Mt. Zion UMC

In-Person Worship Resumes

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We are open for in-person worship every Sunday morning at 11:00, and you are most welcome. We have updated our Covid policies and procedures to generally follow CDC guidelines. Several key points:

  • No masks needed for those who are fully vaccinated. We do ask that you continue wearing a mask if you are not fully vaccinated.
  • Singing is OK and welcome!
  • If you’re sick, especially with respiratory symptoms, please stay home. You may certainly join us online!
  • We’ll continue to do some safe distancing, by roping off every other pew, and asking that worshipers sit together in family groups.

Read our updated Coronavirus procedures here.

We will have online worship Sunday mornings at 11, along with a special online message for young people each Sunday at 12 noon. Online worship address is I thank our church leaders for their input and suggestions. Blessings to all! – Pastor Roger

Church Online This Week

Here’s our church online for this week, Sunday, September 26.

New: Just for Young People

As noted above, Pastor Roger has added a special message for young people, available on our church Facebook and YouTube Video channels, . A new message will be posted each Sunday at 12:00 PM, and will be available on demand at any time after that.

Here’s this week’s Message for Young People:


Rawlinsville Camp Meeting

The 136th annual session of Rawlinsville Camp Meeting has ended, but there are several activities coming up. Keep up to date on Rawlinsville happenings at our website,, or on our Facebook page at

New: Online/Electronic Donations!

Now Mt. Zion is able to accept your donations online, electronically. We know that giving is a challenge when we’re not able to gather in person for worship. Support our ministries using your major credit card. Just click on the Donate button below:

You can use major credit/debit cards, and you can even set up automatic scheduled donations. And even though it’s done with PayPal, you do not need a PayPal account. Plus, it’s secure.

Food Bank Requests

Our friends at Solanco Neighborhood Ministries care for our neighbors in many ways. One of those is our food bank. Please support the food bank with your donations; click here for a list of the current needs, updated for October.

It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over

Or, the Continuing Saga…

With apologies to the late great Yogi Berra, Pastor Roger responds with words of reassurance to the most recent proposals to address the controversy within the United Methodist Church. Read his letter here. And keep our United Methodist Church in prayer, as we seek to find ways to grow through very divisive issues. Due to the Coronavirus, all of our United Methodist conferences where these issues would have been dealt with have been rescheduled, with dates as far away as August 2022. Check out the new dates here.

Disaster Strikes

Hurricanes, earthquakes, devastating fires. It seems like disasters are happening right and left. What can we do? See Pastor Roger’s blog, Disasters Happen, for some ways you can help people in need, both near and far, by donating to UMCOR.


You’ll find that we’re engaged in ministry, too, as a member of the SOULanco Mission Connection group of United Methodist congregations in southern Lancaster County. We’re proud to be part of Rawlinsville Camp Meeting as one of the founding churches. We support the Solanco Food Bank (Solanco Neighborhood Ministries), LUMINA, the new “Bare Essentials” clothing ministry, and the IMPACT! Missions housing ministry.

New Ministry

In 2020 Mt. Zion UMC began working with IMPACT! Missions, a faith-based housing ministry dedicated to helping everyone have a home that’s warm, safe and dry. We’re doing a volunteer workday with IMPACT! Missions on the first Saturday of each month, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Contact Pastor Roger to sign up.

Contact Us

Want to get in touch, or ask questions? Click here for our Contact page.

Social Media

You’ll also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Cool Quote:

“Early Christians didn’t attend church. They were the church. ”  @cnieuwhof