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, June 4, 2023

Sunday Worship

10:00 am

II Corinthians 13:11-13

Matthew 28:16-20

Children's Bulletin Ages 3+

Children's Bulletin Ages 7+

Prayer Concerns

Dorris Benson

Brummett Family

Collins Family

Davis Family

Kaye Davis

Liming Family

Colleen Martin

Pennington Family

Totten Family

Jackson Wagner

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

News and Opportunities to Serve

May Mission Challenge

For the month of May we will be collecting hand towels and dish towels for UMCOR. There is a box to drop off donations outside the main doors or they can be left on the table in the Gathering Area. 

June Mission Challenge

For the month of June, we will be collecting low dose Aspirin for OPEN Ms clinic. There is a box to drop off donations outside the main doors or they can be left on the table in the Gathering Area.

Children's Church Summer Help Needed!

If your child has been enjoying Children's Church, or if you are an individual looking for an opportunity to work with our MZ kids, we need your help! We would like to give our nursery and Sunday School teachers some time off for the summer. We am searching for families to sign up to lead Children's Church. Children's Church is about 20-30 minutes long during worship. All activities will be provided. A youth helper will be with you as well. Please use the link to sign up today!

VBS Interest Survey

We are planning to have VBS the week of July 17th, 2023 from 9:30am-12pm.  We are looking to see how many children are interested in participating and how many adults are interested in helping so that we can provide the children with a week of fun! This is NOT a registration. Click here to fill out the interest survey.

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.

District Newsletter: May 22 "The Connector"

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

Pickleball Group

Have you heard of the fast-growing sport called Pickleball? Would you like to play. Come Join us.

Next meeting: Sundays, 4-6 p.m. (Youth 12+ and adults. Under 16 accompanied by an adult)

                       Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. (Adults only)

Contact: Beth Gerberich or Marjorie Dye 

Eat, Play, Pray

Families, couples, kids and kids at heart are invited to gather for times of fun together.

Contact: Jennifer Dyer

Golf Club

This will be a social golf group, providing an outlet to those interested no matter ability. We will meet the last Sunday of the month to learn and enjoy golf, and social time before or after events.

Next meeting: TBD

Contact: Mark Gerberich, Lee Christman and Brad Beltz



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


Women’s Bible and Book Study

Six-week study beginning May 17, 2023. "Signs and Wonders: A Beginner’s Guide to the Miracles of Jesus" By Amy-Jill Levine. Amy-Jill Levine explores selected miracles of Jesus in historical and theological context. For each miracle she discusses not only how past witnesses would have understood the events, but also how today’s readers can draw meaning from Jesus’s words and actions. Levine also challenges the reader to cherish the helpers and the healed even as we cherish the healer. Amy-Jill is a respected professor and a prolific writer. Her personal joy and humor make this DVD and book study a delight.

When: Wednesdays at 10:00 am the Church

Contact: Marjorie Cossin (330)882-9658

Book Club

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 13

7p-8:30p at Montrose Zion Church

Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

RSVP to Liana Lake at leach.liana@gmail.com

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

Congratulations to all the 2023 graduates! We are excited for you and know that through hard work and reliance on God you have a bright future ahead of you. We are excited to recognize the following graduates:

Ian Alspaugh

Laura Alspaugh

Amanda Cheng

Emily Cheng

Alex Dye

Kate Dye

Andrea Fertig

Chloe Grimm

Hannah Kuo

Emma Lubes

Mission Trip

Those who are going on the mission trip this year are encouraged to get their money into Jen asap. We are excited to be less than a month away from our trip. Please keep our team in your prayers. 


The youth will be serving lunch for OPEN M on July 26th. We will meet at the church at 9am. If your student would like to serve please let Jen know at mzumcstudent@gmail.com. We need to have enough people to serve or will have to make other arrangements. 

Contact: Sharon Paige spaige@mzumc.org

The 2022/2023 preschool year has officially ended.


Registration for our 2023/2024 school year has begun!


Registration Update: Pre-K:1 opening left, 4 Year Class- 2 Openings, 3 Year Class: FILLED & waiting list started.  Please help us advertise our registration for next year!

Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook to help spread the word.

Music Ministry
Contact: Joe Leaman joeleaman@me.com

Check back for future rehearsal dates.

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.

MZUMC Financial Update

April Balance Sheet (click here)

April Income and Expense Statement (click here)

Church Calendar

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Sunday, June 4

10:00 am Worship Service

4:00 pm Pickleball

6:30 pm Troop 380 Meeting 

Monday, June 5

6:30 pm Troop 380 Meeting

Tuesday, June 6

9:30 am Tuesdays with Bill

7:00 pm Pickleball

7:30 pm AA

Wednesday, June 7

10:00 am Women's Bible Study

Thursday, June 8

Friday, June 9

Saturday, June 10

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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