Weekly Update

Church Life

Sunday Offerings: Trusting God Where We Are, Every Day

Testimonies and storytelling are ways that we hope to trust God together on Sundays as a congregation. Speaking of the presence of God in our lives and in the places we find ourselves each week helps build community. Recently Jeff, Megan, Kevin, and Kurt have offered “A Day in the Life of…” or “A Week in the Life of…” stories using images from their week, or highlighting moments of trust and dependence on God in their daily routines.Would you like to join them in telling parts of your own story? Whether you find yourself filling the role of parent, grandparent, student, educator, medical caregiver, artist, musician, attorney, case manager, volunteer, business professional, administrator, etc. — you get the picture!… We would love it if you would consider sharing about how you trust God where you are, every day. Please contact the pastors at Mountainside Communion if you would like to share on a Sunday.

Mountainside All-Church Retreat • Save the Date

We will be having our church retreat at Camp Stevens in Julian, CA over the weekend of September 13-15, 2019.

Cost: $190/Adults (over 18); $130/Youth (12-18 yrs); $115/children (2-11 yrs)

Important Dates/Payment Plan:

3rd installment ~ August 25th – Adults $50/Youth $30/Children $30 Final installment ~ September 13th (any remaining balance)

Any who wish to are welcome to pay the full amount all at once no later than August 25th, however we are requesting that an initial deposit to save your space be made on April 28th.

The Retreat-planning committee are hoping to fund raise enough that we can keep costs affordable for larger families and subsidize the costs for any who might benefit from financial assistance. The rates for youth and children have been adjusted and reduced in an attempt to ease the cost for families. If you have any questions or would like to request financial assistance, please feel free to reach out to Kevin Nye – kevin.m.nye@gmail.com, Tricia Aurand – tjaurand@gmail.com, or Misty – misty@mtside.org or anyone else on the retreat planning team.


Community Life

IRC Breakfast Chamber Mixer

Please join us for a morning of networking and a special presentation about the innovative work occurring at 303 West Colorado: the Immigration Resource Center and city partnerships Homelessness Response Program and Monrovia Community Garden. Breakfast will be provided.

irc mixer

Training to Accompany Asylum Seekers

We are hoping to find one or two people from Mountainside to attend an upcoming training put on by ECAS (the Ecumenical Collaboration for Asylum Seekers). This training is for people willing to host families (short or long term), sponsor families (someone who walks alongside them officially throughout their journey), or simply be part of a support circle for families that are seeking asylum. Please see the flyer for additional information and contact Jordan Boldt at jordanboldt1@gmail.com if you are able to attend on behalf of our church. In order to ensure that there is enough materials and lunch provided, they are asking that those attending register at this link: https://forms.gle/DBZWurnAydaVZxiE8

Meal Train for the Pendletons

Amy’s Father passed away in early August. As Amy remains with her Mom in Tennessee, grieving and attending to details, we’d love to support the Pendletons with meals over the next few weeks. Please sign up here. If you have any questions about the Meal Train, please free feel to reach out to Missy Griffin at megriffin3@gmail.com.

Thank you.

Meal Train for the Martinez Family

Food brings us together, so let’s welcome baby Diego into the Martinez family and provide Yvette, Michael and Ezra with some awesome meals! Here is link to the meal train with more details if you would like to sign up! Please contact Jordan Boldt with any additional questions at jordanboldt1@gmail.com.

Meal Train

Save the Date

Save the date for the 5th Annual Stand With Our Neighbors IRC Gala. It will be held at the home of Geoff & Monica Zamarripa in Monrovia on November 9th.

Save the date now! Support our immigrant neighbors!


Contact Mountainside

Sunday Service:
 10:00 AM

Tithes and Offerings: To give through PayPal, click here to offer a one time gift or set up a recurring monthly contribution. Please be aware that Mountainside is charged extra for PayPal payments. Josh Ivy joshivy@me.com can answer any questions about eliminating these extra costs.

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