Weekly Update

Church Life

Youth Event This Sunday

Sunday June 10 5:30-8:30 PM

POOL PARTY and Fire pit hangout: The Mooney home: 627 Park Rose, Monrovia Sign up here to bring food and RSVP.

Come ready to swim, play games, hang out around the fire pit, and make S’mores. Thanks to the Mooney family for opening their back yard and pool for us!

REMINDER: WE COULD USE HELP PLANNING TWO MORE SUMMER EVENTS: We take a break from regular Sunday nights in the summer and gather once each month June, July, and August for fun nights. WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO PLAN (OR PAIR UP WITH ANOTHER FAMILY/FRIEND TO PLAN) ONE OF THESE? In the past, parents have taken the lead on these and it helps our regular volunteers take a break from planning. Ideas include a pool party, backyard or park barbecue and group games, scavenger hunt/car rally, Mafia/other game night, outdoor movie night, capture the flag + pizza, or other ideas! It doesn’t have to be overly detailed. Sometimes we coordinate food items, other times one person picks everything up and kids just bring $5 each. It’s up to you.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: – Friday July 20 – Sunday August 19 (all-family back-to-school gathering)

Please let me know ASAP if you can coordinate one of these, or some aspect of the evening (e.g., coordinate food or games). Times and locations are TBD at the moment, but generally we aim for something like 5:00-8:00 PM or 6:00-9:00 PM.

Rising 5th graders welcome!


Pasadena Communion Gathering Starting July 1st

In February, about 20 members participated in an understanding group to determine if Mountainside should plant a church at the Eagle Rock Church of the Nazarene building. Though we decided this is not what our church is called to at this time, many of us felt compelled to begin a neighborhood engagement focused gathering in Pasadena with hopes of participating in the good justice work that is already happening in the community.

Our first gathering will be 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Sunday, July 1st. We will gather at the Yokota/Reisler household at 801 N. Summit Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103. Hosts will provide a meal at 5:00 PM and liturgy will start at 6:00 PM.

We have decided to continue meeting the 1st and 3rd Sunday evening of each month. This is an open group and you may attend as you can. Below is the summer/fall schedule and locations:

July 1st: Yokota/Reisler Home
July 15th: Wilson/Nye Home
August 5th: Yokota/Reisler Home
August 19th: Wilson/Nye Home
September 2nd: Yokota/Reisler Home
September 16th: Easton/Wise Home
October 7th: Yokota/Reisler Home
October 21st: Easton/Wise Home
November 4th: Yokota/Reisler Home
November 18th: Jenn Hicks Home
December 2nd: Yokota/Reisler Home
December 16th: Jenn Hicks Home

If you have questions or aren’t able to attend but want to be involved, please email Naomi Yokota NaomiMehlYokota@gmail.com or Misty Jo Easton-Wise: misty@mtside.org

Attention Female Outdoor Adventure Enthusiasts

Join a group of Mountainside women in an overnight backpacking adventure on Catalina Island this summer August 24-26. We are still working out details so space may be limited. Contact Heather Castle (heathermcastle@gmail.com) or Emily Kirkbride (emily.kirkbride@gmail.com) by June 8 if you would like to come! We will have a planning meeting at the end of the month, so let us know if you’d like to join ASAP.

Summer Beach Fun

Let’s kick off the summer beach celebrating the end of school! On Friday June 8th, we’ll meet at Seal Beach, one lifeguard tower north of the pier (come when you can, leave when you must). We’ll have a standing beach day each Friday throughout the summer. Feel free to reach out to Janeen Samuelian with questions at janeen_samuelian@yahoo.com

IRC Panelists at Pasadena Playhouse

On Thursday, June 14th, the Immigration Resource Center has been invited to provide panelists for a post-show discussion at the Pasadena Playhouse. The show is Culture Clash’s Bordertown Now, and our board member Dr. Robert Romero, Jonathan Fung, Director of Legal services and supporter and immigration attorney, Malathi Benjamin will speak on the panel.

If you’d like to attend the show and support our speakers, you may use this discount code: IRCSG – valid for 20% off tickets on June 14 only. Full priced tickets are $69. With discount tickets are $55. We are excited about this wonderful opportunity and hope to see you there!


July 2, 3, 5 & 6 from 9:00 AM. to Noon


Everyone’s favorite neighborhood art camp will be here before you know it! We are currently registering campers (see flyer for more info). We are also looking for a few adults and several Confirmation and high school youth to plug in as volunteers. There are a variety of spots available. This is a super fun week and great opportunity to get to know some of our neighborhood kids. Contact Tiffany (tiffanywestra@mountainsidecommunion.org), Janeen (janeen_samuelian@yahoo.com) or Jordan (jordanboldt1@gmail.com). Thanks!

Save The Date for the IRC Gala!

Saturday, October 27th

Location TBA

More details to follow!


Contact Mountainside

Sunday Service:
 10:00 AM

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

Church Calendars: To view Mountainside’s calendar of events, click here

Podcasts: Click sermons tab for the most recent sermons.

Pastoral Team: Josh Smith joshsmith@mtside.org; Sonia Luginbuhl sonialuginbuhl@mtside.org; Deborah Smith deborahsmith@mtside.org; Tiffany Westra tiffanywestra@mtside.org; Misty Easton-Wise mistyeastonwise@mtside.org.

Mountainside Communion: 303 West Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016 Phone: (626) 358-7585 Email: info@mountainsidecommunion.org

Immigration Resource Center: Phone: (626) 509-9472 Email: info@ircsgv.org