Zion Presbyterian Church
“May the Lord, Maker of Heaven and Earth, Bless You From Zion! (Psalm 134:3)
Our congregation was established over 160 years ago. We have been enjoying our present location and sanctuary since 1913 – our 100th Anniversary Celebration is coming up!
As you enter Zion, you are immediately greeted by our wonderful stained glass windows. The morning sun illuminates our south wall Memorial Window, a breathtaking and colourful tribute to those who served both their country and their church.
Zion is a joy to visit, and a welcoming place for worship! The soaring wooden ceiling, balcony, pews and choir loft add an intimacy and warmth surprising in a building so large. Comfortably seating over 700, the sanctuary is often filled with the glorious music of our two-manual Casavant pipe organ. Worship services are friendly, vibrant, timely and inspiring.
Our Worship Services
Throughout the year, there are two components of Sunday worship at Zion – blended together in a celebration of worship and praise!
In the Traditional aspects of our service, music is led by our Choir, with the support of our wonderful pipe organ. Traditional, ancient and modern hymns provide a familiar home for people from near and far.
In the Contemporary aspects of our service, music and singing are led by our Praise Band of guitars, piano, and percussion – among others! The best worship choruses from around the world lift us up, and the 10 foot screen has all the words for everyone to see. Sermons are highlighted with text and images as well.
Children and Youth
Children or all ages are always welcome at Zion, with a Nursery / Sunday School / Children’s Program at all services. Every service has a children’s story, to make all our children feel included and welcome. Plus, throughout the school year, dozens of teens enjoy our Tuesday Night Youth Group!
“To Know Christ And To Make Him Known”
A community of faith which represents all ages, Zion is composed of people from many backgrounds, united in our desire to grow closer to God, to support one another, and to make a difference in our lives and our world in the name of Jesus Christ.
Zion is part of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, a denomination within the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and a member of both the Canadian and World Council of Churches. We enjoy our relationships of cooperation and interchurch mission and outreach with our surrounding churches of many denominations.
“Presbyterian” is an ancient word meaning “Elders.” The Presbyterian Church in Canada is so named because it is governed by Elders – that is, those women and men of all ages elected by the congregation to exercise the gifts and responsibilities of Pastoral Care, Oversight and Direction.
Our Mission – Come make a difference with us!
It is our Mission to Know Christ, and to Make Christ Known! There are many ways in which our congregation is involved in active service and outreach, to make a difference in the name of Jesus.
Locally, we participate in the Upper Room Food Ministry, with congregational teams preparing wonderful, nutritious meals for the needy in our community.
Provincially, we support Camp Keir, our Summer Camping outreach to children and teens. Beautifully located in Canoe Cove, many young people find comfort, encouragement, friendship, and new life in Christ through time at Camp.
Nationally and internationally, we are very active in hunger relief through the Canadian FoodGrains Bank. Working with local farmers, landowners and suppliers, we sponsor projects which make a tremendous impact. Thanks to the generosity of our congregation, the hard work of farmers, and CIDA funding, this year our goal is to provide food for 500 people for an entire year!
Join Us For Sunday Worship
Sept – May 10:30 a.m. – June – Aug 10:00 a.m.
An uplifting blend of both traditional and contemporary styles of worship
Visiting children are very welcome year-round in Nursery and Sunday School.
Family Quiet Room Available at All Services
All Are Welcome!
We are located at the corner of Prince and Grafton Streets