Events

Monday

Alpha (Online)

Monday, February 22 // 7:15pm // Zoom

Alpha is launching soon! Alpha is a place to explore the Christian faith with others. It is low pressure environment to explore the big questions in life. The best way to invite people to Alpha is to sign up yourself and bring a friend; the majority of guests try Alpha due to a personal invitation. Led by Mikosa Taylor.

Mondays | Starting January 18 | 7:15pm | Zoom

Tuesday

Women's Book Club (Online)

Tuesday, February 23 // 7:30pm // Zoom

On Tuesday, February 23, the Women’s Book Club is launching a 7-week online discussion of The Liars Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr. Join other women at Mercy to connect and discuss the book online.

Tuesdays // February 23-April 6 // 7:30-9:30pm // Zoom

Wednesday

MercyKids Art Club (Online)

Wednesday, February 24 // 4:30pm // Zoom

Join Danielle Clifford on Zoom for MercyKids Art Club! This is a great time to enjoy some friends, fun, and creativity.

Wednesday

@MW: Faith and Fake News (Online)

Wednesday, February 24 // 7:30pm // Zoom

This class explores our culture’s current information landscape and how to interact with information from a mindful, Christian perspective. We’ll discuss various tips to help you fact-check what you find and read online. We’ll also talk about different reasons why this work matters for Christians and how to bring your faith and Christian identity to online spaces.

About your instructor: Rachel Wightman has been a librarian for over ten years, specializing in teaching students to find and evaluate information in ethical ways. She is currently the associate director for instruction and outreach at Concordia University, St. Paul. Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2012, she spent two years as librarian and missionary in Kampala, Uganda. She is passionate about giving people tools to evaluate information and teaching others to understand our current online culture and landscape. She believes it is especially important for Christians to understand and mindfully engage in online platforms.

Wednesdays | February 24-March 3, March 17-24 | 7:30-9pm | Zoom

Wednesday

@MW: Visio Divina (Online)

Wednesday, February 24 // 8:00pm // Zoom

Visio Divina is a form of prayer that helps us say “yes” to the transformative power of the Holy Spirit by allowing God to speak to our hearts and imaginations through encounters with art. Join us for an hour each week as we navigate the Lenten season. Led by Cassie Smith.

Wednesdays | February 24-March 3, March 17-24 | 8-9pm | Zoom

Wednesday

@MW: Being "Good and Angry": Redeeming Anger in a World Gone Mad (Online)

Wednesday, February 24 // 7:30pm // Online

We all have firsthand experience with anger gone wrong. We’ve dished it out. We’ve been on the receiving end. We’ve heard and seen others get angry at each other. At some point in each day you are probably affected by some form of anger gone bad—either your own or someone else’s.

And yet anger done right is a great good. It says, “That’s wrong” and acts to protect the innocent and helpless. It says, “That’s wrong” and energizes us to address real problems. God, who is good and does good, expresses good anger for a good cause. Jesus gets good and angry—in the service of mercy and peace. He is willing and able to teach us to do anger right.

Join us as we explore how God can transform our anger and give us the courage to use it for good. In addition to Scripture, David Powlison’s book, “Good and Angry” will be our primary resource. Led by Jon Marsden.

Wednesdays | February 24, March 3, 17, 24 | 7:30-9pm | Zoom

Wednesday

@MW Core Class: Membership (In Person)

Wednesday, February 24 // 6:30pm // Mercy

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 be make a deeper commitment to our Mercy community through membership. This core class is required for those interested in being on the leadership team at Mercy.

Wednesday | February 24 | 6:30-8pm | Mercy

Saturday

MercyKids Club: Skating (and Sledding)

Saturday, February 27 // 2:00pm // Lauderdale Community Park

Join other MercyKids families for some SNOW FUN on Saturday, February 27 at 2pm at Lauderdale Community Park (1885 Fulham St, Roseville, MN). Bring your skates to ice skate or your sled for the sledding hill and let’s have some fun together outdoors!

Sunday

MercyKids Church (Hybrid)

Sunday, February 28 // 9:30am // Mercy Cafe

Mercy offers a family-style, in-person MercyKids Church. At 9:30am, gather in the Cafe, one family per table to talk about what the Kingdom of God is like. We’ll watch Holy Moly, have some discussion questions and activities, and then we’ll pray together.

For those participating online this season, we’ll continue to provide videos for Pre-K and Grade School-aged students on our Facebook page or the MercyKids YouTube channel at 9:30am on Sundays.

Sunday

Sunday Service (Hybrid)

Sunday, February 28 // 10:00am // Mercy

Mercy Sunday morning service is offered both in-person and online at 10am.

To attend in person, please sign up to ensure we remain within our capacity numbers and for contact tracing purposes, if needed. Masks and social distancing are required. We will not have MercyKids or MercyYouth programming during the service, nor are we serving coffee at this time. Read our full Indoor, In-Person Worship Service COVID Protocols for information on what you can expect for the in-person service.

