|Mt. Zion is a small, but growing, diverse and lively congregation. We have people from all walks of life at various stages of “the journey”.
Members have enriched our lives with programs from puppies patiently sitting by a pew in training for Guide Dogs for the Blind to international exchange students. Our outreach programs include Loaves and Fishes”, “Grow to Share”, in which individuals grow vegetables that are distributed to the community, and The Backpack Program which discreetly provides nutritious, child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food to chronically hungry children in every day backpacks to take home over the weekends and out-of-school times. Mt. Zion also participates in The Closet which provides undergarments, socks etc. to local elementary children arriving at school without these basic essentials.
Mt. Zion is part of Hedgesville Heritage Days in the autumn, where we host a bazaar fundraiser and give tours of our historic church. We also help area families in need within our financial means.
We embrace the arts. Mt Zion has an enthusiastic and talented choir that comforts us with tradition, but also adds a little something new each Sunday. We host musical events, including the popular dulcimer Christmas concert. With our filmmaker congregant, we hosted an interfaith screening with a local synagogue and the attendance of many from other local churches. Mt. Zion premiered her PBS documentary on the history of early Christianity in Turkey and we are now working together on a documentary on the rich history of Mt. Zion. Like our church, the film continues to be “a work in progress”.
We welcome all, young and old, to come help write the next chapter of Mt. Zion!