Mountainside Communion

Seeking to live justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.

Scripture for Sunday: Matt: 10:1-15

Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

Church Life


The next Mountainside workday is coming up on Friday, June 16th, 9:00 am-1:00 pm! This workday is where we keep the kids’ rooms in shape, and we’ll be doing some Green Space and Sanctuary work as well. Give whatever time you have! Childcare will be available!

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 at sonialuginbuhl@mountainsidecommunion.org

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:
June 14
July 12
August: OFF.

Contact Sonia Luginbuhl at sonialuginbuhl@mountainsidecommunion.org

Seeking Justice Group – Sundays, 9:15 am in Prayer Candle area in Sanctuary – Show up or contact Kevin Nye at kevin.m.nye@gmail.com.

Vocation Group: We will be starting a new group this Fall. Please contact Sonia if you are interested. sonialuginbuhl@mountainsidecommunion.org

A favorite part of Mountainside life has been vocation groups–these are dinner groups with 8-12 people journeying with each other for a season, as we discover what God is up to among us in the contexts of our life stories, what we do for work, and the life of the church. All are welcome to join a group, no matter what stage of life or transition(s) in which you may find yourself.

Women’s Group – Next gathering: July 8th 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Location: The Mooney’s Home, 627 Park Rose, Monrovia, 91016

Saint for Focus: Josephine Bakhita of Sudan

Sign up to bring a Sudanese breakfast food item.

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 (mistyeastonwise@mountainsidecommunion.org).

Community Life

Thank You Note from Islamic Center of Arcadia

Salaam (may peace be unto you) Brothers & Sisters at Mountainside Communion,

We were touched by your kind words. Your support, thoughts, and prayers are much appreciated. Thank you for thinking of us and reaching out.

With love & appreciation,
Islamic Center of Arcadia

Welcome Bags for Family Promise

On Sunday 6/11, the confirmation students will be packing welcome bags for new residents of Family Promise, a local family homeless shelter. If you are able to purchase any of the items on the attached list, please bring them to church by Sunday 6/11 and we will pack them.



POOL PARTY–6:00-9:00 PM

LOCATION: Monrovia Tennis Club
(address: 158 Sunset Place)

Bring $5 to cover food, a swim suit and towel

Students are welcome to invite a friend! Mentors and volunteer leaders are welcome.

RSVP to Ari Smith, ari.smith@gmail.com with the number of students attending and any food restrictions.

ALSO: Our rising 5th graders are welcome to join for these summer gatherings as a way to build relationships and begin to get excited about joining Confirmation in the fall. They will remain in Godly Play on Sunday mornings until our transition Sunday August 20 at the start of the new school/ministry year, but these monthly gatherings are a great way to begin the transition!

NOTE: We are taking a break from 2/4/6 Sunday night gatherings for June-July and will resume in late August. THANKS TO THE INCREDIBLE TEAM who led these so faithfully all year!

Bunco Night!

On Friday, June 30th, join us for a night of games. Come to the Samuelian’s house at 8:00 pm prepared for fun! An RSVP to Janeen (626-646-7927) would be great (but not required) so we can be sure to set up enough tables. We’ll have some snacks and drinks to share. Feel free to just show up or add to the snack pile.

Farewell Gift for the Keens

The Keens are moving to San Diego! Please help us send them off well by writing a note, drawing a picture, or creating something visual that they can remember you by. All notes/artwork should be on 8×11″ paper that will be inserted into a notebook. You can also work on your note/picture during Sunday morning service in the prayer candle area. You can give your page to Naomi Yokota during church or mail it to her at 801 North Summit Ave, Pasadena, Ca 91103 through the end of June.

Helping Hands

Maria is a single mom with three children that is connected to our community. She desperately needs to find some work so she can find housing and get on her feet. She is willing to help with childcare or housecleaning. Please contact Jordan Boldt at 626-633-6416 or jordanboldt1@gmail.com if you or someone you know could use this type of help!

Summer Beach Fun

Join in on the summer fun! Several Mountainside families will kick off the summer and celebrate the end of school on Friday June 9th. We’ll meet at Seal Beach, one lifeguard tower north of the pier. We’ll have a standing beach day each Friday throughout the summer (with some Sat/Sun dates TBA). Feel free to reach out to Janeen Samuelian with questions 626.646.7927

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

View the Church Directory here.

Tithes and offerings can be given through PayPal. For this option, you may click here to offer a one time gift or set up a recurring monthly contribution. Please be aware that Mountainside gets charged extra fees for PayPal payments. Josh Ivy joshivy@me.com can answer any questions about eliminating these extra costs.

Podcasts Available Go to the sermons tab and click the link for the most recent sermons.

Share: If you have an announcement to include in Mountainside Tidings, please send to tidings@mountainsidecommunion.org 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 mistyeastonwise@mountainsidecommunion.org

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