Local Needs

In an effort to keep their inventory balanced and the shelves well-stocked,

Ada Jenkins has asked Mt. Zion to provide in April: salad dressing and soup

(low sodium).

They are always happy to accept miscellaneous items and have an ongoing

need for dry cat & dog food in 3-5 lb bags. Also consider making a

donation of new tarps, new men's socks (size large) and large, warm

blankets for their homeless clients.


Please bring your items to church and place them in one of three bin

locations (the office area, the Sanctuary basement level near the elevator,

and the Education Building upper level nears the center stairs) or you can

take them directly to Ada Jenkins.

Thank you!  If you have any questions or would like more information,

please contact Laurie Knight at appfan1188@carolina.rr.com.

Easter Bags:

This year Mt. Zion will be blessing 132 local children from the Ada Jenkins and Neighborhood C.A.R.E Centers with Easter bags filled with toys, fun items and even a chocolate bunny. The children range in age from 0-17 and the cost of each bag is approximately $15. You can help by making a monetary donation to sponsor one or more children...any amount will be greatly appreciated! Please make your check payable to Mt. Zion UMC and write "Easter Bag" in the memo line. Thank you!

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.

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