Message From Church Council

Oh, what a difference a month makes! We are in unchartered territory for so many things. In times like these, Fred Rogers often told about how his mother used to tell him to ‘‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” In the uncertain and scary times surrounding the Coronavirus, we need to remember to look for good people doing good things.

In our church, we can look at our minister, our committees, the work that we are doing to fix up our church building and the work we are doing to build a stronger and tighter church family. There are plenty of good people doing good things.

In our community and beyond, there are educators charting new territory with a quick move to digital learning, medical workers risking their own lives for others, and countless workers who are still going to work to serve others or make sure we have the supplies we need. Even our elected officials are working hard trying to figure out how to navigate this virus and save lives.

Upcoming at Mt. Zion, you will see more helpers. Our property committee and council members worked together to prepare a bid for the exterior stonework. This is going to be a big project for our church, and we will be investigating the best options to pay for it. This decision will have to be made as a congregation, so watch in the coming weeks for more information about a future congregational meeting.

We had some great helpers at our two workdays for cleaning, painting, and sorting through loads of boxes, bags, and files. This work is ongoing, so there will be opportunities for all of you to join in and be helpers at future work events. Our Garden Team is also filled with helpers who are gearing up for this year’s community garden.

And all the members who filled out their time and talent surveys are helpers, too! I’m sure that the rest of you are just trying to be fashionably late. Please get those forms turned in. Fill it out for the work you already do as well as any new work that you would like to try There are extra forms on the conference room table if you need one. We especially need helpers with our Sunday school and our summer Vacation Bible School! Please volunteer!!!! There is a curriculum to follow. You don’t need to come up with lessons or ideas on your own.

Although we are closed for a few weeks for this virus, I still see plenty to be excited about. AND, now we have an opportunity to try out virtual service through video recording or Facebook Streaming. Great things are happening at Mt. Zion. I’m so glad we’re in this together.

Karen Wanamaker

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