Hello Zion Friends and Families. As I’m sitting down to write this, I realize in my almost three years here at Zion, this my first newsletter article. As the Facility Coordinator, I have somewhat of a behind-the-scenes job focused on scheduling, building security and IT duties. I’ve had the privilege to see many programming events and celebrations, as well as just the day to day bustling of the church. I’m very excited for the first time to be taking on a role this fall that will have much more direct involvement.
I have been asked to take the lead on ZFest planning this year. I love organizing events! Every event is a chance to create experiences that people will remember. And ZFest, in particular, is a chance to show the historic character and traditions of Zion while incorporating a vision of new and exciting things to come to both our congregation as well as community members who join us. Events like this bring people together, foster relationships and create lasting change. I can’t wait to see the blank canvas of our front lawn transformed into a memorable event for everyone!
Our theme for ZFest this year will align with Pastor Bahe’s fall message of Strength For Today and Hope For Tomorrow. Throughout ZFest you’ll see fun new nautical images like the anchor representing strength and the lighthouse representing hope. We have all new games and activities planned. We will be offering tours inside the building for newcomers and community members to get a first-hand look at what Zion has available to them, especially in our Children, Youth and Family Ministry departments. And, new this year: FOOD TRUCKS!! We have some amazing food planned that you won’t want to miss. Zion will be providing lunch but be sure to bring your wallets to sample the additional tasty treats that the food trucks will have available.
Keep an eye out throughout the building for invites you can grab and share with your friends and neighbors for this FREE event jam-packed with great food, games, and fun!
If you’re looking for opportunities to get involved, we’ve got you covered. We couldn’t pull off this amazing event without equally amazing volunteers! We have several areas to choose from: games, activities, food and more. There is no greater JOY than to serve. Sign and find Jesus, others and yourself throughout this event of fellowship and fun.