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Mercy Project Sunday 2018

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“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ – Matthew 25:37-40

This scripture is used to communicate what Christ is asking us to do in situations when someone is in need, when someone requires mercy.


The Mercy Project exists because of God’s commandment to the Church to care for the poor and needy. It is, at its foundation, a response to this commandment. We go and do because our relationship with Christ compels us to act and to move to bring about the Kingdom of God. 

Through the Mercy Project we are given opportunities to fight injustices and to serve others compassionately, but also we are participating in the continual process of spiritual formation. God uses our doing, going, giving, praying to form us, challenge us, and strengthen us spiritually.


Mercy Project Sunday is a morning to celebrate the ways in which we as a church have impacted the lives of others. What is immeasurable is the depth of spiritual growth each volunteer experienced as they were obedient to Christ’s command and allowed Him to work through them and IN them. Thanks be to God for His Mercy!

Mercy Project Sunday is a day of appreciation, celebration, and excitement of all the ways in which we are fulfilling Christ’s command.

Mercy Project Sunday is a morning of reflection on how God has used our resources in local and global missions over the past year, as well as a time to contemplate how God will use us in the upcoming year! If you would like to know how your donations of time, money, labor, and material things have been used for “one of the least of these brothers of mine” and how we plan to continue to be God’s ongoing presence in the world – be sure to come!

One of the highlights on May 6 will be a Mercy Project Fair.  All the Mercy Projects will be represented and you will be able to ask questions and check out what areas you might like to get involved in. Between now and then, pray about how God would have you be involved in Loving God, Loving Each Other and Loving the World.


We are asking you to do three things in regards to The Mercy Project: Pray, Pledge and Connect.

Please, continually be in PRAYER for our Mercy Projects, praying that our hearts would break for what breaks the heart of God.

Please consider making a PLEDGE, or financial commitment, to the Mercy Project. For those of you who regularly support the Mercy Project, thank you. If you are someone who hasn’t given to the Mercy Project in previous years, please prayerfully consider what God may have you do this year.
And, please consider how you might CONNECT with the Mercy Project. We would love for everyone to find some place to serve in our Mercy Projects. If you don’t currently have a place of service, then take advantage of the Mercy Project Fair on Sunday, May 6 to explore ways you might be able to get involved.

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OUR MISSION is to Love God, Love Each Other, and Love The World.

“Jesus said, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments.’” – Matthew 22:37-40

“Jesus said, ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’” – Matthew 28:19-20

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