ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

315 North 3rd St.
Decatur, Indiana  – 260-724-3502




   



The annual golf outing is coming up August 19. Sign-up sheet is on the Third Street bulletin board. Golf begins at 3 p.m., followed by the cookout at Bolinger's at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate and all are invited to the cookout, even if you do not play golf.


We are pleased to receive 12 new members into the family of Zion UCC on Sunday, August 19. A reception provided by Christian Education Committee will follow. Please extend the right hand of fellowship to these new members.


The Lunch Bunch will meet at Indiana Pancake House August 15th at 11:30 a.m. Please let Karen Heller or Russ Augsburger know if you plan to attend. Lunch Bunch is open to anyone who want to joins us for good food and fellowship.


The Official Board meets Tuesday, August 14th in the Chi Rho room at 7 p.m.


The Unclouded Day Vocal Quartet from Fort Wayne, Indiana will present their music ministry on Sunday, August 26th, during our 10:00 a.m. service. This ensemble has lead worship previously at Zion UCC, but as the Chords Vocal Ensemble. The new group was formed in 2015. The ten-member ensemble will present a program of contemporary settings of traditional and gospel songs, as well as several instrumental features. James Zanker, husband of Kyle Zanker who has spoken at our church previously on behalf of Crossroad Child and Family Services in Fort Wayne, is the director of the ensemble. Former Zion member Pat Nash is also a member of the group.


Fall confirmation sessions will begin in mid-September. There will be an orientation session for confirmands and their parents on Sunday, September 16th, following worship services. Any youth who will be in the 7th grade or above is invited to participate. Please see Rev. Rossman or one of the Elders. A Commissioning Service is tentatively planned for September 23rd during worship service and we will have our first class that day as well.


Elevator repairs will begin August 27.  We will need to move our Sunday Worship services to the dining room for the duration of the repairs. Ramps are being built for the Third Street Entrance for anyone who needs assistance. We appreciate your patience during these repairs.