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All Church Hangout  . . . BBQ-Style - Sunday, July 3rd!

Meaningful community is hard to find in Silicon Valley, even in the church.  Our congregation is spread out all over the city. But there is one day of every week when we all commit to gather together and worship our God: Sunday. It seems strategic to take this pre-existing momentum and work with it in an attempt to develop deeper community within our body. Therefore, on occasional Sundays throughout the year we will invite the church to enjoy picnic-style afternoons together immediately following the service. 

The Plan: It's official . . . THIS SUNDAY (7/3), immediately following the service, we'll be grilling up dogs and burgers (with a veggie option if preferred).  Oh and did we mention we'll have root beer floats (not just for the kids of course).  And water balloons . . . lots of water balloons.  All you need to do is mark your calendar and plan to join us for the All Church Hangout . . . BBQ-style!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at .

Family Service - Sunday, July 3rd!

On occasion, we hold Family Services where children sit in the service with their parents.  That's what we have next Sunday, July 3rd!  We know this can be a bit challenging for parents, but we also recognize that it is a very good thing for kids to participate with the larger church family in worship.  To help, we will provide coloring sheets and pre-packaged crayons for you to make use of.  The Mother's Room adjacent to the Sanctuary is a space families can utilize as well if necessary.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at  .

The Overturning of Roe v. Wade: Some Resources for Reflection


As Christians, we all should be concerned for the cause of life in our country.  Our God has called us to "rescue those who are being taken away to death; [and] hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter" (Prov. 24:11).  As such, we celebrate that the Supreme Court recently made moves to help protect the most vulnerable and helpless little lives among us. 

The public square these days is full of angst and vitriol.  It's hard to think clearly and act kindly.  Here are some articles aggregated from The Gospel Coalition that may help us all as we try to navigate for the cause of Christ (and life!) in our culture.

The FAQs: Supreme Court Overturns Roe, Sends Abortion Back to States - If you're trying to work through the "legalese" and understand what exactly just happened, this article is for you.
Why We Should Celebrate the Dobbs Decision - This article is a call to celebrate the good God has done!
After Roe, How Do We Stand for Life? - If you're looking for practical ways you can stand for life, read this.
After Roe, Choose Compassion over Culture War - If you only have limited time, READ THIS!  This article contains wonderful suggestions couched within a profound story.

If you have any questions or want to talk further about these matters, feel free to reach out to us at .

All Church Prayer - Sunday, July 3rd!

Prayer is the start of everything good (Acts 1:14).  It is the death of self-reliance and the lifeline of faith.  It is the moving of our eyes outward and upward.  It is the stretch of our empty hands towards a Father rich in mercy.  As a church we prioritize this regular prayer meeting because of our deep-seated conviction that, while man can plant and water, it is only God who can cause the growth (1 Cor. 3:7). 

This Sunday's prayer meeting will held in-person at 6:00pm at the Wilson Residence.  Click here for more info.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at  .

Afghan Refugee Outreach Update (6/29/22)

The hunt is on for an apartment for the Afghan refugee family our church is helping as they start their new lives in America.  We are currently gathering furniture and household goods they'll need in their new home.   Please let Marcia Bolster (email below) know if you can help with storage space as we gather furnishings, or a truck to help us on moving day.  A list of the items the family needs is posted on the Mercy Hill Church Facebook Group.  Thank you for all your prayers and support so far.  Please continue to pray with us for this family, including: 

- their salvation
- a job in the medical field for the father
- an apartment soon, and everything to go in it
- protection and escape for three family members still in Kabul
- that our Mercy Hill team will always reflect Jesus to them.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Marcia at  .

From the GO! Team . . . 

Zúme Training is a 10 week on-line and in-life learning experience designed for small groups who follow Jesus to learn how to obey his Great Commission and make disciples who multiply.  This is a discipleship resource that includes spiritual disciplines, evangelism and more.  You can do this with your Home Group or others from Mercy Hill or you could join one of the groups they offer.  For more information go to https://zume.training/ or talk with Chris Keener, who is a Zume coach.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Chris Keener at  .

Next Steps Spotlight: Be Baptized

We are beginning to slowly roll out our Next Steps resources!  The second in the list is the Be Baptized booklet.  This booklet is designed to be read by/with those who are interested in learning more about what baptism is and why it's so significant for the Christian.  Check it out and feel free to share with others!

We will have hard copies available on Sundays at the Next Steps Table in the back, but you can also grab an electronic copy online (direct download).

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at

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