Parish Life

Got questions, thoughts, suggestions about life at Zion?

It is time for a mid-year “Ask Us Anything Session”! The Zion church council will be available during Coffee Hour on July 15th to take your questions and suggestions. A mid-year financial overview will be presented and then the floor will be opened for anything you would like to discuss so …“ask us anything”!

Bereavement Group Breaks for the Summer

Zion’s bereavement support group, “Comfort My People” will suspend its monthly meetings for the months of July and August. The group will be back in session in September, meeting at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 27th.
All who have suffered loss are welcome.

May Food Drive Results

31 bags of groceries were delivered to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Long Valley Community Assistance Program (LVCAP). A big THANK YOU to all who donated to make the lives of our neighbors a littleeasier this summer.

Welcome Marie Landolfi

Here’s a peek at some pictures from the baptism of our newest member,

Vanessa Marie Landolfi  daughter of Anthony and Stella Londolfi, baptized this past Sunday, June 24th.

Welcome Vanessa!



The next meeting of the “Stamping Angels” will take place on Tuesday, July 3rd, from 6:00 to 9:00 in Fields Hall. Please join the Women’s Ministry to learn how to make beautiful stamped cards – no experience necessary!  The cost is $15—make 5 cards—keep 4 and donate 1 to the church. For more information please contact Jance Denzler at [email protected]

gardeners in residence

The grounds are spectacular this year, so if you see our “gardeners in residence”, Helga and Reinhard Schwartz, be sure to thank them for all the hard work that goes into keeping Zion looking so lovely!

Long Valley Community Assistance Program

Zion is collecting school supplies for  the children of families in need in our community. Our neighbors who use the Long Valley Community Assistance Program food pantry often do not have any money to buy school supplies for their children as the summer ends, so Zion would like to offer some school supplies at the August “shopping days” of LVCAP. Please pick up some school supplies (binders, notebooks, crayons, pencils, etc. as you see them on sale this summer and bring them in to the collection bins in the Narthex any Sunday in June or July. We will distribute them at the food pantry in August to help make the start of the school year smoother for children in need in our community. Thank you! Look for a list of requested items in upcoming Happenings, etc.


It’s never too late to share some great pictures of Zion’s folks and events. Here’s one of our own Judy Samuelson ,(center right), and members of the Long Valley Women’s Club from earlier in the year.

Gospel Music Workshop

It’s not too late to join the fun at the Gospel Music Workshop on June 7th and 14th at 7pm in Fields Hall. NO experience in reading music orchoral singing is required! Come and learn some traditional and modern songs in the gospel music tradition and spend some time in fellowship. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Ochocki at [email protected]

Trip Down Memory Lane

Join the Parish Life Group for a “Trip Down Memory Lane”! June 22nd at 1:00 pm in Faith Hall, there will be a live version of “Getting to Know You”. Bring your old photos—graduation, wedding and even baby pictures. The group will try to guess “who is who”, and reminisce about the old days. It’s sure to be an afternoon of laughs! Contact Vi Muriello for questions at [email protected]