Our Vision: "To Humbly Serve God through Loving and Caring for Others"
Worship at MZUMC
We are excited to be worshiping together in-person as well as continuing to have an online presence. We are live streaming our worship services on our YouTube page at 10:00 am. Previously recorded and streamed services can also be found here at any time.

To access the worship service please see our YouTube Channel or go to Youtube.com and search for Montrose Zion UMC to access our page which appears as a big “M” in a gray circle. You will find our worship there! Try it out this week and catch up on any past services you may have missed! 

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Sunday Worship

10:00 am

Luke 1:5-25

Luke 1:39-45

Children's Bulletin Ages 3+

Children's Bulletin Ages 7+

Prayer Concerns

Don Barker

Dorris Benson

Collins Family

Jeff Davis

Kaye Davis

Liming Family

Pennington Family

*Please call the church with any prayer requests or pastoral care needs

News and Opportunities to Serve


December Mission Challenge

For the month of December, we are collecting diapers for OPEN M. Packs can be opened or unopened. There is a drop box outside the main doors or they can be left on the table in the Gathering Area.

November Mission Challenge

For the month of November, we collected 55 sports balls for OPEN M. Thank you so much to all who donated.

Christmas Schedule

Longest Night Service - Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve Services: Saturday, December 24 at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Christmas Day Service: Sunday, December 25


Its that time of year again to place your orders for poinsettias. Help make our sanctuary beautiful for Christmas in memory or in honor of someone special. They are $15 per plant, all proceeds go to missions in the church and are due December 4th. Click here for the order form.

Celebrating Jen's Graduation

Please celebrate that Jennifer Dyer has finished her coursework for her degree. We will more formally recognize Jen and her hard work over many years this May when she officially graduates.

Acme CashBack

Acme CashBack has begun! Receipts dated August 4th and later through December are eligible for CashBack. Please put receipts in the bin on the wall by the Welcome Center. 

Continued Support for the Liming Family

Thank you so much for the love and support everyone has shown! We know so many want to continue to help the Liming family; we are continuing to collect for the Love Offering - please put "Liming Family" in the memo line.

Common Threads

Common Threads Closet is a non-denominational non-profit that distributes clothing, shoes, and small household items to those in need and in a setting that they can choose the items that they want and need. There is a box in the coat room to collect any items you wish to go to this organization.

November 28 "The Connector"

Haven of Rest December Needs (click here)

Adult Class Opportunities

Java & Jesus (J & J) – Sundays 11 am – Room 8


Come for a time of fellowship to dive a little deeper into the scriptures and themes that will be used for Sunday worship. Grow deeper in your faith and build lasting relationships. No preparation needed. Join us in Room 8 in the basement Sunday mornings at 11 am.


Contact: Jo Quandt (330)714-6303 with questions or for more information.

Wired Word Adult Sunday School - Sundays 11 am - Room 4

We use Wired Word, which discusses a different topic each week; it starts with something in the news and then relates it to scripture with discussion questions. You are welcome to join without any preparation and drop in intermittently when we meet at 11:00 am after worship. Contact Renee Williams or Samantha Gunkelman with any questions.

Contact: Samantha Gunkelman and Renee Williams



TUESDAY’S WITH BILL – 9:30 am – Conference Room


Come and join us on Tuesday mornings for our weekly bible study. We will explore the upcoming Sunday’s scripture. If you are not a bible expert, fear not. If you hope to be a bible expert after being a part of the class, you may not be! But if you are looking to see how the Scripture teaches us to live more fully into the life that God has given us, then please come! We meet at 9:30 am in the Conference Room! (Last Tuesday of the month we go to the Akron Canton Food Bank - let Bill know if you'd like to join also)


Contact: Rev. Bill Liming

Children's Ministry
Contact: Cyndi Liming limingcmboa@icloud.com

Children's Bulletins are available on the tables in the back of the sanctuary for kids ages 3+ and 7+.

Check out the Children's Ministry Website for updates here


Sunday School and Children's Church lessons can be found on the church's YouTube Page. Each week Cyndi will be recording new and interactive lessons that your child can listen to from home!

Student Ministry
Contact: Jennifer Dyer mzumcstudent@gmail.com

This week we are reflecting on joy, and that true joy only comes from knowing Christ. We will think about and discuss the difference between happiness and joy. We will discover that true joy comes from God, joy keeps us rooted in difficult times and joy is for all times in our lives, in the good and bad. Key Scriptures John 16:23-24, and Psalm 4:7

Youth Christmas Movie Day

As has become our tradition we will again have a Christmas movie day on December 28th starting at 10:00 am. There will be popcorn, hot chocolate and possibly a movie themed snack. This is a fun event to break up the Christmas break.

Game Night

Get it on your calendars early. All youth are invited to a Youth game night Sunday January 8th from 6-7:30 pm. Please bring your favorite snack to share. We will have board games, card games as well as the gym open for basketball to play. Bring a friend and I'll see you there! 

Contact: Sharon Paige spaige@mzumc.org

This week we will be “Jumping” into the fun with the letter ”J” learning some silly nursery rhymes about some boys named Jack. Jelly Beans, jaguars, jingle bells and jacks will be the focus of some very interesting Learning Centers for the children. Our snacks will include Jiff peanut butter, toast and jelly, sloppy joes and of course Ms. Sharon’s famous jello! Creation Station has been transformed into Bethlehem where all the children can learn about what Christmas is all about: The birth of our Lord Jesus! 


Pen Pal Partner: Willy J age 5 Glenn age 83 His advise to Willy J: Study hard and pay attention to your teachers.


December Mission: The preschool, along with the church congregation, are encouraged to bring in wrapping paper for the “Christmas For the Love of Children” program that Open M sponsors. Thank you for helping us make Christmas just a little brighter to families in our community. Our goal this year: 75 rolls!!

Last day to collect: Friday Dec 9th.


Save The Date: 

Wednesday, December 14th 7:00 will be our Preschool Christmas Program. Please join us as the children share the good news of the birth of Jesus!

Preschool December Newsletter (click here)

December Snack and Activity Calendar (click here)

Music Ministry
Contact: Joe Leaman joeleaman@me.com

Anyone who is interested in providing Special Music during the special music time on Sunday mornings, please contact Music Director, Joe Leaman via email: joeleaman@me.com.

October Financial Update

October Income Statement

October Balance Sheet

Church Calendar

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Sunday, December 4

10:00 am Worship Service

11:00 am Sunday School Hour

11:00 am Christmas Musical Rehearsal

6:30 pm Troop 380 Meeting 

Monday, December 5

9:00 am Preschool

6:30 pm Troop 380 Meeting

Tuesday, December 6

9:00 am Preschool

9:30 am Tuesdays with Bill

8:00 pm AA

Wednesday, December 7

9:00 am Preschool

6:30 pm Christmas Musical Rehearsal

Thursday, December 8

9:00 am Preschool

Friday, December 9

9:00 am Preschool

Saturday, December 10

9:00 am Christmas Musical Rehearsal

7:30 pm AA

7:30 pm Al Anon

Contact Information
565 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Akron, OH 44333

Rev. Dr. Bill Liming x202



Katie Constantine

Office Manager



Jennifer Dyer x204

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries


Sharon Paige x205
Preschool Director
Cyndi Liming x206
Children's Ministry Director
Joe Leaman x207
Music Ministry Director
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