Zion Reformed Church        
of The United Church of Christ
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania           

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us in the Church Social Hall each Wednesday, 10 a.m. for our midweek Bible study. New members and friends are welcome. This is a great time for learning and fellowship.

 2020 Altar Flowers
The church secretary will shortly be sending out information about next year's altar flowers. We have  open dates on July 19, August 16, September 6th, if anyone is interested in providing altar flowers on these dates, please contact Peggy Barnhart at the church office. The altar flowers are from Plasterer’s Florist and cost to Zion is $39 each week so please make a check to Zion to cover your flower display. Thank you!

Thank you to our cookie bakers
Thank you to everyone who baked cookies for use at the Christmas Party at the Franklin County Jail sponsored by the Jail Ministry. This annual event is very much appreciated by inmates who often feel nobody cares about them. It reminds them the church does still care and wants to encourage them even behind bars.

Healing service
On January 19th  following the worship service is our monthly Service of anointing and healing. Join us at the front of the
Sanctuary after the postlude to receive  prayer for yourself, for a loved one or friend, the community or world concern.

February 2020 Hi Lites’

Reports or comments are due January 19, 2020.

YOZ Meetings
January 26 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. If you are 3rd grade or up come and join us at the church social room.
Let’s hope for snow and maybe go sledding one of these days. Watch for details soon on another Pinball Party coming in February!

A Big Thank you to Cole and Laura Frey, Sherri and Sean Arrowood!

For preparing us for our Christmas celebration.  The Chandelier needed candles and so did everyone at the Christmas Eve Service needed candles.  So Thank you!!!

Food Pantry Update
Remember you can bring in food donations anytime. Collection boxes are located at the bottom of the ramp in the  Sunday school room, and at the elevator entrance. There is always a need at this holiday season. Thank you!

2020 Offering Envelopes - Pick-Up Yours Today!

Offering envelopes for the year ahead, are ready in alphabetical order, now on the small informational table inside the front right door. NOW more than ever in our history, YOUR church needs your financial support to help us continue in the years ahead!

CASH for CAUSES by Jane Johnson
Just a reminder that the CASH FOR CAUSES fund raiser for the Zion Women’s Guild continues. How does this work? Just
purchase a GIANT’S CASH FOR CAUSES gift card from Jane Johnson and go to your local GIANT’S  or MARTIN’S  STORE
and use the gift card—CASH for CAUSES to purchase your groceries, gas, prescriptions, or  other gift card (in store).  If purchasing gas check with attendant first before pumping gas.  At this time we have $25.00 and $50.00 cards available if you would like your cards in $100.00 denominations just ask and we can have them in a few days.

Checks can be made out to Women’s Guild of Zion UCC. Cards are sold at face value and the Women’s Guild receives 5%
from the sale of each GIANT’S CASH for CAUSES Gift Cards. The gift cards have no expiration date. Questions give Jane
Johnson a call at 717-263-1416.

Help With Emergency Requests
The office receives numerous inquiries during the year for help from residents who need gas or food. Usually the pastor
listens to their needs and refers them to resources in the community that can help. Yet occasionally there is an emergency need that arises on weekend or holidays when agencies are closed. Having on hand a few $25 Giant Cash for Causes cards provides some temporary assistance for these folks until they can connect with our resources.

If you would like to help in this way, please purchase the cards from Jane Johnson and then give them to Pastor Bob or Peggy Barnhart. Keep in mind these cards also provide a 5% donation to the Women’s Guild. So your gift helps both local residents in need and our own Guild.

Sunday School News
The Sunday School Board is looking for your help and suggestions. Currently our board is Sherri Arrowood—Superintendent, Joan Pogue - Secretary, Sherri Arrowood - Assistant Secretary, Candy Wagner - Treasurer, Joan Pogue -  Assistant Treasurer, and Laura Frey -  Consistory Appointed Member and Peggy Barnhart, Barb Metcalfe and Esther Wagner -  teachers.

Nominations are being held at this time for the current positions.  All current position holders are willing to continue in their board
positions. However nomination to have Diana Johnson as Assistant Secretary was motioned. We, as the board, would like to reach out to the whole church and see if anyone else would like to be involved and make a nomination.  Please reach out to Joan Pogue, Candy Wagner or Sherri Arrowood concerning your suggestion or nomination.  We will hold the elections at out next board meeting in January.

 A New 2020 Church Directory is Coming!

There is a new Directory for 2020 being formed. 

Do I have your correct address, phone number and email? 

Please contact Peggy Barnhart if there are any changes.

(717) 263-5952 or by email: barny4@comcast.net

Church News and Happenings