We invite you to…
Put your faith in action.
Answer God’s call of service.
Reach out in care and concern for others.
Bless to be a blessing to others.
Homebound Communion Servers: As members of Christ’s body and by virtue of our baptism, we are all ministers of Christ’s healing.Homebound visitation is one way in which we minister pastorally to those in our parish community who are unable to attend Sunday worship. Home communion kits with a printed guideline are available. Homebound communion servers visit once a month during the first two weeks of the month. Pastor Sue visits during the third and fourth weeks.
Babies: The Cradle Roll is an exciting Christian Education Program ministering to new parents and their children–newborn until they reach age three. It lends support to parents through a visit during the first weeks after birth and a series of mailings sent at regular intervals.
Hospital: Hospital visitation provides a unique setting to minister to people who find themselves with a greater dependency upon friends, family, church, and their faith. Those who prepare themselves to minister in hospital settings and to the sick will discover that a visit, a scripture, a spoken word, or prayer will bring hope and comfort. Lives can be forever changed from our obedience to the Word of God and compassion for others.
Marriage: Encouraging strong marriages through visits and resources. The desire of the Lord’s heart is to shine through the married lives of his people. We are called in our oneness to reflect his glory. We are those earthen vessels to an unsaved world. In fact, the greatest opportunity for every healthy marriage to be used by the Lord is the ability to walk through the trials, the communication problems, the financial crises, the teen-ager problems, and the rest of life’s happenings.
Card Ministry: Birthdays and anniversaries are important milestones in the lives of people. As the church we want to celebrate with our people. This is primarily a card ministry. Snail mail is less and less frequent, but a greeting is always appreciated. We’d also like to include sending cards to the hospital, when there is a death in the family, and other milestones such as retirement and even job changes as we learn of them.
Grief Ministry: The grief ministry team recognizes the difficulties that come with the death of a loved one and works to reach out to provide support to those who are dealing with a recent loss. To be the hands of Christ, the team reaches out to those in the Zion church family who are grieving the loss of a loved one, assuring them they need not journey alone.