Welcome to Zion UMC!8700 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553
Traditional Service starts at 11:00am Sunday
Come be a Part of Historic Spotsylvania Courthouse.
Zion United Methodist Church has been meeting in Spotsylvania for over 155 years. Our church has seen many changes in our community but has always been a place of friendship and kindness even in our darkest days. Zion has always been an active part of the Spotsylvania community and always will. Come be a part of the historic past and our glorious future. Visitors are always welcome. Nursery is available during the traditional service for children under 3 years.
Rev. Barbara M. Jacobs is always available for you to share your concerns and cares.
Rev. Alan Farley Sermon is "Are You Forgiven?"
First Epistle Lesson Romans 3: 13, 5-12
Gospel Lesson Luke 23: 34
Zion UMC Announces Online Giving
Children's Summer Camp Offered
This year Zion will offer a Children's Summer Camp (CSC), from 9am to 12noon, on June 10-12. Out under the tent, we will enjoy exploring "Superheroes of the Faith." There will be stories, activities, games, and plenty of exercise and fresh air. Each day, a light lunch will be served at 11:30am. Our children will be divided by the following age groupings:
Younger Children (ages 3-5)
Middle Children (ages 6-8)
Older Children (ages 9-10)
If you are available to help as a group leader, craft leader, music leader, or food provider and/or preparer, please contact Lay Leader, Joyce Fairbanks by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will have a special kick-off activity for our families on Sunday, June 9. Following lunch at church, we will participate in a special hayride to the Spotsylvania battlefield. Please plan to join us. Registration for the Children’s Summer Camp will begin following Easter.
KITS FOR CONFERENCE
Hear ye! Hear ye! The Kits for Conference are coming! The Kits for Conference are coming! Gather ye pencils, rulers, soap bars, clippers, sewing needles, receiving blankets, scissors, wash clothes, etc.!!! Be ye looking for a complete list of items soon! Our fair seamstresses have already made over 30 school satchels!!! Be watching!!! The Kits for Conference are coming!!!!!
SCHOOL DRESSING DAYSZion will again participate in the School Dressing Days, sponsored by the Interfaith Council, on Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, 2013. Please mark your calendars now to help with this outreach program. Last year we had a wonderful response from members who donated clothes, underwear, and socks. We also had a great response to volunteering to help on the days of the event. By the way, there were many men helping from different churches, as well as women.
Everyone who worked on this project felt they were as rewarded as the children who received the clothes. It made our hearts soar when we saw the look on the faces of the children, as well as the parents.
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REMEMBER, SDD-AUGUST 9 & 10, 2013
Carol Rawls, Coordinator
Each Wednesday at 11:30am, Rev. Barb conducts a mid-week prayer service. Please take this opportunity to join together in prayer as a community of faith. We will meet in the Sanctuary. Scripture texts for May 8: Psalm 121, Leviticus 26:27-42, Ephesians 1:1-10, Matthew 22:41-46
MICAH MISSION OPPORTUNITY
Zion's Micah Mission is now assigned every 5th Monday breakfast, starting April 29, 2013 at the VFW Building, Princess Anne Street, downtown Fredericksburg. There are 11 volunteers so far and the menu will be breakfast casseroles, muffins, fruit, orange juice, milk and coffee. If anyone would like to assist in preparing the food but cannot attend the breakfast or help set-up and help with serving, please contact Linda Struebing at email@example.com. Thank you.
Cell Phones for Soldiers Sought
Zion is participating in the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. No longer used cell phones, chargers, batteries, accessories, Blackberry PDAs, and pagers can be placed in the designated collection box in the Fellowship Hall. Mark Grace explains that this equipment is being reconditioned for our American troops so they can stay in touch with loved ones.
Nonfat Dry Milk
Jelly or Jam
Tuna or other Canned Meat
Spaghetti or other Dry Pasta
Macaroni and Cheese
Canned Meals (stew, ravioli, etc.)
Cookies and Snacks
Just for You...Small Groups
2013 Lay Leadership Team
2013 Ministry Coordinators
Thurman Brisben Center
The Zion UMC Emergency Food Pantry is a proud recipient of support from the Operation Rice Bowl Grant.