Zion UMC Plans Free Block Party Featuring Chance Union Band


Charles Bins, Brunswick Forest

A community block party–complete with free food and entertainment–is planned for Saturday, May 20th from 2 to 5 p.m., rain or shine, at Zion United Methodist Church, 6864 Zion Church Rd. NE, off Rt. 17S in Leland, NC.

The event will feature Chance Union Band playing hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Children and adults can also enjoy a 108 ft. inflatable Red Dragon obstacle course. The event will also include free face painting, free hot dogs, nachos, brownies chips and drinks, plus an ice cream truck.

The Chance Union Band“We are making this event totally free as a ‘thank you’ to our neighbors in Town Creek and the entire Leland community for their support in helping us rebuild after Hurricane Florence,” said Pastor Tyler Daniels. Zion Church Road was under several feet of water after the 2019 hurricane. Wind damaged the church’s roof and caused extensive water damage to the sanctuary.

“Renovation was a community effort, so we invite you to pull up a lawn chair on May 20th and enjoy with your family and friends,” Pastor Daniels said.

Established in 1785, Zion UMC is one of the oldest Methodist churches in the country and the oldest in North Carolina. “Everyone has a place at the table here,” he said. Sunday services start at 10 a.m. For information, visit www.zionumcleland.org.