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Advent
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...


10,000 foot view
July 20, 2016

10,000 Foot View

At our Annual Meeting, the Leadership Team asked me to give a 10,000 foot view of the church. They asked me to present what I see from my vantage point. Here is an outline of...


Pastor Ben Swanson
February 03, 2016

From Revitalization to Living Out Vitality

Ten years into Pastor Ben’s tenure as leader and shepherd of Mercy Commons Covenant Church, this community is not the same—nor should it be. Pastor Ben was originally called to this congregation with the challenge of...