Towel and Basin Award

This year, Homecoming will be celebrated on Sunday, September 24. On Homecoming Sunday, we will award the Towel and Basin Award. If you have someone you would like to nominate, please return a completed nomination form to the church

office by August 31. You can pick up a nomination form in the church office or church narthex. Please e-mail any questions to

We will be celebrating 196 years at this years annual HOMECOMING on Sunday, September 24 at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary (one service that day).  The Lifetime Service Award and the Towel & Basin Award will be presented. 

After church there will be lunch on the grounds. We will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken sandwiches with all the trimmings, baked beans and banana pudding.  The Boy Scouts will again do the cooking with donations accepted. The ice cream truck will be there for free ice cream. 

Bring your lawn chairs and join in the fun. We will have  blow up  slides, music and good old conversation with family and friends. Please plan on joining us as we celebrate 196 years of MT. ZION U.M.C.  

2023 Mt. Zion BBQ

It's that time again...Time for our 84th Annual Mt Zion BBQ!

Pre-orders for bulk BBQ are open NOW.  Please use the following QR code or our BBQ website to place your order. The deadline for bulk pre-orders is Sunday, October 15th. Mark your calendars now for Saturday, Nov 4th at 11am for Dine-In, Drive-thru orders and Pre-order pick up!  Share with your friends, invite your neighbors and pre-order your bulk BBQ for your holiday gatherings, tailgates, sporting events or a quick weekly meal.

Please help with this church-wide event by volunteering at: HERE



Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday October 29 from 4:30-6:30 pm on the front lawn. We will have hot dogs, popcorn, bottled water and the Kool Kat Ice Cream Truck! We will also have games, crafts, and Trunk or Treating! You don’t want to miss it!

To sign up to decorate a trunk: HERE

Rise Against Hunger 

Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies.  This fall we will be collecting donations and hosting a packing event on Saturday, October 7.  The Rise Against Hunger packing events provide a fun, educational way for groups to literally lend a hand to people facing hunger across the globe. We combine an assembly line process with an educational experience to not only make a huge impact worldwide, but to touch the lives of those in our group.  Our goal is to raise at least $4000 and that will allow us to pack and send 10,000 meals! Go to the Rise Against Hunger website.

How can you help?  Donate either to the church and write on your check “Rise Against Hunger” or donate directly to Rise Against Hunger  HERE.  Online donations will be counted toward our Mt. Zion total.  This is a great opportunity for everyone to take a moment and see how we spend so much extra money on food, drinks, etc.  Try going to Starbucks one less time a week and donate for this project.  Or as a family eat our one less time and donate the cost of that meal.  Every little amount helps!

In September everyone will have the opportunity to sign up to help at the packing event on Saturday, October 7.  There will be a job for everyone from 3-103!  We will need at least 60 people to help on this day.  Thank you!

Donate Blood

Save a Life -- Give Blood!!

Be a Hero of Hope!

Donate Blood on the Big Red Bus

at Mt. Zion UMC

Sunday, October 15th -- 8 am to 1 pm

As a thank you for helping save lives,

all blood donors will receive a

$20 eGift Card and a OneBlood T-shirt!

To Schedule Your Appointment using the Link HERE.

Plus, all donors will receive a wellness

checkup, including: Blood Pressure • Pulse • Temperature • Iron

Count • Cholesterol Screening

For additional information, please contact Sebra

Maines at or 980-721-5953


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!