8/23-9/06 Pastor Cal on vacation 9/12 Rally Day All Church Picnic 9/13 Ladies Fellowship 7:00 p.m. 9/19 Chimes Articles are due 9/21 Rummage/Bake Sale Drop Off 10:00 - 3:00 9/22 Rummage/Bake Sale Drop Off 4:00 - 7:00 9/23 All Church Rummage/Bake Sale 8:00 - 5:00 9/24 All Church Rummage/Bake Sale 8:00 - 12:00
Join us Sunday, September 12th at Baroda Village Park for Rally Day 2021 to kick off the start of the Sunday School year!
Church service at the Baroda Village Park will begin at 11:00 am with a potluck lunch to follow.
Chicken will be provided by Ladies Fellowship and we ask that you bring a dish to pass. A sign up sheet for the picnic can be found in the Narthex.
A “noisy” offering will be taken to support the Baroda Food Pantry. Bring your spare change and make some noise as you pour your donation into our tin pans!
After lunch, our Christian Education Committee will have games and activities with an Olympic theme for kids of all ages!
There will be raffle prizes, gift cards, gift baskets and more!
We hope to see you there!
Zion extends a warm welcome to our new choir director, Douglas Macomber, who starts this September. We are very excited for him to start his work here! You can find his last organ recital from his previous church in Colorado on Zion’s Facebook page.
Sign up for Choir! Zion is looking for those interested in joining our choir and hand bell choir this fall.
Make a joyful noise!
Sign up sheets can be found in the Narthex.
Ladies’ Fellowship would like to invite all Ladies to join us Sept. 13th at 7:00 p.m. for our meeting where refreshments will be served.
We will be discussing our annual rummage and bake sale. Please gather items for the sale and bakers get ready! We are in need of helpers for the sale and a chairperson for the bake sale.
Please contact Diane or Marcia for more information!
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, and 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 neighbor and ourselves.
Because of God’s great love, we are not consumed, for God’s compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “God is my portion; therefore I will wait for God.” - Lamentations 3:22-24
Beloved of Zion UCC,
Can you believe that it was one year ago that I started my call, our covenant together, at Zion UCC!?
Maybe you feel like I do, unsure if that sounds like a long or short time. When big things are going on, good or bad, our sense of time can be warped. Time may seem to move either incredibly slowly, or incredibly quickly, or a strange conglomeration of both.
However this past year has felt for you, I pray that you feel God with you, your beloved siblings in Christ with you, as we, though all in different walks of life, with different ideas and beliefs, walk together on our journey toward stronger faith and deeper love. We ready ourselves for the good work ahead of us of being more Christlike, inwardly and outwardly, through how we live and how we treat one another.
This past year has brought loss and birth, grief and joy, struggle and unity. I am so grateful for the good energy that God is creating out of the exhausting despair. You have to admit some things have gotten better since I started, right? - Even if it is largely beyond all of our control! And I am so looking forward to the journey ahead, as we strive for unity in all things and grow into being the beautiful body of Christ that God has created and continues to shape us to be.
Great is God’s Faithfulness!
Remember, you can schedule a time to meet with me, by clicking the following link, which connects to my online calendar and availability: https://calendly.com/cnevenzel
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