April 2018 Calendar

ZMC Information/Events,  

Please make sure all drinks in the sanctuary are in a closed container.
Please see an usher if you need a hearing assistance device.

News due for Windows into Zion newsletter (1st Sunday each month) – Share your news with Kathy Alderfer, Carlene Lantz, or Myrna Piper.

April 22: Fellowship Meal-Bring a side dish or dessert, and then stay for the  2nd Annual MYF Youth Auction. Donations needed-baked goods, gift cards, meals, experiences, items of value, etc. Please contact one of the MYF sponsors if you are willing to contribute an item to be sold at the auction.

April 28: Collins Center Survivors Retreat; 15 person limit.

April 28: “Come To The Table!  Transformation Through Friendship in The Church.”  This exclusive dinner event will be hosted at A & A Kabob (located next to Traditions restaurant) and is for singles and couples in high school and older.  Mark Sensabaugh, former director of Family Life Resource Center, will unpack Colossians 3:12-14 and help us to exercise our forgiveness muscles as we practice friendship in the Church.  Space is limited to 30 people so sign up TODAY! Time: 5:00-7:00 pm   Cost:$20 includes meal.

May 6: Fellowship Meal and EMHS Touring Choir

May 6: Mystery Dinner hosted by Zion young adults – 6:00-8:00pm

May 19: Collins Center Training Session for all adults who work with children or youth at Zion. See a Safe Church Team member with questions.

May 20: Pancake Breakfast

May 20: Stress Away Day! – MYF event – More details to follow.

June 11-14: The Zion/Trissels Vacation Bible School is happening again.  It will be for Kdg.-8th Grade on Mon-Thurs, 9-11:30am at Trissels Mennonite.  We need volunteers for teaching, recreation, music, and drama.  Any gift you have and would like to share, please let Hannah Wenger know! Email:  Thank you.

SAVE THE DATEJuly 20-22:  Zion’s Annual Retreat at Highland!


 An Invitation for Young Adults: Shenandoah Valley Faith & Light would like to invite young adults into friendship with persons with intellectual disabilities. Join us once a month on a Friday evening for an informal, get-to-know-you supper, followed by worship. In June, we will celebrate new friendships with a weekend worship retreat at Camp Overlook. There is no cost to you for these activities, other than your time. For more information, contact Dave Gullman (pastor at Pleasant View, or Derek Yoder (student at Eastern Mennonite Seminary,

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Windows Into Zion news items are due the 1st Sunday of each month.  Please submit your information/pictures about Sunday school, church activities, and family news to Carlene Lantz, Myrna Piper, or Kathy Alderfer. Thank you for sharing!


PRAYER INSERT INFORMATION: Holding one another up in prayer is an integral part of our life together as disciples of Christ. If you have prayer requests that you would like to have included in the weekly insert, please contact Pastor Sarah or David Gingerich by Thursday evening to have those items added. Our practice is to leave requests in for three consecutive weeks or until the event or situation has happened or resolved, whichever comes first.


Please remember to submit a “Family Details Form” to the office.  Extra copies of this bright orange form are on the information table in the foyer and also available on the website. Please also remember to include birthdates (month/day/year) for each head of household member(s).


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November 12:   •Fellowship Meal & Fall Congregational Business Meeting.  Each family is asked to bring a generous main dish & a salad, vegetable side dish or dessert to share. Hospitality will provide coffee & drink. Bring your hot dishes in crock pots or bring your dish hot-we will keep it in the warmer.

  • Jr MYF 4:30pm @Corn Maze at Bridgemont Farm — Junior Youth corn maze outing! Plan to meet at the Corn Maze at Bridgemont Farm at

4:30pm. We’ll have fun in the maze for awhile and then have a bonfire with devotional afterwards, leaving between 6:30-7pm. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight if you want. Cost is $7 and will be paid when we get there. If you need a ride, to the maze or home, please let a sponsor know ASAP so we can coordinate. 600 Wissler Rd, Quicksburg,

  • MYF Pizza & Movie 5:30-8:30pm @Kings

November 19: Pancake Breakfast 8:30-9:00am @ ZMC

  • Girls Club after church @Brenda & Bobby Fairweather’s home

November 23: All are welcome to an annual area Thanksgiving Day Service at Trissels. Fellowship & refreshments – 9:30am, service – 10am.

Many hymns of thanksgiving, a brief meditation, & time of open sharing of thanks. Offering will be for Mennonite Disaster Service; Rich Rhodes from MDS Shenandoah Valley Unit will share updates on MDS’ current work.

Upcoming Dates To Remember:

   December 2:  MYF Christmas Party 7:00-9:00pm @Kings

  December 10:  Christmas Celebration @ ZMC

  December 13: Weigh Less, Live More ( 7-8pm

  December 17: Girls Club VMRC Christmas Caroling – 3:00pm

  December 31:  Christmas Breakfast @ZMC