Calendar

2017 CALENDAR
 

All Year - 24/7
Mary's Peace Garden along the front and south-side of our building is available to the wide Utah community for prayer, reflection and gathering.  Picnic tables available.  The Inter-Faith Peace Pole is in Japanese, English and Spanish highlighting the prayer: "May peace be in our homes and communities."  To see more about the International Peace Pole movement: www.peacepoleproject.org

2020 --- World Parliament of Religions Conference may be held in Canada.  This international conference was held in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2015 with the first ever women's pre-conference.  Save monies and plan ahead to attend!  For more breaking information on World Parliament of Religions see: ParliamentofReligions.org
 

2017 Class Schedule

All courses are free and are held January 10-May 24, 2017 and September 13, 2017 - November 29, 2017
Note: Spring Break First Week in April - No Class (Agency Closed);

Marian Hunt, Lead ESL Instructor with Team Teachers (Marva, Althea)
Jose Bonilla
, Lead Spanish & Guitar Instructor

Tuesdays:
English Language Learning 8:30 am to 12 (Noon)

Wednesdays:
English Language Learning  8:30 am to 12 (Noon)
Conversational Spanish 2-3 pm

Thursdays:
Manna Market 8:30 am to 10:45 am
Guitar Class 3-4 pm

No registration for classes required.  Just come and enjoy learning with us on-site!:
4392 South 900 East  Salt Lake City, Utah.

January 1, 2017-May 2017 & September 1, 2017-December 31, 2017
Once a month, MOSAIC "staffers/ministers" attend an educational inter-faith luncheon as an official member of the Salt Lake Inter-Faith Round Table.  Interested? See: InterFaithRoundTable.org!

February 7, 2017 (Tuesday)
REFUGEE DAY OF INTER-FAITH PRAYER & Potluck  10 am to 12 pmish (Noonish)
@ MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries  4392 South 900 East  SLC, UT
An official event of the Salt Lake Inter-Faith Round Table

Open to all!  Bring Food to Share!

February 9, 2017 (Thursday)
Inter-Faith Service Project for Refugees of Many Faiths  Dress warm and come to distribute food in food boxes.  Physical? many refugees can use assistance taking food boxes to their bus stop or vehicle (within 30 feet).  Take time to have international conversations with refugees on your breaks or before food 'madness' begins!  8:30 am to 11 am.  Event held at MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries - 4392 South 900 East SLC, UT (parking adjacent in the Smith's shopping mall parking lot).  An official event of the Salt Lake Inter-Faith Round Table.

February 14-17, 2017     Norfolk, VA  Annual Association of Lutheran Development Executives Conference (ALDE.org).
MOSAIC INTER-FAITH MINISTRIES, formerly Lutheran Social Service of Utah, celebrates its 14th year as a member of an organization dedicated to ethics, professionalism and best practices in raising funds for vital public ministries.

March 5, 2017 and On-going     Sunday at 1:30-3 pm, the first Franciscan oblate meeting for St. Francis Church is held to support prison ministry for women at the point of the mountain.  The oblate meetings are held at MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries: 4392 South 900 East  Millcreek (SLC), UT --- the 1rst Sunday of every month January to May and November to December; Except April when it is held the 3rd Sunday of the month given Spring Break.  From June to October, the Oblate meetings are held in the park at the MOSAIC table (Farmer's Market 900 South and 900 West Salt Lake City - arrive early to shop the Market!)  Pastor Chuck Hines is the ordained leader of St. Francis Church, the Franciscan oblate order, and its outreach.   Oblate means a person dedicated to God's service and in this context it refers to service to support people in prison and re-entering into community life.  Questions?  Contact Pastor Hines <hinescharles@yahoo.com>

May 1, 2017   MOSAIC INTER-FAITH MINISTRIEScelebrates its 22nd Anniversary serving the needs of Utahns.  And on October 10, 2017Dr. Leslie Whited celebrates 20 years of ministry as CEO of MOSAIC serving with joy over 100,000 infants, children, women, men, seniors and elders each year!  First JustServe.org Garden, Sand & Painting Project begins May -June 15, 2017 sponsored by Smith's Food & Drug Stores, Inc.

