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Facebook Live Virtual Worship 10:00 A.M.

Holy Communion 2nd Sunday



ZOOM Adult Bible Study 7:00 P.M.




Physical Address:

2591 Ridge Road

Powhatan, VA 23139

Mailing Address:

P.O. BOX 650

Powhatan, VA 23139


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“Dare To Be Different”

Numbers 14:24

As our Homecoming service is quickly approaching, Mount Zion Baptist Church will be celebrating 149 years of existence. This year we are excited to welcome you home to our worship experiences differently, whether in-person or “Hybrid” (Virtual) we will still give God the praise! Whichever way, please choose safety and health first and foremost in our lives.

Over the last sixteen to seventeen months, we have met and dealt with some of the greatest challenges and threats of humanity only by the grace and the work of God, we are still here. Despite these challenges our church and nations faced, God is still in control, and we yielded to His will and His way. Although, I pondered over what the traditional homecoming message would be this year, this is what came to mind; “We should not comeback the way we left!”

The theme this year is “Dare to be Different.” When God spoke about attitude in Numbers 14:24, the context is about His servant Caleb having a different attitude, a different spirit. His attitude was central to the way in which he lived - the way he saw things. In this, God is simply telling us, if we truly want to follow Him, His plans, His purposes, His will, then we must be different, in our hearts, the way we speak, the way we think, the way we act, and the way we treat one another.

So let us think and act differently, “Home is where the heart is.” And for us, grace is found in our home at Mount Zion Baptist Church where we gather in Christ’s name and remember who we are called to be in Him.  The fact that we really can be that person, and that Christ’s promise to us is real makes it possible every time we come gather.

Isn’t it amazing that coming home—the act of returning—creates the motion that propels us forward? The American poet Robert Frost once wrote, “Home is the place, where when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” So, home is where we go when we need to ask and listen for what we are called to next and who we are called to love now. It is where we go to find ourselves—both the old self and the new—and to practice reflecting the image of God. This church is where we gather when we celebrate and when we mourn and everything in between.

Welcome home! Amen

Pastor Stevens

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 August 2021 15:32