Join in celebrating Gods unconditional love for all people
and practicing unconditional love of neighbor through worship, fellowship and ministry
Church of the Mountains
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
Worship with us!
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Donna will lead worship as we continue with the theme
Season of Creation.
This Sunday September 9th is MOUNTAIN SUNDAY ~ Protection and Care

September is also "Servanthood & Stewardship" Month

If you missed last Sunday, you can listen to the first sermon in this series online here: Pastor Donna Sermon Sept 2, 2018


~ Sunday school for children is offered during worship ~

~Stay afterwards to enjoy fellowship & goodies~
We invite to to come at 9:00a.m. Sunday morning for a time of small group study.
Come every week or drop in as you can, all are welcome!


Book study 9:00 this Sunday
We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLaren.
Group will discuss Chapter 5 on Sunday September 2


If you have children, there will be Sunday school activities during this time so you can focus on your group.


Also during this time we need help setting up a simple protein snack for kids and adults to grab with a drink around 9:45am. At 9:55 this snack is put away and the goodies for after worship can be on the counter to be set up around 10:45. Help to host Coffee Fellowship after worship  Link to sign up calendar
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If you have events, invites or announcements to share in the weekly newsletter, please email me the information by Wednesday
and I'll make sure it is included!
Church Calendar & Events


We invite everyone to be an active part in the direction
& life of Church of the Mountains, UMC.

Look at the calendar above & see below for details on all that's going on!
September is "Servanthood & Stewardship" Month! Look forward to hearing about ways our church is serving in the world as we are all encouraged to support that work. Stewardship letters & cards were given out at church and mailed this week. Be looking for them!

Some Dates of importance at COM:
  • Anyone with a budget request for 2019, email your request to Rick McConn by September 16th ~ mcconnrick@gmail.com
  • All who consider COM a church home, please join us at one of these 2 Congregational Brainstorm Opportunities: Sunday September 23rd or Sunday September 30th. After worship from 11:30-1:00 pm. Brainstorm church goals, discussion of open leadership positions and our 2019 budget so the leadership team has your input as we start planning for this upcoming year.
  • Next Leadership Team Meeting: Sunday October 21st ~ 11:30 - 1:00 pm
Final Church BBQ of the season will be at Church of the Mountains
Sunday, September 16th
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Thanks to a gift from Pat, we have a church BBQ that needs to be dedicated!

Sign Up to bring something for the Potluck Meal. (sign up available starting Sunday!)

The church does have site #2 at West End Beach reserved for this day. Anyone is welcome to use that area and continue the fun there later in the day/evening.
All Church Fall Clean-Up Day!
Saturday, September 29th ~ 8:00am - 2:00pm

Come for some or all of the time. Many hands make light of the work to get our church building & grounds ready for winter.

Please RSVP so we have plenty of food for a BBQ lunch
(Sign Up Sheet downstairs or email Cathie: comumc@sbcglobal.net

John Nilson Concert
Award Winning Oregon Pianist
Internationally known recording artist John Nilsen, known for combining elements of folk, classical and jazz will play at
Church of the Mountains on:  

Saturday, September 29, 2018
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Concert is free with good-will donations accepted.

Sign up to bring goodies for the reception time after the concert: Sign Up Here!
MINISTRY
We need help each week
for Sunday Worship & Fellowship times
to run smoothly


2018 Saturday Training Opportunities
Food Resource Support Center ~ More Volunteers Needed
Thanks to Tim & Sandy Butler, Marissa Castilo, Sabrina Barnham, Rick McConn, Doug Devore, Pastor Donna, Cathie, Anne Rarick, Patrick Mullen, Mike Holley, Emily Battaglia, Ursela & Jeff Heffernon ~ COM had a successful week serving at the FRSC this week.

The volunteer leadership from the 5 churches collaborating on the FRSC are looking for some extra volunteer help! Especially during the summer months with the increase in travelers & homeless around town this time of year.  

