W H A T   W E   D O 

Our Mission

 
 
Together We

Worship

We are a worshipping
community of sinner-saints
saved by grace alone.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Together We

Grow

We are a family of Christ where
people grow together in 
discipleship and fellowship.
 
 
 
 
 
Together We

Serve

We are an outpost where
ministry and mission in
the name of Jesus is alive.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
O U R   G O A L
 
 
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19-20). We are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with others.
 
 

Jason Hoerth

Pastor

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L O O K I N G   A H E A D

Our Events

 
 
 
 
New
Bible 
Study
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Easter
Breakfast
 
March 10
New Adult Bible Study – Developing the Spiritual Life of Children – Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in the Lower Level
 
 
March 6 – April 10
Lenten Midweek Worship, every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary
 
 
March 6 – April 10
Simple Supper, every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
 
 
 
April 21
Easter Breakfast at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
 

 
 
 
 
F R O M   T H E   B L O G

Recent Articles

Building a New Website… Why?

by Pam Blankenship
 
If you are reading this article, that means you have found our new website. You may have already spent some time browsing through it and have started a list of your likes and dislikes. I hope there are many more likes than dislikes.
 
Maybe, more than anything, you are wondering why the change. Why put all the time and effort into something new when our old website was just fine? Fine. My least favorite word.
 
Dictionary.com defines the word fine as, “of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade”; however, in our culture today fine rarely has that meaning. One definition urbandictiontionary.com states, “A word to use when you’re depressed but you don’t want to worry another person.” It really means not fine, not okay, not good, average, below average, leave me alone. It’s something we say when we don’t want to engage. We want to hide or be left alone. If you’ve had a disagreement with your spouse or significant other and they say, “it’s fine.” You should be worried, right.
 
My point is that we don’t want to be fine. We, as the church, want to engage. We want to excel. We want to be Christ-like. We want our website to be a place to draw individuals in.
 
We want a visitor to see our website and see who we are – a place full of loving, welcoming people – and want to come see this place for themselves. We want our members to find ways to connect and become involved with others. Overall, we want this new website to draw people together to share the love of Christ.
 
In conclusion, I hope you find that our new website not only looks pretty with all the fancy photos, but that it will direct to what you are looking for – information, information, information. Whether you are looking for worship times, Bible studies, youth events or ways to get involved. The plan is to use this new website as a communication tool so that everyone is sufficiently informed about the events and happenings of the church. I welcome constructive criticism as to what is needed or missing that will help with this communication. So, please take a look around and hopefully, you will find it engaging and so much more than fine!
 

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Finding a New Vision

by Pastor Jason
 
Welcome to Zion’s website. Welcome to Zion.

There are many things we, as a church, want someone who visits our website and partakes of our ministry to see and experience in us, but first and foremost, is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the most compelling and needed message on earth. It has built this community and made it into a warm and welcoming place. It has been shared in impactful ways both inside and outside of its physical four walls. For 65 years, Zion has endeavored in many, many ways to build a community around the Gospel and to promote the proclamation of the Gospel in many forms. Faithful leaders have blessed its growth, loving servants have blessed its mission, and fortunate stewardship by God has enabled its growth in size.


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Keeping the Christ Child in Christmas!

by Joy Schwartz
 
It’s almost cliche, isn’t it?  We hear this phrase many times during Christmas, but do we really apply it into every aspect of the celebration of His birth? This season, I challenge you to exercise humility and wisdom in the ways you celebrate  this special time with your family and friends.  Afterall, you are being the model for so many others, possibly for generations to come.  How’s that for responsibility as a Christian?  Some ideas:
 
1.  Think and mediate about the incredible way in which God showed us his love.  Here was a baby, born in a lowly manger, King of the World, ultimately dying for us miserable, pathetic sinners and rising again to give us hope and the promise of the Resurrection.  ‘Nuff said, right?
 
2.  For every gift you give, attach a Bible verse reflective of the Christmas Story, on the package.  Ask the recipient to read it aloud and apply the verse’s meaning to them.
 
3.  At the celebratory meals, join hands.  Pray together.  Sing together.  Make the unity of coming together something to remember.  It’s guaranteed to melt the crankiness right out of the heart of the most devoted Scrooge.
 
4.  Mix up the secular playlist with hymns and Christ-centered music.  Handel’s “Messiah” played all the way through is just the thing to give you a sense of awe of Christ’s majesty.  Such an artist, devoting his incredible skills to tell the greatest story and inspire the world for hundreds of years.
 
5.  Share stories of loved ones who may have departed this world and what Christmas meant to them.  One comes to mind for me personally:  my Grandmother and her family would ride their sleigh thru the snow to church on Christmas Eve in Michigan.  This was around 1915 and they had no car.  They each received an orange as a present – a very exotic treat!  It’s up to you to make sure your kids know how important worship was and is to the family during Christmas.
 
6.  On the days prior to Christmas Day, go shopping for gifts for those in need.  Include a heartfelt note on each one.  You could easily change a life in your kind gesture.  Maybe volunteer in a soup kitchen?  So many ways to share the love of Christ.
 
Just some random thoughts on this incredibly cold day – wishing you the most Christ-filled Christmas EVER!

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Address: 1175 Birney Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Phone: (513) 231-2253 

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