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 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
and World Communion Sunday

Pastor Donna will lead worship and share her sermon: "Faith In Community" based on the Gospel of Luke 16:1-13  

Leadership Meeting
This Sunday 8:30 - 9:45

All are invited to be part of this meeting, as all who are present play a piece in the leadership and happenings at Church of the Mountains
Thank you to ALL who participated to make our 150th Anniversary Celebration a blessing. Many of you were here in Spirit, although unable to be here in person, thank you.
Here is a link to the article in the Sierra Sun: Click Here!
Thanks Hannah Jones for celebrating with us.
Send us your memories of history, thoughts, stories and prayers for the present and future .... We will expand on the history book that Norma McMillan worked so hard to create.
Learning, Fellowship & Ministry Opportunities
LAST Chance ~ Sign up NOW
Brian McLaren ~ Shining Lights on a Guided Path Symposium
Have you ever wondered if Christianity will last; experienced the kind of frustration at any of our local churches that made you want to give up or get out; wondered if the Christ you love can rescue the church as we know it?  Then this seminar is for you!
Shining Lights on a Guided Path is a day long symposium.
Next Weekend: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 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
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/text/call that you're available to help and she'll let you know the help still needed: Click to email Cathie or text/call 775-690-7694
Food Resource Support Center

COM Hosts this month:
October 29th & 31st

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.
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!

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

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
Discernment Retreat
at Lake Tahoe Retreat Center
Retreat led by the author of the newly published book "Discernment" in the "Holy Living: Spiritual Practices for Building a Life of Faith" series. t

When : Oct 25-27 2019 ~ Come for the day or stay the nights 
Information and registration info is found at this link: Click Here!

Updates from Pastor Donna,
& others UMC leaders.

Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane, made landfall in the Bahamas on September 1. The prolonged exposure to extreme hurricane-force winds, storm surges, flooding and intense rainfall has produced devastating effects. Water, sanitation and food have been identified as critical needs for over 70,000 people.
UMCOR International Disaster Response (IDR) has offered financial assistance to the disaster ministry of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church, Bahamas Methodist Habitat (BMH), and is communicating with BMH to support its coordination of relief efforts.
Your help is needed, today, for Hurricane Dorian relief and other disasters UMCOR IDR is responding to around the world . UMCOR Link
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| |