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.

This week we celebrate Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

Pastor Donna will lead worship and share a message based upon Acts 1:1-11

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

Children's Sunday School  will be downstairs in the living room area

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!
Tomorrow ~ Friday May 11, 2018
 Ronnie Kevin Conston passed away unexpectedly at home on April 26, 2018 in Truckee, California at the age of 52.
Ronnie is survived by his sisters, Shirley Priestley, of Oakland, California and Glenda Conston, of Napa, California; his brother, Brian Conston, of San Diego, California; and his niece, Courtney Marve Conston-Chism, of Dallas, Texas and a large extended family in California, Texas and Louisiana. His parents, Germon “Tiny” and Muriel, and his brother Marvin precede him in death.
Ronnie was born at Tahoe Forest Hospital on November 21,1965 in Truckee, California to Germon Conston Jr. and Muriel Marve’ Conston. He attended Truckee Elementary School, Tahoe Truckee High School and the local continuation school later completing his GED in Oakland, California. Ronnie spent most of his adult life in the Oakland area only returning to Truckee after his brother, Marvin’s death. Ronnie loved his dog, Cairo and playing his bass guitar, albeit too loudly. Ronnie was friendly and always willing to share whatever he had with a total stranger. Many will remember him as a constant joker. Ronnie was a loyal brother and cared deeply for his family.
Graveside Services will be held at the Truckee Cemetery located at the end of Jibboom Street, on May 11 at 11:00am.

If you are unable to attend but have a memory, story or thought to share let me know, I'll be putting together a card for his family!
Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence
J oin us for the community showing of Trigger
sponsored by Church of the Mountains & Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church.

Trigger shares the story of how Gun Violence impacts individuals and communities. It examines the effect that one shooting has on a survivor, a family, a community, and a society. Movie will be followed by a panel discussion.

When: Friday May 11th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Truckee Airport in the Community Room
(10356 Truckee Airport Road)

Coming Soon ~ Get them on your Family Calendar!
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
All Church ~ Spring Clean Up Day
When: Saturday May 19th
Come for some or all of this day  
Start at 8am ~ Lunch at 12 ~ Wrap up by 3pm

What: A time for all to help "spruce up" our building and grounds.  There will be jobs for all ages and many hands make light of the work.  

Sign Up to Help: Sign up Here!
Leadership Team Meeting
Sunday May 20th at 11:15 a.m.

Congregation members are always welcome to join us in the discussion of church business!

Questions? Ask Cathie
Youth Worship Service ~ Sunday June 10th
Ms. Holly has planned a wonderful worship that we hope all youth will participate in. If you have not talked to Holly to let her know please send a quick email so she can continue planning.

Everyone, mark your calendar you don't want to miss this special time of worship led by our youth & Holly.
I hope you can join us for the  Season End Open House Celebration  on  Thursday June 7th from 5:30-7:00 .  Come and enjoy some savory & sweet treats and celebrate the teamwork that went into this successful season #3. There will be a short presentation and time for questions.

This season we are using a  “START/STOP/CONTINUE” exercise  to help us capture how the season went and where we are going for 2018-2019.
  • START — What should we consider starting or doing differently as a way to improve things? 
  • STOP — What should we stop doing or phase out because it’s not working well or we’ve outgrown it.
  • CONTINUE — What’s working really well that we should proactively continue or maintain?

Please take time to participate   in this simple exercise, before May 15th, it will help in our season end review & planning! Here is the link:   Click here for: Emergency Warming Center: 2017-2018 Season Survey   .  

If you have any questions or want to talk live just give me a text or call & we will set up a time ~ Cathie 775-690-7694

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.
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 today. 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

Donner Lake Family Picnics
 (West End Beach 2:00p.m. - till sunset)
  • Sunday June 17th
  • Sunday July 15th
  • Sunday August 19th
  • Sunday September 16th
Our neighbors need our help!
Prayers, Good Thoughts and Financial help are all appreciated!
Our neighbor Pat has recently been diagnosed with an agressive form of prostate cancer and will be having surgery to remove his prostate on May 14th in South Lake Tahoe at Barton Memorial Hospital.

He will need a place to recover for 3-4 weeks after surgery and is asking for a HandUp. Link to his  HandUp Fundraising Page  to help him have a safe place, inside, to recover.
Our neighbor Meera needs our support as she recovers from a 2nd major hip surgery.

Meera is a force within United for Action and the North Lake communities advocating for the basic needs of so we need to ease her mind as she recovers. Give her a "HandUP" on her Go Fund Me Page:
We have a new project,
can you help us?  

United for Action is the community coalition that worked together to get the North Tahoe ~ Emergency Warming Center started! 

BACKPACK PROJECT   ~ donate $4.40 per filled pack

WHY:   United for Action is committed to supporting our North Tahoe/Truckee neighbors who need basic daily essentials-especially people who are homeless, victims of domestic violence, or at risk of harm or illness.
Youth ~ Your help is needed!

Let's raise some money for the BackPack Project!

I need you to draw me a picture or more of something that reminds you of God's love. Then we will add a bible verse or your message in the picture and make it into a card

We can put these into bundles of 5 and sell them for $5 and use that money to purchase a backpack to be given to someone in need!

Here is an example of what Evelyne made with me on Sunday at church. I'll have the supplies and more examples at church this Sunday!

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

We serve next on: May 29 & 31st.
BBQ Chicken Lunch!
Contact Sandy Butler with questions Email Sandra
Sign up downstairs or ask Sandra what they still need

Program Statistics for March ~ April 2018:
  • Meals served 84
  • Showers provided 62
  • Laundry 62
  • Clothing 32
  • Counseling 16
  • Food Pantry 47
  • Number of total Visits 158
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.
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
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 

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

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!

Spring weather has arrived! We will start meeting soon ~ anyone up for 7:00 p.m. this Sunday?

Take a look at the thought provoking questions for this week:   Link 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!!
Updates from our Bishop & Conference
Link to May 10th Newsletter: Click Here!
The Parkland Voter Movement supports the (pre)registration of teens (ages 16-19) to vote. It also encourages teens to register others and to inspire all to vote. This is a nonpartisan effort, supported by organizations such as the League of Women Voters and is inspired by the youth of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (and others) whose numerous voices have been silenced, informed and amplified.

Led by students and supported by adults trained in voter registration, volunteers work collaboratively with schools, organizations and events to organize voter registration drives that target the (pre)registration of 16-19 year olds (and others). Paper and online registration drives occur during classes, school assemblies, marches, blood drives, flea markets, etc.. After new students register, they are encouraged to organize new drives and eventually vote.

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