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
Daylight saving time begins this Sunday!

Remember to turn your clocks forward 1 hour at bedtime on Saturday to join us onetime for Sunday school & Church on Sunday morning!
Worship with us this Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Donna will lead worship and share a message based upon the Gospel of John 3:14-21 for the Fourth Sunday in Lent.


From 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. we will have 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, 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.
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Groups & Sunday school for youth will end by 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.
Events & "Going On's"
If you have events or information you would like included in these weekly updates please email me by Wednesday each week and I'll make sure they are included!
Celebrate the Lenten Season with COM and other communities of faith
Each Wednesday during Lent, COM, Lutheran/Presbyterians and Squaw Valley Chapel will gather for a potluck soup super and shared time of worship. Children are welcome but there is no childcare. They can participate in the 45 minute worship or brind something quiet to keep them occupied. Childrens worksheets, blank paper and crayons will be provided

Where:    the Senior Apartments Dining room (10040 Estates Dr, Truckee CA 96161) 

What time:    
  • 5:30 - 6:00 Set up 
  • 6:00 - 6:45 Enjoy dinner and fellowship around the tables
  • 6:45-7:30 Time of worship: singing, Scripture, a devotional, sharing & prayer

When: 
  • March 14th
  • March 21st

Each week we need 3 people from COM to bring soup to share   , there is a sign up at church or you can sign up online through this link:    Soup Sign-up link Bread & water will be provided .


GO GREEN:    Everyone is encouraged to bring your own dinnerware & napkins. 
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Lent Soup Salad Study  

Tuesday's at 6:00 pm with Kings Beach UMC & Christ the King Lutheran church

Group alternates between the two churches and includes fellowship, singing, small group discussion and children's program each night


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" A Journey Through Lent" 

Friday Evenings, St. Patricks Episcopal Church
341 Village Blvd, Incline Village NV

Potluck Dinner 5:00 pm
Join us for a family-friendly dinner. Just bring a favorite to share!

Seekers' Cinema, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
We'll watch clips from some engaging films about journeys --then discuss the central spiritual themes they raise. To deepen your experience, consider watching the full-length movies in advance.

Mar. 9: "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" (R)
Mar. 16: "Wild" (R)

For any questions, contact Clare Novak: clarecnovak@gmail.com or 650-269-5972 

  • Palm Sunday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. 
  • Maundy Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. 
at TLPC 11662 Hope Ct 
  • Good Friday,  March 30 at 7:00 p.m. 
at Church of the Mountains
  • Easter Sunday, April 1st at 10:00 a.m.
All of our Church of the Mountains family is asked to bring something to share as we host an Easter Brunch at 9:00 am before our 10:00 am worship & children's church.



MINISTRY
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We need your help!


Questions on any of these roles or anything else at the church, can be directed to
Cathie or Pastor Donna
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
After a 16 night stretch of open nights we have a few off before more COLD, WINTERY weather arrives next week.


Quick Statistics:
  • Open 31 nights
  • 42 individual guests & 4 dogs have stayed the night
  • Many more than one night for a total of 187 stays
  • 29 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 this month:
Tuesday March 27th & Thursday March 29th.
Contact Sandy Butler with questions or sign up downstairs to help in the future! Email Sandra

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.
ON GOING GROUPS & FELLOWSHIP
PRAYER WORKS!
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 Genesis. 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 

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 each week and we can meet when a few people are interested.



Take a look at the discussion questions for this week:   Link Here!

Pray Our Way Forward Link Here!

California Nevada Conference Website: Click Here!

March 1, 2018 Conference Newsletter: Click Here!
Standing with our Immigrant Students & Families in the
Truckee Tahoe Area
There are many community events being held to support this effort, if you would like to receive these email's let Cathie know and she will forward them to you!

Put these dates on your family calendar & invite friends to join you for FUN & FELLOWSHIP!
There will be 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

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