We’ve received a lot of questions about the Slam Dunk Fundraiser that is posted in the narthex and school atrium and we’d like to take this opportunity to address them.
- What is the Slam Dunk Fundraiser?
The Slam Dunk Fundraiser is an initiative to raise $100,000 to replace Zion’s gym floor and bleachers.
- Why do we need a new gym floor?
The current gym floor uses asbestos tiles that are starting to break apart in certain areas of the gym. Beyond the cosmetic effect, this creates a safety issue due to the uneven surface and affects events held in the gym. These tiles are costly to repair as we must have an asbestos-trained person to do the work. Additionally, individual tiles cannot be replaced because tiles of similar thickness or color are no longer available for purchase.
- Why do we need new bleachers?
The current bleachers are not a closed system, which means we have open gaps between seating rows. They are a safety issue for many who struggle to walk thru the rows to their seats. Students or adults attending a concert or game frequently hurt themselves by accidently slipping and injuring their ankles or feet. A lesser issue is the amount of items that fall into the gaps, causing people to go under the system to pick up items or clean spills.
- Who benefits from this project?
Our entire ministry at the church and school benefits from this project. Both the church and school use the gym year-round as a multipurpose facility. The church uses it for music concerts, guest presenters, the church bazaar, coffee hour, and youth programs. The school uses it for P.E., lunch program, assemblies, sports programs, and musicals.
- Why does it cost so much?
$100,000 is a lot of money but it is the most reasonable solution. We received numerous bids for the gym floor and narrowed the bids down to three companies. The most expensive bid was $95,000 for the gym floor alone. We also received a bid for $58,000 but ultimately, we went with the least expensive bid of $48,000. This solution will lay down a vapor barrier on top of the asbestos tiles before the Pulastic Classic rubberized flooring is laid down. . This approach saves $10,000-$20,000 by not removing the asbestos tiles. The vapor barrier is a certified material that meets all safety requirements. The cost of the bleachers is $30,000. The new bleachers are a closed system made of a hardened plastic with a metal frame. They will be much lighter than our current bleachers, making it far easier to move them back and forth. More importantly, the closed system will make it much safer for people to move freely to and from their seats. $20,000 has been set aside for contingency to address any unexpected costs.
- How much money has been raised?
We have raised $4,000 towards our goal to date. Zion’s National Junior Honor Society and PTL are supporting this project through various fundraising projects. Additionally, proceeds from Zion’s upcoming auction on April 15 will go towards supporting this project. If you would like to support this project, please call the school office for more information, or make checks payable to Zion Lutheran School. On the memo line, write the word, “Gym.”
If you are interested in further details or would like to discuss possible funding for the project, please contact Zach Brewer at 303.659.3443.
“Regrets, Reality, Restoration” led by David McWilliams (Fellowship Hall East). Participants will hear heartfelt stories of people who have experienced profound regret from past decisions and circumstances that dyed their futures in many ways. Excessive drug and alcohol abuse, abandoning one’s Christian faith, poor ethical decisions, tragic accidents–these are the events our interviewees went through. As distraught as these individuals had become, see how–even in their most tormented moments–it was God’s love in Christ Jesus that brought forgiveness and restoration to their anguished pasts.
“The Book of James” led by Brian Reck (Fellowship Hall West). James addresses practical issues and enduring problems faced by many believers: impatience, failure to do what you know is right, favoritism, apathy, and selfishness. He presents wise arguments and God-pleasing solutions, culminating in the confession of sins and prayer for help from God, “the Father of lights, who gives “every good gift and perfect gift.”
“Christianity–The First Three Centuries” led by Don Wischmeyer (School Library). How could a tiny, tortured faith become the most successful phenomenon in all of history? During its first three hundred years, from Christ to Constantine, the Christian church had to wage a two-front campaign against external persecution and internal heresy until it finally conquered the Roman Empire–and the future. Featuring Dr. Paul Maier, this is a repeat class first offered two years ago.
Events For: All Middle School Students and Your Middle School Friends- from 6pm to 7pm in the art room at Zion Lutheran Church and School on Wednesdays!
- Wednesday March 23- Spring Break (No Soup Supper)
- Wednesday March 30- Dodge Ball
- Wednesday April 6- Giant Hungry Hippo
- Wednesday April 13- Basketball Games
- Wednesday April 20- Ant Bait Relay
We will eat some food, play some games and have a devotion.
Want to donate a meal?
Questions? Call Marilyn at 303-659-2339 or pluginZLC@gmail.com.
This seminar will cover understanding the common stressors that occur when we experience a change of season in our life from infancy through adolescence (a session called “Understanding a heart of a child”) through young adulthood and aging (a session called “Aging the season of Winter). Another session choice will be “Mental Health CPR”. This is a fast paced, engaging presentation that provides information about prevalence, signs and symptoms related to a variety of mental health disorders – including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Join us at Zion Lutheran Church and School for a thought provoking, helpful seminar as we recognize one’s own personal perceptions and identities that become barriers to adapting to change. Learn skills to manage stress. Understand how God encourages our need for self care and to reconnect to the strength God provides us in stressful transitions and changes in our lives.
Register before March 28, 2016- single registration $10.00, couple $15.00, childcare $5.00.
Registration forms are available online (click here to download) and in the Narthex on the communication table or attached to this email. Or register by emailing Marilyn at email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School will be held June 13-17, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church and School
Registration is now open and WE NEED YOU!
Come serve and grow in your faith as you serve our church, school and community. We will need over 130 team members to work this week.
Register here to be a team member!
Mercy Witness and Life Together!
Maundy Thursday, March 24
Holy Communion – 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday, March 25
Worship Service – 1:00 p.m.
Tenebrae Service – 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, March 27
Sunrise Service -6:00 a.m.
Easter Sunday Festival Services:
Traditional – 8:00 a.m.
Contemporary with Mosaic Worship Team – 10:45 a.m.
Will be served in 2 seatings – after Sunrise and 8:00 services
Easter Egg Hunt for Sunday School Students from PK – 6th Grade!
Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at 9:45 a.m.
Following Jesus, The Light of the World
Coming Soon! June 13 at Zion Lutheran Church and School.
Registration will begin soon – watch for more details.
Questions? Please contact Marilyn Fingerlin, Ministry Coordinator, at pluginZLC@gmail.com, or 303.659.2339
The Zion Lutheran Youth will be selling Dede Haiar’s delicious breakfast burritos on Sunday, January 31.
To pre-order fill out the order form below and return it to the church office by Wednesday, January 27. This is a fundraiser for the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans in July. Please support your youth! The cost for the Gathering will be about $2500. If you have questions about the burritos contact Marilyn at 303-659-2339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the National Youth Gathering contact Kristin Lee at email@example.com.
Pick up breakfast burritos on Sunday January 31 before or after both services. There will only be a few extra burritos made so preorder today!
Click here to download order form
Starting January 12 for 4 weeks, 7pm in the fellowship hall – we will be holding a small group leadership Bible study.
This will be an intense focus, 4 weeks- for leaders wishing to lead small groups or people who are curious! The Bible study theme will be; “Our love for another is a lifestyle, not a weekly activity.” Our God calls us to live together in the everyday, because that’s where he is and that’s often where he works.
Contact Marilyn Fingerlin at 303-659-2339 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the 4 week class. Can’t attend but are still interested in hosting a Community Life Builder? Call Marilyn today! This is an ongoing piece of the strategic planning
– Mercy, Witness and Life Together.