if you are a furloughed government worker in need of help here are some options:

Free Food at local Supermarkets:


Banks/Credit Unions offer loans:


Navy Federal Credit Union:

One of the more generous lenders, this credit union is providing interest-free loans of up to $6,000 to federal government workers and active duty members of the Coast Guard who are also members of the credit union. You can apply for the Government Shutdown Loan Program online. Others who are affected can call to discuss their options.|cont|4|clns|shutdown|govshutdown|12/22/2018|||


Free online courses: 


Navy Federal Credit Union: Impacted union members who have direct deposit of their government pay may be eligible for interest-free loans. Government contractors may be eligible if their direct deposit is received directly from the federal government and will be impacted by a government shutdown.


U.S. Bank: The bank created a new, low-rate quick loan for federal employees affected by the shutdown. It is available to customers with any U.S. Bank product, including mortgage, auto loans or U.S. Bank credit cards, the company announced. The designated federal government shutdown line is 877-760-6046.


U.S. Employees Credit Union: Impacted union members who have direct deposit of their government pay may be eligible for interest-free loans. According to its website, the Government Shutdown Loan is to be “repaid in 60 days or when the government processes back pay, whichever is sooner.”


Wells Fargo: The bank says it "will work with individuals and business banking customers whose income is disrupted as a result of the shutdown." Customers should call 1-800-TO-WELLS, or the number on their credit card, debit card or statement for assistance, or visit any Wells Fargo branch. Mortgage, loan, and credit customers may qualify for forbearance or other payment assistance programs based on their individual circumstances, the company posted on its website.


Unemployment benefits: According to a U.S. Office of Personnel Management fact sheet, federal employees may be eligible for "Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees," which is administered by state unemployment insurance agencies. The fact sheet notes "the law of the state in which an individual’s official duty station in Federal civilian service is located will be the state law under which an individual’s eligibility for benefits is determined."

More: Today should be payday for thousands of government workers. But the shutdown means they're not getting paid

***Ford Motor Credit

A banner on the auto lender’s site encourages customers who have had a loss of income to call for payment deferral options.

General Motors Financial

GM has a message on its site asking government employees that are impacted tocontact its Customer Experience team to discuss options regarding loan due dates.

Justice Federal Credit Union

This credit union is offering unsecured loans of up to $3,000 at 3.19 percent interest, loan deferment up to 30 days, and mortgage assistance to members who work at the Department of Justice or Department of Homeland Security. Members can visit a branch (open Saturdays) or call for information.



Members as a reminder:

In order to confirm service cancellations in the event of bad weather, please refer to our local television stations:

Fox 5, ABC 7, or News Channel 8 for updates or by tuning in to radio stations 103.5 FM, 103.9 FM or 107.7 FM

Additionally, cancellation updates can be viewed from our website or by calling the church office voicemail.

(Please keep this information readily available)



-Members & Friends -

We are requesting your assistance in keeping the reserved handicapped parking spaces located in the front of the church and the rear of the church cleared for those in need.  If your car does not have the identifiable handicap placards or decals then please refrain from parking in those spaces and/or moving the traffic cones.

Let's remain courteous and keep those spaces accessible for those in need.  Thank You.


mzbc has a notary

Mt. Zion Baptist Church now has a notary, Sis Jeanie Smiling (Finacial Secretary). If you need a notary she is available: 

Monday through Friday 8 am - 4 pm.


helping with Children's nursery ministry

We are looking for Saints to volunteer help for the Children's Nursery on Sundays. Must be ages 13 and up. For more information, contact Deaconess Marie Michael at 540-720-5977


ushers needed

Members interested in joining one of the best ministries here at Mt. Zion, come out in September to the Sr. Ushers Ministry Meeting and be a part of the face of MZBC. We line the doors of the sanctuary with smiles from the Grace of God and you will smile too! Come join us. No experience necessary. See Deacon Rick Taylor or Trustee Ronald Jackson soon!


barefoot sunday

We have partnered with Soles4Souls to help collect new and gently used shoes for the 900 million people living in extreme poverty around the world. You can make a difference by going barefoot with us and bringing shoes to donate!

Date of Event:

4th Sunday of EVERY MONTH 

Service Times:

Before and After 10:00 Church Services

Shoe Bins will be located in the Multipurpose Room

Security ministry MEMBERS needed

The Security Ministry is looking for a few good Men or Women to join their ministry. Security is a very vital instrument that works hard to support the safety of everyone at this Branch of Zion. If you are interested please contact:

Deacon Iris Thompson: 703-232-4058

Trustee Kevin Todd: 540-659-7004

last day to register for HBCU college fair

February 10th is the last day to register for the HBCU College Fair

Register here:

 Sunday school lessons for february:

Unit 2 - Loving God by Trusting Christ

Date Lesson Title Scriptures

2 - 10 Our Loving God Psalms 48: 1 - 3; 9 - 14

2 - 17 Our Mighty God Psalms 66: 1 - 9; 16 - 20

2 - 24 Our Resting God Psalms 91: 1 - 8; 11 - 16