Weekly Update Mar 9, 2017

Prayer Focus
Pray for the strategic partners of Huron Hills (missionaries) who are taking our mission from this place to the ends of the earth. Ask the Lord to provide for their every need as they serve Him. May we see great multitudes of people come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ through the ministries of our strategic partners.

  • Mark 16:15
    Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”
  • Matthew 28:18-20
    Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
  • Matthew 24:14
    And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Belmark Lanes Bowling! (March 19, 3pm)
An easy way to grow in love and outreach! Keeping it casual! Invite your friends and neighbors, knock down some pins, and let's connect! You don't have to bowl, just bring your smile, and let's enjoy our church family! 

iZōsh
Women, you're invited to the iZōsh Event on Friday, March 24 at 7pm at Huron Hills: Gather, Learn, Give, and Celebrate with us! Our keynote speaker is Kari Derenzi, who will share “Kiva Stories from the Field: The Asian Tropics and Beyond.” The exciting thing is that iZōsh attendees will be able to directly impact women in some of the situations Ms. Derenzi describes by funding micro-loans -- in real time -- to women in the Asian Tropics and around the world. We hope you can join us!

Next Steps at Huron Hills (April 2, 1–3pm | Childcare provided)
Take the Next Step of joining Huron Hills! We need each other to do God's mission! Learn more about the mission and vision of our church, what baptism is all about for us, and how you can take a deeper step of connection with your church home! New member welcome and baptisms will be on Easter Sunday (April 16)! For more info, email nathan@huronhills.org or call: 734.769.6299. RSVP on the eventbrite page: nextsteps2017huronhills.eventbrite.com

From the Board Chair
These are the four primary characteristics identified by scholars of historic evangelicalism that we at HHC adhere to: 

  • Christ: a stress on the person of Jesus Christ, his ministry and death on the cross as making possible the redemption of humanity
  • Conversion: the belief that lives need to be transformed through a “born-again” experience and a life long process of following Jesus
  • Bible: high regard for and obedience to the Bible as the ultimate authority and the primary source of all essential spiritual truth.
  • Action: the expression and demonstration of the gospel in missionary and social reform efforts

    These four components afford us a lot of room to discern together where the Holy Spirit is leading our local church to be a part of the mission of Jesus.  We are asking for everyone to pray for the Lord to guide and direct us as we seek Him. 

Email Prayer Group
Want to receive prayer requests from the congregation? Sign up to join our email prayer group! If you would like to receive prayer requests by email, please send an email to Allison Zehnder at azehnder@huronhills.org asking to be added to this group. If you would like to request prayer - please send your prayer requests to Allison as well. Allison will then forward your request to the group. Questions about this? Please contact Carol Springer at carolannspringer@gmail.com.

Board Connection
Thank you to all who were able to join us at our recent Business Meeting! We were encouraged by the reports from select ministry areas. If you were inspired by anything you heard, please reach out to the ministry leader(s) to see how you can help! For those who were not able to make it, you can grab a packet of handouts at the Info Center in the lobby. 

Congratulations to all who have been elected to leadership positions:
Church Board: Gary Court, Laura Goetsch, Yuanyuan Hu, and Jane Johnson
Nominating Committee: Debbie Wagner and Kyle Logue
Audit Team: Rich Steiner
Treasurer: George Teeter

Thank you to all who participated in the election. Praise God for His faithfulness in providing leaders for our church, and please pray for our leadership teams during this time of transition.

Shiloh
The name Shiloh means "place of peace." For women experiencing the pain of infertility or loss, nothing may be more needed than peace, rest, support, and understanding. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm in Room 117 on the lower level. The lower level doors will be unlocked, and you will be greeted with tea, snacks, and a place of peace.  bianca@huronhills.org

Something Different:
Serve Our City 2017 (May 6, Projects Start at 12:30pm. Celebration Cookout 5pm)

Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to connect with our mission? Let's bless our community! Join us as we do a ministry experiment at Huron Hills! This year we will suspend the Annual Garage Sale, and connect with our community in a different and powerful way. We're assembling teams of people from Huron Hills for a day of service projects at 4 different sites: Mitchell Elementary, C.A.N. Green-Baxter Court, Huron High School, and our own HH Kids entrance area. Clean up, beautification, prayer walks, collaboration and connection with Green-Baxter residents, and other improvements will communicate in practical ways a love for our city, people far from God, and help continue our practice of training in servant leadership our HH Youth Mexico Team! As the day ends, our church family will gather for a celebration cookout at 5pm! More info coming soon! 

Group Life At Huron Hills
Get connected and grow! There are groups every day of the week! Sunday Adult Bible Classes, Home Groups, Midweek Bible Studies, and you could start a group too! Check out the table in the lobby to sign up for classes and learn more! GroupLife@huronhills.org.

