ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

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




   Fall confirmation sessions will begin this Sunday with  commissioning of the 2018-2019 class. We are pleased to have 3 young people participating, Addie Shaffer, Jacob Strickler, and Taylor Pickford. They have each chosen adult shepherds to walk this journey with them. Class begins after worship service.


Elevator repairs are scheduled to begin this week  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.   Please watch for updates concerning the repairs.


Service Personnel:

Please keep the following service personnel in your prayers: Joshua Taylor, Seth Garner, Mike Greenwalt, Justin Lovellette, Katelyn Fritzinger 
 

Don't forget the 1st Sunday of every month is a Mission Day to benefit our local food bank, Operation H.E.L.P. Canned goods, non-perishable food items, paper products, or health hygiene items may be brought to church and placed in the collection boxes in the Fellowship Hall.


The Sunday School Department will begin sending college boxes on October 14. If you know a college student who would enjoy receiving a box of goodies once a month, please give their name and college address to Janet Smith before October 14th. Any college student is eligible to receive a box. This is a great way to keep in contact with our young people and let them know we are thinking of them.


Choir practices have resumed for the Fall. We meet on Wednesdays. Bell choir practice begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by chancel choir at 7:15 p.m. Both are open to anyone who enjoys sharing their musical talents and meet most Wednesday evenings from September through May. We are always looking for additional members, so please see Music and Worship Chairperson Maggie Bolinger or Choir Director Kim McDonald for more information. We can provide instruction on how to play the bells and no previous experience is needed . We are also beginning practice for the Christmas Cantata and invite anyone who wants to join for that to come at 7:15 p.m. We practice the first 20 minutes of each practice on Christmas music and you may then leave if you wish.