Events

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    Church Everywhere!
    Coronavirus Updates

    Updated September 18, 2020 at 5 PM

    As we enter a "new normal," Mountain is ready to begin phase 3 by regathering and planning services at campuses for those who feel comfortable. Watch the video to learn more about how the church will move towards God through digital and in-person experiences.  


    In-person schedule for regathering

    Online Services will continue normally throughout regathering. Watch Parties will also be available. In-person gatherings will adhere to social distancing guidlines.

    Now through October
    Outdoor Service at the Mountain Road Campus.

    Sunday, November 1 at 10 AM 
    Final outdoor service.

    Sunday, November 8
    Online Services are available, no in-person gatherings.

    Sunday, November 15 (Pre-Launch Vision Service) | Service Time TBD
    Leaders and stakeholders attending an in-person service at the Mountain Road Campus. Kids can worship with their families. No Mountain Kids' programs. 

    Sunday, November 22 (Soft-Launch Service)| Service Times TBD
    Leaders and stakeholders attending in-person services at the Abingdon, Edgewood, and Mountain Road Campuses. Kids can worship with their families. No Mountain Kids' programs.  

    Beginning November 29 weekend | Service Times TBD
    Services open to the public at campuses. Kids can worship with their families. No Mountain Kids' programs. 

    Beginning December 13 weekend | Service Times TBD
    In-person services at campuses and kids' programs BEGIN for 0-5 years only.*

    Beginning January 2 weekend | Service Times TBD
    In-person services at campuses. Kids' programs BEGIN for ALL kids up to 5th grade.*

    *Kids programs for special needs will begin services in 2021. 


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    Aberdeen Vision Gatherings
    Hear more about the new campus and community center.

    Mountain’s 5th Campus is coming to Aberdeen, Fall of 2020! If you live in or near Aberdeen, or if you just want to know how to pray for this new campus, come be a part of a Vision Gatherings taking place in person! (Each gathering will be limited to 50 attendees.) This will be a time to celebrate, pray, and hear more of the vision and learn how you can be involved in what God is going to do through the blessing of Mountain in Aberdeen. 

    Vision Gathering Dates and Times

    Monday, September 14 | 7-9 PM

    Register


    Monday, September 21 | 7-9 PM

    Register

     

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    Training Camp
    September 19-24
     

    Training Camp is a place where hundreds of people each year are strengthened and encouraged to grow in their life and their leadership, as Mountain leaders guide participants through an exploration of a variety of personal, spiritual, and culturally relevant topics. We hope you experience the genuine opportunity Training Camp offers for you to invest in yourself as a servant leader. 

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    Recognizing the need to innovate given the current reality, we are excited to host Training Camp ONLINE! 

    Training Camp will start on Saturday, September 19 with the Opening Session and continue through the week (September 21–24). Topics will be presented through pre-recorded, TED Talk length videos. You can access those videos here. Be sure to watch the videos prior to the discussion session.

    LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

    Knowing the value of meaningful dialogue, we have created a space for the discussion of each topic. In addition to taking in the video content, you’re invited to join the conversation for any or all of the sessions.

    Some special notes:

    • IT’S FREE: There is no fee to participate in Training Camp. This is an investment Mountain makes to grow you as a servant leader.
    • MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Take note of which discussion sessions you sign up for and mark them on your calendar. You will receive the Zoom link to participate in each discussion a few hours prior to the session.

    Register


    OPENING SESSION | Ben Cachiaras
    Saturday, September 19 @ 9 AM via Zoom

    The current culture of crisis and chaos has brought leaders at all levels to a crucial crossroads. Every leader has a decision to make in this moment; not just “What am I going to do?” but “Who am I going to be?” Knowing our leadership matters more than ever, Lead Pastor Ben Cachiaras will offer insight and perspective on becoming a leader who leads himself and others to not just survive, but thrive amidst an atmosphere of uncertainty and unknowns. 
     

    Click here to access videos pertaining to topics for the discussion sessions below. 

    DISCUSSION #1 | Leading from a Distance: Making Working from Home Work for You | Luke Erickson
    Monday, September 21 @ 8 PM via Zoom

    For many of us, “work life” has been quite different over the last several months. The familiar patterns of communication, established meeting rhythms, and typical social dynamics of the workplace have been disrupted. Everyone’s required to “keep your distance”--whether that’s behind plexiglass or isolated in a remote office. So how do we work from a distance? How do we lead people without ever being in the same room? How do we keep a group of people working toward the mission together even while we have to be apart? Let’s learn from one another as we try to fulfill the call to lead, even from a distance.


