Groups Starting October 2016:
- Catechism I with Anne-Brit, Meets Saturdays, starting October 8th for 6 weeks. Introduction class, designed for young people who are considering baptismal/confirmation. Overall, Catechism will span two years, offering two sections per year. Discussions will enhance your personal relationship with God, explain beliefs of the church and start you in your own spiritual practice. Limit 10
- Mercy Market Task Group Leader and dates TBD Mercy Market is an annual fundraiser event at House of Mercy. Many of our talented artisans donate hand-crafted items for sale at the Mercy Market. This year the Market will be held on November 13th, before and after church. Funds raised will be split between our Elder Youngster program and the Daylight Center in Kenya. Help organize the event, take donations from artisans, and make some awesome stuff yourself. No limit to participants
- Sharing Stories – Minneapolis Leader and Dates TBD Make connections and get to know your congregation. This group is a “getting to know YOU” group. Sharing our stories is a great way to introduce ourselves, and relate closely to one another. How did you first come to House of Mercy? What made you stay? This group is designed especially for those who live (or wished they lived) on the other side of the river. Limit 12
- Sharing Stories – St. Paul Leader and Dates TBD Make connections and get to know your congregation. This group is a “getting to know YOU” group. Sharing our stories is a great way to introduce ourselves, and relate closely to one another. How did you first come to House of Mercy? What made you stay? This group is designed for our St. Paul neighbors. Limit 12
- Beer Daddies With Erik Brandt and Jeff Zupfer. Group meets about once a month. A social/conversational group for the dads. Enjoy a different local brew pub each week. This group combines libations, conversations, and good ol’ camaraderie. Proof of Paternity NOT required. Granddads, Uncles and possible future dads are encouraged to participate. No Limit to # of Participants.
- Cheap Eats Leader and Dates TBD. Eat at a cheaper, good restaurant that you’ve been meaning to go to or have loved forever (i.e., Chimborazo, Bangkok Thai Deli, Quangs, etc.) Enjoy intimate conversations with members of the HOM congregation over some delicious food. Limit 8
- Canton with Russell Rathbun, Meets weekly, Dates TBD Russell wants to learn to chant… Cool.
What is a Community Practice Group (CPG)?
A CPG is an opportunity to make a deeper connection with the people around you. We are practicing building community, deepening relationships, establishing our chosen family HERE, within this congregation.
Who can sign up for CPG?
Anyone really. HOM members, and non-members alike are welcome to participate.
Do I have to be a certain age to sign up?
The age you are is just fine. However, we ask if you are under 17, that you check with your parent before signing up for a CPG.
How long is my commitment?
Short; most groups last 6-8 weeks before dissolving and new groups will be formed. While some groups may meet on a weekly basis, others might meet every other week, or a set number of times in those 6-8 weeks.
Is there a COST to participate?
There is no cost to sign up, however there may be costs associated with the activity the group is doing. For example Beer Daddies, there is no cost to show up, but if you order a beer you should be prepared to pay for it.
Will there be child care?
Great question! Child care will be determined within the group. If enough families are coming that it makes sense to hire a babysitter, groups can determine that themselves.
Groups specifically geared towards families with younger children are coming soon, so please look for them. em.
What if I hate it, can I quit?
Let’s not be negative now… We are not going make you do something you don’t want to do. Let’s assume that it is going to be great.
Why should I sign up?
Your HOM neighbors would like to know you better. We would like to create a world where people smile when they see you, and call you by your first name. We would like to empower our congregation to walk through the secular world knowing there is a community to love and support them. We would like to insert Love and Mercy into your week, so you can say, “I’m doing great!” not just getting by. Besides, it’s good practice.
Who can I contact for more information