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10th Anniversary!

Mercy Street is celebrating its 10th anniversary!

Ten years ago in October 2009, the first Mercy Street meeting took place.  For ten years the group has met faithfully every Saturday night.  Lives have been changed!  Here’s to another ten years!

Mercy Street will continue to meet this Saturday, October 5th at 5:30pm at Lakeland Community Church in Lee’s Summit.  Childcare will be provided.  In the month of October we will begin again at Step One.

We admitted we were powerless over our hurts, habits, and hang ups and other people’s choices – that our lives had become unmanageable.

The steps are not something we start and finish but a way of life.  The steps are circular and we flow back and forth to different steps throughout our lives.

Step One Prayer – from NACR

Dear Lord,
I admit that I am powerless over my addiction.
I admit that my life is unmanageable when I try to control it.
Help me this day to understand
The true meaning of powerlessness.
Remove me from all denial of my addiction.
Amen

Contemplative Outreach of Kansas City has several events coming up this month:

  • Silent Saturday
  • Introductory Workshop on Centering Prayer
  • The Power of Silence – Centering Prayer (4 week session)

Check out the Events tab for more info, or go directly to the Contemplative Outreach of Kansas City’s website.

QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to ask questions anytime.  You may leave a comment below or send an email to mercystreetkc@gmail.com.  Your information will always be kept confidential.

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Step 12

Death to Shame

“Shame dies when stories are told in safe places.”  – Ann Voskamp

Shame feeds on isolation and darkness.  It hates to be brought into the light.  When you share your story, even a tiny piece of it, a light shines on that shame weight and it starts to lift.

What tiny piece of your story could you share? Who is your safe place?

Mercy Street will meet this Saturday, September 21st at 5:30pm at Lakeland Community Church in Lee’s Summit.  Childcare will be provided.  We will continue our focus on Step 12.

QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to ask questions anytime.  You may leave a comment below, anonymous if you wish, or send an e-mail to mercystreetkc (at) gmail.com.  (Spelling out the e-mail address like this helps to avoid spam.)  Your information will always be kept confidential.

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Addiction & Grace Seminar

ADDICTION & GRACE SEMINAR

There will be a seminar on addiction and grace this Saturday, September 14th from 9:00am – 2:00pm in the café at Christ Church Overland Park.  The seminar will be led by author and speaker Tom Ryan.  He will share his personal experience along with the science behind different types of addictions (sex, food, alcohol, etc.), the spiritual component, as well as discussing a way forward.

Topics covered will be:

  • Understanding Addiction
  • Understanding the Addict
  • Understanding Recovery
  • Understanding Healthy Community

The seminar is for ALL addictions and will be helpful for both addicts and people who are in relationships with addicts.  There is no cost to the seminar.  Lunch and childcare are provided.

Please RSVP to Amanda Goin-Burgess via amandaLgoin (at) gmail.com or 913-648-2271 x100.

MERCY STREET

Mercy Street will meet this Saturday, September 14th at 5:30pm at Lakeland Community Church in Lee’s Summit.  We meet upstairs in the youth room.  During the month of September we are focusing on Step 12:

Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

As always you do not have to be “on” step 12 to attend the meeting.  No matter what step you are on, you may take what you need and leave the rest.  Everyone is welcome.

QUESTIONS?

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions.  You may post an anonymous comment below or send an e-mail to mercystreetkc (at) gmail.com.  Your information will always be kept confidential.

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April 19, 2019

Mercy Street will meet this Saturday, April 20th (tomorrow!) at 5:30pm at Lakeland Community Church in Lee’s Summit. Childcare will be provided.

During the month of April we are focusing on Step Seven:

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.   – 1 John 1:9

At first glance this step might seem too easy or silly.  Why would we need God’s help to remove our shortcomings?  Can’t we just throw them off ourselves?  We don’t even want them anyway.  Turns out its not as easy as you think.  Come to Mercy Street this weekend to find out more.

This weeks resource recommendation is a podcast called The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman.  It is a short, reflective podcast that offers a little space for your soul to breathe so you can discern your next right thing in love.  You can find it in your regular podcast app or click the link above and listen directly from your computer.

QUESTIONS?

If you have a question please don’t hesitate to ask!  You may leave a comment below or send an e-mail to mercystreetkc (at) gmail.com.  Your information will always be kept confidential.