Services Based on the Lectionary, Gospel Lessons Reflecting the Christian Season
In order to use the “whole counsel of the Word of God” all of the Mt. Zion services are based on the Lectionary - a Bible Lectionary ancient tradition of dividing up all the narrative portions of the Bible in a three-year period.
The gospel lessons all reflect the Christian season, which in and of itself teaches the life of Christ:
- Advent-the Christ is expected
- Christmas-the Christ is born
- Epiphany-the Christ is for all the world's people
- Lent-the Christ came to reconcile us to God, Easter-the Christ Arose, defeating sin and death
- Pentecost-the Holy Spirit comes so that the Church may be as Christ on earth
All of the services and sermons are planned and freshly designed from the Word of God and with the purpose of sharing Christ in this manner.
Service to Our Community and World by Realizing an Even Greater Vision for the Future
Since 1827, the people of Mt. Zion UMC have sought to be God's people so that God might be a part of the community in which we live. We believe that the heart of the community has been, is, and shall be, the Church. Because of that belief, we welcome all people in search of God's teaching who desire a spiritual home.
Our intention is to build upon our great heritage of service to our community and world by realizing an even greater vision for the future.
Part of the United Methodist Church
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church is a local congregation of the United Methodist Church. The church is a part of the Metro District which is a part of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference which is a part of the Southeast Jurisdiction.
Our Bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference is Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster and our District Superintendent of the Metro District is the Rev. Dr. Sally Langford.