The mission of Zion UMC is to Invite people to know Jesus Christ, to Grow those who respond into disciples, and to Serve all people in the name of Chirst.
Church can be a very scary place for a person who comes to worship for the first time or for someone who hasn’t been to a church for a while. Please be assured you are welcome. The worship service is a place where those seeking to worship are warmly included. In addition to the worship services, there are many places within the life of the church that help people connect with their faith and create meaningful relationships at the same time. Feel free to check out the information on this site and know that you are invited on the faith journey of a lifetime.
Seth McClymonds Jr. was born in New Castle and grew up in Saegertown. He is a graduate of Saegertown High School and Penn State Behrend (majoring in Electrical Engineering). During his junior collegiate year, he followed God’s calling into the ministry by serving as a student pastor at State Line UMC outside North East, PA. He earned his M.Div. at Asbury Theological Seminary and has served Duke Center UMC, Y.E.S.S. Shared Ministry, Grace UMC in Warren (associate) and Covenant UMC, and, most recently, First UMC in Bradford.
Our worship services take place every Sunday at 8:00am and 10:45pm.
The music program at Zion offers something for everyone. No matter your age or music reading ability, we would invite you and your family to join any of our groups and welcome you to all of our programs throughout the year. Contact Davlin Smith with any questions.
Practice Wednesday's at 7:30pm
Directed by Davlin Smith. Runs September through early June. Open to anyone in 9th grade and older.×
Practice Wednesday's at 6:30pm
Directed by Davlin Smith. Runs September through early June. The Brotherhood performs for both church and community events.×
Practice Sunday's following the 10:45am worship service
Directed by Davlin Smith. Runs September through early June.×
Practice Tuesday's at 6:30pm
Directed by Donna Scholl. Runs September through early June.×
Practice Sunday's at 9:00am
Directed by Davlin Smith and Sarah Fritz. Runs September through early June.×
Practice Sunday's at 5:30pm
Directed by Lois Lang. Runs October through April. This group is for children in grades 3-6.×
We are fully handicapped accessible. We have assisted listening devices for the hearing impaired. We offer audio tapes or CDs of the worship service.
We love having children worship with us. If care is needed for your child, we have nursery options. For those ages 3-10, we have "Munchkin Methodist" Quiet Packs that can be found in the narthex and are labeled with appropriate age levels.
Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith. As a Christian community of faith and a United Methodist congregation, we pledge to conduct the ministry of the gospel in ways that assure the safety and spiritual growth of all of our children, youth, and vulnerable adults, as well as all of the workers with the children, youth, and vulnerable adults. We will follow responsible safety measures in the selection and recruitment of workers. View Zion's doctrine here, or for more information, visit the UMC's General Board of Discipleship Safe Sanctuaries page.