146th Anniversary

Celebrate our 146th Anniversary Sunday, September 23, 2018

Each September, we gather with family and friends of Zion’s congregation to celebrate the blessings God has bestowed upon us. As is our tradition, we will begin our celebration with worship at 11:00 a.m. Our service will be a time to thank God for the many years of service that this church has provided to the community and beyond. After Worship, we will continue the celebration in the Fellowship Hall with a buffet luncheon (provided). Please join us for this special day of remembrance as we rejoice in the past and look forward to an exciting grace filled future of Service.

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)

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Once again our very talented children & youth will be performing a Christmas Program on Sunday, Dec. 10th. All participants must arrive at 3:30 p.m. for costumes and dress rehearsal. The play will begin in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 p.m. We look forward every year to having our youth tell the Christmas story in creative ways, and invite you to come and experience it with us! Offering collected will go to Lutheran Disaster Response. Bring finger foods to share for fellowship afterwards. If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Parrish or Sheila Moon. All children and youth are encouraged to be a part of this production.

Rally Day/Promotion Sunday

August 6th, 2017

Rally Day is the beginning of the new Sunday School year! This year, we will have a continental breakfast followed by Sunday School Promotions on Sunday, August 6th at 9:45 a.m. We would love for you to come by and see what we have available for you! We will provide a Continental Breakfast including a breakfast casserole, coffee, tea, milk, juice, Danish, fruit, and donuts for you and your family. We invite you to come fellowship with us and we know you will get as excited as we are about what God has to teach us this new Sunday School year! Pastor Dave will commission Sunday School teachers at the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Looking forward to seeing you there! Thank you, The Christian Education Committee

Trunk or Treat

imagesMonday, October 31, 5 – 9 PM

Join us Halloween Night for tons of fun and treats! We’ll have trunks full of treats and an award for the Best Trunk. Trunks will also be stations for fun activities.

5:00 p.m. Trunk Setup (come earlier if you need to)

6:00 p.m. Trick-or-Treaters begin to arrive

7:00 p.m. Trunk Judging

8:00 p.m. Clean up!

If you plan to set up a trunk please notify Patricia Parrish at 713-5706, Melinda Heidt at 429-5691, or Emma Lee Dasher at 658-0431.

Hope to see you there! (But then, we won’t know it is you, will we?)

The Advent season begins Sunday, Nov.29, 2015

The Advent season begins Sunday, Nov.29, 2015
The symbol of Advent is the evergreen wreath – a circle that has no ending and no beginning. This represents for us eternal life. On the wreath are four candles, which reminds us that Jesus is the light of the world. Each week, one of our families will light a new candle on the wreath and explain the meaning of their candle, and lead us in prayer. One candle is lit the first week (11/29), two candles the second (12/6), three candles the third (12/13), and all four candles the fourth week (12/20). On Christmas Eve, the end of Advent, we will light all four candles plus the Christ Candle in the middle. Each week, the light grows a little brighter, reminding us that the light that is Christ grows stronger every year as we await his return on the Last Day! We invite you and your family and friends to come and experience the joy of Advent as we wait in anticipation of that glorious day!

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Once again, dance lessons will be available each Thursday evening 6:30-8:00 beginning January 15th. – ZFH

The basic steps of the Waltz, Rhumba, Salsa, Fox Trot, Swing, Polka, Cha Cha, and Tango will be covered – nothing fancy just fun.

No previous dancing required, people with two left feet are welcome, as are the students from past classes (a good review and some new dances). The classes will be the 15, 22, 29, and Feb. 5 followed by a Valentine’s Party/Dance Feb. 12th. All are invited to the party, whether you attended the lessons or not — come and have a great time

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Bus Trip to Beaufort, South Carolina for a Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Musical!

10801621_10154947150955160_4720493896401823883_n Gloria Sheppard is organizing a trip to the University of South Carolina Beaufort Campus on Friday, Dec.5th, 2014 for a Gullah Kinfolk Christmas Musical from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Zion bus will leave the church at 5:30 pm. and be back around 11:00 p.m. The trip includes a craft tent, food tasting, and a meal of Gullah traditional foods before the musical.

The cost is $25.00 for adults, including the meal; children 7-17, $10.00.
A sign-up sheet is in the entryway.

A love offering to cover the cost of the gas will be taken.