Mount Pleasant (Baltimore) 34/39 Deacon Care Family Ministry

Welcome to the online home of the Deacon Care Family Ministry for the 21234 and 21239 zip codes of Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries, Baltimore, Maryland. We are better known as the "34/39 Zip Zone!"
The Mount Pleasant members of 21234 and 21239 have joined together for a number of activities. Sunday breakfast at church, a Saturday breakfast and walk in the park, Sunday dinner, Meet and Greet after service, and a Resource Center Fellowship. Page down for the latest information, then enjoy the photo slideshow at the bottom of the page.

Blog Posts & Messages

Our blog posts begin here. We add both announcements and notices that are specific to 34/39 members and to Mount Pleasant's members at large. We try to update this site several times each month. We welcome your posts in the comment sections.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mount Pleasant features Kevin LeVar

Mount Pleasant has been featuring worship leader Kevin LeVar and One Sound. They have been our worship leaders for some of our recent services. Here is the video for "You Are Not Alone."

The music home for Kevin LeVar and One Sound is Habbakuk Music:
The CEO of Habbakuk Music is Mount Pleasant's own, Sis. April Washington-Essex.

LeVar appears on BET Cable Television's Bobby Jones' Gospel show, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2009.

Book signing in 34/39!! Saturday, Dec. 6. Join us!

Save the date! Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, 1:00 p.m., We will go to the UPWARD WAY Bookstore (in the 34/39 zipzone!) to celebrate Bishop Johnson's book signing.
5648 The Alameda
Baltimore, MD 21239
(410) 464-9550

Monday, November 24, 2008

ZIPZONE Sunday -- November 30!

Special ZIPZONE SUNDAY -- SUNDAY, November 30.

Members of 34/39, all of us will sit together for each service, 7:45 and 10:45 on Sunday. Look for our sign. We will all be there to greet you! Bring guests from the neighborhood! Bring the whole family. We're looking forward to having a great time!

Please bring your cameras and send the photos to

Thanksgiving Service This week, No Bible Study Tuesday

Thanksgiving Service
This Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. 7 p.m.
Main Sanctuary.
We will not have Bible Study this week so that everyone can come to the Thanksgiving service.
Special musical selections!
"Meet & Greet" planned for first-time visitors.
Bring friends and family!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bishop's assignment to us: Read Proverbs, Chapter 3

We've been given an assignment, read Proverbs 3. Here is a link:
You can also click on "Comments" beneath this post for the full text.

Announcements from Sunday, Nov. 9

Hello everyone,

Please note the following announcements:
Mount Pleasant November Newsletter:

* There is something for everyone on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008
  • Singles: Singles Fellowship & Bible Study. 7:30, Room 301.
  • Engaged/Married Couples: Marriage Ministry, 7:30. Grand Fellowship Hall
  • Teens and Young Adults: R.I.S.E. Up's "Thirsty" event. 7:30, Chapel

* The play "He Arose" originally scheduled for Nov. 22 has been postponed until Saturday, April 11. This will become part of our church's Resurrection Activities -- Good Friday, the play/dinner theater "He Arose" on Saturday, and Worship Service on Sunday.

* The Children's Ministry invites all to come out on Saturday, Dec. 6 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to build gingerbread houses. (Cost: $10)

* Next Sunday, we have two events:

  • 10:45 service: The University of North Carolina's Voices of Eden Choir will join us.
  • 5:00 service: We will visit the "Ark of Safety Church" in PG County. If you want to ride the bus, please contact the church office by Tuesday.

* Interested in being a foster or adoptive parent? Contact Sis. Janet Allen of the Baltimore Dept. of Social Services. Other information:

* Remember Bible Study, 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the main sanctuary. "The Doctrine of Salvation"

Download your Bible Study "Study Journal" here:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bible Study Resumes next Tuesday

We took time out to vote on Tuesday. Our Bible Study resumes next Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. All have been asked to consider donating a few dollars to help with the costs of printing our Bible Study booklets.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Remembering 34/39 Member, Mother Earlene Howell

The 34/39 zipone celebrates the life of Mother Earlene Howell! Mother Howell was a long-time member of Mount Pleasant and was an active participant in the activities of the 34/39 zipzone. Our condolences go to Mother Howell's family. We will miss her, but we celebrate her life and her legacy. We rejoice that she is with the Lord.

Bishop's Series on Low Self-esteem, Oct. 19 - Nov. 2

Bishop Johnson has been delivering sermons in a series since the end of October dealing with low self-esteem.

  1. Low self-esteem paralyzes your potential
  2. Low self-esteem destroys your dreams
  3. Low self-esteem ruins your relationships
  4. Low self-esteem sabotages your favor for service.

Scriptures: Numbers 13:23-26, 30-33, I John 3:1-3.

We urge you to get the CDs for the series: October 19 - November 2.

Key -- Take your self-estimate from God.

Remember Bishop's words (from I John 3:1) "Say 'I am a champion because I am a child of God!' ... Let God love you!"

Returning to 34/39 Announcements: November activities

Greetings 34/39, We've been away from the blog for a little while, but we have many updates for you!

Upcoming events:
Weds. Nov. 26, 2008, 7 p.m.
The program will include special selections by men of all generations and a "Meet and Greet" for visitors from the community after the service.
Intercessory prayer will begin at 6:45.
The church will be raising money to provide fully cooked, hot meals to 100 families. Each meal costs $49.99. Church members are asked to contribute about $3 each. Each ministry is asked to contribute to sponsor 1-2 families.
If you have questions, please see Minister John Shearin, Deacon Glenn Finney, Deacon Richard Lewis, or Bro. Maurice Carroll.

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, 10:45 a.m. service
We will sit together and worship with our zipzones! 34/39 is looking forward to welcoming you!

Coming in December ...

A very special Christmas Celebration!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 7 p.m.
Mount Pleasant's Family Life Center

A wonderful program is planned, but help is needed. The church needs people who can help to build and decorate sets, move furniture, sew, etc. People will be getting together on the following dates:
Friday, Nov. 28, 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Other dates: Sat. Nov. 29, Friday, Dec. 5, Sat. Dec. 6, Mon. Dec. 8.
If you have questions, please contact: Sis. Cheryl Missouri or Bro. Anthony Barnes.