Sunday School Convention! Sunday, May 6th

Sunday, May 6th at 10:00 a.m., everyone is invited to join with other Effingham Churches to participate in the 139th Annual Sunday School Convention at the Methodist

Campground in Springfield. Line up is at 9:45 a.m. Zion has a long history of participation in the Sunday School convention, but will also observe our regular Sunday morning schedule of Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m. for those not attending the convention. If you go, please take a covered dish to share for the meal

following worship. Those who worship at Zion can make it to the campground in time to be there for the meal. If you have questions about this event, contact Emma Lee Dasher. (912-658-0431)

Pastor Dave’s Comments

Daylight Savings time has begun for most people in the USA. Hopefully, by now most everybody has made the slight of hand adjustment to all their time marking instruments (aka clocks). The only part that we really changed were our clocks. The sun itself continued with the same pattern it has had for eons. It is an illusion that we “saved” any time. It is also a misconception that a congregation in the 21st Century can function without a majority of the disciples and members contributing their personal time, abilities, and financial resources to support the overall ministry of the congregation and the larger church. You will be hearing more about the Stewardship Committee that is taking shape. The basic purpose of the committee is to help inform the congregation about the need for disciples and members to manage their time, abilities, and financial resources so that a portion can be used in the ministry of the church. For a congregation time, abilities, and money are the building blocks of ministry. Stewardship is about using what you have received to support ministry.

Pastor Dave