OUR LEADERSHIP & HISTORY
Committed to our Community since 1854
Here at Zion United Church of Christ, we’re committed to investing our time and efforts into our community of Mount Clemens, Michigan. Originally organized in 1854, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was the first German Protestant congregation in Mount Clemens. Its founding trustees were John Rossow and Abraham Devantler from Prussia, John William Miller and Carsten Roecker from Hanover, and John Charles Reimold and John George Murthum from Wuerttemberg. Zion Church operated as a free congregation, welcoming all Christians. It served primarily German-speaking Catholic and Protestant immigrants, including Lutherans, Calvinists and Huguenots. Worshiping at first in the Macomb County Courthouse, the congregation purchased their current site, the former Methodist Academy, in 1862. The nave of the present brick sanctuary was built by Minard Barr in 1880. The tower and transepts were added in 1895.
The ministers of Zion Church in its formative years were Methodist, Lutheran and Evangellical. It was not until the 1920s, during the pastorate of the Reverend F.A. Roese (1903-1926), that English became the language of the worship service and of church records. In the early twentieth century, the congregation turned to humanitarian work. The congregation helped support the Evangelical Deaconess Hospital and the Evangelical Home for Children and Aged in Detroit. In 1961 the church received its present name, Zion United Church of Christ.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT TIME IS THE SERVICE?
We gather every Sunday morning in person and online (facebook livestream). Worship starts at 9:00 AM in our Market St. parking lot as we continue to social distance. We ask that you stay 6 ft apart and please wear a mask. Bring your own chair and communion!
WHEN IS COMMUNION SERVED AND WHO CAN ATTEND?
*Bring your own bread and wine - Tupperware Communion*
Communion is on the first Sunday of each month as well as any Holy days like Christmas Eve and Easter. Any and all are welcome to join in the Holy sacrament of Communion regardless of confirmation and member status.
WHERE DO I PARK AND WHICH ENTRANCE SHOULD I USE?
*During outdoor services it is best to park across Market St behind Three Blind Mice. A few parking spaces are available in our lot for those who are in need.*
Once the building opens up again, multiple sites exist for parking. The New St. entrance has a Mount Clemens parking lot across the street. Street parking is also available. Our private lot is located at 85 Market St. Spaces here fill up quickly for Sunday morning service. Additional parking can be found across Market St. behind Three Blind Mice.
WHAT IS THE ATTIRE?
Business casual is still widely in use with our congregation. However, we understand that inviting all to our service including the homeless population, we cannot impose a dress code. Whatever you feel like wearing worshiping the Lord is fine as long as it is deemed "appropriate".
HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH THE PASTOR?
During normal business hours Pastor Scott may be reached at the Church office at 586.463.0069. After hours the Pastor may be reached on his cell phone at 586.321.7749. The Pastor's day off is Friday, try to refrain from calling except in pastoral emergencies.
WHAT IS THE MUSIC PROGRAM LIKE?
We are very proud of our music program. Lead by our wonderful director, Amy Schulz, we have three choir programs. The Celebration Choir sings on the first Sunday of the month, the Handbell Choir plays on the second Sunday of the month, and our Chancel Choir sings on the 4th Sunday of every month.
ARE THERE ANY ACTIVITIES FOR MY CHILDREN?
We have been hosting a Sunday Dinner Church on the second Sunday of each month. Activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Once we resume indoor worship there will be a children's sermon as well as an extended learning time with our childhood educators.
WHEN DO YOU ACCEPT NEW MEMBERS / HOW CAN I JOIN?
We are always accepting new members. Inquire with Pastor Scott to learn more.
CHURCH COUNCIL 2020
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST - THAT THEY MAY ALL BE ONE
BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
Board of Christian Education - Paula Morton & Judy Bray
Board of Facilities - *Position Available*
Board of Finance - Ken Przekora
Board of Friendship - Ken Przekora
Board of Missions & Outreach - Regina Kerner
Board of Worship - Marjorie Mann
Church Council President - Bill Prahl
Endowment - Nancy McCleary
Fidelis - Marge Russ
Investment - Kathi Przekora
Membership - Barb VanDecar & Jennifer Haberer
Memorials/Honors - Kathy Tinkler
Women's Fellowship - Marge Russ
Youth & Young Adult Group - Heather Lang