Events

Sunday

Growth Groups Summer Session

Sunday, June 7 // Varies

Keep an eye out on our website, blog and Facebook page as we post information about Growth Groups that will be meeting this summer, either online or in socially-distant, safe, in-person venues.

The summer Growth Group season runs from Sunday, June 7 to Sunday, September 6.

Saturday

Men's Fellowship Online

Saturday, June 13 // 9:00am // Zoom

Mens Fellowship is meeting virtually on the second Saturday of the month from 9-10:30 via Zoom.  There will be time to hear some encouragement, talk and pray for each other.  Please RSVP to receive the meeting link.

Sunday

Summer Small Church

Sunday, June 14 // 11:00am // Varies

We’re launching a new way to connect while continuing to responsibly care for one another and those most vulnerable in our community. Summer Small Church gatherings are small, diverse groups of people at Mercy connecting briefly each Sunday throughout the summer from 11-11:30am for Communion and a Question. Summer Small Church will launch online at first, with the option to meet in-person with appropriate social distancing.

Mercy will assign individuals and families to a Summer Small Church with the goal of making space for new relationships and connections as we practice loving and valuing all individuals at Mercy as image bearers of God. Summer Small Church is intended to serve as a Sunday church gathering–it does not replace Growth Group participation. Summer Small Church hosts will facilitate Communion and a Question each week as the corporate Sunday gathering.

Tuesday

Women's Book Club

Tuesday, June 16 // 7:30pm // Zoom

The Women’s Book Club is launching a 4-week early summer session where they’ll be reading Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott. The Women’s Book Club meets on Tuesday nights (on Zoom) from 7:30-9:30pm.

Tuesdays, June 16 – July 7, 7:30-9:30pm

Tuesday

Reading Group: The Color of Compromise

Tuesday, June 16 // 7:30pm // TBD

As we press into the spiritual formation and discipleship of racial justice, one opportunity to respond is to join a summer book group reading and discussing the book, The Color of Compromise. The group will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 7:30-9pm from June 16 through August 25.

Friday

Connect Event: Digital Open Mic

Friday, June 19 // 7:00pm // Online

**RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 19**

Mercy is hosting an all-digital Open Mic Connect Event and we want YOU to participate! Do you have a new song, dance, poem, comedy bit or spoken word that you’ve been working on in quarantine? We want to hear about it!

Or are you interested in hearing what others have been working on? Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Open Mic premiere online. Stay tuned for Facebook and YouTube links.

OPEN MIC SUBMISSIONS: **DEADLINE EXTENDED**Submit a piece for consideration in the digital open mic on this GOOGLE FORM by 5pm on Friday, June 12. The Open Mic planning team will review and select video submissions for inclusion.

  1. You will receive a Dropbox File Request to upload your video submission to the Open Mic team.
  2. If you are unable to upload using the File Request, share your video submission on Google Drive with julie.bodurtha@mercyvineyard.org
  3. If neither of the above options work, share the file with julie.bodurtha@mercyvineyard.org using https://wetransfer.com/.
We look forward to seeing your submissions and joining together with one another for the online Open Mic.
Thursday

Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, June 25 // 12:00pm // Mercy Vineyard Church

Mercy is hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Due to the coronavirus, the US is experiencing a severe shortage of blood. Donating blood is a great way to make a significant difference for our community. Sign up to donate blood between 12 noon and 6pm on Thursday, June 25. And share it with friends and family to encourage them to donate as well. Mercy and the Red Cross team will implement measures to ensure you are protected as you donate.

Here’s how:
1. Click “Sign Up”
2. Search for “Mercy” in the upper right-hand search bar
3. Click “See Times” under the Thursday, June 25, Mercy Vineyard Church drive.
4. Select a time and sign up.

Wednesday

MercyKids Book Club on Racial Justice

Wednesday, July 1 // 9:00am // Facebook Live

On Wednesday mornings in July at 9am on Facebook LIVE, MercyKids will be reading a one of THESE STORIES together, and provide discussion questions and/or activities for families to engage with at home.

Thursday

Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, July 30 // 12:00pm // Mercy Vineyard Church

Mercy is hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Due to the coronavirus, the US is experiencing a severe shortage of blood. Donating blood is a great way to make a significant difference for our community. Sign up to donate blood between 12 noon and 6pm on Thursday, July 30. And share it with friends and family to encourage them to donate as well. Mercy and the Red Cross team will implement measures to ensure you are protected as you donate.

Here’s how:
1. Click “Sign Up”
2. Search for “Mercy” in the upper right-hand search bar
3. Click “See Times” under the Thursday, July 30, Mercy Vineyard Church drive.
4. Select a time and sign up.