Events

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    Training Camp
    February 1 @ 8:45 AM–12 PM
     

    At Training Camp you are invited to invest in yourself as a servant leader as you seek to fulfill God’s personal call on your life. As Mountain leaders share a variety of personal and spiritual growth-focused classes in a relaxed learning environment, you will be strengthened and encouraged to grow in your life and your leadership. Below are the class listings.

    Some special notes:
    FREE: There is no fee to participate in Training Camp. This is an investment Mountain makes to grow you as a servant leader.
    SAME CLASSES BOTH SESSIONS: Unless otherwise noted, the second session is a repeat of the first session, offering the same content.
    CHILDCARE: Childcare is available at no cost. Please note that, as needed, when you register.
    LOCATION: The location for each class will be provided to each participant at check-in.

    Mountain Road
    Saturday, February 1 @ 8:45 AM–12 PM
    New Life Center


    Main Session @ 9–9:25 AM
    Worship & Activity Center (WAC)
    STRETCH - Training Camp will open with a main session led by Lead Pastor Ben Cachiaras. In light of Mountain’s current vision “Dare to Dream,” Ben will dig into the “stretch” aspect of our “stretch, strengthen, and spread” strategy, sharing the hopes we have and the efforts we are taking to embrace our missional identity and reach those far from God amidst a ever-changing cultural landscape as we embark on the launch of the new Aberdeen Campus.

    Breakout Session #1 @ 9:40–10:40 AM

    CARE
    Care Conversations
    How do we effectively care for another who is suffering? We'll examine elements of a care conversation and practices which allow another to feel heard and move toward integrating suffering into his or her faith journey. 


    Conversations on Addiction and Recovery
    Addiction is an everpresent stronghold in the lives of so many. As we engage with such people we often wonder: What should I say/do? What should I not say/do? How do I love and serve this person or family member well? Learn some basic philosophies and strategies for interacting with and supporting those with addictive issues.


    GROUPS
    Rooted Facilitator Training
     

    Are you facilitating an upcoming ROOTED discipleship experience? Make sure you come to this class! We will give you all the tips and tricks of how to lead your group well. We will talk through the prayer experience, serve experience, the strongholds week, and we will have some resources for you as well. This class is REQUIRED for those who plan to lead a ROOTED group.

    New Leader Orientation (Part 1 of 2)
    One of the requirements for group leadership is to attend the New Group Leader Orientation. This is PART I of a two-part orientation. Whether you've lead groups in the past, fill in for your current leader periodically, are a new leader or apprentice, you will find the orientation to be very beneficial. One important aspect of a leader is that he/she is a LEARNER, someone who is teachable, always growing, and always on the lookout for ways to grow in wisdom and skill. This orientation will provide some important tools to your leadership toolbox.

    Coaching Orientation
    A Group coach is someone who shepherds Discipleship leaders at Mountain. As our discipleship leaders pour into the people in their ministry, we believe they need to be poured into as well. That's where the Coach is invaluable. We want our coaches to feel equipped as possible on their coaching journey. We will be discussing crucial values and practices for integrating intentional discipleship into the relationships you build with your leaders. Whether you have already said YES to accepting a coach role, or you are prayerfully considering this role and want to gain more understanding, this training will be very beneficial to you. Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be. 1 Peter 5:2

    Stretch and Strengthen Your Soul
    As we are all called in ministry and leadership to be the healing presence of Christ, we need to learn how to experience the fullness of God's grace in order to extend it to others. An experiential workshop to explore ways to care for your own soul "for the sake of the world."

    How to Deal with Conflict
    Conflict is a reality of our life together. In this session, we will talk about what conflict is, what role it ought to play in the life of our church and our groups, and how to handle it in appropriate and God-honoring ways.


    KIDS/STUDENTS
    Kids Baptism Class (4th and 5th Grade)

    For 4th & 5th grade students (and their parents) who are interested in learning more about baptism and the next steps in their faith journey.

