"This Week at Zion!"
August 19-26 Pastor Jeff and Family will be away
August 22 - Quilting Ministries, 6-9 pm.
August 26 - Cooking and serving dinner for Family Promise
September 8 - Rally Sunday! Sunday School for all ages resumes after summer break
September 8 - Blessing of the Backpacks: learners, and school staff! Bring your Backpacks, Teacher Bags, Lunch Boxes!
September 8 -Dish to pass fellowship dinner, Guatemala presentation, 5 PM at church
September 29 - Fifth Sunday Mission Outreach, after service gather to volunteer at Second Thought Resale Shop to support out mission work in Guatemala
October 6 - Great Day of Singing
November 3 - All Saints Day
November 3 - Dish to pass fellowship dinner, 5 PM
November 7 - Church Charge Conference, 6 PM at Farmington UMC
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!
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 Jeffrey 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!