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We welcome you to the website of historic "Mount Zion Baptist Church".

Nestled near the center of Indianapolis, you will find Mount Zion to be  a nurturing, caring community of believers, doing "Ministry that Makes a difference"  in church and the community.  After visiting our site, we hope that you will plan to visit us real soon.

Service Times and Location


Enrichment Hour -

8:45am - 9:45am

Sanctuary Prayer Time 9:45

 Worship - 10:00 AM

Wednesday Bible Study at 12 noon at Mt. Zion

6:30 pm on Facebook page  Mt. Zion Baptist Church

3500 Graceland Avenue

(West 35th Street at Boulevard)

Indianapolis, IN 46208

(Enter parking lot on West 35th Street at Boulevard Place)


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Ministry Opportunities/Announcements

        Happy Blessed Birthday to Everyone Born In December!   

Thanking God for this next Year of Gratitude!             Come Celebrate...

  • Bible Study – No Bible Study this week!      Merry Christmas to all !
  • Mount Zion Day Care Academy is in need of empty Milk Jugs for a special project.  Please take them to the MZDA weekdays from 6 am-6 pm!
  • Join us on Facebook Lice at 6:30 pm on Mt. Zion's Page!  
  •  Mt. Zion T-Shirts, if you did not receive yours, OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE ONE, please see Sis. Natalie Clay or Min. LeWana Britt!  

    Sizes available: Youth small,Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL and 3XL!

    Thank you for your support.  !

    MZ tshirts


    It is not too late! A Love Donation of $150 is asked of each member.

    We would like to have your full donation by December 31st, 2019!

     Also, Stemless Glassware from 150th Anniversary are available for purchase.  The cost is $10 each

              Attitude of Gratitude

    Calls of Gratitude…

    This week, everyday, call someone different and share with them

    5 things you are thankful for! You should have 5 additional items

    To add each day.If you’d like to have your list included on our

    Wall of Gratitude, please turn in your Activity Sheet next Sunday!

    I am thankful for….



     MZDCALOGOJoin us today after Morning Worship in Dorcas Hall!




    Watch Night Service:  Tuesday, December 31st 7 p.m. at Travelers Rest Baptist Church   3731 Boulevard Place.    A joint mass choirwill sing. The entire congregation is invited to participate with our neighbor Church in giving thanks for the year pass and the new year to come.   Thank you.    Pastor

    Attention Young Adults!

    We will begin the Woke Church Book Study on Sundays after Morning Worship!  Please purchase the book or see Min. Britt for additional information! Sessions to begin on 1/5/2020 in the Center, invite your peers to join you!

  • Our Mount Zion Food Pantry: Please donate canned goods to the Food Pantry. Place them in the container out side the Glory Room! Our goal is to have it open monthly. Your donations of Food and Your Time allow this Ministry to continue. Thank you for your support! Sis. Vickie Massey, Crisis Ministry
  • CDs of today’s message will be available immediately after Morning Worship in the Music Office.  Cost  is $7, Thank you!
  • Website -   Check us out on Facebook: Mount Zion Baptist Church Indianapolis, Indiana;       YouTube: Mt. Zion Baptist    Church


You are challenged to pray more, and more earnestly during this first Month of the New Year.  

By Prayer God will launch and lift you into the orbit of His Grace needed for the Journey of 2020.

Read: Jeremiah 29:7; Jeremiah 33:3

This 1st week of January pray for Men.... fathers and young adult men

The 2nd week pray for Women.... mothers, young adult women 

The 3rd week pray for marriages and families 

The 4th week pray for Children, Youth and Teens 

- Pray and ask God to lead us, to give us ears and hearts to hear his voice, and obey his voice

- Pray and ask God to keep us and Cleanse us from hidden faults, our negative attitudes, lack of faith, and Keep us from deliberate sins! 

 - Pray and ask God for a closer walk with him

 - Pray to be more bold in your witness for him

 - Pray for grace to practice loving each other as we want to be loved

 - Pray  for more patience in attitude and the grace of hospitality when activities you serve in go longer than you planned to stay

 - Ask God to heal you every where you hurt.... And to Restore the Joy of your salvation...


- Ask God to keep you aware that it is in His presence that the full completeness of Joy is found

- Ask God to work through you to help add 100 new believers to our congratulation in 2020!

There is power in prayer!  Imagine what is possible as we focus in together and pray this month!

The Spiritual Promise:

Make your request known unto God.... And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding..... 

Shall guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus our Lord!  Phil. 4:6-7

Dr. Philip K. James - Pastor

The Historic Mount Zion Baptist Church

Mt. Zion Federal Credit Union - MZFCU needs your support! 
As the credit union expands its field of membership in order to remain “Mt. Zion”, the Credit Union needs all members of Mount Zion Baptist Church and your immediate family to be members of the Credit Union.  We are also looking for individuals who have a vehicle loan “NOT” financed with us! We need to talk with you right away. 
Let’s support the dream. 
Please call for additional information.  
Contact: MZFCu at 923-4010 or pick up an application by the Glory Room today!

We’re Here for You!  Come See Us!

                                         For personal loans!

                                       Residential Mortgages

                                       Savings (personal, Christmas, etc.)

                                       Auto Loans and more!

                                  Hours:  Tues. & Wed. 10am-2pm

                                                 Fri. noon-6pm & Sat. 9am-1pm

                                                3549 Boulevard Place

                                                Indianapolis, IN  46208



 Your financial support through tithes, offering and special contributions help provide:

-Financial assistance for needy families

-Free health screening and referrals

-Emergency Food

-Food pantry

-Soup kitchen 


“No church can be bigger than God wants it to be…But most   

churches are smaller than they have to be…You have to pray and be

prepared to reach the person who doesn’t know Jesus.”  Dr. R.A. Vernon

3500 Graceland Avenue | Indianapolis, IN 46208  | PH: (317) 923-4010

The Proclamation of the Word

Sunday, December 29th., 2019

Dr. Philip K. James




 This Week at Mount Zion 


Fourth Sunday of Advent (Focus: Luke 1:26–38)

Reader 1: O God, we light the fourth candle of Advent.
(With the first three candle! s burning, a family member lights the fourth candle.)

Reader 2: We hear your angel Gabriel and witness the faith of Mary. Fill us with your grace and love.

Reader 1: Mary was a young, strong, spiritual woman. Even though her life was not easy, she heard God's voice and said yes. Her song was a prayer that would uplift those who were downtrodden. Her lyrics shattered the proud and called the world to change. She would bear within her the promised child, Jesus, the Light of the World. This Advent, we respond to God's beckoning to us as well.

People : Revealing God, visit us and fill us with your Spirit. Bring your good news to life within us. Give us courage to carry your light into the injustices and shadows of this world. Amen.

People: Shine on us, O God of justice;
Guide our path through gloom of night;
Bear within us Wisdom's glory;
Come to us, O Christ the Light and lover of our souls.

Jesus is the Reason


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Our Vision:

To become a nurturing community of believers; where persons and families feel love; participate in worship; develope their God-given gifts in ministry and committed discipleship, in order to meet the spiritual, physical and social needs of the congregation and community, to the glory of God. 

Because He lives, we can face tomorrow!  May God Bless your week in a Supernatural Way! 

May Jesus be the Center of your Joy!

You are in our prayers.