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
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?
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?
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.
CHURCH COUNCIL 2021
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
Technology Team - Alexander Moore
Women's Fellowship - Marge Russ
Youth & Young Adult Group - Heather Lang