    DISCUSSION #2 | Leading at Home: Navigating COVID Realities at Home | Jared Fox & Others
    Tuesday, September 22 @ 8 PM via Zoom

    In recent months we’ve learned to work from home, do school from home, worship from home, teach from home, entertain ourselves at home, work out at home, cook at home… we’ve been home a lot! And even as things around us begin to “open back up”, COVID has also brought about, for many, a sense of “quarantine” in every aspect of our life. With many more months ahead of us of being mostly “at home” let's dive into a discussion on how we can make the most of this season and lead well through it.


    DISCUSSION #3 | Leading through Conflict: Separation of Church and Hate | Ben Cachiaras
    Wednesday, September 23 @ 8 PM via Zoom

    Our nation is polarized politically. It seems everyone is politicked off. The flames of strife, disagreement, and contention are burning everywhere, and each of us has a choice in how we respond. As leaders we know we must set down the bucket of anger-infused gasoline and, instead, pour on the bucket of kindness-infused water. But how do we influence others to do the same - relatives, coworkers, friends...even enemies? Explore the mindset and practices of a leader who fosters an atmosphere of peace and discourse versus polarization and discord. 


    DISCUSSION #4 | Leading Yourself: Managing Your Emotional Health During a Crisis | Traci Olson
    Thursday, September 24 @ 8 PM via Zoom

    How do we manage our emotional health while running the marathon of a pandemic or any other crisis? How do we navigate the long, hard seasons of life? In this session, we’ll look at what emotional health is and what it is not. We’ll discuss practical steps which propel us forward as we run the race in such a way that we might reach the goal.

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    Drive-In Prayer Night
    September 19 @ 6:15 PM

    Prayer and worship are two of the most powerful and unifying actions the body of Christ can take. When we pray, our relationship with the Lord deepens. When we worship, our faith grows. And, when we do it together... watch out!

    Reserve your car pass now so you can join SHINE-FM & the Aberdeen community when we gather together on Tuesday, August 25 to pray and worship from the comfort and safety of our cars. SHINE-FM will host, with local pastors joining to lead us in prayer. Make sure you have a working car radio as you'll join in by listening to 95.1 SHINE-FM.

    Not able to join us in Aberdeen on location? Simply turn your radio on to 95.1 SHINE-FM during the event time as we're broadcasting the Drive In Prayer Night live.

    **Please note: all vehicles are required to have a car pass to attend, and all attendees must stay in their vehicles. No bathrooms will be provided.**

    Aberdeen
    21 Aberdeen Shopping Plaza
    6:15-7 PM (gates open at 5:30 PM)
     
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    Second Saturday Serve
    2nd Saturday of each month

    Second Saturday Serve is a great way to meet new people, build friendships and be a part of Mountain culture! On the second Saturday of each month, we gather together to serve in various ways throughout our community. And, the best part is, you don't have to be skilled to participate. In fact, we have projects for all ages, interests and skill levels. 

    Projects

    Some projects support the ministry of local organizations while others are aimed at meeting more specific needs in the community. We provide manual, unskilled labor and include at least one project appropriate for younger children with their parents. Projects may include:

    • Neighborhood Cleanups
    • Painting
    • Clearing Brush & Debris
    • Planting Flowers
    • Weeding

     

    At Aberdeen | 8:30 AM - 12 PM

    • Meet at the Aberdeen Festival Park at 8:30 AM. We'll be cleaning up the park. 
    • Wear clothes that you can work in, both indoor and outdoor.
    • Bring gloves if you have them.

    At Abingdon | 8:30 AM - 12 PM

    • Meet at the Abingdon Campus, then head out to different locations.
    • Wear clothes that you can work in, both indoor and outdoor.
    • Bring gloves if you have them.

    At Edgewood | 9 AM - 12 PM

    • Meet at The EPICENTER at Edgewood at 8:30 AM, then head out to different locations. 
    • Wear clothes that you can work in, both indoor and outdoor.
    • Bring gloves if you have them.

    At Mountain Road | 8:30 AM - 12 PM

    • Meet at the Mountain Road Campus (New Life Center), then head out to different locations.
    • Wear clothes that you can work in, both indoor and outdoor.
    • Bring gloves if you have them.

    Here to Serve You 

    If your organization is in need of some help from our team, please fill out the form below. Please note that the team is unable to perform any professional services (i.e. plumbing, electrical work, HVAC, ramp construction, or general construction needs).

    Project Request

     

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    Food Giveaway
     

    Updated Schedule:

    • Saturday, September 19 | The EPICENTER at Aberdeen
      21 Aberdeen Shopping Plaza
      1-3 PM
    • Saturday, September 26 | Abingdon Campus
      Begins at 9 AM
      Free flu shots will be offered in partnership with UMUC HealthLink.
    • Friday, October 9 | The EPICENTER at Edgewood
      1819 Pulaski Highway
      11 AM - 2 PM

    Food giveaways are drive thru style. Health Fair vendors will not be onsite. These events will honor all state and local guidelines in relation to COVID-19.