If Sunday Mornings are where you're fed, then small groups is where you digest and grow.

Find a group, plug in, and make MERCYhouse your home!


CO-ED Groups

Kopack's Small Group

Who: Coed
When:  Starts Wednesday February 7th @ 6:30pm
Where: 11 Tracy Circle, Amherst (rides available)
Contacts: Isabelle & Austin Kopack - austinkopack@knowmercy.org
(I) 215-932-5979 (A) 

 

In a Sentence: This group is for those who are looking to dig deeper into the sermon and build community as a group.

Description: A Christ-centered community gathering together each week to eat, pray, fellowship, and study God's word. This semester we will be digging deeper into the sermon series on Acts by discussing scripture and applying it to our lives. We will be spending time as a group talking about that week's passage, then splitting into men and women for accountability and prayer. Additionally once a month we will have a potluck meal together.

 

Hamptons Small Group

Who: Coed, all are welcome!
When:  Every Friday,  beginning on February 16, 2018 @ 7:30-9pm
Location:  Dan & Sarah Moylan's home: 43 Florence Rd, Easthampton MA 01027 (location will rotate each month)
Contacts: Dan & Sarah Moylan

moylandan@gmail.com 413-478-2065
smoylan82@gmail.com 413-687-2848

In a Sentence: This group is for those who want to take the truths revealed to them on Sunday mornings and apply it to their lives throughout the week.

Description: Dive deeper into the MERCYhouse Sunday Sermon Series on the book of Acts! The Hamptons Small Group will meet together to pray and discuss the truths that are revealed from each Sunday sermon this semester. It is the perfect small group for people who want to study God's word in a consistent and friendly atmosphere with others from MERCYhouse. This coed group is open to everyone, but families must arrange their own childcare.

 

Apostello Track Internship

Leaders:

Meghan: (978)894-4557, meghan@knowmercy.org
Austin: (413)695-8413, austinkopack@gmail.com

Meet: Sundays following second service (approx 1:30-3:30pm), begins February 11th
Location: Parish Conference Room (Next to MH)

Apostello comes from the Greek verb “to send” and is where we get our word apostle. It used to describe those who are sent out by God to reach people with the Gospel. This internship offers a unique opportunity to grow deeper in personal faith and public ministry through intentional discipleship and outreach. Participants will partake in weekly team meetings led by Austin Kopack and Meghan Berry as well as regular one-on-one discipleship to help them mature in their faith in Christ. This will also include training and equipping with the expectation that students will be sharing their faith on their campus through relational evangelism and coordinated outreach events. For this pilot semester of the internship, we are accepting eight applicants, four male and four female, to participate in the program. Sign up to receive further details on the internship and the application link.

 

Be, Make, Multiply

Leader: Robert Krumrey; Mitchel & Taylor Palazzii  | (Robert) 413-374-7532; robert@knowmercy.org
Meets: Wednesdays 6:30pm; Starts Feb. 7th
Where: 263 Northampton Rd, Amherst, MA 01002 

Description: Be, Make, Multiply - this group will be gathering weekly to explore the truths of the book of Acts through the lens of being, making, and multiplying disciples. We'll start with basics like community, prayer and Bible study and then move into how one lives and speaks the truth of Jesus in the midst of everyday life.

 

MH:U - A Seminar Series

Topic: The Problem of Evil - Why Does God Allow Suffering?
Dates: February 4th, 18th, 25th, March 4th and 25th
Location: First Floor in the Parish (Next to MERCYhouse)
Time: 9:15am - 10:30am

Summary: Over five-weeks we will explore the complex issues of suffering and evil in the world, examining a variety of  philosophical responses, as well as looking at scripture and the violence of the Cross of Christ. Each week will include a lecture followed by discussion and Q&A.


Women's Groups

Roots UMass Women’s Breakfast

Who: Undergraduate and Graduate Women
When:  Starts Monday February 5th @ 7am
Where: Roots Cafe in commonwealth honors college at UMass
Contacts: Isabelle Kopack 215-932-5979 & Liz Stubbs

Description: This is a time of fellowship as women in the word and eating breakfast together. We will walk through the semester praying for each other and encouraging one another in The Word. 

 

Celebration of disciplines

For: Women living in South Hadley, Granby, and Chicopee area
Leader: Kaitlyn Moore 978-894-3808 kaitlynnadine603@gmail.com
Meets: Mondays 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Every OTHER week starting  TUESDAY Feb. 6th
Location: 17 Center St. Granby, MA 01033

Content:  Celebration of Discipline: The Path To Spiritual Growth - Richard Foster

Description: For women looking to grow in their spiritual disciplines through study and accountability.We are made up of students, professionals, wives, and moms, all desiring a closer relationship with Jesus. We'll be reading through Richard Foster's "Celebration of Discipline: The Path To Spiritual Growth" available on Amazon.com for $9.99. The book is required.

This group will meet every other week during the semester. The topics we'll be discussing are: Meditation, Prayer, Fasting, Study, Simplicity, Solitude, Submission, Service, Confession, Worship, Guidance and Celebration. This group is tied to the Guys group in the same location which meets on opposing weeks. We will be meeting as one large group once a month for fellowship.


Men's Groups

Breakfast for champions

Leaders: 

Steve Harrington 413-221-7810sharrington67@gmail.com
Chris Blount 413-772-9637blount73@yahoo.com

Meet: Thursdays Breakfast at 6.30am
Location: Stables restaurant, Hadley

Description: Breakfast for champions. Come have breakfast with us and examine together what we can learn from godly, and not so godly examples in the bible. We will be studying initiative, courage, competence, passion, relationships, problem solving, listening and more. We will be working through an outline of scriptures designed to help us focus on each area.

 

Celebration of disciplines

For: Men living in South Hadley, Granby, and Chicopee area
Leader: Tommy Moore 978-460-3544, tjmoore23@gmail.com
Meets: Mondays 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Every OTHER week starting  Feb. 12th
Location: 17 Center St. Granby, MA 01033

Content: Celebration of Discipline: The Path To Spiritual Growth - Richard Foster

Description: For men looking to grow in their spiritual disciplines through study and accountability. We are made up of students, professionals, husbands, and fathers, all desiring a closer relationship with Jesus. We'll be reading through Richard Foster's "Celebration of Discipline: The Path To Spiritual Growth" available on Amazon.com for $9.99. The book is required.

This group will meet every other week during the semester. The topics we'll be discussing are: Meditation, Prayer, Fasting, Study, Simplicity, Solitude, Submission, Service, Confession, Worship, Guidance and Celebration. This group is tied to the Gals group in the same location which meets on opposing weeks. We will be meeting as one large group once a month for fellowship.

 

ACTS at the Roots

Leaders: Austin Kopack and Brandon Prickett
Contact:  Austin 413-695-8413 austin@knowmercy.org
Meets:  Mondays @ 7:00am
Location: Roots Cafe, Commonwealth Honors College, UMass

Materials:  Lesson Booklet provided, suggested donation $12

Description: Start your week off in the Word and Fellowship by discussing the book of Acts over breakfast. The book of ACTS tells the story of the genesis of the church.  We see the vision for the church cast by Jesus, the power of the church provided by the Holy Spirit and some detailed descriptions of the men and women who made up that first body of believers.  These were extraordinary times experienced by very ordinary people.  Our group will be exploring both the means and the methods of the church in its infancy and will seek to understand and apply what we find to our everyday lives in the church and in the world.