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
Community Worship
Sunday's at 10:00 a.m


Join us this week as we celebrate
the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost


Cathie will lead worship and we welcome Joyce Garcia to share her Pastoral Reflection
based on the gospel of Luke 12:49-56

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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 read Luke 10:38-42 ahead of time if you can but please also come if you are unprepared!

Youth   ~ If your parents are in the study   before worship there will be a quiet activity downstairs. Sunday school will be offered in the Gethsemane House, next door during the Sermon portion of worship.
Help needed every Sunday morning!


We need help each week for Sunday Worship & Fellowship to run smoothly. Please check the sign up or send Cathie an email that you're available to help and she'll let you know the help still needed: Click to email Cathie
Sunday Evening Learning & Fellowship Opportunities
Please join us. Holy Love Book Study: Join for a time of compassionate sharing while exploring a topic, near and dear to the hearts of United methodists and people around the globe! AND our church family here at COM.

Steve Harper's Holy Love: A Biblical Theology for Human Sexuality . Click here for the Link to book.

This Sunday, 7 pm we gather to discuss chapter 2

  • Sunday August 18 ~ 7pm discussion chapter 3
  • Sunday August 25th chapter 4

Group time Sunday's @ 7pm for around one hour. You can join physically at COM or virtually over Zoom Meeting, email Donna if you are interested in attending or having a group at another time! And for the link to join by computer! 
Blessings, Pastor Donna
Donner Lake Family Picnic's
Sunday's August 18th & September 15th

 Come share fellowship, fun and food 
West End Beach ~ Donner Lake

Each family brings: Items to grill, favorite drinks ( no glass containers ), plates & utensils and a side dish, appetizer or dessert to share!
Remember beach toys, games, balls, musical instruments or other fun activities!


** BBQ will be started around 3:00 with coals ready around 3:30 OR we may decide to start at 5:00 and have coals ready around 5:30 ~ Come to church for the final answer or text/call Cathie (775-690-7694) or Pastor Donna (530-913-5343)
Entry before 5pm is $5 per person at the gate 
PubTheology
Q uestions posted here each week. Gather for some authentic discussions over food and/or beverages of choice.
Next date set for Sunday September 1st
Sunday's 7-8:30 p.m. location to be announced

Take a look at the thought provoking questions for this week: Link Here! Consider gathering a group to discuss these at anytime!!

If you have attended and want to meet, please initiate the discussion of who else is available. These are both group led so any combination of folks can gather on Sunday's or another time that works for discussion!
MINISTRY and FELLOWSHIP
Opportunities
Links with more information on RMN:

Email Evan and Stephanie Chan with ?'s and if you would like to be part of our RMN Google group! Click here to email!

Currently our Holy Love book study is where we are discussing this topic in more depth, please join us on Sunday nights! See above for more details.
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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!
Food Resource Support Center

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

We serve again in August 27 & 29th
Need 2 people to help on Tuesday the 27th & help with food ~See sign up downstairs
For questions please email Sandy Butler: Click Here!
OR Cathie Foley Click Here!
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! 
PRAYER WORKS!
Learn more about the science behind prayer and our
Church of the Mountains "Prayer-Net"
through this link: Prayer Works

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
Sesquicentennial Celebrations are beginning to come together!
COMMUNITY
Want to Carpool down for a performance? Reach out to Stephanie Chan to confirm date, time that works ....1st discussed date was in Sacramento September 7th at 7pm . Click here to email Stephanie or text/call: 530-414-9404

Updates from Pastor Donna,
our Bishop & others.

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:

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