To attend online, join our interactive Mercy Online service at https://live.mercyvineyard.org/ or watch on demand on our YouTube channel.

Sunday

Online Cafe

Sunday, February 28 // 11:00am // Zoom

Our Online Cafe is a virtual connection opportunity after our interactive livestream service. Join Mercy staff in a Zoom call starting at 11am on Sundays to be welcomed, engage with the sermon and receive prayer in private Zoom breakout rooms.

Sunday

MercyYouth

Sunday, February 28 // 5:00pm // Mercy

MercyYouth is happening in person Sunday evenings. Join us in the Youth Room for some connection, teaching and fun with Pastor Leo Alves. We’ll be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

For those participating online this season, follow MercyYouth on Instagram and Facebook for content and updates from Pastor Leo Alves.

Wednesday

@MW Core Class: Membership (Online)

Wednesday, March 3 // 7:30pm // Zoom

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 be make a deeper commitment to our Mercy community through membership. This core class is required for those interested in being on the leadership team at Mercy.

Wednesday | March 3 | 7:30-9pm | Zoom

Monday

Twin Cities Peace & Unity Prayer Gathering

Monday, March 8 // 12:00pm // Mercy & Online

Join Mercy and other Twin Cities churches for a March 8th prayer gathering to mark the beginning of the trial surrounding George Floyd’s death. We are praying for peace, safety, integrity, and unity.  Specific prayer points are outlined at https://www.prayformn.org/.

Together, we can bring healing and hope to our city through our collective faith in a God who makes all things new. Please join us in this interdenominational prayer gathering. Masks and social distancing required.

Can’t join us in person? Gather online over Zoom (stay tuned for the link).

Friday

Church, Race & Reconciliation Workshop (Online)

Friday, March 12 // 6:00pm // Online

This four day workshop looks critically at both individual and institutional (structural) racism. The workshop is structured and uses a format of engaging presentations, experiential exercises, small and large group interactions and discussions.

Participants are encouraged to be fully engaged. Additionally, in order to create the best possible environment to have this tough conversation participants are instructed to abide by the following set of rules: understand that everyone is on a journey, we are all teachers and learners, each person will accord the other participants mutual respect and care.

Participants are invited to explore a shared understanding of racism and its manifestations and to clarify God’s call to building unity in the body of Christ that impacts the world.

Due to Covid-19, this will be an online workshop. Participants will attend virtually via Zoom.

Workshop Leader: John Williams, Executive Director of the Fellowship Center for Racial Reconciliation

Hosted by: The Urban Refuge Church

In partnership with: The Brook Community Church, Grace Apostolic Church, Mercy Vineyard Church, and City Church

Sunday

Annual Member Meeting

Sunday, March 14 // 11:15am // Mercy

Attend our Annual Meeting to hear updates on church activities and finances. Anyone is welcome to attend but members are strongly encouraged to participate to vote on governance issues.

Sign up to attend either in person or online. For those participating virtually, we’ll follow up to provide instructions.

Sunday

Baptism

Sunday, March 21 // 10:00am // Mercy

“What are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.” – Acts 22:16

If you’ve said YES to a relationship with Jesus, you are ready to be baptized! Baptism is an enactment of the invisible realities of the gospel and the Holy Spirit’s power in our lives.

Sign up here to start the process, and Pastor Cassie Smith will be in touch with you.

Baptism 2021 Dates: 3/21/21 and 8/11/21

Saturday

COVID Art Project Opening Reception

Saturday, March 27 // 5:00pm // Mercy

Join us to open the exhibit of the COVID Art Project at Mercy. Connect with the creative folks who used visual arts to reflect the impact and experience of the COVID-19 pandemic on themselves and their families.

And get a chance to connect IN PERSON with our new lead pastor, Gary Dawkins!

We will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

Wednesday

@MW: Grace and Truth for Moms (Online)

Wednesday, April 7 // 7:30pm // Online

Are you ready to parent more peacefully? Do you feel stuck in negative patterns? Are you isolated? Are you anxious about your kids’ successes or failures? This course will help you identify and hold on to God’s truth about YOU, and equip you to stop believing toxic lies about yourself. Led by Michelle Krypel.

Wednesdays | April 7-May 5 | 7:30-9pm | Zoom

Wednesday

@MW Core Class: Prayer (In Person)

Wednesday, April 14 // 7:00pm // Mercy

Invite God to heal, speak and be present through your prayers. At Mercy, we believe anyone can learn how to hear from God and pray for others with power and effectiveness. This training teaches you what the Bible says about the power of prayer and how we can each participate in it. This core class (formerly called Learning to Minister Like Jesus) is required for those interested in joining the Sunday morning Prayer Team or desiring to be a leader at Mercy.

Wednesdays | April 14-21 | 7pm | Mercy