Advent and Christmas Schedule

Sunday, December 3 - First Sunday of Advent - Hope

8:30 & 11:00 am Worship

Special music by our Handbell Choir at the 8:30 & 11 am service

3:30 PM - Children's Musical - “Star of Wonder”

Sunday, December 10 Second Sunday of Advent - Peace

8:30 & 11:00 am Worship

4:00 pm in the Sanctuary - Blue Christmas Service: A Service of Wholeness and Healing

For some, the holiday season brings memories of loved ones who are no longer with us, struggles and losses which make it more difficult to embrace the joy and hope that Christmas brings. Join us for this special time of worship.

Sunday, December 17 – Third Sunday of Advent - Joy

8:30 AM – Worship with Communion

11:00 AM Christmas Cantata at Mt. Zion UMC Join the joint music programs of Mt. Zion UMC & Bethel Presbyterian for a Christmas Cantata- “The Greatest Story Ever Told”

3:00 pm – Christmas Cantata at Bethel Presbyterian

Sunday, December 24 – Fourth Sunday of Advent - Love Morning Schedule

10:30 am - One Worship Service.

No children or youth Sunday School. Adults consult with your specific class.

Evening - Christmas Eve

3:00 & 5:00 PM - Spontaneous Christmas Pageant - (especially for children & families) The children will have the opportunity to participate in the Christmas pageant. The service will conclude with communion and candlelighting.

7:00 pm & 9:00 pm - Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service

Sunday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve 10:30 am – One Service – We reach the conclusion of The Bible Year with a look at the Bible’s last book: Revelation.

No children or youth Sunday School. Adults consult with your specific class.


Sunday, December 3 from 4:00-5:30 PM in the FLC. Immediately following the Children’s Christmas Musical at 3:30 PM. Come get your picture with Santa Clause! We are asking each family to bring cookies or a favorite Christmas dessert to share.

Christmas at Ada Jenkins

This year Mt. Zion is providing Christmas for 60 families, their 106 children plus 22 single adults.  Each family is given a food-only gift card and the children receive winter clothing and toys selected just for them from their wish lists. The adults will also receive a variety of much needed items and gifts.  Here's how you can help:

Monetary donations - It takes approximately $100 to sponsor an individual child, a family, or an adult.  This ministry relies heavily on your generous gifts and this year we are asking for your continued support.  No donation is too small!  Please consider making a donation to Christmas at Ada Jenkins.  Make your check payable to Mt. Zion and write "Christmas Ada Jenkins" in the memo line.  Thank you!

Volunteers needed to wrap gifts, help on pick-up day (December 16), and extra hands anytime are always appreciated!

Volunteer Opportunity

Santa's workshop is now open and gift wrappers are needed!  The workshop is located in Rooms 209 and 214 in the Education Building. This week's schedule:

Mon, Dec 4 10 am - 1 pm

Tues, Dec 5   1 pm - 4 pm

Wed,   Dec 6   4 pm - 7 pm

Thurs, Dec 7 10 am - 1 pm

Please call church office with any questions.

Children's Angel Tree

The Angels are here!  Mt. Zion has committed to provide a special Christmas blessing for 30 local children .  You can help by sponsoring an Angel!  Here's how:

Angel Tree Instructions: 

1.  You will receive an Angel's name, age, gender and Angel number along with gift suggestions.

2.  Your goal is to buy approximately 3 gifts per Angel with a total cost of $65 - $75.  All gifts are to be wrapped and tagged with the Angel name and number.  Please include gift receipts (if possible) and also mark with the Angel's name and number.  Place all the gifts in one large plastic drawstring bag with the Angel's name and number written on the outside.

3.  Bring the gifts to the Church library by Tuesday, December 12.  Please indicate "NCC Angel Tree" so as not to be confused with donations for other missions.

To receive your Angel on Sunday mornings, please see Sebra Maines or Amy Scotton between services, or for any other time contact Sebra.  If you have any questions, contact church office.

Christmas is a wonderful time to show love to one another and bless our Neighbors!  Thank you.

Senior Adult Christmas Snow Angels  

Mt. Zion is partnering with the CARE Center to celebrate their senior adult neighbors by gifting them with a Christmas gift basket filled with treats.  If you would like to make a monetary donation,  please make your check payable to Mt. Zion and write "NCC Sr. Snow Angels" in the memo line.  We will shop and assemble the baskets for you!


If you have any special announcements  or information for our Midweek email or Weekly Worship Guide, keep in mind these deadlines:

For the Midweek email: Tuesday by 5:00 pm

Email Ivonne Reed  here.

For the Weekly Announcements in the Worship Guide: Wednesday by noon

Email Ivonne Reed here.


Click here to make your online contribution. We are grateful for your gifts!