Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Family Movie Night - July 23 Featuring Luca!
With summer winding down to a close, what better way to spend time with family and friends than a free movie?! Join us in The Family Life Center on July 23 for a special big screen showing of Disney Pixar's LUCA. Doors up at 6:00, with the film set to begin at 6:30. Bring a chair, blanket, dinner, or friends! We have the popcorn!
This Sunday - July 25
One Live Service
at 11:00 am
with message from Rev. Debra Stewart
Worship is live (also live streamed on YouTube) in the Mt. Zion Sanctuary. No registration required. "Overflow" seating remains in the Gym for more spacious social distanced seating. For those still in quarantine or not able to attend, a link for viewing the live streamed service will be emailed or available on-demand after YouTube processes it. Sunday School classes are free to meet and the building will be open by 9:00 am.
A Bitter Sweet Send-off on Sunday
Danielle's Big Day!
Sunday July 25
Lunch to follow Church
Nothing is harder to do than to see a beloved friend embark on a new journey. While we are filled with sadness to wish Danielle good luck in her new role, we also want to ensure that we get to see her off well! Join us for a Farewell Potluck Lunch following service on Sunday, July 25.
We love you and will miss you so much Danielle, but we wish you all the best!!!
Chad Yochum Joins Staff as
Summit Worship Leader
We are excited to announce that Chad Yochum will be officially joining the staff of Mt. Zion UMC as the Summit Worship Leader, beginning in August! Let’s show up big on August 1 to give Chad a Summit-sized welcome to our service! We want to welcome his family, Sophia and Dylan, as well!
Chad joins us after playing in praise bands of both Maple Avenue UMC and Wesley Chapel UMC. Chad is well known in the Marietta community for his live performances and music career. We are excited to welcome him on board with us this fall!
The Summit returns on August 1! Mark your calendars for 9:00 in The Chapel!
Email your welcomes and messages to him at :
Eat This, Not That!
While we get back to "normal" from times of quarantine, do you need to get back to eating right? Did you put on COVID 5, or 10 or 19?
Join Richard Dumont on Thursday August 12 at 11:00 am in the Upper Room to start thinking about changing your unhealthy habits.
Contact Richard with questions at

