Bereavement Group To Begin This Month

A new group, “Comfort My People”, will be starting up this month to offer support for those who have suffered loss of any kind in their lives.  The group will meet on Thursday, October 26th at 10:00 am in the Adult Forum room and will generally be meeting on the fourth Thursday of each month.  Sessions will be facilitated by Pastor Dan and…

October Is Collection Month For Shoebox Stuffers!

Our Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing    Party is fast approaching on November 4th! Please mark your calendars and join us to pack our boxes! During October we are collecting donations of : toiletries, small toys, and games, art supplies, hard candies, school supplies, small stuffed animals. Beanie Babies in new condition that have been collecting in your…

Ort Farms Weekend– Help Wanted

Ort Farms weekend is coming up this October 13-15th! Please join us to raise funds for our Social Ministry. Sign-up sheets for Ort Farms Weekend are located in Fields Hall, or you may reach out to Jance Denzler directly at (908) 672-9747, or by email at [email protected]

Bible Study Next Tuesday, October 10th

The Tuesday Bible Study Group will meet again this coming Tuesday, October 3rd at 1:00. Instead of meeting for lunch prior to Bible Study at our usual location, we encourage the group to attend the LVCNS Fall Fest, enjoy lunch grilled by our own Zion members, and paint a rock or two with the kids!

Fall College Connection Care Packages

Kerri Bataille will be organizing the College Connection Care packages this year. Please forward any address changes you have for your students toKerri Bataille at [email protected] You can also fill out the form in the Narthex and drop it in the collection plate or in Laura Hamilton’s box in the Parish Center. We don’t want anyone to miss out…

Worship Assistants

Please review the attached October calendar of worship assistants assignments. Changes have been made since the publication of the calendar with last week’s Happenings. Please let Laura in the office know if you cannot, or don’t want to serve in the slot you have been assigned, or if you can fill in any empty slots….


An important piece of our transition process is the gathering of information and opinions from the congregation.  An important piece of this “gathering” is a survey that has been organized by your Transition Team.  The survey can be taken online, beginning on Friday, October 6th, on a site called “Survey Monkey” by clicking on the…

Oct. 2017 LVL Pastors Thoughts

Friends in Christ,Friends in Christ, The countdown has begun!  By the end of this month the world will have seen five hundred years of history of the Protestant Reformation.  It all began on October 30, 1517 when a young catholic priest and scholar named Martin Luther posted his concerns and complaints against the hierarchy of…

Breakfast with the Firemen This Sunday 10/1

The Schooley’s Mountain Fire Co.3 at 231 Schooley’s Mountain Road in Long Valley will be holding an “All-You-Can-Eat” Pancake Breakfast on this Sunday, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Children 4-10 $4, Senior Citizens $6, and Adults $8. Join them for a great breakfast and help raise funds for the firemen!

Financial Discussion This Sunday 10/1

Zion council will host a coffee hour discussion of their Second Report to the Congregation. This will take place in Fields Hall on Sunday, October 1st after the 9:15 am service. Members of the council will be available to answer questions on finances and other items in the report. Copies of the report are available in the Narthex and were attached to last…