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 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Donna will lead worship & share her Pastoral Refection
"Jesus' Third Way" based on the Gospel of Luke 13:10-17

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

Adults   Sunday school (9-9:45 am in the Sanctuary Circle).  We hope you read Luke 13:10-17 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
Joining 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 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
Q uestions posted here each week. Gather for some authentic discussions over food and/or beverages of choice.
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!
Food Resource Support Center

We THIS week Tuesday August 27 &
Thursday August 29th

Could use 2 people to help on Tuesday the 27th
For questions please email Sandy Butler: Click Here!
OR Cathie Foley Click Here!

Thank you ALL who serve to keep this ministry running and serving our most vulnerable neighbors year round.
Join us Sunday at church and
5-7pm at Truckee Thursday this week!
Stop by and decorate a rock with a symbol of peace and love ~
Help us fill our Peace Garden with an abundance of Peace & Love
 to share with our community & world.
Church Leadership Meeting
Leadership will meet on Sunday September 8th 11:30 - 1:00 pm to discuss the business of the church.

All are welcome & encouraged to attend everyones voice & participation is appreciated!
Donner Lake Family Picnic
Sunday 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 
Sesquicentennial Celebrations are beginning to come together!
No Group this Monday August 26th

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! 
Learn more about the science behind prayer and our
Church of the Mountains "Prayer-Net"
through this link: Prayer Works

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.
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!
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
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
Brian McLaren ~ Shining Lights on a Guided Path Symposium
First United Methodist Church of Reno will host renowned Christian progressive and global activist  Brian McLaren for a daylong symposium, Shining Lights on a Guided Path, on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

It also will feature breakout sessions with innovative regional religious and community leaders, including Great Northern District Superintendent Rev. Blake Busick; justice advocate and organizer Rev. Jeanelle Nicolas Ablola; Rev. Rob Rynders, co-author of The Sacred Secular and a co-founder of City Square Church and The Lead Conference; Rev. Jennifer Goto; and Nevadans for the Common Good. 
Shining Lights on a Guided Path will take place 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, with breakout sessions at various locations in the two cities. Carpooling to breakout sessions is advised. A book signing session with Brian McLaren, 5:45-6:30 p.m., will culminate the event.
Cost is $40 per person. Registration is open now on the conference website: Link to details

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!!
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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| |