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

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.
* Kurt Luginbuhl at kurt@interiorsvcs.com

Creative Process Group (MAC) – Quarterly, 8:00 pm. Reconvenes January 21
* Tricia Aurand at tjaurand@gmail.com

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

Listening/Acting in Solidarity – Sundays, 9:00 am. Month of January, then TBD.
* Deborah Smith at deborahspearsmith@gmail.com

Men’s Group – 1st and 3rd Monday of Month, 8:30 pm.
* Jonathan Igram-Edwards at sandbergedwards@gmail.com

Mom’s Group – Mothers Supporting Mothers; every 3rd Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. in lower basement at the church. * Sonia Luginbuhl at sluginbuhl@gmail.com

2017 dates:

March 15
April 19
May 10
June 14
July 12
August: OFF

Studio Time in the Sanctuary – 2nd and 4th Friday of Month, 9:00 am – Noon, beginning January.
* Deborah Smith at deborahspearsmith@gmail.com

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

Women’s Group–Next gathering: March 11th, 2017, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.  Focus: Julian of Norwich

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)


Monthly Contemplative Vespers Service

Join us the first Sunday of each month for a quiet, contemplative prayer service. This is a time that offers us a communal space to listen to God’s Spirit and movement in the midst of our noisy and busy lives. We meet in the sanctuary from 7-8 pm. For more information contact Heidi at hgeary@gmail.com.

Mark your calendars!

March 5th
April 2nd
May 7th
June 4th

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 am – Noon. Our next meeting is January 27th. 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. 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. Winter dates: Mar. 16. We will be working on an IRC Map piece, art for the coming liturgical season, and stories for our year in Matthew.

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

Community Life

Mountainside Night Out!

When: February 25th 5:00-8:00
Where: Drop your kids off at Mountainside Communion (303 W Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016)
What: The children (age 1 and up) will remain at the church and play games, do crafts, read stories, and watch a movie while the parents take the night off.
Why: This is a fundraiser to improve the playground of the church.
Cost: $10 per child ($25 for a family of 3 or more)

Please contact Serena Spry (sspry12@apu.edu) with any questions or to reserve a spot for your children!

Boldt Rental

The Boldts are looking for someone to rent their current home starting in April! It is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house in Monrovia 1 block away from the gold line. Please let them know if you know of anyone that would be interested. Their email is boldtfam@gmail.com or Jordan’s cell is 626-633-6416.

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 Organization 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
* Attend the Immigrants Make America Great march on February 18th

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.

February 28th , 2017
March 21st, 2017
April 11th, 2017

This is a time for fellowship and fun!

Meal Train for Rocki and Joe

Help Rocki and Joe celebrate the birth of Rowan by providing a meal for them. Sign up here.

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.
To view Mountainside’s room Reservations calendar, click here

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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