Ben Swanson in Tanzania
January 19, 2018

Tanzania Wisdom Tour

On February 12th, I will be traveling with my Dad (Larry) to Tanzania for two weeks. This will be my fourth trip and his first. This trip comes out of our church’s relationship with COSAD...

gingerbread house
December 18, 2017

Christmas Traditions

Our family loves traditions. Okay, maybe it’s mostly that I LOVE traditions, but I think my love is rubbing off on them! There are lots of events that come around year after year – all...

December 04, 2017

Actively Waiting

This time of year is steeped in traditions. Each day in December, we’re surrounded by traditions and the nostalgia that comes with them: the perennial holiday specials on TV, the annual parades and neighborhood festivals,...

youth group foosball
November 18, 2017

Mercy Commons Youth Group

This year Mercy Commons launched a new youth program focused on, but not limited to, middle schoolers. We met for the first time on September 17th and have continued to meet weekly on Sundays from 6...

fall is in the air
October 02, 2017

Fall is in the Air

Step outside and take a deep breath: it’s here, Fall. This season connects to our senses in a way that others fall short. The smell of dried leaves and the scents of baking spices are...

Edina 4th of July parade
July 10, 2017

Freezes, Balloons, 4th of July, Oh My!

This year’s heavily-attended 4th of July celebration was blast for all involved! For years, this congregation has opened up our building and our hearts to the community during the Edina 4th of July parade that...

women's life group dinner
May 05, 2017

Women’s Life Group

“A place to gather women and share a simple meal and dive deep with people over real stories and Christ centered conversations. A time for a whole lot of laughter – and maybe a few...

Mercy Commons Tanzania trip
October 19, 2016

Tanzania Trip 2016

“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor” – Romans 10:9-10 I counsel pre-married couples to attempt...

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