We, baptized members of the Church of Christ, responding in faith to the call of the Holy Spirit through the Gospel desire to continue together to preach the word, administer the sacraments, and carry out God’s mission.
News & Events
View our Sunday 10:15AM Worship Service from February 18, 2024 below:
View our Ash Wednesday Worship Service from February 14, 2024 below:
All are Invited to Wednesdays in Lent… Beginning Wednesday, February 21st (and for the following 4 weeks) we will meet at 6:00PM for soup and fellowship, then move to the sanctuary at 6:30PM for worship. Choir will follow at 7:00PM. Please join us!
St. Patrick's Day Race to benefit the CT chapter of the Alzheimer's Association:
Pastor Jeff is trying to get a group of people from Zion (the Flying Fryers?) to run in the O'Shenanigans 5K on March 9th. It starts and ends at Kinsman Brewery. Click the link for more information, https://www.hartfordmarathon.com/oshenanigans-5k/ or talk to Pastor Jeff
UPDATE: ‘Souper Bowl’ of Caring: The monetary donations collected this past weekend to benefit “Bread for Life” totaled $345 and will be given to “Bread for Life” this week! And for our “SHARE THE LOVE” campaign we collected 70 Gift Cards for the individuals at “Bread for Life” that were delivered on Monday to be distributed in time for Valentine’s Day! Thank you for your continued support for our local community through these various outreach programs. Missy and the staff were thrilled with our generosity…the people of Zion are Amazing!
Back by Popular Demand, our ‘SNUGGLE UP’ campaign has started again! We are collecting NEW stuffed animals of all shapes and sizes to be donated to be both Prudence Crandall & The Friendship Center in New Britain.. Donations can be dropped off in the Gathering Place until TODAY Sunday, February 18th.
Scholarship Applications are now available in the Gathering Place on the bulletin board near the elevator and on the website! Anyone attending an accredited post-secondary program is encouraged to apply. Applications are due MARCH 24th Please contact Lisa Proffitt with questions at (860) 621-4316.
The Book Club’s selection is “Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus” by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg. A few books are available to purchase in the Gathering Place for $15. Please put payment in the envelope included with the book and place it in the yellow box on the table near the elevator.
Our next meeting is Monday, March 11th at 7:00PM in the Gathering Place. All are invited to attend!
A Formal Withdrawal Has Been Made of the Current Application to Develop the Evergreen Property. The developer is planning to submit a new application for a 12 Lot subdivision of the 567 Woodruff St parcel per the R-20/25 Zoning Bulk Standards and Open Space requirements (Per Subdivision Section 6-01) with one waiver being requested for cul-de-sac length. They are anticipating submitting a new application in the near future.
Pastor Jeff is putting a pause on his weekly "out of the office" office hours, but continues to be willing to meet with you at coffee shops, bagel shops, ice cream shops or any similar place where you would like to meet. Of course, you can always talk with him at church. Just let him know.
Did you know that you can read an inspirational verse of the week on Tuesdays on Zion's Facebook and Instagram story? And on Thursday, on Facebook, you can see the Bible passages for the weekend services too!
CLICK HERE for FB page.
CLICK HERE for the INSTA page.
Healing Service: There is a healing service within the Saturday 4PM worship service. This occurs on the First Saturday of each month. The healing service will not replace the regular worship service, but will be a part of it. Mark your calendars now!
The Newly formed Knitting & Crocheting group has begun meeting. All are welcome to join us…beginners and experts alike! This group meets on the first and third Friday of each month. Please come!
We are Reactivating the Men's Fellowship Group! All men were invited to join us for our Initial meeting that took place on Thursday, December 14th at 6:30PM to discuss and plan activities for 2024. (As an example, a night out at East Side German restaurant in New Britain for January.) Those who are interested, but were unable to attend the 12/14 meeting, should contact Nick Salerno by phone at 254-226-5096 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you to everyone who participated and for those who joined us for our Bells & Blessings’ performance! It was wonderful time of sharing Christmas joy and the talents of our Zion family! Thanks also to Mr. and Mrs. Claus who came to spend the evening despite their busy schedules! Start thinking of what you might want to do next year...it's only 360 days away!
Looking for Some Great Recipes for the New Year? How about a Zion Cookbook? Look on the table in the Gathering Place for more information. If you have already paid for your cookbook(s), pick yours up! If you would like to purchase a book at Zion, please write your name on the order list and place your payment in the red box in the Gathering Place. CLICK HERE for an order form if you'd like to purchase a copy and can't get to Zion. Call the office with questions.
Announcing the 'Christopher Messner New Organ Fund'
Chris has had such a positive impact on Zion since he became our organist on April 26, 1992. He has filled this church with such beautiful music each and every week. He has been the one constant in our worship service and has helped us navigate through the many transitions we have experienced over these past 30 years. He's always open to new ideas and supports anyone who wants to add their talent to our worship service. One example is how ‘Bells and Blessings’ has become such an integral part of our Christmas season celebration and could not happen without his tireless effort. I can’t imagine all of the time he must spend learning music for everyone, recording music for people to practice and just working with them to find a song.
We sometimes take things for granted, but ever since that Easter Sunday well over 5 years ago, when the organ stopped playing right in the middle of the service, and we found out that spare parts were hard to come by, we have worried about the longevity of this organ.
In order to honor Chris, we have established the ‘Christopher Messner New Organ Fund’ to begin a campaign for a replacement organ. Once the funds are raised and the organ is purchased and set in place, it will be dedicated to Chris for all of the beautiful music he has filled this church with over these past 30 years and for how much he means to our Zion Family. Please donate if you can. Click here to donate, or If you prefer to donate by check,, please make sure to put “organ fund” in the memo line on your check. Thank you!
If you would like some help following the order of worship, ask an usher for a three-ring notebook. In it, you will find the order of worship for the season of Lent. You will still need to look in the Bible for the readings and the hymnal for the hymns. We hope these help!
Are You or Someone You Know Interested in Making Zion Your Church Home? If you’d like to find out more about Zion and/or how to become part of the community of Zion, text Pastor at 860-490-5784 or email him email@example.com.
Calling All Singers and Ringers! Bell Choir practice is on Wednesdays at 6:30PM and Chapel Choir begins at 7:00PM. All are invited! PLEASE JOIN US! (We have also restarted the Praise Band , talk to Chris Messner if you're interested!)
It's Never Too Late to Register for Sunday School! Click HERE to sign up! We look forward to a wonderful new school year, so don't delay, sign up TODAY!
View our 3:00PM and 11:00PM Christmas Eve Services - December 24, 2023 below: