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 this Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Johannes Ziegler will lead worship with our guest speaker, Steve Harrison. He will share his message "Reliable Witnesses" based upon the Gospel of Luke 24:36b-48


From 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. join us for youth Sunday school 
and small groups/studies for adults

Children's Sunday School  will be downstairs in the living room area with Ms. Holly. 

For Adults, we have two groups: 
1) Traditional Bible Study led by Cliff Carpenter & the group, which meets in the sanctuary. 
2) Contemplative Prayer led by the group in the Gethsemane House.

All are welcome, even if you have not attended the group before.
Please be prompt and gather to start at 9:00.


Groups will end at 9:45 and be followed by an opportunity to grab a beverage and small snack..  Worship will start promptly at 10am.  There will be childcare offered during the worship service for younger children. 

There will be coffee fellowship and goodies after worship at 11:00 am.

If you have events, invites or announcements that you would like in the weekly newsletter, please email me the information by Wednesday and I'll make sure it is included!
New & Happening this week!
UMC Education Extravaganza!!
LOCALLY in Kings Beach ~ Next week 4/18 - 4/21
What: Great training opportunities for church leaders and those more interested in the United Methodist Church.

A variety of different classes, choose which ones are of most interest to you....

  • I Relate Cross Cultural Training
  • Boundaries Training
  • Reconciling Congregations Training
  • Safe Sanctuaries
  • Fellowship of United Methodist Worship Arts Training
  • Connecting Neighbors Training
  • Orientation to Ministry

When: April 18 - 21
Where: Lake Tahoe Retreat Center, Kings Beach

Registration for this will be handled through the Conference web site.  Here's the link Click here!

Calling ALL Youth ~ We need your help! 

Can you be at Sunday school the next 3 weeks?

Ms Holly will be helping prepare you to share a play with the congregation.

Please let her know!  Click here to Email Ms.Holly

Time to RSVP

Summer Camp    at Donner Lake State Park
  • Kids Camp from Monday July 30th to Friday August 3rd
  • Adult/Family Camp from Friday August 3rd to Sunday August 5th

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 by April 29th. After that date we will be opening the camp to other church groups with interested youth in hopes of filling the 14 spaces available. Scholarships will be available so don't let the money get in the way of your decision to join the FUN!

All questions email Ms. Holly:  Click here to email Ms. Holly
 This Saturday!
All are invited to a "Silence for the Soul" day of serenity meditations

When: Saturday, 4/14, 9 am to 1 pm
Where: St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, (341 Village Blvd., Incline Village)

I'm going to this, if anyone is interested or has questions let me know! I'd love to carpool. ;) Cathie
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 and check out their website
We need your 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
Thank you for the support to make this possible!
Quick Statistics for this season:
~ Open 40 Nights
~ 50 individual guests & 5 dogs have stayed the night
~ Many guests stay more than one night for a total of 248 overnight stays
~ 30 times, people have come for a meal or support, including a family with a 1 year old baby.

Thank you all who work together and make this ministry a success!

We serve next on: May 29 & 31st. Contact Sandy Butler with questions Email Sandra
Sign up downstairs or online to help: Click here!

Program Statistics for January ~ February 2018:
  • Meals served 90
  • Showers provided 68
  • Laundry 59
  • Clothing 43
  • Counseling 28
  • Food Pantry 66
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.
Learn more about the science behind prayer and our
Church of the Mountains "Prayer-Net"
through this link: Prayer Works

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! or 775-690-7694 

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

PubTheology Group Questions will be sent out & posted here each week and we can meet whenever a couple people are interested in having a discussion group!

Take a look at the thought provoking questions for this week:   Link Here!
Double check!!
Are these dates on your family calendar??
More details as the time comes closer but PLEASE put these dates on your family calendar and be part of the Fun & Fellowship!

Donner Lake Picnics (West End Beach 2:00 - till sunset)
  • June 17th
  • July 15th
  • August 19th
  • September 16th

Summer Camp (Camp at Donner Lake State Park)
  • Kids Camp from Monday July 30th to Thursday August 2nd
  • Adult/Family Camp from Friday August 3rd to Sunday August 5th
The California Secretary of State’s office & Family Resource Center are co-hosting a public education event about changes coming to elections in Nevada County.

When: April 17 th  from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Truckee Family Resource Center
Why: To explain how elections are changing in Nevada county.

Here is a lin to the 1:30 minute video PSA about the Voter's Choice Act: Click Here!

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!!

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Blessings from the office!   
Cathie Foley | Church of the Mountains| 530-587-4407| Cell: 775-690-7694| |