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 this Sunday and share her reflection on the Gospel of Mark 6:6-13. And lead a Blessing of the Hands Celebration


~ Sunday school for children will be offered during worship ~

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

This week the book study will start the book We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLaren.
~Books will be available on Sunday at church~

If you have children, there will be childcare 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!
We don't "cherry pick" our texts, but you can "cherry pick" our tree!

We have a beautiful Cherry tree in front of the church, with lots of Cherries for the first time I can remember! All are welcome to come pick & enjoy them ~ the Blue Jay's will share!
MINISTRY
We need help each week
for Sunday Worship to run smoothly!


Questions on any of these roles or anything else at the church, can be directed to
Cathie or Pastor Donna
A great way to "Take a Stand" this week!
The Chan Family made a Stand at Truckee Thursdays this week to support the children at the border!
  • They sold 90-100 cups of lemonade
  • Had about 48 postcards written by folks to an immigrant child being held at the border without their parents
  • Raised $507.19 (and $2 Canadian) to help these children.

Learn more on this awesome organization: Click Here!
They will be hosting again next Thursday during Truckee Thursdays!

If you want to join the cause please Email Stephanie and /or show up!
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!
Ways to support this project:

  • Create Artwork for Cards
  • Draw a picture of something that reminds you of God's love.
  • Add your name, or remain anonymous!
  • Give me a sentence that describes God's love in your picture. Or we will add a bible verse about love to the card.
  • Get the picture to Cathie either in person or email me a good quality picture of it!
  • Participate by buying some greeting cards Gabi Chan and I put cards into bundles of 7 with envelopes, for $10. We will have them for sale on Sunday at church.
  • Help Assemble the Backpacks!
  • At St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 701 Mt. Rose Highway, Incline Village, from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, on the following Wednesdays: 7/11, 7/18, and 7/25. All ages welcome!
(Some of our COM Family standing together at the Families Belong Together rally last weekend)
Pastor Donna wrote a statement that Cathie shared, which included the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist’s churches “Statement in Support of Ministry with Detained & Separated Families. 
You can view all the speakers on the Tahoe Truckee Indivisible FaceBook Page or read Pastor Donna's statements here: Click here for the transcript
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.
ON GOING GROUPS & FELLOWSHIP
Donner Lake Family Picnics
 (West End Beach 2:00p.m. - till sunset)
  • Next Week: Sunday July 15th
  • Sunday August 19th
  • Sunday September 16th


Come share fun, fellowship and food
West End Beach ~ Donner Lake (group site #2 reserved)
  • Each family brings their own items to grill, favorite drinks (no glass containers), 
plates & utensils
  • Also, bring a side dish, appetizer or dessert to share along with beach toys, games, balls or other fun activities

BBQ will be started around 3:00 with coals ready around 3:30
Entry before 5pm is $5 per person at the gate RSVP Here!
RSVP NOW for Kids Camp & Family Camp

Where: Donner Lake State Park
What: Kids Sleepover Summer Camp & Family Camp Weekend.
When: Kids Camp Monday 7/30 ~ Friday 8/3 ~ Family camp starts on Friday 8/3 - Sunday 8/5

Invite your friends and join Ms. Holly for a week of fun! For youth under 8 who would like to attend, please let us know & bring your parent or other adult along with you.

RSVP   and pay your $50 deposit today. Limited spaces.

All questions email Ms. Holly:  Click here to email Ms. Holly

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.

We will meet this Sunday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
location to be determined


Take a look at the thought provoking questions for this week:   Link Here!
Meets on 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
PRAYER WORKS!
Learn more about the science behind prayer and our
Church of the Mountains "Prayer-Net"
through this link: Prayer Works


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