Zion United Church of Christ
President: Tom Kaufmann
Vice President/ Chairman of Trustees- John Diekmann
Secretary- Howard Ross
Treasurer- Renea Starkey-Hunt
Diaconate Chairperson: Joyce Coy
* We are an Open and Affirming church
* Our Faith is 2000 years old, our thinking is not.
* Never place a period where God has placed a comma.
* Jesus didn't reject people. Neither do we.
Open and Affirming Declaration
We, the members of Zion United Church of Christ in Steubenville, Ohio, seek to continue the faithful presence and witness to God's love that has been maintained by our denominational predecessors for more than 150 years. Our ultimate goal is to have the Message of Jesus Christ permeate all that we profess, through our words and by our actions. To that end, we join together on this day of the celebration of the Feast of Transfiguration, February 10, 2013, to joyously proclaim:
We believe we are all created in God's image, female and male, and are called to proclaim and show our love for God by loving our neighbors as God loves us. We believe that we are many members, but one body in Jesus the Christ, called to unite all people in God's enduring love. We therefore offer our Open and Affirming pledge of Radical Hospitality to all God's created, with a commitment to extend God's Extravagant Welcome to persons of every gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and physical ability, social and economic status, faith background, political and theological beliefs, marital standing and family structure. Remembering the time frame in which our church was founded, we particularly affirm President Abraham Lincoln's call that all of our words and actions must reflect "malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right....".
The People of Zion United Church of Christ
Email- Renea Starkey-Hunt, Office Manager
139 North Fifth Street
Steubenville, OH 43952