If you want to help provide food or serve on a Tuesday or Thursday please let me know! comumc@sbcglobal.net
PRAYER WORKS!
Learn more about the science behind prayer and our
Church of the Mountains "Prayer-Net"
through this link: Prayer Works

United for Action is committed to supporting our North Tahoe/Truckee neighbors who need basic daily essentials-for neighbors who are victims of domestic violence, at risk of harm or illness, or homeless. Here is a link for all the details: Learn more about the project here!


THANK YOU for all the support with our Backpack Project, we completed 1000 backpacks that will be given to our most vulnerable neighbors in the Tahoe, Truckee & Reno communities..

Next UFA Meeting: Thursday September 27th, 9:30-11:00 at St.Patricks Episcopal Churc h, Incline Village
Want an opportunity to help serve refugee families in the Reno area? Refugees have many needs from transportation, clothing, tutoring and practice speaking English, or just having friends to hang out with! Sparks UMC mentors a family from Congo, and we mentor a family from Afghanistan.

If you are interested, or just want more info, please get in touch with Evan Chan at  velvia@gmail.com and check out their website https://www.nnic.org
Kids Can Recycling Ministry: Please continue to bring your CRV recycling to COM and support our ministry with Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian of turning garbage into good!

These recyclables are exchanged for money which is being donated to International Health Partners and Hands of Hope to provide life and hope for children in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
GROUPS & FELLOWSHIP
Invite from Emily Battaglia:

Emily shared this invitation and thought others might be interested too! She saw Stephen Jenkinson last year and found his show amazing. Donna bought a ticket for Thursday October 25th 7-9:30 pm at Miners Foundry in Nevada City and can't use it so I (Cathie) get to go!


Buy a ticket for that night and we can all figure out how to carpool or Connect with Emily to chat more about it, Click to email Emily

PubTheology Group
Questions are emailed to the regular group & posted here each week. Join us for some authentic discussions over some food and/or beverage of choice.

Meeting this Sunday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. location to be determined! If you have never attended our group please take a peek at the questions and consider joining our discussing this week!

Take a look at the thought provoking questions for this week:   Link Here!
Meets Monday's 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the downstairs living room of the church. They are studying the book of Romans. All are welcome! Contact Judy Jensen with any questions: Email Judy here!

This is a small group so the time may change occasionally, if you are interested in being notified of last minute changes please provide your phone number or email to Judy.
Join us for Centering Prayer 
in the Gethsemane House on  
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
We start with the daily meditation from Pray As You Go which is music, scripture and contemplation for 10-12 minutes, followed by the remaining 18-20 minutes of silent meditation. Here is a link to Pray As You Go for you to check out and use on your own!  Click Here!

The time does change on occasion because we are a very small group, if you're interested give me a call/text or email and I'll make sure you get the updates for any time changes!
comumc@sbcglobal.net or 775-690-7694 

Most often the group is followed by a walk, feel free to bring walking shoes if you want to walk from 8:45 - 10:00

Church of the Mountains embraces the Open Hearts, Open Doors, Open Minds slogan of the United Methodist Church.

Expanding on that, this small group is a step into action towards living into that statement more fully. By advocating for and welcoming people of all sexual orientations & gender identities and affirming that ALL people are created in the image of God.

For interest & questions please reach out to Cathie or Donna
COMMUNITY
Standing with our Immigrant Students & Families in the Truckee Tahoe Area we rely upon the Family Resource Center of Truckee to have the most relevant immigration information: FRC Immigration Info Link

Great news!! Charlotte Carpenter & Stephanie Chan have joined me in our support of United for Action and will be helping us connect with the Family Resource Centers to learn more about how we can support our immigrant neighbors. Stay tuned for more information!!
Updates from our Bishop & others in our Faith Community.
Here are a couple links Pastor Donna shared on our FaceBook Page last week!


Like us on FaceBook & Keep in touch that way too!

Blessings from the office!   
Cathie Foley | Church of the Mountains| 530-587-4407| Cell: 775-690-7694| comumc@sbcglobal.net | www.churchofthemountains.com