Weekly Update Oct 19, 2017

9:30am Adult Spiritual Formation Classes
Don't miss our four great 9:30am Sunday Adult Spiritual Formation classes this Fall at Huron Hills. You can *still join at any time! * Contact kurt@huronhills.org with any questions.

  • Faith on Campus (216A)
  • Bridges (Fellowship Hall)
  • The Word/Gospel Project for Adults (217)
  • Wisdom Literature (216B)

The Well this Wednesday: Final week!
Wednesdays through Oct. 25, 6:30–8pm (Join us any time)
Go deeper in your walk with Christ and in your relationships with others at Huron Hills Church.

6pm Optional Brown Bag Dinner in Room 216B
Bring your dinner and connect with others.

6:30–8pm Multiple options for all ages
Adult Options

  • Parenting with Love and Logic ©, with Facilitator Gary Court (Welcome Lounge, 216A)
  • Faith & Science, Facilitator Roseanne Sension (Room 216B)
  • Awake to the Spirit, Facilitator Nathan Clair (Room 217)

Kids & Youth Options

  • Pre-School Ministry, Ages 0–3 (Lower Level)
  • Middle School (The Lodge)
  • High School: Join or help with Hands-On Church in the Fellowship Hall or any adult class

2018 Budget Soup Luncheon & Input Meeting (October 22, After Worship, Fellowship Hall)
Let's come together to engage with this essential tool for our mission and ministry! Every year this is a great time for us to discern how we can wisely advance our mission with the financial resources God has entrusted to us. The Board is eager to hear from you! Please direct your questions and input to the board at churchboard@huronhills.org. Grab some soup after worship and then join us as we review the first draft budget proposal for 2018. Childcare provided. Everyone is welcome, members are expected!

Bethania Kids
Bethania Kids thanks Huron Hills so much for your ultra-generous special offering this spring. You raised and donated about $28,000! To express our thanks and deepen our relationship, we cordially invite you to enjoy an evening of fellowship over an authentic Indian meal and experience how God is moving in India through Bethania Kids.

  • When: Tuesday, October 24
  • Where: HHC Fellowship Hall
  • Time:   6:30–8:30pm (Dinner served at 7pm)

We are blessed to be joined by two lovely women from Bethania India in a Tour of Love. These women will share their remarkable stories of how God has touched their lives and share how He is nurturing and equipping over 800+ children to change their world through Jesus' love. You will see first hand how Sponsoring-A-Child can deepen your walk with Christ and how small gifts in His Name make incredible changes!
Our guests from Bethania India are:

  • Josephine is a ministry leader for our Shalom children's home and has modeled Christ to over 100 young women over the past 10 years.
  • Cristal is a talented and beautiful graduate of our Nagercoil Bethania Home who has gone to college and become a nurse. She now ministers in Christ's name to the sick.

Please come join us for a memorable evening of encouragement, partnership and unity in Christ! Sign up sheets are at the entrance or see Carol Springer, Evan Schut, Amanda Turner, Dave Raymond or Ravi Srinivasan.

HHC Dinners of 8, Harvest Burrito Night
October 28, 6pm, sign up in lobby
Dinners of 8 is a night dedicated to meeting people you might not know, and having a meal together where everyone brings one item. We will have a simple menu of Burritos with a harvest theme. This meal promises to accommodate most food preferences. (Talk to us if needed). We will sign up hosts and guests. All adults, including college students are welcome. This will be a great time of food, friendship & conversation.

Join a Home Group!
Home Groups at Huron Hills Church are the best way to get to know others as you do life together and look at God's Word or Bible-related resources in community. Check out our Home Group station in the Lobby or e-mail JulieMEsch@yahoo.com for more information. 

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

Welcome to Alpha!

Wednesday nights! Starting November 1!
Discover the real meaning of life! Gather around tables, eat a meal, make new connections, and learn about God's vision for real life and living. No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, Alpha has been a powerful experience of connecting deeply with the message of Jesus! Learn more and sign up in the lobby at the Info Center! Questions? Contact Myra Court: courtmyra@comcast.net

All Church Work Day
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! 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!

