At ZUMC, the Mens’ Ministry is a fairly casual group of men and we invite you to come join us just as you are. No pre-requisites or stuffiness found here. We’re just men looking to become better at being the man God wants us to be. The Mens’ Ministry is committed to building Godly men and we do so through four types of activities: Fun, Help, Learn and Pray.
Fun – doing things that allow us to enjoy the world God made for us.
Help – share our expertise, talents and gifts in ways to benefit others.
Learn – getting to know God more closely.
Pray – communicating with God.
Programs currently offered just for men include:
The Huddle – meets every Sunday during the 10:45 hour in the Upper Room; Also meets Wednesday mornings at 6:00am at FlapJacks in Anson.
Breakfast Series – usually the second Saturday every month, we’ll get together, have an amazing, home-cooked, hearty breakfast and listen to a guest speaker.
Movie Night – 5 – 6 times per year, we’ll visit a local eatery, have dinner followed by a though-provoking,relevant movie and discuss its implications to our lives and faith.
Mens’ Weekend – each November we take a weekend to re-energize our bodies, minds and faith while building and growing friendships. Topics and speakers vary each year.
Mission Trips – local and national opportunities to serve those in need including building water purifiers, assisting Habitat for Humanity, aiding disaster stricken areas and more.
Good News Runners – for those who like to run, this early (6am) Saturday morning time is good for the body and the mind.
Small Groups/Accountability Groups – more opportunities to share learn and pray.
Sports – indoor and outdoor depending on the season, you’re welcome to join us for the sport you like to play most (or, engage everyone in a sport of your choice).
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Ever feel like you have your hands full as a mom of a little one? You aren’t alone! Come connect with moms of children birth through kindergarten for fellowship, food, crafts, speakers, prayer, laughs, and more at MOPS. ZUMC MOPS is a chapter of the national organization which gives fellowship and support to moms with preschool-age children. The group meets in room C111 the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 9:15 to 11:15am. Please contact MOPS for more information.
The Senior Adult Ministries (SAM) group embraces their 50+ age and comes together for food, fellowship and other various events two times a month. Come join in the fun that can be heard in the halls of ZUMC when they get together! Please contact the church office (873-2623) for further details on the next SAM get together.
Adult Sunday School
Sunday School is an opportunity to go deeper into God’s Word and connect with other adults in the congregation. Currently, we offer options during both worship services. Please see the list below for a class description, meeting rooms, and class leader. If you have any questions about the classes offered, please contact Perry Montgomery, Pastor of Adult Discipleship and Pastoral Care.
During 9:30 Worship:
- The Explorers in Rm A107. This is an ongoing class with Curtis Shrote
- The Way Class in Rm A112. This is an ongoing class with Dianne Studebaker
During 10:45 Worship:
- Women of Z’Spa in the Café. This is an open group and all women are welcome!
- The Huddle (Men’s Group) in the Upper Room. Also offered at Brunchies Restaurant at 6 AM Wednesday mornings.
- Writing With Spirit in the room at the end of the Children’s Wing—with Christine Fitzpatrick and Maurya Wendling
- The Wired Word in Rm A107. Meet to discuss current events from a Christian perspective. Each week, a topic is suggested by the WIRED WORD (a nationally syndicated publication). This is an on-going class, and both regular and occasional attendees are welcome. This class does not require any before–class preparation or study.
Morning Exercise is a group that meets in Bradley Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30am for low impact aerobics. All are welcome to join this lively group.
We have lots of land behind the church. Families and individuals are encouraged to grab their rakes and seeds and begin planting their own garden plot. Garden plots are waiting for you! 20 foot by 20 foot plots are available for $25/each. You may reserve your plot by completing the Garden Plot Sign Up Form. For more information about ZUMC garden plots please contact Mike Voigt or Sarah Billings.
Stove Top Shufflers
Our gourmet gang meets the second and fourth Wednesdays most months from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. The Shufflers prepare delicious meals for those who need a helping hand for whatever reason or season in their life. They truly have a great time and welcome any helping hand in the church kitchen. For more information about Stove Top Shufflers please contact Jo Flinn.
The Women’s Ministry gathers several times throughout the year for fun, philanthropy, and fellowship. On a weekly basis, they meet on Sunday mornings at 10:45 in the Café for various studies and discussions.
On June 16, a group of ZUMC women visited the Lucille Raines Residence, in downtown Indy. The Lucille Raines Residence is a home for men and women who are committed to rebuilding their lives from substance abuse. For more information about their visit or future women's events, please contact Linda Craft firstname.lastname@example.org or Dawn McKnight email@example.com.
The Blanket Ministry is a group of women who sew and quilt blankets every Wednesday at 7:00pm at the Quilter’s Cottage. After praying over them, the blankets are given to anyone who is need of being wrapped in Christ’ love. Often times these projects are given to hospital patients, Stephen Ministry care recipients, and baptized babies. For more information about The Blanket Ministry please contact Barb Maxson.
Walk to Emmaus
Walk to Emmaus is an Upper Room program that calls forth and restores Christian discipleship. The Walk to Emmaus, is a three day experience that takes a New Testament look at Christianity as a lifestyle. The highly structured weekend is designed to strengthen and invigorate the faith of Christian people, and through them, their families, their congregations, and the world in which they live. Emmaus combines the efforts of laity and clergy to renew the church.
The Walk to Emmaus offers participants an opportunity to rediscover Christ’s presence in their lives, to gain fresh understanding of God’s transforming grace, and to form friendships that foster faith and support spiritual maturity. To attend, a person who has experienced the Walk to Emmaus sponsors you. You can find out more information about the Walk to Emmaus program by visiting their national website. For more information on when the next local Walk to Emmaus will occur, please contact either Greg Bedell or Cindy Grimm.
Music abounds at ZUMC and we encourage you to take part in the many options offered. Look over these choices and share your talent with ZUMC…no need to read music to join!
Praise Team – For those who love to sing. This team helps lead the congregational singing at our 9:30 a.m. service. Rehearsals are Sunday morning at 8:45 a.m. Join the worship leader in leading God’s people in Sunday worship at 9:30 am. This choir is open to anyone 13+ who loves to sing.
Chancel Choir – Leads at the 10:45 am worship and in special services throughout the year. Singing a wide range of music from classical to hymns to urban gospel.
We are open our arms to anyone with a desire for fellowship, singing, and to be a part of a very special time in the life of our church. You do not need to know how to read music. Fellow choir members and the music staff will help. We rehearse Thursday evenings from 7:00- 8:30pm in the choir room and Sundays from 9:00-9:30 am. We sing and worship at 10:45 am. Questions? Contact Laura Brueckmann 858-0648.
Christmas Musical – Performed annually during the Christmas season. Please contact Tracy Vermillion (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Handbells – Our bell choir plays throughout the year for Sunday worship and special services. A full set of five-octave handbells provides opportunity for a broad range of musical expression through this talented group of musicians. Persons with instrumental, ensemble, or piano experience are encouraged to check into this unique choral experience. Bells perform approximately one Sunday a month with a few special performances here and in the community throughout the year. There is no experience required and all are welcome to give bells a try! The Bell Team rehearses Monday nights at 7:00-8:00pm and childcare is provided. Our practice room is behind the sanctuary. For more information contact Jill Congdon.