At Mercy Table “We Build Community,” with hospitality helping people get from one side of the table to the other.
Community Engagement: We gather around the table to serve a hot meal, listen, eat together, a place for you to share your story, open to all, come as you are. Take your seat at the Mercy Table.
Mercy Table Five & Dime is a clothing incentive program benefitting residents of Westvale Manor Apartments and volunteers. With the help of our community partner Anderson Housing Authorities our combined efforts create opportunities to become self-sufficient and restore dignity in the communities we call home. Examples of what may be distributed include high quality clothing, work attire, winter attire, and books helping people get from one side of the table to the other.
The Mercy Pantry Project is a Madison County Community initiative. Together, with our community partners the stand-alone pantries are a constructed box placed in a public space. It provides a much-needed service to the local community. Anyone can take what is needed or add things to share. The Mercy Pantry logo belongs to the community and is a message of hope. Donated items are specific to each community’s needs. To kick off the Mercy Pantry build we celebrate our community with a music and a meal. Once the build is completed each pantry is filled with hygiene items, toiletries, and non-perishable foods, as we rally around the community helping people get from one side of the table to the other.
Lapel Laundry and Mercy Table, Inc. have partnered together along with several local churches and schools to identify FAMILIES IN NEED, who could benefit from free laundry service for a day. On this special day a hot meal will is served, activities are made available, and a prize or two or three is given away. Each family can bring in a max of 100 pounds of laundry (which is a LOT!).
Missing Skills University teaches career and life skills not taught in schools and how to apply the knowledge you have learned. MSU understands the importance of knowing who you are, what’s available, discovering one’s strengths, and why community is important to help people get from one side of the table to the other.
Wrestling with the Text takes is an archeological and historical lens through the Biblical text. Mercy Table is not a faith-based organization, but we have found that when a community is centered around a relationship with Jesus Christ it does help people get from one side of the table to the other.