We've all experienced months where everything seems to fall on one day. Well, in March, it's definitely March 12. All sorts of things going on at the church that day!!
Sundays Worship Service 9:00 am
Everyone is welcome at our services!! If you are new to the neighborhood, come on in!! Even if you belong to another faith, you are welcome to come to our services, make new friends, find out where things are, and pray with us until you find your church. As they say in the movie "Steel Magnolias" - God don't care which church you go to, as long as you show up!
March 15 Stewardship/Lent Study Group 6:00 pm
In the Narthex
March 16 Hand Bell Rehearsal 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal 7:15 - 8:15 pm
March 17 Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
March 19 Worship Service 9:00 am
Easter Flower Ordering
Sunday School 10:15 - 11:15 am
March 21 MLG Meeting
March 22 Stewardship/Lent Study Group 6:00 pm
In the Narthex
March 23 Hand Bell Rehearsal 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal 7:15 - 8:15 pm
March 26 Worship Service 9:00 am
Last Day to Order Easter Flowers
No Sunday School
Brunch/Potluck After Service
Celebrating Zion UCC's 120th Birthday!
March 29 Stewardship/Lent Study Group 6:00 pm
In the Narthex
March 30 Hand Bell Rehearsal 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal 7:15 - 8:15 am
Our first meeting is in the books! We had many attendees and it was wonderful to see everybody again!!
The Bean and Rice collection was a rousing success!! Thanks to everybody for their generosity!
We have a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for our Brunch on Sunday, March 26, 2023, after the service. We will be celebrating Zion UCC's 120th Anniversary!! You won't want to miss this shindig!! Sign up to bring in your favorite dish or snack and celebrate with everybody!!
Our next meeting will be in April and we'll get the date up here as soon as we can. We have to work around Easter, which is April 9.
All ladies are welcome to come to the meetings!! You do not have to join to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
See you there!!
Marcia Koehler and Diane Dasse
We have many programs and activities throughout the year!! The Church picnic in June, the Rally Day in September, displays in the chapel, Rummage Sales, Bake Sales, and many other opportunities to help. If you would like to help with any of our activities, please contact us and let us know your interest and hours of availability. Contact Diane Dasse at email@example.com or Marcia Koehler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! You don't have to join in order to help. ALL help is appreciated!!
The MLG, Pastor Cal, and many of us are continuing to review our COVID-19 Guidelines.
We mourn with those who have lost loved ones due to this virus, or are currently suffering from it or its many impacts. May God and God’s people surround and comfort you.
Currently, our sanctuary and church building are open on Sunday mornings. We are also open for other events by request. The church office is open as well. We have resumed coffee hour in the narthex after Sunday worship. We have taken down the dividers from the pews, and put Bibles and Hymnals back, and resumed singing together. Let us enjoy worshipping and fellowshipping in old and new ways together!
While we are grateful to be able to do many of the things we love to do again, we continue to recommend following health department guidelines. Please take precautions to protect yourself and others, as well as respect one another’s boundaries.
It is always a good idea to allow personal space between yourself and others, and ask before engaging in physical contact. Please leave the aisles and doorways into and out of the sanctuary and building clear, so that people are able to enter and exit easily.
If you have been in our building and test positive, or learn you have been exposed to Covid-19, please notify the church so we can respond accordingly.
Thank you for understanding and respecting these guidelines, which are in place to protect our neighbors and ourselves.
Please contact us if you have any specific questions or requests: email@example.com
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Cal Nevenzel & The Ministry Leadership Group (MLG): George S, Vice Moderator
Carolyn S, Treasurer
Matt S, Secretary;
Rev. Calandra Nevenzel - Pastor
Sue S. - Office Manager
Blue Ribbon Books - Accounting
Douglas Macomber - Music Director
Beth J. - Christian Education
Mon-Thur: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Letter from Pastor Cal
Dear Beloved of Zion UCC,
Our Calling: Three Great Loves
“Three Great Loves,” a shared initiative of United Church of Christ congregations, conferences, and the national setting, engages all of us in faith-inspired work for a more just world. Together, we change lives.
This initiative reflects the deep purpose, mission, and vision of our Christian movement.
Our purpose arises from Jesus’ greatest commandment: we will love the Lord our God with our whole heart, mind, soul and strength; and our neighbor as ourselves.
Every congregation names its mission slightly differently, but as I travel around the country, I find our congregations living out their purpose through a missional commitment to love, welcome, and justice. Spoken in different ways, we share a common mission: united by the Holy Spirit and inspired by God’s grace, we love all, welcome all, and seek justice for all.
Our mission as the United Church of Christ points towards a shared vision: a just world for all.
Many of us came to the United Church of Christ because of this sense of purpose, mission, and vision. But we need to ensure we do more than speak words. We make our commitment real by embracing Three Great Loves:
The love of Neighbor
The love of Children
The love of Creation
Over the next few weeks, leaders in your congregation will share stories of the ways your congregation and our wider movement live out these Three Great Loves. And then, you will be asked to make a commitment of financial support to the work of your local congregation and the wider United Church of Christ.
We believe an entire Christian movement that is willing to engage in an extended time of mission to serve these "Three Great Loves" can change the world. We know that your part in this mission matters – no matter where you are located or how large or small your community.
Friends, the world needs our great love. Together, our love for the world can transform it.
We will also be having a Stewardship/Lent Study Group that will be meeting starting March 1, 2023, at 6:00 pm in the Narthex. Books are available in the Narthex. Please have the introduction through chapter 2 read for the meeting.
In Love and Grace,
Schedule a meeting with me at: https://calendly.com/cnevenzel