    Teens and Mental Health
    Let's talk about the mental and emotional health of our middle and high school kids. How do we respond as a church? What resources are helpful? This session is for teens themselves and/or anyone looking to support a teen.


    LEADERSHIP
    GLS Rewind: Become a Leader People Love to Follow

    How do we become leaders that people want to follow? A great question that every growing leader should be asking themselves. Dig into facets of the answer to that question through a rewind of a segment of Craig Groeschel's 2018 Global Leadership Summit talk.

    How to Say What You Gotta Say: Preparing to Preach and Teach
    Those seeking to influence others for the sake of the gospel often find themselves doing so through teaching and preaching type moments. From leading a small group devotional to sharing the gospel before larger audiences, this class is intended to help you prepare for whatever level of preaching/teaching moment in which you are called to share.

    Building Unity Among a Team
    Be it a business or a family, unity is a critical ingredient to the success of any group or team seeking to live out its purpose. For many teams, however, unity is often an elusive quailty to which to hold on. Learn practical takeaways that will help build strong, lasting relational bonds that will create an authentic sense of unity among your team.


    MOUNTAIN WALK
    Restorative Yoga

    Stretch and strengthen through Restorative Yoga. Reduce anxiety and diminish the effects of trauma through breath, mindful movement, and meditation. Expand on your ability to be still and affirm that, "with God, I am enough." Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat if possible.

    God Dreams
    God uses a variety of ways to communicate with humans such as through visions, signs and wonders, angels, Biblical shadows and patterns, and many others. One of the most common means of doing so are dreams. Explore how God spoke his truth, purposes and prophecy using dreams and discuss how dreams play out in God's purposes in the world today.

    Praying the Psalms
    The Pslams offer us a window into the lives of people who were offering up their praises, laments, fears, and hopes to God. Join us as we take a closer look at what it could mean to stand in solidarity with the psalmist and pray these ancient prayers for our lives today.

    What Am I Here For?- Discovering God's Purpose For Your Life
    We’re walking with Jesus and by faith have made Him our Lord and Savior. We know what we’ve been saved “from,” but do we know what have we been saved “for”? What are we here for? Why were we born? Learn God’s purposes for creation, for humans, and for the church. Discover your ultimate divine purpose in light of Jesus’ life and ministry and explore next steps to living into your God-ordained calling.

    Faith Foundations: How to Approach a Passage
    Reading to understand the Bible is a developed skill. Essential to getting good at it is learning how to appropriatley approach each passage. Learn foundational skills to help you interpret any passage you're seeking to understand.


    OUTREACH
    The God Ask

    Sometimes those seeking to be on mission find themselves needing to ask for financial support. This rings true at both the organizational level, such as a para-church organization, and the individual level, such as an aspiring long-term missionary or even someone seeking to go on a short-term mission trip. It's important that when anyone is seeking to raise funds for a Godly purpose that they do so in a way that glorifies God and His mission. Drawing wisdom from Steve Shadrach's book The God Ask, The EPICENTER leadership will offer practical training concepts as well as lessons learned from their own organizational experience on how to seek financial support in a missional, God-honoring way.

    Aberdeen Launch 2020- Who's In?
    With Mountain expanding its missional footprint to Aberdeen in the fall of 2020, there will be many opportunities to help get this newest campus off to a strong start. Learn about the ways you can play a strategic role in the launch of the Aberdeen Campus. This session is intended for those who've made or who are exploring a commitment to be involved in this campus initiative.

    Across the Street and Around the World
    More than ever, God is bringing people from other countries and cultures into our neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools. Let’s take a look together at some opportunities to start building meaningful relationships with them. Whether across the street or around the world, we will examine God’s calling on us to live with expectancy as people come to us and we go to people from other faiths, cultures, and world views.


