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Welcome to Zion United Church of Christ’s Event Page     

Here you will find all of the latest events and outreach programs that we are involved in!

Feel free to also check out our Calendar

PIPE ORGAN HYMNS  Ralph Morrison Jr. shares his great talent playing hymn-based selection and other pieces on December 3, 2020 in the Sanctuary starting at 12:15.

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020 AT 5 PM EST – 7 PM EST     also Dec 12 and Dec 19. 

Holiday Drive North Canton  North Main St, North Canton, OH 44720

                                  

This year’s Winterfest event, featuring the city’s annual tree lighting, will be reimagined as Holiday Drive North Canton, safely bringing holiday magic to our community.
The North Canton Chamber of Commerce and its partners the City of North Canton, the North Canton Public Library and the North Canton Jaycees have made a commitment to maintaining the wonder of our city’s cherished holiday tradition despite the fact that for the first time in 100 years, the community will not gather in a crowd to watch the lighting of the city’s Christmas Tree.
Holiday Drive North Canton is a drive through event that will extend from 7th Street to Waterside on North Canton’s Main Street. For three consecutive Saturdays, December 5, 12 and 19, Main Street will “light up” with holiday merriment from 5-7 p.m.
Those driving on Main Street will find Santa and Mrs. Claus at the town center, choirs singing carols, characters dressed up throughout, and the businesses on Main Street decorated and lit up as we bring as much joy as we can to the community during this difficult time.
Letters to Santa and donations of Toys for Adopt a Family will be collected by the North Canton Jaycees in the on-street parking spaces in front of City Hall.
The North Canton Public Library will offer special holiday themed Library to Go kits in advance of each Holiday Drive event. Details coming soon!

   Bus Trip        Bible Walk bringing God’s Word to Life  

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was made Flesh” begins your 60 minute journey into the life, death, resurrection, ascension and ends with Christ seated on His Throne at “The Great White Throne Judgement.” This tour also features one of Madame Tussaud’s famous Last Supper re-creations. The church bus will leave at and travel to Mansfield for the Life of Christ tour. The cost of the tour is $6.50 per person and we will be stopping for lunch as well.  Please sign up with the sheet on the information station or call the office so we know how many people are going.

Polar Express Bus Polar Express Bus Ride December 11

Christian Education is hosting a Polar Express Bus Ride for children in Preschool-6th grade. The kids will ride down to Stadium Park in the Church bus to see the Christmas lights while listening to music from the The Polar Express. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in their pajamas and wear masks as we travel on the Polar Express!  If parents are not riding on the bus with their children, they will need to fill out an emergency medical form prior to boarding the bus.  Plan to meet at Zion at 7 pm on Friday, December 11 for a magical time!

 

All women are welcome to Zion’s Women’s Group

All Women are cordially invited to join our Multi-Generational Women’s Group 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm on the third Tuesday of the month.  For social distancing we will be meeting in Beck Fellowship Hall.

 Please join us for this time of personal, relational, and spiritual growth.

This month we will be beginning a new video series called Keep It Shut – What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All by Karen Ehman.   We will also be trying to come up with a name for our group.  Please send suggestions!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Vigil 

                                 December 24th 11pm – 12 am

In a time-honored tradition, Zion will keep vigil on the eve of Jesus’ birth in a service of music and scripture in Lessons and Carols tradition.  Due to concerns over COVID-19 we are encouraging people to remain at home for the service, which we will broadcast on our Livestream.  Zion will provide “home celebration bags” to those remaining at home, with candles and programs so you can participate in the service.  Zion will remain open to anyone who prefers to attend in person for this service, but masks and social distancing will be in effect and those present in person will not be able to sing.  Whether you join us in person or via Livestream, we hope you’ll be blessed.

 

 

        A New GriefShare Seminar Begins Soon.

GriefShare grief recovery seminar and support group will start the next GriefShare Seminar on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 6-8 pm in the Chapel. The class continues through December 1. Anyone who has lost a loved one may join us. The $20 registration fee includes your workbook and will be collected the first evening that you attend. If you have any questions or would like more information call the Church office at 330-499-8191 between 9 am and 4 pm to register.

Max Lucado Series  Series         on Wednesday Nights

Beginning January 13, 2021 for 6 weeks, Rev. Eli will offer the video series Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name by Max Lucado. We will gather in Beck Hall at 6 pm for a soup and sandwich dinner followed by the video of the week and a time of discussion. For thirty-three years Jesus felt everything that we have ever felt:  weakness, weariness, rejections. His feelings got hurt. His feet grew tired. His head ached. To think of Jesus in such terms almost seems irreverent. But we have to remember that the people who saw Jesus first . . . saw him first as a person. Plan to attend this special time of learning!

