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. Barb's Sermon is "The Power of Believing ( 1 Kings )"
Old Testament Lesson 1 Kings 17: 8-24
Epistle Lesson Galatians 1: 11-24
Gospel Lesson Luke 7: 11-17
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 DAYS
August 9-10, 2013
Zion will again participate in the School Dressing Days, sponsored by the Interfaith Council, on Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10 at the LDS Church at 1710 Bragg Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
This year we will have a kick-off for this project on Sunday, June 30, by having a “SOCKS & UNDERWEAR SUNDAY.” You are asked to bring underwear and/or socks for school-aged children, kindergarten through 12th grade. This includes both boys and girls. However, please no “tidie- whities.” Please mark your calendars now to help with this outreach program. I will place a container in the sanctuary in which you may place your items.
Last year we had a wonderful response from members, and I hope we can do even better this year. We have been asked again to donate backpacks, girls jeans, size 6, 6X, 7, and 8. Also, boys jeans size 6, 7, and 8. BeginningSunday, July 7, there will be a container in the social hall in which you can place your donations. We are not collecting used clothing this year. However, “gently-used” shoes, jackets, or sweaters will be accepted. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, you may do so by placing a check in the offering plate with a note designating” SDD”, or by using the new e-giving method.
In July, I will also place a sign-up sheet on the back table in the sanctuary for you to volunteer. Even an hour or two would be much appreciated. We will need volunteers for Thursday, August 8 as well, which is the set-up day.
This is a huge outreach project, and reaches many needy children in Spotsylvania, as well as, Stafford, Caroline, and King George Counties, and the city of Fredericksburg. Clients may pre-register this year on 6 different days at 5 different locations. For more information, contact me.
Carol Rawls. Coordinator
Mid-Week Prayer ServiceDue to Children's Summer Camp, our Prayer Service will resume on June 19. Our texts on that date are Psalm 143:1-8; Numbers 11:24-35; Romans 1:28-2:11; Matthew 18:1-9.
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.
Please mark your calendars for Homecoming Sunday on September 15. Following an inter-generational Sunday School Class at 9:30am, we'll gather for worship from 11:00am-12:30pm. After worship, we'll enjoy an old-fashioned potluck feast prepared by the "Best Cooks in Spotsylvania County." Don't miss this opportunity to gather, worship, sing, and fellowship with the Zion Church family.
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.