Zion United Methodist Church
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Stepping out in faith to be Christ to others in the world
Welcome to Zion UMC!
8700 Courthouse Road
 Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553
540 582-6532
Traditional Service starts at 11:00am Sunday
Nursery is available during the traditional service for infant to 5 years old.
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. 
 Rev. Kimberly Barker-Brugman is always available for you to share your concerns and cares.
Sunday School News!!!!!!!!!!!!
      The Adult Bible Study Class begins on Sunday, September 13 at 9:30am. Come join in the interesting and informative study of the Book of Acts of the Apostles. The fall lessons follow the theme, "The Christian Community Comes Alive."
      The first four lessons follow the early Christians as they, guided by the Holy Spirit, shared their possessions, witnessed to the truth of Jesus Christ, and stood firm in the face of opposition.
      The second four lessons continue to follow the development of the early church as Jesus' followers proclaimed the source of true power, preached and taught faithfully about Jesus, earned the right to be heard, took risks for the sake of the gospel, and trusted God's Spirit to lead and empower them.
      The final five lessons for the fall quarter recall Peter's deliverance from prison, the appearance of Paul and Barnabas before the Jerusalem Council, and the spread of the gospel throughout the then known world.
      The Apostles did their job well and now the work is up to us. Jesus said, "As the Father hath sent Me, even so I send you." (John 20:21)

Maxine Hulon
Sunday School Superintendent
Sunday School Kick-off September 13, 2015
     9 a.m. Breakfast
    9:30 a.m.  Group gathering of all ages.
       9:40 a.m. Classes
Psalm 119:1 says:   Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

               Come learn more about the Bible and see your way through the darkness.
     Always wanted to know how to find things in the Bible?  Want to learn more but were afraid to ask?  This is the time and place to learn.  None of us knows it all.  We are all searching.  Come and learn with us.   All questions welcome.
            Want your children to make a religious choice for themselves?  Then we invite you to bring them to Sunday School to learn the Bible from a Christian viewpoint.
            Our regular Adult class will be studying the Book of Acts.
            We will be forming new adult Sunday School classes as people express interest.  We will also use this time to organize and advertise studies that are happening throughout the week in person or on-line.
            Our children, ages 5-12, will be participating in a one room school house curriculum developed by Cokesbury called:  Deep Blue, which integrates a video, science facts and experiments, with songs, and Bible learning.  

Women's Bible Study

As women in an ever changing and challenging world, the one true place we can find guidance and peace is through our wise and loving God. We long for something we can’t quite put our finger on. We wonder why “having it all” just doesn’t cut it. Are you searching for the answers to multiple questions or maybe just trying to find that one piece that makes the puzzle fit together? There is only one answer, Jesus Christ, the beloved Son of God.

The Women’s Bible Study at Zion UMC began several years ago with a few women in search of something more. In an intimate setting at a member’s home, the pieces started to come together. We began meeting in the fall on Friday mornings. One study lead to another and then another. Two years ago we added a second study time on Monday evenings. We have learned from some of the best women teachers through DVD and workbook studies including Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Kay Arthur, Kelly Minter and Joyce Meyer.

We look forward to another study coming this fall. If you are interested in learning more about our women’s Bible study, please contact our church office at 540-582-6532.

Pastor Smith's Sermon - 8/16/2015
John 6:51


Vitality Team Prayer

Father in Heaven,

Hear the prayer of your children at Zion United Methodist Church. Fill each of us with Your Spirit that comes from knowing we are saved by the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Through Your Spirit, make each of us aware of our purpose from you. Lead us to serve You through service in our community. Lead us into our mission field with confidence so the vitality of Your church will increase, faith in You will be felt by all and Your will and Your work will be accomplished through the ministry and works You call us to carry out. 

We pray this in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ.   Amen.

Mid-Week Prayer Service

     Please take this opportunity to join together in prayer as a community of faith at 11:30am every Wednesday.  Also, please note that Prayer Service is now held at Butternut and Blue Cafe at Courthouse Village.

Dry Cereal  
Nonfat Dry Milk
Peanut Butter
Jelly or Jam
Tuna or other Canned Meat
Spaghetti or other Dry Pasta
Macaroni and Cheese
Canned Soups
Canned Meals (stew, ravioli, etc.)
Ramen Noodles
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruit
Boxed Crackers
Cookies and Snacks
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The Zion UMC Emergency Food Pantry is a proud recipient of support from the Operation Rice Bowl Grant.