we are here to Help Children
"If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative is to come and redeem what his countryman has sold. . . . If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you. . . . If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave." Leviticus 25:25, 35, 39
Offer a skill or passion that you have...
  • Oil Changes
  • Giving someone a ride
  • Working on a budget with someone*
  • Tutoring
  • Parenting Guidance*
  • Child care
  • Anything that you think of...we can use!

Offer your time and gifts
  • Be a partner. Walk alongside a family as they make changes in their life with Mercy Ministry providing encouragement and accountability.*
  • Meet with Families. Listen to the story and circumstances of families and discern what the needs are and how Mercy Ministry is supposed to be involved.

Offer your resources.
  • Food Items for the Gateway food pantry. (Current list can be found in the monthly newsletter.)
  • Gift Cards to grocery stores, gas stations and Walmart. Please bring these donations to the church office or put them in the offering box on Sunday in a clearly marked envelope.
  • Financial donations to Mercy Ministry. Money given to Mercy Ministry in general will be used for benevolent purposes in helping families take care of their needs: utilities, rent, medical costs, transportation, etc.
  • Any old appliances, furniture or cars can be donated and used to meet needs in our community. Donations are tax deductible.

*These needs are relational opportunities that may require a long term commitment and weekly or bi-weekly meetings.

Let us know what gifts, skills and passions you have by filling out a Mercy Ministry card, located on the Mercy Ministry table at church.

"Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD , do not delay." Psalm 70:5
For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death." Psalm 72:12-13

We Coordinate  Care among various care givers and We think hard on how to participate appropriately and effectively in development, and on how to become redundant so that our initiatives outlast our involvement