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It's not too late to join the MZ Relay for Life Team! Put on your Walking Shoes to Raise Money for Cancer Research. If you are interested in learning about Relay for Life, please send Brittany Stranathan an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Fellowship Hall between services today. Signing up is easy, you'll have fun at the event (that's a promise!), and you will help save lives. Let’s make this year another success (hopefully without the tornadoes!) Relay for Life will take place May 31 at 6:30pm at Long Reach High School, We don't have a lot of time. So let's get to work.
Support Route 1 by joining or donating to our 2013 Crop Walk team. This year, 25% of the proceeds from the Greater Howard County Crop Walk will be divided between the Route 1 Day Center and the Interfaith Coalition for Compassion. The walk is June 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center. You can join or donate to our team online, or materials will be in the West Narthex. To join online, go to www.cropwalk.org, click on "find your walk", "Maryland," the Greater Howard County Crop Walk, and "join a team." Please join us!
Mt. Zion’s Support Groups Present “Free Facts” Seminars for 2013:
Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 7:30pm : ““Planning for a Smooth Lifestyle Transition”. Mt. Zion member, Chris Parr will be sharing ideas and resources for taking a pro-active approach to long-term financial planning and future lifestyle transitions. There is no charge for this seminar, but space is limited. To register, please contact Barb Jacques at email@example.com or by phone at 301-854-2324 ext. 26.
2013 team members will have their first team meeting on Sunday May 5th at 12:15 pm in Conference Room 1. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory as registration forms, insurance information and camper fees are due at that time; team photos will also be taken. If you have any questions regarding the Camp Hope program or are unable to attend the above scheduled meeting, please contact Belinda Norton at 410-997-4686 (evenings) or 410-531-4173 (daytime). Additional meetings are scheduled for Sunday, June 9th and Monday evening June 24th.
In order to provide better care for those in our congregation and community who are mourning the loss of a loved one, this summer, Mount Zion will be starting a GriefShare Group. GriefShare is a weekly seminar/support group designed to reach out to those who are grieving the death of someone close, by providing valuable information and a safe, supportive environment in which those who are grieving may share their stories and the pain of their loss. To successfully launch this new ministry, we are currently seeking male and female GriefShare group facilitators. If you are a good listener and/or have spiritual gifts such as compassion and encouragement, and are interested in learning more about this new ministry opportunity, please contact Barb Jacques at 301-854-2324 ext 26 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is that wonderful time of the year when Fellowship Care becomes Lemonade on the Lawn. Each church committee takes responsibility for hosting one Sunday during the summer. It is a delightful time to meet old friends and make new ones between 8:30 and 11:00am. (If it rains, meet us in the Fellowship Hall.)
June 2cd - Mt. Zion Youth, Karen Riggins
Stephen Ministry trains lay persons who are gifted in areas such as compassion, encouragement and wisdom, to bring Christ’s healing love to those facing difficult life situations. Those who train to become Stephen Ministers participate in a 50-hour training program, learning skills which equip them to become excellent listeners. We are currently recruiting and selecting Stephen Minister candidates for our next training program, which will begin in September. We are in need of both male and female Stephen Ministers. If you are a good listener, with a heart for reaching out to those in need, I hope that you will prayerfully consider applying to serve in this ministry. Applications can be found on the Stephen Ministry Bulletin Board, located outside of the Fellowship Hall. For more information, please contact Barb Jacques at 301-854-2324, ext 26 or by e-mail at email@example.com.