Here are a few of our ministries and passions:
Behind the church sits a community garden with over 50 garden plots, a prayer labyrinth, and a picnic area. The plots are shared between the members of the church and residents from the community, and each year much of the produce is donated to a local food bank.
A gospel for all people
The gospel embraces diversity; it is a message of God's love for all people. The apostle Paul, in his letter to the church in Rome, wrote "in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others" (Romans 12:5). We as a church are passionately committed to reaching across racial and social boundaries. We host two congregations in our building from other countries--one from Myanmar, and one from South Korea. We welcome immigrants and refugees. We also try to reach across social boundaries by hosting an adult respite and day-care non-profit during the week, as well as supporting the Cottonwood Family Center, which focuses on treatment for moms struggling with addiction.
Several times a year we host homeless families, providing meals and fellowship (for more information go to www.fpsl.org).
There is an ongoing year-round collection of food for a variety of food pantries and food banks in the Salt Lake City area. The primary one we are involved with is Crossroads Urban Center (www.crossroadsurbancenter.org)
As a church we are committed to praying for each other, for the community, and for the world. Prayer is an important part of the Christian life; we are told to "pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests" (Ephesians 6:18). Every Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. there is a group that gathers in the church prayer room to pray together.