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MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 901 S. Westover Blvd. Albany, Georgia Dr. Daniel Simmons, Senior Pastor Office: Fax: Mt. Zion s website is ANNOUNCEMENTS
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MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 901 S. Westover Blvd. Albany, Georgia Dr. Daniel Simmons, Senior Pastor Office: Fax: Mt. Zion s website is ANNOUNCEMENTS JULY 19, 2015 DEACON AND DEACONESS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY: Date Deacon Deaconess July Willie McMillian Cynthia McMillian July Michael Satchell Penny Mallory July Sammie Ratcliff Dianne Boges July 26-Aug. 01 Roger Trent Odessa Trent * * * * * * * * WEEKLY PRAYER SCHEDULE: Women s Prayer Group Tuesday 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Early Morning Prayer Group (1905 MLK Site) Wednesday 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. Men s Prayer Group (1905 MLK Site) Thursday 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Intercessory Prayer Group Saturday 10:00 a.m. Special requests may be submitted on prayer request cards and placed in Prayer Request Box located on the table across from Greeters Desk (Westover Entrance of Church) or your request to: * * * * * * * * YOUTH BANK The Youth Bank will be OPEN every Sunday after the 10:15 a.m. Worship Service (from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.) unless we announce that it will be CLOSED. Our children are our future; let us teach them to SAVE. PASTOR S OBSERVATIONS Book of the Month : Transforming Your Church Into A House of Prayer By: P. Douglas Small ISBN#: Scriptures of the Month of JULY: July 19, 2015 Ephesians 4:31-32 PHOTO RELEASE FORM Attention all parents of Mount Zion s youth: The Media Ministry along with Sis. Hyacinth Wright, MZ s webpage manager needs you to fill out a Photo Release form and submit it to the office. This form is necessary to have on file at the church, giving your permission for photos of our youth engaged in the various ministry activities to be posted on the mtzionofalbany.org website. Thank you in advance for giving this matter your immediate attention. Broadcast Services Walking in the Light *Note Additional Airing Times and Broadcast Stations Channel 15 (Mediacom Albany, Georgia) Sunday at 5:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. WSST DT 51 DISH TV 51 Direct TV 55 Radio Broadcast WZBN FM (Albany, Georgia and surrounding areas) Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY For a new start, ask God for a new HEART. REGRETS The Funeral Services for Mr. Arthur Bryant, the brother of MZ Member Andrea Bryant, brother-inlaw of MZ Member Thedis Bryant, and cousin of MZ Member Richard Williams were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Bethany United Church of Christ in Thomasville, Georgia. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family. NOTES OF THANKS FOR REGRETS We sincerely thank you for the outpouring of prayers, phone calls, s, cards, floral arrangements, and other thoughtful act of kindness during our Season of Bereavement in the passing of beloved father and grandfather, Mr. James A. Jones. May God continue to richly bless you all. Andrew, Jackie, Bradley and Camille Floyd Mt. Zion Baptist Church Family: It was nice of you to think of me in this time of sadness. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Annette P. Davis GENERAL NOTE OF THANKS In the spirit of sincere gratitude, I thank you for your prayers, encouragement, generosity, and other acts of kindness that helped me to become a proud member of the Albany State University Class of Love, Bradley J. Floyd THE MT. ZION MALE CHORUS IN CONCERT SINGING FOR CHRIST SUNDAY, JULY 26, :00 P.M. The Church Sanctuary For more information, please contact Minister Alonzo Maddox, Director at or Dr. T. Marshall Jones, Minister of Music at CHILDREN S CHURCH If you love children between the ages of 6-10 and would like to provide them an opportunity to spark a fire of passion for Christ in their hearts, experience meaningful worship, and prepare them to honor God throughout their early life you are wanted. It's held every Sunday in the Multipurpose Room from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. during the general worship service. Please contact: Minister Dr. Alegra or Reverend Lula MARRIAGE MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT JACOB CHAPEL AND MT. ZION MARRIED COUPLES RETREAT 2015 This year, the Jacob Chapel and Mt. Zion Married Couples Retreat will be in beautiful Destin, Florida on September 10-12, While we are still in the planning stage, we need an approximate number of attendees from Mt. Zion who plan to join us on the retreat. It is very important that we hear from you as soon as possible or no later than Tuesday, July 14, 2015 to help us determine the amount of meeting space needed and the total retreat cost per couple. For additional information, please contact: Chuck Floyd at or Walter Hayes at ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? Join Albany Technical College and the City of Albany for an informational session to explore options for individuals who are looking for a career change. The information sessions will be held at the Albany Civic