    WELCOME
    The Heart of Hospitality 

    Hospitality is at the heart of the gospel. An understanding of its deeper meaning will position each of us to change the world even through a single meal. In this session, explore what Biblical hospitality means and the impact it can have on your heart, home, church, and the world around you.

    Active Shooter/Assailant
    The potential of being witness to the actions of an active shooter in a community environment is a growing reality. This session is designed to create awareness and present a law enforcement-approved plan of action should you find yourself in such a situation. This is a required class for a Safety Response Team member but may be attended by anyone who is interested.


    WORSHIP
    Mixing in Ear Monitors (IEMs)
    For Worship Band Members. Learn how to get a great mix in your ears. Getting a Great Mix sets you up for Great Worship Leading.

    Breakout Session #2 @ 10:50–11:50 AM

     

    CARE
    Conversations on Addiction and Recovery
    Addiction is an everpresent stronghold in the lives of so many. As we engage with such people we often wonder: What should I say/do? What should I not say/do? How do I love and serve this person or family member well? Learn some basic philosophies and strategies for interacting with and supporting those with addictive issues.


    GROUPS
    New Leader Orientation (Part 2 of 2)
    One of the requirements for group leadership is to attend the New Group Leader Orientation. This is PART II of a two-part orientation. Participants should complete Session 1 before attending this session 2.
     

    Stretch and Strengthen Your Soul
    As we are all called in ministry and leadership to be the healing presence of Christ, we need to learn how to experience the fullness of God's grace in order to extend it to others. An experiential workshop to explore ways to care for your own soul "for the sake of the world." 

    How to Deal with Conflict
    Conflict is a reality of our life together. In this session, we will talk about what conflict is, what role it ought to play in the life of our church and our groups, and how to handle it in appropriate and God-honoring ways.


    KIDS/STUDENTS
    Reading the Bible & How to Pray- Kids Edition 

    For elementary-aged students interested in learning and navigating through the Bible and learning how to establish a meaningful prayer life (this class will be focused on kids, but parents and Mountain Kids volunteers welcome to attend).

    Teens and Mental Health
    Let's talk about the mental and emotional health of our middle and high school kids. How do we respond as a church? What resources are helpful? This session is for teens themselves and/or anyone looking to support a teen.


    LEADERSHIP
    GLS Rewind: Navigating Difficult Conversations

    Having hard conversations are a necessary, although typically undesirable, part of the leader's job. Learn how to navigate the dynamics of and embrace the potential of difficult conversations to strengthen your leadership as you rewind a segment from Sheila Heen's talk at the 2018 Global Leadership Summit.

    How to Say What You Gotta Say: Preparing to Preach and Teach
    Those seeking to influence others for the sake of the gospel often find themselves doing so through teaching and preaching type moments. From leading a small group devotional to sharing the gospel before larger audiences, this class is intended to help you prepare for whatever level of preaching/teaching moment in which you are called to share.

    Building Unity Among a Team
    Be it a business or a family, unity is a critical ingredient to the success of any group or team seeking to live out its purpose. For many teams, however, unity is often an elusive quailty to which to hold on. Learn practical takeaways that will help build strong, lasting relational bonds that will create an authentic sense of unity among your team. 


    MOUNTAIN WALK
    Intro to the Enneagram
    The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people conceptualize the world and manage their emotions. The Enneagram model describes nine different personality types and maps each of these types on a nine-pointed diagram which helps to illustrate how the types relate to one another. This session covers the basics that you will need to understand how the Enneagram works and how you can use it as another resource on your journey of self-discovery.

    Restorative Yoga
    Stretch and strengthen through Restorative Yoga. Reduce anxiety and diminish the effects of trauma through breath, mindful movement, and meditation. Expand on your ability to be still and affirm that, "with God, I am enough." Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat if possible.

    God Dreams
    God uses a variety of ways to communicate with humans such as through visions, signs and wonders, angels, Biblical shadows and patterns, and many others. One of the most common means of doing so are dreams. Explore how God spoke his truth, purposes and prophecy using dreams and discuss how dreams play out in God's purposes in the world today.

