Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:10-11
1 Peter 4:10-11
Worship/Congregational Serve Teams
Hospitality Serve Team
Altar Guild Serve Team
Lay Readers Serve Team
Deacon Serve Team
Advent Serve Team
Oversees the work of all hospitality programs and member and visitor care ministries. Activities include handing out bulletins before worship services, greeting card ministry, new member receptions, etc.
Responsible for either setting up communion (wine and wafers) prior to worship services or clean-up after services. Also decorates the altar for special events.
Assists with worship services by reading scripture readings as parts of the service
Assists with worship services by arranging for ushers and servers to assist with communion and capturing service attendance.
Prayer requests are distributed to members of the Prayer chain to pray for the spiritual needs of anyone in need of support - family, friends and anyone in need.
Provides meals for the families of any member of GZLC after the funeral. Volunteers help cook, serve and offer compassion to the bereaved.
Responsible for decorating and de-decorating the church grounds for the Advent season.
Groveport Madison Food Pantry
Year-round collection of non-perishable food items donated to the pantry. The Pantry Serve team operates the pantry 2 weeks every 5 months (rotate with 9 other churches) by serving families living in the Groveport Madison School District.
Ongoing collection of infant items that are assembled and donated monthly to various organizations to give a head start to new moms and babies. New laundry baskets are filled with baby supplies. List of needed supplies can be found here.
Year-round collection of seasonal clothing and supplies donated to Local Outreach Volunteers (LOV). LOV Serve team members collect and deliver supplies as well as occasionally prepare and help serve a Sunday meal to those in need.
Periodic events are held to collect supplies that are assembled into care kits. Items are donated to the North American Disaster Relief warehouse in Caldwell, Ohio where they are distributed regionally based on need. Kits include Flood Bucket kits, Health Care kits, School kits, Kitchen Kits, etc. Kit supply list can be found here.
Periodic events are held to collect items to donate to the LSS men’s and women’s shelters (hygiene kits, snack bags, etc) in Central Ohio.
Members of GZLC run our annual (and famous) grilled bologna booth at Groveport’s Apple Butter Day each October. All proceeds are donated to homeless shelters or other missions we support.
Groveport Zion monetarily supports the GMHN organization to assist our neighbors in need. A member of Groveport Zion also participates on the GMHN Board to help stay connected to the needs of our community.
Groveport Zion acts as the collection point and distribution center for the Adopt-a-Family program facilitated by the Groveport Madison Human Needs organization. Groveport Zion also sponsors a large family every year.
Annual Rummage and Bake sale held in the spring. This serve team organizes and facilitates this big event each year. Proceeds support all the various ministries and outreach actvities listed on this page.
Held in July, we partner with 2 other Groveport area churches to conduct a program for kids ages Pre-k thru 5th grade as a fun way to experience faith and share the love of Jesus.
GZLC permits a couple of soccer leagues to use the back property/greenspace to hold youth soccer practices and games.
The Garden club meets regularly at GZLC. The club seeks to promote interest and knowledge in horticulture, gardening, garden therapy and floral arts through various programs, guest speakers and industry experts. They hold a public plant auction each year.
Adult Sunday School
Weekly morning gatherings prior to worship service at 9:30 to connect and grow spiritually through Biblical teachings and prayer, and to build a stronger relationships with Jesus Christ
6 people, dinner once a month, 3-month rotation. A way of making connections or building deeper relationships - making new friends or digging deeper with old friends. 2-3 rotations each year.
Meets periodically for breakfast and fellowship. Also assist with special events throughout the church calendar year.
Opportunity for all women to meet monthly, usually during the day, to socialize and join in a bible study.
Opportunity for food and fellowship, great time to relax and enjoy a night out with just the girls as they socialize and build relationships with one another over dinner (or lunch).
Annual off-site luncheon to celebrate our Golden Agers with food, fun and fellowship.
Weekly morning gatherings to connect and grow spiritually through Biblical teachings and prayer, and to build a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ.
Periodic gatherings, generally in the fall and winter to get together for fun and fellowship – play bingo, card games and share favorite snacks.
Women who serve and coordinate special events throughout the church calendar year such as the annual Trash-n-Treasure sale, Golden Age dinner, Thank-offering Service, special church receptions,