Mission Activities

 

How can I be of service to others?

 
God has richly blessed our congregation with time, talent, and treasures. Our Board of Deacons and our Mission Committee strive to provide us with varied opportunities to share these gifts with our less fortunate local, national, and global communities. In doing so, we have earned the PCUSA’s Five-for-Five designation by supporting PCUSA mission giving, Peacemaking Offering, Pentecost Offering, One Great Hour of Sharing, and Christmas Joy offering.

All age groups at MVPC are gratefully welcomed and encouraged to participate in our mission projects which take place throughout the year.

A spiritual gift is the God-given capacity to carry out a function in the body of Christ. Paul, in both Ephesians and Romans, urged Christians to use their spiritual gifts “in accordance with the grace that God has given us” (Roman 12:6) and that we should make using our spiritual gifts a priority. Peter wrote, “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter: 10) Some MVPC members believe they cannot use their gifts for mission, because of work, family or health concerns. Yet everyone has gifts that can be used in the mission of the church. What are yours? Here are some possibilities:
 
In your home

Care for the earth, and for others Practice recycling/reuse: use products that can be reused, or recycled Use electric appliances and lights that are energy efficient Donate good, lightly-used clothing and household items

In your yard

Observe watering guidelines from the water district When replacing plants, seek out native/drought-resistant plants Spend some time in your front yard and talk to neighbors as they walk by

In your neighborhood

Invite neighbors over for coffee/lunch/dinner/drinks Have a potluck or BBQ, a movie night, or a regular coffee time Volunteer to drive a neighbor to appointments or for shopping

At the church

Donate food/grocery cards/school supplies Help with bagging supplies for the homeless Join the mission committee, or a project team

In the city Help with Family Promise Help with Westminster Learning Center or Club Christ Help with Project 150

In the nation and world

Participate in a presbytery-sponsored project Support our missionaries in Kenya Contribute to the four national offerings

The effective functioning of the body of Christ is dependent on the contribution of each individual part of the body. “When each separate part works as it should, the whole body grows and builds itself up through love.” (Ephesians 4:16) As with the physical body, every part is essential to the well-being of the whole. What part can you play at home, in the neighborhood, at church, or in the city, nation or world to be missional? Find things in the lists above, or create your own opportunities to be missional.

Spring

Bibs for Babes and Socks for Tots collection for Child Haven (Board of Deacons)

 

Late summer

School supplies collection for Clark County students.

 

Fall

Coats and blankets collection.
 
 

Christmas

Salvation Army Angel Tree (Board of Deacons)

 

Ongoing 

     Eyeglasses for the Lions Club and printer cartridges to fund projects within MVPC.

 
Grocery Certificates and Gift Cards
 

Happy 2018!  Start the New Year by getting involved in the Grocery Program:

  1. Smith’s. Smith’s has revamped its program, now called Inspiring Donations, which still rebates to the Church a portion of your purchases. Please update the registration of your Smith’s Reward Card number (or phone number) at www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/inspire.  MVPC’s church organization number is CF673.    After registration, every purchase at Smith’s earns money for the Church.
  2. Albertsons. Purchase Albertsons gift cards, which are useable at all Albertson’s affiliated stores across the country (including Acme, Jewel, Osco).  Albertson’s gives the Church 5% of all gift cards puchased.

You can purchase Albertsons gift cards from Jeff Patterson between Sunday morning services or call Jeff at 228-3411.   YOU CAN NOW MAKE PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD OR VENMO APP

 
Salvation Army Food Collection
On the first Sunday of each month, non-perishable food items are collected for the Salvation Army Food Bank.
 
Las Vegas Rescue Mission Blankets

Reach people in need with this very worthwhile project. Please donate 4-ply yarn, or, use yarn already donated by others to knit or crochet 7′ x 9″ sections that will be assembled into afghans for the homeless. For more info, contact Betty Lou Sippel.