September 8, 2019


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.

Men’s retreat

September 20 & 21

The area-wide men’s retreat is on September 20-21.  To claim your spot you can go to  It will be a great weekend.  Please plan on joining us.

Family Camp

Family camp was an extraordinary weekend. We hope you were able to enjoy the fun and fellowship all in the glory of our God’s beautiful creation. Please say a special thank you to Chad and Monica Darnell for planning the weekend, Brock and Beth Darnell for feeding everyone, and to Garrett Schmille for speaking.



Our condolences are extended to the family of former member Roy Hopper upon his passing. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 10th at 10am at French on Lomas.


Will your Anchor Hold?

The Northeast Church of Christ presents a special Ladies’ Day Event on Sept. 21 from 9-1:30 pm. Register at


A Note From Phoebe

Dear Mountainside Family,

Thank you so much for the cards, stamps, and wonderful words of encouragement you have given to the PHOEBE Ministry this summer.  We appreciate all of the support we receive from each of you.  For those of you who do not know, members of the PHOEBE Ministry write notes of welcome to our visitors, special day, and encouragement cards to our membership.  We are looking for interested people to join us on Thursday mornings at 9:30.  We are also in need of birthday and anniversary cards and also stamps for mailing those cards.

Thank you so much for your continued support.


The PHOEBE Ministry


Mountainside Recycle Event

Reminder: The Recycle Event is this weekend.

Set up: Bring your reusable items (baby items, knick-knacks, books, tools, small appliances, kitchen item, etc.) 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.


Thank you

Dear Mountainside Family,

I want to thank everyone who has sent cards, especially the Phoebe class, the Quilting Ministry for the beautiful quilt, and for all the cards and prayers that have been sent my way for the past several months. I appreciate it so much. I would like to ask for prayers for our daughter Sharlene who will be having surgery in Amarillo tomorrow.

In Christian Love,

Winette Parr


Schleyer Small Group

The Schleyer small group will meet on Sept. 15 for a potluck at 5 pm followed by the movie WAR ROOM at 6 pm. Everyone is invited.



The New Mexico Christian Children’s Home will be collecting all Change Cans and other donated items (requested items include shampoo and conditioner) on Sept. 19th.  If you have a Change Can or other items please bring them to the church office or place in the collection box in the Family Center before the 19th.

The NMCCH, in Portales, gives those in the Residential, Single Parent, and Adoptive Homes a foundation for a good life, to go out and make a positive difference in our world.  In May, 170 beds were filled for children and single parent families.  Evangelistic bible studies are ongoing and bearing fruit; benevolence and charity is distributed.  Thank you for helping feed and clothe more needy people than ever before.


Chocolate Basket

Tommye Hanna is providing a chocolate basket to be raffled at the Bling Show October 18– 19.  The past 2 years have revealed that people really love chocolate and the basket does really well, thanks to all your delicious donations. To donate look for Tommye and hand over that beautiful chocolate! 


Prayer Requests

Valerie Poland is experiencing a slow and extensive recovery as a result of excessive blood loss during her delivery. Please pray for quick healing.

Ron Holloman, Roger’s father, will have bypass surgery tomorrow.

Hunter Holloman, son of Shanae and Garrett, fractured his tibia last week. Please pray for healing.

David Carpenter is recuperating at Canyon Transitional Rehab after being treated at UNMH for two weeks.

Sharlene Parr, Daughter of Winetta and Ira Parr, will have surgery tomorrow in Amarillo, TX.

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

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

Hunter Schlemeyer, son of Trace and Rakael, is fully recovered and back to work! Praise God! All prayers were greatly appreciated.

Etta Love is dealing with some health complications from a previous surgery.

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.



Fall retreat

October 4-6

It’s that time of year! We are headed up to Ponderosa for some fun, fellowship and an all around good time. The cost will be $30 and that includes a shirt and countless memories. I’ll publish a sign-up sheet in the weeks to come. This year we will also have other youth groups joining us, it is a great time to come and fellowship.


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.


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