Parish Life

Adult Bible Study this Tuesday

The Tuesday Bible Study group will meet again on September 25th at 1:00 PM in the Adult Forum Room.  We will continue our tradition of meeting at Pezzo’s in Long Valley to share lunch (“Dutch Treat”) at 12:00 PM before heading over to the church.  All are welcome and we hope you can join us and bring a friend!

 

Adult Forum

will continue this week in the Adult Forum Room with an exploration into the book of Revelation. Led by Pastor Dan, Adult Forum is a class for teens who have been confirmed and adults of all ages. There is always lively discussion and often a good bit of laughter as well. Grab a cup of coffee and please come and join us! New folks are always welcome to the discussion.

 

Adult Bible Study

The Tuesday Bible Study group will meet again on September 11th at 1:00 PM in the Adult Forum Room.  We will continue our tradition of meeting at Pezzo’s in Long Valley to share lunch (“Dutch Treat”) at 12:00 PM before heading over to the church.  All are welcome and we hope you can join us and bring a friend!

Opportunity for Sunday School Parents

Christian Conversation and Coffee (CCC) will resume again at 9:20 AM on Rally Day, Sunday, September 9th in  Faith Hall. We will be discussing two books by the authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish through December. The books are “Siblings Without Rivalry” and “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk”. If you have questions, please contact Marcia Horner by text at (908) 887-7085.

Adult Forum

Adult Forum will begin again on Rally Day, Sunday, September 9th at 9:20 AM in the Adult Forum Room with an exploration into the book of Revelation. Revelation is probably the most mis-used, misquoted, mis-represented book of the Bible. We will delve into the original purpose of the writing, its author, and very importantly its symbolism. Led by Pastor Dan, Adult Forum is a class for teens who have been confirmed and adults of all ages. There is always lively discussion and often a good bit of laughter as well. Grab a cup of coffee and please come and join us! New folks are always welcome to the discussion.

Zach Bumpus is stationed in Guam with the US Air Force. Zach is a photographer in the public affairs office on Anderson Air Force Base. This summer he was part of a team of airmen sent to Exercise Pitch Black in the Australian Outback. The Australians have hosted this multinational war game exercise for several years, but this was the first year airmen other than those directly involved in flying participated. Zach was excited to be a “combat” photographer for the exercise. Zach recently passed his sergeant’s exam. He can now take the course work required to be a NCO and hopes to complete his coursework and earn his promotion next spring. This fall Zach will be back in the continental US for a month taking a Content Management (editing) course at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, MD. An example of Zach’s work is below.

Our Eucharistic Ministry Team is hard at work each week making sure that our most vulnerable members and friends know they are still in our thoughts and prayers here at Zion. The Eucharistic Ministry Team members bring communion to residents who can’t make it to church, and visit folks who are hospitalized and reside in nursing homes and care facilities.
 
Ken Winterfeldt has made a remarkable recovery from his serious illness earlier in August. Here are Ken and Brian Bumpus admiring the classic cars on Sunday, August 26 at the car show at Warren Haven.

In Memoriam

We like to extend our sympathy to Rhea Burke and her family for the death of her father, Ferrell Ray Carnes, on August 14 at the Salem Regional Medical Center in Ohio.

We’d like to also extend our sympathy to Betty Hurd and her family on the death of her husband Russell Hurd,  a longtime Zion member who had retired to Virginia.

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUP

Our community bereavement group, “Comfort my People” will meet again on Thursday, September 27th at 10:00 am. The group meets for mutual support and insight on the fourth Thursday of each month. We welcome any and all from the church and surrounding community who have suffered loss of any kind to join us. As in the past, we will be continuing to use “Understanding Your Grief” by Alan D. Wolferlt, published by The Center for Loss and Life Transition.