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, October 22, 2023

 Sunday Worship

10:00 am

Proverbs 16:32

Titus 2:11-12

Gelatians 5:1, 7-10, 13-17, 22-26

Children's Bulletin Ages 3+

Children's Bulletin Ages 7+

Prayer Concerns

Dorris Benson

Brummett Family

Collins Family

Kaye Davis

Liming Family

Pennington Family

Jackson Wagner

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

News and Opportunities to Serve

September and October Mission Challenge

For the months of September and October, we will be collecting diapers for OPEN M. All sizes and quantities are accepted. OPEN M is currently completely out and asking for all diaper sizes; especially sizes 4, 5, 6 and adult! There is a box to drop off donations outside the main doors or they can be left on the table in the Gathering Area.

*We have collected 2,884 diapers so far!!!

Preschool Collection for Animal Shelter

Last week when the children from the preschool learned all about dogs and dog safety, we had the opportunity to count our gently used blankets, sheets, beach towels and bath towels we have been collecting for our Local Pet Rescue: so far 41! There is a bin in the main hallway if you would like to add to our collection that will be delivered to the shelter on Friday, October 27th.

Acme Cashback

It's that time of year again, Acme Cashback program has begun. Please save your Acme receipts and put them in the box on the wall behind the Welcome Center.

Lost and Found

We have a table set up in the Gathering Area that is full of items left behind. Please look through the items and see if you have left anything and take your items home. Items leftover will be donated.

Brookdale Montrose Events

Brookdale Senior Living is hosting a few events coming. See the flyers for more information on their Conversations in Aging, Medicare Seminar and Caregiver Support Group. These flyers are also available at the Welcome Center.

District Newsletter: October 2 "The Connextions"

Adult Class Opportunities

Weekly Groups:

Java & Jesus—Sundays at 11 am

Using the scriptures from Sunday's worship service, we dive deeper into them and discuss applications to our Christian lives. No preparation is needed. So come meet fellow parishioners and take part in the discussion. We meet in Room 8 in the basement at 11 am after worship.

Contact: Jo Quandt 330-714-6303

Wired Word—Sundays at 11 am - Beginning again September 10th

The Wired Word discusses big questions and scripture related to a current event each week while we fellowship with each other. No preparation needed, it is a new topic each week.

Contact: Samantha Gunkelman samevin@yahoo.com

Pickleball Group—Sundays, 4-6 p.m. (Youth 12+ and adults. Under 16 accompanied by an adult)

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

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

Contact: Beth Gerberich bgerberich825@gmail.com or Marjorie Dye marjorietdye@gmail.com 

Tuesday Morning Bible Study—Tuesdays at 9:30 am

A little history, a little theology, a whole lot of life application! Every Tuesday morning except the last of each month.

Contact: Bill Liming bliming75@gmail.com 

Women’s Bible and Book Study—Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

A combination of book and Bible Study as guided by the participant’s interests. A time for prayer and fellowship, as well. 

Contact Marjorie Cossin marjorie.cossin@gmail.com 

Monthly Groups: 

Bible and Beer Men’s Fellowship—Last Monday of the month at 7 pm

We gather the last Monday night of each month beginning in September from 7-8:30 PM at a rotation of houses. We wrestle with issues of life and faith. Bring your favorite beverage. Snacks provided (usually pizza!).  

Contact: Bill Liming bliming75@gmail.com 

Eat, Play, Pray—Sunday, October 8th 12-2 pm

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

After a summer hiatus the Eat Pray Play connect group will begin meeting again next Sunday, October 8th from 12-2pm. Anyone of any age is welcome to come for lunch, this is a group for all ages and life stages (kids, no kids, single, married, younger or wiser). Lunch is potluck style and everyone is invited to sign up for an item to bring to the lunch by click the link here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844ABA92BA7F49-44709146-october

The dates for the next few get togethers are as follows, all will be after church from 12-2pm: November 5th and December 3rd. 

Contact: Jennifer Dyer mzumcstudent@gmail.com 

Food Bank Service Team—Last Tuesday of the month at 9 am

"You found me hungry and you gave me something to eat..." Live out the words of our Savior and make a huge difference in the lives of countless people across the greater Akron area. 

Contact: Bill Liming bliming75@gmail.com 

Other Groups (meeting frequency varies):

Book Club—October 25th at 7 pm

Come together for fellowship and to discuss a good book. Our next book is "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom; optional 2nd book is "Night" by Elie Wiesel.

Contact: Liana Lake leach.liana@gmail.com 

Golf Club—Sunday, October 8, 2 pm at Mud Run

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.

Contact: Lee Christman (leechristman1@gmail.com), Brad Beltz (bbeltz11@msn.com), and Mark Gerberich (mwgerberich@aol.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+.

Sunday School Classrooms:

Sunday school is starting back up September 10th at 11 am. We are excited to learn and grow in our faith.

Nursery (Rm 112): under age 3

Rainbow Room (Rm 106): Preschool & Kindergarten

Fishes & Loaves (Rm 131): Grades 1-3

Harmony Harbor (Rm 104): Grades 4-5

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 morning we are continuing in our series called Compass. THis week we are looking at how the scripture points us to Jesus. Ultimately we read the scriptures not because we are "supposed to" but because we want to get to know and have a deeper relationship with Jesus. We will do a practical exercise using John 15. 

On Wednesday night we will be continuing on in our series called Table of Context also focused on learning and understanding scripture. This week we are going to look at the way God can use the Bible to change our lives in positive, helpful and lasting ways. 


Contact: Sharon Paige paigesharon42@gmail.com

All about Letter “E” is the focus for the children this week. “E”xtra special snacks will include Eggo’s, and of course Ms. Sharon’s famous “Green Eggs and Ham”. Ames and Zaidee will be sharing their birthday treat on Tuesday and Friday. Our centers will include counting elephants, matching colored eyes and listening to different sounds in my filled eggs.

Last week when the children learned all about dogs and dog safety, we had the opportunity to count our gently used beach towels and bath towels we have been collecting for our Local Pet Rescue: 41! There is a bin in the main hallway if you would like to add to our collection that will be delivered on Friday 27th.  

There will be no school on Monday, October 23rd due to Revere In-Service Day. 

In Chapel this week, the children will participate in all the hands-on activities in Creation Station that centered around our David and Goliath lessons before it stored away for another time!

2023/2024 School Calendar (click here)

October Snack and Activity Calendar (click here)

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

August Balance Sheet (click here)

August Income and Expense Statement (click here)

Church Calendar

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

9 am - 2 pm

Sunday, October 22

10:00 am Worship Service

11:00 am Sunday School Hour

4:00 pm Pickleball

Monday, October 23

6:30 pm Troop 380 Meeting

Tuesday, October 24

9:00 am Preschool

9:30 am Tuesdays with Bill

7:00 pm Pickleball

7:30 pm AA

Wednesday, October 25

9:00 am Preschool

10:00 am Women's Bible Study

7:00 pm Book Club

Thursday, October 26

9:00 am Preschool

Friday, October 27

9:00 am Preschool

Saturday, October 28

7:00 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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