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November 29th to December 6th

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Special Announcement:

Due to the current spiking trend of coronavirus cases in our nation and region, Zion will temporarily suspend in-person services to ensure the well-being of us all. Virtual worship options will continue to be made available during this time.

Please remember to follow all safety and social distancing guidelines when you have to go out, and stay up to date on Washington County coronavirus news at https://www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info.

Pastor Katie is available by phone, email, virtually, and for emergencies should you require pastoral care. Let us keep ourselves safe, be there for one another via phone or Zoom, and meet one another's needs as the body of Christ that we are. Additionally, let us pray for strength, patience and endurance throughout this pandemic as we all navigate through this unknown territory. And we hope that we will be able to be back in the sanctuary in just a few weeks if the spikes begin to rescind again.

Pastor Katie: zionruccpastor@myactv.net or 240.418.8028

Office/Darlene: zionrucc@myactv.net or 301.739.7244

Tech/Michael: connectionssixeight@gmail.com




Important Dates This Week:



Sunday Worship: Nov 29th, first Sunday of Advent. Virtual worship service. Virtual service available here beginning at 11am.



Properties Committee Meeting: December 1st, 4:30pm.



Soup Kitchen: Dec 1st, 5-6:15 pm. Free and open to the public, dine-in or carry out. Social distancing and face masks required. Volunteers welcome!



Service Workers Meeting: Dec 2nd, 10am



4-H Downtown Hagerstown: Dec 3rd, 4:30m via Zoom. Contact church office for more info at zionrucc@myactv.net. A UMD Washington County Extension partner group. (Learn More)



Celebrate Recovery Hagerstown: Temporarily suspended beginning November 13th to assess the spiking coronavirus trends. Stay connected with one another by phone, text, Zoom during this time to ensure your mental and emotional well-being remains healthy in order to continue your sobriety success. (A ministry of Celebration Ministries. More Information)



Sunday Worship: Second Sunday of Advent, December 6th. We will worship together virtually as we prepare our hearts, celebrating the coming of our Messiah. Worship virtually at www.zionreformed.church/sermons




News & Announcements:



Advent Bible Study: Our Advent Bible Study will be a mail Bible Study. Due to in-person services being halted our scheduled Advent study will be conducted by mail instead of an in-person hybrid offering. Watch for your mailing to arrive in your mailbox each week!



2021 Budget Planning: As we plan next year's budget, be sure to let the budget planning committee know of any items you are aware of for consideration to be included in the budget so we are fully prepared for next year's expenses as much as possible. Communication is key in planning a concise budget with as little unexpected expenses as possible.



Zion Book Club: Postponed until January 2021. We hope to see you then!



Search and Call Committee: We are forming a Pastoral Search Committee for a settled minister. If you are willing to serve on the committee, please notify Darlene in the front office.



Prayer Requests: Submit your prayer requests to the church office by phone at 301.739.7244 or email at zionrucc@myactv.net so we can pray for one another. The prayer list of names can be emailed or mailed to you upon request due to privacy concerns.



Helping Hands: Various Helping Hands opportunities are returning including greeters, ushers, acolyte, lector and more. Check out the November newsletter for more info.

Lector This Week (11/29): Rae Smith

Lector Next Week (12/6): Carroll Sager

If unable to serve during your designated week, please contact the church office by Wednesday of the week prior to service so a replacement can be found.



Temporary Postponements: Choir Rehearsals are postponed until further notice due to the pandemic.



UCC Peace Face Masks Available by Donation: See Darlene to get your UCC face mask today!