Mercy Street is a monthly gathering of those affected by addiction (and all supporters) in and around Bennington, Vermont.

We gather around food, music, story, and prayer.

We gather to remember, to support, to hold onto hope.

We meet monthly on the last Thursday of the month at 5:30pm.

We gather at 601 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont, 05201, which is the facility of our hosts: First Baptist Church of Bennington.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, however you are: come as you are.

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We are about hope, healing and wholeness for all who are affected by addiction, whether in recovery, with loved ones, in loss, or in active use.

We believe hope, healing, and wholeness are found as we gather together. So we gather to sing songs of hope, to share our stories of redemption, and to pray with and for one another.

What does a Mercy Street gathering look like?
Simple, powerful: Food, Music, Story, Prayer

  1. Food – Provided by Turing Point and/or First Baptist Church. Free to all.
  2. Music – We sing songs of hope and redemption. Songs like “Amazing Grace” and “I Saw the Light.” The music could be described as folk/rock/gospel. Music speaks to us like nothing else can.
  3. Story – We have one or two community members share their experiences of being affected by addiction, and the hope and healing they are finding.
  4. Prayer – We have opportunity to be prayed for and/or to pray together. Our leaders are happy to pray for any and all needs, and everyone is welcome to pray if they would like. Our leaders are followers of Jesus, yet people from any perspective or beliefs are welcome.

Mercy Street is led by Bob Wiegers, who is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Bennington, where the gatherings are held. Bob is also a board member of the Turning Point Center of Bennington.

Mercy Street Bennington is loosely associated with and inspired by Mercy Street Plaistow NH

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Mercy Street meets at 601 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201

Questions or comments? Please fill out the form below.


You may also contact Pastor Bob at PastorBobWiegers@gmail.com

Mercy Street Bennington is loosely associated with and inspired by Mercy Street Plaistow NH