Youth Pastor Search Update
(from Church Board)

We are excited to let you know that there are promising candidates that Nathan is currently vetting for the youth pastor position. We are hopeful that the advisory team will be able to interview them soon as well. These candidates have applied directly to the church since the board recently decided to end our contract with Minister Search. After successfully aiding us in other staff search, they have experienced high staff loss due to circumstances out of their control. In light of that, the contract has been terminated and the job has been re-posted on churchstaffing.com. If you know someone who you believe would be a great fit for our church and the position, please have them send their cover letter and resume to Pastor Nathan (nathan@huronhills.org). Thank you for continuing to pray for God's patience and guidance as we continue to trust Him for our next youth pastor!

Help Welcome New Attenders to the HHC Family with Hospitality!
Would you like to help extend the 'welcome mat' to new attenders at Huron Hills Church? Do you enjoy hosting people for meals at your home? If you are an HHC member/regular attender who would like to be on an e-mail list/rotation that could allow you to connect occasionally with a new attender to invite to your home for a meal, we'd love to hear from you. E-mail Community Life Director Kurt Heinold at kurt@huronhills.org.  

HHKids Volunteer Needs:

  • Check-In Host 11:00, Second Sunday of the month—a great way to meet and welcome families, and pivotal to our ministry!
  • 2's/3's Teacher 9:30 or 11:00 bi-weekly— All material and supplies prepped for you with our great new curriculum!
  • Large Group Teacher— 9:30 Engaging person who loves kids and could teach bible story/lead from our curriculum for kids K–5th grade in Large Group. 1x/mo. Bianca@huronhills.org

Women’s Bible Study
Thursday morning Women’s Bible study has begun! Join us at 10am in Room 217 for in-depth Bible study and prayer! We are studying Principles for Spiritual Warfare in the Following God format. It shines light on the prevailing worldview of cosmic humanism and all its dangers while examining what Scripture says about Satan and how we are to respond. For any questions, please contact Dena Cooperwasser at denacooperwasser@gmail.com.

HHMoms

HHMoms is an intergenerational group of moms looking for depth of relationship with each other and Christ! We meet Friday mornings Huron Hills from 9:30–11:15am in Room 216B. We spend time drinking coffee, eating delicious treats, delving deep into the Word together, and developing intentional friendships. Free childcare is provided, all ages and stages of moms are welcome to join! Please sign up at huronhills.org or on the sign up sheets at the welcome area. If you have any questions, please contact Steph Ebright at sebright2772@gmail.com and/or join our Facebook group, HHMoms.

HHKids News

New HHKids Sunday Format
9:30–10:30 Spiritual Formation:
PreK and Elementary—Gospel Project
(Grow alongside your kids in the same scriptures each week by joining The Word spiritual formation class as they do The Gospel Project for adults)
10:30—ALL Elementary get picked up–Community time in Fellowship Hall. PreK may remain downstairs for the morning.
11–12:15—Worship Service–PreK same as 9:30.
All elementary kids start in service; check in at HHKids lower level.
K–3rd dismissed with HHKids leaders to Large Group in Media Room for teaching, worship, and activities.
4th/5th graders remain in service at 11:00 (*sermon notes will be available; if kids show completed notes to folks at the Welcome Center, they get a treat!)

HHYouth News

Follow us!
Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/HHYouth1 or on Instagram at huronhillsyouth. Feel free to contact Kurtis at kurtisrosen@gmail.com with any questions!

Fall Retreat
Come join us for an awesome weekend filled with opportunities to build community, grow in your relationship with God, and to have a ton of fun! The cost is $100 for the first student from each family and $50 for each additional student/friend (including siblings that are attending different retreats). 

High School Retreat:
October 27–29 at Faholo.

Middle School and High School Youth Group
The Youth Group meets each week to hang out, build community, worship God, and study His Word together. We’re going to start out the school focusing on some assurances we have through Christ: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Answered Prayer, Assurance of Victory, Assurance of Forgiveness, and Assurance of Guidance.
Middle School : Wednesdays 7–8:30pm
High School: Sundays 6:30–8:30pm

Gospel Project
Sundays at 9:30am. Students will study God’s word and will learn to apply his word to their lives. Open to all students 6–12th grade.

