Weekly Update

Church Life

Work Day

Friday, August 18, 10am-2pm

Childcare provided. Much of the work will be cleaning and landscaping.

Breakfast Burritos, Bible Study, & Bunko

What do Breakfast Burritos, Bible Study, and Bunko have in common? These three “B’s” were all bandied about as ideas for new Life Groups that just might happen this fall!

In case you missed it, we had a great Membership Gathering on Sunday where we started imagining what our life together this fall might look like. There was a lot of energy in the room as we talked about the various ways that we build connections with one another. We have ongoing participation opportunities for our Sunday gatherings; existing groups to join in; and potential new Life Groups.

Now is the time to connect! If you see a team or a group that you want to be part of (or help start), contact the folks noted. The Sunday Liturgy teams and Ongoing Groups are already happening.

The proposed new Life Groups will only happen if enough people come together to make it so!

The Work of Our Hands

Sunday Liturgy (The Work of the People) – Join a team! Our body needs a few more participants on a rotational basis (often just once a month) to make our primary gathering flow smoothly:
1’s & 2’s – See Kammie – yiukam@hotmail.com
Godly Play – See Tiffany – tiffanywestra@mountainsidecommunion.org
Confirmation – See Brad – bradmgriffin@gmail.com
Mentors for Confirmation – See Zach – zachcellis@gmail.com
PowerPoint – See Jason – j.s.tayorpestell@gmail.com
Sounds & Recording – See Tim – tech@mountainsidecommunion.org


Ongoing Groups – Get involved in an existing group:
Basketball – See Kurt – kurt@interiorservices.us
Communion Gatherings – (connect to form a new gathering) See Sonia – sonialuginbuhl@mountainsidecommuion.org
Mothers Supporting Mothers – See Sonia – as above
Men’s Group – See Jonathan – sandbergedwards@gmail.com
Vocation (new Wednesday group starting in Sept.; others can form as needed) – See Sonia – sonialuginbuhl@mountainsidecommunion.org
Women’s Group – See Naomi – naomimehlyokota@gmail.com

New Life Group Ideas – Some creative ideas for Life Groups were proposed on Sunday! If you want to learn more about any of the potential Life Groups or are ready to help it form, now is the time to connect with the folks listed below! Our participation determines whether a Life Group begins in the fall or waits for another season.
Breakfast Burrito Quest – See Kevin or Naomi – kevin.m.nye@gmail.com or naomialexandra@gmail.com
Bible Study – See Phil or Kevin – Philip.m.cox@gmail.com or kevin.m.nye@gmail.com
Liberation Theology Study – See Adrian – mercado.adrian9@gmail.com
Mountainside Movement Mornings – See Jason or Brendon – jason.samuelian@gmail.com or btkirkbride@gmail.com
Bunco – See Jason or Janeen – as above or janeen.samuelian@gmail.com
The Road Back to You (on Enneagram) – See Nicole or Dave – nikcarden@gmail.com or coachdave73@yahoo.com
2nd Half of Life Gathering – See Josh or Deborah – joshsmith@mountainsidecommunion.org or as below

We are hoping to put together a fall calendar by the end of August; so, let’s talk with one another over the next few weeks so that we see what emerges for this season!

If you need help talking through these or other Life Group ideas, please feel free to contact Sonia sonialuginbuhl@mountainsidecommunion.org or me deborahsmith@mountainsidecommunion.org. Life Group forms are in the back of the sanctuary.


Sunday Morning Start Time Change in the Fall

Starting in the month of September, Sunday morning service will begin at 10 am in the Sanctuary. We are going to try out this time change through December and then re-evaluate. We are hoping that the time change will make room in people’s schedules the rest of the day.

2018 Mountainside Retreat

Mark your calendars! Our next retreat will be March 9-11, 2018!

We will be retreating at a new location this time around, Camp Stevens in Julian, California. We will begin taking sign ups along with initial $10 deposits on Sunday, September 10.