 

 

The date is set for this summer’s Vacation Bible School.thumbnail_rocky-railway-vbs-2020-header-1140x300px.jpgPlease join us June 8-12, 2020 from 9 am to 12 noon.  This year’s exciting theme is Rocky Railway!  The main message the children will learn is that through life’s ups and downs, Jesus’ power will pull you through.  The fantastic adult and youth volunteers will make this an experience to remember.  Share these dates and times with your family, friends and neighbors and come on this amazing journey at Zion UCC 415 South Main Street North Canton, OH.   All aboard!

                                                   Check back to see if this event is rescheduled.

A Chorus for a Cause presents     “We Salute You”

All are invited to enjoy this concert in the Zion Sanctuary on April 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.

Tickets are available at the door, on line at achorusforacause.org or from a chorus member.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Military Family Center operated by Pegasus Farm.

               April 25, 2020              

  • Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 5 at 1015 am. The blessing and receiving of palms. 
  • Maundy Thursday: Thursday, April 9
  • 6 pm          Covered-dish Dinner in Beck Fellowship Hall.
  • 630 pm      “Victorious Sacrifice” from Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name
  • 7 pm          Worship and Communion by Intinction.
  • Good Friday: Friday, April 10 at 7 pm for the Tenebrae Service. Be with us when one-by-one the candles are extinguished and the                        Sanctuary gradually goes dark. After a period of darkness the light gradually returns.  

Easter Services, April 12

  • Sunrise Worship Service at 7 am under the Pavilion, weather permitting.
  • Easter Continental Breakfast at 8 am in Beck Fellowship Hall.
  • Easter Worship at 1015 am.

Taizé Meditative Worship – March 31

 

What is a Taizé Service? This is a special service of song and prayer. We have local musicians and musicians coming from Cleveland to participate in this unique time of worship. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm for this special time of worship in our Sanctuary.

 

  Movie Night – March 15, 2020     

Join us in the Parlor at 5 pm for this heart-warming, amazing movie. 
Wonder tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Wonder puts important themes — some that few adults can even wrap their heads around — completely into terms children can actually understand.
Thank you to our fantastic Christian Education Team for hosting Movie Night and providing the pizza, snacks, beverages for  this special time of  fellowship. 

Thank you all who came for dinner and to support our mission. We hope to see you all at our April 25th Dinner.

                                   

                                      

             

February 26, 2020 at 7 pm

     The beginning of Lent will start with our Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, February 26 at 7 pm. 

     The choir will lead us in this time of worship. Communion will be shared and ashes will be offered.

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Movie Night February 9, 2020 

Breakthrough

Do you believe in miracles? Join us in the Parlor at 5 pm for this fantastic movie. In the movie, John, age 14, who is raised by his adoptive parents in Missouri drowns in Lake Saint Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed for 27 minutes to no avail. With no pulse, John is taken to the local hospital. When doctor’s give Joyce a chance to say goodbye to her son, she begins to pray loudly.  Suddenly, there was a faint pulse. Come and see how everyone rides the challenges through this family’s tragedy. 
Thank you to our great Christian Education Team for hosting Movie Night and providing the pizza, snacks, beverages and this special time of fellowship. 

      Movie Night – Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 5 pm
Join us for the movie “A Question of Faith” on Sunday,
January 12. In the movie, Pastor David Newman is a loving husband and father, set to take over his dad’s church while neglecting the promises he’s made to his 12-year-old son, Eric.

Kate Hernandez is a spiritually driven single parent and owner of a local restaurant. Her daughter Maria is a free-spirited teenager aspiring to be the first in her family to go to college. John Danielson is the owner of a failing
construction company who sees his daughter Michelle’s fledgling singing career as a way out of financial trouble. The lives of these strangers collide when two twists of fate strike back to back. The first: while texting and driving in her car, Maria accidentally hits Eric, which lands Maria in jail and leaves Eric’s family with an unthinkable dilemma.  The second: while auditioning for a major record label, Michelle collapses, leading to a discovery about her health which rocks the very foundation of her father’s dream.        Pizza, snacks, beverages and great fellowship will be provided. 

      Soup and Sandwich Dinner  

Memorial Education Fund Fundraiser
The Memorial Education Fund provides grants to our outstanding Zion college students. The Committee is inviting all Zion members and friends and family to grab their favorite team spirit wear and gather around for a warm, simple soup and sandwich supper on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 4:30-7 pm in Beck Hall. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Cloister for anyone willing to bring their favorite tailgate dessert! A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Zion Memorial Education Fund. Please come out and support this fundraiser for our college students.