Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ has graced the corner of North and New Jersey Streets in downtown Indianapolis for the last 100 years. The church, however, has been in existence since 1841, when it was founded by German immigrants. Zion is unique in that it was founded by immigrants of the Lutheran and German Reform denominations, rather than being established by a pastor.
Zion, originally named The German United Evangelical Protestant Lutheran and Reformed Zion Church of Indianapolis, did not offer services in English until 1928. Today, Zion honors its German immigrant founders by being one of the few churches in Indiana that still offers German language services at Christmas and Easter.
603 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202