Monday, June 29, 2020

Living with Life Change

 Living with Life Change


Living and coping with COVID-19, has changed how we function at home, at church, and in society.  The question of when can we change back to physically gathering at church is gnawing at us.  We with much prayer, planning and staff and leader’s working hard to keep everyone safe, did hold a service in the church to celebrate the life of Taylor George, with 100 people in the sanctuary and 237 on-line.   

With lessons learned from that service, and our monitoring the new spike in COVID-19 cases, please continue praying as we use God’s wisdom to keep His glory and your safety our priority. 

Currently, we are considering inviting more small groups to physically meet outside as the Deacons have done for two months collecting offerings on Sundays from 9:30 to 12 noon, and the Youth Ministry has done for three weeks for Bible study. 

As we seek God’s wisdom for Mt. Zion, please continue wearing your facemask in public, regularly wash your hands, and build a strong immune system (drink lots of water, hot teas, eat healthy, exercise, and get 7 to 8 hours of sleep nightly).  Continue to connect via phone calls, face-time, texting, etc.  Connect through zoom bible studies, the call in prayer meetings on Mondays, and on-line worship services (go to for information).

Church, despite all the changes behind COVID-19, be encouraged “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb. 13:8).  Therefore, let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful (Heb. 10:23).


God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

In The Midst

 In the midst of COVID-19, efforts to confront and change Police violence, economic stress, mourning the loss of loved ones, dealing with the sick, and constant confusion, Father's Day is coming. Fathers are the men that God used to bring you into the world. The role of the church is to raise up godly fathers who make our society a better place. If your father was absent, or ungodly, I am very sorry for the pain Father's Day may brings to you. The good news is that all of us can pursue a trusting love relationship with our Heavenly Father, Who loves us, heals us, delivers us, and is faithful to us. Moreover, our Heavenly Father provides timeless standards for us to promote healthy fatherhood before Him, before the children God entrust to us, and other children who need positive examples of masculinity and Fatherhood. (I will address masculinity on Father's Day).

As you reflect on positive examples of fatherhood, please share a shout out to fathers at:

God Bless

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Power of “Two or Three”

 The Power of "Two or Three"

Mt. Zion, thank you for boosting the priority of prayer during both peaceful and turbulent times. 
Since COVID-19, we are now averaging over 90 people in Monday night prayer, and we had 137 participants in our on-line night of prayer.
In Matthew 18:20, Jesus taught about the "power of two or three" in prayer. Jesus said when two or three of His disciples gather in prayer, He will be in our midst. In other words, Jesus facilitates our access to divine resources each time we come together for prayer. As we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19, treating victims, and to produce a vaccine, we need the "power of two or three." As we organize peaceful protests, make strategic changes, and pass new legislation to prevent abuse in American policing, we need the "power of two or three." Christian's, let's make prayer our priority as we navigate pursuing the Great Commission amid rapid change, and our "new normal."