Established in 1887

The first Zion meeting house was a frame structure 36 by 50 feet with an “anteroom” or annex on the southwest corner. The foundation was large cut rock measuring one foot thick. The cost of the building was approximately $1,800. Much of the labor was donated by church and community members.


There were two separate entrances to the meeting house. The men sat on the north side of the church and woman on the south. A shoulder-high partition separating the two sides ran down the middle of the church.


In the front corners, several rows of benches were placed parallel to the length of the building. These were known as the ‘amen corners’. A wooden bucket of water with a dipper for sipping stood on a stand near the anteroom. Children were allowed to go forward during the service and refresh themselves from the bucket.


At Zion, we believe that every person was created in the image of God and created for relationship with God which was made possible through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It is our desire to help people understand and experience a relationship with Jesus and provide environments for people to grow in their faith.

SUNDAY Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:40 a.m. MIDWEEK Family Ministry Wednesdays 7-8pm (September through April) ZION CHURCH 997 Highway 18 Abilene, KS 67410 zionbic.org (785) 598-2450
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