"This Week at Zion!"
May 23 - Quilting Ministries, 6-9 pm.
May 26 - Memorial Day Sunday, West Walworth Cemetery Service
June 2 - The Goddard Appreciation/Farewell Celebration and Dinner, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM at Zion West Walworth UMC
June 5-8 - Upper New York Annual Conference, Syracuse
June 8 - Gananda Garage Sale (see Kim V. if you have a piece of furniture or appliance to donate)
June 9 - Pastor Todd’s final Sunday leading worship.
June 14-16 - Quilting Ministries Retreat, Naples, NY.
June 27 - Quilting Ministries, 6-9 pm.
June 30- 5th Sunday Mission Engagement, A Second Thought Resale Shop, East Rochester, 11 AM- 1PM, followed by Dutch treat lunch.
July 21 - Church Picnic/Welcome for Pastor Jeff & Family, 3:00 PM - ? at the Boyd’s
July 26 - Pie Booth at Festival-in-the-Park, Walworth
August 8th & 9th - Rummage Sale & Baked Food Sale
August 22 - Quilting Ministries, 6-9 pm.
Pastor Lida would love your old one! It will be shipped to Guatemala for people in need.
Old but still usable sneakers can make a difference for people with disabilities in Guatemala. Bring them to church and Pastor Lida will deliver them!
Williamson Come-Unity Center Needs:
Grocery needs are peanut butter, juice, canned vegetables and fruit, canned soup, and tuna fish (gentle reminder: they cannot accept expired items).
Call for Mail-
Russell Ruth- Livingston County Jail, 4 Court St, Geneseo, NY 14454. Please write your return address on his card or note. Thank you for your words of encouragement!
On Sunday, March 17, 2019, John Plotzker, chair of our Pastor Parish Relations Committee, made the announcement that Rev. Jeffrey Nowak was going to be appointed pastor of the West Walworth: Zion United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2019.
Pastor Jeffrey’s conference web page with contact information is located at: http://www.unyumc.org/resources/clergy/jeffrey-nowak
Welcome home to Zion, pastor Jeffrey! We welcome you and your entire family!
Beloved members and friends of the West Walworth: Zion & East Rochester United Methodist churches, Grace and peace to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
On Sunday, February 10, 2019 it was announced at the conclusion of worship that Bishop Mark Webb has appointed me pastor of the Rush United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2019.
It has been a profound privilege to serve as your pastor, for the past 18 years at Zion, and for the past 6 years at East Rochester. My friendship and love for every one of you will never end. Our time together as been one filled with grace and growth, all the while, keeping Jesus Christ the center of our faith, worship, and outreach.
Your love and kindness makes it very hard for my family and I to leave. I am confident that God is working through Bishop Webb and our District Superintendent, Vonda Fossett, to discern, identify, and appoint an exceptional pastor to each church. Both congregations are strong and I have every expectation that you will thrive!
In forthcoming months, District Superintendent Vonda will be meeting with the appropriate teams from both churches to guide you through the appointment process. She is wonderful! I’m confident the Holy Spirit will guide this process, you will warmly welcome your new pastor, and your new pastor will bless you abundantly.
Do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.
With a tear in my eye, and a heart filled with love,
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 Missionaries - Ben and Emily Mooney!
Zion Women's Ministry, the missional outreach effort for our congregation, provide monthly support for our 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, 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!
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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