Growing in Christian discipleship is a life-long process.
This growth is nourished as we pray, serve, learn, and explore our faith together.
As summer approaches and we begin to make plans for vacation and periods of relaxation, please make time to read BORN A CRIME, by Trevor Noah. It is a memoir about his life growing up in South Africa, where as a child of a black woman and a white man, Noah's birth was illegal under the waning days of Apartheid. Noah tells his story with a great deal of humor, yet never shies away from many heart-wrenching, even tragic moments in his life. BORN A CRIME was also just released in a youth edition (the language is toned down), and is also available in audio format as well. We will have a discussion of the book between the services on September 22nd. A continental breakfast will be available.
EfM Group forming
If your heart is still burning after going to church or Bible studies; if you feel your daily prayer has become routine; if you feel like you need to take a different path on your walk with God, then EfM may be the new road to take.
EfM is a program for adults who are looking to go deeper into scripture, learn more about church history, develop their own theology and then apply it to everyday life. Meeting in groups of six to twelve, members are encouraged to explore their beliefs through group discussion, reflection, prayer, and fellowship once a week over the course of thirty-six weeks, guided by trained mentors. Each person’s experience and point of view is valued because EfM believes that we can better hear the word of God when we listen to each other’s stories.
And the good news is that an EfM group will be starting in the Fall right here at Zion. Rev. Lucy and Jane Chick have been trained as mentors and will be leading this group on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 p.m. This group is open to anyone in our area, regardless of parish affiliation or denomination.
If you need more information or would like to register, please contact Jane Chick at 203-988-4401 or email@example.com, or Rev. Lucy at 203-488-7395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church School for elementary age children takes place at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings three Sundays per month from September to May. The children join their families in worship in time to receive communion together. We use Godly Play to share the stories of our faith with our children from K-4.
New Godly Play stories have been added this year!
Childcare for babies and tots is provided for all forums and for the 10:00 am liturgy. All those in ministries with children, youth, and other vulnerable people at Zion undergo background checks. Zion follows Safe Church Practices.