Newsletter – January 31st, 2020


Remember to check mhchurch.org/news for updates in 2020

Upcoming Events:

  • Pastor Aaron Campbell Coming in View of a Call (Sunday, February 2nd): 

             

    The Pastor Search Team is happy to introduce Pastor Aaron Campbell to our church family.  He will be coming to Mercy Hill on Sunday, February 2nd, in view of a call.  We hope everyone will plan to be in church that morning to meet Aaron, his wife Becky and their four children. He will be bringing the message from God’s Word during the 10:00 worship service.  A vote of affirmation will be taken at the end of the service. 

  • Meet the Campbell Family (Saturday, February 1st): There will be another opportunity to meet Aaron and his family that same weekend. On Saturday, February 1st, the congregation is invited to a “meet & greet” at the church starting at 2:00 in the afternoon. It will be a casual reception to give everyone a chance to visit and get acquainted with the Campbell family. Light desserts, finger-foods and drinks will be served. Following the reception, there will be a time for testimony as well as questions & answers. We hope you can attend. We know you will enjoy meeting this sweet family.
  • Missions Opportunity: FBC Delta has their 2020 Cochran Canada mission trip scheduled for August 3-9. The individual cost will be 800.00. They will be doing block parties focused on Latinos who represent 3 different countries. If any individual from Mercy Hill is interested in joining FBC Delta, please contact Donna Shaver. Text/call 573-380-6787 or email 
    dshaverCH@yahoo.com.
  • Mercy Hill App:
                         
    We are excited to announce that we have an app so you can stay up to date with everything going on at Mercy Hill Church. The app includes: notifications for the weekly newsletter, a calendar of events, a Bible feature, online giving, and so much more! (The app is free to use and does not require payment to access)
    iPhone users:
    -Download the “Sharefaith” app in your App Store. 
    -Open the app and where it says “Find Your Church” type in “Mercy Hill Jackson” 
    -Next, for the App Icon click “My Ministry”
    -Lastly, it will ask if you want push notifications. This is so you can be notified of the newsletters every Friday, or so you can be alerted if there are any changes to any events/services. Press “Allow” or “Allow notifications” if you want to receive these.
    -Congratulations! Your app is set up and ready to use!

    Non-iPhone/Android users: 
    -Go to your Play Store and search “Mercy Hill Jackson”
    -Install the app
    -Open the app to finish set up
    -Congratulations! Your app should be set up and ready to go!
    *If this method doesn’t work, please refer to the method above*

    If you have any questions or difficulties, see Rus Miller (iPhone), Kacey Davis (Android), Christan Wilson (Android), or Kayla/Austin Dowdy (either) after service on Sunday. Thank you!

  • JUL’s Meeting (Thursday, February 6th): 

    The next JUL’s gathering will be Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:00 am at Don Carlos Restaurant, 1907 E Jackson Blvd, Jackson.
    Hope you will be able to attend.

  • Business Meeting and Dessert Social (Sunday, February 9th *UPDATED*):

We will be having a Business meeting at 6 PM, February 9th, to go over the 2020 budget, and a dessert social afterwards. We ask every family bring a dessert. Hope to see you there!

  • Secret Sister Reveal (Saturday, March 7th): 

Hello Mercy Hill Secret Sisters! This years Secret Sister Reveal will take place on Saturday, March 7th at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Come prepared to enjoy some sweet treats and even sweeter fellowship with your Mercy Hill Sisters! The only thing you need to bring is a reveal gift for your secret sister and a typed or written recipe for your favorite dessert to share with everyone! Please RSVP to Taylor Hamlett at 573-579-2922 or taypoorehamlett@gmail.com by Friday, February 28th and let her know whether or not you are able to attend and if you would like to participate in Secret Sisters, again! We are wanting to see if there is enough interest in continuing this specific ministry moving forward! If you are not able to attend you can give your reveal gift to Taylor Hamlett or Kelly Poore for your Sister!                  

        

  • Feed My Starving Children (April 3rd-4th) 

    Please mark your calendars for April 3rd-4th for the FMSC event at Jackson Civic Center. More info to come later.

                      
Important Updates:

  • Prayer Request Chain: If you have a prayer request and would like to be added to the prayer chain, or you would like to receive the prayer chain, please contact Joy Friedrich at joyf1954@gmail.com.

 

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

 

  • Prayer Request Chain: If you have a prayer request, or would like to receive the prayer request chain, contact Joy Friedrich at joyf1954@gmail.com.

 

  • Kid’s Tribe Help: If you are interested in helping with Kid’s Tribe, we are looking for volunteers. Please contact Allison Miller for more information. Contact: ammiller@jackson.k12.mo.us

 

  • Nursery Help: If you are interested in helping with the nursery or teaching, we are looking for volunteers. Please contact Clarinda Unger (cunger55@gmail.com) or Jean Norman (donnorman4@aol.com) for more information. 

 

  • Worship Ministry/Tech Ministry:          
                  

    If you are interested in joining the worship team, or tech team, please contact Kayla Dowdy at kaylani.dowdy@yahoo.com. We’d love more singers, drum players, bass players, guitar players, and keyboard players (you do NOT need to be a virtuoso to join– just a passion for God’s work and music!). As far as “tech” goes, as long as you know how to click a mouse or use a touch screen, you can do tech! 

 

  • Meal Train Ministry: If you are interested in providing meals for those who are sick, for those who are in need, or know someone who is in need of this ministry, please contact Casey King (sales@magnoliaporchswings.com).

 

  • Baby/Wedding Shower Ministry:  Contact Kacey Davis at this email address: kacey22@live.com for baby shower ministry.

 

  • Handyman Ministry: If you need help with or consultation for a maintenance project at your home, we have a group of people available to assist. If you need help, or if you want to be a part of this ministry, please call Kent Zimmerman at mrkent47@yahoo.com. Kent will connect you with one of the members of this team.

        

  • CarePortal, through director Shelly Girard, connects children and families served by the Division of Family Services directly to participating churches in our area.  Through the generosity of our local churches, our area is one of the most impactful in the nation.  If you would like to contribute to these families, just respond to the CarePortal requests that are emailed periodically or let Teri Burke know. 573-275-4767

    Hope for One More places children into foster care when they are removed from their own homes.  Paul and Patricia Aydelott work on counseling and reunification with the parents as a first option. If you would like to become involved in helping with foster care, please call Crissy Mayberry (573-979-5774) or you can talk to Teri. This doesn’t necessarily mean becoming a foster parent-there are so many ways to serve!

 


ONGOING ACTIVITIES 

  • Kids’ TRIBE:  Kids’ TRIBE is worship for kids from kindergarten through fourth grade; it takes place during the Sunday morning worship hour. We also offer extended session (ages 3-5) and a nursery (infants-2) during the worship service.

 

  • Wednesday Activities: Choir at 9:30 am and Bible Study at 10:30 am

 

  • Women on Mission: Women on Mission will meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at Mercy Hill Church.

 

  • JUL’s: On the 1st Thursday of every month JUL’s will meet for lunch.

   

  • Newsletter: If you would like to add anything to the upcoming newsletters, or find any discrepancies in the news flier, please contact Kayla Dowdy, at kaylani.dowdy@yahoo.com. Please have information to be added sent in by Thursday at 12 PM or it will not make it into the newsletter! If you are interested in doing the newsletters for Mercy Hill, please also contact Kayla Dowdy.

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