Ministries at Zion

Zion's Commitment to the Community

Zion UCC has been pioneers and offer support to many programs in Delaware County.   

Andrew's House

Andrews House provides office space for free services, gathering spaces for various groups, organizations, and anyone who just needs a quiet space. Several free dinners are served each month, as well. Among the services supported by Andrews House:

Free Dinners

Legal Clinic

Supervised Visits

Grace Medical Clinic

Mobile Market

Kids on the Block

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Delaware Mobile Market

Produce Markets are designed to provide fresh food to individuals and families in need. The Mid-Ohio Food Bank supplies all of the produce distributed at the Market and most of what is offered is fruits and vegetables but may also include bread and dairy items. Each Market can serve up to 300 families and eligibility is set at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. After each event is completed, any remaining produce is distributed to PIN food pantry clients and other MOFB Partner Agencies as needed. 

From the PIN Website:

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Family Promise

Family Promise is an interfaith hospitality network providing a program to help homeless families achieve lasting independence and self-sufficiency. Family Promise does this by meeting families’ immediate needs for shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services. Along with many other partner congregations, Zion’s congregation supports Family Promise by providing food and volunteer assistance for the families at Promise House. 

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People in Need

Zion supports the People In Need (PIN) Food Pantry with over 600 pounds of food every year. PIN provides nutritious food packages to households up to once a month. These food packages are sized for the family being served and have been designed to comply with the USDA nutritional guidelines.

For more information, visit http://delawarepeopleinneed.org

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Sarah Moore Worship Service

On the second Sunday of every month, members of Zion conduct a brief worship service at the Sarah Moore Home, 26 North Union Street, in Delaware. Zion Music Director Brian White accompanies hymn singing, and member Jan Anible leads with prayer and a brief devotional message.

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Recent Message

Rev. Beth Gedert

This morning we begin a series on the parables of Jesus. Not all of them, because there are a lot. But a few of them. A few parables of grace and a few parables of judgment. Grace first, so we are grounded in the right thing. This is how we are going to spend Lent and wrap up our study of Matthew. Parables are fascinating. Jesus told lots of them; all the gospels record at least some of them. The Greek word for parable simply means comparing one thing with another. But parables are NOT simple. We often assume they are simple because they are stories and they are short. But in truth they are often complicated and confusing once you scratch the surface. They say things we agree with and things we disagree with often in the same parable, which is probably how some of you will feel this morning. So why do we tell them. Well an Episcopal priest named Robert Capon* has written three totally awesome books on parables and he compares them to the art we display in our houses.