"This Week at Zion!"
Williamson Come-Unity Center Needs:
• Coats! Boots! Gloves! Scarves! Bring your new or gently used and laundered donations to church.
• Groceries:current needs are juice, canned vegetables and fruit, canned soup, and tuna fish.
Thank you for sending Russell Ruth your warm thoughts, love, and encouragement! Notes and cards may be sent to: Russell Ruth, Allegany County Jail, 4884 State Route 19, Belmont, NY 14813.
Grow Deeper: Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands. Pastor Todd is planning to lead a small group in early 2020. Interested?
Got Wheelchairs? Pastor Lida would love your old one! It will be shipped to Guatemala for people in need.
December 23 - Family Christmas Pageant service
December 24 - Family dish to pass, board games, luminaries, 5:00 PM; Christmas Eve service, 7:30 PM
December 30 - Christmas Carol sing. Forward your request to Sharon! Quarters for Campus Ministries.
January 5 - Zion Quilting Ministries! 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon.
January 20 - Communion and donation collection for the Williamson Come-Unity Center.
January 27 - Fellowship Breakfast at Zion! 8:00 AM.
February 9 - Zion Quilting Ministries! 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon.
March 5 - Mardi Gras Fellowship Dinner at Zion! 6:00 PM.
March 6 - Ash Wednesday Worship, 7:00 PM.
Highlights from our Pastor - Parish Relations, Trustees, and Leadership Council Meetings, 9/26/18
Our driveway and parking lot are getting an upgrade! We hope to have the tree removed from the parking lot this fall, in preparation for black topping the driveway and parking lot in the spring!
Instead of earning a poor interest rate from the bank, we will invest savings in the United Methodist Frontier Foundation, in a low risk, liquid account. This will help offset the future cost of health insurance.
The back roof and gutters will be repaired! Many property related maintenance and upkeep items will be addressed in the near future.
Thank You, Zion family! Following an all-church letter of appeal, giving has increased and currently nearly balances expenses.
The Leadership Team was updated on the Commission on a Way Forward and action taking place in our United Methodist denomination.
When you hear the whistle blowing from a train passing the Wayneport crossing, be reminded that God has blessed Zion, loves this congregation, and our best days are in our future!
First Time Joining Us?
Welcome! Please join us for coffee, tea, and fresh baked cookies after the service. You’ll fit right in!
We love children! Children, youth, and parents are encouraged to come forward and enjoy the special message. Christian education for all ages follows worship.
We encourage prayers for individuals (first names only, please), events, thanks, and witness. Prayers are discreetly posted on our web site to encourage daily prayer support throughout the week. Share our 24/7 dedicated Prayer Line: 315.791.2105
Yes! We Pass the Plate!
Donations to support Zion’s missions are gratefully accepted during the offering. Your gifts make it possible to feed neighbors, create and send quilts around the world, undertake a congregation-wide mission effort every 5th Sunday, support missionaries in Cameroon and Guatemala, and travel to Guatemala each year to build houses and fit people to wheelchairs. Thank you for your generosity!
If God is calling you to explore baptism or membership, welcome aboard! Speak with Pastor Todd or Pastor Lida.
Meet Zion's Newest Missionaries - Ben and Emily Mooney!
Zion Women's Ministry, the missional outreach effort for our congregation, recently decided to provide monthly support for a new missionary family, Ben and Emily Mooney. Ben and Emily serve in Guatemala serving many who are impoverished and marginalized. They re-manufacture and distribute wheelchairs to those who need them, build houses to replace insecure and inadequate houses, make home visits to distribute malnutrition kits and make friends, and ... all this in the name of Jesus Christ and to the glory of God!
Read about their story at: http://www.bethelministriesinternational.com/ben-and-emily/
Pastor Lida, Lynn and Linda Saxton, and Pastor Todd have all had the privilege of serving with Ben and Emily on our short-term missionary trips to Guatemala. They have become good friends and are passionate to serve!
Quarters for Campus Ministries
Our Leadership Team decided to support Genesee Area Campus Ministries by designate our Quarter gifts for this mission. The conference ended funding in 2016, cutting the budget by over $11,000. We are trying to take our part in making up the loss. This is what you can do:
Bring Quarters the last Sunday of each month and place them in the offering plate
Take a ceramic bowl home and place it on your kitchen table to collect Quarters throughout the month
Give Quarters any time by placing them in the bowl in the side room
Support our United Methodist Student Sunday special offering this Fall
Make an online donation. Simply go to: http://www.nycharities.org/donate/c_donate.asp?CharityCode=2933 and following the directions. It is that easy!
Thank you for your generous support!
Quilting Ministries NEWS!
Contact Kim Valone at 986.4356 or Linda Saxton at 597.2208 to learn about upcoming meetings and how you can take part.
Invite a friend, share a ride, welcome everyone!
Missions of Zion
Missions, also known as outreach, are one of our four core values:
Remaining focused on these four values helps keep our community of faith strong and centered on Jesus Christ.
We've produced this short video to help outline the missional outreach of Zion.
Enjoy! Share it with your friends!
Pastor Todd's Office Hours
Pastor Todd does not hold regular office hours at Zion. He is, however, available for appointments. If you would like to meet with him call 585.703.9235.
Pastor Todd does maintain regular office hours at the East Rochester United Methodist Church, located at 357 Fairport Road, East Rochester. He is generally in the office Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Who Do You Call?
When you need a pastor, please feel free to contact either pastor Todd or pastor Lida. We both share prayer concerns and work closely together. Contact information is as follows:
Todd R. Goddard, Pastor, 6274 Knickerbocker Road, Ontario, NY 14519, 585.703.9235 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
Lida Merrill, Assistant to the Pastor, 585.402.6657 (cell), Lida.email@example.com
Support the Protestant Chapel Community at the University of Rochester
Online donations are now being accepted to support the Protestant chaplain at the UofR. Simply go to:
http://www.nycharities.org/donate/c_donate.asp?CharityCode=2933 and following the directions. It is that easy!
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