Message From Church Council

A Message From Our Council President

Once again, the summer has just flown by.  Our children are back school and fall is just a few weeks away.  Rally day and the first day of Sunday school and Confirmation Class is scheduled for September 18th.  If your child is in seventh or eighth grade, they are eligible to join confirmation class.  Please contact Vicar if you child will be starting Confirmation Class.  Please help them to participate in the next step of their spiritual growth.

Our Annual Congregational meeting is scheduled for October 9th after the regular 10:15 service.  Last month I mentioned that it was time to start thinking about how you could be of service to the church.  There will be at least 1 open council position that will need to be filled at the meeting.  Please consider volunteering for this position to help make important decisions that affect the entire congregation.  Council meets once a month and each member also sits on at least one committee and attends that committee’s meetings as a liaison to report back to council.  It is not a large time commitment.  Fairly new to our congregation?  No problem.  There’s no better way to learn about how our church works.  Please consider helping with this important work.  If you are interested, please contact Vicar or me.

In February, 1923, our current building was dedicated.  We would like to commemorate the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the dedication.  We are looking for a committee to plan and host this celebration.  Please contact me if you are interested in chairing or participating on this temporary committee.

For those of you who attend services regularly, you are already aware that restoration progress from the fire has stalled due to the insurance company.  However, we are still moving forward with some projects.  We have a plumber and excavator we are working with to move the water lines in the basement for the new kitchen project.  Once Uhrig is ready to start, in addition to the kitchen, they will also be finishing the bathrooms and offices.  We’ve submitted paperwork with the township for a permit for lighting in the lower parking lot and have a contractor lined up for that as well.

Even though things are going slowly with the insurance company, there is still a lot of activity happening!

Great things are happening at Mount Zion!  Hope to see you all in church!

Yours in faith,

Missy Keller,  Council President


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