Girls Monday Night Small Group
Enjoy time together in fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. Contact Emma Rae at 734-545-2691 with questions. Mondays at 7:30pm, 6601 Cherry Hill Road.

Guys Tuesday Night Small Group
Let’s hang out, study the Bible, and push each other to bigger and better things! For details or questions, contact Dave at 734-657-1611. Tuesday at 7pm, 2765 Nixon Road.

Fall Calendar
October 27–29—High School Fall Retreat
November 18–Nerf Gun Night
December 16–All Youth Christmas Party

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! 

HH College and Young Adult Fall Retreat Rescheduled!
The fall retreat has been rescheduled. It is now November 10–12, 2017. Come join us in Muskegon for a weekend on beautiful Lake Michigan. Email Rachel at lunningr@gmail.com for more details.

 

Weekly Update Oct 13, 2017

9:30am Adult Spiritual Formation Classes
Don't miss our four great 9:30am Sunday Adult Spiritual Formation classes this Fall at Huron Hills. You can *still join at any time! * Contact kurt@huronhills.org with any questions.

  • Faith on Campus (216A)
  • Bridges (Fellowship Hall)
  • The Word/Gospel Project for Adults (217)
  • Wisdom Literature (216B)

The Well continues this Wednesday
Wednesdays through Oct. 25, 6:30–8pm (Join us any time)
Go deeper in your walk with Christ and in your relationships with others at Huron Hills Church.

6pm Optional Brown Bag Dinner in Room 216B
Bring your dinner and connect with others.

6:30–8pm Multiple options for all ages
Adult Options

  • Parenting with Love and Logic ©, with Facilitator Gary Court (Welcome Lounge, 216A)
  • Faith & Science, Facilitator Roseanne Sension (Room 216B)
  • Awake to the Spirit, Facilitator Nathan Clair (Room 217)

Kids & Youth Options

  • Pre-School Ministry, Ages 0–3 (Lower Level)
  • Middle School (The Lodge)
  • High School: Join or help with Hands-On Church in the Fellowship Hall or any adult class

2018 Budget Soup Luncheon & Input Meeting (October 22, After Worship, Fellowship Hall)
Let's come together to engage with this essential tool for our mission and ministry! Every year this is a great time for us to discern how we can wisely advance our mission with the financial resources God has entrusted to us. The Board is eager to hear from you! Please direct your questions and input to the board at churchboard@huronhills.org. Grab some soup after worship and then join us as we review the first draft budget proposal for 2018. Childcare provided. Everyone is welcome, members are expected!

Bethania Kids
Bethania Kids thanks Huron Hills so much for your ultra-generous special offering this spring. You raised and donated about $28,000! To express our thanks and deepen our relationship, we cordially invite you to enjoy an evening of fellowship over an authentic Indian meal and experience how God is moving in India through Bethania Kids.

  • When: Tuesday, October 24
  • Where: HHC Fellowship Hall
  • Time:   6:30–8:30pm (Dinner served at 7pm)

We are blessed to be joined by two lovely women from Bethania India in a Tour of Love. These women will share their remarkable stories of how God has touched their lives and share how He is nurturing and equipping over 800+ children to change their world through Jesus' love. You will see first hand how Sponsoring-A-Child can deepen your walk with Christ and how small gifts in His Name make incredible changes!
Our guests from Bethania India are:

  • Josephine is a ministry leader for our Shalom children's home and has modeled Christ to over 100 young women over the past 10 years.
  • Cristal is a talented and beautiful graduate of our Nagercoil Bethania Home who has gone to college and become a nurse. She now ministers in Christ's name to the sick.

Please come join us for a memorable evening of encouragement, partnership and unity in Christ! Sign up sheets are at the entrance or see Carol Springer, Evan Schut, Amanda Turner, Dave Raymond or Ravi Srinivasan.

