The purpose of the church as a body of Christ is to serve all.
We are responsible to share God’s love with others. To the sad, the lonely, the hungry and those who are unable to leave their homes, or have no safe haven, we serve…offering hope in the name of Jesus Christ.
Examples of how the Mountain View UMC ministries serve the Cottonwood area:
Food Bank for those who can’t afford food
Bible Study for those who have difficulty getting to church or with personal learning goals
The Gathering a special setting for individuals otherwise uncomfortable in a traditional church setting (9AM on Sunday Mornings at The Old Town Mission in Cottonwood)
Senior Ministries keeping an eye on the needs of the aging members
Widows Group sharing in times of grief
Picnic in the Park a full meal for those who might otherwise not eat (every Friday evening rain or shine)
Christian Education for youth and adults
Weekly Youth Program for children up to junior high school
Outreach Ministries for the community (Verde Valley Fair, Holiday Parades, pumpkin patch)
“There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.” I Corinthians 12:5