July 4 Happy Independence Day! Church Office is Closed
July 10 Prayer Circle 10:00 a.m.
July 14 Listening Session - Zion's Future During Coffee Hour after worship
July 16 MLG Meeting 6:00 p.m.
July 16-21 Church Office Closed
July 21 Listening Session - Zion's Future During Coffee Hour after worship
Church Office Closed July 16th through July 21st
The church office will be closed from July 16th through July 21st while Susan, the office manager, is away on vacation. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Rev. David Moffett-Moore directly as there will be no one to answer your calls. Non-emergency messages can be left on the church answering machine and will be returned when the office reopens on July 22nd.
Pastoral Search Committee Needs Your Help!
Dear Zion Members and Friends:
The Pastoral Search Committee (PSC) needs your input to create a church profile. This profile will be used by prospective pastors to choose a church when applying for the position of placed pastor. In order to create the profile of Zion United Church of Christ, PSC has prepared a survey for the congregation to complete. This survey will provide PSC with the demographic and ideological data we need to build the profile of Zion. Please provide forthright and honest answers about our qualities and what qualities we would like in our next placed pastor.
Please know that your answers will be completely confidential. Even the PSC members will not know who completes the survey. Every family member is encouraged to participate, even the kids.
There are two ways to complete the survey:
1. You can copy and paste this link to complete the survey online: https://forms.gle/hRDg4TsvWNq79rLC7 2. Fill out a paper copy of the survey A. There will be paper copies available on the communications desk in the Narthex B. Paper copies are included in the July edition of the Chimes C. You can request a paper copy to be mailed to you by calling the church office at 269-422-1590 or call Carolyn Shuler at 269-326-0739. D. Completed paper surveys can be returned in the container on the communications desk
The Pastoral Search Committee asks that you complete and return your survey no later than August 4th, 2019. We value your input and look forward to sharing our church profile with prospective pastors.
If you have any questions, please contact on of the PSC members.
Carolyn Shuler Jessica Machiniak Brian Dargus Coreen Dargus Maxine Iverson Ed Koehler Rod McGilvra
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Welcome Rev. Dr. David Moffett-Moore Transitional Pastor
Grace and peace! I am honored to accept the call to be your Transitional Minister and look forward to serving you during this transitional period. In the coming months I will have a column in The Chimes on our process and priorities, but this month I thought I would just introduce myself.
I grew up in small towns in central Indiana, one of five children in Methodist parsonages. I earned my Bachelor of Arts at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, where my parents met. I’ve been working since I was 11: mowing yards, shoveling walks, delivering newspapers, writing for the local newspaper, working in factories and farms. My first job after college was as a loan collector for a consumer finance agency.
Two years after college, I entered the ministry. I have served 8 churches in three states and two denominations: 15 years as United Methodist and 20 years as United Church of Christ. I was Spiritual Formation Program Director for a Roman Catholic retreat center and worked for Mennonite Mutual Aid. Between being UMC and UCC, I spent a decade in the financial services industry, earning Chartered Financial Consultant, Registered Investment Advisor and Registered Financial Principal designations. I’ve written seven books and have taught Psychology and Philosophy at several regional campuses. I’ve a Ph. D. in Celtic Spirituality and a D.Min. in Spirituality and Psychology.
It’s a second marriage for Becki and I; we’ve been together 23 years. Together we have four grown children in four different time zones. We have five grandsons and one granddaughter, with two more grandsons on the way. Becki has a Masters in Ceramic Art, taught at a Community College in Illinois, and was an Advanced Master Gardener in Indiana – ask about her deer proof garden! She grew up in the shadow of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
This is a little bit about me; I look forward to getting to know you in the coming months. We do have work to do, but first let’s get to know each other!
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