ABOUT US We are an expression of the German Reformed tradition which grew out of the efforts of such Swiss reformers as Uldrich Zwingli and John Calvin. The Reformed Church came to America in 1725, establishing congregations in Pennsylvania and then moving westward into Ohio.
Zion was founded in 1803, and is the oldest church in Perry County as well as the 5th oldest United Church of Christ congregation in Ohio. We were once a part of a four church charge, with churches in Glenford, Somerset, Bremen, and the Thornville area.
The Church of the Cross in Somerset merged with Zion. Each has its own history and traditions, and these are preserved and respected under the name Zion Reformed United Church of Christ.
In 1934, the US Reformed Church united with the Evangelical Synod of North America to form the Evangelical & Reformed Church. This partnership joined with the Congregational Christian Church in 1957 to form the United Church of Christ.
So the history of Zion Reformed Church is a history of union: Christian people working and serving together in Perry County, in Ohio, and throughout the world.
Our beautiful and historic church was erected in 1910. It overlooks the charming countryside from High Point Road, just off of Ohio Route 13.
We are a self-governing congregation that makes its decisions in an open and democratic fashion. Zion's history is rich, but we are as fresh and new as tomorrow. Come and walk with us!