A welcoming ministry of love and concern for simply everyone;
Zion has its roots in gatherings held in the homes of early settlers to the Butternut Valley. In 1801, the congregation built Harmony Church, the earliest Episcopal Church in Otsego County. It was used until Zion, on land given by General Jacob Morris, was built and consecrated in 1818, with 2018 marking its 200th anniversary.
Our mission is in the Zion Collect written by a parishioner:
Almighty and ever living God, we give thanks and praise for all you have done for Zion parish, and for all the gifts you have given us.
Open our hearts and minds to discern your will in all that we do;
Guide and assist us in making our parish a community of worship, prayer, mission, acceptance and fellowship;
Raise up among us such leaders and resources that we might be able to fulfill your plan for us, that we might provide a welcoming ministry of love and concern for simply everyone;
And unite us with a willing and cooperative spirit as we work together to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to our community and the world.
All this we ask in the name of our Savior Christ.