JUNE 4, 2017-October 8, 2017, SUNDAYS, 10 am to 2 pm   MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries has an outreach table as part of the People's Market 900 South and 900 West Salt Lake City  Farmer's Market located in front of the International Peace Gardens.  Handmade items for sale by refugees, first generation and economic immigrants from around the world.  Free MOSAIC literature, including an exhaustive list of free health resources in the area, available at our table.  Multiple vendors and a lovely place to chat if you need assistance with anything or just want to connect or be!

JUNE 20 & 27, 2017; JULY 11 & 18; August 8, 2017 (Tuesdays) 6:00-8:00 pm  MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries Outreach at Partners in the Park as MOSAIC and part of Salt Lake County Mayor's Council on Diversity Affairs (Health):

MOSAIC also has an outreach table at Latina/o health market called Partners in the Park with Leslie and Jose representing

also the Salt Lake County Mayor's Council on Diversity table the last two dates (double duty) :

Tuesday, June 20, 2017   6-8 pm
Jordan Park
1060 S 900 W
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   6-8 pm
Sherwood Park
1400 W 400 S
Tuesday, July  11, 2017   6-8 pm
Poplar Grove Park
800 S  Emery St (1170 W)
Tuesday, July  18, 2017   6-8 pm
Riverside Park
1490 W 600 N
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 6-8 pm
Constitution Park, Northwest Recreation Center
1255 W Clark Ave (300 N)
 

 

June 17; July 1 & 22 & September 2, 2017 (SATURDAYS) Pioneer Park DownTown Farmer's Market
MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries Outreach Table at the Downtown Farmers Market!  Come See Us for Free Literature on Services; Free Serenades; and Retail Branded Art & Health Items! Or just to Chat!

July 10, 2017-July 26, 2017    Summer School ESL Session Begins at MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries
Yoga (taught by Maysa Kergaye), Jewelry, Meditation, Tai Chi Movement and Healing Love Warrior (discussion led by Dr. Leslie) Classes Tuesday and Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 (Noon).  No registration just come as you are able!  Chair massage and facials available 9 am to 12 (Noon) Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  All offerings are free to the public.

November 4, 2016 (Sat)  Forest of Support Fundraiser: Consider Arco de Iris or The Rainbow (2017)
MOSAIC hosts its 8th Annual Fundraiser at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 231 East 100 South, SLC, UT beginning at 2 pm.  Free raffle tickets given to all those arriving before 2:15 pm.  Silent Auction.  International Food and Music. 100% of the proceeds benefit diverse inter-faith ministries of MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries.  Keynote speaker: Dr. Mia McNulty,ELCA Lutheran, and founder of Nia Imani Heart Association, Los Angeles, California.  Major Sponsors: America First Credit Union, American Express, Delta Airlines (Pending), Heart & Soul Foundation, LDS Charities, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, and MichaelLucarelli.com.

Winter/Holiday Essentials Give-A-Way   December 4-8, 2017

Monday          December 4, 2017
7:30 am until finished - Set-up Santa's Pics stage and organize for Holiday. Essentials distributions.  Holiday/Winter Open House.

Tuesday         December 5, 2017
7:30  am volunteers arrive.  8:00-finish give out numbers to 300 households; pics with Santa and one bag of gifts per family.

Wednesday     December 6, 2017
7:30 am volunteers arrive.  8:00 am-finish give out numbers to 300+ households; $50 vouchers to each household sponsored by Deseret Industries and Crossroads Urban Centers.  Thank you LDS and Methodist Partners.

Thursday        December 7, 2017
9:00 am volunteers arrive.  9:00 am-finish give out numbers to 300+ households and provide one mega-food box per family.

Friday             December 8, 2017
1 pm to 6 pm  Annual Clean-Up and Carpet Cleaning.  Holiday Open House.

Follow-up Winter-Give-A-Way - Last week in January 2018, refugee elders and single moms receive Walmart Gift Cards for Winter Essentials.  In January 2017, this outreach, largely to Muslim brothers and sisters, was sponsored by Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church.  Thank you!
 

2016 Calendar

January 23, 2016 (Saturday)
Prison Ministry Training 9 am to 11:30 am at South Mountain Community Church, 14216 Bangerter Pkwy, Draper, UT.
A partner with St. Francis Church Utah Women's Prison & Pastor Charles Hines - MOSAIC hosts the music provided by Royal Heritage Music Harpist Carlos Eligio Garcia.

