Mt. Zion Missions & Outreach
Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land. Deuteronomy 15:11
Reflecting the words of the founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church believes the “world is her parish". The church supports numerous missions both in its local area and throughout the world through the spiritual resource of prayer, volunteers and funding.
At Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, we believe that to be fully mobilized as disciples we must reach the world not only with the Good News of Jesus Christ, but also with acts of mercy and justice locally, nationally, and throughout the world. Mt. Zion mobilizes disciples through its expectation that each person in the church be affiliated with at least one outreach project. There are many ways to become involved in being the “hands and feet" of Christ, from helping to build a Habitat for Humanity house to providing snacks for the after-school program at the Ada Jenkins Center. Find details about each of our current outreach projects by clicking Local, National, or International Missions below or to the right.
How Mt. Zion and the United Methodist Church Help
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church gives apportionments along with nearly 10 million other United Methodist churches. This pooling together of financial resources allows for a far greater impact than any one congregation could possibly have alone. Through these apportionments and other United Methodist avenues of giving various missions are supported such as: missionaries stateside and abroad, disaster relief through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), Africa University in Zimbabwe, 100's of United Methodist Colleges and Universities, chaplaincy support for US military, agencies of help and mercy throughout the US, hospitals and orphanages. Globally, the church also has partnered with the Lazarus Project to help the poorest of the poor in Haiti.