WE ARE A COMMUNITY CENTER,CHANGING LIVES THROUGH UNLEASHING LOVE IN EDGEWOOD, MD
The EPICENTER works to empower people, strengthen families, & build a sense of community and trust in Edgewood.
Edgewood is a strong and diverse community. While it experiences very real social problems such as homelessness, poverty, unemployment and career issues, Edgewood is also home to very good and caring persons who constantly demonstrate their love and commitment to this community.Cheryl Worthington
Mountain Christian Church made an intentional investment in the Edgewood community in 2004, leading to many strong relationships and a deep desire to see the community flourish. In 2013, Mountain rallied several local partners and the members of its church to launch a community center right in the heart of Edgewood. Upon the renovation of a 20,000 square foot section of the Edgewood Commerce Center on Route 40, The EPICENTER at Edgewood, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was born.
From the beginning, The EPICENTER was designed to be:
IN Edgewood. And proud of it.
FOR Edgewood. Offered as an amenity for the community.
BY Edgewood. The mission is carried forth by those vested in Edgewood.
WHAT WE DO
WE INVEST IN KIDS AND ADULTS TO GROW AND LEARN
Through programs and resources, our goal is to equip and grow every individual in this community.
WE PROVIDE A PLACE TO SERVE AND GIVE BACK
Regardless of background, we believe that every individual has the capacity to make a difference.
WE ARE DEVELOPING LEADERS FOR TODAY AS WELL AS TOMORROW
Through loving and investing in this community, we are seeing lives transformed and invested back into others.
AND MORE IS COMING! ↓
OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH MOUNTAIN
People often walk into The EPICENTER and wonder, “So what is this place? Is it a church or a community center?”
“Well… yes.” Really, it’s both.
The facility itself is a community center that is open throughout the week for various programs. But it also serves as the host for the Edgewood Campus of Mountain Christian Church for Sunday morning worship services and other group meetings and events for children, students, and adults.
Is the EPICENTER part of Mountain Christian Church?
The EPICENTER and Mountain Christian Church are two separate entities that partner together for the good of a community that we all care about.
It is fair to say that Mountain “gave birth to” the EPICENTER and provides ongoing support to the EPICENTER through both people and financial resources.
The EPICENTER supports the life of the Mountain church community by hosting church events and serving as a “home base” for Mountain’s Edgewood Campus. Both Mountain and EPICENTER staff both occupy the building, working side by side to serve the community.
Why the Two Separate Entities? Isn’t that just confusing?
When Mountain wanted to invest in the Edgewood community by opening the EPICENTER, the goal was to create a place for people of all different churches & backgrounds to find a place to belong, serve, and give back. The church also wanted to leverage opportunities for grants and other types of support that are often available to community centers but not available to churches.
NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT…