Welcome to Mount Zion United Methodist Church

Confirmation Class 2014-2015 moves to Sunday School Hour

Confirmation is a significant event in the faith journey of our youth grades eight and up. Confirmation classes will begin on September 7th with the kick off of our annual Sunday School Classes. There are firm requirements for participation in confirmation such as weekly participation in worship, a youth group activity, and an occasional business meeting of the church. Parents, please discuss the importance of enrolling in this learning experience.

Orientation Class for youth and parents will be held on August 24th at 10:05 am in Conference Room 1.

RSVP to Pastor Malcolm at mstranathan@verizon.net or 301-854-2324 x11.

Announcements

End Of Summer Picnic - August 31

Join us Sunday August 31 for One Big Service at 10:00am followed by our annual End of Summer Picnic! This Year’s theme is A Central Park Picnic – featuring food specialties of New York City! Main dishes and drinks are provided. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share!

Digital Delivery of the Pointer Starts September 1

The Pointer is moving to digital delivery September 1, 2014.

With more and more people dropping mail delivery of the Pointer in favor of email, we are now well below the threshold required to maintain bulk mail rates. In addition, with the annual and per item fees for bulk mail continuing to rise, it is rapidly becoming cost prohibitive to continue to deliver the Pointer via mail.

By the end of the year, paper copies of the Pointer will no longer be delivered primarily by mail. Paper copies will be available at the beginning of the month in both the East and West Narthexes for pickup. Anyone unable to attend church may elect to receive a paper copy by mail. Over the next several months the office will collect names of people who still wish to receive a paper copy of the Pointer.

Please let the office know if you would still like to receive a paper copy of the Pointer but are unable to pick it up from the church directly and arrangements will be made to mail a Pointer to you monthly. You may contact the office by phone at 301-854-2324 x10 or email at mtzionhighland@verizon.net or gale.stanford@verizon.net. Our members who are in nursing homes or shut in will automatically continue to receive a paper copy of the Pointer.

If you are currently not receiving an email copy of the Pointer but would like to begin to, please let Gale Stanford know by sending an email request to gale.stanford@verizon.net or mtzionhighland@verizon.net.