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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 or Carlene Lantz.



“Thank you, Zion congregation, for the great job with putting together 211 Relief kits! The packing party last Sunday was another fine example of how well this congregation of all ages pulls together to accomplish a mission of mercy. Check out the pictures of the event on the bulletin board in the foyer.” ~Betty Lou Buckwalter

If you are interested in singing in the Adult Choir, but haven’t been at any practices yet, it’s not too late! We have a fantastic group started, but we’re happy to have more people join us this week. We would especially appreciate a few more sopranos, but all voice parts are welcome! Join us after SS from 12-12:45. For more information contact Heidi King.

Dec 2: MYF Christmas party
Girls Club VMRC Caroling at 2 pm

Friday, December 7: JrMYF White Elephant exchange and movie night at the Beeker’s house, 7-10pm.

The Shenandoah Valley Choral Society, under the direction of Curtis Nolley, will present its 49th annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 14th at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 16th at 3:00 p.m. at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. The concert entitled “Welcome All Wonders” will feature a variety of new and traditional carol settings accompanied by brass, percussion, organ, and piano. Audrey Shenk and Welby Showalter are members of this choir. “` Tickets are available at the door, locally from Red Front Supermarket (Harrisonburg), Bridgewater Foods (Bridgewater), and on-line at Admission is $15 for adults/
$12 for seniors and students.

Tuesday, Dec. 18: Christmas Caroling – starting at 6 pm with a party following the singing in Harrisonburg and Broadway.

Save the Date! Zion’s annual retreat at Highland will be July 19-21, 2019.


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.


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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 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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