Upcoming Events

Worship & Prayer Night

Sat, March 25 // 6-8pm // MERCY

All are welcome to attend this evening of extended prayer and worship. Sorry, no childcare available. No need to sign up.

Bike 'N Pint

Sat., April 1 // 11:30am // Mercy to Wabasha Brewing

Join us for Bike ‘n Pint’s season kickoff for a leisurely 12 mile group ride (with a break) to Wabasha Brewing. We’ll leave the Mercy parking lot at 11:30am, ride to Como Park for a quick break, continue on to Wabasha Brewing, & return to Mercy. Come give input and preferences about this upcoming B ‘n P season or just to hang out and meet some people.

This is a slow ride and we will all stay together. All are welcome!

Let us know you are coming by registering here.

Reel Hope Foster Care & Adoption Interest Meeting

Sunday, April 2 // 11a-12p // MERCY

In MN, there are approximately 1,000 legal orphans – kids in foster care who are waiting to be adopted. Have you ever wondered if God is leading you to adopt or foster kids from our city? Join us for an Adoption/Foster Care interest meeting with The Reel Hope Project. Ask questions, see videos of local kids who are waiting for families, and talk about how you can support adoptive/foster families from your community.  See you there!

More information at http://www.thereelhopeproject.org/. No need to sign up.

Women's Book Club

Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23 // 9:30-11am // MERCY

We will meet for 8 weeks this spring to discuss Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist.  In this book, you’ll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure of perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and ordinariness of life.  You’ll read about a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live:  soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer and connection with the people that matter most to us.

Childcare is available for $30/child with a cap of $50 per family payable at the first book club meeting.  Registration for childcare closes on March 28 so please sign up before this date to guarantee a spot for your child(ren).

Register here.

Mercy Leadership Intensive (MLI)

@Mercy Wednesday: Wednesdays April 5 – May 24

Leadership & learning are indispensable to each other they say. Mercy Leadership Intensive is a chance for current and emerging leaders to receive the practical and biblical training they need to lead others within a faith context.

Over an 8 week course with Pastors Jeff Heidkamp & Kelly Mortvedt, participants will mesh theology with practice, learning to think critically about the Bible, gaining a better understanding of the history and distinctives of the Vineyard Movement, and exploring what makes a great church leader. In building a theological foundation for leadership, participants will leave feeling equipped for Kingdom work within the church.

Register here.
Mercy Wednesday is a night of fellowship and classes. Childcare is provided for $3 a child up to 5th grade.

E-mail Pastor Kelly with any questions.

Creative Arts Workshops in April

Wednesdays April 5-26 // 6-8pm // Mercy

Creativity resides within everyone – it just takes a little encouragement to unleash it. Our creative workshops will offer a wide variety of creative explorations from watercolor, acting, creative writing, & a music workshop. In these  workshops you’ll have the opportunity to learn from Mercy’s own creatives & spend time with people who share the desire to create & be inspired.

Each workshop is four weeks long  & may have a cost associated for materials, depending on the workshop.

Register here: bit.ly/aprilcreative

Understanding the Art of Worship Music

This track will focus on a different topic each week that explores the art of worship music. No musicianship required to sign-up. Just an interest in developing a deeper appreciation for how artistic expression through music helps us understand and worship our Creator.

Expressive Watercolors ($40)

Have fun playing and experimenting with watercolor paints. Learn simple brush techniques, practice matching colors and create expressive watercolor art. Leave with your own set of watercolor paints, brushes, and palette as well as beautiful painted pieces for your home and friends.

Each student will receive a kit that includes: watercolor tray with 36 colors, 10 brushes, gold paint pen, one mixing palette, watercolor worksheets, 3 watercolor paper postcards, 12 month watercolor paper calendar with gold clips.

Creative Writing

This workshop is for writers of all kinds who want to spend some time developing their craft. It will be a safe place to get some encouragement and accountability for your writing goals. We will talk about developing a writing habit, and we’ll read samples of great writing from different genres for inspiration. There will be also be opportunities to share what you are working on if desired. Bring your own supplies: pens, notebooks, laptops, journals, markers, or whatever “tool” gets you writing.

