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International Day of Peace 2017 – Coming to Aztec Park September 17th 2017 3:00pm Activities followed by the Program 3:45pm – 5:00pm – Open Flyer Here or 2 on 1 page Flyer Here

September 17, 2017

Aztec Park


Sponsored by The Interfaith Council of La Mesa

This year’s theme, as declared by the United Nations, is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”  A local celebration will take place at Aztec Park (7945 Morocco Drive, La Mesa.) Festivities will include music, activities, interaction, discussions and outreach opportunities.  Over twenty peace promoting groups will be presented.  Representatives of various faith traditions will give testimony to a commitment to promote peace, support diversity, non-discrimination, and the acceptance of people of all faiths and cultures.

If your church would like to participate please contact: Suellen Treadwell at:

We would like to see all the churches in La Mesa present for this very important day in La Mesa.  Please invite your congregation to attend.

 Housing for Homeless Students Goal Start January 2017 – A ministry of the Interfaith Council of La Mesa – What is the ministry? Open flyer here.

Please share this vision within your faith community and seriously consider how you can support this joint effort.  The challenge was made during the January meeting, our fundraising goal for 2017 is $15,000, with the aim of being able to help 10 families get into stable housing.

Rebecca Littlejohn is available to come speak about this ministry to your group or at a fundraiser you might hold.  Please let me her know if you have any questions at  All the info about donations is in the flyer linked below.

Housing for Homeless Students

See minutes page for latest news and updates

International Day of Peace 2016 – Coming to Aztec Park September 25th 2016 3:30pm Activities followed by the Program 4:00pm – 5:00pm

International Day of Peace 2016 to Pass out to congregations

2015 La Mesa Day of Peace – Sunday, September 20th, 3:30 – 5:00pm

Announcement flyer – please pass out in congregations.

“Partnerships for Peace — Dignity for All” Join millions of people around the world as they participate in activities, events, concerts, and festivals to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace. We invite your congregation to participate in The UN International Day of Peace on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Aztec Park, La Mesa – 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Corner of Aztec Drive & Morocco Drive)


Engage your youth: Create art work, poetry, conversations and questions about peace – click here for participation flyer

Tables will be set up to display: • Art Work • Poetry • Meaning of Peace Work at one of the craft tables • Pinwheels for Peace • Prayer Paper Chains • Bead Bracelets Other ways to participate: • Dance / Dance Movements • Choirs • Singing / Readings. The Interfaith Council of La Mesa sponsors this event and encourages all congregations to support this annual Day of Peace! Contact Suellen Treadwell before July 31 at

2015 Summer Lunch Program

Summer Lunch Program


2015 Summer Lunch Program Sign Up Link


Join the La Mesa Interfaith School Support Committee in providing free lunch to kids 18 and under, all summer while school isn’t in session.

Grand Opening is Monday, June 22nd.  We’re open 11:30-12:30, M-F for lunch.  Reading is 11-11:30 on Mondays and Fridays.  Tues/Wed/Thur there will be games and occasional group activities.

Vista La Mesa Christian Church
4210 Massachusetts, just a block up from University (619-463-9909)
Lunch will be served 11:30-12:30.

Invitation to Join

We are always looking for more representatives to join us when you can. Get on our mailing list to see what resources are out there to help you in your efforts and where you might add some help. ICLM Purpose Flyer

May 28, 2015 – Monthly Meeting

See our monthly meeting minutes on our minutes tab. Click here

Jan 2015 – Consider Becoming A Fair Trade Congregation!

Fair trade is a trading partnership based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks greater equity in international trade. Simply through the use / purchase of fair trade certified products, within our congregation, we can contribute to a better way of life for marginalized producers and workers and their families. It is a way to alleviate poverty.

We want to spread the word in our congregations that Fair Trade certification of products endorses values commonly embraced by faith based communities, including the dignity of work and care for the poor.

