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

Season of Lent

The season of Lent began on Ash Wednesday. It is a 40 day (+6 Sundays) fasting period when the Church devotes itself to discipline in thought and practice, as we move towards holy week.

Baptism: If you or your children are considering baptism on Easter Sunday, please contact Josh (joshuaorobertsmith@gmail.com) or Sonia (sluginbuhl@gmail.com). Preparation for baptism and remembrance of our baptism is an emphasis in Lent.

Invitation to Fast and Participate in Acts of Mercy: On Ash Wednesday we considered how we might fast together as a church, or add in acts of kindness and mercy, or service to the poor. If you would like to know more about specific opportunities throughout this season, please contact Sonia (626) 807-8016.

Gospel of Matthew: We are continuing to move through the gospel of Matthew on Sunday mornings. Our congregation is encouraged to keep telling stories! Please see the Sunday themes below and contact Misty at mjeastonwise@gmail.com if you have a story to share with the church.

Sunday March 26: Matt. 6:19-24 (Earthly and Heavenly Treasure)
Sunday April 2: Matt. 6:25-34 (Worry)

Good Friday: On April 14th we will worship God on Good Friday at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary.

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@sluginbuhl@gmail.com

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. 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:

March 22
April 19
May 10
June 14
July 12
August: OFF.

Contact Sonia Luginbuhl at sluginbuhl@gmail.com

Vocation Group: now full. Please contact Sonia with any questions about future groups. sluginbuhl@gmail.com

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 (mjeastonwise@gmail.com).

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 March 24th. An RSVP is helpful if childcare is needed. deborahspearsmith@gmail.com

Arts Collective Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:30 am – 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Spring: March 16th.

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

Community Life

Matthew 25 Training

Matthew 25 Immigration 101 training – March25, 2017 – 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

If you have found yourself asking:

“How do I discuss immigration through a Biblical lens in my church?”

“What do Christians mean when they say our immigration system is broken?”

“What are ways in which my church can get involved in compassionate ministry with immigrants and refugees?”

Please come to the Matthew 25 Movement’s first Immigration Summit Series event. Various folks, including our Immigration Resource Center’s Jonathan Fung, will be leading this study of God’s word, current policy, and immigration reform.

Please RSVP here as food will be provided and it will be helpful to get an idea of how many folks will be present.

It will be held at the First Baptist Church of Maywood, 3759 E 57th St, Maywood, California 90270. If you have any questions contact Misty (626.258.9239 or mjeastonwise@gmail.com)

Potluck Fellowship

On Sunday March 26th after worship, we will share a meal together at the home of the Dufault-Hunters at 216 E. Colorado Blvd, Monrovia. Bring your family and a dish to share. If you have questions, please contact Erin Dufault-Hunter (626) 841-3746.

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 (mjeastonwise@gmail.com)

Solidarity – Sundays, 9:00 am in Prayer Candle area in Sanctuary – Show up or contact Deborah Smith at deborahspearsmith@gmail.com

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 Organisation ask:
* We are looking for about 6 Monrovia residents/Mountainside members to join this group and represent Mountainside and the ongoing work of the IRCSGV
* Next meeting: February 21st, 7 pm – Mountainside Sanctuary

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.

Park Days With Serena

All children in the Young Children in Worship class (age 3-5) and their families are welcome to come play at the park together. Meet at Library Park in downtown Monrovia (321 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016) from 9:00 – 11:00 AM on the following dates.

April 11th, 2017

This is a time for fellowship and fun!

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.
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Share: If you have an announcement to include in Mountainside Tidings, please send to mountainsidetidings@gmail.com 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 @ mjeastonwise@gmail.com.

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

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