Serve at the FRSC


On the 3rd Tuesday of each month we will be present 9-Noon to administer at the center so that people can take a hot shower,  use the laundry or have a warm, loving place to gather.

  • June 21
  • July 19

On the 3rd Thursday of each month we will be serving a hot meal from 12-2 pm.                                                

  • June 23
  • July 21

This includes organizing the meal, coordinating the volunteers and serving the meal.  Please let Sandy Butler know if you would like to help with this Ministry!

March / April 2016 People Served
* 94 Meals

* 79 Showers

* 47 Laundry

* 43 Clothing

* 23 Counseling

* 23 Food



Help with our Ministries

Church of the Mountains UMC Vision Statement

“A Community of Faith Celebrating the Unconditional Love of God & Practicing the Unconditional Love of Neighbor.”

Church of the Mountains, UMC recognizes that we are a diverse community of faith, who believe in the love of God for all people. We seek to embrace God’s unconditional love through Worship; Discipleship; Giving; and Service to our church, community, and the world. We seek to:

Invite everyone to experience the love of God and become Disciples of Jesus Christ. 

Equip everyone for the work of ministry.

Release everyone into loving service to the world.


The Emergency Warming Center opened on Christmas Eve, 12/24/2015.   Read about it in the 1/6/2016 Sierra Sun:  We have had a cold, wet winter and have  been open 25 nights, this project is an effort between United for Action coalition,  Church of the Mountains and the larger Truckee / North Tahoe Community.  Here is the end of season article in the 5/25/16 Sierra Sun:  For other questions please email Cathie Foley,  Emergency Warming Center Coordinator at:                                                                                 Season End Update:  EWC_Email_End_of_Season.pdf

The Coffee Ministry has ended for this winter but will begin again in the Fall /Winter of 2016.  We serve coffee and goodies to the day laborers who meet in the parking lot across Donner Pass Road on the back side of the church.   Volunteers can help serve by providing a warm cup of coffee and caring words,  baking goodies, and prying for this ministry of love.  Help us to be "Jesus in action"!   Contact Pastor Allison Mattocks for more information and to help: 425-919-4322

Prayer Net:  Thank you everyone on our prayer net for being a part of this ministry.  Why we are a "net" as opposed to a "chain"   When we had a prayer chain, that means of sharing concerns was through calling one another.  That means of communication led to messages being unintentionally altered as they passed from one person to another and often there would be a time delay in reaching everyone.  With the internet we can reach everyone at once with the same message.   If you would like to be part of this net and pray for others OR you have prayers you would like us to lift up to God please click the link  Prayer Request or Prayer Partner

Kids Can:  Recycling at Church of the Mountains sustains two important ministries:  food bags and the coffee ministry.   The Kids Can food bag ministry has provided close to 200 bags of food to people in need this summer!  We need more CRV recyclables to sustain this for the Fall!  We will be collecting the recycling at the church the second Sunday of every month.  Please mark your calendars and bring your CRV donations that day if possible.  You can email: to drop off at a different time.

Blanket Ministry & Other Needs:  Roger Jahr is heading up a "blanket ministry"  He asks that people continue to bring clean blankets to the church so he can share them with those needing them at the Mission area in Reno.  We also have people every week who come into the church or Food Resource Support Center in need of:  Socks, Gloves, Hats, Coats, Warm clothing layers, Tarps, Tents, Sleeping Bags,  Peanut Butter,  Canned Meats,  Protein Snacks.    All of these items can be left in the plastic bins downstairs or you can email to make other arrangements to drop off items

United For Action:   This is a community group of faith communities & non-profits in the Tahoe Truckee area.   We meet monthly and are currently working on getting an Emergency Warming Center in place before winter 2015/2016.  This would be a space that would open then specific extreme weather conditions are met.  Goal for all homeless to have an option for warmth and a meal and not die in the cold/large snow conditions.  To be part of this group or find out how you can support this effort email: 

Volunteer's of America Shelter Project:   Monthly we want to be a support to the individuals and families that are part of the Volunteer's of America Shelters in Reno.   We need different types of support for this to happen:  People to go down to the shelter and serve;  Provide food or supplies for the meals and projects we will share with them;  Provide financial donations towards these efforts.  For more information contact Pastor Donna Farrell or Cathie Foley.     

May 20th - 22nd 2016 Mission trip to the Tenderloin in San Francisco:    We have a group of 2 adults and 4 teenagers headed down to serve in the Tenderloin in San Francisco.   Donations towards this outreach are appreciated.  Please note: SF Mission Trip on your check or envelope.   For questions or more details on this opportunity contact Pastor Donna Farrell or Cathie Foley.  


Our Vision and Finance

We are “A Community of Faith Celebrating the Unconditional Love of God for all people! You can affirm the Inclusive Love of God by financially supporting Church of the Mountains UMC and our ministries in a couple of ways.

1) Worship with your Tithes and Offerings during our weekly worship service by placing your financial contribution in the offering plate.

2) Mail your financial support to Church of the Mountains UMC, PO Box 1209, Truckee, CA. 96160