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Zion United Church of Christ
150th Anniversary Celebration
The founders of our congregation were men and women of divergent religious faiths. These German people had a Lutheran background and those from Ohio were Reformed in doctrine and faith.
The one common denominator, other than being German, was their deep rooted desire for church unity. They labored hard to create one church that would satisfy the spiritual needs of both groups. This was difficult because neither group was prepared to surrender their views.
To solve this dilemma, Rev. G. Fachtmann, pastor of the Evangelical Church in Henderson, suggested both Lutheran and Reformed doctrines be adopted with each individual church member having the right to divergent views. This suggestion was accepted and in 1869 they formally established the Zion congregation as a member of the then Evangelical Synod of the West.
The Historical Committee:
Judy Felmlee, John Loewe. Shelby Lueders, Cindy Braun, Pastor Kent Meyer