Divorce Recovery Workshop -- 34th Year

Divorce Recovery Workshop
Fall 2018

Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. for 8 weeks,
Starting Sept. 13.
Huron Hills Church Room 216

Eight foundational messages for divorced & separated individuals
Presented by Huron Hills Church, 3150 Glazier Way, Ann Arbor, MI  48105
734.769.6299  www.HuronHills.org

Featuring Eddie Dunn
Presentation and fellowship across 8 Thursday evenings

Late registration available through September 27th

Program Details
Where: Huron Hills Church, located between Huron Parkway & Green Rd.
Who: Any divorced or separated person
Cost: Registration donation of $40 is requested. Scholarships are available. This fee covers the 8 sessions, materials, refreshments, and Growing Through Divorce by Jim Smoke

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Topics to be Covered

Session 1: 
(check-in between 6:45 and 7:00 pm)
Identity: Is this really happening to me?

Session 2: Getting my ex in focus

Session 3: Assuming new responsibilities

Session 4: Forgiveness: Part I

Session 5: Forgiveness: Part II

Session 6: Single Parenting

Session 7: Relating, dating, mating-?

Session 8: Letting go & potluck dinner

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Growing Through Divorce

Divorce is an intensely personal and uniquely painful experience for each individual. But we encourage you not to go through this alone: There are clear benefits to working through this difficult time with other, caring peers.

First and foremost, our Divorce Recovery Workshop accepts you exactly as you are, where you are, today. We want you to know that you are not alone. We want to provide a place for you to connect, process your feelings, and rebuild your life as YOUwould like it to be. If you are in need, you are welcome here!

Perhaps you are at the very beginning of the process; or maybe your divorce has been final for some time, but you still don’t feel like you are moving on. You’d like some tools to give you control of your situation. You’d like to talk and be heard.  You’d like to experience forgiveness, hope  and healing, as you go forward.  

The presentations given are built on sound psychological principles, and the premise that you can actually grow through the process of divorce. Our format combines professional talks given by a retired social worker, coupled with small-group discussions led by individuals who have themselves grown through their own divorces.

Sessions are designed to meet the needs of those who are adjusting to the finality of a broken marriage(although your divorce may not be final), rather than those who are dealing with the possibility of reconciliation. This Divorce Recovery Workshop is open to individuals of any and all faiths.

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Eddie Dunn Bio

Eddie Dunn is a retired social worker who has spent his entire professional career helping individuals in crisis. Topics include, taking back control of your own life, planning for renewed growth, and making change a reality.

Eddie has led Divorce Recovery Workshops each year since 1984, including Huron Hills, Knox Presbyterian, and Ward Presbyterian Churches. In addition to his scholarly credentials, he went through his own painful divorce and was himself challenged to the difficult work of recovery he now shares in his lectures.

Eddie is known for his warm, compassionate, and very engaging approach. He covers all the bases through a formal outline, addressing tools, research, and advice you’ll need to regain your sense of self-determination at this turning point in your life. Eddie makes this quite real and personal as he takes his own risks with the participants by sharing the fears, stumbles, and ultimate success from his own story in a touching way that says “it’s safe for me to try”. The cornerstone of his series is forgiveness, noting that “the prisoner you set free when you forgive is yourself”. Steadfast in his faith, Eddie speaks from and integrates a strong Biblical foundation when building his divorce recovery messages.

Eddie has now been happily remarried since April of 1984 – having blended a family that includes 3 daughters, an adopted son, 2 step-daughters, 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Eddie, now retired, volunteers once a week in a kindergarten class at an inner city school in Detroit, He enjoys traveling and is an avid bicyclist.

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Earthkeeping Class

Wednesdays, 6 Weeks, April 18 - May 23
6:30-8:00pm
Huron Hills Church, Room 216

What does it mean to care for Creation? As Christians, we are called into deep alignment with the Creator who seeks out that which is shattered by sin, and mends broken relationships through Christ. This reconciliatory work extends to God's Creation, where we, as Christ's ambassadors, have an opportunity to bring healing and hope to the world. Join us as we look at this together and explore ways to put this into action.

I Don't Have a Guidebook

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Hi there, it's Betsy.
Greetings from Maternity Leave! If you're like me, and meant to pick up a Make Us New participant guide, and then .....something came up*.......don't worry. 
You don't need to skip out on attending a small group, or go laden with shame just because you're not feeling prepared. Feel free to cruise the guidebook digitally, and take note of your responses to back-fill your guidebook later.
Or maybe you're just a digital person— that's cool too. 
If you're not connected to a small group (and don't feel like you want to host one), come to Huron Hills at 6:30pm on Wednesdays (dinner together at 6) and join a discussion group in Room 216.

*or someone

New Series: Make Us New

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Starting Wednesday, February 14, and continuing Sundays through Easter, join us for our all-church spring focus series, Make Us New.

Make Us New was developed in-house at Huron Hills, to speak to the people of Huron Hills directly, and we are so excited to share it with you.

Participant guides will be available to all on February 11.

All small groups will be using the Make Us New materials for the 6 weeks of the series. It's also a great time to start your own short-term small group. If you can read aloud from the leaders' guide, you can host a small group.

Contact kurt@huronhills.org if you'd like a small group leaders' guide to start your own group.

