Join us for Holy Week / March 20-27 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Krumrey   
Saturday, 12 March 2016 17:22

sederPalm Sunday / March 20 (9:15am or 11:15am) - We'll be remembering what is known as the "Triumphal Entry" of Jesus when he enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey and was greeted with the shouts and praises of the people.

Passover Seder / March 23 (6:00pm) - We'll be participating in a passover meal that is similar to the last supper that Jesus shared with his disciples before being arrested. We'll eat a meal together while also reading responsively through a ceremony known as a"Seder". Please RSVP on Sunday or contact our church office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Crosswalk / March 25 (noon) - The Friday of Jesus' death is known as "Good Friday" because of the salvation for human beings that is provided through it. One of the ways that we remember the pain, suffering, and very public nature of the crucifixion is by making a pilgrimage through the town of Amherst while carrying a cross and stopping periodically to read portions of the scripture related to the Good Friday events. It's also a way to remind the town of this significant day in history. Meet at the MERCYhouse main building at noon or join us along the way if you are a little late. We are usually done around 1pm.

Good Friday Service / March 25 (7:00pm) - We continue our remembrance of Christ's crucifixion through our version of a Tenebrae service. It consists of music and dramatic readings and lasts about 45 minutes.

Easter Sunday Celebration / March 27 (9:15am or 11:15am) - Holy Week culminates in the greatest single event in human history - the resurrection of Jesus Christ! We hope you'll join us for preaching, music, and celebration including an opportunity to take pictures in your Sunday best.

*All Events Occur in our main building at 365 North Pleasant St. Amherst, MA

MEET MERCYhouse - Sat. April 9th PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 28 February 2016 23:34

bapparkerMany of you got to see baptisms today and heard about God's amazing work in the lives of three brothers in Christ.  This may have gotten you thinking about your own relationship with God.  If you'd like to explore basic Christian beliefs about salvation, baptism, church membership, and more, we'd love for you to join us for the next MEET MERCYhouse class.  It happens on Saturday, April 9th from 10am to 3pm in the downstairs cafe of our main church building.  You can RSVP by contacting our church office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

Want to read more about the impact that church membership has on your walk with Christ?  Read this PDF entitled 15 Reasons I Should Become a Member of MERCYhouse. 

Covenant Renewal this Sunday, Feb. 14th PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 February 2016 14:54

Quick reminder to all of those who are official members at MERCYhouse.  We'll be renewing our church covenant in both services this Sunday, February 14th.  Please make sure to be there if possible and sign your covenant and place it in the offering basket.  You can print out a copy of the covenant HERE.  

Want to be a member?  Join us tomorrow, Feb. 13th from 10am to 3pm in our downstairs cafe for our MEET MERCYhouse class!  Contact our church office for details - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

Fans or Family? Why Church Membership Matters. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Krumrey   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 22:32

Facebook-Like-ButtonOur culture seems to really value "Fans".  If we can get people to "like" us in some way and at least pay some attention to whatever we are promoting it feels like we're accomplishing the mission.  Jesus and His church aren't like that.  He had lots of fans at different times during his earthly ministry.  Usually when his likes seemed to be soaring He would say something like this:

And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.  Luke 9:23,24

The disciples were constantly scratching their heads wondering why He had to be so off putting.  He didn't do it out of meanness but out of love.  He knew that the thing that would most glorify his Father and benefit humans was an all out commitment to Jesus as King.  

We seem to have a lot of "fans" at MERCYhouse.  People come in herds on Sunday morning to hear preaching and music and we have a blast.  We are incredibly encouraged to see all that God is doing among us in our services, but we know that Jesus' vision for how Christ followers interact with the church is so much more.  

We'd encourage you to take up the cross of church membership.  It is challenging.  You'll be challenged to pray, build relationships, give resources, and make disciples.  Jesus didn't apologize for this AND neither do we.  We actually encourage you to embrace church membership because it can be a vehicle for you to bring more glory to God and benefit yourself and those around you.  

See the LINK for more reasons to become a church member.  

We hope you will join us on Saturday February 13th from 10am to 3pm in the downstairs cafe of our main building.  
RSVP today by emailing Lois at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  


Burly and Beloved Retreats PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 February 2016 16:40

citychurch-burlyman-2016-slideOur spring semester is the time we host two very important retreats, one for men and one for women.  The purpose of these retreats is to help people get to know each other better and to experience growth in one's relationship with God.  There are times of teaching, recreation, free time, eating together and more.  We hope you will seriously consider attending a retreat this year.  See the links below for more info:


Weekend of Feb. 19th - Burlyman Retreat Details and Registration

Weekend of April 15th - Beloved Retreat Details and Registration 

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