We celebrate our youth as they grow into their faith with memorable "Milestone" events and gifts:



Birth ` Baptism                                                                                            

A Faith Chest is given to each Baptized member. The faith chest is used to put all the “faith items” you receive throughout your life! Baptism cards, Candles, etc. may be placed in the chest for safe keeping.

2 year olds ~ Prayer Bears                                                
New in 2014 - Mt. Zion's 2 year olds will receiving soft prayer bears to keep with them just as God is always with them.


3 year olds ~ Prayer Pillows                                                  

Prayer pillows are introduced to aid parents in introducing their children to various prayers and the many ways to pray.  

4 year olds ~  Story Bibles                                                  

Story Bibles are placed in the hands of your 4 year olds as they begin their Bible studies through Sunday school and Story time with their parents.


Kindergarten ~ Backpack Blessing                                                          

Kindergarten students getting ready for the next big event in their lives are invited to bring their backpacks to church where we bless the backpacks, the children, and their parents as they start this next 13 year journey in their lives. 


1st Grade ~ Blessing Bowls                                                

First graders and their parents are brought together to have conversations about how God has blessed us. These blessings take many forms and can be viewed in many ways. Each child (with their parent) then paints stones for their bowls that will remind them of the many ways to look for God’s blessings.

blessing bowls milestone


4th grade ~ Bible Presentation                                                  

Fourth Grade Bibles are presented to the 4th Grade Students at the beginning of the school year. This event is also accompanied by a BIBLE LATE NIGHT held here at the church! We have fun getting to understand the Bible and fellowship with our fellow classmates!


5th grade ~ 1st Communion                                                                    

The 5th Grade Students make keepsake communion cups for the students to take home and place in their faith chests.

1st Communion  1


6th grade ~ Prayer Milestone                                                                  

Our 6th graders learned more about prayer in preparation for writing and leading the prayers during worship on


7th grade ~ Toolboxes                                                                

We, as a congregation, encourage our youth to seriously consider mission work as part of their Christian life. This tool box will remind them that they have the skills (tools) to help other people in all ways—physically and spiritually.


 9th grade ~ Confirmation                                                                    

The 9th Grade Students will be confirmed in faith in late spring. We invite grandparents, godparents, other relatives and many family members to join us on this important day. 

Confirmation Photo



10th grade ~ Driver’s license                                                                

In January we honor our youth who either received their license or permit to drive throughout the past year.   We offered up prayers and they receive a keychain to keep with them as a reminder that God is always with them.

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12th grade ~ Senior Blanket                                        

At the end of the school year, the graduating seniors receive a blanket (made by the 9th grade confirmation class) to take with them as they leave high school and move on with their lives. The blanket is to remind them of the warmth they feel as members of Mt. Zion and as a reminder of the love we have for our children!




Post High-School Care-packages                            

We send out Pick-Me-Up packages out to our youth 18-22 [first 4 yrs post High School] in the beginning of December. We hope in this way to remind them of our and God’s continuing love and care.








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