Statement from the Administrative Board

July 2, 2020

A Statement from the Administrative Board of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church:

As the Administrative Board of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, we know our church to be a very warm, welcoming, and hospitable congregation. We truly love and welcome all people.  But we acknowledge that the confederate monument in front of our church is perceived by many people as offensive. For many people, the outward appearance that they see does not match the inward reality that we know. We seek to bring these two into alignment with each other. Although the monument is not on the property of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, we do call on the Monumental Association to remove their monument immediately. We call on the members of our church and community to pray for the removal of the monument and for racial healing in our community and beyond. We encourage all of us to work for racial justice.