Return of 3 Worship Services
Not This Sunday, But Next!!!
Pastor Harden Hopper and Mt. Zion's Lay Leader, Mrs. Tracy Wheelis, have revealed plans to resume our pre-pandemic worship schedule on August 1. Two traditional services at 8:30 and 11:00 am will resume in the Sanctuary. A re-imagined modern worship in the chapel will start the same day at 9:00 am.
Outreach Cluster Christmas in July
Gets a Jump on Filling Shoeboxes
Filler Items Collection July 1-31
This year, due to the continued worldwide pandemic, the need for shoebox gifts is greater than ever! Mt Zion's Outreach Cluster is getting a jump on expanding our shoebox ministry, to show children around the world just how much Jesus loves them even in this trying time.
Outreach Cluster will be collecting the most needed items from the list below to make extra shoeboxes. Covered collection bins will be available at the drop-off circle, July 1-31.
  •         Toothbrush covers/holders
  •         Bar Soap and soap cases
  •         Mini Flashlights w/batteries
  •         Blue and red pens
  •         Crayons (no larger than 24 count)
  •         Girls Hairbands, ties & clips
  •         Child’s medium t-shirt (6-8)
  •         Hacky Sack Balls
  •         5 x 7 lined writing pads
  •         Paddle Ball Games
If you have any questions, please contact Allyson Arthur at: 770-321-1910 or email her at:
Stay tuned for details for when you can turn in your personal shoeboxes in November
Back to The Summit Worship
Can You Lend Them a Hand?
We are excited about returning to the Chapel, next Sunday on August 1, to worship with The Summit! Our new worship leader, Chad Yochum, is currently looking for volunteers to join him on Sunday mornings to help fill out the band! We need your voice and musical abilities to help make The Summit an exciting and welcoming place to be! Sign up here and let us know your special talents! Even if you are not ready to be onstage, you might consider assisting with our Audio/Visual Team! You can help the band right from the comfort of your pew by ensuring the lyrics follow along with the songs!
Sign up and join us!
Mt. Zion Chancel Choir
Seeks Your New Voices
Have you been thinking about joining the Chancel Choir? Well, right now would be a great time to do so! During these summer months there is no midweek rehearsal and we are singing favorite hymns from the United Methodist Hymnal that we have known and loved since we were children. So, please join us!! We rehearse each Sunday morning at 10:15 in the Choir Room and we sing at the 11:00 service. If you have further questions or need more information, please contact our music director, Paul Fletcher. We hope to see you soon!!! 
WOW Dinner Returns Aug 11
Did you enjoy our Summer WOW last week? Will it help you hang on until WOW Dinner returns for the year? Good only have to wait until August 11, when WOW Dinner returns. WOW Dinner with programs will return the following week on August 18, so watch for more information about classes, small groups and prayer events in upcoming newsletters.
A Family Prayer Team Event
Announcing plans for a special Prayer Team Event to blanket our teachers, students, administrators and well...everyone involved in the back-to-school process, with our prayers. Stay for a light lunch in the gym, following the 11:00 am service on Sunday August 1 and "Pray Them All Back to School". Families will receive special prayer kits and group prayer will send our loved ones out with an extra shield of protection as they begin the new year. An RSVP is requested for meal planning and the Sign-up-Genius list will be posted next week.
Trinity River Band Returns
Pack the Picnic Baskets
You bring a picnic supper and your family, Mt. Zion supplies the Music, brought to you by The Trinity River Band. Pick a spot for your blanket or lawn chairs in the Pumpkin Patch and enjoy a summer evening with your church family. Gather at 5:00 pm and music will begin at approximately 5:30 pm for this early evening event, allowing for the young ones their early school-night bedtime. Beverages will also be provided. No registration is necessary.
Summer Sunday School is Back
Week 6 Coming Up July 25
Week 7 & 8 added, Aug 1 & 8
Adult Learning Cluster announces the return of their popular Multi-generational Summer Sunday School. This year's study is based on The Chosen, an acclaimed series about the life of Jesus, which is available free, on Peacock TV.
The class begins, promptly at 10:00 am, leaving time beforehand if individual classes would like to meet in their own rooms for social time. Classes are then invited to recess to the gym for this joint study, hosted by the Pairs and Spares class. Breakout discussion groups will keep classes in tact.
Laura Wheeler and Helen Geesey will share the facilitator role and there will be brief video clips from the show to support the weekly lesson. Participants are encouraged to watch season one episodes to gain a more complete picture of the study materials.
Weekly lessons will stand on their own, allowing drop-in attendance as your summer schedule permits. Email with questions.
In Case You Missed Our Live Service
Above: Here is the link for Last Sunday's (July 18) online Worship Services.
Link to Bulletin with prayer concerns: Printable Bulletin
Mt. Zion's UMW Has published the vendor applications for the 2021 UMW Craft Show. Were you creative during your time in quarantine? Or does someone you know want to reserve a booth for the November 12 & 13 event? Click here for an application

Keepsake Quilters will meet on Tuesday July 20 at 10:00 am at Tiny Stitches Quilt Shop, 2518 East Piedmont Road Marietta, GA 30062. For information please call Elaine Otterbourg at 404-655-0198 or Lynn Hemby at 770-642-9647.

UMW Board Meeting- The next meeting is Monday, August 2 at 7:00 pm via Zoom.

Yarn Spinners - Will meet at 9:30 am on Tuesday August 3 at Mt. Zion. Email Karen Kuntz for information (

Early Bird Circle- will meet the Second Tuesday of August, August 10, at 9:30 am in the Youth Center at Mt Zion UMC. The speaker will be Samatha Hassler, the Volunteer Resource Coordinator of the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services. Topics will include the Secret Santa Program and how they interact with our Angel Tree Program.

Tiny Stitches- will meet on Thursday, August 19 in the Upper Room at 9:30 am. Contact Linda Hargis with questions at
North Georgia & Global UMC News
No newsletter this week from the district but here's a link to the North Georgia Conference news.

Eye Opening
from Rev. Dr. Terry Walton
Your Giving is Appreciated
Remember, you can mail your gifts and offerings to the church office or you can give online.
Mail to:
Mt. Zion UMC
1770 Johnson Ferry Rd.
Marietta, GA 30062

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