Committees and Leadership
The Presbyterian Church draws its name from the Greek word for Elder (presbuteros). Presbyterian congregations are led by members of the Session, made up of elected Elders from the congregation and the Pastor of the church. Our Elders prayerfully exercise leadership for the life of our church, providing for our worship, learning through Bible Studies and Sunday School for all ages, fellowship and service.
Our committees at Mt. Zion help guide and direct our church, they are the hands and feet serving the body of Christ! Take a moment to read through each of the committees and email us or talk to the pastor when you are ready for more information! We’d love to have you!
Administration – Elder Angie Garrison
Our administration committee provides general guidance to the session, to provide continuous oversight of the budget and financial matters, to supervise policy and procedures of personnel and administration activities.
Our Christian Education committee is responsible for planning and overseeing the programs and education for all ages at Mt. Zion. This consists of Sunday School for all ages, Confirmation of our youth age individuals, recruiting and training Sunday school teachers, obtaining material for teaching of all ages, and any other educational opportunities for all involved at Mt. Zion.
Fellowship and Congregational Care – Elder Peggy Hayes
To ensure that potential new members and actual new members are welcomed warmly into the church and to promote Mt. Zion in appropriate ways. To promote a ministry to those in a special need, to the sick, to the lonely, to the bereaved, and to any who may be in distress; minister to our church’s seniors and seek to improve the health and general well-being of all the church’s members. To encourage and find ways to promote deeper and more meaningful relationships within the church family through fellowship activities for our church family.
Property – Elder Jim Whiteside
To plan and supervise maintenance, building alterations and improvements, to the church buildings and grounds.
Mission – Elder Glenda Pepin
To plan and coordinate church programs on benevolence and mission – both locally and worldwide; To educate the congregation about these programs and to encourage and provide opportunity for participation in these programs.
As of January 2021, Mt. Zion has opened it’s own food pantry to serve our community.
Worship – Elder Grace Henson
To coordinate with the pastor to cultivate an appreciation for the significance of public worship and to increase the attendance at and participation in regular and special services of worship throughout the year; to be responsible for all worship experiences in the life of the church, including communication and worship.
Mt Zion Women of the Church
Mt. Zion Women of the Church meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
The women have a Bible Study led by Pastor Allyson. We always have dessert and coffee to finish up our monthly bible study. During the year, there are several events that are led by the women such as occasional Fellowship Meals after worship on Sunday, Friday evening supper outings at a local restaurant, and a Christmas Dinner during the month of December which includes exchanging of a Christmas ornament. Once a year, there is a Presbyterian Women’s Conference at Epworth By the Sea Conference Center in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia that all women are invited to attend.
The purpose of Presbyterian Women is that we are forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and we commit ourselves:
- To nurture our faith through prayer and Bible Study,
- To support the mission of the Church worldwide,
- To work for justice, peace, and,
- To build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witness to the promise of God’s Kingdom.
Mt. Zion Women of the Church have worked faithfully to support both local and international missions. If you would like to become more involved in our Women of the Church, please let Pastor Allyson know.