Center. Please pick up a flyer at the information desk for dates and time. ALBANY FIRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS RHYTHM, RIDES, & RIBS FIREFIGHTERS BBQ COOKOFF 5 TH Annual Children s Safety Education Day To Support the Give Burns The Boot Campaign and the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. JULY 25, :00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. SAM S CLUB Safe House/Safety Pup/Moon Bounce/Face Painting/Mini Fire Trucks/Childrens ID Kit/Live Entertainment/BBQ Plates/BBQ Competition/Prize Drawings FAMILY FUN DAY Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation * * * * * * * * SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT CD s from Revival at New Hope Full Gospel Ministries are still available at the Zion Store! Get your copies of Then, Holler Back, and When Sunday Comes. CD s are $5.00 each or all three for $12.00! All proceeds will go to the New Hope Full Gospel Ministries. THE PERFORMING ARTS MINISTRY GOT SKILLS??? We are looking for people with drawing and graphic skills, advertising, public relations experience, telecommunication skills and people who are computer savvy. THE PERFORMING ARTS MINISTRY NEEDS YOU. Please contact Betty Vaughn Sweat at SENIOR ADULT CARE MINISTRY The Senior Adult Care Ministry is actively looking for volunteers to join our Skills Trade Program. If you have a skill or licensed in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, cement masons, brick, concrete blocks, stone masons, tile setters, floor covering installers, drywall finishers, roofers, heating and air conditioning, or siding installers, we need you. We also need lawn care and landscaping service providers. The demand for these services is growing, and we expect the summer demands may exceed our ability to respond quickly. The Skills Trade Program provides low cost minor home repairs or referral service for larger jobs for Mt. Zion Seniors. If you have an interest, please call Deacon Vince Marshall at , or Deacon Cornell Kimbrough at Thank you in advance for being a good servant, and responding to the call! SENIOR CARE MINISTRY TRIP TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA The bus to historic Savannah is ready! All seasoned experience people with wisdom enough to travel are asked to sign up immediately to ensure them their seat on the bus/busses that will depart on Thursday, August 20 th for Savannah. Return trip is Saturday, August 22 nd. SAVE THE DATES! Sign-up sheet for those interested will be at the Information Desk in the Lobby for the next two weeks. Hurry! The more interest, the lower the price (installment payments will be available from April through July). ATTENTION RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS AT ALBANY STATE Attention rising juniors and seniors at Albany State University, if you are enrolled in the School of Business at ASU, you are eligible to receive the Annual Ben C. Hampton Memorial Scholarship. All who qualify and are interested can pick up an application from Pastor Brian Jones or contact Tamara Hampton Nelson at for more information. MOUNT ZION PARTNERS WITH ASHLEY HOMESTORE FURNITURE COMPANY Members of Mount Zion are reminded and encouraged to take advantage of receiving 22% off of any regular purchased items AT ALL TIMES when they purchase furniture from Ashley Homestore Furniture Company located at 1233 North Westover Boulevard in Albany, GA! That's right! Mount Zion is a partner with Ashley Homestore Furniture Company. When you go in and make a purchase all you have to do is let the salesperson know that you are a member of Mount Zion and we are their partner! YOUTH PRAISE DANCE MINISTRY If you have a child that is interested in becoming a member of the Youth Praise Dance Ministry, please send an to to be added to our Contact List. Please include your name, contact number, and the grade and NAME of your child. Youth Praise Dance is open to all boys and girls- ages 3 1/2 18. Karen McWhite NURSERY BIBLE STUDY CLASS The Youth Bible Study Group would like all Nursery Parents to know that we have a Nursery Bible Study Class on Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. We invite all children from ages 2 to 6 years old. Please bring your child along with you to Bible Study, so that they too can be uplifted in mid-week with a lesson from the Word of God. The Youth Ministry WORK ORDER FORMS In order to have work performed by the Facilities Management Team, a Work Order Form must be submitted. These forms are located in the office area and must be returned to the office area after being filled out. Johnny L. Williams and Frederick Quimbley LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS The Mt. Zion Media Ministry is looking for VOLUNTEERS 14 years old and older (ONLY) with audio and video experience. If you are not experienced in audio and video, the Media will train those who are willing to learn and are dedicated. Please come by the Audio Booth after worship service and sign up. Be a blessing to God and your church and come help out. Thank you. Mt. Zion Media IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT This is a REMINDER for those persons who use the announcements as a medium to disseminate information about meetings and activities. Please know