adult Bible Class--to enjoy some good food and conversation. This is a time where we can catch up on what's going on in each other's lives, and it is a favorite of children and adults alike.
The six weeks prior to Easter each year is called "Lent." During the Lenten season Zion has midweek Lent services on Wednesday nights. These services offer a chance to reflect upon the love that God has for us, and what it meant for him to offer his Son as our substitute. Prior to these evening services we hold Lenten suppers, open to anyone who wishes to come. We understand that it can be difficult to have a stressful day at work, pick up the kids, get homework done, cook supper, and come to church on a Wednesday night. We hope that providing this meal makes it a little easier for our families to come and worship. It gives you a chance to spend some time with your family--and your extended family of fellow Christians--and let someone else do the cooking for a change! Look for more information about our Lenten suppers as the season of Lent draws closer. Senior Eat Outs
Senior Eat Outs are held regularly throughout the year. Seniors are invited to meet at local restaurants for fun, food, and fellowship. Sign-up sheets are located in the church entryway at Zion when a Senior Eat Out is approaching. Bring your friends; all are welcome.
Serving Our Savioris a ladies organization that is part of the Dorcas Society, dedicated to serving our Savior and our church. Serving our Savior is organized into nine major areas of service. Each area of service has multiple activities. Interested members of Zion can volunteer for an activity, and they will not be responsible for anything but that one activity. Members may, however, choose as many activities as they would like. The commitment is for one year. Each area of service has a Coordinator who will ensure that there is guidance for all activities and that they will be accomplished in a timely fashion. If you are interested in serving, contact the church office.
Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. "The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" ~ Mark 1:14b-15