Christmas Poinsettias

Christmas Poinsettias for Sunday Dec. 23.  We will be getting our poinsettias from Smuckers Farm in Millersburg this year, so please check the order form as to the new sizes available and  colors (red, white, pink, new colors: burgundy and ice punch).  Please place your orders by December 3rd. A separate order form must be submitted for each poinsettia you are ordering.  Poinsettias can be purchased in honor or in memory of someone or to the Glory of God. Please make sure to enter your dedication as it will be listed in the Bulletin.

Christmas Decorating Night

Church Christmas Decorating– Thursday Nov. 29th starting at 6:00pm with pizza for dinner.  This is for all ages (bring the whole family!) to come and help decorate the Church for the Christmas Season. Please sign up to let us know you are coming- so we can get an idea of how much pizza to order.

Wings Christmas Dinner 2018

All Ladies (& their families) of CVZ Church are invited to attend our annual Christmas Dinner.
Dodge City Restaurant
1037 Paxton Street, Harrisburg
Tuesday, December 4th 6:30PM
Sign up by November 25th call the office or see Sharon Weaver or Linda Umholtz.

One Bethlehem Night

ACT Christmas Production One Bethlehem Night will be performed Dec. 8 at 7pm and Dec. 9 at 2:30pm and 7pm.  Please come and invite friends and family to hear the Christmas message through this humorous and moving musical drama. Christmas cookies and snacks are needed for the “meet and greets” after each performance of One Bethlehem Night.  Please sign up online or see Vickie Schwalm if you can help donate.

Multi Family Yard Sale

Where: Clarks Valley Zion EC Church 210 McKelvey Road, Dauphin
When: November 3rd, 7:00am – 2:00 pm
Why: We are raising funds for CVZ Church improvements and a new multi- purpose building to host church & youth events.
What: We will have the yard sale, food stand and games for the kids
How can you get involved?
  • Purchase a 10×10 outdoor space for $20. You keep all profits.
  • Donate unwanted items to the Church for CVZ to sell. All profits will go to the Church.
  • Come shop! There will be A LOT of items including furniture, toys, clothing, houseware items…and much more!
Clarks Valley Zion EC Church (717) 921-8153 or

Fall Family Fun Night

Fall Family Fun Night – October 31 6pm-8pm
Join us for this large community outreach event with an evening of food, games, hay rides, campfire, cake raffle and lots of candy for the kids.
Please volunteer to help with FFFN with game booths, food stand, parking and more.
Also lots of food donations and bags of Candy are needed.
Please use the Time To Sign Up Sheet or contact the office if you can donate and/or volunteer.

Missionary Sunday 10/7

Missionary Sunday Oct. 7 – Cassie Wells, ministering with DiscipleMakers at Kutztown University, will be sharing at both Worship services. All are invited to a covered dish luncheon following the second service at noon.
Sign up online: Missionary Luncheon Food Sign Up for what dish you can bring to the luncheon or see Pat Lex for the paper sign up sheet.

Congratulations CVZ Softball!


They say God works in mysterious ways, and that was pretty evident to the 2018 CVZ softball team. A team who went 1-17 during the regular season, came alive during the playoffs to go 6-2 and win the Capital Area Church Softball League Championship. There were definitely Angels in our outfield!

It is always the mission of the church softball team to be a fellowship team. Winning is a byproduct and the ultimate goal is to fellowship with each other and show God’s love through our actions. And they did just that. A team that never gave up, always played hard and more importantly, HAD FUN! They came together at just the right time and with the love and support of our family and friends, went on to win it all.

Some may not think that softball is a witnessing opportunity, after all it is a sport. But what the players do on and off the field is most definitely witnessing. They show God’s love through their actions and sportsmanship, the post-game prayer and their respect for each other and their opponents. I could not be more proud of the team for their hard work and team work.

Of course none of this would be possible without the leadership we got from one of the best, Mike Klase. Mike started up the softball team again and taught us that winning isn’t important. Fellowshipping, caring for, team work and giving God all the glory was the most important thing. And our goal is that every season we play, we do just that, and make him proud.

So congrats to the 2018 CVZ softball team and congratulations to Clark’s Valley Zion as well. It is a testament to our church body, who help to mold and grow these young men and woman who make up the team. The church is definitely leaving the building, and winning a few championships along the way!


Purchase your CVZ Softball Championship T-shirt and support the Team!  To place your order -Go to:  -see colors and sizes available and prices.



New Members Class

New Members Class being offered during Sunday School this Fall

Pastor will teach a class starting October 14 during Sunday School (9:45am) for anyone interested in becoming New CVZ Members or just interested in knowing about the foundations of faith of our Church.  Please let Pastor Mike know if you would like to participate.  Contact him in person or at


Sunday School

This fall-CVZ will offer a variety of Sunday School classes for every age group. Sunday School begins at 9:45 AM and is a wonderful way to explore the Bible and your faith in a small group setting.

PreK through Fifth grade will continue to discover the wonders of the bible with their bible in a year curriculum. Children will learn about their faith by “Digging into the Bible” with games, activities, experiments and interactive, engaging bible stories.

Middle School and High School students are studying the old testament stories and                         developing a deeper understanding of some of the familiar Bible stories by looking at how God remained faithful even when His people made mistakes.

Adult Electives

Class 1: Delve deeper into the book of Numbers in this elective class. The book of Numbers in the Bible is called a book of Moses because it contains the story of Moses and the Israelites when they wander throughout the wilderness before ending up at Israel (also known as Canaan or Palestine), where God promised they will settle. This class will look at the struggles the Israelites faced and how they relied on their faith to get them through.

