Weekly Update

Mountainside Communion

…to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God

Sunday Service:

303 W. Colorado.

10:30 A.M.-Noon

Church Life

Stories and the Gospel of Matthew

We are continuing to move through the gospel of Matthew on Sunday mornings. As the Gospel writers tell the Good News of Jesus’ life, death through crucifixion, and resurrection, all are invited to tell their own stories of God’s work in their life! Please see the Sunday passages and themes below and contact Misty at mistyeastonwise@mountainsidecommunion.org if you have a story to share with the church.

May 14: Matt. 8.1-17
May 21: Matt. 8.18-34
May 28: Matt. 9.1-13
June 4: Matt. 9.14-38
June 11: Matt. 10.1-15

Life Groups and Vocation Group Details

Life Groups– Seasonal or ongoing small groups that gather around a book or shared activity/interest.

To start one, contact: Sonia Luginbuhl at sonialuginbuhl@mountainsidecommunion.org

Basketball – Thursdays, 8:30 pm. Contact Kurt Luginbuhl at kurt@interiorsvcs.com

Fost/Adopt Life Group – Contact Janeen Samuelian at janeen.samuelian@gmail.com

Men’s Group – 1st and 3rd Monday of Month, 8:30 pm. The next meeting is Monday, May 15th at 8:30 pm. Contact Jonathan Igram-Edwards at sandbergedwards@gmail.com

Mom’s Group – Mothers Supporting Mothers; 8:00 p.m. in the lower basement at the church.

Wednesdays in 2017 dates:

June 14
July 12
August: OFF.

Contact Sonia Luginbuhl at sonialuginbuhl@mountainsidecommunion.org

Seeking Justice Group – Sundays, 9:15 am in Prayer Candle area in Sanctuary – Show up or contact Kevin Nye at kevin.m.nye@gmail.com.

Vocation Group: now full. Please contact Sonia with any questions about future groups. sonialuginbuhl@mountainsidecommunion.org

Women’s Group – Next gathering: May 13, 2017, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Location & Focus: TBD

Women of all stages of life are welcome to join us as we focus on a different female saint, engaging in various practices of prayer, eating, singing, and story-telling that recall their particular way of life. If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, contact Naomi (naomimehlyokota@gmail.com) or Misty (mistyeastonwise@mountainsidecommunion.org).

Mountainside Arts Collective

If you need a space and time set aside to write, draw, collage, work with textiles, paint, etc., join us for Studio Time in the Sanctuary on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 9:00 am – Noon. Our next meeting is May 12th. We are setting aside this time to engage practices that enliven our responsiveness to God and the world around us, but that often get sidelined in our busy lives. Childcare is arranged. All adults are invited to contribute the price of Starbucks to help defray the childcare costs. Questions? Contact Tricia (tjaurand@gmail.com) or Deborah (deborahsmith@mountainsidecommunion.org).

Arts Collective Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:30 am – 11:30 am in the Office Area. Spring: May 18th. We will be painting the IRC Map piece, working on The Colors Project for the liturgical year, and stories for our year in Matthew.

With questions about the Mountainside Arts Collective, contact Tricia at tjaurand@gmail.com or Deborah at deborahsmith@mountainsidecommunion.org.

Building & Grounds Understanding Group Convening

First Meeting: Tuesday, May 23 from 10 am-Noon in Office Area

As we begin our 3rd year in the building at 303 West, we are grateful for all we together have been able to accomplish so far. And, given the demands of the building, the ways that we have configured our work up till now may not be sustainable into the future.

As presented in our Membership Gathering, a small work group is being convened for 3-4 meetings to think through what we understand thus far and propose a couple of alternate models (or experiments) to bring to Diaconal for consideration.

If this is the kind of work you like to do and you can commit to 3-4 daytime meetings in May/June, please talk with Deborah – deborahsmith@mountainsidecommunion.org or Josh – joshsmith@mountainsidecommunion.org.



Community Life

Sign-up for the Ellis Meal Train

Adaline Ellis is here! Give a helping hand to the Ellis family by preparing a meal in the coming weeks. Sign up on their meal train. https://mealtrain.com/wozz6w



Norma Coombs Elementary School could use an hour of your time on

Thursday, May 25th!

On Thursday evening, May 25 come volunteer during the ceramics sale and Open House at Norma Coombs Elementary School (where Destiny, Wesley, Joel, & Miles attend). Mountainside Communion volunteers have been helping the last several years so that parents can focus on their kids during this time and it has been a tremendous help (& lots of fun!). Helping one shift of an hour & fifteen minutes between 5:30-6:45 pm or 6:45-8 pm would be fabulous. See or email Missy Griffin (megriffin3@gmail.com) to sign up and get all the details. Thank you!

Post-Inauguration Community Response

Below are some of the ways that we are seeking to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God. While there is so much we can do, these specific actions are based on the vocational commitments Mountainside has already committed to. If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact Misty at mistyeastonwise@mountainsidecommunion.org.

Immigration Resource Center of the San Gabriel Valley ask:
* Commitment to “adopt” local areas:
* Schools/Churches in Azusa/Monrovia/Alhambra/etc.
Contact Toni Jones (tjones@ircsgv.org) or Scott Haskins (shaskins@ircsgv.org)

Monrovia Community Organization ask:
* We are looking for about six Monrovia residents/Mountainside members to join this group and represent Mountainside and the ongoing work of the IRCSGV.

Mountainside Sanctuary Research/Discernment ask:
* Sign the Matthew 25 Pledge
* Sign the CLUE Sacred Resistance and Sanctuary pledge
* Pasadena and Azusa recently approved Resolutions declaring all of their school campuses as “Safe Zones” for students/families threatened by Immigration Enforcement.
* Contact your local school district and ask them to join Azusa and Pasadena by declaring
their schools as “Safe Zones”. If you live in Azusa or Pasadena, contact your school
districts/superintendents and thank them for their work!

Women’s March action:

Write a postcard, to one or both of our senators regarding issues that are close to your heart.

Contact Mountainside

Sunday Service:

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

Church Calendars:

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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, our general voicemail box is (626) 415-8170 or 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 at mistyeastonwise@mountainsidecommunion.org.

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