The United Methodist Men (UMM) of Mt. Zion have come together to assist those in need - elderly; shut-ins; etc. - around the house. This could be...
  • Yard Work - mowing, trimming, maintenance, etc.
  • Fixin' of Stuff - light painting, repairs, inside/outsite the house, etc.
  • What do you really need help with? (hint...just email us, see below).

​  Please contact Bryan Meredith ( bryan.d.meredith@gmail.com ) and we will figure out how to assist you.

Camp Hope

  This Event is extremely popular for the youth! Camp Hope participants go out each day into the surrounding Appalachia area to perform home repair and renovation projects for those in need of financial or physical assistance. Campers are housed at Frostburg State University, along with youth and adults from many churches throughout the Baltimore Conference. The youth experience mission work first hand during the day and participate in worship and fellowship in the evening. Youth sign-ups are posted in the spring.  Eligible youth must be age 14 by June 25th.

  For sign up, contact Debby Klopp for more information at

Christian Services of Howard County (Thrift Shop)

  Over the years, Mt. Zion and its members have faithfully supported this local mission which serves those in need in Howard County, working with social services and other groups.  Your donations of clean clothing and undamaged household articles keep it in operation. The following Mt. Zion members are regular volunteers:  Bill Adams, Carol Cantelo, Francis Colvin, Judy Johnson, Joan Morrill, Jeannette Rhoad, Scott Gebhardtsbauer, Lenore Holt, Connie Kolpack and Margaret and Jerry Rose. Mt. Zion is requested to provide extra volunteers in December, April and August.

  The following items are always in need for the pantry:  cleaning and laundry supplies, paper towels, toilet tissue, 1 lb. packages of meat for the freezer, peanut butter and jelly, canned foods and meats.  A basket is located in the east narthex for your contributions. The Thrift Shop is located at 3726 Pine Orchard Lane, Ellicott City, just north of Rt. 40 and 1 block west of Centennial Lane. The Thrift Shop is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 10am-1 pm.  Contact office@mtzionhighland.com  for more information.
Open Door Food Pantry

  We distribute food & staples to individuals and families in need.  This is open to everyone.  Meets 3rd Saturday of each month.  Contact Carol Hill at opendoorsfoodpantry@gmail.com  

Rebuilding Together 

  Mt. Zion UMC participates each year in Rebuilding Together. Please go to the following link for more information: https://rebuildingtogether.org  about RebuildingTogether day of service helping a local homeowner with home repairs. All skill levels welcome. Contact Allison  or Kathy at  office@mtzionhighland.com
Shepherding Teams

  One of our oldest and most-beloved care-giving ministries, Mt. Zion's Shepherding Teams are the hands and feet of Christ to members and friends experiencing life challenges.  From providing meals to new moms and those recovering from illness, surgery, or hospitalization; to coordinating funeral receptions and transportation to church or medical appointments, these teams are on-call and ready to reach out whenever there is a need.  Meets weekly.  For on-call schedule, contact Betty Cashmark at  office@mtzionhighland.com

Winter Shelter

  For one week (Sunday night to following Sunday morning), we operate a cold weather shelter for homeless men from the Laurel area in the Fellowship Hall.  A hot dinner and breakfast are served and each person receives a bag lunch.    Transportation between Laurel and Mt. Zion is also provided.  We also try to provide Bible study after dinner.  We typically have 24 to 32 residents each night.  Approximately 120 members are involved in this ministry each year, preparing and serving meals, providing bag lunches, acting as coordinators and overnight monitors.  Winter Shelter is March 3-March 10.  Volunteer signups are at Sign-up Genius. Please go to Outreach page to signup.