Class 2: This class will continue their book study using Billy Graham’s book “The Journey.” Chapter by chapter, Billy Graham leads you on a journey in faith. You will learn about God and his purpose for your life, who Jesus is and what He has done for you. You are reminded of the things God has given to you to live successfully: the Bible, the privilege of prayer, fellowship and the church, and the Holy Spirit.  Come to this class and get practical advice on knowing God’s will, making right decisions, strengthening relationship and using your gifts to share Christ with others.

Class 3: We are excited to offer a financial study group which will delve into the proven strategies of Dave Ramsey using his book Total Money Makeover.  In this class you will learn a simple, straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits while learning how to live debt free!  Register online if you are interested in being a part of this Sunday School Class.


Movie Night

CVZ Kidz is sponsoring a FREE Family Movie Night to be held outside at CVZ Church on Friday, Sept. 21 starting at 6:30pm (movie at 7:00pm).   All are welcome – so bring your chairs and blankets as we watch a movie under the stars.  In case of rain we will move inside.  We will be showing the movie  “Touched By Grace”. Refreshments will be served. 



Bible Study Series for Married Couples

Coming this Fall – Wednesdays

Bible Study Series for Married Couple

Every marriage is unique, expressed by the colorful personalities of each spouse and textured by the circumstances at play in their lives. Blending these is a divinely inspired art form challenging to master but definitely worth the effort. 

The Art of Marriage, will weave together expert teaching, engaging stories, man-on-the-street interviews, humorous vignettes and much more to portray the hope and beauty of God’s design for marriage. 

Join us for this 6 week Wednesday Night Bible Study Series from 6:00pm-7:00pm Starting Sept. 26– Nov. 7- (The Bible Study will not meet on Oct. 31 due to FFFN)

This Art of Marriage Bible Study Series will be led by Cy & Deb Fedor and Andy & Jess Megonnell.  Please let them know or the Church office if you plan to attend so we can order enough books.


WINGS Fundraiser

Boscov’s All Day Discount Shopping Pass

Valid Tuesday October 16, 2018 (only)

All Boscov’s locations 8am-11pm

Shopping Pass costs $5.00

the entire donation benefits WINGS Fundraiser to help in purchasing new sanctuary pew cushions

See WINGS members for your Shopping Pass

Linda Umholtz or Deb Wevodau (1st Service)

Or Shirley Shoop (2nd Service)



CVZ Youth Programs Starting Up


New School Year means the start of our CVZ youth programs

Youth: 6th grade through 12th grade
Meet:  Wednesdays at 7pm– 8pm
Sept.: “Priceless” Movie Study Series

Youth Program for Children:

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Meet: Every Wednesday

6:00pm –7:00pm

Bible Series: Hillsong Kids

Start Date: September 5



Fall Missions Speaker –  Cassie Wells will be sharing with us on Sunday October 7. She serves at Kutztown University with the ministry Disciple Makers. Cassie will share at both the 8:30am and 10:45am  Worship service and will be our guest for a church luncheon in the social hall following the 2nd Worship service.

The Total Money Makeover

A new 9 week Adult Sunday School Class starting September 9th- The Total Money Makeover – learning to live debt free, a program by Dave Ramsey of Financial Peace University will be offered during the Sunday School hour.  CVZ Sunday School will purchase the books needed so if you are interested in participating in this 9 week session please sign up below or at the Church office.

Back to School

Special prayer of blessing during Worship on Aug. 26 for all students and teachers starting a new school year.

Uprise 2018

CVZ families and friends are invited to Uprise FestivalSeptember 14 and 15 at the Shippensburg Fairgrounds.

Scheduled to appear– Toby Mac, Skillet, Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Crowder, Tasha Cobbs, KB, Red, Family Force 5, Disciple, & many more!!


DETAILS COMING SOONAbout CVZ Group Food and Lodging

CONTACT: Devon Zehr-




ACT Meeting

2018 Christmas ProductionInformational Meeting with PIZZA August 26 at 12 noon

Come and hear (and even watch some video scenes) of our upcoming ACT Christmas musical production:  One Bethlehem Night to be performed Dec. 8 & 9. We are looking for all ages adults and children, the whole family for this year’s Christmas musical production.  Come and see what singing roles, speaking and non speaking roles are needed or come and sign up to be in the Chorus for this dramatic musical production.  Maybe you have talents we can use behind the scenes– come and sign up to help make sets, costumes, props and/or to help run sound & lights.  ACT would like to make this a whole Church event so come to this informational meeting and see where you can get involved in this year’s Christmas production.  Please invite family or friends, too, who may be interested in drama as ACT Drama Group is open to the community—you do not need to attend CVZ Church to be in or help with a production. Even if you have no drama or tech experience we are willing to teach if you have an eager heart to learn. Contact or Gail Grubb at for more info or any questions.



Journey Partners

“Journey Partners” is a one on one discipleship program instituted here at CVZ in 2009.  The bookmark format allows the participants to engage in their partner’s life, hold each other accountable and lift each other up in intercessory prayer.  The previous Sunday’s sermon is explored in greater depth through questions and scripture reading.

If you are interested in being a Journey Partner for the new cycle (beginning Sept. 17) and being paired one on one with the promise to meet regularly, please contact Pastor Mike or Ruth Knapp.   You are free to continue with a past partnership or begin with a new partner. 

Journey Partners: Look for the shoe in the North narthex containing each week’s cards.

May God richly bless your experience.