HHC Dinners of 8, Harvest Burrito Night
October 28, 6pm, sign up in lobby
Dinners of 8 is a night dedicated to meeting people you might not know, and having a meal together where everyone brings one item. We will have a simple menu of Burritos with a harvest theme. This meal promises to accommodate most food preferences. (Talk to us if needed). We will sign up hosts and guests. All adults, including college students are welcome. This will be a great time of food, friendship & conversation.

Welcome to Alpha!
Wednesday nights! Starting November 1!
Discover the real meaning of life! Gather around tables, eat a meal, make new connections, and learn about God's vision for real life and living. No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, Alpha has been a powerful experience of connecting deeply with the message of Jesus! Learn more and sign up in the lobby at the Info Center! Questions? Contact Myra Court: courtmyra@comcast.net

All Church Work Day
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! 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!

Youth Pastor Search Update
(from Church Board)

We are excited to let you know that there are promising candidates that Nathan is currently vetting for the youth pastor position. We are hopeful that the advisory team will be able to interview them soon as well. These candidates have applied directly to the church since the board recently decided to end our contract with Minister Search. After successfully aiding us in other staff search, they have experienced high staff loss due to circumstances out of their control. In light of that, the contract has been terminated and the job has been re-posted on churchstaffing.com. If you know someone who you believe would be a great fit for our church and the position, please have them send their cover letter and resume to Pastor Nathan (nathan@huronhills.org). Thank you for continuing to pray for God's patience and guidance as we continue to trust Him for our next youth pastor!

Help Welcome New Attenders to the HHC Family with Hospitality!
Would you like to help extend the 'welcome mat' to new attenders at Huron Hills Church? Do you enjoy hosting people for meals at your home? If you are an HHC member/regular attender who would like to be on an e-mail list/rotation that could allow you to connect occasionally with a new attender to invite to your home for a meal, we'd love to hear from you. E-mail Community Life Director Kurt Heinold at kurt@huronhills.org.  

Adopt-a-Student
An amazing way to serve and build valuable relationships with our college and graduate students is through our Adopt-a-Student program! Volunteer to make your home a home-away-from-home for a college student in our Huron Hills Church community. 
Some ways you could serve: Provide a home-cooked meal once every week, every two weeks, or every month. Take them out for coffee and conversation. Volunteer your laundry room. Get lunch together after church on Sundays. 
If any of the above suggestions sound like something you could do for one of our college or grad students (or a group of them!) we would love to have you a part of Adopt-a-Student.
For more information, or to join in the fun and service, please contact Nate Veldhoff (natev@huronhills.org).

HHKids Volunteer Needs:

  • Check-In Host 11:00, Second Sunday of the month—a great way to meet and welcome families, and pivotal to our ministry!
  • 2's/3's Teacher 9:30 or 11:00 bi-weekly— All material and supplies prepped for you with our great new curriculum!
  • Large Group Teacher— 9:30 Engaging person who loves kids and could teach bible story/lead from our curriculum for kids K–5th grade in Large Group. 1x/mo. Bianca@huronhills.org

Women’s Bible Study
Thursday morning Women’s Bible study has begun! Join us at 10am in Room 217 for in-depth Bible study and prayer! We are studying Principles for Spiritual Warfare in the Following God format. It shines light on the prevailing worldview of cosmic humanism and all its dangers while examining what Scripture says about Satan and how we are to respond. For any questions, please contact Dena Cooperwasser at denacooperwasser@gmail.com.

HHMoms
HHMoms is an intergenerational group of moms looking for depth of relationship with each other and Christ! We meet Friday mornings Huron Hills from 9:30–11:15am in Room 216B. We spend time drinking coffee, eating delicious treats, delving deep into the Word together, and developing intentional friendships. Free childcare is provided, all ages and stages of moms are welcome to join! Please sign up at huronhills.org or on the sign up sheets at the welcome area. If you have any questions, please contact Steph Ebright at sebright2772@gmail.com and/or join our Facebook group, HHMoms.