that it is YOUR responsibility to secure and verify space, room assignment, time, etc. before submitting information to be placed in the announcements. If your ministry has not set up a monthly meeting schedule with the office staff assigned to facilities use, then you need to call them each time before a media release occurs. Thank you for your cooperation and compliance. Colevia Williams Lost your glasses, Bible, umbrella, etc See a Greeter for the Lost And Found. You may report any lost or found items to the Greeters Ministry. A Greeter will be able to assist you. Items that are not retrieved in 60 days will be added to community donation box. Thank you. Janet Mitchell Greeters Ministry Leader MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH (SUNDAY) SCHOOL IS CALLING/TEXTING YOU! Get on the Bandwagon with us and learn about the OLD/NEW Testament Teachings for 2015! There are classes for everyone! Nursery Adult Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM A. Visit with our teachers in the BARBERSHOP Class (young men 16-21) B. Young Adults (men and women) C. Collegiate Class (men and women) D. CO-ED Class, Ladies I (ages 55+), and Ladies II (35-54) E. Men s I (55+) and Men s II (35-54) F. Ministers Class WE WILL * * BE * * LOOKING * * * * FOR YOU! * * * God * * * bless * * * you, Hannah Miller, Superintendent PHENOMENAL WOMEN S BOOK CLUB INTERESTED IN SPIRITUAL GROWTH? BOOK-A-HOLICS are wanted for Phenomenal Women s Book Club (ages 18 and up). Travel to the outer limits of the world without leaving your home by opening up a book. Enjoy food, fun and fellowship while expanding your mind. For more information, please contact Penny Mallory at NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Nursery Ministry is looking for Adult and Youth Volunteers (Ages 13 and over) to work with our children on Sunday mornings during the 10:15 Worship Service. If anyone is interested, please contact Anne Brown ( ) or Leslie Jones ( ), or stop by the Nursery Desk to sign up. The Nursery Ministry A SUNBEAM INVITATION The Mt. Zion Sunbeams invite all children ages 4-9 to come join our missionary group. We meet every 2nd 10 A.M. in the Nursery Classroom. Jesus wants you for a Sunbeam; to let your light shine for Him each day; at home, at school, and at play. Let JOY, FAITH, MERCY, TRUTH, ZEAL, WISDOM, TEMPERANCE, LOVE, HOPE, and PEACE show you how to become faithful young Christians. Activities include performances at: Fowltown Union Meetings * General Mission Day * Valentine s Day * Easter and * Christmas. If your child is interested, please contact: Sister Leslie Jones at The Boys & Girls Club of Albany is sponsoring a program entitled Teen Girls Night Out. This program is held Monday Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for girls ages All interested teens should call Tammy Gaines at or at the Jane Willson Unit, 1012 Holloway Avenue. NBC/BTU INVITATION The Mt. Zion Nurture for Baptist Churches (Baptist Training Union) extends to you a personal and cordial invitation to weekly study sessions on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. We believe time spent will be of inspirational interest to create within you a desire to learn more and enhance your work of evangelism, thereby, reaching the world for Christ. The study sessions touch every side of life--- social, intellectual, and devotional---to develop and train in loyalty to the Master for faithful and efficient service. This invitation is extended to you by Deacon Jesse Peters who will gladly furnish further information and render any possible help. Come thou with us, and we will do thee Good Numbers 10:29 ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued MARK YOUR CALENDAR BACK TO SCHOOL BASH SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015 Dougherty County Board of Commissioners and the GCAPS (Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students) will host a huge Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Robert Cross Park located at Martin Luther King Drive, Albany, Georgia from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade are invited to attend this fun-filled day. Activities will include basketball, softball, tennis, fishing, horseback riding and much more!!! A Rap Session with parents will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. Come enjoy food and fun for all ages. Oh yeah, school supplies will be given to all students who attend. Food and school supplies are FREE!!! We are asking for volunteers as well to help with the event. All persons interested can contact Thelma Chunn at or , Pastor Brian Jones at or Mike McCoy at We want to see your face in the place on SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH!!! Please pick up a FLYER at the information desk across from the Media Store after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. worship services. MARK YOUR CALENDAR BACK TO SCHOOL BASH SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015 Dougherty County Board of Commissioners and the GCAPS (Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students) will host a huge Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Robert Cross Park located at Martin Luther King Drive, Albany, Georgia from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade