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.
We have a special worship as we celebrate
the Fourth Sunday of Advent: Love

Our youth will present this Christmas service
including carols, scripture and an imaginative re-telling
of the nativity story.
Christmas brunch and fellowship
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 upstairs with Ms. Holly to prepare for the Christmas Play!!
Join the fun
What : Christmas Party ~ Cookies ~
Hot Chocolate ~ Carols & Gifts

When : This Saturday- December 22nd, 2018

Where : Senior Apartments 5:30 -7:00 p.m.
(10040 Estates Drive, Truckee)

The kids made cards this last week and we put together gifts for the 60 residents ~ that we will give out on Saturday along with an invitation to the special worship on Sunday!


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Youth will have rehearsal at 4:00 in the sanctuary followed by Pizza and transport to the Senior Apartments for this party!
Christmas Eve Worship 2018
December 24th ~ 5:30 PM
“Build-a-Pageant” Family Worship         
We will share Christmas Hymns and the telling of the Christmas story. All youth are invited to be part of the living nativity that shares of the birth of Jesus! Come a little early dressed in costume or to use one of ours. What role will you play? An angel, shepherd, king, sheep, donkey and other important parts of the story.   
Cider and Cookie fellowship will follow 

December 24th ~ 9:00 pm
Candlelight Worship & Holy Communion    
Rejoice with us as the darkness is illuminated and brightened by candles, carols, communion and Christ.


If you are going to be at one of these services, please sign up to help   Click Here to sign up to HELP  we need folks to help as greeters, collecting offering, refreshments for family service fellowship, clean up between services, help with kids costumes and mor e!!!
Invitation from Gabi Chan:
Inner Rhythms is having a fundraiser, Christmas on Broadway show, this Friday and Saturday. She will be dancing in several of the numbers!

MINISTRY
Help needed on Sunday Mornings?


We need help each week for Sunday Worship & Fellowship to run most smoothly.....
Thank you Doug DeVore for our new logo!

The Emergency Warming Center has been open 7 nights this winter and had 19 human guests & 1 dog. We will be open on Christmas Eve ....and maybe a couple more nights next week!


Food Resource Support Center

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. Volunteers ~ Thank you for your help!!!


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
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! 
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