February 23, 2016 (Tuesday)
REFUGEE DAY OF INTER-FAITH PRAYER & Potluck  11 am to 1 pm
@ MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries  4392 South 900 East  SLC, UT
Open to all!  Bring Food to Share!

February 21-26, 2016     Chicago, IL  Annual Association of Lutheran Development Executives Conference (ALDE.org).
MOSAIC INTER-FAITH MINISTRIES, formerly Lutheran Social Service of Utah, celebrates its 13th year as a member of an organization dedicated to ethics, professionalism and best practices in raising funds for ministries.

April 2016     MOSAIC INTER-FAITH MINISTRIES receives the Community Leadership Award from the Nia Imani Association, Los Angeles, CA awarded at Community Lutheran Church in Los Angeles.  Senator Maxine Washington was the keynote speaker speaking with eloquence, tenacity, and vision about the need for diverse health care throughout the United States.

May 1, 2016   MOSAIC INTER-FAITH MINISTRIEScelebrates its 21rst Anniversary serving the needs of Utahns.

August 2016  Dr Leslie Whited completed her first course, Hinduism with Professor Neelima Shukla-Bhatt (Wellesley College), in the Harvard University's online XSeries: World Religions Through Their Scriptures.  The course is free and emphasizes religious diversity and literacy, historically and in the present day.  Interested? Go to: https://www.edx.org/xseries/world-religions-through-scriptures to learn more!

September 16-17, 2016  MOSAIC "staffers/ministers" will be attending the Utah Food Bank Conference to temain up-to-date on the latest in food justice quality outreach.

September-May, 2016  Once a month, MOSAIC "staffers/ministers" attend an educational inter-faith luncheon as an official member of the Salt Lake Inter-Faith Round Table.  Interested? See: InterFaithRoundTable.org!

October 29, 2016  Saturday   Dr. Leslie Whited preaches at the St. Francis Women's Prison Congregation.  MOSAIC now hosts the new, ecumenical, laity network supporting St. Francis Women's Prison.  Interested in Prison Ministry at the Women's Prison contact: Pastor Chuck Hines <hinescharles@yahoo.com> or 801-268-0459.

November 4, 2016 (Fri)  MOSAIC Keynote Speakers for Church Women United "Sharing From the Table" Gathering
St Mark's Cathedral Dining Hall - 231 E 100 S  Downtown SLC     9 am to 1 pm  All women and men welcome!  Justice Ministries, Worship and Keynote Panel from MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries: Dr. Leslie Whited, Agnes Mukantagara (Burundi, Africa/USA), Agnes Nduwimana (Burundi, Africa/USA), Cecelia Fraites (Virgin Islands/USA), Sarah Wissbrod (daughter) (USA) and Andreia Faustino (mother) (Rio De Janiero, Brazil/USA), Sarah Rivera (daughter) and Justina Robles Rivera (mother) (Peru/USA).

November 5, 2016 (Sat)  Forest of Support Fundraiser: Consider the Bees (2016)
LSS of Utah hosts its 7th Annual Fundraiser at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 231 East 100 South, SLC, UT beginning at 2 pm.  Free raffle tickets given to all those arriving before 2:15 pm.  Silent Auction.  International Food and Music. 100% of the proceeds benefit inter-faith ministries of MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries.

Winter/Holiday Essentials Give-A-Way   December 5-9, 2016

Monday          December 5, 2016
7:30 am until finished - Set-up Santa's Pics stage and organize for Holiday. Essentials distributions.  Holiday Open House.

Tuesday         December 6, 2016
7:30  am volunteers arrive.  8:00-finish give out numbers to 300 households; pics with Santa and one bag of gifts per family.

Wednesday     December 7, 2016
7:30 am volunteers arrive.  8:00 am-finish give out numbers to 300 households; $50 vouchers to each household sponsored by Deseret Industries and Crossroads Urban Centers.  Thank you LDS and Methodist Partners.

Thursday        December 8, 2016
9:00 am volunteers arrive.  9:00 am-finish give out numbers to 300 households and provide one mega-food box per family.

Friday             December 9, 2016
1 pm to 6 pm  Annual Clean-Up and Carpet Cleaning.  Holiday Open House.

