Regular Announcements



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


A message from our Singles Ministry

On behalf of MZBC Single’s Ministry we are stepping up to help our youth get the most out of their studies by offering free academic assistance for grades K-12 starting fall 2018.

This sour way of doing our part to see that the children in our Church community succeed.

Tutors will be available to meet twice a month for one hour either Monday and Wednesday or Thursday and Saturday mornings.

Although assistance may be needed in all subjects our primary focus will be reading, writing, math, and science.

We are looking for individuals who are committed and willing to volunteer two hours a month for the 2018-19 school year for a child in need of your assistance.

If you are interested in free tutoring for your child and you are committed to volunteering your services for our youth please contact the Single’s Ministry President Sis. Michelle Chandler at or Vice President Sis. Jennifer Mangrum at, please provide your name, number, your child’s name, the subject area that your child needs assistance, and what day will work best for you and your family.

For volunteers please provide your name, number, and the subject area that you are proficient.

voting information

If you need more information on how to register to vote or on where to go and vote, please click on the link below:

Special Announcements


IN HONOR OF CANCER, WE WILL BE WEARING PINK FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. The youth will kick off next sunday by wearing pink. we will recognize all our survivors on sunday, october 28th.

if you have questions please contact rev. roxanne austin

annual thanksgiving basket drive

The Missionary Ministry would like to thank you in advance for your donations: Our goal this year is to bless 55 families with a Thanksgiving Meal.

  1. We will be taking donations of food Sunday, Oct 7th.

  2. We begin taking names for baskets November 1st. Please do not call with names before Thursday, November 1st. Only one basket per household will be issued.

  3. We will hand out baskets on Monday, November 19th.

single’s minstry meeting

The Single’s Ministry for the Upcoming Quarter will be exploring the topic of Spiritual Gifts and how we can best use our gifts in our church. We invite you to take this quiz to discover your personal traits and spiritual inclinations. We have our very own Spiritual Advisor, Rev. Penny Meachem, to teach us and lead us in this endeavor. Hope to see all our Single brothers and sisters on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:30 pm

be featured in the youth newsletter

Do you have a success story or accomplishment you would like to share? We would like to feature you in our upcoming Youth Newsletter! To submit your story or accomplishment please see Sis. Jennifer Mangrum for more information or email Deadline to be featured in the upcoming issue is Friday, October 19th

annual leadership CONFERENCE

Our Annual Leadership Conference will be held Saturday October 20th from 9 am to noon. This conference is for all leaders of ministries and all members of MZBC. The facilitator for the conference is Rev. Darrell King, Associate Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA

save the date: pastoral anniversary

Let’s celebrate 44 years of dedicated love and service with Rev. Dr. Alfred Jones, Jr. and First Lady Goldie Jones. Please join us as we honor our gifts from God at this Branch of Zion. Rev. Dr. Leroy Bray Jr. of Christ Center Gospel Fellowship Church, Richmond, VA will be our guest speaker.

Date: October 21, 2018

Time: 10am

Joint ministry meeting

Joint Ministry meeting is scheduled for October 22nd at 7:30pm. All Deacons and Trustees are asked to be present.

outside engagement

Wednesday, October 24th, at 1:00pm, Pastor will preach at Canaan Baptist Church, in Washington D.C., for their daytime Sr. Citizens Revival. Pastor is asking Sr. Citizens, Missionary’s, Choir members or any member that can accompany him that day to please do so. The Church Vans will be available.

get fit boot camp

Date: October 27th

Time: 8 am

With Trustee Chris Snype, Deacon Kenneth, and Sis. Sharona Prather

outside engagement

Pastor will be preaching at Clevers Oak Baptist Church at Golden, Va on Sunday, October 28th at 3:00pm, for their 18th Pastoral Anniversary, for Rev. Dr. E.L. Smiling, Jr. and First Lady Jeanie Smiling. Men’s Choir will render the music. Ushers and members are invited. Dinner will be served.

hallelujah night

I come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. - John 10:10

We are excited because it’s that time for Hallelujah Night 2018 on October 31st from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Please come with costumes and competition as we are playing games with loads of fun. If there are some that would like to donate candy, we would gratefully appreciate it as there will be bins in the hallways. Thank you so much and can not wait to see you there!

church business meeting

Pastor has scheduled a Business Meeting, Monday, November 5th at 7:30pm. Please members make plans to attend your church meeting.

mental first aid classes

Date: Nov 3rd & 10th

Time: 8 am - 1 pm

Cost: $10

The classes will be offered here at MZBC. For more info please see Rev. Penny Meachem

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help, and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour training course designed to give community members key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

To sign up, the sign up sheet is posted on the Bulletin Board in front of the elevators.

outside engagement

Pastor will be preaching at Peace Baptist Church, Vienna, VA on November 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm. The Women’s Choir will render the music. Ushers and all members are invited. Dinner will be served.

Men’s Day conference

Date: November 17th

Time: 8 am - 12 pm

Cost: $30 (Includes breakfast and lunch)

Theme: “Stand Fast”

Galatians 5:1

God is calling ALL Men of Mt. Zion to come and fellowship with one another

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:14

For more information please see Rev. Marvin Frazier, Deacon WIllie Randle, or Trustee Ron Morgan

 Sunday school lessons for October:

Unit 1 - GOD destroys and recreates

Date Lesson Title Scriptures

10-14 Constantly Working Genesis 10:1; 11:10, 27, 31, 32; 12: 1 - 4

10-21 Promises Gives Hope Genesis 18:9 - 15; 21:1 - 7