11 September 2020
Bible Study by Dr Adderley is now at 7pm each Tuesday via conference call. That number is 302-202-1106 code 738510. To get class notes and notices, email J.P. Olson, Dean of Bible Study firstname.lastname@example.org Send her your email address and cell number. In case you need assistance call Brother Tom Moore at 319-350-5538.
10 September 2020
Mt Zion has officially begun the process for the search of the next Pastor of our congregation. Please find enclosed a Congregational Self-Study Form on this website at Policies/Forms/Assignments and click on the PNC folder to download the questionnaire that we are encouraging every member to complete. One of the primary goals of the Pastor Nominating Committee is ensure that our entire congregation is involved in this process.
We ask that you please complete the questionnaire and return it to Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Attention: PNC, 6621 C Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 no later than October 2, 2020. Returning your questionnaire in a timely manner will aid the committee in moving forward with this process. A paper copy of the questionnaire will also be mailed to members with a self-addressed stamped envelope enclosed for your convenience.
We have also made it possible for those members who would prefer to complete their questionnaire online. Please copy the below Church Connect link into your browser to pull up the online form.
We thank you in advance for your participation in this extremely important endeavor.
The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC)
Dea. Lawrence Bryant
Dea. Johnny Brown (Co-Chair)
Bro. Bruce Hall (Co-Chair)
Bro. Tom Moore (Secretary)
Bro. James Clark
Sis. Harriette Cooper
Sis. Deborah High
Dea. Al Johnson
Sis. Mary Lawrence
Sis. Shakira Releford
27 June 2020 Update
There is absolutely nothing that comes upon us that God did not see long before it happens. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28). That said, Mt Zion has great news! On July 5th we will resume live in person Sunday School and Worship services in the Sanctuary only. Sunday School will start at 9:00am and will only be for the adults, however, children are more than welcome to attend with their parent(s). Church services will begin at 10:30am but we will start seating at 10:00am due to COVID 19 screening so that we can start on time. We will be following county and government guidelines closely—practicing physical distancing (because we can still be social six feet apart!), limiting capacity, and not holding children’s nursery.
In general, masks are required to be worn inside the building when moving around, hands must be sanitized upon entry and temperature checks must be taken upon entry. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will be asked to return home for the safety of themselves and others. Please see the below link and click on the first file for the policy and procedure for returning to Church for more details.
We will continue having our full online experience as well for those who want to continue worshipping with us from home. But no matter where we gather—in person or online, here or there—we’re Mt. Zion together!
Neither the State or Linn County Health Department (LCHD) recommends in-person participation of high-risk people defined as anyone over 65, anyone with underlying conditions, or anyone with exposure to or positive test to COVID 19 in the last 14 days. If you are over 65, we encourage you to participate through online methods. However, we recognize the choice is for each individual to make.
God is still in control. Trust in Him, with all your heart: And lean not unto your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Prov. 3:5,6).
Deacon Lawrence T. Bryant
10 April 2020 Update
MtZion MBC Live YouTube Channel Link:
MtZion MBC Facebook Page for Live Streaming. Click on link below and log into your Facebook aacount if necessary.
4 April 2020 Update
Bible study will begin Tuesday Noon 4/7/20 as a Live Stream from Mt. Zion. Deacon Lawrence Bryant will teach “What the Bible Says About Speaking in Tongues”. Next we will begin studying the Book of Acts on 4/21/20. The Book of Acts study books are available at the church office for $8.00 and we have limited the number of books to one per member. You must call ahead to Sister Jackson before coming to the church to pick up your copy. 319-364-6592 xt 201
Starting Sunday 4/12/20 at 9:45 Sunday School class will begin as a Live Stream. Bro. Moore and others will alternate teaching the lessons and Live Stream worship service will follow at 10:30.
24 Mar 2020 Update
Mt Zion has been reviewing a number of software Church Management tool that will allow us to facilitate urgent communications to our congregation and be more efficient in the administration matters of the Church. To this end Mt Zion has been looking into the use of a Church management solution call ChurchTrac.
This tool will enable us to manage people, groups, attendance, events, contributions and more. Additional features such as mass emailing and messaging will enable ChurchTrac to be the hub of communication for multiple ministries.
ChurchTrac’s membership management module tracks contact data, baptisms, interactions and other notes for members, visitors and prospects. Search tools allow administrators to find individuals or families in the database and create lists of people who meet custom search criteria. Additionally, members can be organized into various groups, such as small groups, committees and classes, and their communications and attendance related to those groups are tracked.
The giving module (more to come on this) provides tools to record and track contributions, pledges, and tithes. Administrators can also print tax statements for individual contributors and create comprehensive reports for reconciliation and reporting purposes.
Now in order for this to be a successful integration, I need for each Mt Zion member to complete their profile. Only you and the Church can see the data that you provide. It is imperative that all data such as email addresses and cell phone numbers be provided if you wish to receive urgent emails and text messages from the Church. The below link has been provided for you to establish your own separate login and password to complete your profile. Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated. Be Blessed!
Pre 24 Mar 2020 Announcement
To ensure the health and wellbeing of the Mt. Zion family, we encourage you to follow recent public safety health directives and remain at home from the church. At this moment all weekly activities remain suspended, but you can still participate in Sunday Worship via online streaming on Facebook, and soon to be announced YouTube. You can still submit your tithes and offerings by one of four methods:
Mail to: Mt. Zion, 6621 C Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Drop off to the church office, Monday - Friday 9 am to 3 pm
For additional questions contact: Deac Lawrence Bryant 319-210-1101