A message from Ben
Updated March 27, 2020 at 1 PM
While everyone has to stay apart, it doesn't mean we all can't be a part of what God is doing in this season! Stay connected to what God is doing through His church wherever you are!
Visit MountainCC.org/Coronavirus for continued updates.
Click here for a list of impacted programs.
A message from Ben
So, what are we going to do now? That's what everyone is asking as the Coronavirus situation changes before us, hour by hour. We have travel bans, major sports suspensions, schools, and colleges closing, and toilet paper flying off the shelves as people stock up and get ready for who knows what. This is a scary season for a lot of people and a time of uncertainty and fear.
So what ARE WE – as the Mountain family – GOING TO DO?
Well, we’re going to keep being the church, do what God has called us to do, to make disciples who love God, love people and serve the world, because now more than ever, people are hungry for good news, hope, and the peace of Christ. We are not shrinking back, we’re going to lean into this moment and do everything we can to seize this time as an opportunity to advance God’s mission through Mountain. What if God wanted to take this bad situation, and use it for good? We believe that’s exactly what God wants to do...
In light of the expert health advice and at the direction of government officials, we are moving all of Mountain's weekend services ONLINE. We won’t be having services at our campuses this weekend, because it isn’t prudent to bring people together in large groups right now. Notice, we’re not saying we are canceling, because we’re not. We may not be together physically, but we can still be together in God’s presence digitally by moving services online.
Some of you already know how to access Mountain Online. You can find the link to Mountain Online right on our home page, or here. This tool will now become the gathering place of the Mountain family and many more people.
Isn’t God’s timing amazing? Months ago before any of us knew about Coronavirus, we were led to plan a series called Anxious For Nothing, to help us deal with anxiety. What perfect timing! We had planned on starting a new series this weekend, but instead, we’re going to respond to the situation and continue with another message on Anxious for Nothing. It's going to be super relevant and practical, specifically designed for such a time as this.
Set aside time to gather with others for worship. It’s more important now than ever. We will have great music, and additional interactive programming designed for kids and families. We will broadcast service live during our regular online service times in addition to other times on Monday and Tuesday. You can find those times below.
Groups And Other Events
Groups are going to leverage digital platforms as well. Welcome to Mountain is still happening through the meeting tool, Zoom. Campus Groups will also still be meeting this week through Zoom.
As for most other events and trips, they are going to be online, some may be postponed, or cancelled. The list below will remain updated with all future changes. If you have questions regarding our approach to the Coronavirus, email us.
Stay plugged in through social media, and sign up for Ben’s notes so we can stay in touch. God's got this. Stay calm and remember the words of Jesus who said, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.” See you this weekend online for our special edition of Anxious For Nothing.
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Weekly Services | My God... That Is Who You Are
Watch Online this Week!
Watch live online this week!
Saturdays at 5:05 PM
Sundays at 8:05 AM, 9:45 AM, 11:35 AM, 5:05 PM
Mondays at 7 PM
Tuesdays at 7 PM
Join in for the message series, My God... That Is Who You Are.
Due to the concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus, we will not be gathering at campuses this weekend but will instead stay connected through the Mountain Online service. Experience worship music, the message, and a special kids program online at the service times below. Be sure to share the link below on social media, let friends and family know you are watching and invite them to experience it with you!
What comes into your mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you. And what you believe about God is the most important factor in determining how you live your life – and how you go through tough times. In days like these more people than ever want to know “Where is God?” “What is God doing?” “What difference does God make?” By studying the names of God in the Bible, we can do more than learn about God. We can see God at work in the world and in our lives as a Way-maker, Promise-keeper, Provider, and Light in the Darkness... and proclaim, “My God…That Is Who You Are."
Welcome to Mountain
Online Welcome To Mountain
Due to the Coronavirus, Welcome to Mountain gatherings have been moved online and can be experienced live on the Zoom platform. The gathering will be facilitated by a live host.
When are the live online gatherings taking place?
- Tues, April 7 @ 6:30 PM - registration coming soon
What do I need?
Welcome to Mountain Workbook (PDF download)
If you're new to Mountain or simply want to learn more about what it means to be a Christian, "Welcome To Mountain" is your essential next step. Lead Pastor Ben Cachiaras or a Campus Pastor will help you discover the basics of the Christian faith, what kind of church we are and how you can be a part of this special place.
