Mercy's Gate - Backpack Bash!

Mercy’s Gate - Backpack Bash!


This year, Mercy’s Gate is participating in the Backpack Bash!

The Bash is a result of many local organizations coming together to make sure every student is ready for the first day of school! Our community is working together to increase our impact — the goal is to collect and distribute 3,000 backpacks, filled with school supplies. On August 10th, not only will families pick up backpacks, community partners will provide haircuts, lunch, games and more.

But we need your help.


The Mercy’s Gate goal is to contribute 300 backpacks to the overall Backpack Bash goal. Shop from our charity list on Amazon by clicking HERE; it sends everything you purchase directly to the Mercy’s Gate office, saving you a step! Additionally, when you order through Amazon Smile, Mercy’s Gate will receive .5% of the proceeds! If you purchase through Amazon, please purchase by July 26th to account for shipping times.

We also have a list of supplies here if you’d like to contribute in other ways! Please drop off donations at Mercy’s Gate by July 31st.

Thank you so much for empowering kids with the right tools to start the year off right! Mercy’s Gate is grateful for the partnership of Holy Trinity in this important effort!

Speaking with Joy Live

A rare evening with Joy Clarkson and the music of Two Benedictions!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 7:00-8:30 PM

$20 General Admission, $15 Anselm member artists and patrons.

Does cultivating a love of beauty really matter in our urgent, broken world? This is the question Joy and Joel will explore in this creative, soul filling event. In the style of her podcast, Speaking with Joy, Joy and Joel will explore this question through short talks about cultivating a deep soul, the difference between wisdom and knowledge, and living a life of resilient hope. These inspirational segments will be interwoven with musical interludes, with Joel Clarkson's beautiful compositions, dramatic readings, and a mini concert with the Two Benedictions (Joy and Joel's band). This evening is guaranteed to lift your spirits and inspire your heart.

This event is hosted by Holy Trinity Anglican Church and sponsored by The Anselm Society.

Please note: while all ages are welcome, no childcare will be provided.

Play Without Ceasing: A Creative Contemplative Retreat

Play Without Ceasing is like no Christian workshop you’ve ever experienced!!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Created and presented by nationally respected writer, teacher and spiritual director, Monica Romig Green, Play Without Ceasing offers a fresh perspective on how God calls us to engage with Him and with others in our day-to-day interactions. 

At a Play Without Ceasing event, unique and fun interactive games instill simple but profound concepts.   Learning is enhanced through times of prayerful, guided reflection, and insights are validated through group sharing. 

Play Without Ceasing will take you beyond simple cognitive recognition and into lived, embodied practice.  You will come away with deepened self-awareness and with new insights in courage, love, creativity and shared action in community.

This workshop is sponsored and hosted by Redeemed Seasons Ministries and will be presented on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 9 AM to 4 PM at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Colorado Springs, CO. 

Cost of the workshop is $50.  Lunch will be provided.  Seating is limited so sign up today!  Tickets are available at the Eventbrite page for this workshop.