Growing in Christian discipleship is a life-long process.
This growth is nourished as we pray, serve, learn, and explore our faith together.
We use Godly Play to share the stories of our faith with our children from K-4.
Calling all Children of God: Godly Play is coming this Fall! Please join us as we tell a different Bible story each month beginning in September. Come and hear the stories of Creation, Abraham, Moses, and even St. Nicholas, as told through the program called Godly Play. Godly Play is “an imaginative approach to working with children, an approach that supports, challenges, nourishes and guides their spiritual quest. Godly Play assumes that children have some experience of the mystery of the presence of God in their lives.” * Storytelling will begin at 10:15 and take about 15 minutes, after which the children may continue to explore the story using the materials used in telling the story.
All are welcome! Here is the schedule for Godly Play Stories this Spring:
February 16th– The Ten Best Ways (the 10 Commandments)
March 15th – Jonah, the Backward Prophet
April 19th – The Parable of the Good Shepherd
May 15th – The Parable of the Sower
*From the complete guide to Godly Play, by Jerome W. Berryman
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rev. Lucy at 203-488-7395 or email@example.com.
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.