HHKids News

New HHKids Sunday Format
9:30–10:30 Spiritual Formation:
PreK and Elementary—Gospel Project
(Grow alongside your kids in the same scriptures each week by joining The Word spiritual formation class as they do The Gospel Project for adults)
10:30—ALL Elementary get picked up–Community time in Fellowship Hall. PreK may remain downstairs for the morning.
11–12:15—Worship Service–PreK same as 9:30.
All elementary kids start in service; check in at HHkids station by sanctuary, if needed.
K–3rd dismissed with HHKids leaders to Large Group in Media Room for teaching, worship, and activities.
4th/5th graders remain in service at 11:00 (*new sermon notes will be available; if kids show completed notes to folks at the Welcome Center, they get a treat!)

HHYouth News

Follow us!
Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/HHYouth1 or on Instagram at huronhillsyouth. Feel free to contact Kurtis at kurtisrosen@gmail.com with any questions!

Fall Retreat
Come join us for an awesome weekend filled with opportunities to build community, grow in your relationship with God, and to have a ton of fun! The cost is $100 for the first student from each family and $50 for each additional student/friend (including siblings that are attending different retreats). 

High School Retreat: October 27–29 at Faholo.

High School Youth Group
Sundays from 6:30–8:30pm at the Lodge.

Middle School and High School Youth Group
The Youth Group meets each week to hang out, build community, worship God, and study His Word together. We’re going to start out the school focusing on some assurances we have through Christ: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Answered Prayer, Assurance of Victory, Assurance of Forgiveness, and Assurance of Guidance.
Middle School : Wednesdays 7–8:30pm
High School: Sundays 6:30–8:30pm

Gospel Project
Sundays at 9:30am. Students will study God’s word and will learn to apply his word to their lives. Open to all students 6–12th grade.

Girls Monday Night Small Group
Enjoy time together in fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. Contact Emma Rae at 734-545-2691 with questions. Mondays at 7:30pm, 6601 Cherry Hill Road.

Guys Tuesday Night Small Group
Let’s hang out, study the Bible, and push each other to bigger and better things! For details or questions, contact Dave at 734-657-1611. Tuesday at 7pm, 2765 Nixon Road.

Fall Calendar
October 27–29—High School Fall Retreat
November 18–Nerf Gun Night
December 16–All Youth Christmas Party

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! 

HH College and Young Adult Fall Retreat Rescheduled!
The fall retreat has been rescheduled. It is now November 10–12, 2017. Come join us in Muskegon for a weekend on beautiful Lake Michigan. Email Rachel at lunningr@gmail.com for more details.

 

Weekly Update Oct 6, 2017

9:30am Adult Spiritual Formation Classes
Don't miss our four great 9:30am Sunday Adult Spiritual Formation classes this Fall at Huron Hills. You can *still join at any time!* See the card on your seat for details. Contact kurt@huronhills.org with any questions.

The Well continues this Wednesday
Wednesdays through Oct. 25, 6:30–8pm (Join us any time). Do you want to go deeper in your walk with Christ and in your relationships with others at Huron Hills Church? This is a fantastic opportunity…Join us for the third week of The Well.
6pm Optional Brown Bag Dinner in Room 216B
Bring your dinner and connect with others.
6:30–8pm Multiple options for all ages
Adult Options

  • Hands-On Church (Fellowship Hall)  
    Ages 4–104, inc. High School and College. Interactive, intergenerational learning and play for all ages! (Parents can attend with kids, or attend a different class while kids attend Hands-On Church.)
  • Parenting with Love and Logic ©, with Facilitator Gary Court (Welcome Lounge, 216A)
    Would you like to feel more confident as a parent? Parenting with Love and Logic © is a proven program that offers techniques that can be used by parents of children of all ages.
  • Faith & Science, Facilitator Roseanne Sension (Room 216B)
    Join the conversation as we interweave the things we learn about God through science, and the things that we learn about God in His Word.
  • Awake to the Spirit, Facilitator Nathan Clair (Room 217)
    Discover the Spirit-filled life at home, work, and play.

    Kids & Youth Options
  • Pre-School Ministry, Ages 0–3 (Lower Level)
  • Age 4–5th grade (Fellowship Hall): Hands-On Church (See description above)
  • Middle School (The Lodge)
  • High School: Join or help with Hands-On Church in the Fellowship Hall or any adult class (See above). 

