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Monday
Oct062014

A Brief Recap: the History of Mercy Hill

This past Sunday our church gathered at Atkinson Park for our anniversary Sunday. This is a chance for us to get outside, enjoy the fall weather, and remind ourselves of what God is doing among us, and why we're organizing this church.

I preached a message which touched on two parts of our mission statement, "Helping people thrive in Christ." I explained first what it means to be "in Christ." And second, how bearing fruit is what we mean by "thriving in Christ."

Also as part of my message, I reviewed a brief history of where we've come from as a congregation. I'll reproduce that history/recap here. As you read, please pray to God and thank Him for all He's doing in our midst, and ask Him to do even more in the new year that's coming.

By His Grace,

Pastor Phil Henry

 

A brief history of Mercy Hill

I was called by the New Jersey Presbytery in September of 2008 to begin a new church ministry in Gloucester County.
The problem was that, at the time, I lived in southern Arizona, had never lived in New Jersey, we had money, no mother church, and I had never planted a church before.

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Monday
Oct062014

Reformation Day Service

Join area Reformed churches of Southern New Jersey as we gather together to remember God's gracious providence displayed during the Protestant Reformation of the 15th and 16th Centuries. 

On Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 6:00pm Covenant Presbyterian (520 South Kings Highway Cherry Hill, NJ) will be hosting a Reformation Day Service. This is a joint Lord's Day Evening Service of various churches throughout our region. There will also be a combined choir under the direction of Rob Hobgood of Covenant PCA.

Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Jr, a profession of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus at Westminster Theological Seminary, will be speaking on "The Reformation, The Gospel and Good Works" (Philippians 1:6).

A time of fellowship will follow immediately after the service. 

Thursday
Oct022014

MNA ministry and training opportunities this Fall

Mission to North America, or MNA, is the PCA's missionary arm to North America. They are involved in over a dozen different mercy and evangelistic missions, and are a significant part of how Mercy Hill was launched as a church plant in New Jersey. Below are several ministry and training opportunities through MNA that could be useful to some who are part of Mercy Hill, or to people we may know. 

  • Fred Klett, of Rock of Israel PCA, in Glenside,PA is seeking a Russian translator who could faithfully translate the sermon message and also help with the music by translating lyrics from English to Russian. To learn more about this and other opportunities to serve, click here
  • PCA Thanksgiving Offering provides grants to mentor leaders who have been called by God to minister to ethnically diverse communities across the nation - people groups who are currently not well served by the PCA.  Click here for more information.
  • The Accessible Kingdom Conference will focus on the subject of Autism this year, held in Birmingham, AL on Nov. 7-8, 2014. Speakers include Barbara Newman, known among Christian circles as an expert on autism; Lori Sealy has lived with both autism and atheism and will share some of her own journey from doubt to discipleship in a conference workshop and will also bless us with a free community concert. For more information or to register, click here. Early bird registration ends October 31!!!

Whether you serve through MNA in these areas, or are serving Jesus in other ways, our hope is that God gives you some specific area in your life in which you show mercy and share the love of Christ with those around you.