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 10:00 a.m.

At 9:00 a.m. we will have youth Sunday school
and small groups/studies for adults

Dear Ones:

Great turn-out to the Adult Sunday School last week!
 Looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday. 

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.

Please be prompt and gather at 9:00. Come a bit early and get your coffee and tea. 

Blessings, Pastor Donna

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Sunday school for youth will be meeting downstairs at 9:00 with Holly Hawthorne. All kids will have a binder with activities that build upon the lesson and can be completed quietly during the worship service.

Groups & Sunday school for youth will end by 9:45 and followed by snacks & beverages. Worship will start promptly at 10am. There will be childcare offered during the worship service for younger children.
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!
Celebrating the Life of Aileen Collinson

Aileen's service is at Church of the Mountains this Sunday February 11th at 3:00 p.m. 

A celebration of life at Zano's will immediatley follow the service, all are invited. 

Please share this invitation with anyone you think might want the opportunity to celebrate her life.
Celebrate the Lenten Season with COM and other communities of faith
Come one, come ALL!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast
When: February 13th ~ 7:00-10:00 a.m.
What: Breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee & tea
Where: Johnson's ~ Truckee Prosser Lakeview

FREE , but donations are greatly appreciated.
All funds collected will go to  Project MANA
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Pancake Supper and Shrove Activities
When: February 13th ~ 6:00 p.m.
What: Pancake Supper with bacon & fruit
Where: Kings Beach United Methodist Church (8425 Dolly Varden Ave, Kings Beach)

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:  Dinner with Dinner and Devotional 6:00-7:30

When:
  • February 14th ~ Ash Wednesday
  • February 21st
  • February 28th
  • March 7th
  • March 14th
  • March 21st

Each week we need 3 people from COM to bring soup to share, there will be a sign up at church closer to the date or you can sign up online through this link:  Soup Sign-up link
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Lent Soup Salad Study
Tuesday's at 6:00 pm with Kings Beach UMC & Christ the King Lutheran church

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

MINISTRY
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Weekly ways you can help at COM:

Questions on any of these roles or anything else at the church, can be directed to
Cathie or Pastor Donna
Looking for a way to Heal through Love?  
Check out Thistle Farms, the organization Pastor Donna mentioned in last weeks service 
and the creators of the "Welcome Mat" displayed on the altar. 
 

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

We serve next:
Tuesday March 27th & Thursday March 29th.
Contact Sandy Butler with questions or sign up downstairs to help in the future! Email Sandra
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.
We opened a couple nights this week for a total of 13 nights this winter season. Looks like a break over the next few weeks.



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 
Join the FUN & FELLOWSHIP
Put these dates on your family calendar & invite friends to join you!
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

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!

UMC Bishops condemn President Trump’s “offensive” remarks against immigrants: Link to letter

Pray Our Way Forward Link Here!

California Nevada Conference Website: 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!


COMMUNITY EVENTS
"Silence for the Soul"
Serenity Meditations
2018 Epiphany / New Moon
Saturday February 10th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Patrick's Episcopal Church, Incline Village

Tim & The Glory Boys
Beards, Banjoy, And Blessings Tour

Thursday March 8th
Sierra Bible Church
Doors open 6:30 ~ Show at 7:00 p.m.

Come join for a night of celebration, worship, bluegrass & joy.

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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