Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Traditional Worship January 9
8:30 & 11:00 am
Worship is live in the Mt. Zion Sanctuary at 8:30 & 11:00 am. The 11:00 am service is livestreamed on YouTube. This service is provided for those still in quarantine or not able to attend, a link for viewing the live streamed service is below.
Link to January 9 Sanctuary Service
Livestream on YouTube
January 9 Printable Bulletin (as of today)
This will be your link for the upcoming Sunday Service. For previous videos, go to YouTube and find all services at our channel: mtzionumcmarietta. Subscribe to our channel and you will be notified by YouTube about upcoming videos.
The Summit will be back in the Chapel on Sunday, January 9 at 9:00 am
The Summit is live on Facebook Live at 9:00 am
WOW Dinner Will Return
February 2, 2022
Wednesday night dinner fans can look forward to the return of WOW Dinner on February 2nd. See the website calendar for full details.

Meals will be provided to those home bound and in need.

Mt. Zion has worked hard to keep prices down but, in order to come closer to actual costs, the price will be rising by a modest $1. Kids, ages 5 and under, will still eat free. Elementary and middle school students will pay $5. High school students and adults will pay $7. The Family Max is $25.
Lectionary Class Resumes
for 5-Week Winter Session
Beginning on Wednesday, February 2, Rob Kabel returns to facilitate a 7-week Lectionary Study Class in the Upper Room, 6:15 to 7:15 pm. Drop-in as you are able or attend them all. Each weekly lesson stands alone
Deepen your understanding of weekly sermons and follow the liturgical year by attending and discussing the weekly Sunday verses.
What's a lectionary, you ask? Click the button below for an explanation and a free download of the Discipleship Ministries 2022 Revised Common Lectionary – Sundays & Special Days.
New HeART Strings Program
from Aloha for Aging, Inc.
We are excited to announce Aloha to Aging, Inc., an area non-profit, will be providing their NEW Program, HeART Strings, a Dementia-based 8 week Music and Art Exploration Program at Mt. Zion UMC, starting mid-January. They have teamed up with a music therapist, along with talented area musicians and artists to provide a therapeutic, exploration, and engaging experience for those dealing with individuals diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer's. Participants will enjoy live music of varying genres, multiple art forms, all set to a theme to enhance this multi-sensory experience.
Caregivers of participants will be offered 3 educational opportunities while the care recipient is in session. (Aging 101 Simulation Program, Caregiver Support Group, and Fireside chat with the Alzheimer's Association.)
Cost: $50 for an 8-week session **There are limited spaces and pre-assessments are required for participation.
To learn more about this and other Aloha to Aging, Inc. programs please join us for their Open House Tuesday, February 1st from 10:00 am-12:00 pm in the Mezzanine / Seekers classroom. If you are unable to make the open house you can email them at info@alohatoaging.org or go on their website www.alohatoaging.org.
Adventures in Christian Health & Wellness Class Postponed
Please note that the January 13th Adventures in Christian Health and Wellness has been postponed.
Roberta Grimme Retires
Mt. Zion’s Communications Director, Roberta Grimme, retired at the end of 2021. We would like to thank Roberta for her eight years of service, keeping us all in the loop with church happenings, and offer an opportunity to say thank you at a reception on Sunday, January 9, 2022, following the 11 o’clock service. SPRC hopes you will join us to celebrate Roberta.
PJ Pack Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
The Outreach Cluster is once again collecting pajama packs for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. The PJ Pack Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston provides a PJ Pack (pajama set, pair of underwear, and pair of socks).  CHOA’s Social Work team distributes them to children & families throughout the hospital who encounter unexpected and lengthy stays and need an extra set of clothes. While all sizes are appreciated, the most urgent need is for larger teen/young adult sizes X and XL.
Ziplock bags with the instructions will be outside the Narthex, along with the blue collection bins in the drive-through and by the elevator, beginning December 12. They will be collecting the entire month of January. Last year they collected 111 PJ Packs. This year they hope to surpass that number.
2022 Flower Chart Arrives
Sign Up for Dates in New Year
Beginning this month, the flower chart for 2022 is on display in the Narthex for you to choose dates for Sunday altar flower arrangements. Dates are available first come, first serve. One center arrangement is preferred and Marietta Flowers is recommended because they have access to the building for delivery. Departure from these norms is allowed but call the office M-Th, 9-Noon to OK your changes.
Your dedication information will be printed in the Sunday bulletin.
2021 Award Winners were Kay Anderson, Trudie Donovan and Lynn Capland. Who will be next?
It's Time for UMW Awards
Nominate Your Candidate
Each year at UMW WOW Dinner, Mt. Zion's UMW recognizes three members of our congregation for their service to the church and community.  Nominees must be members of Mt Zion who have distinguished themselves through their service in a variety of ways.
 
To submit a nomination for this special award, please complete this form and place it in the UMW mailbox no later than 1/3/2022. This is a nomination and must have enough information to show the Board why this person is deserving of this Special Recognition.

Seeking Acolyte Sign-ups
For Traditional Worship
Worship Cluster is seeking acolytes to assist at 11:00 am worship services, beginning September 12. Asking all middle school and high school youth (or their parents) to sign up following the link below. Anyone can sign up even if they need training. That can be arranged.
Who among us doesn't secretly want to use a candle snuffer?
Our Pastors & Lay Leader Suggest Using Masks
Friends and Servants of Mt. Zion,
In light of the resurgence in the Covid situation, the pastors and other church leaders have decided to wear masks indoors at church routinely, except as necessary to conduct worship effectively, etc. We would encourage you to do the same in prudent care of our church and surrounding community. 
Every individual will have to make a personal decision in this regard. However, we believe this is a reasonable measure, and our best option to do what we can to prevent ongoing spread of the virus while we continue to worship, fellowship, and serve together.
In Christ,
Harden Hopper & Tracy Wheelis
In Case You Missed our Live Service
Click on Image for YouTube Video
Above: Here's the link for Last Sunday's January 2) online Worship Service.
Link to Bulletin with prayer concerns: Printable Bulletin
UMW Board Meeting- Monday, January 10 at 7:00 pm, via Zoom call **changed**

Yarn Spinners - Will meet at 9:30 am on Tuesday, January 4 at Mt. Zion. Email
Karen Kuntz for information (pwtrk@hotmail.com)

Early Birds - The Early Bird Circle will meet on January 11th at 9:45 am on Zoom rather than the Youth Center. Deborah Stewart will be presenting our program. If you are not a member of Early Birds and would like to join us for this meeting, please send an email to Pam Parlier, pparlier@bellsouth.net, with your email address. 

Susanna Circle - will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 11 for a soup dinner and to plan the year. A great time to join and start attending a circle. They socialize, support, and participate in charity projects. April Conaway, 2709 Ravenoaks Place in Chimney Springs, Marietta 30062 770-993-3095 landline. Please be welcome!

Keepsake Quilters - They will meet on Tuesday, January 18 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.

Tiny Stitches - will meet on Thursday, January 20 in the Upper Room at 9:30 am. Contact Linda Hargis with questions at lehargis@bellsouth.net.
North Georgia & Global UMC News
No newsletter this week from the district but here's a link to the North Georgia Conference news.


A Righteous Wind
from Rev. Dr. Terry Walton
Your Giving is Appreciated
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Mail to:
Mt. Zion UMC
1770 Johnson Ferry Rd.
Marietta, GA 30062

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