Newsletter – June 26th, 2020

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

Important Updates:
  • Shelby Kate and Campus Outreach (UPDATED):
    Shelby Kate is on the final leg of her support! She is still looking for individuals to partner with her both prayerfully and financially as she goes on staff with a college ministry called Campus Outreach. She currently needs $1,385 in monthly support. If 14 people were willing to give $100/month then her goal would be reached! Pray and consider if God would lead you to this amount or another according to your financial ability! She is in need of monthly support in order to have a consistent income to live off of. If you’d like more information, visit: codfw.org or feel free to contact her at 573-275-2003. Her email address is shelbykate.mccord@campusoutreach.org.

    Here is her video, link for prayer updates, as well as her giving link.

    Video link:
    https://youtu.be/WfubDraIrVQ

    Prayer email updates:
    https://mailchi.mp/b93cbcca05d7/shelbykate

    Giving link: https://www.thevillagechurch.net/sending/partners/campus-outreach/

    Campus Outreach | The Village Church

 

  • Two Service Times:
    View the announcement video here – https://www.facebook.com/mercyhillchurchjackson/
    We encourage you to watch the video above so you are actively prepared for service on Sundays.
    We are starting two services as we slowly start to see an increase in in-person attendance.
    We will have one service at 8:30 am and another service at our regularly scheduled time, 10 am. Our livestreams will continue at 10 am on Facebook and Youtube. We ask that anyone who can make it to the 8:30 am service please do so! This opens up space at the 10 am service for guests who don’t watch the videos and receive the newsletters. Also, if you do happen to come to the in-person services, please make sure you are moving all the way to the front of the sanctuary, and please try to leave the middle section open for larger families.
    If you would like to help be on the clean up crew in between services, please contact aaron@mhchurch.org
    Please continue to check back here or on the app for updates!
    • Ways to Give from Home:
      We as God’s people and the church, especially through this time, have a responsibility to give – for our missionaries, our leaders, and our church. Giving is also another way we worship God through obedience.

      There are several ways to give right now:

      1.) Mail in a check to the church
      3757 MO-25
      Jackson, MO 63755

      2.) Give through our website.
      Go to mhchurch.org/give

      3.) Give through the app
      Go to “Donate” in the MH Church App and follow the instructions

      4.) Go to your bank and set your tithe as a “Bill Pay”
      Call you bank for instructions.
  • Outdoor Survival Skills for Young Boys and Men (August 14-15):
    The association is holding a survival skills camp for boys and young men (Grades 3-12). The registration is $30 and the camp will take place at Peaceful Valley. For more info, click here: Survival Skills Camp and Registration
     
  • Sunday School on Zoom (Sundays): at 8:45 am, Curt Poore will be leading Sunday school over Zoom. We will provide links and everything you need to know when we get closer to the date.
  • MH Church Family Teams: You should have received an email from Pastor Aaron stating that you are on a Family Team. These teams were designed to help us stay in touch with one another, and make sure every one is up to date on information through this time.

    If you have questions about this, did not receive an email, or don’t know what team you are on, please contact Pastor Aaron at aaron@thebridgestorrs.org

  • 2020 Member Directory: We will be updating our directory to better serve you. In order to do this, we ask that you please fill out this form so that we can update your information, add you into our system, and keep you in the loop with updates! Mercy Hill Connect Form
  • 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*

     

 

  • 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 kayla@mhchurch.org. 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: If you are expecting or getting married please contact Kacey Davis for the bridal/baby shower ministry at kacey22@live.com

 

  • 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 (activities might be affected by COVID-19)

  • 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 kayla@mhchurch.org. 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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