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!

 Boy Scouts

Eagle Scout Service Project

 
My name is Connor Klingenberg and I am the 17-year-old son of Kevin (Elder) and Maryanne Klingenberg.
I am active in our Youth Group, Youth Mission Trips and was a youth team member on last year’s Alaska Mission Trip.
I am currently working on my Eagle Scout Service project and would like to ask for your help.
 
The Eagle Scout Service Project is the opportunity for a Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of any religious institution, any school, or his community. Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). MVPC currently supports Project 150, an organization that helps homeless and disadvantaged students complete high school. I have decided to partner with Project 150 for my Eagle Scout project. I met with Project 150, talked about their needs and then decided on a donation drive and this is where you can help! During the month of June 2019, I will have a donation box set up in Fellowship Hall to collect the needed items. At the end of June, I will deliver the items to Project 150 to complete the requirements for my Eagle Scout Service Project. Critical needs:
 
Food:
● Granola Bars (cases of 60 individual bars, without nuts)
● Oatmeal (cases of 52 individual packets)
● Tuna & Crackers/Chicken & Crackers (cases of 12 individual boxes)
● Protein Items (Vienna sausages, canned tuna/chicken, spam) Hygiene Products:
● Full size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, hairspray & hair gel
● Gender specific deodorants Clothing & Accessories: (male and female, all adult sizes)
● New T-Shirts
● NEW Underwear
● Hooded Sweatshirts
● Plus Size Clothing
● New makeup
● Bras
● Wallets
● Belts
● Perfumes/colognes
● Curling irons/blow dryers
● NEW Athletic shoes & dress shoes for men
 
I will update the congregation on my progress. Thank you for helping my high school peers at Project 150 and thank you for your support of my Eagle Scout project.

Meet our Missionaries

God’s call on the Strang’s lives to serve in cross-cultural ministry has been evident since childhood. Cecily and Fred Foy met at the New Wilmington Missionary Conference, were married in 1984, and, after a time of academic preparations, moved to Kenya with their new growing family to live and work with the Maasai in the Great Rift Valley. The Strangs are serving in Kenya in partnership with PCEA and Cecily is also working with the Medical Benevolence Foundation. Fred Foy, an ordained Presbyterian minister with a Ph.D. in African Christianity, is working with Christian leadership training in rural Maasai, ordained pastor, and university settings. Cecily, a Ph.D. prepared RN, is working with Maasai people and others in community health, nursing education, and also serves in a university setting. Although daily tasks are important, their main focus continues to be building relationships, so that the gospel of Christ might be received.
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.
 
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

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

 
MVPC will again be partnering with Family Promise to help house homeless or displaced families for a week. From August 25th to September 1st we will be providing meals, fellowship, and Christian love to several families in need. To sign up and learn more about the various volunteer opportunities visit the Mission Committee bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall after each service in June! Last year we utilized roughly 50 volunteers and we would not be able to participate in this wonderful program without YOUR help so please consider volunteering!!!