Mission Activities

MVPC’s Mission and Vision

Love God, Know God, Serve God Love People, Know People, Serve People

 
St. Francis Prayer
MVPC has a tag line (“Laugh Often and Fear Not”) and a Mission Statement, “Love God, Know God, Serve God…Love People, Know People, Serve People”. The Mission Committee proposes that in 2019 MVPC adopt the St Francis Prayer as its “mission prayer.” We believe the prayer captures the true spirit of mission — of thinking of others and reaching out to them. Here is the prayer (we’ll be reminding you of this prayer on a regular basis) and encourage you to include it in your prayer regimen:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where this is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen
May you find ways to be an instrument of peace in the coming week!
 

FEEDING THE FOOD INSECURE

FEEDING THE FOOD INSECURE: Food insecurity is when you don’t know if you will have food for the next meal, or
for tomorrow. Nevada has the fifth highest rate of childhood food insecurity in the country. In Clark County alone there are an estimated 305,430 people who are food insecure, or 16% of the population. One if every four children is food insecure. Imagine life when you were a child if you didn’t know whether you’d have breakfast the next day! Mountain View helps to address food insecurity by providing food, as well as finances for food pantries. In 2018 members of the congregation donated food to the Salvation Army (on the first Sunday of each month) worth an estimated $5, 225. In addition, the church gave $3,600 to each of the Presbyterian-supported food pantries: at Westminster and Henderson Presbyterian churches. The Henderson church alone served over 12,000 people, and the Westminster food pantry is reputed to be the largest in the county. No one should have to wonder where their next meal will come from, and we at Mountain View are doing our part to help that.
 

SECOND SUNDAY

SECOND SUNDAY COLLECTION: This Sunday (February 10) is “Collection Sunday” and this month the mission committee is asking that you bring toiletries and hygiene items, either full size or travel size. These will be given to Project 150 for the homeless high schoolers, and to programs that serve the homeless. Place your items in the blue bucket on the collection table in Fellowship Hall (by the exit doors)
 

SPECIAL WAY TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY:

Join other volunteers at the Bellagio on February 13 to pack 150,000 meals for children in the local community. Details are available at feedingchildreneverywhere.com/horizon-pharma-support-team. If you are interested, let Tami or one of the Mission Committee members know, so that we can carpool.
 

COMMITTEE MEMBER NEEDED

The Mission Committee is looking for someone willing to coordinate MVPC activities with Project 150. If you are interested, let Tami know. The next committee meeting is February 6 at 6:00 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend any meeting.

PAINTERS NEEDED

MVPC will be helping Westminster Presbyterian (on West Lake Mead Boulevard) paint the outside of their church, in preparation for the March Presbytery meeting at that church. If you can help, please let the church office know, and we’ll put together a group and identify a date and time to do this. We need to do this in February. No particular painting skill needed!

 

 

Youth Mission Trip to Navajo Nation in Arizona

Youth Mission Trip to Navajo Nation in AZ update.  A special thank you to MVPC for all of the support, prayers, and financial giving to send 8 youth and 2 leaders to the Navajo Nation.  We had an amazing time serving alongside of the Navajo people doing VBS for over 40 kids.  We were privileged to begin restoring 2 community garden areas to provide fresh produce for the Navajo people.  We helped to set the tone for the summer as part of the first group of the summer.  The best part of all, we encountered God in new ways and basked in the truth that He chases after us to have a richer relationship with Him.  Amen and awesome!  Thank you MVPC!

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August Mission Trip to Alaska 

“North to Alaska go north the rush is on”…we have 6 adults and 2 youth heading to Alaska this August for a mission trip with Disaster Response Ministries.  The 10-day mission trip, from Aug. 2nd – 11th will be working with the Tsimshian native village on the island of Annette off the southeastern most part of Alaska.  The mission team will be partnering with the Metlakatla Presbyterian Church, working on community projects and providing a Vacation Bible School along with sharing Christ’s love through prayer, support and expanding cultural awareness.  The team has been invited to join the community celebration of their annual Founder’s Day which honors the native culture through traditional singing, dancing and displays of tribal regalia.  The trip also includes zip-lining through the Pacific Northwest rainforest, sea kayaking in the bay, hiking on the island, BBQing on the beach, and visiting the world’s largest Totem Pole collection!  The team will be receiving mission training from Becky Ainslie-Perez prior to departure with the focus on team building and working in the mission field.  MVPC’s Mission Committee is honored to be able to provide financial support for the team as they head North to Alaska where they will Laugh Often and Fear Not!

 

 
 
 
 
April 19, 2018
Mission Committee Field Trip to Project 150
 
 
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.
 
Lions’ Eyeglasses
We collect old eyeglasses for the Lions Club program.
 
Printer Cartridge Recycling
to fund projects within MVPC.
 
Clothing Collection 
The committee also has initiated an
ongoing collection program for gently-used clothing, shoes, household items, books and toys. The box will be located in Fellowship Hall and the donated goods will be taken on a weekly basis to Westminster Presbyterian Church, to be distributed during their food bank days. If you are interested in helping us coordinate this, please contact Tami Samek tami@mviewpc.org
or 702-341-7800 and she will forward your name to us.

 

Grocery Certificates and Gift Cards
 

Our grocery program partners:

  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