    Praying the Psalms
    The Pslams offer us a window into the lives of people who were offering up their praises, laments, fears, and hopes to God. Join us as we take a closer look at what it could mean to stand in solidarity with the psalmist and pray these ancient prayers for our lives today.

    What Am I Here For?- Discovering God's Purpose For Your Life
    We’re walking with Jesus and by faith have made Him our Lord and Savior. We know what we’ve been saved “from,” but do we know what have we been saved “for”? What are we here for? Why were we born? Learn God’s purposes for creation, for humans, and for the church. Discover your ultimate divine purpose in light of Jesus’ life and ministry and explore next steps to living into your God-ordained calling.

    Faith Foundations: How to Approach a Passage
    Reading to understand the Bible is a developed skill. Essential to getting good at it is learning how to appropriatley approach each passage. Learn foundational skills to help you interpret any passage you're seeking to understand.


    OUTREACH
    The God Ask
    Sometimes those seeking to be on mission find themselves needing to ask for financial support. This rings true at both the organizational level, such as a para-church organization, and the individual level, such as an aspiring long-term missionary or even someone seeking to go on a short-term mission trip. It's important that when anyone is seeking to raise funds for a Godly purpose that they do so in a way that glorifies God and His mission. Drawing wisdom from Steve Shadrach's book The God Ask, The EPICENTER leadership will offer practical training concepts as well as lessons learned from their own organizational experience on how to seek financial support in a missional, God-honoring way.

    Across the Street and Around the World
    More than ever, God is bringing people from other countries and cultures into our neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools. Let’s take a look together at some opportunities to start building meaningful relationships with them. Whether across the street or around the world, we will examine God’s calling on us to live with expectancy as people come to us and we go to people from other faiths, cultures, and world views.

    Turning Your Playing Field into a Mission Field
    Are you someone who finds themselves leading on the sidelines or in the team huddle? Ever wonder how you can make the most of those coaching moments to make a real difference for the Kingdom of God? Whether your find yourself wearing a rec, high school, or college coaching hat, learn how to influence those under your leadership in missionally meaningful ways.


    WELCOME
    CPR/AED/Stop the Bleed

    This session will provide basic information on principles of hands only CPR and AED use, as well as an introduction to the principle known as Stop The Bleed for mass casualty incidents. No official certification is earned in this class. This is a required class for a Safety Response Team member but may be attended by anyone who is interested.

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    Financial Peace University
    Various dates & times

    Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson, money-management class that teaches God’s way of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get you from where you are to where you dreamed you could be. Cost $100 per person/couple.

    Childcare
    Childcare only available at the Abingdon, Edgewood, and Mountain Road Campuses. Cost is $63 for one child and $90 for 2 or more  children.  Scholarships for childcare are available. Please contact Courtney Bridges for any questions regarding childcare or childcare scholarships.

    Abingdon
    Tuesdays, February 4-March 31 @ 7-9 PM
    3465 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive

    Register

    Bel Air
    Mondays, February 3-March 30 @ 7-9 PM
    Meeting at Grace Assembly of God
    (2303 Churchville Rd, across from the Bel Air Campus at The Arena Club)

    Register


    Edgewood
    Tuesdays, February 4-March 31 @ 7-9 PM
    The EPICENTER

    Register

    Mountain Road
    Thursdays, February 6–April 2 @ 7–9 PM
    New Life Center — Overlook

