Welcome to our website! Zion Mennonite Church (ZMC) is located at the corner of Fruit and Park Streets in the small town of Donnellson, IA. Our energetic congregation gathers to worship together every Sunday morning, and enjoys spending time together throughout the week as we study God’s word, plan ministries, work on projects, and fellowship with each other. We are so glad you are browsing our website and learning more about us!
We hope you will also consider joining us for Sunday School, Sunday morning worship or for one of our other activities. Our small congregation (on most Sundays we have between 35 – 55 people present) welcomes everyone! Parking is available on both sides of Fruit and Park streets near the church. We ring the bell when worship begins, but it is no problem if you are running late; our ushers are available to hand you a bulletin and help you find a seat. Our worship services usually last about an hour.
ZMC is a member of Central Plains Mennonite Conference and Mennonite Church, USA. We are very service-oriented and have a strong commitment to the work of Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite Disaster Service. We also value the ministries of our church camp, Crooked Creek Christian Camp in Washington, Iowa, and support the camp in many ways.
We are also active locally, as we try to meet the challenge of our Mission Statement to be beacons of God’s love in our community and beyond. To provide a regular opportunity for fellowship, we provide free meals for the entire community every Wednesday night. We also host the Winter Closet, which provides warm winter wear and blankets at no cost to all who come. ZMC members and friends are individually active in a variety of local charities and non-profit groups, and as a church we appreciate and support the work of several local charities, like the North Lee County Food Pantry and the Emma Cornelis Hospitality House in Ft. Madison.
We are also very aware of our responsibility to nurture the faith of our members and friends, and put special effort into providing a variety of avenues for children to develop and express their faith. Besides traditional Sunday School classes, children and young adults also have many opportunities to participate in our worship services and mission projects, and young people are even invited to serve on church committees. Keep browsing to learn more about our committment to nurturing the faith of our members and friends!
We are very happy that you have taken a moment to read about our congregation on these pages, and we invite you to stop by for Sunday worship or another activity whenever you are able. Everyone is welcome!