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COLO-NESCO Ecumenical Ministry

The COLO-NESCO Ecumenical Ministry serves the towns of Colo, McCallsburg & Zearing.  Eight churches are active within this group.  This page is dedicated to sharing news of events within this Ministerial group and its individual churches.

COLO-NESCO Ecumenical Ministries Meeting

Monthly meetings have been changed to the second Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m.






Ecumenical ministry is possible when leadership is provided by all Churches through a cooperative effort to serve Christ when and as needed. We are fortunate to have dedicated persons who have volunteered to help lead this endeavor. These persons are:

Bethany Lutheran Church- Kathy Sandmann, Pastor,  Gerald B., and Lisa W.

Bethel United Methodist Church- Open

Colo United Methodist Church-  Lewis F. & Pam F., Pastors

Cornerstone Church of Christ- Charles R., Pastor

St. Marys & St. Gabriels Catholic Church- Father Rick D. and Patricia A.

McCallsburg Presbyterian Church- Fran B., Pastor

Zearing Christian Church- Patrick Anderson, Pastor/Elder

We are thankful for each person above as it validates that we can serve Christ in our individual respective Churches and within the COLO-NESCO area to minister together as a team for the cause of Christ!  We remember the Words of Jesus:

As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me.

May they be brought to complete unity

to let the world know that you sent me

and have loved them

even as you have loved me.

John 17:18-23 (NIV)


A.  The Colo Food Pantry could use both paper product and personal care items.  If you can help, please contact the Colo United Methodist Church at 641-377-2570.  Open Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 & Friday morning, 9:30-11:30am at the Colo Methodist Church. This is an East Story County Food Pantry.

B.  The Zearing/McCallsburg Food Pantry-  The Food Pantry is in need fo YOUR HELP due to families using it to supplement their food needs. Please bring your donations to your Church or to the City Hall.  The pantry is open each Wed. from 5-7pm at the Zearing City Hall.

Zearing Christian Church,  PO Box 201, 212 W. Main St

 Zearing, IA 50278 

Phone - 641-487-7349

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