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Maybe God WAS Speaking

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in General, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The results of our United Methodist special called General Conference are in. From Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, more than 800 delegates from across the globe met, prayed, did their best to discern God’s will for our church, voted, and went home. At the end of the day, by about a 53-47% majority, delegates chose to adopt the Traditional Plan option,...

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Pray for the Special General Conference

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in General, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Since the 1968 merger*, our United Methodist Church has wrestled with the issue of homosexuality. Our current Book of Discipline (our United Methodist “rule book”) emphasizes inclusiveness: “The United Methodist Church acknowledges that all persons are of sacred worth. All persons without regard to race, color, national origin, status, or...

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Pastor Roger’s 2018 Christmas Letter

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in General, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dear Friends, Merry Christmas! I wish you and yours a very happy and safe holiday season. Please join us at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church for our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, on Monday evening, December 24 at 7:00 PM. Our Chrismon Tree is decorated and ready for a thrilling night of Christmas carols, reliving the story of that first...

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Advent & Christmas

Posted by on Nov 24, 2018 in General, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Happy New Year! The season of Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas, begins the new liturgical (church) year. Advent is a time of preparation. Yes, we do all kinds of Christmas shopping, but this year I pray that we’re preparing room in our hearts so we can celebrate the joy of Jesus’ birth more than 2000 years ago. Our Mt. Zion...

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Prepare the Way: Advent to Epiphany

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in General, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  December/January Sermon Series: Pastor Roger is planning a sermon series titled “Prepare the Way” beginning in Advent (Dec. 2), continuing through Christmas Eve, and wrapping up (get it?) on Epiphany Sunday, January 6. It’s based on Jesus’ words in Luke 21:28, “When all of this starts happening, stand up straight and be brave. You will soon be set...

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November Sermons: Dwellings

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in General, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  In Revelation 21:3, the voice from the throne shouted, “God’s home is now with his people. He will live with them, and they will be his own.” (CEV) God dwells with and in his people. In our November sermons we’ll learn more about what that means to us: November 4 – “Hope”. On All Saints Sunday we usually focus on the saints who...

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