    Register


    Lessons

    • Lesson 1: Super Saving — Common Sense for Your Dollars and Cents
    • Lesson 2: Relating With Money
    • Lesson 3: Cash Flow Planning — The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting
    • Lesson 4: Dumping Debt — Breaking the Chains of Debt
    • Lesson 5: Buyer Beware — The Power of Marketing on Your Buying Decisions
    • Lesson 6: The Role of Insurance — Protecting Your Health, Family and Finances
    • Lesson 7: Retirement and College Planning — Mastering the Alphabet Soup of Investing
    • Lesson 8: Real Estate and Mortgages — Keeping the American Dream from Becoming a Nightmare
    • Lesson 9: The Great Misunderstanding — Unleashing the Power of Generous Giving
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    Milligan at Mountain
    Various class options

    Mountain is thrilled to once again partner with Milligan College to bring two college-level ministry courses to our campus. Join us for this time of study and growth as we dig deeper into the Bible, discover its impact on the world around us, and consider our own personal journeys. These courses are open to anyone 16 years and older.

    Both are college-level courses: accredited and transferable. They can be audited or taken for three credit hours—the cost is the same for both options. Mountain has negotiated a reduced price of $300/course. A limited number of partial scholarships are available by request. To inquire about scholarship assistance, contact Marla De Lucia


    To register for a course(s), please complete both Part 1 and Part 2 for each class.

    Spiritual Formation for the Sake of the World (CMIN 430)

    Do you long for a deeper connection with God? Are you ready for what God wants to do in and through you in this next season? True Christian formation will not only change you from the inside out, but will also allow you to live a life that impacts the people you encounter. In this course, we’ll dig into spiritual practices that will change and sustain you for a long life of service, both right where you live and across cultural lines. Course taught by Hillary MacLellan and other Mountain Leaders. Registration deadline is January 27 at noon.

    Details: 
    Meets on Mondays, January 27 – May 4 @ 6-9 PM
    Mountain Road Campus, Mountain Center - Parlor

    Register Part 1 Register Part 2


    FAITH, LOVE, HOPE: The Gospel of John, 1-2-3 John and Revelation (BIBL 324)

    This new course explores the writings of the apostle John, Jesus’ beloved disciple. We will seek a deeper understanding of what we believe about Jesus and how we live out our faith in him through the Gospel of Faith (Gospel of John), the Letters of Love (1st-3rd John) and the Book of Hope (Revelation). Join us in the study of these five New Testament books and experience a new level of understanding of the faith, love, and hope we have in Christ. Course taught by Dr. Lee Magness. There is coursework to be completed in advance of February 15. Registration deadline is January 27 at noon. 

    Details: 
    Meets three Saturdays: Feb 15, Mar 21 & Apr 18 @ 9 AM - 4 PM
    Mountain Road Campus, Mountain Center - Parlor

    Register Part 1 Register Part 2


    *The locations of the classes will be determined closer to the date they begin based on number of participants and we’ll communicate that to registrants. 

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    Marriage Oneness
    Wednesdays @ 7 PM

    Marriage Oneness is a highly engaging, eight-week series offering practical marriage help. The series equips couples to grow in true intimacy, connection, and purpose–and experience closeness for a lifetime. The hope of deep, soul-level harmony is why we get married in the first place. It’s that good. But oneness doesn’t just happen. Couples make it happen. And it can deepen over the lifetime of a marriage.

    Marriage Oneness covers 7 key areas: 

    • Communication
    • Money
    • Sexual Intimacy
    • Family and Friends
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Spiritual Beliefs
    • Roles and Responsibilities

    Abingdon
    Wednesdays, February 19–April 15 @ 7–8:30 PM
    Make Up Snow Date: April 22
    $30 per couple
    Childcare: $63 for 1 child/$90 for 2+ children 

    Register

     

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    Parenting Through The Phases
    Various times

    Parenting through the Phases is a small group that will help you make the most of each developmental phase your child or teen is in right now. We'll spend time learning how to leverage each phase from video teachings and discussions with other parents.

