Children & Families

For our younger children and families, to be notified of any events or changes of events, please contact Katie on how to receive text notifications.  This applies to our 0-4th grade youth.

Family VBS

As we continue to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are so excited to announce that Zion will be hosting an outdoor Family Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer!

  • Family VBS will be held as a two-session event on Monday June 14th and Wednesday June 16th from 5-7pm both days. You are strongly encouraged to attend both sessions, however, if you can only attend one, you are still  welcome and invited!

  • Family VBS will be held at Zion.

  • Everyone! The programming will be geared toward families of all shapes and sizes. Bring your kids, your grandkids, your neighbors, etc.!

  • We are still in the planning stages, however, we can confidently say that Family VBS will include a meal, worship, crafts, activities and games.

  • Due to the pandemic, we are not able to have our typical Day Camp through VLM. We are also unsure what COVID precautions will need to look like come June. Family VBS is a way for us to ensure meaningful, safe programming. Plus, it is fun for everyone!

  • Please have a conversation with Zion’s Director of Faith Formation Katie Anderson and/or Pastor CJ if you have concerns about being able to provide an adult member of your family unit.

  • We will have registration forms available in April, once we have established more concrete details for the event. Mark your calendars and stay tuned!

Vacation Bible School Registration

Please note!  There are separate registration forms for adult and children who are attending.   Please register on or before June 1, 2021

Vacation Bible School Registration

Please Note!  You need to register youth and adult members attending.  Please Register on or before June 1, 2021


As you approach the front of the Sanctuary, you’ll find this dedicated space along the wall to the left of the pulpit. There’s a pew for caregivers to sit on, a plush blue rug with a small wooden table, and a shelf with soft toys to help keep little ones (ages 0 – 5 years) occupied. If you see a family with young children at church, greet them and introduce yourself. Point out the PrayGround up front and invite them to try it out.  Offer to sit with them so that they’re not alone as they navigate the Worship Service.

If you know a family with young children, invite them to come to church with you. Talk about why you’re excited for the upcoming Worship Service and share that we have a PrayGround that would be a perfect place for them to sit together as a family.



Worship on Wednesday (WOW)

We are so excited to announce that we will be offering WOW (Worship on Wednesday!) this summer! WOW will be an intergenerational outdoor worship service. It will include some more contemporary hymns and
camp-style songs, as well as
contemplative prayer practices, sharing faith stories, and more! We will also offer hot dogs and s’mores after each WOW service for those who would like to stay for campfire fellowship. 
All are welcome!
Join us every other Wednesday this summer from 6:30-7:15 (worship) and 7:15-8
(optional fellowship)!

June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21,

August 4, August 18


Sunday Night at Zion for Everyone-SNAZ-E

Sunday Night at Zion for Everyone, or “SNAZ-E”, is an inter-generational worship experience which includes large group worship, small/interactive group time, activities and safe fellowship. This year will look different than past years: instead of a fall and winter/spring session, we will be holding SNAZ-E EVERY MONTH, on the 2nd Sunday of the month, from 3:30-4pm (activity; some may require an RSVP) and 4pm-5pm (worship).

Our next, and final SNAZE of the program year, will be held on Sunday, May 9th outdoors at The Historic Scott House. Please watch this space, our social media and Newsletters for more detailed information as the date approaches.

If you would like to be added to the SNAZ-E email notification list, please contact our Director of Faith Formation at or 218-838-9723. 

Children & Family Events

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...