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Bluegrass Chili Supper and Concert

Blue Grass and Chili event on April 24th. Dinner starts at 5:30 and the concert starts at 7:00 cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Reservations are required so get your tickets early. For information or reservations please call Betty Cashmark at 301-725-5233.  Please include the number of people attending.  Checks should be payable to UMW.  The deadline for reservations is Monday, Apr 20th


Pastor Malcolm appointed to Westminster UMC, Westminster, MD effective July 1, 2015

Greetings to my Mount Zion Church Family, 

Often the question poised to congregations when recommending candidates for ordained ministry to ask if themselves if they would support that candidate as their own pastor.  Twenty five years ago, Jacki, Brittany and I walked into Westminster UMC.  Little did we know at that time that I would enter into ordained ministry and let alone twenty five years later be offered a position to serve as her Lead Pastor.  On Sunday, March 1, the announcement was made in worship that the Baltimore Washington Conference of the UMC Bishop and Cabinet are appointing me to serve at Westminster UMC which means that effective June 30th, 2015, I will cease to be the Lead Pastor of Mount Zion United Methodist Church.  Our Staff Parish Relations Committee is in conversation with the Central Maryland District Superintendent, Rev. JW Park on seeking a new pastor for Mount Zion; it is hoped that we will have a confirmation of my successor in a couple of weeks when an announcement will be made in worship.    Between now and July, let us covenant to pray for those appointed to serve during this transition, our leadership core and the people of Mount Zion and Westminster United Methodist Churches.  May God enlarge their territory and bless their ministries as together we continue to “touch lives for Jesus Christ” and “Being disciples ... making disciples.”

Relax, Rejoice and Enjoy the Journey, 

Rev. Malcolm R. Stranathan" 

Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together will have their annual 'Christmas in April' event on April 25th this year. If you are called to help those that need home repairs, but don't have time for a mission trip - this is the place for you! Please contact Chuck Sehman or the office for more information. Thank you!

Preschool Lunch Bunch is coming in April

Mt. Zion invites families with preschool age and younger children to Lunch Bunch.  Pack a lunch, and meet us at the picnic tables in the grassy field for a picnic lunch.  We will have balls, bubbles, chalk and more.  Stay and play until the playground opens at 1:15. Siblings are welcome.  Invite a friend! 

Wednesdays (meets weekly starting April 15)  12:30 pm

Thursdays (meets weekly starting April 16)  11:45 am and 12:30 pm

 *In case of rain, we will meet upstairs in the nursery to eat and play*

We hope to see you there!

Parenting in Faith: The Family Project

Join Parenting In Faith in Conference Room 2 on Sundays at 10:05 (during the Education Hour) as we participate in Focus on the Family's THE FAMILY PROJECT.  This 12-week series is designed so that you can join anytime for great discussions on relevant topics for today's families of all ages.  Why do families work? Because God Himself designed them! Thriving families will lead to thriving communities, and thriving communities will transform the world. People will find purpose, joy and redemption; and generation after generation will create a positive legacy. The Family Project will help families understand their personal significance in God's great plan, equipping them to live with an eternal perspective and model God's design for family to their peers, their communities - and to the world around them.