Dear Friends,

In light of the recent guidelines dictated by our government and the CDC we felt it would be prudent to communicate with you on our church’s response to the Covid-19 virus situation. We have decided that it would be in the best interest of everyone to close our church for Sunday Worship Services and cancel all activities of the church and Journey Cafe’ until further notice.

We would like to continue to stay connected to you all and we are excited to be offering an online worship experience. We will provide a link to it directly on Facebook, our church website, and on our new communications software called Realm when it’s ready each week. We hope you would view this every week so you can still worship God and be filled with the week’s teaching from Pastor Randy.

If you are not online or don’t use computers at all. We can send you a DVD of the worship service. If you would like us to do that, please call the church to request it be sent to you at 610-562-2300.

It is important that since we won’t be meeting physically we can stay in communication, show love and pray with each other. We can do this through email, Facebook, phone, mail, online video conferencing or lessons and our new communications software Realm. We would like you all to sign in to connect through this new software if you can! If you go to connect.zionschurch.org you can create an account and then use the software. If you have any questions, ideas or an emergency please call the church at 610-562-2300, or contact a staff member directly. If you don’t have their contact information please call the church, email or message us on Facebook.

We are thinking and praying about other ways that we could connect, help people, pray and maybe have some spiritual connection. If you have any ideas or anything we might want to add to our planning, please let us know. We are monitoring this situation as it unfolds and if we have to change or act further on anything
we will be sure to update you as soon as possible. It is important to remember that God is in control and that His word says we shouldn’t fear. We should continue to praise Him and trust Him. Please join us in praying for the situation and that God would bring about healing and a solution, for health authorities and governments around the world, as they lead us. and for the opportunity to show Christ - like love and concern for others during these times.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. - Romans 15:13


Warmly,
The Leadership of Zions Church

 

  

Zion's Church has implemented a Church Management System called Realm. Along with serving the church's business needs, it also offers several ways to improve engagement, communication, and relationships within church. 

WHAT IS REALM?
Realm is an online ministry tool designed with communication in mind. It helps us all to stay connected and informed.  Realm allows you to manage your personal contact information and who is allowed to see it, control your online giving, and keep in touch with the groups that matter to you.  Realm is available both as a web site and a mobile app.  You will be able to receive notifications via email or within the app.

WHY USE REALM?
Realm strengthens church connections.  Groups and individuals are better able to communicate with each other, even from our mobile devices. It will facilitate better relationship building.  We’ll stay organized, and you’ll stay informed about all of the ministries and fellowship opportunities.  Event registration will be available, and, if an event requires payment, you'll be able to pay online as well.  If you are a group leader, we will be reaching out to do some additional training for you.

Governor Tom Wolf just called for all PA Schools to close for the next 10 school days (3/16-3/27/2020). Because of this news and out of an abundance of caution we have decided to cancel the after school program at the Journey Cafe, and all midweek Family Night programming including Rock Us, Secret Kingdom and Acts 2 Community (adult programming) for that time period as well. We are still planning on having Worship Services and Sunday School this Sunday as of 3/13/20. Please know that we are continuing to watch the news and will update you as necessary. Please continue to pray and trust God to help us and our leaders to navigate through this crisis!

March 12, 2020

 

Dear friends,

Things have been moving fairly fast this week in regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how as a church family we should respond. We are in discussions as to how to best care for members of our church family and beyond, especially those who are most vulnerable to the virus.

The Wolf Administration has just put out a statement with restrictions and suggestions for neighboring Montgomery County. He has also given some guidelines for the state of Pennsylvania. They are…

  • The Wolf Administration strongly encourages the suspension of large gatherings, events, conferences of 250 individuals or more.
    The Wolf Administration discourages individuals from traveling to recreational activities like gyms, movie theaters and shopping malls.
    The Wolf Administration encourages religious leaders to exercise discretion in order to mitigate the spread of illness.
  • In light of these guidelines we felt it would be prudent to communicate with you on this topic.

Statistically those over 70 are the most vulnerable to serious illness as a result of this virus. We are aware that we have vulnerable people in our ministries at Zions.

Zions Church is excited to now offer sign language interpretation at the 9:40 am Worship Services. Signing will be in the front left corner of the sanctuary and will be provided whenever people are in attendance who have the ability to understand sign language.