Newsletter – March, 13th 2020

Remember to check for updates in 2020

Upcoming Events:

  • Easter Egg Hunt Donations Needed: We are in need of items for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Please place donations of plastic eggs and candy (no chocolate, please–it might melt.) in the tub that is in the lobby between now and March 29th.


  • Welcoming Pastor Aaron into the Community: There will be a half page ad this Saturday and Sunday in the Southeast Missourian to introduce Pastor Aaron to the community. Cashbook Journal will be running the ad on the day of their largest annual distribution—March 25th. We are excited for the community to get a chance to know our new Pastor and his family!


  • WMU Meeting (Tuesday, March 17th):Women’s Mission Group monthly meeting – Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 9:30 am at Mercy Hill Church.  Please bring you WMU books, and March- MISSION MOSAIC Magazine. The following have graciously volunteered to report about articles from Mission Mosaic:
Teri Burke – Page 12
Joy Miller – Page 13

Shelba Davis – Page 14

  • JULs Meeting (Thursday, April 2nd):Next JUL’S gathering Thursday, April 2, 2020.
    We will be going to Susie’s Bake Shop & Restaurant in Sikeston, MO. We will meet at Mercy Hill Church parking lot at 10:45 am and car pool.
    Please RSVP to Shelba Davis at
  • Feed My Starving Children (*UPDATED* April 3rd-4th):

    Sign-up NOW for Feed My Starving Children: 
    FMSC has been postponed until after Easter. Please check back for updates. 

  • Easter Egg Stuffing Party (Sunday, March 29th):

    March 29th immediately following the church service in the TRIBE Room. Come help us stuff the Easter eggs in preparation for the Egg Hunt on April 5th. 

  • Easter Egg Hunt (Sunday, April 5th):

     We April 5th at 11:30 am. All ages are welcome! Please bring your own basket. 🙂 


  • Fellowship Meal (Sunday, April 5th):
    April 5th at 11:30 am (following the service and egg hunt). Join us as we celebrate our 3rd Anniversary of Mercy Hill Church! Please bring two items (side dish, salad, dessert) per family. (This will be happening at the same time as our Egg Hunt).


Important Updates:

  • Shelby Kate and Campus Outreach: 

    Shelby Kate- Campus Outreach: 
    Shelby Kate McCord recently shared about her new job opportunity working for Campus Outreach. She shared how we as a church and individually can help support her both prayerfully and financially. She currently needs $1782 in monthly support. If 18 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! 

    Mercy Hill Church has prayerfully committed to supporting her $200/month out of the church budget. We are also prayerfully encouraging 32 individual members to commit to $25/month (or some other amount) to help raise up an additional $800/month for a total of $1,000 to be raised up from Mercy Hill Church. 

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

    Video link:

    Prayer email updates:

    Giving link:

    Campus Outreach | The Village Church


  • 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), or Kayla/Austin Dowdy (either) after service on Sunday. Thank you!


  • 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




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


  • 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:


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


  • Worship Ministry/Tech Ministry:          

    If you are interested in joining the worship team, or tech team, please contact Kayla Dowdy at 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 (


  • Baby/Wedding Shower Ministry:  Contact Kacey Davis at this email address: 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 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!



  • 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 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.