Newsletter – March 6th, 2020


Remember to check mhchurch.org/news 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.

 

  • Secret Sister Reveal *UPDATED* (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!                
 *This is NOT a lunch! This is a dessert party! Sorry for the inconvenience and confusion*

  • JUL’s Gathering (Thursday, March 12): 


                    

Next JUL’s gathering we will have a meet and greet to welcome Becky Campbell on Thursday, MARCH 12, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Mercy Hill Church. We are asking each of you to bring finger food for our JUL’s gathering. Please note we have changed this gathering to the second Thursday in March. All ladies interested are welcomed. 
        

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

    Sign-up NOW for Feed My Starving Children:
    Mercy Hill Church is excited to again join area churches in partnering with the Christian non-profit organization Feed My Starving Children. FMSC believes Jesus Christ has called us to feed the hungry and serve those in need. The event will be held at the Jackson Civic Center April 3-4. Volunteers will be packaging items to ship to neediest parts of the world. As a committed partner, each individual volunteer slot requires a $40 donation to cover the cost of food and preparation. Checks should be written to Mercy Hill with FMSC written in the memo. Sign up sheets with specific 2-hour time slots will be placed in the foyer for ONLY the next two Sundays—March 8 and 15. Please place donations in the envelope when you sign up. We also need 2 volunteers to help set up Thursday from 5-7 pm. Set-up does not require a donation. Please prayerfully consider being an important part of this ministry. If you feel called to serve but are unable to cover the cost, please sign up as there may be possible scholarships. Individuals who cannot work shifts but wish to serve by providing scholarships are much appreciated. Let’s represent Mercy Hill well! Thank you!

  • 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: 
    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

 

  • 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 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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