Spring is in the air and with it new life is springing up and bringing a freshness that encourages and lifts our spirit. Not only is this true with the season but at Mt. Zion Baptist Church also. Four visitors accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior on Easter Sunday which automatically brings new life to our church. We are refreshed and encouraged by knowing that new life in Christ is springing up in their hearts.
Spring brings revival as well. We will start our week of revival services with "Friend Day" on April 17 where we will invite our friends, family, and neighbors in to see what we are all about here at Mt. Zion with light refreshments following the morning service. Pastor Mike Allison will be preaching all week with the nightly services beginning at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, April 21 at 5:30 during the week of revival is a "Community Open House" where we will have tours, ministry spotlights, & a complimentary fried chicken meal. We are looking forward to a great week with fellowship, great food, and the Holy Spirit working in peoples’ lives.
Spring is always so exciting here at Mt. Zion. There is never a dull moment. Not only do we have revival coming up but Pete Heisey missionary to Romania will be updating us on the work being done there and a few Christians colleges will come in to present their schools. Our children’s ministry will be having their Pine Car Derby on April 30th and all the planning and preparations for our Mother/Daughter banquet on May 7th has begun. A prize will be given for the best western dressed girl there. In addition to these ministries we also have our regular ministries: Master Club, Teen Time, Operation Saturation (our soul-winning program), and Ambassadors (senior citizens), just to name a few, continuing to be busy serving the Lord.
A Look Ahead
June will be filled with preparations for camp. The theme is “The Ultimate CAMPaign Adventure” and the theme verse is Colossians 1:18“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
Vacation Bible School is big here at MZBC! Children come from all over the county and some from Maryland and Lancaster County too! The Lord has used this ministry to win both children and adults to Christ. It is a great week set apart to focus on explaining the Gospel to children that they may have eternal life. Matthew 19:14“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
If you are looking for a church that is Bible believing and preaching, that is busy serving the Lord and seeking to win the lost to Christ, come and visit us at MZBC. Anytime is a good time to visit us however, the week of revival, Friend Day, and Community night are especially set aside for visitors.
A Look Back Looking back over the Christmas season it is a joy to be a part of MZBC. There are so many activities going on that focus on Jesus Christ and encourages when it can be so easy to get lost in all the hustle and bustle that comes with...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
September has been a busy and exciting month at MZBC. We just finished our "Family Conference" with Dr. Randy and Shirley Starr. It all went too fast! On the 27th we had a baptismal service with 8 being baptized! Our Missions Conference is in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
July has been an exciting month. With the excitement of Camp over, we as a Church turned our focus to Vacation Bible School. This year our theme was "Come build with Us." Many children came and participated in the week of Bible teaching and fun.
MZBC hosted Prison Camp - Break Free this summer. Our camp runs a full week in June and many fellowshipping Churches participate. It is one of the highlights of our Church's year. Guest speakers Pastor Bishop and Todd Wright as well as a few...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The summer months are some of the busiest around our Church. MZBC Camp is just around the corner in June and following that will be Vacation Bible School. We have a number of other Baptist Churches that join us for our week of Camp. This...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
It has been good to see an increase in attendance as we come out of the winter months. We have new visitors in the service it seems weekly. Recently, we have seen a few young couples come our way and begin attending the Church. God has been good.
March was a great month at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. This time of the year is a time of preparation for the busy spring and summer months. We had a wonderful "Friend Day" the last week in March. Many of our people saw friends come this year. It...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Things are picking up for MZBC. There is an anticipation of Spring and good weather. Operation Saturation, our Church's evangelistic outreach has been well attended and there has already been fruit seen in souls being saved. Many of our members...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The annual theme for MZBC in 2015 is "Rise up and Build." As a Church, we desire to see God do great things in this New Year. We would like to see individuals "build" their walk with God. We would like to see fathers and mothers "build"...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
December was an exciting month for MZBC. Some of the highlights included, the Children's Christmas Cantata, our annual Christmas Cantata, and a York Galleria Mall Sing. The Christmas Cantata was "Ten Thousand Hallelujahs" and 5 adults trusted...[ abbreviated | read entire ]