Intro to Acting

Let’s PLAY! This class is an introduction to acting. The first half of the class will be focused on increasing vocal, physical, and emotional awareness through theatre games and activities, and the second half of class will focus on preparing a monologue that we’ll work on together. Open to ages 12+ (Max 8 participants)

 

Register here: bit.ly/aprilcreative

Engaging in the Kingdom: Regional Women's Conference

Join us for our annual regional women’s conference; this will be an amazing time of gathering together with women from our Midwest North Region, which includes over 50 churches. We want to encourage women to engage in God’s Kingdom which is filled with invitation and hope, especially when life throws us unpredictable curve balls such as loss, loneliness, and disease. We have found that when we come together and ask for God’s heart for us as women, he is faithful to come, touch our lives, and set us free so we can experience his love and healing touch.

Thursday (Leaders only): April 6, 2017
Friday & Saturday: April 7 & 8, 2017
Location:
The Duluth Vineyard
1533 W Arrowhead Rd
Duluth, MN 55811

More information & registration: https://vineyardmidwestnorth.org/event/engaging-kingdom-2017/

Welcome Gathering

Sunday, April 9 // 9:30a // MERCY

Are you new to Mercy? Welcome! Join us for a time to learn about our community, ask questions, and receive some tips about how to get the most out of the time you spend here. If you attend the Welcome Gathering Sunday, at 9:30am, you can enjoy a continental breakfast, meet new people, and learn more about Mercy Vineyard.

Register here. Childcare is provided during the 9:30am service for 3mo-4th grade. Youth group available at 11am.

Holy Land Trip Interest Meeting

Sun., April 9 & April 30 // 11am // MERCY

We are taking a trip with MEJDI Tours to the Holy Land in May of 2018. We’ll visit and explore both Israel and Palestine. Our trip will be a multiple perspective approach giving a more comprehensive perspective of the Holy Land, its culture, and its people. We’ll travel and hear from a diverse array of tour guides and speakers—Israeli and Palestinian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim, political, religious and tribal leaders, etc. Join us for an interest meeting with Le Que Heidkamp to learn more.

Register: bit.ly/holylandmtg

Good Friday Service

Join us in lamenting over Jesus’ death during our 6:30pm Good Friday service.

We invite kids ages 8 and up to join us in the service. Childcare for ages 0-7 years will be provided.

NE Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 15 // 11am // Logan Park

Save the date and sign up to serve! This is a great Easter tradition in NE! We have committed to partnering with Mill City Church in delivering a great Easter Egg Hunt. We are looking for 12-14 volunteers to serve food and 4-6 volunteers for crafts.

Registration for kids is at the event beginning at 11am.

Sign up to serve: https://mercyvineyard.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=417

Easter Services

We are celebrating Jesus’ resurrection and new creation together during our Easter services at 8a, 9:30a, and 11a.

If you are a regular attender, please consider attending the 8a service. There is additional parking available west of the Highlight Center, in the Highlight Center parking lot.

Connect Event: Open Mic Night

 

Friday, April 28 // 7-10pm // MERCY

Come and share your talents at Mercy! Are you in a band? Do you play the accordion? Do you write poetry? Come and listen or participate.

Open Mic night is open to performers of all levels who’d like to share their music, writing, or any other creative performance piece. Sorry, no childcare available.

Register to perform or volunteer here.

Holy Land Interest Meeting

Sun., April 30 // 11am // MERCY

We are taking a trip with MEJDI Tours to the Holy Land in May of 2018. We’ll visit and explore both Israel and Palestine. Our trip will be a multiple perspective approach giving a more comprehensive perspective of the Holy Land, its culture, and its people. We’ll travel and hear from a diverse array of tour guides and speakers—Israeli and Palestinian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim, political, religious and tribal leaders, etc. Join us for an interest meeting with Le Que Heidkamp to learn more.

Register: bit.ly/holylandmtg