Join in celebrating Gods unconditional love for ALL people
and practicing unconditional love of neighbor.
Through worship, ministry and fellowship
Church of the Mountains
United Methodist Church
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
Worship Sunday at 10:00 a.m

Join us! “Doug DeVore will be giving a historical narrative regarding our dark history of driving the Chinese out of Truckee. It’s a tale full of unlikely heroes, but even more unlikely villains.


The Scripture will be: Matthew 25:31-46 stating that:
"When you refused to help one of the least important among these my little ones, my true brothers and sisters, you refused to help and honor me.’ 46 And they will depart from his presence and go into eternal punishment." 
~Jesus, according to The Passion Translation

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Come at 9:00a.m. for Fellowship & Learning:

Adults   ~ Sunday school (9-9:45 am in the Sanctuary Circle).  We hope you can join us this Sunday to talk about the lectionary texts for this week .   Read Matthew 25:31-46 ahead of time if you can but please also come if you are unprepared!



Youth   ~ If parents are in the study   before worship there will be a quiet activity downstairs for the kids. Sunday school will be offered in the Gethsemane House, next door during the Sermon portion of worship.
Help Needed on Sunday Mornings


We need help each week for Sunday Worship & Fellowship to run smoothly.....
MINISTRY and FELLOWSHIP
Opportunities
Pastor Donna will lead a Book Study
This will be a short (4 session or less) Book Study from Steve Harper's Holy Love: A Biblical Theology for Human Sexuality. Link to book:

Group will meet this Sunday June 2nd @ 7pm. You can join physically at COM or virtually over Zoom Meeting, email Donna for the link to join by computer! Email Donna Here!
June 30th after worship we will share brunch and have Kathy Baldock with us about her research on "How the Bible Became Anti-Gay" She will facilitate discussion around this topic and the history of how "homosexual" appeared in the first edition of the RSV translation, and a successful campaign to change the wording based on research of the original Greek.
Here is a Link to her webpage

Email Evan and Stephanie with ?'s Click here to email!
Food Resource Support Center

Thank you ALL who serve to keep this ministry running and serving our most vulnerable neighbors year round.

Thank you! Rick McConn, Doug DeVore, Marissa Castillo, Tim & Sandra Butler, Phyllis McConn, Mike Holley, Cathie Foley& others! For serving this week & opening for our neighbors on Tuesday & Thursday

We serve again in August & need help ~See sign up downstairs
For questions please email Sandy Butler: Click Here!
OR Cathie Foley Click Here!
Group members & ALL, please take time to fill out this congregational survey and get your answers back to Evan and Stephanie Chan who will compile the scores & help us set up our next group meeting. Link to Congregation Survey

Email Evan and Stephanie with ?'s Click here to email!

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Here is an inspirational story about teens standing up for LGBTQ+ justice in their church after their year of confirmation classes and working towards that final step of joining their church Link to the article!
Monday's 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the downstairs living room of the church or next door in the Gethsemane House.. We are studying the Gospel of Mark . 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 Sanctuary Prayer Circle
Tuesday & Wednesday morning 8:00 - 8:30

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! 


JOIN US! Swenja & Cathie will be attending a Day of Silence and Prayer at the Mercy Center Auburn on Saturday June 15. Take a look at the flyer and consider joining us for this gentle, silent method of consenting to God's presence and healing action within us. Based on the rich Christian contemplative heritage. Centering Prayer offers each of us a way to open our hearts to God. Flyer & Registration form
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.

Ready to start meeting again??
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.
PRAYER WORKS!
Learn more about the science behind prayer and our
Church of the Mountains "Prayer-Net"
through this link: Prayer Works

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.

 The Emergency Warming Center was open 39 nights this winter and provided 282 overnight stays in the center plus an additional 16 nights to families in need. We also served many others with much needed basic necessities and connection to longer term solutions.

Check out the Newsletter for details on our
Season End Celebration: June 13th, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Also please take a few minutes to help us evaluate this season and set goals for 2019-2020. Link to Survey Monkey

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
COMMUNITY
Updates from Pastor Donna, our Bishop & others in our Faith Community.
Baccalaureate Celebration
Where: Tahoe Forest Church

When: 6pm Sunday June 9th

All are Invited to celebrate our graduating Seniors in the Truckee Community, this is an ecumenical celebration open to everyone. Click here for the Baccalaureate Information Letter
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!!
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