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Zion Caregivers

Members with a special affinity for serving the elderly are trained and commissioned to take Holy Communion to our home-bound members on a monthly basis.  These caregivers bring the fellowship and love of the congregation to those who are experiencing loneliness and isolation.

Parish Nurses

Trained nurses within the congregation minister to the Zion faith community in a variety of ways including:  monthly blood pressure monitoring, an annual flu shot clinic, education events, CPR and AED training, follow-up  care after hospitalization, respite care program, and rides and meals for post-surgical patients and new mothers.

Zion’s Parish Nurse program also maintains an equipment loan closet.  Wheel chairs, crutches, walkers etc. may be borrowed on an as need basis.   If you’re in need check with our Parish Nurse coordinator.

Those with a nursing degree interested in participating can contact Myrna Irwin irwinjm@sbcglobal.net

Prayer Shawl Ministry

20150508_155846If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, here’s a ministry you can do at home.  Members of this group knit prayer shawls for those who need strength and comfort in their lives.  The shawls are created in patterns of ‘threes’ to signify the Holy Trinity.  Members of this ministry also make keepsake blankets for the newly baptized as well as hats and mittens for the county’s foster children for Christmas.  Hand-crafters interested in participating can contact Cathy McNair mcnairc1220@comcast.net

Memorial Garden

20150508_160815 Zion’s Memorial Garden is a peaceful, inviting space where Zion member families may inter, remember or honor their loved ones.  This ministry works with family members, handles all record keeping, and supervises plantings and maintenance.  For more information, please contact Gladys Knoll: gladysknoll@yahoo.com

Necessary Forms/contracts are available in the church office or may be downloaded here:

Memorial Garden Brochure
Memorial Garden Terms and Conditions Agreement
Memorial Garden Interment Agreement
Memorial Garden Brick Purchase -Contribution Agreement

Memorial Garden Update

The Good Shepherd Memorial Garden addition has been completed except for a final clean-up and a second sand sweeping between the bricks. This will be done in spring, before a dedication ceremony sometime in May. If you have been thinking about purchasing a memorial brick in honor of a family member buried elsewhere, now is the time to place your order. We order any bricks purchased twice a year in April and September. April 15th is the next date, and these bricks will be placed in May or June. Forms are available in the rack outside the office, and the cost is $150. The Memorial Garden Committee is charged with the maintenance of the Garden, so the busiest time is obviously in the summer months. If you are a gardener, we could use your help with cleanup, pruning, weeding, planting, etc. Usually we work on our own schedule and as weather permits. Please contact Gladys Knoll at 734 780-7507, or email at gladysknoll@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining us in this rewarding work.

Funeral Meals

Another way we care for our members and their families is to provide assistance in planning, serving, and preparing meals for the time of necessary fellowship following a death of a loved one.  If you can serve in one of these areas our small group would love to have you join them.  Contact the church office – drinehart@zlc-aa.org to get your name on the list of volunteers.