  • The Word Sunday Class—9:30am, Room 217
    The Word is a class for adults focused on in-depth Bible study. We meet to savor the beauty of Scripture and seek its meaning for our present day. The current study is on The Letter to the Colossians.
  • Bridges Sunday Class—11:00am, Room 217
    We gear the class toward international students but anyone is welcome. We are studying The Gospel of Mark. Teachers are Ryan Nelson, Rich Steiner and Peter Talbot.
  • Echoes of the Old Testament in the New—11am, Room 216B
    Taught by UofM Chemistry Professor, Roseanne Sension. 
  • The Alpha Course—6pm, Tuesdays, The Lodge (new day and location!)
    Alpha is an evangelistic course, which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. Over 20 million people have been to the Alpha series. This course is designed for those who want to explore what it means to follow Jesus. Facilitated by Myra and Gary Court.
  • Beyond Sunday with Pastor Nathan
    Disciplines of the Spirit (5 weeks, Thursdays at 7pm).
  • Sunday Adult Bible Class
    Loving your Muslim neighbor—9:30am.

Coffee Lovers!
Huron Hills is a highly caffeinated church, and serving coffee on Sunday mornings is one way we extend a welcome to all. The coffee prep team is in need of additional volunteers. To serve, contact Jane Talbot at jane.m.talbot@gmail.com.

Women's Bible Study
Join a group of women who love studying God's Word every Thursday morning at 9:45am in Room 217. Childcare is not provided. For any questions, please contact Dena Cooperwasser at denacooperwasser@gmail.com.

HHMoms
HHMoms is meeting in Room 216B every Friday morning from 9:30–11am. All are invited regardless of life stage. Child Care will be provided. HHMoms is a place for moms to get together, encourage each other and grow in faith. Please complete a registration form online at huronhills.org or pick one up from the Info Center. For more information, contact Carole Metzger at carolekm@gmail.com.

HHKids News

Volunteers Needed!
Looking for folks (college and older) to help us welcome families & substitute for teachers/assistants/check-in hosts. We provide materials and training- you bring a joyful smile and open heart! bianca@huronhills.org

March at HHKids
We will spend the month taking a closer look at the way forgiveness shows up throughout a few of the parables Jesus told His followers and help our kids discover more about Forgiveness– deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn't have to pay. Our Memory Verse for March comes from Colossians 3:13. “Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” (NIrV)

March in First Look
This month, our preschoolers will be "Building" love for others and learning that they can love everyone, just as Christ loves them! Our memory verse is John 13:34 - “Love one another.”

HHYouth News

There are weekly email updates sent out for HS and MS parents. If you're not on the list but would like to be, please email brian.samuel@gmail.com to get added. Any and all questions are welcome! The youth team can be emailed at hhyouth@huronhills.org, or you can talk to us in person! Feel free to contact Kristin Wagner (kwagner6@emich.edu) for HHYouth HS events and Liam Branton (liambranton94@gmail.com) for HHYouth MS events. If you would like to be added to Mid-high email list, please contact Liam Branton at liambranton94@gmail.com.

MidHigh

  • M68 and XP3 are back on their normal schedules. See you Wednesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 9:30am!

High School

  • Youth Group—Sundays, 6:30pm-8:30pm @ The Lodge
  • Girls Small Group—Tuesdays, 8:15pm @ Steph Ebright's house
  • Guys Small Group—Wednesdays, 7pm @ Dave Raymond's house

Mid High and High School

  • We had an amazing time at SpringHill!! Parents, thank you for the prayers and be sure to ask your students about their time, what they learned, and how God moved. We definitely saw students taking steps in their faith. Some big themes were to put our security in God because nothing else is permanent, knowing that we can never be good enough but God provides us with grace, and to live for Jesus in our day-to-day lives. This sunk in for many of the students, and we are praying that God will continue this work in their lives.
  • Skating at Buhr Park. Saturday, March 18th from 11:30am­­–1:30pm, meet at the Lodge. Cost: $10 (skate rentals will be an additional $1). The actual skating will be from 12pm–1pm if you want to meet us at Buhr. We are renting the entire rink, so be sure to come!

 HHCollege News

  • Welcome College Students
    LIKE our Facebook page HHCollege to keep up with all that's happening with the college ministry at Huron Hills! 
  • The Lodge for College and Young Adults (18+)!
    Undergrads, grads, and Young Adults, join us anytime on Mondays from 7–10pm at our Lodge, 3100 Glazier Way as your gathering for friends, food, faith, and fun.
  • Small Groups
    If you would like to get connected into a small group please email Sarah at sarah10keck@gmail.com.
  • Ulunch
    This Sunday, March 12, is Ulunch! Invite a friend and stay for a home cooked meal after the 11:00 service.