Dr. Leslie Whited and Jose Bonilla recognized as "Voices of Inclusion" in the Albert B. Fritz Communicator November 17.2020
‘Voices of Inclusion’ exemplify leadership and acts of collaboration.
MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries:
Our mission statement is "in the Community, and in the World, for Good."
We serve 1 in 25 Utahns through three programs which have a wide spectrum of services: in-home senior
services; refugee and economic immigrant integration; and basics to college education and/or employment.
The populations served are diverse including all people; and are extremely low-income.
MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries offers services through a main site at 4392 South 900 East Salt Lake City (Millcreek area) through its Green Waters Health Center, Manna Market, More Blue Sky Employment Center, Troy's Food Pantry, and Winter/Holiday Give-A-Way. MOSAIC is the gathering space of multiple world religions daily: Baha'i, Buddhist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) (Mormon); Hindu, Historical Christian, Humanitarian, Jewish, Muslim, Native American, Natural-Indigenous, Seeking from Multiple Perspectives, Spiritual but not Religious (Independents); Zoroastrian, Humanitarian, and no known faith expression.
MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries (dba Lutheran Social Service of Utah), incorporated since May 5,1995, celebrates its 25th Anniversary of quality public services to the Utah public in 2020. MOSAIC maintains its status as an independent 501-C3 Tax-Deductible Charitable Organization (#47-3255451). As an Agency, we serve diverse elders, seniors, adults, children and infants. The majority of the people are originally from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bosnia, Myamar, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey and Thailand. Most are new United States citizens. All of our programs are contextually grass-roots and education-and-employment-driven.
MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries is a member of the Association of Lutheran Development Executives, Enriching Utah Coalition, Salt Lake County Mayor - Council on Diversity Affairs (CODA-Health); Salt Lake Inter-Faith Round Table, State of Utah Defendant/Offender Workforce Development Task Force (UDOWD) and Utah Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (UVOAD). MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries is also officially listed in the Parliament of World Religions (1893-2020) Directory; and attended the Parliament of World Religions Conference and the First Women's Symposium for the Parliament, in Salt Lake City, UT, Autumn 2015. MOSAIC participated as an Agency in the United Nations Sustainability Conference, in Salt Lake City, UT, Autumn 2019. MOSAIC is currently a cooperating organization for the international and inter-faith 2020 Religion Communication Conference which meets once per decade.
- Faith-ful, Fun, Fan-tastic Ambassador Board Trustees Needed - 2020-2023 term.
- New educational toys, winter clothing, sports equipment, books, clipboards, educational supplies, household furnishings, non-perishable and healthy foods, household cleaning supplies and paper goods.
- Greatest Need: Monies for Enhanced Cash Flow (Checks Made Out to MOSAIC Preferred Method of Payment).
- Legacy Need: Donated Building or Capital Campaign donation for purchase of physical location: 4392 South 900 East SLC, UT. Goal: $80,000 downpayment or donated building; and $20,000 reservoir for capital improvements.
MOSAIC INTER-FAITH MINISTRIES
Celebrating 22 Years of Diversity-based Ministry in Utah
4392 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84124
During the Corona Virus COVID-19 and multiple earthquakes in Utah: "The richest of minds are always in the poorest of areas. Oftentimes, when we have experienced trauma or hardship, we come out of it feeling discarded, unwanted, devalued, like garbage. But like the MOSAIC tree of life mosaic on the wall, if we take all those pieces of broken pieces and rebuild ourselves into something as beautiful as this MOSAIC, it will not only heal others but it will heal yourself and the people you are yet to meet." Grace
Serving at MOSAIC has been great for me. My heart expands. I get out of the house! for a few hours where my husband struggles with a terminal illness; instead of being depressed, I serve humanity and feel joy." Bertha
"I like serving people on behalf of the U.S. government through MOSAIC. I love helping diverse communities stand on their own through MOSAIC!" Bisma
"MOSAIC reaches out to people in great need. It shows the love of God to people who are struggling." Pastor Charles Hines
"We need more places like MOSAIC because building real self-reliance and justice as a community is vital for inter-related conciousness. It's for all of us. We deserve this flow of justice." Jose
"It's very important for the people; we serve a global community at MOSAIC." Erasmo
All of God's People
Dr. Leslie Whited, CEO
Administration, In-Home Senior Assistance;
More Blue Sky Employment Center
Eno Etuk, Esthetician
Dorothy Lonnecker, LMT
Dr. Leslie Whited, Spiritual Direction
Maysa Kergaye, Yoga Instructor
Green Waters Health Center
Jose Bonilla, Associate Director
Volunteer & Community Relations
Chrissy Simon, Administrator
Lorena Joan Frear, Bisma Al-Haidary & Bertha Hardridge
Reception & Hospitality
Leslie's Global Gift & Thrift
Marian Hunt, Lead, Career Professional ESL/ELL Instructor;
Rev. Doraij, Sharon, Angie, Maria, Instructors
Rebecca Stone, Art Instructor
Hayedeh Mafi, Assistant ESL/ELL Instructor
English to Work, part of More Blue Sky Employment Center Spectrum of Services
Erasmo Rivera, Director
Sarvend Madadov, Co-Director
Troy's' Food Pantry
"What unexpected delight
for as we shower generosity on others
we cannot keep it from ourselves."