We hope to see you there!
Each Welcome to Mountain gathering provides either a meal and/or refreshments. Childcare is provided through age 10.
Note: as your Welcome to Mountain date approaches, an email will be sent to confirm your attendance. Reply and let us know if you can make it and include the names of those attending with you. Also, confirm the number and ages of children needing childcare.
Wednesday, April 29 @ 6:30-8:30 PM
3465 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive
Sunday, April 26 @ 6-8 PM
The Arena Club- Studio 2
Sunday, April 26 @ 1-3 PM
The EPICENTER- The Garage
Sunday, June 7 @ 1-3 PM
The EPICENTER- The Garage
Sunday, April 19 @ 1-4 PM
New Life Center- Cafe
Kids & Students Online
Experiences and Resources
Family Discussion Guide | After Online Service
Parents, below is a link to a Family Discussion Guide. Use the guide after the kids program you'll experience online. Thank you for investing in your little disciple!
During the Week!
Here are some great links to resources you can use during the week with your kids. Make daily time to invest into your child's discipleship!
All existing Students Groups are going digital and will still be meeting online. If you’re a middle or high schooler join a group here!
Stay connected Online
Mountain Students on YouTube
Here are some resources for you as a parent to have conversations with your kid or student during this difficult time. If you need any help navigating these conversations, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Mountain Kids Team or Mountain Students Team. These teams are here for you!
Anxiety Conversation Guides for Students
Crisis Conversation Guides for Students
Managing Fear and Anxiety during a Health Pandemic
Manejando el miedo y la ansiedad durante una pandemia de salud
Celebrate Easter at Mountain
Be part of the story this Easter!
Easter is for everyone, and you’re invited to be part of it. This experience at Mountain Christian Church is a celebration that’s about community, joy, peace, and hope, even in the unique, unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in this year. We know that perspective is everything and we invite you to be a part of the online community at Mountain!
Be a part of it from the safety of your home and check out services happening online. There’s even age-appropriate programming for kids following the message.
Online Service Times
Saturday, April 11
5:05, 7 PM
Sunday, April 12
6:30 (Sunrise), 8:05, 9:45, 11:35 AM, 1:15, 3:00, 5:05 PM
Monday, April 13
Tuesday, April 14
The church isn't a building, it is people, and it is community! Be part of weekly services, groups and more. Visit MountainCC.org/Coronavirus to be a part of the church online.
Celebration of Recovery Group
Fridays @ 7 PM
Click here to join this group
Campus Group gatherings are moving online and can be experienced live on the Zoom platform. The gathering will be facilitated by a live host.
Wednesday @ 7 PM - Click here to join this gathering
Tuesday @ 7 PM - Click here to join this gathering
Are you interested in being part of an online group? We are currently in development to facilitate group experiences online. Use the form below to get updates. We will follow up with you to connect!
Right Now Media (On-Demand Bible Studies)
Don't forget that Mountain has access to a huge media library through Right Now Media. Over 15,000 video studies for adults, kids, and students.
Ways you can help
In ways that keep us safe and honor the regulations that have been put in place, we want to find ways to “get going” and be the hands and feet of Christ.
Help my neighbor
For some ideas and best practices on helping those in your neighborhood review Helping My Neighbor
Meet specific needs
People in our Mountain community have communicated specific needs. See if you can help.
Donate everyday essentials
Drop off paper products, diapers, and cleaning supplies to distribute to those in need.
- Week of March 23
1918 Pulaski Highway
Edgewood, MD 21040
Drop off times: Mon, Wed, Fri from 12-6 PM
- Week of March 30
3465 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive
Abingdon, MD 21009
Drop off times: Mon-Fri from 12-6 PM
Help other organizations
Help the United Way in their many efforts to care for and support others during COVID-19
Get food to those in need
Help the United Way get food to those unable to get out to access it for their families
Tutor kids learning at home
Partner with the United Way to academically support families as students find themselves learning from home
- Week of March 23
I Need Help
Resources for those in need
Some resources for those affected by the impact of COVID-19.
I Need Someone to Run an Errand
For those who are unable to get out and need an errand run, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to assist you.
For additional resources in helping meet your needs, consider the following:
Pray For and With Others
As we persevere through this current season, let us not forget the power of prayer.