Ministries

Music at Zion

We appreciate all types of music at Zion. We try to mix contemporary offerings with those grand old hymns that we all love so much. Special music in our service is often presented by our talented Zion Handbell Choir or our "Voices of Zion" vocal choir.

Zion Handbell Choir

Usually rehearsing after church on Sundays, the handbell choir rings a 5-octave set of Schulmerich Handbells and 3 octaves of Malmark Choir Chimes.   The ensemble tackles a wide variety of musical types just to keep everyone on their toes!  The ensemble participates in the annual Delaware Handbell Festival each November, where many choirs gather on the stage at Gray Chapel on the Ohio Wesleyan campus.  The festival is a grand event and a wonderful way to head into the holiday season.

Stay tuned to the Delaware, Ohio calendar of events for dates and times.

Voices of Zion

This vocal ensemble is known to be small but mighty!   The group rehearses for an hour each Wednesday night and offers an anthem approximately three Sundays each month.   A friendly and welcoming group, they prepare both classic and contemporary pieces to add a special touch to the Sunday services.

Family Promise is an interfaith hospitality network helping homeless families achieve lasting independence and self-sufficiency. Family Promise does this by meeting families’ immediate needs for shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services. Along with many other partner congregations, Zion’s congregation supports Family Promise by providing food and volunteer assistance for the families at Promise House.

More information can be found at http://www.familypromise-delawareohio.org/
or on Facebook:   Family Promise

Zion provides space for  A Place of Warmth, a warming center for single homeless men. The center is open any time the temperature is predicted to drop to 20°F or below. The shelter accepts guests from 8-10 pm. Guests may stay until 8 am the following morning.

More information can be found on Facebook:  A Place of Warmth 

Email: warmth@uccdelaware.com

Andrews House provides free office space and gathering spaces for various groups, organizations, and anyone who just needs a quiet space. Several free dinners are served each month, as well. Among the services supported by Andrews House:

Free Dinners

Legal Clinic

Supervised Visits

Grace Medical Clinic

Mobile Market

Kids on the Block

Summer Lunch

AARP Tax Clinic

STEP – Support Through Empowerment & Partnerships

Computer Classes

Zion supports Andrews House programs with an annual contribution and volunteers for some of the programs listed. Several Zion members assisted in organizing the Mobile Market that brings fresh produce, bread, and other food to Delaware every two weeks for low-income individuals and families. A number of our members continue to assist on Market days. Members also provide volunteer assistance at the Summer Lunch program, a partnership of Andrews House, the Delaware City Schools, and the Family Resource Center.

More information about Andrews House can be found at http://andrewshouse.org/

This fresh produce distribution is a partnership between Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Andrews House. Highpoint Nazarene Church supports this program by allowing us to use their church and by providing volunteers to help with the market. Shoppers must register at each market, providing their name, address, and number & ages of those in their household. Documentation is not required, but by signing our registration form, shoppers are confirming that they meet our income guidelines.

Mobile Market website.

Zion supports the People In Need (PIN) Food Pantry with over 600 pounds of food every year. PIN provides nutritious food packages to households up to once a month. These food packages are sized for the family being served and have been designed to comply with the USDA nutritional guidelines.

For more information, visit http://delawarepeopleinneed.org

Sarah Moore Nursing Home

On the second Sunday of every month, members of Zion conduct a brief worship service at the Sarah Moore Home located at 26 North Union Street in Delaware. Zion Music Director Brian White accompanies hymn singing and member Jan Anible leads with prayer and a brief devotional message.

See the Sarah Moore events calendar here.