CVZ Church Picnic at Knoebels

SAVE the DATE for Summer fun!

SATURDAY August 18th
The park opens at 11:00am and we will gather together at noon at Pavilion P for lunch.  After lunch families are free to enjoy the park and rides.  At 5pm– gather back at Pavilion P for Dinner and Devotions.
We would like to get a count of all those interested in attending so that we can know if we have a large enough group to keep our pavilion reservation. Please sign up on the Registration Form by Aug. 1 
We also ask that you bring a picnic dish or dessert to share as CVZ will provide hotdogs, rolls, drinks and paper goods for both meals.
Please use the time to sign up sheet online to let us know what picnic dish you can bring.


Handbell Choir – Help Wanted

WANTED: Bell Ringer for the Adult Bell Choir. You do not need to know how to read music to play the bells– just how to count.
Rehearsals are on Mondays at 6:00pm and the Bell Choir usually plays once a month for special music during Worship.
Please see Edie Kuntz if interested or contact the office–


CVZ Church kids program for Elementary Students

Please come and enjoy this fun adventure filled with Bible lessons, activities & service projects.
Kindergarten – 5th grade
6pm to 7pm

starting Sept. 13th at CVZ Church every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month



Volunteer Opportunities


Community Outreach Event: Fall Family Fun Night.

A planning meeting for this year’s FFFN will be held September 17th after 2nd service for anyone who wants to help or add any input or new ideas


Nutri Packs Program:

Volunteers are needed to go and help pack the food bags at Central Dauphin Middle School every first Wed. of the month at 4:30pm (starting Oct. 4th)   This program distributes hundreds of food bags to many area families needing help and lots of hands are needed in getting them ready for distribution.  (CVZ Church is actually a distribution location for Dauphin families)   Volunteers to hand out Nutri Packs every Wed. night at 5:30pm at CVZ Church are also needed.  To be put on a rotating schedule please contact the office or Ruth Knapp.

Children Ministries Volunteers

We are always in need of volunteers for Sunday School Teachers and helpers, Jr. Church leaders and helpers and Nursery volunteers.  We are especially in need of Nursery coverage for both Worship  Services.  If you are CAPP Certified* please  consider  volunteering for Nursery duty or any Children Ministry.  Contact the Church office if interested.

*see Michelle Bangert or the office for info on CAPP– Child Abuse Prevention Policy Certification.



Sunday School

Sundays at 9:45am – classes for all ages.                                                                                            

S.S. Adult Dept. Starting Sept. 3

Room 4- Adult Elective, Teacher: Devon Zehr

Room 3- Adult Elective, Teacher: Lonnie Moyer (will move to the social hall on Oct. 1)

Rooms 5/6- Adult Elective, Teacher: Ron Hillegass

Room 2 (Sept. 10)New Members Class, Teacher: Pastor Mike  (class will meet in the Social Hall starting on Oct. 1)

Room– 1– Middle & Sr. High School class

Jr. Dept. – Starting Oct. 1:

Room 2– children Pre K to Grade 2

Room 3– children Grade 3 to Grade 5

Social Hall– youth in Middle School

Room 1– youth in High School

Jr. dept. elementary classes will continue meeting in the social hall for In The Big Inning rehearsals till Oct. 1


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.


This year, instead of collecting school supplies for Joe Toy and his Inner City  Philadelphia ministry, we included funds in our annual budget.  On August 11, a carload of boxes were delivered to Joe’s home.
We have received the following from Joe:
We are thankful to all the churches that gave to the “Back to School” outreach. This year we were able to give out 50 backpacks filled with  supplies and another 100 bags filled with supplies, plus supplies to a teacher, and supplies to be given by the pastors at two churches in the inner city.  –  God Bless – Joe Toy

Joe Toy will be our Missionary Prayer Partner in October.  This is an opportunity for you to partner with Joe in prayer on a specific date – he and Wendy will pray for you as you pray for them.  Please see the display in either narthex to get your prayer partner slip, fill it out, and return it to Pat Lex or Shirley Shoop by September 24 (so they get all the slips before October begins). 



Feasibility Study

The report prepared by Jeffrey Knauer, EVP, Kirby-Smith Associates is available for download.