COVID's IMPACT ON MTZION
Sunday Worship Service
We are currently in an extended Phase 3: Two In-person services with Virtual Worship (November - May)10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m..
The purpose of this phase is to offer two services to allow more people to participate in in-person worship. Virtual and phone worship services are still available.
Phase 4 - Enhanced In-person and Virtual Worship Offerings (2022 and beyond)
Q&A (about the current Phase 3)
Q: How do I know that there is space for me in In-person worship? A: In-person Worship is available on a first-come/first-serve basis based on seating availability. This is a normal church practice (even before the pandemic); the difference is that there is less seating than normal because of social distancing.
Q: Is Mt. Zion going to have people pre-register for a space to sit in In-person Worship? A: At this time, we do not plan on using a registration system. The data from the survey suggests that we will have enough seating by offering 2 In-Person Worship Services.
Q: What safety protocols are in place? A: We are using a number of simple and effective practices: (a) masks are required and available; (b) social distance is promoted; (c) air flow/volume are maximized; (d) hand sanitizer is available; (e) cleaning between services; (f) hands-free devices and practices; (g) shortened overall service time; (i) Usher Ministry focused on promoting safe practices.
Q: What should I do to help with safety and wellness? A: Stay home is you are sick (even slightly) or have a fever. Courageously encourage others to keep their distance and stay hands free. Above all, pray.
Q: How do I join the Virtual Service? A: Virtual Worship Service is facilitated through Zoom on any phone, mobile device, or computer (in the near future, Virtual Worship Service will be offered on Zoom and YouTube simultaneously).
1st Service @ 10:00 a.m. and 2nd Service @ 11:30
Join by Video
Meeting ID: 815 9721 7005
Join by Phone
(346) 248-7799 US (Texas)
(669) 900-6833 US (Alternate Number)
(929) 205-6099 US (Alternate Number)
Meeting ID: 815 9721 7005
Join by One-Tap Phone Number
(copy the number sequence and paste in your phone dialing app)
Ways to Stay Connected at Mt. Zion
The best connection is to make sure you have personal contact with your brothers and sisters at Mt. Zion.
Our uplifting “Fellow Faith Traveler” messages are posted on our Facebook Page a few times per week.
Thursday Night Prayer Line at 7:00 p.m. teleconference info is on the Calendar page.
We are using Zoom (video and phone), to facilitate Sunday Worship and Weekly Bible Study and Wednesday School at 7:00 p.m., and other Ministry Gatherings to help you stay connected within the ministries you participate in.
Also, keep checking our YouTube channel for uploaded content.
Sunday School takes place on Wednesday night Bible Study and Wednesday School.
Giving and Donations
Feel free to send your tithe, offering, or donation to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, P.O. Box 232, Forney TX 75126-9539.
Use your online banking system to have your bank mail a check on your behalf through its bill pay/payment center function.
These options are also listed in more detail on our Giving page.
Why we are cautious about in-person gatherings
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. (John 4:23)
Our Savior teaches us that we worship God firstly in Spirit and in Truth rather than in buildings or the formalities of great, wonderful tradition.
We take seriously the health of the church membership. At this time, we are experiencing a surge and health care is again threatened with being overwhelmed. Moreover, the efficacy of the vaccines is under stress. We take seriously your health - the health of the Church.
Next to worship, prayer, and sound mindedness, social distancing is still one of our greatest weapons against the spread of the virus. If we each do our part, we can have a major impact in the ceasing of this devastating disease.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21)