The following is required for Fair Trade certified products:

  • Paying a fair wage in the local context
  • Offering employees opportunities for advancement
  • Providing equal employment opportunities for all people, particularly the most disadvantaged
  • Caring for God’s creation by engaging in environmentally sustainable practices
  • Providing healthy and safe working conditions within the local context
  • Excluding forced child labor and human trafficking in the production processDeclaration as Fair Trade Congregation1) Incorporate Fair Trade into the social teachings of the congregation3) Incorporate Fair Trade products into any pre-existing events
  • 2) Replace goods purchased by the congregation with Fair Trade products where and when they are available. (coffee, tea, sugar, etc.)
  • What’s Required?
  • _________________________________________________

Register with Fair Trade Campaigns USA to begin. The movement now includes certification for towns, universities, congregations, and schools, with the goal of education about the good that can be done through Fair Trade.

Nov 2014 – Fill a bag, feed a child school food drive. Fill a bag 2 per page flyer

Gather all donated food from churches and deliver to Crosspointe Church or the La Mesa Police Dept. Crosspointe to distribute dozens of bags to schools for distribution to children in need of food for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.

September 21, 2014, 4pm – International Day of Peace – La Mesa Celebrates Day of Peace (download flyer)

 Pictures from the event: Go to our photos page

CraftsIMG_2270Concluding Circle







Each year the United Nations declares September 21 an International Day of Peace with the encouragement for families, cities, nations, individuals to do what promotes peace, unity, and goodwill in both local and global communities. This year’s theme is “Right of Peoples to Peace.”

The Interfaith Council of La Mesa is responding with the sponsorship of a Peace Service on Sunday, September 21 at 4:00pm in Aztec Park, La Mesa.

All are invited to participate. There will be “words of peace” as expressed by various faith traditions such as Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Islamic, Native American, Buddhist. These will be interspersed with music provided by Children’s Choirs from various churches. The goal is to bring awareness of the need for an end to conflict in the world and the commonality of all human beings in a desire for safety, security, and non-violence. The Interfaith Council of La Mesa has as its Mission Statement to contribute to the well-being of the general population of the community including individuals, families and those at risk community members through the resources and actions of the Interfaith Council’s membership. Representatives from the 42 churches in La Mesa take part in monthly meetings held at the La Mesa Police Department Community Room.

May 22, 2014 – RSVP for the Luncheon Fellowship!  If you or a representative from your church will be available to attend please RSVP with your church or organization name and how many will be attending.

The Interfaith Council of La Mesa invites you and your leadership team to a luncheon fellowship. Please join us for a time of food and fellowship.  Thursday, May 22, 2014 at noon in the La Mesa Police Department Community Room. (8085 University Avenue La Mesa) Please RSVP to 1-619-368-6516 (Michelle) or If you have questions regarding the luncheon or who we are and what we do please don’t hesitate to call or email us.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have.  Also our website is a great resource to learn more about our values, goals, things we have done in the community and things we are currently working on.  We are continually amazed and excited to see what all our faith organizations can do when we pull together to improve the wellbeing of our community. Please RSVP to 1-619-368-6516 (Michelle) or

If you have questions regarding the luncheon or who we are and what we do please don’t hesitate to call or email us.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have.  Also our website is a great resource to learn more about our values, goals, things we have done in the community and things we are currently working on.

May 10, 2014 – Please join us in Old Town for World Fair Trade Day

Here is a flyer for World Fair Trade Day 2014.

April 17 2014 – Please join us for our Summer Lunch Program.

We need volunteers for this event to help give back to the community of La Mesa.  Click for flyer. To register as a volunteer please go to

2014 – Our primary focus for 2014 includes:

  1. Schools
  2. Homelessness
  3. Service
  4. Summer Lunch Program

List of events

Nov 17 2013 – Fill a bag, feed a child school food drive. Click for pdf or right click for Word flyer.

Gather all donated food from churches and deliver to Crosspointe Church by noon on Monday. Crosspointe to distribute dozens of bags to schools for distribution to children in need of food for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.

October 29 2013 – Community Awareness for Drug trend. Click for flyer.

The La Mesa Collaborative is hosting a free Community Awareness Forum with information every adult and parent in this community need to know.  The attached flyer details the event, but I wanted to highlight a few items for you.  This presentation will educate and inform us about youth trends right in our own community.  In part, we will learn about the everyday household items that are likely in all our pantries which can be abused by young people.

February 27 2013 – Care Fair San Diego 2013 at Lake Murray Community Church from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Please come display at your own booth or come learn about community resources.

Feb 18th 2012 – 100 year picture

See the many activities to celebrate.