Total prices will be $140/$110/$84:
Adults – $140
Youth (12-18) – $110
Children (2-11) – $84

After the initial 10 dollar deposit, payments can either be made in-full up-front, or they can be made in installments to spread out the cost over several months as follows:
1st installment ($45/$35/$25): 11/5/17
2nd installment ($45/$35/$25): 2/4/18
final installment ($40/$30/$24): 3/4/18
Payments can be given to members of the retreat committee (Misty, Janeen, Chase, or Peter Y.) on those dates.

Please don’t let financial hardship keep you from attending! If you are concerned about not being able to afford this event, but you would otherwise like to attend, please speak to someone on the retreat planning committee or a member of the pastoral team as funds will be available for those with need.

We will be putting on fundraisers for the retreat, the first of which will be a taco dinner and talent show event on Saturday, September 9. This event will be a casual taco dinner followed by an open-mic style variety show at 303 West Colorado. Proceeds will go toward camp scholarships. More info to follow.


Community Life


Hey MC Fam – we have all have had lots of adventures this summer and we need to catch up! Let’s hang together alllll day at the beach on the best day of the roman calendar, August 12. This will be a chance to hang with the friends and families you missed over the last few months. If you are new to Mountainside, we want you at the beach. Immediately. We will be meeting at Bolsa Chica state beach and we need a few folks to get there early to stake a claim on a fire pit. Folks are welcome to show up at any point in the day and into the night – there will probably be a bonfire and maybe some music. I’m just guessing a guitar will make an appearance but can’t make any promises. The beach closes at 9pm

Bring food for you and your crew to enjoy.
Bring blankets, umbrellas and swim attire
Day use parking is $15 per vehicle
Parking does cost some $$ so carpool could be helpful.

We will be at Tower 18
Beach Parking Rd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
United States

Contact Heather Castle with questions

Confirmation Save-the-Dates

Hey Folks!

Just a quick hold-the-dates email about our next summer gathering! More details to come regarding food, etc.

SATURDAY AUGUST 12–MOUNTAINSIDE BEACH DAY AT BOLSA CHICA BEACH (Watch the Mountainside Tidings for more details!)

As a reminder, on Sundays during July we are worshiping with the congregation, and will resume our Sunday morning rhythms in August (NEW PARENTS: I’ll be sending you more details about all this separately).

Sunday Nights 2/4/6 are also taking a summer break; stay tuned for our fall start date!

Keep enjoying your summer!

Springs’ Going-away Party

The Springs are moving to Oregon! Please join us as we send off Bekah, Mike, Cora, and Rowan to a new, exciting chapter on Sunday, August 27th at 5pm at the Ritzaus. Please bring a small dish to share or a drink.


Contact Mountainside

Sunday Service:
303 W. Colorado Blvd.
10:30 a.m. – noon

Church Calendars:
To view Mountainside’s calendar of events, click here
You may also view Mountainside’s Master calendar which includes all events, meetings, and other important dates.
To view Mountainside’s room Reservations calendar, click here

View the Church Directory here.

Tithes and offerings can be given through PayPal. For this option, you may click here to offer a one time gift or set up a recurring monthly contribution. Please be aware that Mountainside gets charged extra fees for PayPal payments. Josh Ivy joshivy@me.com can answer any questions about eliminating these extra costs.

Podcasts Available Go to the sermons tab and click the link for the most recent sermons.

Share: If you have an announcement to include in Mountainside Tidings, please send to tidings@mountainsidecommunion.org by noon on Wednesdays.

Questions: If you have questions or would like to speak to someone from Mountainside, you may call the church office at (626) 358-7585.

Getting involved: If you would like to know about ways to get more involved at Mountainside, contact Misty Easton-Wise mistyeastonwise@mountainsidecommunion.org

Mailing address for Mountainside Communion:
303 W. Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016.