February 22 and April 25, 2020 Save the Date
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.
A New GriefShare Seminar Begins Soon.
GriefShare grief recovery seminar and support group will start the next GriefShare Seminar on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 6-8 pm in the Chapel. The class continues through May 26. 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.
Brand New Lenten Series on Wednesday Nights
Beginning on March 4 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 covered-dish 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. If you would like a paperback copy of this new book which comes out on January 21, 2020, please get a check for $13 made out to Zion UCC to Sherry in the Church Office no later than February 20 for each copy you would like. The order will be placed on Friday, February 21, 2020. Plan to attend this special time of Church family learning!
Movie Night – March 8, 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.
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.
- 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.
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
The date is set for this summer’s Vacation Bible School.Please 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!
Women’s Group: Zion United Church of Christ
All Women are cordially invited to join the new, Multi-Generational Women’s Group in the Parlor from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm on the third Tuesday of the month.
We will be watching a short video followed by a discussion about Lysa TerKeurst book “Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely.
Please join us for this time of personal, relational, and spiritual growth.
“Inspiration and information without personal application will never amount to transformation “-Lysa TerKeurst.
If you have questions call the church office at 330-499-8191.
415 South Main Street North Canton, OH 44720
Movie Night February 9, 2020
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.