Missions and Outreach Ministry
The Missions and Outreach Ministry exists to encourage, educate and assist the members of the congregation to carry out discipleship with Christ and in Christ, and in loving our neighbors as ourselves. The ministry attempts to balance our local, regional and global mission efforts, keeping in mind the priorities of Presbytery de Cristo, the Synod of the Southwest and PCUSA. We continually strive to meet the needs of others in a spirit of love and respect that honors the dignity of all people.
During this time of COVID19, and in our inability to gather face to face, we are striving to find new languages of Mission Ministry. “Jesus’ call to discipleship involves constancy and change. In the challenging contexts of each generation, vital congregations are challenged to discern how to respond to Christ’s call. Yet, Christ’s faithfulness is constant: inviting us to come, learn, serve, and rest” – From A Year With Matthew – Presbyterian Mission Study
Mountain Shadows continues to learn and adapt to support, and serve…
By continuing strong budgeted Financial Support to our Mission Partners. Also, in lieu of usual goods collections, the invitation to financially support Tri-Community Food Bank and Immigrant and Migrant ministries has been offered to our congregation.
By visiting Virtually with Refugee families, volunteering as Online Tutors with Amphitheater High School Students, and participating in our Mission Partners Webinars and Virtual Events.
By Shipping and Sewing Little Dresses for Africa, and engaging in on line Shop and Ship, no-contact collections with Tucson Refugee Ministry.
By Buying Coffee Online on line at www.justcoffee.org for direct home delivery.
By highlighting our Partners ministries in Sunday Video worship and on our church Facebook Page.
By Learning More about our Mission Co-Workers and Peace and Social Justice Ministries by visiting www.presbyterianmissions.org , www.pcusa.org/pda, www.pcusa.org, www.pcusa.org/matthew25
By Connecting through phone calls, letter, and emailing with our Mission Partners to provide encouragement and further understanding and relationships.