Local Missions

Mt. Zion Mission Statement - “To make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

Called into being by God's grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church is a dynamic and diverse church family. We reach out to all people in Christ's name in an exciting ministry of help, hope, and healing. In addition to our active mission work Mt Zion financially support annually: "Murphy Harpst, AldersGate, Methodist Children's Home, Wesley Woods, Mt Top for Boys and Homeless in Cobb County.

We challenge each other to discover, develop and use our God-given gifts and graces in loving witness to the world. We experience the joy of God's promises and celebrate the miracle of God's presence. God's invitation to every believer is to join Him in mission to others. 


"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Mark 10:45

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Blankets of Blessings

Blankets of Blessings is a group people who meet two times a month, on the second and fourth Wednesday's from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to make fleece blankets. These blankets are given to people in the community who may be in need. We have donated to Murphy Harpst Children's Home and the Methodist Children's Home in Decatur, Georgia, in addition to others.
Come join us.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: We will take the months of June and July off and resume with new fleece and new energy in August Coordinator Sandy Stoudenmire 770-971-1465

Family Promise

Family Promise® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping low-income families in transition achieve sustainable independence. Since it was founded in 1986, Family Promise has established 182 affiliates in 41 states with the support of 6,000 congregations. Its proven approach has helped nearly 80% of guest families’ secure permanent housing within 63 days. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church is one of 13 founding churches of Family Promise of Cobb County. We are committed to maintaining human dignity as families work to transition to stable housing and improve their quality of life. We strive to keep families together and support them by offering nutritious meals, safe shelter and loving encouragement. If you are interested in seeing the Family Promise of Cobb County in action, please LIKE them on facebook. Coordinator Joy Jones 770-597-1114 Family Promise Cobb Facebook How You Can Help Pray! Donate! Volunteer! Pray Please pray for our guest families, the more than 50 volunteers that serve each host week, and the overall mission of Family Promise. Donate We need many items ranging from diapers to toiletries to food supplies. Financial donations are used for host week expenses and to purchase items for families moving into their own housing. Please contact the appropriate volunteer coordinator listed below to get our complete list and help us care for our guest families. Your donations are appreciated! Volunteer There are many ways individuals, groups and families can get involved – all ages, abilities and availabilities are welcome! This is real-time, real-world Christian outreach at its best. The life you touch could be your own. Contact the appropriate volunteer coordinator listed below to see where you would like to help out. Volunteer opportunities include:
Overnight host, dinner/hospitality host, set up and take down room teams, van drivers, tutor, day center office volunteer.
Overnight and dinner hospitality hosts are required to attend a one time mandatory host orientation. Family Promise Host Volunteer trainings are every 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Family Promise Day Center on the property of St. James Episcopal, from 7-9 pm. If we do not have four people signed up we will cancel the training. Please have volunteers contact training@familypromisecobbcounty.org or Camilla at 404-556-5465. Trainers may also be scheduled to provide training at your congregation if needed. If you are volunteering or plan to volunteer at any point in the future, please email David Brigham at wdbrigham@yahoo.com or email Joy Jones at joybjones@comcast.net or leave a note in the Family Promise mailbox outside of the church office.

Hope Atlanta

Part of the N. GA Conference of the UMC and founded in 1963, Hope Atlanta has provided help and hope to those hurting across north Georgia. Services provided:
Hunger relief through emergency food (partnership with Feed the Hungry Foundation)
Transitional, supportive, and permanent housing, with a focus on veterans
Adult and child education services Many volunteer opportunities! Tom Hargis 770-992-7354

MUST Ministries

Mission: "Serving our neighbors in need...transforming lives & communities in response to Christ's call." Founded in 1971 by a Methodist pastor, MUST is a volunteer driven organization that serves the basic needs of individuals, families and children in Cobb and Cherokee counties. Services provided:

  • Emergency housing & food/meals
  • Basic clothing needs
  • Job placement
  • Summer lunch program for children
  • Many volunteer opportunities!
MUST contact information Visit MUST Ministries

Weeks Coupon Cutters

A group of men and women meet once a month to cut coupons from recent newspapers and magazines—both food and non- food. The coupons are then sent to military bases where they are used by personnel to purchase items up to six months past the expiration date. Contact: Ernie Carlson 770-971-6044 How You Can Help The group meets every first Wednesday. Meetings start at 10:00 am in room 201. If you can help you only need to show up but if you have questions, call Ernie Carlson. Your coupon donations are always needed and appreciated as well!

Foster Care Closet

Outreach's Local Missions Group has designated a closet for this new Foster Care Closet Ministry to benefit the United Methodist Children's Home Foster Care Program. Everyday in the state of Georgia, an abused, neglected, or abandoned child or youth is introduced to foster care. Almost all of these children and youth will enter in the foster care system with only the clothing they are wearing. The Foster Care Closet at Mt. Zion UMC strives to support all foster children and families through additional support, serving as a resource center for those in need. We provide new clothing and necessities to foster children and their families throughout the duration of their time in the foster care system, at NO COST to the families. Join us for a summer celebration of food and fellowship, and help support our Foster Care Closet. We are collecting new infant & toddler clothing, new children’s clothing sizes 4T-children’s size 16, and gift cards from Target, Walmart, and Old Navy. Donations may be brought to the church office during Sunday Services or during weekday office hours. Please clearly mark that donations are for the Foster Care Closet. Contact: Coordinator Karen Hopper 770-971-1465

Angel Tree

Organizes the collection of Christmas gifts for approximately 100 children in need. Committee members help with putting up and taking down the Angel Tree, writing Christmas wishes on paper angels and sorting the gifts when they are returned to the church. Contact: Church Office How You Can Help Every year Mt Zion participates in Angel Tree, helping provide Christmas gifts to children in need. This year we are giving to the children in the Cobb County Foster Care Service and the opportunity is coming earlier than ever. As a family, we encourage you to pick your angel with care, shop as a family, and then pray for those children that will receive the gifts. Here’s what to do:

  1. Pick an angel from the tree. Please record the angel’s number and your name and email address on the provided poster.
  2. Shop over the following few weeks.
  3. Return the gifts to the Youth Center, UNWRAPPED, and labeled with the angel number.
  4. Volunteer to help sort and package gifts directly after the last service in November.