Our Story and Mission

As a fire is meant for warming, so the church is meant for mission...

Mt. Zion Church was planted as a mission of the United Methodist Church in 1887 to serve a rural community just west of Enola, Pennsylvania.

Originally located along Wertzville Road, Mt. Zion's mission has grown and prospered along with the communities of Hampden and East Pennsboro Townships. With the construction of I-81 and the development of Technology Park, Mt. Zion Church became a conveniently located sanctuary for deer, Canadian geese, and souls seeking Christ. 

We are learners, we are teachers…

Growing children and youth to be disciples of Jesus Christ is a key component of our mission.

The sand volleyball court next to the picnic pavilion has been the home of a volleyball tournament drawing youth groups from the Upper West Shore, Perry County, York County, and State College.

In addition to an active children's ministry, Mt. Zion has been host of Boy Scout troops, and is currently the home of an active Daisy Troop.

Adults find places to grow in one of the many small groups that meet at Mt. Zion throughout the week, and in a variety of small group mission opportunities.

We would show that Christ is light…

Mt. Zion Church believes that making disciples does not stop at our doors. Delivering bread, collecting and shipping gently used clothing to Kentucky, supporting the Ukrainian United Methodist Church, and host of local missions are only a few of the ways Mt. Zion Church shares the light of Christ with the world.

We are also blessed with the ministry of Annabelle Bolig, a Certified Parish Nurse, who organizes on site collections by the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank, and an annual Flu Shot Clinic. Our prayer ministry holds the prayers of our friends and neighbors in our heart throughout the week.

Mt. Zion Youth have gone on mission trips to the Pee Dee Nation living in South Carolina, and a number of Mt. Zion seniors volunteer at area hospitals.

Mt. Zion was also the church home of Maynard Schaefer, who helped to found and build Schaefer Field located on Wertzville Road,in West Enola.

So we may be signs of oneness…

Mt. Zion Church is a Harrisburg District congregation of the Susquehanna Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Founded in 1784, the United Methodist Church is the spiritual and organizational child of the Methodist movement founded in England by John and Charles Wesley, who sought to live as the Christ on whom they had placed their whole trust for living an eternal life. 

Today, the United Methodist Church is a global connection of churches whose mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by doing no harm, doing all the good we can, and staying in love with Jesus Christ whom we boldly proclaim as Lord and Savior.

To learn more about the United Methodist Church visit its website, www.umc.org.

 

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Not to preach our creeds or customs, but to build a bridge
of care.
— Ruth Duck