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. Mirjam Welsch

This morning Rev. Welsch is going to speak to us on some selected verses from chapter two of the book of First John. Last week we set the stage by saying that this book was written to "reaffirm the beliefs of the community during a time of spiritual upheaval or confusion," which is a feeling we understand today. The author we call John uses themes that are familiar to us from the Gospel of John; themes of word and light and love and truth. There are also strong statements in here about sin, meant to correct the false teaching of some people who were trying to lead the community astray. John's goal is to build up the community, to make it loving and healthy, and our reading this morning is a direct continuation from last week, when we talked about the freedom that follows confession. So before I read this morning's text, hear again these few verses from the end of chapter 1: