Zion United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 25, 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.
"Celtic Prayer Workshop"
10AM- 1PM this Saturday Oct. 24 in our fellowship hall. ALL ARE WELCOME.  Please bring your Bible, journal, and something from nature....
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.
Our District Conference is Oct. 31 from 9-2
  It has worship time, mission time, and learning time.  Its going to be great.   Main speaker for the workshops is Rev. Sandy Boone who has started a new church on the docks of Baltimore....just one story from her work I heard this week.  She went to an Atheist Club meeting for five years and finally one of them has asked to talk to her, for a friend....It takes time to gather others to know the love of God we have come to know.  But its worth it for them and for you.  Come and hear more great stories about church on the water front.
English romantic poet Percy Shelley said, "I could believe in Christ if he did not drag along with him that leprous bride of his - the Church."   Come and join Zion UMC for a new sermon series based on the book of Acts.  We will encounter and learn from this early Christian Church and see how it grew and developed and is now a role model for today.
Women's Bible Study

     This fall we are excited to offer the new Priscilla Shirer study, The Armor of God.  All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you--unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life.  A devoted devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you:  your heart, your mind, your
marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny.  But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed.  If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, then The Armor of God study is for you!  The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion.  The Armor of God, more than a biblical description of the believers inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory!
     This 7-week study will begin on Friday, October 2, and Monday, October 5, respectively.  The Friday morning study begins at 9:30am at the home of Christine Braxton.  The Monday night study begins at 6:30pm in the fellowship hall and will be led by Becky Roberts.  For more information, please contact Christine Braxton at cabraxton57@gmail.com. A sign-up sheet will be available on the table in the back of the sanctuary.  The Armor of God workbook ($12.95) is required and is available at the Lifeway store in Central Park, or online at Amazon.
Pastor Kim's Sermon - 11/8/2015
Mark 12:38-44


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.