Communion is usually on the first Sunday of every month. Check the calendar below for confirmation.
Sunday School is the first and third Sundays of the month from September through May following the service from 10:15 - 11:15 am.
Confirmation Class will meet every Sunday, unless otherwise noted, from 10:15 - 11:30 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!
Nov. 23 Thanksgiving No Rehearsals!!
Nov. 26 Worship Service 9:00 am Decorate the Church!! No Confirmation Class
Nov. 30 Hand Bell Rehearsal 6:00 - 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Dec. 3 Worship Service 9:00 am Guest Pastor - Rev. Benjamin Fisher Sunday School 10:15 - 11:15 am Rehearse for Christmas Celebration Confirmation Class 10:15 - 11:30 am
Dec. 4 Advent Devotional Study 5:00 pm in the Narthex
Dec. 7 Hand Bell Rehearsal 6:00 - 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Dec. 9 World Famous and Internationally Renowned Zion UCC Baroda Ladies' Fellowship Cookie Walk!! Dec. 10 Worship Service 9:00 am Christmas Celebration!! Ladies' Fellowship 1:00 pm
Dec. 11 Advent Devotional Study 5:00 pm in the Narthex
Dec. 13 Blue Christmas Service 6:00 pm For those of us that this is more of a melancholy time of year. Come and feel solace with others for whom this is not the jolliest time of year.
Dec. 14 Hand Bell Rehearsal 6:00 - 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Dec. 17 Worship Service 9:00 am Sunday School 10:15 - 11:15 am Confirmation Class 10:15 - 11:30 am
Dec. 18 Advent Devotional Study 5:00 pm in the Narthex
Dec. 19 Soup Kitchen Prep Contact Elaine Jotzat to help!! email@example.com Church Council Meeting 6:00 pm Formerly known as the MLG
Dec. 20 Soup Kitchen Serve Contact Elaine Jotzat to help!! See above!
Dec. 21 Hand Bell Rehearsal 6:00 - 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal 7:15 - 8:15 pm Dec. 24 Worship Service 9:00 am Worship and Hymn Sing Christmas Eve Service 7:00 pm
Dec. 25 Christmas Day No Services
Dec. 28 No Hand Bell or Choir Rehearsals
Dec. 31 Worship Service 9:00 am No Sunday School No Confirmation Class
Happy New Year - 2024!!
The September meeting was a wonderful show of quilts and home-made love in a blanket!! See the Chimes for all sorts of pictures!! Need a copy of the Chimes? Just email the office - firstname.lastname@example.org - and let me know!! I can snail mail you one or send you one electronically!!
The October meeting was a planning meeting for our upcoming activities - which we have plenty!! Baskets for shut-ins, Soup and Salad Luncheon, a cookie walk, a rummage sale - the fun just never ends!! We can certainly use the help of any lady that wants some social time!! You do not have to become a member, or attend all the meetings. We appreciate any and all help!!
Our November meeting is on the Twelfth at 2:00 pm and we will be making baskets for our shut-in people. As always, light refreshments will be served and all ladies are welcome to help!!
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!!
Enjoy your Summer! God's Blessing's
Marcia Koehler & Diane Dasse
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Don't forget to check out our affiliations and links page under the "More" tab above. There's a lot of wonderful information for national, regional, and local UCC items and Christian Education!! A little lower on the page we also have a resource section with all sorts of great links to things such as Area on Aging in SW Michigan, retirement homes, Medicare and Medicaid, Budgeting, Estate Planning, and lots of help for anyone struggling with addictions!! Check it out!!
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!
Please Take precautions to protect yourself and 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.
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.
Grace and Peace, Pastor Cal Nevenzel & The Church Council Group (Formerly the MLG): Jessica M, Moderator George S, Vice-Moderator Carolyn S, Treasurer Matt S, Secretary; Ed K, Building and Grounds; Brian Dargus - Church Vitality Group Bonnie S.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind— just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you— so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. - 1 Corinthians 1:3-7 –
Dear Beloved of Zion UCC, As Advent begins, we have a lot of wonderful happenings coming! We’ll continue our journey exploring stories in the Bible through the Narrative Lectionary, as we look toward the Christmas Story. Our Advent Devotional this year is Grace in the Manger by Rev. John Stevens. Be sure to pick one up and join us for our Bible Study along with it on Mondays at 5pm Dec. 4, 11, and 18th in the narthex!
See the December Worship & Sunday School Schedule below: Dec. 3 –Guest Preacher: Rev. Ben Fisher; Sunday School; Confirmation Dec. 10 – Sunday School (Rehearsal for Christmas Program) Dec. 13 – (Wed) @6pm Blue Christmas Service (to process grieving all kinds of loss) Dec. 17 –All Ages Christmas Program! Confirmation meets, no Sunday School Dec. 24 – 9am: Christmas Hymn Sing; 7pm: Christmas Eve Carols & Candlelight Service Dec. 31 – Guest Preacher: Rev. Mary Beth Moran Cross