Mount Zion Cares! Our special offering toward the disaster relief in Houston, the Gulf Coast, Florida and related areas has reached $1,937.00. Our congregational goal was $1,500. Our financial gift goes through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). Please use the special offering envelope found in the church vestibule and be generous.

Today is the Day! Our Church-Wide Picnic will be immediately following morning worship YOU are invited to join us (even if you did not sign up). Right down the street at the Roaring Run Lions Club field. The church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls & condiments. Thank you if you are bringing additional items. Please join us.

Support the Worship & Ministry of Mount Zion - We thank our faithful members and friends for their worship attendance and financial support over the summer months. As we enter the fall months and a new church program your faithful support is deeply appreciated.

The September Issue of our Church Newsletter was mailed out last week. Additional copies are on the table in the Social Hall.

The Upper Room daily devotional guide for September/October is available "free" this morning. Please take a copy. It is provided by George & Pat Beck in Memory of Loved Ones and also by Joyce Iglehart in Memory of Loved Ones. This is a wonderful resource for providing meaning daily readings and devotions.
Did You Know that our church choir members and additional singers are rehearsing every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. to prepare for our annual Advent/Christmas musical in December. We thank those of you who have made this commitment. See our church musician Leslie Gabler for more information.

Your Financial Support of our Maintenance/Building Fund is Appreciated - Over the past few months we have accomplished many important and much needed maintenance-repair projects in and around the church building. Brick work on the front and back of the building along with new hand-railing are just two of the projects. We are having the Old Westminster Pike church sign restored and we will begin new planting in the front of the church building. Every dollar you give is accompanied by volunteer labor to make our money go farther. The Church Trustees thank you for your "extra mile" financial support!

Support Our United Methodist Women and their community outreach. For only $5 you can get a 25% off shopping pass at Boscov's department store. It can be used on October 10th. For more information or to purchase a shopping pass see Linda King, Judy Piel, Joan Tighe or Barbara Hayes. Save money and support a worthy cause.

Thank You! For Our after worship fellowship coordinators! We thank those of you who accept the responsibility of being a Sunday morning "coordinator!"

Important! After Worship Fellowship. Please remember that if you are a "coordinator" at "after worship refreshments" you do not have to bring food. Simply do two things. (1) Put out the food we have on hand and (2) Clean up after the fellowship time. The Following People have agreed to be coordinators (Thank You!) for the month of September: September 17 Church Picnic, September 24 Bonnie Graham & Joyce Iglehart. We have October dates open! October 1 OPEN, October 8 OPEN, October 15 OPEN, October 22 Daisy Atkinson-Levy, Sunday October 29 DJ & Lynn Jones. To sign up for the month of October please call Linda King 410-848-8413. +

Even If You Are Not Responsible for After Worship Refreshments, please bring something for "light" after worship refreshments. A bag of chips, pretzels, crackers/cheese, soft brings. We depend on snack donations! Please make a financial donation to help with the cost of coffee and paper supplies.

The 21st Annual Carroll County Christian Men's Prayer Breakfast. All Men, Young Men and Boys are Invited. Saturday, October 7th, 8:00-10:00 a.m. See Our Pastor for Tickets - Tickets $15.00 each, Students/youth are free! Guest Speaker Tom Joyce - Top Gun Pilot/9-11 Pentagon Survivor/Pastor. A Great Breakast! Location: Pleasant Valley Community Fire Hall, 2030 Pleasant Valley Road South, Westminster

Our Semi-Annual Pancake Brunch and Auction is Coming! Saturday, October 21, 6:00-11:00 a.m. Volunteer Now! See Dan Armacost for information. Sign up on the table in the Social Hall to work the dining room. Your support is appreciated!

The Finksburg Community Farmers Market. Our last Saturday was yesterday! Thank you to everyone who made our first years such a success. A special thanks to Mark & Diana Fraser and the produce and food and craft and candy people! If you supported our local Farmers Market please share your ideas with Mark or Diana.

Our First Fall Church-Wide Fellowship Supper. The first Friday in October, the 6th of the month. 6:30 p.m. If you can bring something to share with another family please do it, but if you can't bring something, COME ANYWAY! We always have enough food. Always good fellowship! Invite someone to come with you!