Wednesday, November 11, 2020-Veterans Day
We Remember and Say Thanks
Click to watch a video honoring our Mt. Zion Veterans. We apologize if anyone is not represented. If you would like us to update the file, send us your information and a picture to communications@mtzionumc.org.
Be an Angel and Select an Angel
How to Select an Angel This Year
Picking an Angel Tree 2020 Gift Procedures:

Mt. Zion will continue its tradition of supporting DFCS children this Christmas season. Please be in prayer for these angels and their foster families, and follow these instructions to participate in our virtual Angel Tree this year: 

Open the first link which will list the gifts to choose from. The gender and age have been highlighted in yellow. The Angel number is written in red to the left of the gift. Remember your Angel number and click on Sign Up Genius. Follow the instructions and sign up under your Angel number. 
  1. Gift List
  2. Sign Up Genius

Please return your UNWRAPPED gifts to the church office on any of the following dates:
Mondays: November 16, 23 or 30, from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday, November 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

If you have any questions, please email Janet Hamm at
Thank you for brightening the lives of our angels this year! 
Next Week on November 18
Link for Zoom Info: Click Here
A WOW Wednesday Prayer Time to remember loved ones who have left us and to give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy in our lives, our families, our church and our country. Join Mt. Zion's Prayer Ministry team at 6:30 pm on November 18 for this special prayer service. Link provided at mtzionumc.org.
Time to Nominate Faithful
for Recognition Award
Each year on UMW Sunday, 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 print and complete this linked form and mail it to the UMW mailbox no later than 12/31/20.
Mail completed forms to:
Mt. Zion UMW
1770 Johnson Ferry Rd.
Marietta, GA 30062
or, scan your entry and email to:
This form must include enough information to show the UMW Board why the person is deserving of this special recognition.
Remember to Return Your Pledge
If you are unable to access the online giving estimate, you may return the hard-copy card provided with the letter mailed out last week. If you need to request a card, please send a request to communications@mtzionumc.org.  

No one will contact you personally regarding your estimate. Nonetheless, our goal is to have every household or person who is a part of the church participate in this time of spiritual growth. Click below to fill out your card online.  
A Craft Show Alternative!
Dear Craft Show Fans, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
Mt Zion's United Methodist Women want to thank you for your past support of their Holly Jolly Craft Show! They have generally raised $25,000+, to support 43 local charities. To help them continue this support, despite cancelling the show because of the pandemic, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our 2020 Holly Jolly Fundraiser, now through December 31.
You may contribute through their Venmo account @MtZionUMW with pin 0872 or send a check made out to: Mt. Zion UMW and Mail to:

Lynn Hemby, UMW Treasurer,
2856 Interlaken Dr.,
Marietta GA 30062

For your convenience, supplies are now available to pick up at the drive-thru circle.
Please Do Not Drop filled shoeboxes off except on designated date of
November 16
Build a Shoebox (or 2 or 10)
OCC Adds Virtual Options
What is November? Among other things, it is time for Operation Christmas Child's Shoebox Ministry.
Build your shoebox just like you always have or go online to donate or build virtual shoeboxes, as an accommodation to the pandemic. Supplies (shoeboxes & tags) are available in marked containers in the circle drive-thru.
You can drop completed shoeboxes at the drive-thru on Monday, Nov. 16. Shoeboxes will be taken inside and secured on those dates only. Please don't leave shoeboxes on other dates. Contact Allyson Arthur, coordinator, with any questions by emailing
or calling 770-378-2171.
Learning Cluster Chooses
Churchwide Advent Study
The Adult Learning Cluster is excited to announce a church-wide Advent study, Almost Christmas, starting Sunday, November 29 at 9:30 am, via Zoom. This special 4-week series will be facilitated by our own Sunday school teachers, David Brigham and Doug Bush. If you are already in a class, your class may join in or choose to follow the study in your own group.
Two supporting books may be pre-ordered. The study text is $13 and the supporting book of devotions is $8. Note*, electronic editions of the books are also available to download. See below for link.
To avoid shipping charges, you may email your book orders to: communications@mtzionumc.org by November 13. Pick-up instructions will follow.

