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.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT TIME IS THE SERVICE?

9:00 AM EST! The doors open at 8:30 AM for those gathering in person. CDC guidelines in use. We also gather virtually every Sunday morning online on Facebook and YouTube. We now go live right at 9AM with a 5-minute countdown and Announcements to follow.

HOW CAN I DONATE?

Online payments are now here! Many options exist for your Offerings; you can give in person Sunday mornings, send a check by mail, or download a Direct Deposit form to set up recurring payments. We always appreciate everyone who contributes to the future of Zion United Church of Christ. Click here for all payment options.


HOW DO I WATCH ONLINE?

Everyone can watch our services on YouTube whether they have a YouTube account or not.  We are also live on Facebook, but you need a Facebook account to see the service.  Our website also contains a library of all past services. Sunday's service is uploaded by 12noon EST on Mondays.

WHEN IS COMMUNION SERVED AND WHO CAN ATTEND?

Due to the pandemic, we are practicing "Tupperware Communion", bring your own bread and wine.

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?

For Sunday Service, please only use the New St. Entrance. All other doors will be locked during business hours. If you need to come up to the church, please coordinate with the Church Office regarding which door to use and what time to come. Street parking is available on New St, as is the Mount Clemens parking lot across the street. 

Our Market St parking lot is also available but has limited availability during weekdays.

WHAT IS THE ATTIRE?

*Masks are required to be worn by all persons gathering in person. Masks must cover the mouth and nose. This is to protect the safety of everyone in attendance*

Business casual is still widely in use with our congregation.  However, we understand that inviting everyone to our service, we cannot impose a dress code.  Whatever you feel like wearing to worship 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 or by email prscottdavis@wowway.biz. The Pastor's Sabbath day 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.

Unfortunately due to Covid-19, we are not singing hymns or having our choirs sing.  The Handbells are still playing the second Sunday of the month with smaller groups to observe social distancing.

ARE THERE ANY ACTIVITIES FOR MY CHILDREN?

We have been hosting a Sunday Dinner Church on the second Sunday of each month. Activities and gatherings have been suspended due to COVID-19. We will have a children's sermon online for our younger members. An extended learning time with our childhood educators is available upon request.

WHEN DO YOU ACCEPT NEW MEMBERS / HOW CAN I JOIN?

We are always accepting new members. Inquire with Pastor Scott or send an email to info@zionuccmtclemens.com to learn more.

 

CHURCH COUNCIL 2021

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST - THAT THEY MAY ALL BE ONE

BILL PRAHL

President

MARJORIE MANN

Vice President

JOHN FITZGERALD

Secretary

KELLIE LANG

Financial Secretary

MICHELE KERNER

Treasurer

DENNIS CUBBERNUS

Council Member

DOUG FLISNIK

Council Member

NANCY MCCLEARY

Council Member

ALEXANDER MOORE

Council Member

KEN PRZEKORA

Council Member

KATHY TINKLER

Council Member

KATIE TINKLER

Council Member

CARRIE WRIGHT

Council Member

 

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


  • Technology Team - Alexander Moore

  • Women's Fellowship - Marge Russ


  • Youth & Young Adult Group - Heather Lang


 

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586.463.0069

68 New St / 85 Market St

Mount Clemens, MI 48043

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