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.
Due to the ice storm, all activities at Zion UMC are cancelled for Sunday December 8, 2013
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.
Rev. Barb's Sermon is "Walk In The Light"
Old Testament Lesson Isaiah 2; 1-5
Epistle Lesson Romans 13; 11-14
Gospel Lesson Matthew 24; 36-44
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 Solid Grounds Cafe at Courthouse Village
Women's Bible StudyResumes
We are excited to offer the new Priscilla Shirer study "Gideon: Your Weakness, God's Strength"!
When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or the fleece he laid out under the evening sky. But Gideon's story is so much bigger than that--bigger than any one man and his mark on Israel's history. Like everything else in the Bible, this is a story about God and His people. His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of their weakness--even through their weakness. And because God's people includes you and me, Gideon's story is also about us--our lives, our doubts, our struggles, and our possibilities as believers. From a state of fear, weakness, and insecurity, Gideon emerged as Israel's hero, filled with God's presence and passion for deliverance. This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. In what ways do you feel insufficient? Those places create the greatest opportunity to experience the sufficiency of God. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weakness, see them as the gifts that they are given specifically and strategically by God to unlock the door of God's strength.
Priscilla Shirer is an accomplished Bible study teacher and head of Going Beyond Ministries. She will lead us through this 7 week dvd study encouraging us to look at the big picture of how God sovereignly positioned Gideon into it and what it means for us today; understand our weakness as God's strength; find God-given strength to face our fears and do what God is calling us to do; and, challenge us to see and experience God in a much bigger way, more fully, and tap into His power and presence in a fresh new way.
Watch for upcoming information on the start date of this powerful study and/or contact Christine Braxton at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
Rev. Barb's Video
Thurman Brisben Center
The Zion UMC Emergency Food Pantry is a proud recipient of support from the Operation Rice Bowl Grant.