Events

Saturday

Mercy Goes to the Orchard!

Saturday, October 12 // 1:00pm // Apple Jack Orchard

It’s fall & we’re ready to get out, do some apple picking, and have fun together! Join us for a meet-up Apple Jack Orchard on Saturday, October 12 at 1 pm. All are welcome!
 
No registration required, just meet us there.
Wednesday

@MW | Healing with the Holy Spirit & IFS **FULL**

Wednesday, September 25 // 6:00pm

**Registration Full**
Wed, Sep 25- Oct 16

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a highly effective therapy model that aims to heal the root pain behind many common mental health problems (ie, anxiety and depression). Many spiritual leaders have also realized it is much more than that. It is seen as a deep form of prayer that can calm the often chaotic thoughts and feelings we carry, making room for us to meet and be healed by the Holy Spirit. Led by Corey Busch, a practicing IFS therapist and Mercy member, this class is for anyone who has struggled with mental health as well as for anyone interested in deepening their connection with God through a new prayer process. You will learn the basic ideas behind IFS, and you will have the opportunity to experience the IFS process in a safe, professionally facilitated space.

Wednesday

@MW | Vineyard Values

Wednesday, September 25 // 6:00pm

Wed, Sept 25-Oct 30

Tom and Jan Dunn, Vineyard church planters/pastors-artists will explore the early formation of Christian values through the visual arts of the Renaissance to modern day. Cultural and Christian values create priorities which are seen in our practices/ daily lives. What we hold as valuable and of worth can be seen in the way we live. Likewise, the visual arts will reflect the values of the culture in which they are created. This class will be highly interactive, visual and lots of fun. No art experience needed

Wednesday

@MW | Spiritual Gifts

Wednesday, September 25 // 6:00pm

Wed, Sept 25-Oct 9

The Mercy community believes God has designed each person with unique spiritual gifts and talents they can use in the church as well as their everyday spheres. We’ll be using a spiritual gifts inventory and the Bible to help attendees uncover who God has created them to be.

Wednesday

@MW | Prayer in Practice

Wednesday, October 9 // 6:00pm

Wed, Oct 9- Nov 20

If you have already taken the Prayer class, we are offering a Prayer in Practice class to further your experience connecting to God and praying for others. The Prayer in Practice class will give you additional opportunities to practice the 5-step-prayer-model and other practices discussed in the Prayer class.

Wednesday

@MW | Childlike: Imaginative Prayer

Wednesday, October 9 // 6:00pm

Wed, Oct 9- Nov 20

What would it look like if we set aside our hectic, schedule filled, adult lives for an hour each week to sit at the feet of Jesus — the great storyteller? What if we did that along with some people who have real life experience of holding a place of childlike faith … kids! Join us for an experimental multi-generational class on imaginative prayer. Anyone ages 5 – 99 and from all stages of life are invited to join us for this short format (1 hour) class where we will explore the childlike faith formation through a new lens of contemplative imagination and conversation.

Wednesday

@MW | Exploring the Enneagram

Wednesday, October 16 // 6:00pm

Wed, Oct 16- Oct 30

Taught by certified Enneagram Coach and Family Practice physician Margo Hutchinson. Exploring the Enneagram is a set of 3 classes focusing on the usefulness of the Enneagram in personal and spiritual growth. It will be a practical and discussion based class. If you are new to the Enneagram or know it well, this class with have something for you. The class will include: an overview, exploration of your number as well as tools on how to use it for personal and spiritual growth.

Wednesday

@MW | Core Class: Loving Across Differences

Wednesday, October 16 // 6:00pm

Wed, Oct 16-30

In this class, we will focus on understanding racial differences through 3 themes (History, Identity, Community) and together we’ll ask “Who is God?” and “Who Are We?” in response to each of these themes. Each class will be a mix of interactive discussion and teaching.  If you’ve taken the class before, this iteration of the class will have some updates and additions to the previous content. Led by Ruthie Johnson.

Wednesday

@MW | Dads Gathering

Wednesday, October 23

Wed, Sep 25, Oct 23, Nov 20

Come meet with dads of young kids and soon-to-be dads. Each month we’ll discuss a different topic and pray for one another.

Monthly Topics:
September 25- Being a Dad: Biggest surprises, challenges, and joys for current dads. Greatest anxieties and anticipation for soon-to-be dads.

October 23- Relationships: Caring for your marriage. Maintaining other friendships. Extended family dynamics and boundary-setting.

November 20- Spiritual Growth and Self-Care: Staying encouraged in your relationship with Jesus. Spiritual practices and disciplines that fit your new lifestyle. Things you do for fun.

We’ll meet from 6-7:15pm Sept 25, Oct 23, and Nov 20. Contact Tom Wentzell with questions at tom.wentzell@gmail.com.

Wednesday

@MW | New Moms Gathering

Wednesday, October 23 // 6:00pm

Wed, Sep 25, Oct 23, Nov 20

If you are expecting a child or have a baby under one, come gather with other new and experienced moms for fellowship, questions, and encouragement! Babies are welcome to attend with mom. We’ll meet from 6-7:15 pm Sept 25, Oct 23, and Nov 20. Contact Kelly Mortvedt with questions.

Wednesday

@MW | Core Class: Membership

Wednesday, November 13 // 6:00pm

For people who are considering taking the next step of involvement at Mercy, the Membership Class is an interactive discussion of what it means to make a deeper commitment to our Mercy community through membership.