6/06 Guest Pastor - Rev. David Moffett-Moore 6/20 Outdoor Service - Father's Day 6/27 Guest Pastor - Carly Hubers 7/04 Fourth of July
Zion is planning a special outdoor service for Father's Day, June 20th. Stay tuned for more details!
Our church altar is so beautiful on its own, but the flowers add that little something extra. I have placed a sign up sheet on the communication desk for those interested in helping with the flowers.
You may use real or artificial arrangements. There are also some artificial arrangements in the basement closet should you choose to use those.
Please always feel free to talk to me if you have never done this and would like to give it a try. I would like to encourage anyone that would like to bring in flowers to place upfront by the organ to do so. Everyone absolutely loves the flowers!
Thanks for your help! God’s blessings, Diane D.
Church Directory Update
It’s time to update our church directory. Please fill out the directory form on page 5 of the April Chimes or you can find additional forms on the communication desk in the Narthex. If you would like a form mailed to you, please contact the church office.
Please return the form to the church either by mail or in the box on the communication desk. This information will not only help update our printed directory, it will help the church office have the most up to date contact information for our member files.
Update to Zion's Bylaws
Zion UCC’s bylaws were last looked at and rewritten in 2003. Believe it or not, it’s been 18 years! We are looking for anyone interested in working to look at and update our bylaws. Some things haven’t really changed, but in other areas there needs to be some rethinking and rewording.
This committee would start meeting this coming Fall to work through the bylaws. We are looking for dedicated and thoughtful individuals who would like to be a part of this process. If that is you, please sign-up in the Narthex or let George S know.
The MLG, Pastor Cal, and many of us are continuously reviewing our COVID-19 safety protocols. We mourn with those who have lost loved ones due to this virus, or are currently suffering from it. May God comfort and protect you.
We are so glad to see case numbers on a downward trend in both Michigan and Berrien County, largely due to so many having access to the vaccine. We are grateful for what everyone has done in following the guidelines in worship and being respectful of one another. Because of all this, our sanctuary is currently open on Sunday mornings. We continue to recommend wearing masks and social distancing inside our building to protect and respect one another.
For now, we will continue to refrain from serving food or open drinks in the building.
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 neighbor and ourselves. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or requests: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace and Peace, Pastor Cal Nevenzel & The Ministry Leadership Group (MLG): Jan, Brian, Carolyn, Matt, Ed, George, Beka
UCC Daily Devotions Each day authors from the UCC provide a powerful devotional. Click on the link to take you to the day's reflections.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works; Let us meet together and encourage one another! -- Hebrews 10
Dear Beloved of Zion UCC,
I am so grateful to be able to visit with more of you in person, as I am now fully vaccinated, many of you are too, and guidelines have loosened up a bit. I will continue to do my best to care for and get to know our congregation, while also doing my best to keep everyone safe.
In light of this, I want to encourage you to reach out if you or someone you know would like to meet with me one-on-one in any way, whether a pastoral visit, at-home communion, or just a casual conversation. We can meet in my backyard, home office, at a local coffee shop/cafe, at your home, or wherever you feel most comfortable. Let’s get to know each other better!
I look forward to planning some outdoor worship services and special events outside later this summer as well. I will share more information with you soon!
I hope to hear from you soon!
In the Joy of Christ, Pastor Cal
Whatever happens today, dear Lord, help us remember that you are present. If we find ourselves in the shadows of disappointment or rejection or pain, let us see your comforting light. If we’re in the radiant light of success or acceptance or wholeness, may we acknowledge your providence and grace. Wherever we are, grant us the assurance of your nearness. Amen.
Zion United Church of Christ - 9105 Third St, PO Box 10, Baroda, MI 49101 - 269-422-1590 - e-mail - email@example.com