 

2015

March 25, 2015     IMMIGRATION AND WORKER'S RIGHTS PRESENTATION
Translation in Khurundi, Persian and Spanish.
SPONSORED BY MOSAIC INTER-FAITH MINISTRIES AND COMMUNIDADES UNIDAS (EUC)
4392 South 900 East   Salt Lake City, Utah  84124           9 AM TO 10 AM

May 5, 2015   MOSAIC INTER-FAITH MINISTRIES, dba Lutheran Social Service of Utah, celebrates its 20th Anniversary serving the needs of Utahns.

June 21, 2015    The Agency hosts its Concert Fundraiser in celebration of World Refugee Day.
11:30 am.  Bring your own picnic lunch, blanket, and/or lawn chair.  Wine-tasting and silent auction.  Music provided by Carlos Eligio Garcia and Jose Bonilla, Royal Heritage Music.  Global nter-faith prayers for peace from Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, and Hindi traditions.  All funds support refugee and first generation ministries.

Begins September 9th, 2015 --- runs 8 sessions every Wednesday, Spanish Language Learning with Instructor Tomas.  $30 fee for the course.  Scholarships available for extremely low-income people.

October 15-19, 2015     Parliament of World Religions     Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah
MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries is delighted to be able to attend the fifth convening of the Parliament of World Religions.
Use 2for1 Coupon to get $250 rate per person.  Students with official student id can register for $200.  ​Visit: ParliamentofReligions.org to register!

November 4, 2015 (Weds); and December 2, 2015 (Weds) 2-5 pm St. Francis Women's Prison Congregation hosts educational planning session on-site with The Vine (Dr. Peter Asamiah).
Educational & Training Course planned for January 23, 2016 and/or those interested in Prison Ministry at the Women's Prison contact: Pastor Chuck Hines <hinescharles@yahoo.com> or 801-268-0459.

November 7, 2015 (Sat)  Forest of Support Fundraiser: Strength of the Eagle (2015)
LSS of Utah hosts its 5th Annual Fundraiser at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 231 East 100 South, SLC, UT beginning at 1 pm.  Free raffle tickets given to all those arriving before 1:45 pm.  Silent Auction.  International Food and Music.  All proceeds benefit inter-faith ministries of LSS of Utah.

November 4 (Weds) and December 2 (Weds), 2015 2-5 pm St. Francis Women's Prison Congregation (Pastor Hines) meets with The Vine (Dr. Peter Asamiah) and interested parties for planning a Prison Ministry Education & Training program (January 2016) at MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries.  If interested in the January 2016 education event or women's prison ministry, contact Pastor Chuck Hines <hinescharles@yahoo.com>.

Winter/Holiday Essentials Give-A-Way   December 7-11, 2015

Monday          December 7, 2015
7:30 am until finished - Set-up Santa's Pics stage and organize for Holiday. Essentials distributions.  Holiday Open House.

Tuesday         December 8, 2015
7:30  am volunteers arrive.  8:00-finish give out numbers to 300 households; pics with Santa and one bag of gifts per family.

Wednesday     December 9, 2015
7:30 am volunteers arrive.  8:00 am-finish give out numbers to 300 households; $40 vouchers to each household sponsored by Deseret Industries and Crossroads Urban Centers.  Thank you LDS and Methodist Partners.

Thursday        December 10, 2015
9:00 am volunteers arrive.  9:00 am-finish give out numbers to 300 households and provide one mega-food box per family.

Friday             December 11, 2015
1 pm to 6 pm  Annual Clean-Up and Carpet Cleaning.  Holiday Open House.

 

 

June 4, 2017         Sunday

 

This is your personal invitation to join us in a prison ministry oblate order...
 
MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries hosts the Franciscan oblate meetings which support St. Francis Church at the Women's Prison at the Point of the Mountain.  The Franciscan oblates (meaning those humble people that are dedicated to serving God) meet the first Sunday of each month, beginning March 5, 2017.  During the Summertime, June to October, from 1:30-3 pm, the meetings are held at the MOSAIC table 9th Street Farmer's Market 900 South 900 West Salt Lake City, UT.  Pastor Chuck Hines, the Pastor of St. Francis Church and the Oblate Order, writes this about our first meeting: "Jesus says to minister to the 'least of these'  Jesus' sisters and brothers is to minister to God.  How do we receive Jesus by receiving Jesus' brothers and sisters? Where will we find these sisters and brothers, and thus find Jesus?  Join our oblate Franciscan meeting at MOSAIC, on Sunday, March 5, at 1:30 pm, as we seek together to explore these questions."   Please consider yourself very welcome to join us.