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, May 21, 2023

Sunday Worship

10:00 am

Acts 1:1-11

Luke 24:44-53

Children's Bulletin Ages 3+

Children's Bulletin Ages 7+

Prayer Concerns

Dorris Benson

Brummett Family

Collins Family

Davis Family

Kaye Davis

Charles Gerberich

Liming Family

Colleen Martin

Pennington Family

Totten Family

*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. 

Church Work Day

Saturday, June 3rd, 9 am to 2 pm, lunch provided! We have various projects around the church that we will be working on and need your help! We'll be planting new landscaping, washing windows and cleaning interior doors/woodwork. Sign up here!

Landscaping Crew

We will need help maintaining the church grounds following the church work day. We will be working Friday, June 2 beginning at 4 pm to prep for the work day; and then Saturdays, June 24, July 15, August 5, August 26, and September 16 from 9-11 am. We will be watering, weeding and trimming. Please sign up here to be a part of this crew.

Permanent Endowment

The Permanent Endowment Committee is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations. Applications are due into the church office by May 22nd and can be found here.

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 15 "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

This week we will be looking at how our rock, Jesus Christ, builds us up and is our firm foundation. We will be building towers and talking about how we can build together with God in our community. Key Scripture 1 Peter 2:2-10

Mission Trip Info Meeting

We will be having a mission trip informational meeting this Sunday at 12pm in the youth room. All youth who plan on coming on the mission trip should plan on attending this meeting. 

Game Night

Our next youth group game night will be this Sunday from 6:00-7:30 pm in the youth room. We will be having a mix of group and board games, (there might even be glow sticks involved) 

Graduation Sunday

We will be celebrating all of our graduates on June 4th. If your student is graduating please have them fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/s9ekzi3JHYj6jVdn6 and email a picture of themselves to mzumcstudent@gmail.com by MAY 21st. 

Contact: Sharon Paige spaige@mzumc.org

The 2022/2023 preschool year has officially ended.

What a privilege and honor it is to be a part of this wonderful preschool ministry and to work with such passionate and faithful teachers every day. For our last Mission of the Month in May, all the parents and children surprised Mr. Matt with a “Thank-full For You” can filled with colorful thank-you pictures and notes made by the children. Our wonderful families then added gift cards or $$ to each letter! What a blessing Mr. Matt is to our ministry keeping our classrooms super clean and sanitized and always staying on top of our paper towel and toilet paper needs. We LOVE you Mr. Matt!!


Registration Update: Pre-K: 3 openings left, 4 Year Class- 3 Openings, 3 Year Class: 1 Opening  Please help us advertise our registration for next year!

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

Preschool May Newsletter (click here)

May Snack and Activity Calendar (click here)

Music Ministry
Contact: Joe Leaman joeleaman@me.com

What’s next for Choir?


Pentecost! Sunday, May 28th!

We’ll sing an anthem that morning and hope you’ll consider joining us! 

Rehearsals schedule:

Wednesday May 24- rehearsal 6:45-8:00p

Sunday May 28th- warmup/rehearsal 9:00am, service at 10:00

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 - Friday

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Sunday, May 21

10:00 am Worship Service

11:00 am Sunday School Hour

4:00 pm Pickleball

6:30 pm Troop 380 Meeting 

Monday, May 22

6:30 pm Troop 380 Meeting

Tuesday, May 23

9:30 am Tuesdays with Bill

7:00 pm Pickleball

7:30 pm AA

Wednesday, May 24

10:00 am Women's Bible Study

6:45 pm Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, May 25

Friday, May 26

Saturday, May 27

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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