Serve National & Global
Ministering to those in our community who are needy or elderly by helping with home repairs, yard work, and much more.
We have a crew of very skilled workers, with a larger portion of us (non skilled) who have a servant's heart and willing hands. We also have numerous other projects being put on hold until we have more people to help. People who are willing to sit and talk with some of our clients while the repairs are being made are needed as well.
It's very helpful to know who can participate, so we can plan work teams. However, you can just show up at Mt. Zion on Saturday at 8:30 am . Please email our coordinator Mike Arnold at email@example.com to let him know you are planning on coming. Also, let him know if you have any skills in painting, construction, electrical, plumbing, etc.
~ You will be blessed serving with this Local Mission. We hope you will join our team.
Coordinator - Mike Arnold
Hannah's Hope is an effort dedicated to fighting human trafficking both locally and globally. Our mission is to combat this injustice by raising awareness, offering education to at risk populations, and bringing hope and restoration to those who have been affected by it.
for more information. Check out the events page for continuous updates. Please join us, we meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month in the Tent.
Contact Paula Hamilton 443-617-4291 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This night is about coming together to meet other's most basic need. Please join us as we serve together at a local Soup Kitchen for those in need. To get involved contact Ted Bruns email@example.com
Outreaches to Homeless
More Ways to Make a Difference
Food Distribution - drop off food on Wednesdays, 12 to 4 pm, pick up food on Thursdays, 12 to 4 pm. We also deliver if needed. Call the office at 410-836-7444.
Outreach to the Local Hospital, Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Communities.
ICO (Inner County Outreach) 2021 Summer Camp and After-School Program
The six week/5 days a week ICO summer camp is finished for the 2021 year. There were 95 campers, mostly from Aberdeen. The camp was available to the entire community. The cost was minimal, scholarships were provided where needed. Each week consisted of 2 days devoted to academics, 2 days for swimming, sports and games, and at least one field trip. The academic portion consisted of reading, math, history, music and Christian values. Cindy Sepulveda and I co-led 4 book groups divided by age. We had some great, stimulating discussion on the books the children were reading. It was a lot of fun, especially with so much participation from the children.
The After-School Program begins on September 20 for 35 students from Aberdeen’s 5 public schools. The program is open to all residents of Aberdeen. Transportation is provided from the schools. Upon arrival, the kids have snacks and then complete their homework. Volunteers help the children with math and reading problems. Mt Zion, as well as individuals, have provided excellent instructional and supplementary educational materials and books. When finished, they can play games.
Before the Covid virus shut schools down, 7 volunteers came from Mount Zion. We are hopeful that once again we’ll have volunteers from Mt Zion. The kids are motivated, friendly and well behaved. Usually volunteers come for one, partial-afternoon per week, focusing on the age group and/or subject interest. Of course, you can always volunteer for more!
The high school kids arrive at ICO about 2:15. If they need assistance, it’s usually with higher level math.
The middle school children arrive about 3:15. If needing help, it’s also usually math…algebra or geometry.
The majority of the children are K-5 elementary students, arriving at 4:00. Many need reinforcement and strengthening of their reading and writing skills. They also need help with common core math. If you’re assisting with math and not sure how the new math works, we can give you immediate help as you’re working with the child. It’s usually not that difficult to figure out.
At 5:30 the Aberdeen Bible Church provides the children with dinner, then take them home.
In addition to the after-school program, there are additional ICO community programs available for volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer for the new school year, or have any questions, please contact me
(443-528-9868 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you for your interest in ICO.
National & Global Missions
Children of Zion Village- Namibia, Africa
The Children of Zion Village was originally established as a Christian home for orphans of the AIDS pandemic in the southern African nation of Namibia. It is located along the Zambezi River in the northeast corner of Namibia. Our children come from several different tribal and language groups.
The “village” opened in January, 2003 and is now home to about 50 children. In the beginning, most of the children were placed in our care because they had lost their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to AIDS. Today children may be placed with us for a variety of reasons. They may be orphaned because of AIDS or other illness, or may have become vulnerable because of parental illness, incarceration, poverty, neglect, or human trafficking.
Here the boys and girls receive love, nutrition, shelter, healthcare, academic, vocational and Bible education, and become part of one large Christian family. Our missionaries, volunteers, and Namibian staff work together to raise the children in our “village”.
After establishing and operating our school for our own children for several years we found that there was a great need among non-vulnerable children in our community for a Christian education. In obedience to “The Great Commission” we expanded our school to also invite local children from the community to join with our children in receiving a quality Christian education.
For more information please contact us at (410)-836-2121 or click here to send an email
Around the Globe:
Allshouses - WGM/Mexico
Keeners - Wycliffe Bible Translators
Least of These - Dominican Republic
Travis and Lorna Curry - Children of Zion Village, Namibia
Benedict & Kathleen Schwartz - Villages of Hope, Zambia
Matt Bohlman - Cambodia
Dmitriev - COI
Hicks - Mission Society, Japan
Through United Methodist Church:
Board of Child Care
Christ United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen
N.M. Carroll Home
UM Russian Seminary
UM Special Offering