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And We’re on Hold

Posted by on Jul 19, 2020 in COVID-19 Updates, General | 0 comments

[This page was updated on May 21, July 20, and August 24, 2020, as new details became available.] Pretty much everything is “on hold” right now, but I’m pretty sure “We’ll be right back” is not what we’re going to hear. The next step(s) of dealing with the division within the United Methodist Church are “on...

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Draft Re-Opening Plan eff. 6/22/20

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in COVID-19 Updates, General | 3 comments

We have added some small revisions as of 6/22, in red. 5/31 Ad Board Meeting Following were discussed during our May 31, 2020, Ad Board meeting via conference call: Safe distancing (outdoor/parking lot worship when weather permits) Masks required (we expect to have some masks on hand if needed) No group singing (not decided – we’re talking...

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Planning for Re-Opening

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in COVID-19 Updates, General | 2 comments

Pastor Roger’s thoughts and resources on re-opening our sanctuary as we recover from the Coronavirus shutdown. Note that religious institutions have not been ordered to close during the pandemic; Governor Wolf has consistently classified us as Essential. That has never changed. However, it has seemed prudent to temporarily stop gathering together in...

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Letter from Pastor Roger

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in COVID-19 Updates, General | 0 comments

Dear Mt. Zion Family, The COVID-19 epidemic has forced so many changes, as more and more people are infected and even dying. We are saddened. At times like these, we can turn to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and release our cares and our worries to him in prayer. We should do that ALL the time, not just in times of trouble. As Jesus said in Matthew...

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Update on General Conference 2020

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 in COVID-19 Updates, General | 0 comments

It looks like our 2020 General Conference will be postponed until 2021, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. This report from UMResource: March 23, 2020 Nashville, Tenn.: Subsequent to the announcement by the Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference that the 2020 General Conference will be postponed, the full Commission met March 21,...

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Giving in Difficult Times

Posted by on Mar 22, 2020 in General | 0 comments

Dear Friends, Here we are, all but locked in our homes thanks to the COVID-19 epidemic. We’re not able to meet and worship together as the body of Christ. At least not in person, like we’re so used to. Part of our worship time is tithes and offerings, when we give back to God as an appropriate response to the amazing things he does for us. For...

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