July 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.


Zion Mennonite Church will be reordering our Sunday mornings for a 6-month experiment starting, June 3.  Worship will begin at 9:30 followed by time for fellowship over coffee and tea in the foyer outside the sanctuary.  Sunday school classes will begin at 11:15 and end at noon.  Questions based on the Scripture that shaped the sermon will be provided each week by the preacher.  An elective, intergenerational class will meet in the fellowship hall for anyone who wants to discuss the questions.

In preparation for the new fellowship time between worship and Sunday school, we are asking for mugs to be donated to eliminate use of paper or Styrofoam.  There will be mugs available each Sunday.  They will be washed at the end of Sunday school.  If you want to use your own mug each week, you may label it and hang it on the mug rack in the foyer.  You will be responsible to clean your own mug.  We would also welcome donations of tea.  And finally, we need some people to volunteer to make coffee and clean up.  See Dave King to volunteer and with questions.




Calling all sound enthusiasts. Have you ever imagined being a DJ? Are you intrigued with all the audio equipment in the sound booth? Check out this rare opportunity!  We are looking for several volunteers to join the Zion sound operator team. No experience needed — full hands-on training will be provided.  Whether you can serve once/month or help as a fill-in, your service will be much appreciated!  Interested? Questions? Contact Craig Zook or Jim Clymer.


Monday, August 13:  The Women’s Ministry Team is having a swim party at Marci Myers’ pool at 6:30 pm.  All women are welcome!


August 19:  Back to School Sunday


August 26:  Welcome Back Breakfast


August 30:  Join Harrisonburg’s new vocal ensemble Striking Accord for their debut concert at 7pm at St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ in Harrisonburg. The concert will feature an eclectic mix of music – from the Renaissance to modern choral and pop arrangements. Zion member Clay Showalter is part of this ensemble. Visit for more info.


Saturday, September 15: Bike Shenandoah

Thursday, September 20 through Saturday, September 22: Church Photography Event with LifeTouch for new church picture directory.  More information coming from the Care Commission.

2018 Church Directory Photographs will be held Sept. 20-22 at ZMC
Thursday, Sept 20     2:00-8:30
Friday, Sept 21       2:00-8:30
Saturday, Sept 22     10:00-4:30
*** Please note Saturday, Sept 22 is also the Daphna picnic, incase you want to bring a change of clothes, etc…
Click the link below to reserve your time / day spot for your family photos.


Saturday, September 22: Daphna Picnic starting at 5 pm.

Willow Run will provide music.  Come out to Zion and get to

know our neighbors in Daphna.


Oct. 26-28: Mennonite Women of Virginia’s Fall Retreat registration forms are available. Women of all ages are invited to this special weekend. Early registration (and discount) ends Aug 1. Scholarship funds are available by calling Gloria Lehman, 540-420-2122. You can download the registration form from the MWV page of the VMC website, or email Deb Pardini – ( for an electronic copy of the registration form.


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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).


 At Zion Mennonite Church we follow Jesus

as we worship God, nurture faith, minister love,

and share hope with neighbors near and far.

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