Worship, Grow, Serve

Worship is weekly at 10:25 am on all Sundays and lasts about an hour. We take Communion on the first Sunday in each month.  All who desire a deeper relationship with God through Jesus Christ are invited to join us at the Lord’s table.

Christmas Eve, Sunday, 12/24, at 7:00 p.m.:  Our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with carols and a message by Pastor Carol.  All are invited!

Sunday School for all ages starts at 9 and lasts an hour.  

Sunday School for children and teens frequently focuses on the scripture to be used in worship, providing some background to make the sermon more meaningful for young people.

Currently two adult Sunday School classes are meeting:
“Women in the Bible”: Using a workbook, learn from the women in the Bible about faith principles for our lives.

“Thessalonians”: Background and class discussion about Paul’s letter to the Thessalonian church.

Bible Study:  “Sisters of the Lord” is a women’s Bible study group that meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in a member’s home.  Please contact us for more information.

All-church Bible Study for Advent (visitors welcome). We will use Adam Hamilton’s study “Faithful” to look at the Christmas story through the eyes of one of the Bible’s most unsung heroes: Joseph. Age-appropriate classes for children, youth, and adults Sundays at 9 a.m. beginning 12/2 and adult classe led by Pastor Carol on Thursdays at 7 p.m.  beginning 11/30. through December 24. Contact us for more details.

Faith and Science Program: Zion UMC member and lay speaker Ron Myers has prepared a multi-media program entitled “Faith and Science Need Not Collide.”  A physicist who worked in industry doing applied scientific work, Ron is a 40-year member of the American Scientific Affiliation, an organization devoted to faith-science issues. Ron is available to present his program to groups of adults or teenagers, in meetings, retreats, worship.  You can see his program here.

Sunbeam Christian Preschool meets in our church building under the direction of owner Sandi Hood. 3-year-olds meet Tuesday and Thursday, and 4-year-olds meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Both groups have Bible lessons included in their schedule twice a week, led by their teachers and Pastor Carol.  Pastor Carol will also be leading Bible Studies for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers during school hours. Call 567-246-9892 for more information or find them on Facebook: Sunbeam Christian Preschool.

We run a community-supplied Food Pantry on the first and third Tuesdays from 10 to Noon.  Anybody in the Anthony Wayne Area in need of food is invited to come.  If you would like to help, contact the church office at 419-877-5820.  The pantry survives on donations from the community so if you would like to help by giving nonperishable food items, please contact the church at the above number or email us at zionwhitehouseumc@gmail.com. (Please, no expired items since we are forbidden to distribute such items.) If your garden is overflowing, we also have some capacity to hand out recently-delivered produce.

In two sessions in the fall and spring, we offer TAP (Tutoring Assistance Program), a tutoring program for primary students at the nearby Whitehouse Primary school who are in need of extra help.  It is held after school every Wednesday for about 10 weeks.  It is surprising how a little extra help and the same information said in a different way, combined with one-on-one attention, can make a big difference in a child’s life!

Zion also serves through other community projects throughout the year, such as Operation Christmas Child and clothing and blanket collections.