“Jerome says, ‘Hi’”… This is what Tina added as I ushered her into the STARS closet to get a Zion sweatshirt. She had not gotten one at Christmas, she said, and her mom wanted one, too. Her mom was short and kind of small so maybe a medium would do...
Connect and Go!
God wired us to connect...with Him and each other. If you are wondering how to get connected with Him and with others, check out the many classes, seminars, teams, groups and volunteer opportunities offered at Zion.
4 Chapter Group
Although we are not meeting in person, our M'Cheyne "4 Chapter Group" continues to read our Bible. Contact Polly Pattison at 991-7173 for any questions. The M'Cheyne readings are listed below.
Jan 17: Gn 18, Mt17; Neh 7; Act 17
Jan 18: Gn 19; Mt 18; Neh 8; Act 18
Jan 19: Gn 20; Mt19; Neh 9; Act 19
Jan 20: Gn 21; Mt 20; Neh 10; Act 20
Jan 21: Gn 22; Mt 21; Neh 11; Act 21
Jan 22: Gn 23; Mt 22; Neh 12; Act 22
Jan 23: Gn 24; Mt 23; Neh 13; Act 23
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study is for the early riser! Join this welcoming group of guys every Wednesday morning at 7 am. A delicious breakfast is served, followed by a Bible book study that always promises a great conversation.
Women’s Bible Study
The women's bible study group invites Zion women to join us as we begin a new study on Tuesday, January 26. You can invite a friend too! Following the Messiah is a video-based study that allows you to see the gospel through a different lens as two men explore the places where Jesus lived during His life on Earth. Get up close to the ruins of the ancient city of Capernaum, take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, and walk through the arid wilderness of Judea. Our group meets for discussion on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, from 6:30-8pm, via Zoom. Want to try us out first? Join us on January 12 at 6:30pm for fellowship via Zoom. Contact Julie Smith, , for more information
Pastor's Reading Group: February 23
A monthly reading and discussion group with Pastor John continues February 23 with a Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. You can order the book from Beaverdale Books. Beaverdale Books can be reached at
or 515.279.5400. The meeting will be held by Zoom at Noon. on Tuesday, February 23. Please contact Pastor John to receive log-in credentials.
INSTE: New Class Starts January 21. Register now!
What is INSTE? It's an acronym for Institute of Theology by Extension. The curriculum was developed by friends of Zion, Drs. Nick and Leona Venditti. Pastor John is looking to INSTE to provide consistent biblical and theological training to our members and provide a way for us to develop the next generation of leaders at Zion.
The group meetings will be online by Zoom. Neither rain nor snow, or any pandemic will keep us from meeting. You may contact us by phone or text: Leona (515-988-2047) or Nick (515-988-2255).