local missions

Mt. Zion is involved in many local missions.  Scroll down for more information about the individual missions.

  • Food Pantry
  • Collecting school supplies
  • Backpack food ministry
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Christmas at Ada Jenkins
  • Room at the Inn

Ada Jenkins center support

About Ada Jenkins

This local mission is a non-profit services agency, located in Davidson, providing programs and services focused on supporting those in need in Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and South Iredell County.  For more information on the Ada Jenkins Center see https://www.adajenkins.org.

Food Collection

Mt. Zion provides support with food and monetary donations to the food pantry. Collection bins are located in the Family Life Center, the upper level of the Education Building, the lower level of the Sanctuary Building outside the elevator and outside the Library in the church office area.

school supply collection

School supplies and backpacks are collected before the start of the school year.  These supplies are taken to the Ada Jenkins Center and local children and youth are able to choose their needed supplies.


Plans are under way for Ada Jenkins' annual "book Bag It!" school supply drive which supports our local children for the upcoming school year. We need your help!

Shop for supplies: Click here for the list of needed supplies. It is not necessary to purchase the complete list. Note that a backpack is not on the list. We receive a supply of them, however if you have already purchased one or find one you just can't resist, we can always use it! Please deliver supplies to the church office by Sunday, August 7.

Monetary donation: If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to Mt. Zion UMC and write "School Supplies" in the memo line and we will do the shopping for you! The cost for one student is about $70. We will also be supporting the teachers (who pay for many classroom items using their own funds) by supplying needed classroom items which we can purchase in bulk. Please have your donation to the church office by August 7. 

Volunteers needed: to shop or pack backpacks. The packing date is Monday August 22 beginning at 9 am upstairs in the Education Building.

If you have any questions, please call the church office or contact Sebra Maines at sebramaines@yahoo.com

backpack food ministry

This ministry provides meals for elementary school children who would not have basic food on weekends. Volunteers donate a backpack of food for the children to take home each weekend.  This program run concurrently with the school year.

Special holiday bags are also provided for local children and youth through the schools.

habitat for humanity

Mt. Zion is one of many churches in our area participating in the Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Building program.  We contribute both financial support and volunteers to this local program.

Volunteer teams are needed at different times throughout the year.

additional mission opportunities


Ada Jenkins

This ministry helps families at Christmas by providing them with new clothing, gift cards, toys, and food.  

room at the inn

Mt. Zion partners with the Urban Ministries Center in Charlotte and volunteers as a host site for their Room In the Inn (RITI) mission providing transportation, housing, and food to 8 neighbors who are homeless twice a month on Tuesday nights. 


Mt. Zion provides Easter bags to local children from the Neighborhood C.A.R.E. and Ada Jenkins Centers. The bags include toys, candy, and a stuffed animal.

mt. zion in the community


Mt. Zion partners with Roof Above in Charlotte and volunteers as a host site for their Room in the Inn mission providing transportation, housing and food to 8 homeless neighbors.

Annual BBQ

Traditionally held on the first Saturday in November, this fundraising event is well-known and well-attended by the church and community.  The BBQ is cooked throughout the night with the help of many dedicated adult and youth volunteers and sold the next day along with all the other fixings.

Contact the church office for more information on these ministries;

Phone: 704-892-8566

Email: info@mtzionumc.net