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 9:00 and 11:00 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, November 21, 2021
Prayer Concerns
Dorris Benson
Cartwright Family
Cern Family
Kaye Davis
Joel Gerberich 
Lees Family
McCargar Family
Bob & Betty Ovendorf
Zak & Maria Reynolds
Sutherland Family

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

November Mission Challenge

For the month of November, we will be collecting deodorant. There is a collection box outside the front doors and a table in the Gathering Area to drop off donation.

Advent Study

We will meet Wednesdays, beginning December 1 at 6:30 pm at MZ in the Conference Room. In this 4 week study, we will be reading "The Heart that Grew Three Sizes" by Matt Rowle. Please contact Cindy Patterson for more details or if you have any questions.

Other study time options: see flyer here
  • Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, beginning November 30 via Zoom led by Rev. Bruce Hartley, email office@grangerumc.org for link
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am, beginning December 1 at Sharon Center UMC, led by Pastor Jane Piehl

Welcome Baby Dyer

We are so excited for the Dyer Family welcoming their new baby girl into the world! With all the changes a new baby brings, we would like to help take some of the load off of worrying about preparing food right now. Instead of a meal train, the family has asked for DoorDash or GrubHub gift cards. Anyone who would like to donate can send them directly to Jen Dyer at candlegrl06@gmail.com or drop them off at the church office and we will be sure to get them to the family.

Permanent Endowment

The Permanent Endowment Committee is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations. Applications are due into the church office by November 23rd and can be found here.

Acme CashBack

The Acme CashBack program has begun again! Please save your receipts dated after August 5 and put them in the box near the Welcome Center. This program will run until December 25th.

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.

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
This Sunday

For teens who have grown up having many material possessions, expressing gratitude and thanksgiving may seem old-fashioned or unnecessary. In today's American culture of excess, many teens are characterized by a sense of entitlement. You are sure to know teens who have new cell phones, unnecessarily expensive clothes, and brand new cars. Other teens have no such things.  

However, consider the following: If a household has a personal computer, one car, and a house, they are among the top 1 percent of wealthiest people in the world.  

The greatest gift of all, salvation in Christ, is not material. If Your tees have grown up in church, they may take this blessing for granted.

Key Verse:
"Teach and warn each other with all wisdom by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing to God with gratitude in your hearts." (Colossians 3:16)
Contact: Sharon Paige spaige@mzumc.org
This Wednesday, we will be serving a “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” to our preschool children to celebrate Thanksgiving together. As we watch the movie, items will be served from the movie to make this a very unique feast. We will discover the “True Blessings” of the holiday, which is not about the food.
We will be closed for Thanksgiving Break from Thursday, November 25th through Monday, November 29th.  
Registration Update: 
We still have a few available openings in our Monday-Friday Pre-K Class that we would like to fill. Please help us spread the word to neighbors, family and friends who might be interested.

Thank you to the preschool from Children's Hospital
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

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

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