The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5760 is Mercer Island's principal military veterans organization.
More than…More 70 members participate in the club, which supports companionship and service to the local community. Some of the programs and events the club supports includes a Relief Fund for veterans needing medical or material support, hospital visits and Summer Celebration.
The VFW's home, Keewaydin Clubhouse, is itself an institution. Originally built as Mercer Island's first community hall in 1922, the building recently saw a number of repairs and refurbishment. It is available for rental for special events and community functions. The VFW purchased the hall in 1966.
Called a "gathering place" by the church ministry, The Mercer Island Covenant Church is a large evangelical church…More centered on traditional Christian biblical values.
The congregation was founded in 1949 and initially met at the present VFW Hall. The first small sanctuary was erected at the present post office site and was later moved to its present corner, conveniently located across from Mercerdale Park. Four building additions have enlarged the facility, including the sanctuary located on the corner of 78th Ave. SE and SE 32nd St. Both traditional and contemporary worship services take place on Sunday mornings, meeting worship desires of all age groups.
The Evangelical Covenant Church of America has been shown to be the fastest growing multi-ethnic denomination in the country. This fact is also reflected in the Mercer Island congregation. The church also supports a diverse array of ministries both locally and worldwide.