October 13, 2019


From Rick’s Desk

Vera and I are heading back from a wonderful visit with our daughter, son-in-law, and two of our grandsons in Arizona. We want to thank you for allowing us to have time away to rest and relax. I would also like to thank Alan for filling in for me today and Garrett for covering last week.  It is such a blessing to have these and others who love to preach the word and have great things to share.

Memorial Services

Services for Margaret Schrader will be held on Saturday, October 12, at 10:00 am at Ridgecrest Christian Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.


There’s an App For That

The Mountainside Church App is now available. In fact, you can follow along with Alan’s sermon notes, view the bulletin, and give directly from your phone all while sitting in church this morning.  The app has other useful tools such as a member directory and volunteer schedules. We highly recommend our members download the app to stay informed and to use as an aid in our various ministries. Instructions on how to access the app can be found on the inside of the bulletin as well as post cards in the foyer. We will also have a “help desk” located in the foyer to answer any of your questions.


Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast is this Saturday, October 19th at 7:30am.


We extend our sympathy to Lance and Cindy, Bronson and Elaine, and the entire Darnell family. Lance and Bronson’s mother, Babetta (Kay) Darnell, passed away on Monday night after a long battle with cancer.


Chocolate Basket

This is the last chance to donate to Mountainside’s Chocolate Basket for this weekend’s Bling Show. Please contact Tommye Hanna with questions.


ACCH Auction

The Albuquerque Christian Children's Home Annual Holiday Affair Benefit Dinner and Auction is Saturday, November 16 at 5 pm at the Embassy Suites. Tickets can be purchased at acch4kids.org  or by calling (505) 898-5520.

Also, we are looking for donations of themed baskets to place in our Auction! Themes can range from a men's basket, coffee lovers basket, and so much more! Baskets are a fun way to contribute to the Home and provide for our children. Have fun building baskets!


Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is on October 26th from 12-3pm. This is always a fun event for the whole family. Talk to Cindy Darnell for more information.


Thank You

Thank you all so much for all the prayers.  The prayer quilt has kept me warm and given me comfort.  Thanks to all the ladies who do such a wonderful ministry.  Continued prayers are appreciated as I still have a long road ahead.

In Christ,

Ron Holloman


ACS Opportunity

Albuquerque Christian School is seeking qualified applicants for an opening in our finance department.  All applicants must be proficient using QuickBooks and have experience with payroll and accounts payable and receivable.  Applicants must be able to communicate well with school families as well as faculty and staff.  All employees of ACS are required to abide by the school’s Statement of Faith. 

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Regina Santo at r.santo@acsrams.com.


Missions Prayer requests

Odion Ojomichaels, missionary for the Nigerian church, covets our prayers. His mother recently had her leg amputated due to a complication from surgery and diabetes. There is a possibility that her other leg will have to be amputated as well. In addition to this, Odion has also been struggling with his own health.

If you would like to send Odion messages of encouragement, you can find him on Facebook as well as send cards* to:

Sabongidda-Ora Church of Christ

P.O. Box 4 Sabongidda-Ora

Owan L.G.A.

Edo State, Nigeria

*Standard letters will need international “Forever” stamps beginning at $1.15 from the post office.


Bling Show

The Bling Show is this weekend. If you can help in any of the following areas, please see Karen Scott or Tommye Hanna.

Set up:  Thursday, 10/17,  2:30 - 4:30pm 

Set up:   Friday, 10/18, 12:30 - 2:30pm and 2:30 - 5pm    

Help at the show:  Saturday, 10/19,  8 -10:30am and 10:30am - 1pm

Tear down:  Saturday, 10/19,  1pm - 3pm


Prayer Requests

Travis Clayton had a successful sinus surgery. He is doing well.

Al Gill had a rough week with his health. Please keep him in your prayers.

Maria Ulibarri is home and is under the care of a home healthcare assistant. Please continue to pray for recovery and strength.

Tom Davis is suffering from some side effects of his radiation treatment and is not feeling well.

Ron Holloman (82), Roger’s father, has been moved to a rehab facility where they can monitor his progress.

Paige Harris, niece of Joe and Dawn Schrader, is having extreme health problems, including congestive heart failure. Paige is a mother to three young children. Please keep the family in your prayers.

David Carpenter is back at Canyon Transitional Rehab after being treated for a bone infection. He is in room 112.

Sue McCall is in room 235 at Advanced Healthcare at 2701 Richmond Dr. NE 87107.

Dan Scott continues to need our prayers regarding his health and comfort.

Prayers for our senior saints: Etta Love; Paul Page; Mary House, Tommie Bedford; Fran Higginbotham; Arlene DeFoor; Bill and Alice Stevens; Juanita Ortego; Gene Decker; Frank  Ulibarri; Dennis Mangan, Leslie Anyanonu’s father; Gloria Brannan; Rose Hensley, Latayne Scott’s mother; Delora Moore, Jackie Decker and Virginia O’Dell’s mother.

Continue to pray for: Bob Lafler, Sarita Peterson and Diego Otriz, friends of the Obergs; Mike Erick, Karen Scott; Ken Hush, father of Doug Hush; Greg Kelly; Carmen Hudgins, Juanita Ortego’s daughter; Jeff Liddell; Stan Samuels, Steven Samuels’ father; James Stanesic, brother of Carol Stevens; Barbara Murphy; Lisa Walker, Steve Boberg’s niece; Sam Hanna; Lilah Swan, daughter of Larry and Zrita Martinez; Sharlene and Shannon, Winette and Ira Parr’s daughters; Sherry Abraham’s mother Pat; Sherry Boberg; Guylene Grady, Judy Rogers’ mother; Chris Stringham; Amanda Riccon, Sherry Abraham’s niece; Terry Padilla; Lin and Jackie Decker; Aleasha Decker.


Small Group
October 13

Please plan on joining us tonight for some great study, fellowship, and food as we continue this week’s study on “Life Choices”. I can’t wait to see what we learn together. I’ll have the food ready, bring your willingness to be open and let God’s word change the way we think. 


Kellie LewisComment