Mountainside Communion

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


Church Life

Membership Gathering – This Sunday
Mountainside 10 Year Anniversary
Photos needed for Anniversary Slideshow
Creepy Crawlers and the Toddler Room needs you!
Podcasts Available
Updated Church Directory
Tithing for the lazy

Community Life

Lean in – a time for women
Sing-a-long & Concert – January 31
Jazz Vespers at St. Luke’s MonroviaJanuary 31
Tax Party – February 2
Meals for the Boldt family
Springs Family looking for roomates
Private Music Lessons (In-Home)

Church Life

January 25 Membership Gathering

This Sunday is our next Membership Gathering. Flowing right out of the Diaconal work retreat last weekend, we are looking forward to a morning of small groups and the planning of upcoming tasks for our move to the new space. Included in this work are tasks relating to physical space preparations, reciprocal hospitality with the members of the MCN congregation, and overall continuity of Mountainside Communion in transition. Please join us! And if you are feeling up for it, bring some finger foods to share!

Mountainside Communion 10 Year Anniversary Celebration February 1, 2015

On Sunday morning February 1st, we will be spending the morning celebrating together, 10 years of the life of our church! Mark your calendars and come ready to feast and share memories, view pictures and reflect on the ways that God has graciously sustained the life of our church. If you have a particular interest in planning this celebration, we will have a planning group on the 25th at the Membership Gathering. More details to come!

Send In Your Photos for 10 Year Anniversary Slideshow

Daniel Lundgren is collecting photos of Mountainsiders for a slideshow that will be playing on the screen before and after worship on Sunday, Feb. 1st.

Please submit photos of Mountainsiders from the past 10 years.

How to send photos to Daniel:
– The preferred and simplest method is to to upload in one batch via DropItToMe: http://www.dropitto.me/danlundgren using the password: “mountainside”
– Alternatively, you can bring photos on a USB flash drive on Sunday, Jan. 25th
– As a last resort, you can email photos to danlundgren@gmail.com.

Please submit all photos prior to the evening of Friday, January 30th.

Creepy crawlers and the Toddler Room needs you!

Being a participatory church means we all step forward in faith and trust that our gifts will be used to uphold God’s church. As valuable members, our young children remind us of the simple joys and innocence that Jesus delights in and wants us to mimic! Sunday mornings are an awesome opportunity to get to know many of Mountainside’s kids and we would like to invite you to step into this work.

Please contact Abby Veltman at abbyveltman@hotmail.com or 626-203-3183 if you would enjoy this valuable commitment.

Podcasts Available

New podcasts are up and running on our Mountainside Website. Go to the sermons tab and click the link for the most recent sermons.

Updated Church Directory

Here is the most recently updated church directory, which has a few changes to it.

Click here to download the latest directory

How to tithe online

Tithing is available online (in addition to the brown box at church) through Paypal by clicking here. You can choose to also make it a recurring monthly payment to make it even easier and hassle free.

Community Life


This is a time to connect deeply & intentionally with God, yourself & other women. It is a time of creative self-care, yoga, acoustic musical guest (monrovia, ca only), good food, wine & cheese hour, undirected time together, access to writing & art prompts AND an opportunity to meet with a professional counselor & spiritual director. The cost is $135 and there are two gatherings to choose from

Monrovia, Ca (sleep at home) || January 30th-February 1st 2015
Newport Beach, Ca (sleep away) || February 27th-March 1st 2015

Sign up HERE

Sing-a-long and Concert

Justin and a few other mountainside music folk will be hosting a sing-a-long and concert at Friends Cafe in Monrovia on Saturday, January 31st from 5-7pm.

Come enjoy some freshly roasted Jameson Brown coffee (now served at Friends Cafe), sing a long to some of our favorite songs and experience performances by Justin and other mountainside musicians!

Sing-a-long starts at 5pm, performances will begin around 6pm. Contact Justin (6268070334) if you would like to participate. Otherwise, we’ll see you there. The more the merrier, so bring family and friends!

Theodicy Jazz Collective presents Jazz Vespers at St. Luke’s Monrovia Saturday, January 31 at 7 pm. — internationally acclaimed musical group Theodicy Jazz Collective will present a Jazz Vespers performance on Saturday evening,January 31, at 7 pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 122 South California Avenue at Foothill in Monrovia. Admission is free; there will be a freewill offering. Click title for more information.

Tax Party Sat, Feb 7 @ 2pm

Come to a special House Party where you can get 50% off Turbo Tax + more party surprises. Contact Tamara with questions or to RSVPjoyfullyeverafter@yahoo.com or 626.319.4278. #HappyYouYear

Meals for the Boldt Family

The Boldt family welcomed Ariana Haven on Thanksgiving day. They appreciate your support as they transition to a family of five! Sign up to bring them a meal here: https://mealtrain.com/z7g4r

Springs Family looking for roomates

Mike, Rebekah, and Coralie are hoping to move into a bigger house in the next few months and are looking for a few roommates to share space in our new home. Anyone interested can contact Rebekah at 916-436-6992 orbekah3@gmail.com for details

Private Music Lessons (In-Home)

Justin Little is looking for a few more piano and/or guitar students to teach in-home lessons in Monrovia, Duarte and Arcadia. His teaching schedule is filling up, but Mountainside families will be given priority. Please contact Justin at626-807-0334 or at justin.g.b.little@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions regarding rates, availability, teaching methods, etc. Justin has 6 years of professional experience giving private piano and guitar lessons to children, adolescents and adults.

Contact Mountainside

Sunday Service:
140 E. Palm Ave., Monrovia

Church Calendar: Please visit the Mountainside Calendar.

Share: If you have an announcement to include in Mountainside Tidings, please send to Nathan Ritzau at 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.

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:
P.O. Box 474
Monrovia, CA 91017

Worship Meeting, Shooting, and Neighborhood Vigil

From Warren

I was attending a meeting of the worship committee at the home of our pastor, Josh. We were partway through the Christmas series in our little church and the task of the meeting was to discuss the next series that was going to focus on the mission of the church.

Part of the impetus for this next topic was a comment made by a congregant that he had a hard time describing our church to anyone.  Josh was asking us how we talk about our church to those who don’t know us.  Various comments were made, but we all agreed that we tend to mention our church’s founding scripture and consistent challenge, Micah 6:8, “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.” Continue reading

Mountainside Communion

‘A community of followers of Christ desiring to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.’

Worship Location: Monrovia United Methodist Church

Coffee/Refreshments: Sundays @ 10:00AM

Worship Time: Sundays @ 10:30AM

140 East Palm Avenue
1 Block East of downtown Monrovia