Tabor’s Pride Sunday Guest Speaker, Nellie Arrieta
Nellie Arrieta is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked as a community organizer and mental health clinician with extensive experienced in cross-cultural settings for over 27 years. Nellie has provided psychotherapy and clinical services to Latino families in Guatemala, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Utah. She has focused in the area of trauma work and violence prevention for the last 19 years and is committed to provide multicultural, evidenced based and compassionate treatment to those in need. Nellie is a native from Puerto Rico. She currently works at the Women’s Resource Center, University of Utah, as the Training Coordinator where she teaches four graduate level Practicum students on how to apply Feminist-Multicultural perspectives in clinical work. Nellie lives in Salt Lake City with her spouse, Sagrario. She enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking and loves nature. 
Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to all who participated this year. Some of our 33 boxes (double the number in previous years) again went to Mexico and some went to Native American areas here in the United States. You have each blessed a child and given them a sign of God’s love for them.
A doll. Dental floss. A toothbrush. A toy car. Every item added to a shoebox gift has the potential to influence a child.
Thank you again and may you be richly blessed in 2020.
Jean Stephenson
Our mission at Mount Tabor is to be “an inclusive compassionate community, living God’s love in the world.”  This welcome to be part of our worship life extends not only to our LGBTQ+ siblings, but also to all children of every age. We all have a place here at God’s round table, just as we are!
The monthly OAKS (Older Adults Knowing Strength) luncheon will be held at 12:00pm at the church on Wednesday, January 15th.   Please call Brenda, in the office, to rsvp for the luncheon.
Book Study Group with Pr. DanaLee:  Start 2020 off in a meaningful and prayer-filled way, with a book study using Richard Rohr’s newest book, The Universal Christ.  Pastor DanaLee Simon will be leading a 7-week exploration on Wednesday nights at Zion Lutheran from 6:15 – 8:00 p.m., beginning January 8 and ending February 19.  The cost is $50, plus you will need to buy your own book.  Scholarships are always available – just speak to DanaLee at   
Our annual Pride Sunday celebration is January 26th.  Our guest speaker is Nellie Arrieta, a licensed clinical social worker at the Women’s Resource Center, University of Utah.  She serves as the Training Coordinator, teaching four graduate level Practicum students on how to apply Feminist-Multicultural perspectives in clinical work. Nellie lives in Salt Lake City with her spouse Sagrario.
Ending Child Homelessness Day at the Utah Capitol on the morning of January 30, 2020.If you support policies that would reduce the number of nights children spend in Utah's homeless shelters you are invited to come to this event organized by the Coalition of Religious Communities. and is welcoming to all.
Our focus this year is going to be protecting Medicaid expansion and supporting a bill that would generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding for affordable housing in Utah. Childhood should not be marred by housing instability.
Our annual congregational meeting will be Sunday February 2, after worship.
Your gifts support the work of our ecumenical partnerships: Colorado Council of Churches, New Mexico Conference of Churches, and the Wyoming Interfaith Association.
Tabor’s Solar Energy: Our carbon off-set for December was 313 lbs (the equivalent of 4 Trees).  In 2019 our 23 solar panels produced 6.87 MWh!
January Birthdays

  1    Deng Hoth

  2    Clara Monnier

  6    Jacob Jensen

  9    Mallory deForest

10    Leslie Carey

14    Robin Eskridge

19    Barbara Moore

23    Susan Workman

25    Campbell Wyasket

26    Nathan Beery, Mark Elstad, Mark Hurtado

30    Dannie Gavros


Congregation Council

Council meets on Sunday, January 19th following worship.

Utah Food Bank    

We will be sorting food on Saturday, February 1st  from 10 a.m. to noon.  Please join us at the Utah Food Bank, 3150 South 900 West, at 10 a.m.  All are invited.

Mount Tabor Deadlines

The Tabor Trumpet deadline is the 20th of the month. Weekly bulletin information and announcements need to be in the office by Wednesday.

Recurring Activities

Choir Rehearsal (Sept-May)
Every Sunday, 9:15 am

Martha Circle
2nd Thursday, 1 pm

3rd Wednesday, Noon (September-May)