Church Life

Summer Beach Fun

Let’s kick off the summer beach celebrating the end of school! On Friday June 8th, we’ll meet at Seal Beach, one lifeguard tower north of the pier (come when you can, leave when you must). We’ll have a standing beach day each Friday throughout the summer. Feel free to reach out to Janeen Samuelian with questions 626.646.7927

Church Lunch and IRC Tour: Sunday, May 27 After Church

At this month’s church lunch (May 27), IRC staff will be around to tour the offices, answer any questions, and update us on the work of the IRC. The Fellowship Hall and playground will be open for eating lunch and hanging out. Bring your lunch and lets celebrate the community life and work that God has gifted us with. Cristo es Nuestra Roca will also be fellowshipping with us.

IRC Panelists at Pasadena Playhouse

On Thursday, June 14th, the Immigration Resource Center has been invited to provide panelists for a post-show discussion at the Pasadena Playhouse. The show is Culture Clash’s Bordertown Now, and our board member Dr. Robert Romero, Jonathan Fung, Director of Legal services and supporter and immigration attorney, Malathi Benjamin will speak on the panel.

If you’d like to attend the show and support our speakers, you may use this discount code: IRCSG – valid for 20% off tickets on June 14 only. Full priced tickets are $69. With discount tickets are $55. We are excited about this wonderful opportunity and hope to see you there!

Men’s Gathering

Men’s Gathering – An evening backyard fire is being planned for Monday, June 4. Guys mark calendars now and plan to attend and have smoky smelling clothes afterwards!!

Time and location TBA

For more info contact: David Smith, 626-840-9141, ddjtsmith@gmail.com or Kurt Luginbuhl, 626-755-0825, kurt@interiorservices.us

NEW Pasadena Communion Gathering

In February, about 20 members participated in an understanding group to determine if Mountainside should plant a church at the Eagle Rock Church of the Nazarene building. Though we decided this is not what our church is called to at this time, many of us felt compelled to begin a neighborhood engagement focused gathering in Pasadena with hopes of participating in the good justice work that is already happening in the community.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this Doodle to indicate dates that you could attend an initial brainstorming meeting. After May 27th a date will be chosen and published in the Tidings and on the Facebook page.

If you have questions or aren’t able to attend the initial meeting but want to be involved, please email Naomi Yokota NaomiMehlYokota@gmail.com or Misty Jo Easton-Wise: misty@mtside.org

Change of Day/Time of the Seeing White Friday Lunch Time Discussion

The Friday lunch group discussing the Seeing White Podcast will meet next on June 1 at noon. We are shifting our location to Arcadia Methodist in the garden by the Chaplain’s Office so that Misty can join in. We can meet in the Main Lobby of the hospital at noon, and meander to the garden together. Bring your own lunch! We will be discussing Episodes 11 and 12 of Scene on Radio – Seeing White! With questions, contact Deborah (deborahsmith@mtside.org) or Misty (mistyeastonwise@mtside.org).

Women Saints Study

Women Saints Study (Now open to ALL GENDERS) – Next gathering: May 26, 2018,9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Location: The Yokota and Reisler Home: 801 North Summit Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

Saint for focus: Harriet Tubman

Sign up to bring an American Soul Food breakfast item

People of ALL GENDERS and 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).


July 2, 3, 5 & 6 from 9 a.m. to Noon

Everyone’s favorite neighborhood art camp will be here before you know it! We are looking for a few adults and several Confirmation and high school youth to participate. There are a variety of volunteer spots available. This is a super fun week and great opportunity to get to know some of our neighborhood kids. If interested, please contact Tiffany (tiffanywestra@mountainsidecommunion.org), Janeen (janeen_samuelian@yahoo.com) or Jordan (jordanboldt1@gmail.com). Thanks!

Save The Date for the IRC Gala!

Saturday, October 27th

Location TBA

More details to follow!


Contact Mountainside

Sunday Service:
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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.orgSonia Luginbuhl sonialuginbuhl@mtside.orgDeborah Smith deborahsmith@mtside.orgTiffany Westra tiffanywestra@mtside.orgMisty 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