Everyone is called to be of service in the world and service is a way of life at Mesa View.
If you come to Mesa View, you will be challenged to be more loving and less selfish, more generous and less greedy, more other-focused and less self-involved. That's because we believe that serving others brings us closer to God and builds up our faith. Here are some of the ways Mesa View is in service or outreach to our neighbors.
Community of Hope: Once a month, Mesa View serves lunch to the homeless through a new and growing partnership with Community of Hope, a congregation meeting at First UMC, downtown. Community of Hope is much more than a soup kitchen or homeless shelter though. They are a congregation for anyone, housed or unhoused, to come and celebrate together. Mesa View is exploring a partnership that will bring more services to the Westside as well. For now, servers are always needed who can go and help, as well as cooks who can prepare food and drop it off on the first Sunday of each month.
Family Promise: Mesa View proudly partners with Family Promise, an inter-faith organization equipping homeless families as they prepare for a brighter future. We prepare meals and other goods for the families.
Food Collection & Food Pantry: Mesa View keeps emergency non-perishable food supplies on hand for those who are in need. Additionally, we collect food every month and support High Desert Food Pantry in Rio Rancho.
Memory Cafe: In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, Mesa View hosts an afternoon of fun, games, community, and support for persons with dementia as well as their spouses and caregivers. This is a time of fellowship for anyone affected by memory loss. Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month in Building 1, room C.
Pride: Since 2019, Mesa View has sponsored a booth at the Albuquerque Pride Festival. We welcome and affirm people regardless of their sexuality or gender identity and are proud to support the LGBTQ+ community.
Saranam: In 2021, Mesa View finalized a partnership and sale of property with Saranam, a pioneering organization that helps families experiencing homelessness to be housed as they learn new skills and exit homelessness for good. Construction of Saranam's new facility, adjacent to Mesa View, will commence in Spring 2022. We will partner to support Saranam as they change lives.