Alpha: The Marriage Course (4 weeks)

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As a part of The Well, Huron Hills is pleased to offer the Alpha marriage course to help couples strengthen their relationship. The course begins Wednesday, January 17 from 6:30-8:00pm. Dinner is available at 6 in Room 216 beforehand.

Registration is required, but all are welcome at no cost.
Contact bianca@huronhills.org if you and your partner would like to attend, and if you would benefit from childcare.

New Series: Jesus Revealed

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We're kicking off 2018 with a new message series.
So invite a friend, join a home group and be a part of our search for an honest, compassionate and hopeful faith!

“Truly radical Christian discipleship....does not consist of foolishly trying to copy or externally imitate his person and life story, or solely following his teaching, but above all of accepting Jesus’ internal attitudes. That is why it is necessary to meditate on scripture truly in depth and try to break through the letter into the spirit of the text.” – Tomas Halik

A Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Biblical Legacy

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A Celebration of Martin Luther King's
Biblical Legacy

January 25, 2018 from 7:00-8:30PM

Rackham Auditorium on the University of Michigan Campus

Co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Freedman Lectures, and the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies.

In honor of the 50th year since Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, three groups are co-sponsoring an event at the University of Michigan to commemorate MLK day. The Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Freedman Lectures, and the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies are sponsoring a talk and panel discussion entitled "A Celebration of MLK's Biblical Legacy" on January 25, 2018.

Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Mitzi Smith from Ashland University, will give a presentation on MLK's Biblical legacy. Her talk will be followed by a panel of distinguished pastors and scholars discussing dimensions of MLK's Biblical legacy. Please plan to join us!

Christmas Eve Service Times

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This Christmas Eve, we invite you to learn more about the historical Jesus, and why Christians believe that the arrival of Jesus changes everything.

Gatherings at 5:30 and 7:00 PM.

We'll sing carols by candle light, greet each other with holiday warmth, and hear traditional Bible readings. The 5:30 gathering will also feature a short song segment from the HHKids ministry. Both services are all-ages and family-friendly; squirmy kids, and "I only to to church at Easter and Christmas" welcome too. Attire is casual; we'll just be glad you're with us.

We hope you'll join us!

Upcoming: Advent & Christmas at Huron Hills

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Join us for the season of Advent at Huron Hills Church!

During this reflective season, we'll explore the ways that God has made God's self a part of the human experience throughout time past, here today, and into the future. 

God's commitment to humankind, God's delegation of Divine work to everyday human agents, and God's constant promise of a healed future for all people
give us hope and direction in this season.

The Advent season will conclude with two Christmas Eve gatherings at 5:30pm and 7:00pm.
(in addition to our normal Sunday 11am gathering, which will still happen on the 24th)
Our 5:30 Christmas Eve gathering will feature a special presentation by HHKids.
Both Christmas Eve gatherings are all-ages, family-friendly.

Wednesdays: Alpha

*Note: due to cancellations for poor weather, Week 6 of "Welcome to Alpha" will be held on January 3.

Welcome to Alpha at Huron Hills:

 A 6-week, dinner-included, Wednesday night series starting Nov. 1 at 6:00pm.  This will give you a taste of the world-renowned Alpha course.  Wherever you are in your spiritual life, it is a great series to experience.  

 Exploring?
Alpha will help you think deeply about questions
you may have.  

Long-time Christian?
Alpha will help you engage with your faith well
as you also think about how to engage with those far
from God, potentially even using Alpha
in the future yourself.  

 

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith.  Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.  It helps us think about how to thoughtfully engage together.  Alpha is all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.  

 

Welcome to Alpha at Huron Hills Church

Wednesdays at 6:00pm w/Dinner

Starting Nov. 1, for 6 weeks (skipping Thanksgiving week).

Room 216A/B

For more info, contact Myra Court | courtmyra@comcast.net 

 

Extended: Annual Thanksgiving Bags

Update: we've extended the deadline for returning
filled Thanksgiving Bags to the church. They can be dropped off (at latest) this Saturday (5.11).

Monetary donations will be accepted in the church office until Thursday, (5.9) and via PayPal (scroll down to the bottom of this page and click "Give Online.").

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Every year Huron Hills gifts a Thanksgiving meal to local families in need.

Schools and organizations have come to rely on these meaningful and practical gifts from our church family.  Grab a few bags for yourself and your neighbors to fill from the lobby or HHKids (downstairs), and return them complete with the needed items by November 5th.

Needed items include:

  • (2) Box of Stuffing

  • (2) Canned Corn

  • (2) Canned Green Beans

  • (2) Packets of Gravy

  • (2) Cornbread mix

  • (1) Box Mashed Potatoes

  • (1) Brownie Mix

  • Or, donate the cost of a bag ($25) and our team will fill the bag on your behalf. 

All-Church Work Day

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November 11, 8:30am–12pm

Bring rakes, tarps, wheelbarrows, and even chainsaws to help get our campus ready for winter! We'll mostly focus on leaf removal, but there's some brush that needs to go as well! We will also be filling Thanksgiving bags for families in need! It's a great day when all ages can connect and serve together.

Bring your family, small group, neighbors, get outside
and enjoy some coffee and donuts too!