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 in celebrating the Forth Sunday in Easter
and Mother's Day


Pastor Donna will share her Pastoral Reflection
 based on the scripture of Acts 9:36-43

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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 .   Here is the link: Click here! Read 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.
MINISTRY and FELLOWSHIP
Opportunities
SPRING CLEANUP DAY
This Saturday May 11th
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!
Can you help on Sunday Mornings!


We need help each week for Sunday Worship & Fellowship to run smoothly.....
Food Resource Support Center

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

COM will host May 28th & 30th

~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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We are in process to confirm a date for Kathy Baldock to come share with us about her research on "How the Bible Became Anti-Gay" and 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
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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!
Are you interested in sharing a message on Sunday's or helping as the Worship Leader?

Pastor Donna will be out a few Sunday's this Summer and we are reaching out to our church family before reaching out to folks outside of our congregation, to fill this need.

Specific Dates Needed: 8/11 and 9/15

If you have questions and/or these date's don't work but this is something of interest to you, please respond to this email or reach out to Pastor Donna!
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.

Thank you to everyone who worked together to care for our neighbors in need!
We will be scheduling a season end celebration for early June, date to be announced soon!
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
Come watch Susie Greeno and other amazing THS students: NEWSIES! This is the last weekend to catch this great show!
Updates from Pastor Donna, our Bishop & others in our Faith 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!!
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