Zion Mennonite Church 125th Anniversary
Sunday, September 23, 2018
“Oh Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations”
Zion Mennonite Church—125 Years 1893 – 2018
Next Sunday, September 23, 2018, Zion Mennonite Church celebrates 125 years as an established Mennonite congregation. It’s a time to recognize and honor the vision that began this congregation and its continuing life in this community. Zion began with formal organization in June 1893, and erected a church building on its present site in the fall of 1898. An overarching scripture captures the faith of Zion Mennonite:
“Oh Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.” Psalm 90.
Sunday morning and afternoon are planned with special guest, Dr. John D. Roth, Goshen College professor of history and Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism.
Schedule of Events:
9:00 – 9:30am Breakfast and fellowship
9:30 – 10:30am “Treasures in Jars of Clay” – Combined Adult Sunday School classes in Sanctuary
10:45am Worship Service: “No Other Foundation” I Cor. 3:11, Dr. John Roth.
Noon Potluck Meal
1:00pm Children’s Activity
1:30pm Presentation: “The Earth is the Lord’s: Sharing the Anabaptist Story in the 21st Century”
Fellowship time follows with refreshments.
A new story book (or memory book) will be available for purchase. Ken Kauffman organized this project, and Wilbur Kauffman has designed and overseen final production. Thanks to everyone who contributed stories!
Lois Yoder is gathering music and singers to illustrate some music trends over all the years. Zion has used at least five hymnals in the past 125 years.
The planning group encourages you to invite your family and friends to join us on September 23.
Related Event on Saturday afternoon – September 22, 4:00 pm.
Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society (PNMHS) is hosting an afternoon, event with Dr. John D. Roth, Goshen IN. Dr. Roth is a writer, researcher, and teaches history, Mennonite Anabaptist understandings, and Bible at Goshen College. The PNMHS Heritage Center is located at 6030 Whiskey Hill Rd S, Hubbard, next to Zion Mennonite Church.
The event is planned as a casual and informal conversation regarding his interest in these subjects, his writings and giving leadership to the Institute for Study of Global Anabaptism.