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
Worship Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Donna will lead worship as we celebrate the
First Sunday of Advent: HOPE

Sermon: "Stand Alert" based upon the Gospel of Luke 21:25-36


Enjoy our Choir, sharing music to bless this Advent Season
Other Sunday Fellowship & Ministry Opportunities...
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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.
MINISTRY
Can you help on Sunday Mornings?


We need help each week for Sunday Worship & Fellowship to run most smoothly.....
COM to host a Christmas Party
for the Senior Apartment Residents!
What : Christmas Party ~ Cookies ~
Hot Chocolate ~ Carols & Gifts

When: December 22nd, 2018

Where: Senior Apartments 5:30 -7:00 p.m.

Help us raise $900 to purchase a $15 gift for each of the residents. It was suggested that all would be excited to get a new plastic bucket filled with cleaning supplies, cotton dish towels
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 has been open 3 nights this winter and had 13 human guests & 1 dog....tonight is #4. with a BIG stretch of cold possible this next week.


Here is a link to the most recent newsletter: EWC November 27th Newsletter
Food Resource Support Center

Thank you to all who served at the FRSC this week!

Help Needed: COM & EWC will team up to OPEN December 25th and 27th so all our neighbors can continue to rely upon the basic necessities that are provided at the FRSC each week. Click to sign up and help with Food for December 27th at FRSC


Next Regular rotation for COM is:
Tuesday January 29th, 9-12
Thursday January 31st, 10-2.
~See sign up downstairs~
For questions please email Sandy Butler: Click Here!
OR
Cathie Foley Click Here!
PRAYER WORKS!
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
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 by Email Here! and check out their website https://www.nnic.org
GROUPS & FELLOWSHIP

Tickets ARE on sale now!
Get into the Festive Spirit at our annual Holiday performances. 
  Featuring the Truckee Tahoe Youth Chorus and our local Christmastime Strings!
  Buy your tickets online or from your favorite Chorus Member at Church ~
Tom Rinne, Ursula Heffernon, Holly Hawthorne
Meets Tuesday's 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the downstairs living room of the church (or next door in the Gethsemane House.. 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 often 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! 

We are looking to do a 9 week Centering Prayer group based on the teachings of F
PubTheology Group
Questions are emailed to the group & posted here each week. Join us for some authentic discussions over food and/or beverages of choice.

Sunday's 7-8:30 p.m. at a variety of local places

Take a look at the thought provoking questions for this week: Link Here!
Come join us sometime if you want to join us ~ reach out to Pastor Donna or Cathie for where we will meet up that Sunday night.
COMMUNITY
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| comumc@sbcglobal.net | www.churchofthemountains.com