Church News and Happenings
Zion Reformed Church        
of The United Church of Christ
Chambersburg, PA          

Will you be the one who forgets??
Our worship time changes on Sunday,  July 7, to 9 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m..  This schedule continues through July, August, and the first Sunday of September.


Holy Communion will resume in September

August Hi-Lites deadline  is July 21

Don’t  forget your altar flowers are $39 and the check should be written to Zion.

Keep the food coming
Mara and Dan Smith want you to remember there is a collection box at the foot of the ramp in the Sunday School room and at the entrance to the elevator.  You may donate anytime, but we encourage you to think of the first Sunday of each month as donation day.

Women’s Guild
Meetings are held during the day at 1:30 on Tuesday

The Women’s Guild meetings:
July TBA—Choir/Staff Picnic (watch for your invitations)
August 25 — Ice Cream Social
September 10 — Ginny Stake
October 8 — Kathy Spangler
November 12 — Jane Johnson
December 3 — Family Night


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

July 22-25, 2019
6-8 pm
Can you Survive The Way, The Truth & the Life??
Donations this year will go to “TheTide” (https://thetide.org/).  Currently operate in 8 countries, broadcasting the gospel radio programs into 25 languages.  The radio station is located right here in Chambersburg.

All Children are welcome to attend VBS on July 22—July 25.  Bible lessons, Games and Crafts will be
enjoyed each night.  Volunteers are always welcomed to help out.  Please stay tuned for items that may be needed for donation or to borrow for the week.

Vacation Bible School Decorating will be done on Sunday, July 21st  following Worship Service.

Church Improvements:
The Parish House and the Church now each have a new roof. The Parish House needs some improvements for the office and the Sunday School rooms. Remember these repairs are done with the help of your donations to the Improvement Fund!


A Committee is Forming for the planning of our church picnic , September 9th, with Solomon Church

Please let Peggy Barnhart  know if you want to help.


Ice Cream Social Anyone!
Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 25,  4-6 p.m. to enjoy this summer’s ice cream social.  The event will take place in the parish house yard (inside the church in case of rain.)  We are hoping to have 3 flavors of ice cream and a     variety of toppings. There will also be musical entertainment.  The event will be free, but you are asked to bring a lawn chair.


How you can help:
— Make a donation , $35 will sponsor a tub of Ice cream. Other amounts are also appreciated. Checks should be payable to “Women’s Guild” and given  to Jean Gonder.


Annual Baseball Game
August  11th,  2019
Baltimore Orioles versus Houston Astros
Depart  McKinley St Fire Station 10:30  am
Return after game
Price is $50 which includes transportation, ticket, tip for driver.

Contact Esther  Wagner for reservations.


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.


HOFFMAN HOMES
A Thank You was recently sent to Jane but the kind donations came from the fine folks at ZION.  Thank you for your continued support.  The “In Kind Donations” box will continue to receive the various items listed on the sheet attached to the tote
box to the right as you enter the Sunday School Room.  A copy is included in this newsletter for your reference.


Rose Sunday
Rose Sunday started with around 50 people attending the breakfast and a program given by Candy Wagner.  She presented a slide show of past members who are buried in our grave yard.    Our annual Rose Rent Service occurred on June 9th.  This is 239 years after Col Chambers and his wife deeded the land to Nicholas Snider and others.  We proudly confirm that Zion does use this land as it was intended—for the love and affection of our fellow man and especially for promoting religion in Chambersburg. 

 The Church would like to thank everyone that came to the Rose Day Breakfast.  A special thanks to the cooks, Denny
Metcalfe, Cole Frey and Rick Dalton.  The men that set up and served  Jim English was in charge of the men , Jack
Arrison,  Gene Johnson, Sean Arrowood, Fritz Pogue .  Thank you to Diana Johnson for completing our worship service today.  JJ Johnson had his quartet that  he and Laura Frey are members sing a special anthem today.  Jim English represented Zion in presenting our annual rose to the 9th Generation Elena Mae Garcia who is 8 years old.  Once again our farthest traveler was from Chicago, Ill.  We are always excited to see Lois Picking and descendants of the Snider and other trustee families.

Thanks to the Sunday School Board for the program!