Church acknowledged as a Hunger Action Congregation

Holiday food baskets ready for families in the tri-community area.

Holiday food baskets ready for families in the tri-community area.

Nan Nasser

Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church (MSPC) has recently been acknowledged as a Hunger Action Congregation by the Presbyterian Hunger Program. It has long been MSPC’s mission to help alleviate hunger in our immediate service area, and the ultimate goal is to become a certified congregation, which requires a number of steps, several of which we currently practice.

Members have been providing and serving meals to area refugees and asylum seekers.

Support of Southside Presbyterian Church has included serving meals to the homeless, as well as gifting them our kitchen stove. We sell Just Coffee, helping the Mexican farmers remain on their own land and support their own schools and medical facilities.

A monthly food collection goes to area food banks, Adopt A Family programs provide recipients with a large holiday food basket, and we have participated in an area federal food box distribution to shut-in residents who cannot get to the distribution location. Summer food programs have been in place to help those youngsters who do not receive free meals at school.

Our health ministry periodically hosts a fellowship refreshment time of healthy food items. Church lunches allow for gluten, sugar, and meat-free choices. We use Eco-Palms at Easter and water pitchers instead of plastic bottles throughout the year. Communion also includes gluten-free bread.

The Catalina church is centered in Christ and caring for community. It is located at 14240 N. Oracle Rd. (the corner of Mountainaire Rd.). Services are at 10 a.m., followed by a fellowship time on the ramada.

Our website is, and the telephone is 520-825-7858.