Ministry & Missions
At Zion United Church of Christ in Perry Hall, our goal is to glorify Christ by building strong, united families equipped for His service. We encourage our families to learn, worship, fellowship and serve together.
At Zion, Sunday morning worship is central to the life of our community. Each week we gather together to connect with friends, praise God, and deepen our spiritual lives. There is a wide range of theological beliefs and worship preferences, and our service ranges from “high church” liturgical to full body, sensorial experiences of the divine. For most Sundays, you can expect that we will sing 3 hymns, hear readings from the Bible, a children’s conversation, a sermon, a time of prayer, and special music by our choir or guest musicians. Several Sundays a year are reserved for special observances, such as World Communion Sunday or All Saints Day. We always begin worship with the words, “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at Zion.” The members and friends of the Zion United Church of Christ welcome all persons, regardless of ethnic heritage, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, relationship status, or religious background.
No matter how or where we serve Jesus Christ, the people of our congregation are focused on joyfully doing God's work. Our mission work is far reaching and includes several different opportunities throughout the year to get involved. Some previous missions include:
- Pediatric Pillowcases where Zion donated over 200 pediatric pillowcases to Medstar Franklin Square Pediatric Emergency Room. The nurses put them on the kids’ beds. The staff tell us that kids are comforted by the joyful pillowcases.
- Summer Mission Project. Support for Surgeries for needy kids in other countries. Zion Church collects small gauze pads, Children’s Liquid Tylenol, and Children’s Liquid Advil to support the a team of doctors and nurses from Johns Hopkins Pediatric Plastic Surgery. They are travel to Peru and other countries to treat children with cleft lip and palate, hand problems and burn deformities. This project is not active at this time, but will reactivate when the next team is sent overseas.