Hands & Hearts of Mercy
“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”
Teresa of Avila
What We Do:
Let’s put our Hands and Hearts to work at Mercy, come serve with us! Parents and children are invited to serve those most in need throughout our community. See below for volunteer opportunities. If your team, club, or organization would like to serve together, please contact us and we will help schedule that experience for you!
Meal Train for Erin Wright:
February through March
Erin Wright is a single mom of Mercy 8th grade twins, an SJA high school student, and a college student. She is currently battling colon cancer. Please help us provide meals for the family as she continues to receive treatment.
SVDP Sweet Dreams Women and Children’s Shelter:
Offered once a month throughout the year: January 17th, February 1st, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd.
Love to cook? We are looking for volunteers (and their children) to cook and serve at the SVDP Women and Children’s Homeless Shelter on select nights throughout the year. Volunteers help cook an entrée, vegetable, bread or dessert from home and bring it to the shelter to serve from 5:40pm-7:00pm. Children can help by setting the tables, pouring the drinks, passing out the food and simply having fellowship and fun with the families and kids!
Open Air Ministries:
Offered the 3rd Sunday of every month through May
Every Sunday at 12:00pm-1:00pm homeless men, women and children gather for worship in the parking lot of SVDP next to the SVDP Soup Kitchen. While the men and women listen to bible stories and a sermon to strengthen their faith, their children are given time to gather in small group to enhance their own. We are looking for volunteers to help with the children’s ministry the third Sunday of each month from 12:00-12:45pm. We would love to have you one weekend!