Zion United Methodist Church (Gordonville)

Zion United Methodist Church (Gordonville)
Zion United Methodist Church (Gordonville)

Who We Are

Solid. Caring. Growing. Why not "Take Z to Zion"?

Welcome to Zion United Methodist Church, an outpost of God’s Kingdom here for God & Neighbor since 1847. Zion's founders were German immigrants who left behind the unrest that was mid-19th Century Germany found new lives and fruitful promise in Missouri. Fruitful promise is what Zion still offers everyone today.
Zion’s approach to the Christian Faith is traditional yet fresh – ready to welcome anyone truly home to new, abundant and eternal life in Jesus Christ. The people who come together as Zion Church invite everyone we meet to come along on our ongoing journey of discovering how God’s love – made crystal-clear in Jesus Christ – influences how we live, how we love, how we serve, and where we’re headed in life.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 08:00am - A reverent start to the week
  • 10:30am - hymns, praise songs, choir & energy

What to Expect

What are services like?
The services are liturgically structured but done in a relaxed, intuitive style. Jeans and sport-shirts are the norm for men, slacks and blouses are normal for women. Children are welcome. Nursery Care is provided.

What is the community like?
The church is multi-generational, generous, fun and welcoming.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Not a Christian? That's more than okay. Because all of is are in a variety of degrees of intimacy with God, and no-one here judges that. We only desire for you to check the Christian Faith out. Kick the tires. Meet us for coffee. Work with us on a mission project. Grant us the gift of welcoming you in Jesus' Name.


Joel Kidwell

Joel Kidwell

I welcome you in the Name of Jesus Christ, the clearest expression of God's love for and solidarity with human beings. Thank you for checking out Zion United Methodist Church, too. I came here in 2010 from the Kansas City, Missouri area right after my ordination in The United Methodist Church. I am a second career pastor, having spent 11 years as a practicing attorney. I look forward to meeting you.

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