Altar Flowers 2019

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The new Altar Flower Chart for 2019 has been posted in the Narthex. If you would like to sponsor the Altar Flowers-the cost is $35.00. Please sign up using the link below. A payment envelope will be placed in your mailbox on your chosen Sunday. The flowers are then yours to take after the Worship Service.

ACT Drama Group presents…

ACT Jr.—A drama program specifically for kids in elementary school through middle school led by Amber Boltz. This kids drama program will run through the spring ending with a kids musical production of The Prodigal Clown-with 2 performances on May 19.
ACT Jr. will hold rehearsals on Thursday evenings 6:00-7:30pm. An Informational Meeting will be held Sunday, February 17 5:00pm at CVZ Church so parents can come and hear about the production rehearsal schedule, auditions and what commitment is needed to be apart of this year’s spring production.
All Kids are welcome to be apart of this drama ministry, it is not just for CVZ Kids but open to the community. So kids that are interested in drama, singing and dancing, here is your chance to shine for Jesus- and be sure to invite your friends, too. So get ready to act up as we begin ACT Jr. and the Kids Spring Production—The Prodigal Clown.

CVZ Fellowship and Outreach Committee

The first meeting of the CVZ Fellowship and Outreach Committee will be January 15 at 6:00pm
The purpose of the CVZ Fellowship and Outreach Committee is to foster a sense of community and develop a support structure among members of CVZ as well as to foster goodwill, enhance visibility and promote church programs to the local community at large with the aim of advancing the Gospel and Christian Values.
Some events that fall under this committee are: Easter Egg Hunt, FFFN, and the CVZ Softball team. This committee will also explore other ideas for events and community outreach as it meets and grows.
If you are interested in learning more about this committee please contact Jessica Megonnell, who will be leading this committee, and/or attend the first meeting on January 15th at 6:00.

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.