Faith in action

Nan Nasser

On the first Sunday in Lent, Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church in Catalina put their Faith into Action by participating in various activities to provide comfort and support to people in our communities in the love of God. There were four off-site programs that included window washing, carpet shampooing, yard work and even cleaning out gutters. Members of the choir went to Clare Bridge Memory Facility and sang to, as well as with, the residents.

Other projects took place at the church and included making 40 pillowcase dresses for girls in Africa, packing 24 weekend snack bags for youngsters at Coronado K-8 school, assembling toiletry packages for people visiting Cross Street Communities affiliated with South Side Presbyterian Church and writing letters to various missionaries as well as friends of the congregation experiencing difficult times. Book marks were handcrafted for youngsters at the Christian Family Care center in Tucson.

Coordinators Karen Kuehlwein and Jayne Raffety worked with St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, the social worker at Coronado K-8 school and with IMPACT of AZ when selecting off-site jobs. Teams went to the four locations and others remained at the church to sew, pack, glue and plant flower pots to be delivered to local senior citizens. The morning began with a quick service followed by putting faith into action and ended with an additional worship service and lunch of sandwiches and cookies.

To learn more about Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church visit our website and visit us on Sunday mornings for 10:00 a.m. service at 14240 N. Oracle Road in Catalina. This church is centered in Christ caring for community. One hymn sung on this Sunday opens with the line “Give Thanks O Christian People, for workers of our day.”