Finding Connection

Zion has many opportunities for connection within our own faith community and into the greater community.  How do you see yourself growing your faith and connections? We have something for everyone!

Committees

It is not possible for a church to operate with church staff alone.  Volunteers are the backbone of the church and help programs stay vital and active. Spiritual growth happens when you move from just being a receiver to being a helper. There are many committees and programs you can be involved with at Zion.  Your time and talents are needed!

  • Help plan the service activities that members of Zion and other churches will participate in on this service orientated Sunday.  Some of these activities can also be done year round.  This committee meets as needed.

  • Develop and provide guidance for the faith formation of children, confirmation age youth, young adults and adults.  This included educational opportunities for children and families including faith formation classes, confirmation, Daycamp, and adult bible studies.  Our goal is to walk with members of all ages as they grow in faith.  To provide resources, discussion opportunities, and instruction in the faith.  To encourage our members to grow as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ.  No specific meeting time set.

  • Be a part of the planning of the services.  Meetings normally happen on Wednesdays after choir practice.

  • The property committee ensures the building and grounds are well maintained and advises leadership on any projects that need attention.  They meet the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am.

  • The personnel committee provides guidance, oversight and supports leadership.  They also develop and implement employee staffing and compensations systems.

  • The stewardship and finance committee works to encourage members to give generously of their time and talents to further the work of the church and the greater church.  They meet on a as needed basis.

  • We raise awareness and provide opportunities for Community and Zion members to respond to local and global needs for “daily bread.”  Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month at 9:00 am.

  • This committee helps plan the structure and activities of the Sunday evening family worship.  Meetings are on a as needed basis.

  • The Community Garden at Zion Lutheran Church started from the inspiration of Ruth Jorgenson in 2014. A lifelong gardener who knows the hard work and rewards of growing food for her family first hand, Ruth decided to share her talent and passion with others. She recruited a small group of gardeners from the community and congregation and invited United Way to be a partner organization. Zion generously gave permission to use a 60 by 70 foot space on the east corner of the church property and the work began. Early on, it was decided that this would be an organic garden, so to prepare the soil,  the sod was covered with black plastic for two years. After that, the sod was turned over, chopped up and the area was seeded with buckwheat ground-cover to enrich the soil and choke out weeds. A 7 foot fence was built to keep the neighborhood deer herd out, rain barrels were set up, a weed-free perimeter was formed around the fence and plots and paths were laid out. The first gardeners planted in 2016. 

     

    United Way continues to provide registration, advertising and email communication for the garden. $20.00 is charged per season to rent space and this includes use of tools, water, soil testing and fertilizer. Financial assistance is available. A volunteer board meets for planning and does much of the spring and fall preparation and cleaning of beds. 2020 board members are Ruth and Ken Jorgenson, Terry and Vicki Anderson, Ali Bidencamps, Alice Holm and Ginger Backus. New board members are welcome. 

     

    Together we continue the Garden’s mission statement: To provide space in the Cloquet community for growth of mind, body and food.

     

    For more information or to get involved, please contact:

    Ali at The United way: 218-879-8404

Time and Talents Survey

Please complete the below survey to discern how your time and talents can best be utilized within the Zion community.