Our Vision: "To Humbly Serve God through Loving and Caring for Others"
Worship at MZUMC
We are excited to resume in-person worship as well as continuing to have an online presence. We will now be 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, May 2, 2021

Sunday Worship

II Samuel 12:1-9
Psalm 51:10

Prayer Concerns
Dorris Benson
Joel Gerberich
Lewis Family
Ernestine Small 
Noland Family
Dick Sutherland
Jackson Weber and Family

*Please call the church with any prayer requests or pastoral care needs
News and Opportunities to Serve

May Challenge

Honor a woman in your life by donating to the Teach Reach Bless campaign, which raises money to build a women’s dormitory at Africa University. Write the woman’s name on the flower and return it to the church so we can celebrate all the special women in our lives!

Copley High School Steel Drum Band Concert

MZUMC is hosting the Copley High School Steel Drum Band for a Community Performance. This performance will be on Thursday, May 20 at 7pm. To help limit audience numbers due to Covid, there are only 100 tickets available for this event - however these tickets are at NO CHARGE. We would love to see you in the pews listening to some island music from some talented Copley students (including 2 members of our congregation: Dylan Haywood and Lexi Saris). To get your tickets, you can email the church office at office@mzumc.org OR call/text/talk to Bethany Saris at 419-203-3540.

MZ 5K Run/Walk

In an effort to promote good health in our community, MZUMC is organizing a 5K run/walk. You can run or walk a 5K anytime in the month of May. Grab a friend and register together for the race by clicking here. Please register by May 10th. There is a suggested donation of $25 which all proceeds will be given to the Akron Canton Food Bank to help their work of providing meals for those most vulnerable in our community. 

Bible Study

Beginning this Sunday, April 25th at 11:30 am via zoom. The book is Acts: Catching Up with the Spirit by Matthew Skinner. It is a 6-week study of the book of Acts with its story of the apostles and the early church, applying its relevance to our lives today. Contact Sue Kroll if interested in being a party of this bible study.

VBS Registration and Help Needed

The children's ministry is looking for youth and adult helpers for the VBS program. VBS this year will run July 5th-9th from 9:30am-12pm. If you are interested in helping please let Jen Dyer or Cyndi Liming know. 

VBS Registration is open to the first 40 kids who sign up by clicking here.

Children's Ministry
Contact: Cyndi Liming limingcmboa@icloud.com
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
We are wanting to have a special surprise for the women of MZUMC on Mother's Day. To make this happen our youth are encouraged to follow the kids back into the gym after the children's moment this coming Sunday and next Sunday (4/25 and 5/2) to help with this special surprise.

This Sunday

This Sunday we are starting a new youth study called "Living the Resurrection." It will go through May 23rd. This class is for any youth not in the confirmation program and will meet from 11-12 at the church.


We are continuing this Sunday at 11am in the youth room if your student missed last week, it's not too late to join us as we learn about and grow in our faith.

Class of 2021!!

We are honoring our graduates (high school, college or tech program) on Sunday June 6th. If you have any graduating students, please fill out (or have them fill out) this form and return either by email or hard copy along with a picture of the graduate. All hard copy photos will be returned. All forms and photos will need to be returned by May 19th for them to be included in the worship service.

Mission Trip

For this year's mission trip we will be once again staying local. The mission experience will be June 22-24 from 8:30-5pm If your youth is interested in participating please let Jen know by June 1st.  
Contact: Sharon Paige spaige@mzumc.org
We will start off the month of May with the Letter “Z”. The children will surely stay engaged this week designing a pretend zoo, making zucchini prints, and cooking our own zebra muffins. In lieu of a “Concert For Kids” event happening this year, Mr. Joe, our fabulous Music Director here at Montrose Zion Methodist Church, will have a morning of music with the children on Wednesday. Many different instruments will be introduced and an opportunity to play some of them will add to our very special morning. I’m sorry in advance if any child comes home wanting to play the drums!

Preschool Pre-K Bible Sunday:
Congratulations to the following Pre-K children who received their bibles this week : Nate Gunkelman, Miles Laudato, Natalie Miller, Beau Reed, Luka Simcox and Livia Kish. We are all so very proud of you!
Registration Update: Pre-K: 4 openings left, 4 Year Class-  1 Opening, 3 Year Class: 2 Openings  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

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.
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