Jesus Christ gives us the Great Commandment: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37, 39) Our congregation’s vision statement (We are called by the Holy Spirit to live out the love of God in Jesus Christ.) and mission statement (Compelled by our calling, we invite all to worship God and teach disciples to serve Christ in the world.) echo these words of Jesus. We live out this love for neighbor by reaching out to the community that surrounds us.
MOUNTAIN VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER
The Mountain View Community Center (MVCC) has been serving the community since 2008, providing various programs for seniors, youth, and the community-at-large.
► LEARN about the work of the MVCC.
► EMAIL the Mountain View Community Center.
► CALL the Mountain View Community Center at 253-826-4329.
EDGEWOOD FOOD BANK
The Edgewood Food Bank (EFB) serves the hungry of Pierce County on Thursday afternoons/evenings, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings/afternoons, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
► LEARN about the work of EFB and its parent organization, Nourish Pierce County.
► EMAIL the Edgewood Food Bank.
► CALL the Edgewood Food Bank at 253-826-4654.
BENEVOLENCE RECIPIENTS / MINISTRY PARTNERS
Mountain View Lutheran Church helps support the work of ministry partners—local, national, and global—by tithing and giving away 17.5% of its income each year. The following organizations are benevolence recipients. Learn about their mission and ministry.
► LEARN about Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp.
► LEARN about Luther Seminary.
► LEARN about Lutheran Campus Ministries at University of Washington.
► LEARN about Pacific Lutheran University.
► LEARN about Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.
► LEARN about Associated Ministries.
► LEARN about Living Stones Prison Congregation.
► LEARN about Lutheran Community Services Northwest.
► LEARN about Mountain View Community Center.
► LEARN about Peace Community Center.
► LEARN about Shared Hope International.
► LEARN about Bright Stars of Bethlehem.
► LEARN about China Partners Network.
► LEARN about Churches for Middle East Peace.
► LEARN about ELCA Global Mission.
► LEARN about Lutheran World Relief.
► LEARN about Tacoma Seafarers Center.
► LEARN about World Vision.
SOUTHWESTERN WASHINGTON SYNOD / ELCA
► LEARN about Holden Village.
► LEARN about Lutheran Disaster Response.
► LEARN about Lutheran Summer Music.
► LEARN about the Southwestern Washington Synod of the ELCA.