time of growth here at Saddleback as our entire church participates in the
Miracle of Mercy series! Together, in weekend services and in our small groups,
we are learning what it looks like to experience God’s healing mercy and extend
that mercy to others. (Check out the series at Miracle
part of the campaign, small groups are invited to go into the community to
serve on Mercy Projects - opportunities to express tangible love and mercy to
our neighbors and the world. You and your small group can take part in a mercy
project that will minister to people affected by and infected with HIV and AIDS!
already received some amazing feedback about the impact mercy projects are
“It made such
a huge difference cause they loved me like family. They are so amazing. It put
me at ease for my surgery because I felt so cared for” (ministry member who received care)
“They didn’t just
drop off the meal – they sat and talked with me for an hour. That’s the part
that was really special" (ministry member who received a meal)
Here are the opportunities for
you and your small group to get involved. If you are interested in any
opportunity, email HIV@saddleback.com
for more info or call us at 949-609-8555:
Mercy in Action for People
Living with HIV
small group can extend mercy to people living with HIV through simple acts of
service such as giving rides to the doctor, walking a dog, providing a meal,
helping with housework, or even just visiting. Children of all ages are welcome
to 40 Days of Prayer for People Living with HIV
mercy through the power of prayer. Sign up to receive daily prayer prompts, and
join with your small group and our church community in pushing back the
darkness by praying over people affected by and infected with HIV globally and
here in our community.
an Information Night on Mercy through Rwanda & Baja PEACE Trips
7-8:30pm Ministry Office 2 (MO2) Gathering Room
us to hear more about your next steps in showing mercy through a PEACE trip to
Rwanda and Baja! Baja and Rwanda PEACE trips are great opportunities for your
whole family and small group to serve! If you are coming onto the Lake Forest
campus from the El Toro and Portola entrance, Ministry Office 2 (MO2) is the
building on the left past the main office building.
AIDS Community Walk: May 14th, 10am to 12pm - William R. Mason
Regional Park, Irvine, CA
out with the HIV Ministry to join the community in showing our compassion for
those living with HIV and AIDS! Bring your small group for this two hour walk
and show you care just by showing up and representing Saddleback Church.
an HIV Support Group : May 3, May 17, June 7 – Lake Forest Campus
an HIV support group with refreshments and baked goods. Your small group may
also have the opportunity to pray over group participants. Dates listed above.
Care Baskets for People Living with HIV
mercy to people living with HIV in our community by creating a basket of
goodies and comforting treats. Your small group can create a tangible way to
love on struggling people in our community. New, unopened items only please.
Your group creates the basket(s), we will deliver.
Create a Card of
Encouragement for a Person Living with HIV
Send an encouraging card to people living with HIV in our church
You can utilize the supplies in the Visual Arts
studio on the Lake Forest campus or create the cards in your small group and we
will deliver! Supplies and templates will be provided at the Mercy Campaign
table in the Visual Arts studio – just bring your small group and stop by on Saturdays
from 11am-10pm or email HIV@saddleback.com for a template to create
June 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm - Children’s
Building 2nd floor
with your small group and learn what it’s like to live with HIV here in our
community or around the world in this unique interactive experience. Hear
personal testimonies and come away with the knowledge of how you can show mercy
to people facing HIV and AIDS.
a ‘Thanks for Your Mercy’ Basket for HIV Caregivers & Local Agencies
a gift basket to send to local agencies and caregivers who extend mercy to
people living with HIV daily. Please include only new, unopened items. Your
group creates the basket(s), we will deliver. Children of all ages are welcome
Merciful on a Baja PEACE Trip: Second Saturday each month
our HIV and orphan teams as they partner with the local churches in Baja Mexico
to start HIV ministries! A Baja PEACE trip comes alongside churches to raise up
and train volunteers. We’ll teach you what you need to know to go! These trips
happen on Saturdays once a month and last all day. Baja is a great opportunity
for your whole family and small group to serve! Children of all ages welcome.
Email HIV@saddleback.com for more info.
Mercy to People Living with HIV and AIDS on a Rwanda PEACE trip
a PEACE trip to Rwanda. You can go with a team to Rwanda for 1-2 weeks.
We will train you to help equip churches in Rwanda to launch HIV
ministries and extend mercy to their communities. We’ll teach you what you need
to know to go! Trips are planned for throughout the year, and typically are two
weeks long. Children of all ages welcome.
HIV Mercy Live to your Small Group
a person living with HIV to come share their story in your small group. Gain
new insight and learn a little about how you can provide mercy to those living
with HIV&AIDS. Set aside 15 minutes of your normal small group meeting
time, and we’ll come to you!
Don’t miss this opportunity to get plugged in! Your small
group can have an impact! If
you are interested in any opportunity, email HIV@saddleback.com
for more info or call us at 949-609-8555.