Mt. Zion's Christmas Drives
Fill a Christmas stocking
Fill a Christmas stocking and support the kids from the families MZ delivers food to through the Thursday outreach. Empty Christmas stockings can be picked up at church on Saturday from Colleen Beyer in the nursery, on Sunday in the church lobby or Education building, or by contacting Amanda Davis at email@example.com. Stockings are labeled with the family name and the child's age and gender. Not able to completely fill a stocking? Donate stocking stuffers and we will fill the stockings or donate money and someone will do the shopping for you! Filled stockings or donations can be dropped off in the Education Building, Tent Lobby, or at the church office. Please place donated money in an envelope and label for "Mt Zion Food Outreach Kids." Stockings will be available beginning Saturday, November 20 and are due by Sunday, December 19.
MZ to WV
Food: The Blessings Barn in Wharncliffe, WV is ready to be refilled for December Blessings Boxes. If you would like to help fill and refill the Blessings Barn, we have two wish lists available.:
Gifts for the children:
This Christmas we are asking for a personalized Christmas card and $25 Walmart gift card for each child on our Wharncliffe List.
The gift cards can be placed inside a personalized Christmas card, put in an envelope, and labeled From MZ to WV with the child's first and last name on the front of the envelope. The cards will need to be placed in the offering plate on Saturdays and Sundays or turned into the Church Office, by Sunday, December 5th .
QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE COLLECTION,
CONTACT: KARA MAIN AT 410-688-4552 (Call/text) OR KLM51379@AOL.COM.
Hannah's Hope Annual Christmas Gift Drive
When? Sunday November 13 to December 11
Why? To show the Love of Christ and to spread joy to 24 homeless children living in motels in south Baltimore and in Aberdeen.
How? Take a gift tag from our tree in the church lobby and return your wrapped gift with its tag attached by December 11. Questions? Contact Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COZV Christmas Drive
It’s that time of year where we struggle with the idea of buying family and friends that perfect gift, especially when we have so much. Wouldn’t it be beautiful to give a gift in someone’s name to Children of Zion Village (orphanage in Namibia run by Mt. Zion Church) for kids who are so desperately in need! Please see Christmas Catalog on Welcome Desk or online at childrenofzionvillage.org. Once your order is received we will mail you a Christmas Card for each gift you have given, ready to personalize and deliver. Questions? Contact Courtney at email@example.com.
FOUR WEEK BIBLE STUDY — PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR CHRISTMAS — Wednesdays, 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm, beginning December 1 — Fellowship Hall, Education Building — CHILDCARE PROVIDED — using J.D. Greear’s ADVENT study guide — contact Steve.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information — ALL ARE INVITED!!!!!
2:00pm - meet at the Sanctuary (not the Tent) parking lot - we will carpool to the homes of our shut-in members - we will be done no later than 5:00 pm - COME JOIN US AS WE BRING THE JOY OF JESUS TO THOSE WHO CANNOT BE WITH US IN WORSHIP!!!
Youth Christmas Party
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Youth Tent. More information to come!
Inner County Outreach
MT. ZION IS SO GLAD TO BE PARTNERING WITH THIS OUTSTANDING MINISTRY — mentoring, tutoring, sharing Jesus with needy children in Harford County —
volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 3:30 - 5:00pm to help elementary aged children who are below grade level in reading — no teaching background needed — help one day or more — volunteers needed Friday evenings to do group activities with children whose parents are incarcerated — CONTACT Rick Lenehan at email@example.com.
New Bible Study
YOUR TIME IS NOW — new Bible study from Jonathan Evans, chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys — perfect for small groups — get all the info at the Connecting Groups table before and after worship — JOIN OR START A CONNECTING GROUP — contact Andy McMullin 443-640-7270 firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Daily Bible Reading Guide
this excellent resource from the American Bible Society is now available — we will mail you a hard copy — request one or more at email@example.com — you can receive the daily readings (with study notes and questions to consider) by email directly from the American Bible Society by going to americanbible.org (click Subscribe to the Daily Bible Reading) — “I have stored up Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”
Sunday Morning Bible Study
— EPHESIANS — taught by Dave Ferg — Sundays, 10:30 am, Rooms 10/11, top floor of Education Building — ALL INVITED
Birthday Party for Jesus
a wonderful time for all ages — music, games, food, crafts, and BIRTHDAY CAKE — Sunday, December 12, 6:00 pm ---Tent — COME CELEBRATE WITH US!!!
MZ Kids Pankcakes and PJ's
Come join us for Sunday School in your PJ’s. We will have pancakes, fun Christmas activities, and a movie.
CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!
Todd Twining, our Director of Worship, will host a meeting on Wednesday, September 8th from 7-8:15PM in the Tent. All who sing, play an instrument, or are interested in singing in our Christmas choir or playing handbells are invited to attend! Contact Todd Twining via email firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know you are coming.
THE SANCTUARY WILL BE OPEN FOR PERSONAL PRAYER every Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 pm - you are welcome to come and pour out your heart before the Lord - we will have a host there each week - COME AND PRAY
EVERY THURSDAY in the Education Building (not the Tent) — 5:45 pm, dinner — 6:30 pm, meeting — online meetings — IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE — it’s about all the hurts and struggles of life — for information contact Mark Rowlins at (443) 903-9156 markrowlins@verizon
Beyond Capernaum Needs You!
BEYOND CAPERNAUM’S BACK!!!!!!!! —— persons with special needs —— EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY from 9:30 to 11:30 am (Youth Tent), basketball, dance, coloring and bingo — EVERY SUNDAY 11:00 am, Worship (Youth Tent) — FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Pizza With Jesus (Youth Tent) — CONTACT email@example.com
Women's Christmas Breakfast
8-10 am in the Youth Tent
Yummy food, games, music and special testimonies
donations of hats, gloves, and socks for the homeless
RSVP by Dec. 6 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know if nursery care is needed (infant to 5th grade).
MZ Kids Escape Room
Escape Room and fun Christmas activities during Sunday School...kids will help the Wisemen find their gold! This will be a fun Sunday morning.
Our guest speaker will be David Murrow. He is most widely recognized for his book Why Men Hate Going to Church. He has also published How Women Help Men Find God, The Map: The Way of All Great Men, and his newest release Drowing in Screen Time
Young Adult Gathering
Every Saturday, 7 pm — Phil and Sacha Opperman's home — all invited - 925-660-5120
THERE’S A WHOLE LOT HAPPENING ALL SUMMER —— get the whole schedule —— gatherings, bonfires, picnics, sports, serving the poor, small groups, girls only gatherings, Ocean City —— grades 6 to 12 —— CONTACT Andrew Patterson, call or text 443-466-1319 —— CONTACT Brandi 410-444-5199 or Liz 410-322-5524 for info on girls only gatherings —— MT. ZION CHURCH 1643 Churchville Rd., Bel Air mzprays.org email@example.com 410-836-7444
Stephen Ministers are available to share Christ's love, encourage, and bring help, hope and healing in body, soul, and spirit through the trials of life. Stephen Ministers meet once a week for an hour to listen and pray with their care receiver for as long as necessary. You don't need to deal with the trials of life alone. If you are interested in having a Stephen Minister then call Will or Bev Brooks, the Referrals Coordinators, at 410-914-5884 to find out more and get a Stephen Minister.