September 1, 2019


from rick’s desk

Labor Day

Well, here we are, Labor Day Weekend. In my life, I always looked at Memorial Weekend as the beginning of Summer and Labor Day as the end of summer.  School is back in session, the weather is beginning to change slightly, and there is just a different feel as we enter the month of September. If you are visiting with us here this morning, we are very thankful for your presence.  You may be wondering where everyone is.  It is a good question and we have a great answer. Labor Day weekend is a very special time for Mountainside.  It is Family Camp weekend, and the vast majority of our body is at Ponderosa Christian Camp this morning up in the Jemez mountains.  It began on Friday and continues until in the morning when everyone will clean up the camp and head back home. It is a wonderful weekend full of fun, fellowship, and worship in a beautiful atmosphere. Chad and Monica Darnell as well as Brock and Beth Darnell have worked hard to put this weekend together and make it a success.  Of course, these two couples rely on so many of our body who are willing to help in so many different ways.  It takes an army to make Family Camp a success.  Thanks to everyone who helps to make this weekend the special time that it is. 

Rick Hankins


Sunday Evening

Sunday evening services at the building are cancelled for this evening.

Bible Hour

Children’s Bible Hour classes are cancelled for this morning.


Divorce Recovery Class

Wednesday Nights, Sept. 11th @ 6:30pm

We would like to invite you or anyone you know who has experienced a divorce to our Divorce Recovery class. This class is designed to bring healing and hope to those who are dealing with the pains and trials of divorce. The class begins on September 11th and will meet every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Children and teens are welcome to attend the children and youth group classes during the same time.  The registration is $30.



We would like to welcome Arlene Carian to our church family. Arlene has been attending Mountainside for several months now and we are excited to have her. Please take a moment to get to know Arlene and welcome her to the community.


Men’s retreat

September 20 & 21

The area-wide men’s retreat is coming up on September 20-21st.  The theme is “NO MAN LEFT BEHIND” and the fee is $40.  To claim your spot, go to  



Congratulations to Valerie and Robert Poland on the birth of their daughter, Adalynn Rae, on Tuesday, August 27. Adalynn is 7 pounds, 1 ounce and 20 inches. Emily is now a big sister who will be sharing grandparents, Jim and Debbie Poland and great-grandmother, Arlene DeFoor.


Congratulations to proud parents, Tanya and Jeff Harmount on the birth of their daughter, Ella Rose, on Saturday, August 24th, weighing in at 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measuring 19.5 inches long.  She joins big brother Forrest and big sister Halle Grace.


Mountainside Recycle Event

Here’s your chance to clean out and declutter your closet, baby items, knick-knacks, books, tools, small appliances, kitchen item, etc.

Set up: Bring your reusable items to the Family Center on Friday, September 13th, beginning at 10:00am.

Shop: Friday, Sept. 13 from 4-7pm & Saturday, Sept. 14th from 9am-1pm.

Items will be placed on tables where you may select whatever strikes your fancy. Don’t have anything to recycle, come anyway! You may find something you need. Take as much as you want– all items are free! All remaining items will be donated after Saturday’s event.


 Ladies’ Event

Northeast Church of Christ is hosting a Ladies’ event entitled “Will Your Anchor Hold?” on  Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Ladies, please join us as acclaimed speaker, Kathy Pollard, presents tips for staying anchored in the Word so we can follow God-focused paths.  The event is free and lunch will be provided.  Register at:


Schleyer Small Group

The Schleyer small group will resume meeting on September 15th with a potluck at 5 pm and the movie WAR ROOM following at 6 pm.  Everyone is invited for fellowship and to experience a wonderful movie.


L.O.Y.A.L. Teens

Mystery Dinner
September 7

Join us for a Mystery Dinner where we eat, have fun, and solving some mysteries. I’m excited to hang out with you all and do some sleuthing.

 Small Group
September 15

Please plan on joining us for some great study, fellowship and food as we begin a new school year of Small Group Studies. I can’t wait to see what we learn together.

Prayer Requests

 Joan Kenely had a successful surgery on Thursday and is feeling well.

Dean Wadsworth had a heart cathederization procedure early this week and the results were good. No stent was needed.

Sherry and Steve Boberg are thankful for answered prayers. The Bobergs were able to acquire a  sea-level condo in Myrtle Beach where Sherry will be able to breath easier without her oxygen tank. The Bobergs are not moving, but will spend time at intervals at the condo.

Etta Love is dealing with some health complications as a result from a previous surgery. She would welcome your prayers and call-ahead visitors.

Sue McCall is at Advanced Healthcare at 2701 Richmond Dr. NE (rm #235) where she is recovering from a successful surgery to remove the infected knee replacement from last year. Sue gladly accepts visitors as her recovery and rehab will likely last up to six weeks.

Hunter Schlemeyer, son of Trace and Rakael, is recovering from a severe case of salmonella. Your prayers are greatly appreciated.

Ron Holloman, Roger’s father, had his heart bypass surgery postponed until September 9th.

Prayers for our senior saints: Mary House, Tommie Bedford, Al Gil; Fran Higginbotham; Arlene DeFoor; Bill and Alice Stevens; Juanita Ortego; Gene Decker; Frank and Maria Ulibarri; Joe and Betty Groom; 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: Paul Page, Bob Lafler, Sarita Peterson and Diego Otriz, friends of the Obergs; Dan Scott, 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; Teresa Groom; Barbara Murphy; Lisa Walker, Steve Boberg’s niece; Babetta (Kay) Darnell, mother of Lance and Bronson; 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.


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