Weekly Update

Church Life

Mountainside Youth Choir

Our next practice is Sunday, September 9, 12:15-1:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. This choir is for youth grades 1-12. Participants can meet in the sanctuary at 12:15 and can be picked up by parents at 1:00. Please have kids eat a snack or lunch before beginning at 12:15. Nicole and David Carden are excited to take leadership with the choir. Sonia will be handling all of the parent communication. Please email Sonia to sign up, or with any questions. sonialuginbuhl@mountainsidecommunion.org

Enneagram Life Group

Bring your own lunch. Childcare is provided. You do not have to attend each meeting in order to join in!

Enneagram Life Group Calendar: click here

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nicole [Nikcarden@gmail.com] or Deborah [deborahsmith@mtside.org].

Pasadena Communion Gathering

A neighborhood engagement focused gathering with hopes of participating in the good justice work that is already happening in the Pasadena community.

This is an open group and you may attend as you can.

Here is the summer/fall schedule and locations: click here

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

Woodworking – Building Courtyard Tables

Work continues on building the Courtyard tables and benches. We meet at David Corbin’s wood shop at 203 W. Maple Street in Monrovia. It is about 6 blocks from the church. Woodworking skill is not necessary; coaching is in the mix.

Fridays: Aug 24, September 7, September 21 from 9:30 AM – Noon Sundays: September 9 and 23 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

With questions, contact Deborah at deborahsmith@mtside.org

Sunday nights (Grades 5-12)

2/4/6 restarts August 26th! We gather the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 6:00-7:30PM (See, easy to remember!) for a middle and high school youth time of connecting with each other (hangout time, food, games), adults (incredible volunteers and guest Mountainsiders who come to share testimonies), and God (singing, praying, reflecting, sharing).

This year we are going to start our evenings together and then split into two groups for focused time: 5th-7th graders and 8th-high school. That also means we could use a couple of additional regular volunteers, so if you are interested in joining in this ministry, please let Brad Griffin or Jeff Westra know.

Stay tuned for a Sunday night snack signup sheet.

Wednesday Morning Prayers – 6:00 AM

All are welcome each week, to pray on the front porch of the Luginbuhl home. Contact Sonia for the address or with any questions. No commitment required, just show up when you want to pray.

Girls Night Out- Friday August 17th

Meet at the Monrovia Station at 7:30pm to take the train to La Grande Orange/Luggage Room in Pasadena.

Let’s Celebrate with Kammie!

After years of hard work and dedication, it’s time to take a permanent vacation. Join us in celebrating Kammie’s retirement at a pool party! Put on your suits, grab your towels and be ready for some fun!

August 26th from 3-6pm MONROVIA TENNIS CLUB 158 N SUNSET PL MONROVIA, CA 91016

Please bring your own meat to BBQ (there are several grills) and a side to share. There will be ice cream for dessert!

A lifeguard has been hired for the event and we are asking for a $5 donation per family to be given to Josh Smith. And, if you’d like to contribute to a group gift, please contact (or just Venmo) Janeen Samuelian.

Please RSVP: click here


Community Life

IRC SaveTheDate Hairline

The Immigration Resource Center’s 4th Annual Gala & Auction will take place on Saturday, October 27th. We are in a new location – a lovely home in Monrovia, about a mile from Mountainside and the IRC. Invitations will arrive soon! If you would like to volunteer at the event, we have needs in the following areas:

•Flower gathering and arranging (some pre-event work required) •Pre-event outreach and marketing •Liaison to musicians •Liaison to speakers, clients and special guests •Day of event food preparation and service, wine servers, bussers, scullery, set up and tear down. •Auction assistance •Check in and Check out •Greeting

In whatever capacity you can be a part of this event, we hope that you will come and share this important and festive night with supporters of the IRC. Please see Jean if you have any questions, want to volunteer or need extra invitation to send to friends. She can be reached at jean@ircsgv.org.


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