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 do 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!
Dec. 4 Worship Service 9:00 am Sunday School 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Dec. 7 Hand Bell Rehearsal 6:00 - 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal 7:15 - 8:15 am
Dec. 9 Cookie Walk and Bake Sale Prep 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Dec. 10 Annual Cookie Walk and Bake Sale 9:00 - High Noon
Dec. 11 Worship Service 9:00 am Sunday School 10:15 - 11:15 am Christmas Program Prep Ladies' Fellowship Meeting 2:00 pm
Dec. 13 MLG Meeting 6:00 pm
Dec. 14 Hand Bell Rehearsal 6:00 - 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Dec. 15 Blue Christmas Service 6:00 pm This service is for anyone who is feeling grief, depression, loss, or just not in the Christmas Spirit.
Dec. 18 Worship Service 9:00 am Christmas Program!! Christmas Offering Collection
Dec. 20 Soup Kitchen Prep Chimes articles due for January Edition
Dec. 21 Soup Kitchen Serve Hand Bell Rehearsal 6:00 - 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service 6:00 pm
Dec. 25 Christmas Day Service 9:00 am with Communion No Sunday School
Dec. 28 No Rehearsals
Dec. 31 New Year's Eve
The Ladies' Fellowship will meet again on December 11at 2:00 pm in the Narthex.
This will be our last meeting until we resume in March of 2023!
We will be having a hymn sing accompanied by our own fabulous pianist, Jarred Pullen. Hors d'ouevres will be served.
Our Annual Cookie Walk and Bake Sale will be taking place on Dec. 10 from 9:00 am to Noon. We need all sorts of baked goods to make this a success. Sign up in the Narthex or email Diane Dasse at email@example.com to let her know how you want to help or if you have any questions. We need lots of baked goods this year. The gentlemen are welcome to bake something and contribute, too!!
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marcia at email@example.com 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.
Advent is all about waiting and anticipating when Christ will be born into our hearts anew on Christmas Day! Below are all the details and special events! All Ages Sunday School will meet downstairs every Sunday through Dec. 11.
Nov. 27 – Isaiah 42:1-9 – Advent 1: Hope
Dec. 4 – Esther 4:1-17 – Advent 2: Peace
Dec. 11 – Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 & Luke 1:46-55 –Advent 3: Joy
Dec. 15 – Blue Christmas Service - 6pm While the Christmas season can be very joyous, it can also bring struggle and difficult feelings. We all have experienced grief or loss or just felt blue at some time in our life. So, let us join together in prayers of lament and comfort.
Dec. 18 –All Ages Christmas Program The Story of Christ’s Birth - Advent 4: Love Our Christmas program will be an all-ages celebration of music and participation in the Christmas story. You will want to be a part of this!! Let Doug Macomber know you want to help!!
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Service - 6pm; Luke 2:1-20 Let us join together in a special service that will include and be welcoming of all ages. Hear the Christmas story, sing Christmas carols together, and light up the night!
Dec. 25 – Luke 2:8-20; Christmas Hymn Sing Join with us for this very special service of singing Christmas Carols together and having Communion on Christmas morning!
In Peace and Gratitude, Pastor Cal Nevenzel 219-252-0378 firstname.lastname@example.org Schedule a meeting with me: https://calendly.com/cnevenzel
Zion United Church of Christ - 9105 Third St, PO Box 10, Baroda, MI 49101 - 269-422-1590 - e-mail - email@example.com