Zion United Methodist Church
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Stepping out in faith to be Christ to others in the world




      THE GOOD NEWS FROM ZION                                                                              ZION UNITED

Ja  December 2018                                                                                              METHODIST CHURCH                                                                                                                                E-MAIL: zionumc@historiczionumc.org

      "The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." 




A Note From Our Pastor


The Advent Wreath sits on a stand in the sanctuary waiting for the candles to be lit.  Even without the light of the candles, it brings a smile to my face for memories of past Christmases and the promises for the future.  The four candles in the wreath represent hope, love, joy, and peace with the candle in the center being the Christ Candle for purity.  Hope, love, joy, and peace…  Those are the emotions so many associate with Christmas and these are the feelings we seek from our belief in Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal life.  It is my prayer that the Spirit of Christmas be with us every day of the year.


For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)








See All The People


The United Methodist Church has had an issue with attendance for a number of years and has tried a number of programs to address this problem.  After a number of attempts, the church recognizes that it cannot program its way back to vitality.  Rather than trying to “fix” the problem, the church has decided to focus more on the mission of the church in making disciples.  In this regard, the church cannot make disciples without being in relationship with people.  See All The People is a disciple-making process that encourages the local church to reach out into our local community for the purpose of sharing the love and grace of God.  Over the next few months, there will be more information about this process with an emphasis on initiating and building relationships.  The goal is to create a lifestyle of intentional discipleship. 




Upcoming Events


The Living Nativity - Sunday, December 15th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Merchants Square Pavilion at Spotsylvania Courthouse Village





Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – Monday, December 24th, 6:00 p.m.


Please join us on Christmas Eve for a Candlelight Service and the lighting of the Christ Candle.  In addition to the lighting of the candles, the service will include several of the traditional Christmas Hymns associated with the season.


Homecoming – Sunday, April 7th


We are pleased to announce that Rev. Barb Jacobs has agreed to be the guest preacher for Homecoming on Sunday, April 7th.  Plans are being developed to invite many of the former church members back for the celebration.  If you have someone in mind who you would like to invite, please provide the contact information to the church office.


White Poinsettias

In Memory Of


Lelia and James Rawls and

Sara and Troy Watson


Carol and Walter Rawls

Richard and Loretta Estes and

Jim and Mae Williams


Dianne and Bodie Williams

Bonnie Carter

Betty and Lou Gelfuso

Eula Britt

Amanda Deshler

Joe Lloyd

Donna Lloyd

Allan and Dolores Taylor

The Taylor Family

Glenna Swank

The Blakley's

Richard Hagerman

Jeanne Hagerman

Douglas Watson

Headley Barnsley and Sue Chamberlin

Helen and Eugene Clark

Doug Clark

Wade Hulon

Maxine Hulon

Neil Ferraro

Michelle Ferraro Price

Mo Messer and Doreen Messer Phillips


Joyce D. Messer

Sadie Peck

George, Lisa and Mitchell Hockman

Marvin Hall, Sr.

Libby Hall

Kenneth Deavers

Dorthy and Lester Reichert


Amy and Richard Deaver

Irvine Watkins and Debbie Bigelow

Linda Struebing

Jordan and Irma Jasper

Karen Robison

Jan Wilhelmsen

Karen Robison

Our Children and Grandchildren

Jim and Constance Stepahin

Melanie Rumuly Worth

Maynard and Margaret Rumuly

Liz and Don Johns

Cherie Sweazey

Roger and Mamie Braxton

John Peterson

Margo Weber



Christine and Sam Braxton



                In Honor Of


Zion United Methodist Church

The Blakley's

Malvery Looney

Amy and Richard Reichert

Hazel Hockman

George, Lisa and Mitchell Hockman

John & Mary Adams

Andy and Carolyn Messer

Our Children and Grandchildren

Bill and Arlene Crislip

All Military Veterans

Ken and Kim Ramsey

Mary W. Barnsley

Headley Barnsley and Sue Chamberlin

All of those who have gone

before Us


The Taylor Family

Our Children and Grandchildren

Walter and Carol Rawls

Meta Jasper

Karen Robison

Hans Wilhelmsen

Karen Wilhelmsen Robison

Our Children and Grandchildren

Jim and Constance Stepahin

Hellen and John Rumuly

Pemmie and Cleveland Pursley


Maynard and Margaret Rumuly

Marjorie Peterson

Christine and Sam Braxton



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