The Emergency Warming Center opened on Christmas Eve, 12/24/2015. Read about it in the 1/6/2016 Sierra Sun: http://www.sierrasun.com/news/19977295-113/truckee-church-opens-emergency-warming-shelter-for-2015-16 We are having an unusually cold, wet winter and have already been open 12 nights, this project is an effort between United for Action coalition, Church of the Mountains and the larger Truckee / North Tahoe Community. We need many volunteers in order to open the doors as many nights as possible this pilot season, for information on Volunteer Shifts follow this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4caea82fa2fd0-volunteer. For other questions please email Cathie Foley, Emergency Warming Center Coordinator at: email@example.com WEEKLY UPDATE: EWC_Email_Update_Jan29.pdf
The Coffee Ministry has ended for this winter but will begin again in the Fall of 2015. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
August 2015 Mission trip to the Tenderloin in San Francisco: August 13th - 15th we took a group of teenagers and a few adults down to serve in the Tenderloin in San Francisco. We helped lead and feed at the Open Cathedral on Thursday evening. Friday we attended St.Anthony's Justice Education Class and served in the Dining Room from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. On Saturday morning the group will served breakfast at Glide Memorial. We hope to have another mission trip this Fall/Winter. 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. We will plan another one for 2016!