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Mt. Zion United Methodist Church History page 3
The winter of 2005, construction began on a new Currituck Charge parsonage located in Soundside Estates in Grandy. It was dedicated June 18, 2006 under Pastor Glenn H. McCranie in time to provide a home for our minister, the Rev. David Blackman with his wife Jackie and their sons, Jacob and Joshua. Pastor David's ministry led us from July 2006 - June 2010. He is well remembered for organizing our Mt. Zion Youth Fellowship to expand into missions and was a leader in helping to establish the Lower Currituck Food Drop that eventually led to a permanent home for the LC Food Pantry in Grandy. He also served as Chaplain for our Lower Currituck Volunteer Fire Department.
June 2010 - 2013 we were led and worshiped with the Rev. J. Scott Finicum along with his wife LeeAnn and sons Isaac and Manny. Pastor Scott continued in the role of LC Volunteer Fire Department Chaplain and led Journeys of Paul Cooking Classes bible studies. LeeAnn served as a leader in Children’s Ministries and was an active member of the Joyful Hearts Ladies Bible Study. She also served on a trip as a missionary to Haiti.
June 2013 we greeted our new minister, Rev. Dawne E. Hollis, and her family. Pastor Dawne has been active in many church ministries including leading an in-depth bible study. We look forward to moving into God's plan for the future of the people of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church under her leadership.
On October 20, 2013 Mt. Zion celebrated her 241st Birthday Celebration. Pastor Dawne Hollis led our service that included for the first time TV screens for viewing photos, scriptural references and other timely content. The Mt. Zion Choir performed and everyone celebrated fellowship during a potluck meal. Images from a slide show historical presentation by Sheila Grandy [minus the narrative] is available for viewing: 2013 Looking back at the History of Mt. Zion UMC presentation.
In addition, the 2013 Mt. Zion PowerPoint presentation is provided in slide format offering the opportunity to reflect on many wonderful people of Mt. Zion UMC over the years.
September of 2014 our minister married Pastor Frank Custer! Her name changed to Rev. Dawne Hollis-Custer and we welcomed his support in the Currituck Charge. October 19, 2014, we celebrated our 242nd Homecoming. You are invited to view the Slideshow for special details and glimpses of old friends.
Mt. Zion's 243rd Homecoming plus a Tailgate Party was held October 18, 2015. Pastor Dawne had a special guest visitor, the Rev. John Wesley! ;) You may view photos of the event in the slideshow below. As always, thanks to all participants sharing special music (including guitar praise music), stories, history plus great food and fellowship!
Mt. Zion's 244th Homecoming will be held Sunday, November 6. Our special guest speaker is our District Superintendent, the Rev. Gil Wise. We hope you can join this special celebration!
Note: If you are interested in learning more of Mt. Zion's history contact our pastor or the church office. We welcome additions to the history page and are seeking pictures of former ministers.
If you would like to learn about the History of the United Methodist Church movement, including circuit rider Joseph Pilmoor, be sure to visit: History of the United Methodist Church and The General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church.
Visit Additional Mt. Zion History Files
The Currituck Charge
Ministers Serving Mt. Zion
Tin image of Revs. W. A. Piland & J. Y. Old, 1902-1905
Summer Interns Serving Mt. Zion
Personal Reflections on Early Church History
Newspaper Articles on Mt. Zion
Mortgage Note Burning - 1988