History

Zion Mennonite Church is a congregation within the Virginia Mennonite Conference  and Mennonite Church USAZion originated as one of several early Mennonite churches built north of Harrisonburg.  The first meetinghouse for the Zion congregation was constructed in 1885.  During this time, regional worship services were rotated weekly between a number of locations.  Prior to 1947, worship services were held in the Zion meetinghouse on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.  Trissels Mennonite Church and Lindale Mennonite Church were two other congregations that were involved in this rotation.  After 1947, Mennonites were encouraged to attend weekly services at Zion or Trissels, depending on their proximity to the meetinghouse with Route 42 becoming the dividing line.

Zion Mennonite Church continues to seek ways to be a missional church that shares the good news of Jesus Christ and calls forth and trains leaders for the ongoing needs of the church.  The current music style for worship is a blended style of worship that values congregational singing with both hymnal and contemporary music.  There is an important emphasis on Christian Education that occurs each Sunday for all ages.  The congregation encourages and supports short-term and long-term mission assignments for their members.  Finally, the pastoral staff is available to members of the congregation, their friends, and the community in times of crisis and for other spiritual needs.