    Cost
    $30 per person
    Childcare available (indicate childcare needs when registering)


    Abingdon
    Thursdays @ 6:30-8 PM (February 13 - March 19)
    The Ridge

    Register


    Mountain Road
    Thursdays @ 7-8:30 PM (February 27 - April 2)
    New Life Center - The Summit

    Register

     

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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 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 Bel Air | 8:45 AM - 12 PM

    • Meet at the Bel Air Campus. Park at the outdoor soccer fields at The Arena Club and meet at the front entrance at 8:45 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 Edgewood | 9 AM - 12 PM

    • Meet at the The EPICENTER, 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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    Celebrate Recovery
    Fridays @ 6 PM

    We all struggle with things. If you, a family member, or someone you know is struggling with depression, codependency, or addictive behavior, join us for this hope filled program and celebrate recovery. In this program we follow "8 Recovery Principles" that can free us from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. If this isn't your struggle but you know someone who needs to break the grip of addictive behaviors, please invite them to this group.

    Mountain Road
    Fridays @ 6–9 PM
    New Life Center — Cafe
    (Shuttle service provided to and from CR for the following locations: The EPICENTER at Edgewood at 5:45 PM and Riverside Shelter at 5:30 PM.) 

    Schedule
    6–7 PM..............Food/meal together
    7–8 PM..............Large group with musical worship, testimonies, & teaching
    8–9 PM..............Confidential "open share" small groups for people struggling with specific issues
    9–9:30 PM........Coffee & dessert

    Small Groups

    • Men’s Substance Abuse
    • Men's Depression
    • Men's Purity
    • Men's Food Addiction
    • Men's Recovery for those affected by addiction
    • Women's Codependency
    • Women’s Substance Abuse
    • Women’s Depression
    • Women's Food Addiction
    • Women's Recovery for those affected by addiction

    *Childcare is provided for children from infant to 4 years old. 

    Celebration Place
    Children ages 5-13 years old may attend Celebration Place. Celebration Place is the uplifting, hope-filled, children’s companion to Celebrate Recovery. The lessons mirror those in Celebrate Recovery, so that while adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, their kids are discovering the same truths in age-appropriate ways!

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    Young at Heart (Seniors)
    Events

    Bible Studies

    Mountain Road
    Sundays @ 9:45 AM
    Mountain Center — Parlor

    Mountain Road
    1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month (September–June) @ 9:30 AM
    Mountain Center — Parlor

    Breakfast at Bob Evans

    Bob Evans in Bel Air
    2nd Friday of each month @ 9 AM

    Rehabilitation Center Visits

    Lorien Rehabilitation Center
    2nd Sunday of each month @ 3 PM
    Rt. 924 at Plumtree in Bel Air
    Church service and fellowship with residents

    Luncheon in Timothy Hall

    Monthly Luncheon
    Lunch will be catered - suggested donation of $8 per person. Please ask a friend to join you, and let us know if you are planning to attend. Contact Sharon Roz-Smith at 443-402-1991 or make your reservation below. Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are preferred. 

    Sunday, February 9
    1-3 PM
    Mountain Center — Timothy Hall

    Register

    Event Calendar

    Young at Heart Events Calendar

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    DivorceCare

    DivorceCare for Adults

    We know how difficult it can be to go through a separation or divorce. That's why we offer this seminar to provide you with ways to heal and a supportive group full of those of us experiencing the same things. Because each week is self-contained, you can start at any time.

    Mountain Road
    Fridays, January 10 - April 10 @ 7-9 PM
    New Life Center
    Optional meal available in the Cafe @ 6-7 PM

    Cost
    $5 for the class
    $14 (if you need to purchase a workbook)

    Register


    DivorceCare for Kids

    DC4K (for kids 5-12 years of age) who are suffering or have suffered through the divorce of their parents. They will better understand their feelings, express their emotions appropriately, and develop coping skills.

    Mountain Road
    Fridays, January 10 - April 10 @ 7-9 PM
    New Life Center
    Optional meal available in the Cafe @ 6-7 PM

    Cost
    $30 for one child or $20 for more than one child

    Register