are invited to attend this fun-filled day. Activities will include basketball, softball, tennis, fishing, horseback riding and much more!!! A Rap Session with parents will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. Come enjoy food and fun for all ages. Oh yeah, school supplies will be given to all students who attend. Food and school supplies are FREE!!! We are asking for volunteers as well to help with the event. All persons interested can contact Thelma Chunn at or , Pastor Brian Jones at or Mike McCoy at We want to see your face in the place on SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH!!! Please pick up a FLYER at the information desk across from the Media Store after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. worship services. MARK YOUR CALENDAR BACK TO SCHOOL BASH ********* AN INVITATION The Through the Bible in One Year class taught by Reverend Aaron Edmondson is still in session here at Mt. Zion. We would like to invite all men, women and young adults who are interested in this class to meet us every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. upstairs in the Coed Room. This class is supported by the Biblical Works of Warren W. Weirsbe. Please bring your Bible. Joyce Evans, Class Historian Announcement Submission Change IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED We have changed the avenue for announcement submission. The procedure for submitting your information/announcements to be printed, or to be seen on the screen has been changed to accommodate the needs of your requests. Mrs. Colevia Williams will continue to receive announcements but the address to be used is: Please submit concise printed and screen announcements. You may access the announcements online every week at The DEADLINE for submitting announcements is 5:00 p.m. on Monday of each week. AEROBICS 2015 All persons interested in the Aerobics Class are asked to bring your own towel, water, floor mat and dumbbells if you have them. If not, come and enjoy the dynamics to getting physically fit. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the E. James Grant Family Life Center. If more information is needed, please call Isom Williams at (229) If you would like to join the Greeters Ministry, please see any of the Greeters. We would love for you to be a part of this awesome experience. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each Month. Hope to see you soon. Sister Janet Mitchell THE ZION INFORMER DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES In order to put the Zion Informer back on track for distribution on the first Sunday of every month; all articles and pictures must be submitted to the editors by 5:00 p.m. on the third Friday of every preceding month. Please submit articles in font style Times New Roman, and font size: 12 point to If your article has an accompanying picture/pictures, please submit it/them in 200dpi jpg format separately from the article. Please do not submit any chain or personal s. Any article submitted must highlight you or a family member s accomplishment or participation in religious, academic, athletic, community, civic, and social events. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Minister Judith Hampton Thompson Co-Editor of the Zion Informer. PROGRAM AT THE E. JAMES GRANT FAMILY LIFE CENTER 1905 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DRIVE AGES: 5-19 (BOYS AND GIRLS) FEE: $ FIRST MONTH (INCLUDES UNIFORM) FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: JAMES HAYNES AT CRADLE ROLL MINISTRY There is an exciting new ministry here at Mt. Zion and we would like to introduce you to it. This ministry is called Cradle Roll (New Generation I & II) which is a church and faith based community outreach ministry to parents (single or married) who are expecting and/or have children up to 4 years of age. Cradle Roll Ministry Seeks to:! Manifest the interest of the church in the home and community! Minister to parents and offer counsel and guidance to assist parents in their parenthood responsibilities! Assist parents in establishing daily family worship in the home! Encourage Sunday school attendance for the child and Sunday school and Worship for the parents. Children are a gift from God (Psalm 127:3-5). Our goal is to lift God higher in families. Please allow us to enroll and minister to you and your family. For additional information, please contact the church office at or Minister Harper at Forms will be available during new membership orientation. Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things. For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own Pinewood Derby Car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he's in the first through fifth grades, or 6 to 10 years old, then it's time for him to have some fun with the Mount Zion Baptist Church Cub Scout Pack 99. Join us on Mondays (6:00 PM 7:00 PM) at 1905 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Albany, Georgia. How About An Adventure? Boy Scouts prove themselves in an environment that challenges their courage and tests their nerve. After they've been given the proper guidance from those with experience and know-how, they take their own lead, going p
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