What We PRACTICE

Here are some common practices of Zion Congregational Church.  They are listed to help you know what to expect when participating in the life of Zion Church, but also to help you understand how we put our faith into practice.  May God bless you on your journey!

  • OPEN COMMUNION:  Communion is a sacrament given to us by our Lord Jesus.  All who have claimed Christ are welcomed to participate in communion services.  It is traditional that the children of Zion partake in their first communion when they are confirmed.
  • BAPTISM:  A sign and seal of salvation in Jesus Christ.  We affirm both infant and adult baptism, as baptism is an act of God and not of man.  Infant baptism is a covenant made by the child’s family with God to raise the child to be a Christian.  Adult baptism is open to any adult who has received Christ as Lord and Savior and wishes to proclaim his identification with Christ.
  • CONFIRMATION:  The purpose of Confirmation class is to teach young people about the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of being a Christian.  When young people profess their faith and commit their life to Christ, the Confirmation service confirms their earlier baptism, signifying their identification with Christ.
  • MARRIAGE:  We believe that Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God.
  • THE LORD’S PRAYER: It is the traditional practice of this church to recite the Lord’s Prayer as a regular part of our worship service.  We use the traditional “debts” and “debtors” language.
  • THE APOSTLES’ CREED:  It is the traditional practice of this church to read the Apostle’s Creed at special times and worship services throughout the year.
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