Gobble Jog Goes Virtual For
No-Hunger No-vember Race
The Gobble Jog is MUST Ministries' #1 fundraising event of the year and they have been working diligently to find ways to continue the annual Thanksgiving morning tradition. However, due to restrictions on public gatherings, the Marietta Daily Journal Gobble Jog will be a virtual race.
At the same time, MUST Ministries is experiencing the greatest food need in its 49-year history. Please sign up to run the Marietta Daily Journal Gobble Jog virtually and post your time or donate money that will provide food for your neighbors in need.
Runners and walkers choose between a 10K, 5K, 1K, Tot Trot (50 yards) or phantom runner and then run their own race anytime between November 1-26. The race cost is $35 and includes a color-wash, long-sleeved t-shirt that will be mailed after Thanksgiving.
Once registered, runners can also help raise money by letting family, friends and co-workers know the following three ways they can donate:
 
  1. Running in honor or memory of a loved one
  2. Donate a dollar to match each date of November (totaling $351)
  3. 26 Days of Thanks - post what you are thankful for on social media each day and raise money in thankfulness
All proceeds will go to provide food for the local community.
If you have questions about your registration, please click here to email us.
For more information about MUST, please visit mustministries.org.
Drive-thru Hosts Basket of
Upper Room Devotionals
The November/December Upper Rooms have arrived and will be available in large-print or pocket-sized format on Wednesday, October 21. Swing through the drive-through circle and pick up a copy anytime, while supplies last
For other options go to:
upperroom.org
Coming Up for This Sunday
This coming Sunday, November 15, meet online at 8:30 am for Live Chat Worship. Rev. Montana Hamby, will deliver the message entitled, Turn Your Gaze Upon Mercy. We will send you a link or check on Mt. Zion's YouTube Channel: MtZionUMCMarietta Church
Mid-Week Family Link & News
MID-WEEK FAMILY LINK
with Danielle

Hi friends, join me here on Tuesday evening, or whenever it works into your busy online schedules. This lesson goes hand in hand with Mrs. Jeni's children's sermon for the week.

We love and miss you and hope it's been a fantastic start to the school year!

This week: Let's Listen Together!
Above is the Mid-week Family Link document and video for November 10,
from Creative Worship director, Danielle Yoder.
Do You Have Oil Reserves?
Above: Here are links to last Sunday's Online Worship Service and
Sunday's Family Link Service with Danielle Yoder
Disaster Relief begs the question, which one? There have been so many and the hits keep coming from hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, flood, etc. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) takes a proactive stance by keeping flood buckets prepared and ready to send where they are needed. Mt. Zion's Youth will gather on Sunday, November 15 to help prepare these emergency supplies, with the leadership of Lamar Chambers, our Mt. Zion Disaster Relief Chairperson. Social Distancing will be maintained at this outdoor
North Georgia UMC News
No newsletter this week from the district but here's a link to the North Georgia Conference news.


Bishop Urges Prayer & Fasting
During This Critical 40 Day Period
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites North Georgia United Methodists to join the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference for 40 days of prayer and weekly fasting.
They began October 18, but you are invited to join in at any time. Every day, you are invited to enter into the offices of prayer, beginning the day with Wesley’s Covenant Prayer, saying the Lord’s Prayer at mid-day, and ending the day with the Prayer of St. Francis. Each Tuesday, you are invited to fast from rising up until settling down.
The season of prayer will take us from today, through election day, and lead us into Thanksgiving and the beginning of Advent. On Tuesdays, including Election Day, you are invited to abstain from food and, when you feel hunger, turn to God in prayer — viewing that yearning for food as a call to prayer. Those who are unable to fast for medical or other reasons are asked to abstain from other significant things, like social media or another habit or practice.
 Among the greatest gifts United Methodists have to give to our nation is prayer and fasting to undergird our prayers. For prayers and guidance on fasting click below:
Hitting a Homerun
from Rev. Dr. Terry Walton
Mt. Zion Worship Team Adds
Service-by-Phone Feature
Not able to worship via TV or computer video? Mt. Zion has heard from a few members who aren't connected via computer or smart TV and we wanted to searched for a way to get the Sunday worship service to them.
Thus, we have subscribed to a service called Worship Service-by-Phone. We have a dedicated phone number that our members can call and hear the whole worship service. Call any time of day or night. Each new weekly service will be uploaded by 8:30 am on Sunday and will replace the content from the previous week.
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

or Click below to give online: