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Mt Zion Welcomes new Senior Pastor the Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach, July 1

 It is our joy to share with you that Bishop Marcus Matthews has appointed the  Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach as the new pastor for our congregation effective July 1st. 

 Pastor Joan comes to us from her current position as Senior Pastor at the First  United Methodist Church in Hyattsville, Maryland, where she was the first woman  to  serve as the Senior Pastor.  She is one of the leading women pastors in the  United Methodist Church’s Denomination of Women Pastors who serve a congregation of 1,000 or more members. (For more information, see Reverend Joan Carter-Rimbach's biography below.)

The coming months will be an exciting time to be a part of Mount Zion. We have prayed for, and I believe we will be the beneficiary of a “fabulous” pastor in the Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach; someone who will work with us so that we can continue to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Mike Jacobson, Chair, Staff Parish Relations Committee

Reverand Joan E. Carter-Rimbach Biography:

     Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach... More


Help Needed for Breakfast with the Pastor

Breakfast with the Pastor:  

Over a period of 12 weeks Pastor Joan will invite up to 20 individuals each week to join her for breakfast in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday. We are in need of the following assistance to make these Breakfast dates successful:

  • Setup
  • French Toast Casserole
  • Turkey-sausage and Egg Casserole
  • Croissants, Pastries, Donuts
  • Fruit Platters
  • Clean up

You can sign up to help or bring food dishes via Signup Genius by clicking on this link 


Thanks in advance for your help! 

Small Groups Summer Study

Summer Activities:  Plan on attending any summer cook outs?  Have you got your summer reading list?  How about combining the two together and join us at for our Summer Study.  We will be discussing Rob Bell's "What Do We Talk About When We Talk About God" at cookouts hosted by various members starting in August.  This is a thought provoking book by the creator of Nooma videos as well as renown author of books including "Love Wins"; guaranteed to provide interesting conversation!  See Debra Leiss (dleiss2003@yahoo.com) for more details and books.

Yard Sale & Farmers Market

Hello Yard Sale Enthusiasts!!
The Youth Group of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 12430 Scaggsville Road (Rte. 216) Highland MD will be sponsoring a Fall Yard Sale and Farmers Market on Saturday, September 12th from 8 am to 12 pm. It will be in the church parking lot. You can arrive as early as6:00am to set up.

The cost this year for yard sale vendors is $20 for a 9'x17' space and $30 for two 9'x17' spaces. The cost for farmers market vendors for is $60 12x12 space. This year we are also welcoming food trucks. A space for a food truck is also $60.

There is no rain date this year.

If you have any further questions or would like to reserve a spot please email mtzionhighlandyouthministry@gmail.com or call the church at (301)854-2324 ext 12.

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is coming back to MtZ this September.  Starting Sepember 27, 2015, continuing through November, 22, 2015, classes will meet Sunday evenings from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in Conference Room 1.  For more information, please contact the office at mtzionhighland@verizon.net.

Mount Zion has a limited number of study kits available for purchase at the discounted price of $85.00 (kits are regularly $93.00).  They will be sold first come first serve until supplies run out.  Kits can also be purchased from the Financial Peace University website: http://www.daveramsey.com/home/?snid=home

What does the Bible say about money? http://www.daveramsey.com/church/coordinator/

What is Financial Peace University? http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home

Frequently Asked Questions:  http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/faq