What Does Our Church’s Name Mean?
The word ZION refers to the old ‘City of David’, an area in ancient Jerusalem high up on a hill, that the living God chose as His dwelling place upon the earth in Old Testament times. In the New Testament ZION refers to the church of our blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We are UNITED with all true Christian believers, in the one and only apostolic faith, once and for all entrusted to the saints. This faith was neatly summarized and guarded by the Ecumenical Creeds of the early church. Our congregation is affiliated with the United Reformed Churches of North America, a confessional-reformed federation that was formed in the mid 1990’s with the aim of being faithful to the Scriptures in this generation.
We cherish our REFORMED heritage which is rooted in the Genevan Reformation of the 16th century and which is summarized in the Three Forms of Unity. To be ‘Reformed’ in essence simply means: seeking to be consistently Biblical and Christ-centered in all things, to the glory of our sovereign God, to the edification of Christ’s body and for the salvation of mankind.
We are called His CHURCH since we have been called out of our sinful darkness into the marvellous light of God’s only Son. We are God’s new people by the power of the Holy Spirit: called to glorify Him, serve each other, and witness to a dying world. May the Lord grant us His abundant grace for such a high calling!