the Bible Year

Have you ever wanted to read through the Bible? Now is your chance to join with the entire congregation of Mt. Zion as we take on this challenge for 2023.  We will be using a program called "The Bible Year." All of the details can be found below and on the church website.


The Bible Year encourages us to read the Bible together.


The Bible Year encourages us to read the Bible in its entirety.


The Bible Year reminds us to take the Bible seriously, without having to take all of it literally.


The Bible Year helps us read the Bible hopefully.


The Bible Year helps us read the Bible regularly.



bible

Any Bible can be used for the Bible Year. Two of the most popular modern translations are the NRSV and the NIV. The NRSV is usually the translation we use in our worship services at Mt. Zion. If you would like to buy a new Bible for this year with the Bible, you might consider The NRSV Daily Bible. It has 365 daily readings that correspond exactly with our reading schedule, and it also has brief devotionals with each reading. It is available through Amazon here.


What if I like to listen to the Bible?


If you prefer to listen to the Bible each day, you may wish to purchase The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version: Anglicized Edition. It is available through Audible and can be purchased here.

daily  Reading Plan

At the heart of The Bible Year is a daily Bible reading, approximately 2-3 chapters per day depending on the book and the length of the chapters. The average daily reading takes 15 minutes. The daily list can be found monthly in the church newsletter, in the narthex and on The Bible Year tab of the website. 


Follow along each month with our Reading Plan.


To download the January Reading Plan, click the document on the right. 

Click here for February Reading Plan



weekly worship

All through 2023, our worship will focus on The Bible Year. Each Sunday’s service at Mt. Zion UMC will engage a portion of the weekly readings. Join us in person at 8:30 am, 9:45 am, or 11 am or online at 11 am. Past worship services are available on the Church website.

weekly videos

Insightful teaching from a team of gifted preachers and writers, who each week appear in a brief video that is available on the online Amplify Media.


The videos are found here. You will need to enter our Access Code: RVYNCG

small groups

We will be forming multiple small groups starting soon. Options for small groups include: meeting during the day, in the evening, or on zoom.

We hope you are all enjoying your readings in The Bible Year!

Our small groups have started to meet. Please join at any time.

  • Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the church parlor.
  • Thursdays at 11 AM in the church parlor
  • Sunday School Class at 9:45 AM in Room 207 of the Education Building.
  • Online option - meets on Mondays at 7 PM. Contact the church office to receive the link.

For more information contact Pastors Angela or Jonathan.


Fill out this interest form to join here.

additional resources


Resources for Learning to Read the Bible without Fear or Frustration


podcast

Journey through the Bible with us by subscribing to the weekly podcast, “Bible Project 2020.”


The podcast is hosted by Hyde Park UMC in Tampa, Florida (the church that pioneered this project in 2020). Each week, guests seek to bring fresh insights and applications to the week’s Scripture Readings. 


The podcasts can be accessed from many different apps, including:

Overcast

Apple Podcast

Spotify


Once you have one of these apps installed on your device, just search “Bible Project 2020” to subscribe to the podcast.

website

The Bibleproject.com contains informative videos that offer helpful introductions to each biblical book, along with other insights into the Scriptures.



facebook

Join "The Bible Year at Mt. Zion" Facebook group for discussion and updates here.


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