Events

Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, February 26 // 6:30pm // Mercy Vineyard Church

Join us for a special Ash Wednesday service as we begin the season of Lent with a time of reflection on our humanity and need for a Savior. The service will feature Scripture, reflection and song.

Childcare available for toddler through age 4 with RSVP.

Wednesday

@MW: Death & Dying

Wednesday, March 4 // 6:00pm // Mercy Vineyard Church

This 4-week class centers around the intersection of faith and death/dying. Dying is rarely talked about in church settings- except in the context of God’s victory over it. As a palliative care physician, Daniel Townsend will approach the topic from a medical community standpoint. As a theologian, Bitta Fynskov-Clark will speak from a biblical/church perspective. Licensed funeral director Rob Gagner will also be sharing his expertise in how to navigate the sometimes confusing funeral service industry. With their expertise they are hoping to normalize the conversation around advanced disease and dying and equip you with resources to think well about death and dying.

March 4 – April 1 // Register by 3/1

Wednesday

@MW: Prayer in Practice

Wednesday, March 4 // 6:00pm // Mercy Vineyard Church

If you have already taken the Prayer class (formerly called Learning to Minister Like Jesus), we are offering a drop-in* Prayer in Practice opportunity to further your experience connecting to God and praying for others. Prayer in Practice will give you additional opportunities to practice the 5-step-prayer-model discussed in the Prayer class. Meets every week that Wednesday night classes are scheduled–individuals are encouraged to come 1-2 times during the season to practice, learn and experience prayer at Mercy. Led by Brett & Jessica Carlson.

January 29-April 1*

*There is no @MercyWednesday on February 26 or March 11.

Sunday

Welcome Gathering

Sunday, March 8 // 9:00am // Mercy Vineyard Church

Are you new to Mercy? Welcome! Join us for a time to learn about our community, ask questions, & receive some tips about how to get the most out of the time you spend here.

A light continental breakfast and coffee will be served. Children’s programming is available during the service.

RSVP by Wednesday, February 5

Sunday

Congregational Search Process Meeting

Sunday, March 8 // 4:00pm // Mercy Vineyard Church

Join us for a special Congregational Search Process Meeting on March 8 at 4pm or March 11 at 6pm. The meetings will provide an opportunity to hear a brief update on the search process, and get a chance to ask questions and provide suggestions to the search committee as they consider candidates and develop questions to guide their interview process. The information provided at the meetings will be the same–multiple dates/times are offered to provide individuals with different options that may work best with their schedule.

Register for childcare and refreshments.

Saturday

Men's Fellowship

Saturday, March 14 // 9:00am // Mercy Vineyard Church

Join other men at Mercy on the second Saturday of each month for Men’s Fellowship–an opportunity to gather, enjoy coffee together and hear from one another in discussion and fellowship. Men’s Fellowship is a great opportunity to connect with other guys in the Mercy community.

Childcare is available upon request. Sign up to receive reminders and updates about upcoming Men’s Fellowship dates.

Sunday

Group Leader Interest Meeting

Sunday, March 15 // 9:00am // Mercy Vineyard Church

Mercy offers Connect Groups, Growth Groups, and Impact Groups to make friends, grow spiritually, and serve our city. If you’re curious to learn what it takes to lead one of these groups, join us at this meeting. Attending is not a commitment to lead.

Questions? Contact Community Life Pastor Kelly Mortvedt.

Wednesday

@MW Core Class: Prayer

Wednesday, March 18 // 6:00pm // Mercy Vineyard Church

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. Led by Tommy Wesley, 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.

March 18 – April 1 // Register by 3/15

Sunday

Fellowship Sunday

Sunday, March 29 // Mercy Vineyard Church

Each month with a 5th Sunday, join us for Fellowship Sundays–a day of multigenerational worship where kids are present in our services and we have a chance to lean into fellowship between services with snacks, coffee and extra time to get to know each other.

No MercyKids or MercyYouth programming.

Wednesday

@MW: New Moms Gathering

Wednesday, April 15 // 6:00pm // Mercy Vineyard Church

If you are expecting a child or have a baby under age 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 6-7:15pm for 4 weeks beginning April 15th.

Wednesdays, April 15 – May 6

Wednesday

@MW: New Dads Gathering

Wednesday, April 15 // 6:00pm // Mercy Vineyard Church

Come meet with dads of young kids and soon-to-be dads. Each week we’ll discuss a different topic and pray for one another. We meet from 6-7:15pm for 4 consecutive weeks beginning April 15th. Babies are welcome to attend with dad.

Wednesdays, April 15 – May 6

Wednesday

@MW: Hearing God

Wednesday, April 15 // 6:00pm // Mercy Vineyard Church

Would you like to recognize God’s voice more clearly in your life? Would you like prayer to be more of a “two-way conversation” with God? Would you like to encourage others with what God is saying to you? Come and join us for a 4-week workshop on “Hearing God”. We believe God wants to speak to each one of us and guide us into the good things He’s planned for us. We will cover topics like: How does God speak to us today? How do I distinguish between God’s thoughts and my own thoughts? How can I receive and interpret visions and dreams? How does God guide us? How can I share what I am hearing from God in a helpful way? We will have plenty of practical opportunities to learn how to hear and discern God’s voice in our workshop. Led by Jon Marsden.

Wednesdays, April 15 – May 6

Wednesday

@MW: Kids Make Art

Wednesday, April 15 // 6:00pm // Mercy Vineyard Church

If you are age 6-12, join artist Susan Jefferson as she teaches you how to make cool art! During this 3 week class, you will discover different art creation techniques and have lots of fun learning about art. You’ll have a project to take home at the end!

Cost of materials: $10. Scholarships available by emailing michael.buerke@mercyvineyard.org

Wednesdays, April 15-29

Thursday

Engaging in the Kingdom Women's Conference

Thursday, April 23 // 6:00pm // Duluth Vineyard

Our annual Vineyard Regional Women’s Conference is a favorite gathering place for women from all over the region where we always enjoy an amazing time of encouraging women to engage in God’s Kingdom. When we come together and ask for God’s heart for us as women, he is so faithful to come and touch our lives as we experience real, tangible life change in God’s presence. This conference will be filled with incredible worship and prayer ministry times, great biblical teaching, and opportunities to engage in authentic and intimate community with other women who love Jesus.

The conference kicks off on Thursday night with a session for leaders. Our main sessions for everyone begin Friday morning, and the conference concludes on Saturday at noon with a delicious lunch buffet.

Thursday

Society of Vineyard Scholars (SVS) Annual Conference

Thursday, April 16 // 9:00am // Evanston Vineyard, Chicago, Illinois

Founded in 2009 as an initiative of VineyardUSA, The Society of Vineyard Scholars (SVS) exists to foster and sustain a community of theological discourse in the Vineyard movement. The annual Society of Vineyard Scholars conference gathers academics, pastors, church planters, worship leaders, and anyone else who desires to think theologically with a Vineyard community. SVS 2020 will be held April 16-18 at the Evanston Vineyard in Chicago, Illinois.

Contact Mercy member Brett Carlson for questions or to learn more.