Small Groups

Blood Pressure Screenings
A representative from the Health and Wellness Committee with be in the Library from 9:50 to 10:50am every 2nd Sunday
of the month for Blood Pressure screening. They have educational materials and are happy to assist you in recording your
blood pressure.  Please stop by an say Hello.
Contact: Sharon Hill

C a reGivers Support Group
Caring for a loved one can be physically, emotionally and spiritually draining. This group offers the opportunity to take a few minutes to focus on your needs, so that you can better support the ones you care for. This group includes those with loved ones in your home, down the street, in residential care or even the other side of the country. The Care Giver’s Group meets the 3rd Sunday of every month between services, in the church library.
Contact: Judy Johnson

Cooking Group
This group is perfect for anyone who loves to cook or loves to eat! We meet on a monthly basis at a group member’s home to make a dish to eat with enough to freeze to support our Shepharding Ministry.
Contact: Debra Leiss

Garden Club
If you have a green thumb or want to learn how to have a green thumb; then come join us! The garden club uses a small portion of the church property to grow herbs and vegatables to supplement the Open Doors Food Pantry. We begin in March with clean up, planting in April and harvest until the first frost.
Contact: Debra Leiss

Grief Recovery Support Group
​We are here for you.  If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you may have found that
there are not many people who understand the deep hurt that you feel. GriefShare is a special seminar
and support group designed to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
Contact: Office Staff at

Prayer Shawl
This warm-hearted and dedicated group of knitters and crotchetier use their gifts to create beautiful
prayer shawlsand baby blankets. Prayers shawls are then distributed to members, family, and friends
of Mt. Zion who may be goingthrough a difficult time-- such as surgery, illness, or loss of a loved one.
The prayer shawls are knitted with love and prayers with the hope that they will bring comfort and
hope of God's love to those who receive them. The prayer shawl team is always looking for new members
and welcomes you to join them at their next meeting! Please note: This is a team that does most of its work
outside of their meeting time,and according to your own timetable, and so, we welcome you to join the team,
even if you are unable to makeit to the Wednesday morning meetings. Prayer shawls and baby blankets made
at home, may be dropped off anytime in the main office!
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon in Conference Room 1
Contact: Office Staff at

SAGE Brigade (Everyone 55 and Better)
Meets: 12 noon 2nd Friday of every month
Contact: Debbie Burgio
Seated Chair Excercise
If you suffer from mobility or balance issues, joint problems or other health conditions that
limit your ability to perform standing exercises, regularly practicing seated chair exercises
can let you reap the benefits of physical activity. Seated chair exercises are a way to increase
your level of physical activity and improve flexibility, strength and balance.  Be a good steward
of the precious resources God has given you. Take care of your resources so they may be useful for God's
work. Your body, a precious God given resource, needs thirty minutes of exercise daily to function well.
That physical activity may as well be fun and happen in good company with music.
Meets: 9:30 – 10:00 am every Wednesday in the Chapel
Contact: Bettye Ames

United Methodist Men (UMM)
The UMM is for all men, boys and young adults of the church. The group gathers for fellowship and food. Most events are open to all ages, friends and co-workers. Our purpose is to “Build Relationships among Men through Fellowship and Service”. Activities include hikes, golf outings, biking, man the grill for outside church events and fireside chats. Others include cooking breakfast on Easter Sunday, preparation of pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, baseball games at Orioles Park, support of Society of St. Andrews, Toys for Tots, Men’s Retreat (a spiritual weekend), and UMMen@Work (helping congregants. UMM also attends a bi-monthly Prayer Breakfast with UMM Central District at various churches.
Meets: 8:00 am on the 2nd Saturday of the month at a local restaurant for breakfast
Contact: Ken Sines
United Methodist Women (UMW)
As Christian women our goal is to endeavor to spread God's love wherever we can through Local,

National and Global Ministries. Methodist Women are very busy all year long with many activities
such as Prayer Breakfast, Educator’s luncheon, Mother-Daughter banquet, fall retreat and Breakfast
with St. Nick for the Children.  More importantly these women of the Church are very committed
to mission outreach by providing monetary support and helping hands where they can to those in need.
Meets: 7:00-9:00 pm 3rd Thursday of every Month
Contact: Joyce Bickerton or Sandy Sehman
Young Adults (YA)
Are primarily focused on topics of interest to Young Adults from age 18 to 35. This welcoming group
who will explore topics for 1-6 sessions at a time and will use a media/discussion format to provoke
thoughtful study and exploration. Topics include Half-Truth's, a study put together by Adam Hamilton,
that explores many commonly recognized sayings that may reflect but are not actually supported in
scripture, Free Market Jesus, Donald Miller's thought provoking examination of how marketing messages
affect the message of Christianity; and Francis Chan's study of Amazing Grace where the class will explore
the relationship between grace, sin and works.  These motivating topics of study are designed to bring
us into a closer relationship with God.
Meets: 10:10 a.m. every Sunday
Contact: Steve Dennis


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