Join in celebrating Gods unconditional love for all people
and practicing unconditional love of neighbor through worship, fellowship and ministry
Church of the Mountains
United Methodist Church
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors


Set your clock back 1 hour at bedtime on Saturday Night
Worship Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Johannes & Swenja Ziegler will lead worship and share their message
"I Hate Your Opinions....Can I Still Love You?"
Based upon the Gospel of Mark 12:28-34 and Psalm 119:1-8.

Other Sunday Fellowship & Ministry Opportunities...

Come at 9:00a.m. Sunday mornings, for a time of small group study. Come every week or drop in as you can, all are welcome!
Book study & discussion:
We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLaren

Youth~ Meet downstairs with Ms. Holly to prepare for the Christmas Play!! Which will be shared on December 23rd at Worship.
~ Join Practice ~
SUNDAY after Worship ~ 30 minutes!
Share YOUR Gift of Music at COM this Christmas season!!

Holly Hawthorne will be leading a choir that will bless our Advent & Christmas Worship times. Come be a part of this gift!

Email Holly with any questions and to let her know your interested! Email link click here!
Are you interested in an evening of stargazing & celebrating God's creation??

This Sunday starting 8:00 - 8:30pm
PubTheology Group
Questions are emailed to the regular group & posted here each week. Join us for some authentic discussions over food and/or beverages of choice.

Meeting this Sunday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. for a quick bite to eat, a bit of discussion before joining the Chan Family for Stargazing!

If you have never attended our group
Take a look at the thought provoking questions for this week:   Link Here!
and consider joining sometime!
Come join us for this special Sunday

Annual Charge Conference Celebration

When: Sunday November 18th ~ 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

  Join us for a Potluck meal from 5:00-6:00 followed by our Annual Church Charge Conference, which will be about 1 hour. Led by our District Superintendent
Rev. Blake Busick & Pastor Donna Farrell.

This is a time to discuss the business of the church and celebrate! 
Can you help on Sunday Mornings?

We need help each week for Sunday Worship & Fellowship to run most smoothly.....
Truckee Community Christmas 
Coat Drive
Again this year we are supporting
Truckee Community Christmas by coordinating the Coat Drive    

Starting now  please bring in clean, gently worn or new coats that will be distributed to local families in need this Christmas Season. Leave them in the downstairs living room in the blue "warm coat" bin

Set-Up will be on December 14th and
Distribution this year will be on December 15th
Volunteer Opportunities Available
 The Emergency Warming Center is gearing up for season #4 of caring for our neighbors in need, on the most severe weather nights of the year.

Come learn more about this grassroots community effort and the ways you can volunteer in support of the effort!

Two opportunities next week: Tuesday 11/6 and Wednesday 11/7 both offered from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Click Here to Sign Up!

Here is a link to the 2018-2019 Wish List, which also includes a link to our Amazon Wish List . Both of these links will continue to be updated as items are received & new items are needed.  WISH LIST & Supplies Needed

Food Resource Support Center

Church of the Mountains serves next:
  • Tuesday November 27th, 9-12
  • Thursday November 29th 10-2.

~See sign up downstairs~
For questions please email Sandy Butler: Click Here!
Cathie Foley Click Here!
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 Stephanie & Evan Chan, Cathie Foley or Pastor Donna

Next UFA Meeting: Thursday November 29th, 9:30-11:00 at Church of the Mountains.
Ask Cathie or Stephanie Chan more about this!


What: A conversation about issues affecting senior citizens
When: Mon 11/5: 5:00 pm Dinner; 5:30 to 7:00 pm Presentation
Where: Eskridge Conference Room, Tahoe Forest Hospital (10121 Pine, Ave., Truckee)
Please RSVP to 530.550.6730

Open to all caregivers, seniors, and families in the community


Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration
Thursday November 22, 2018
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
North Lake Tahoe Event Center
8318 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach

Admission by Donation is your choice of:
  1. One New, unwrapped toy for Tahoe Truckee Toys for Tots
  2. One or more cans of food for Project MANA
  3. Cash Donation of $2.00 per person or $5 per family
  4. A potluck dish to share with others
  5. Volunteer to Help

Volunteer Opportunities available all week 11/17 - 11/25
Please call Meera to help
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.
2018 Saturday Training Opportunities
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 by Email Here! and check out their website
Invite to an Event About Respect and Dialogue ~ Saturday Nov. 10th
Here is a great opportunity for a group from our church to attend the Diversity Mixer being held at the Muslim Mosque in Reno. If you are interested in attending please email Evan Chan who would love to form a small group to go!

"Too often we define ourselves and others by a label: race, religion, culture, gender, disability, politics, age or something else. We're writing to invite your community organization to participate in a diversity mixer called "Ask Me Anything." This event will give your members a chance to interact with the neighbors they might not otherwise get to meet."

It will be held at the Northern Nevada Muslim Community Center (1855 Oddie Blvd.) on Saturday, November 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More information can be found here:
Meets Tuesday's 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the downstairs living room of the church. They studying the book: Bad Girls of the Bible . 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.

Centering Prayer  in the Gethsemane House on  
Tuesday & Wednesday 12:00 - 12:30 p.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! 
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.
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!
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Blessings from the office!   
Cathie Foley | Church of the Mountains| 530-587-4407| Cell: 775-690-7694| |