2018 Budget Soup Luncheon & Input Meeting (October 22, After Worship, Fellowship Hall)
Let's come together to engage with this essential tool for our mission and ministry! Every year this is a great time for us to discern how we can wisely advance our mission with the financial resources God has entrusted to us. The Board is eager to hear from you! Please direct your questions and input to the board at churchboard@huronhills.org. Grab some soup after worship and then join us as we review the first draft budget proposal for 2018. Childcare provided. Everyone is welcome, members are expected!

Bethania Kids
Bethania Kids thanks Huron Hills so much for your ultra-generous special offering this spring. You raised and donated about $28,000! To express our thanks and deepen our relationship, we cordially invite you to enjoy an evening of fellowship over an authentic Indian meal and experience how God is moving in India through Bethania Kids.

  • When: Tuesday, October 24
  • Where: HHC Fellowship Hall
  • Time:   6:30–8:30pm (Dinner served at 7pm)

    We are blessed to be joined by two lovely women from Bethania India in a Tour of Love. These women will share their remarkable stories of how God has touched their lives and share how He is nurturing and equipping over 800+ children to change their world through Jesus' love. You will see first hand how Sponsoring-A-Child can deepen your walk with Christ and how small gifts in His Name make incredible changes!
    Our guests from Bethania India are:
  • Josephine is a ministry leader for our Shalom children's home and has modeled Christ to over 100 young women over the past 10 years.
  • Cristal is a talented and beautiful graduate of our Nagercoil Bethania Home who has gone to college and become a nurse. She now ministers in Christ's name to the sick.
    Please come join us for a memorable evening of encouragement, partnership and unity in Christ! Sign up sheets are at the entrance or see Carol Springer, Evan Schut, Amanda Turner, Dave Raymond or Ravi Srinivasan.

HHC Dinners of 8, Harvest Burrito Night
October 28, 6pm
Dinners of 8 is a night dedicated to meeting people you might not know, and having a meal together where everyone brings one item. We will have a simple menu of Burritos with a harvest theme. This meal promises to accommodate most food preferences. (Talk to us if needed). Sign up in the foyer. We will sign up hosts and guests. All adults, including college students are welcome. This will be a great time of food, friendship & conversation.

Youth Pastor Search Update
(from Church Board)

We are excited to let you know that there are promising candidates that Nathan is currently vetting for the youth pastor position. We are hopeful that the advisory team will be able to interview them soon as well. These candidates have applied directly to the church since the board recently decided to end our contract with Minister Search. After successfully aiding us in other staff search, they have experienced high staff loss due to circumstances out of their control. In light of that, the contract has been terminated and the job has been re-posted on churchstaffing.com. If you know someone who you believe would be a great fit for our church and the position, please have them send their cover letter and resume to Pastor Nathan (nathan@huronhills.org). Thank you for continuing to pray for God's patience and guidance as we continue to trust Him for our next youth pastor!

Help Welcome New Attenders to the HHC Family with Hospitality!
Would you like to help extend the 'welcome mat' to new attenders at Huron Hills Church? Do you enjoy hosting people for meals at your home? If you are an HHC member/regular attender who would like to be on an e-mail list/rotation that could allow you to connect occasionally with a new attender to invite to your home for a meal, we'd love to hear from you. E-mail Community Life Director Kurt Heinold at kurt@huronhills.org.  

Adopt-a-Student
An amazing way to serve and build valuable relationships with our college and graduate students is through our Adopt-a-Student program! Volunteer to make your home a home-away-from-home for a college student in our Huron Hills Church community. 
Some ways you could serve: Provide a home-cooked meal once every week, every two weeks, or every month. Take them out for coffee and conversation. Volunteer your laundry room. Get lunch together after church on Sundays. 
If any of the above suggestions sound like something you could do for one of our college or grad students (or a group of them!) we would love to have you a part of Adopt-a-Student.
For more information, or to join in the fun and service, please contact Nate Veldhoff (natev@huronhills.org).

HHKids Volunteer Needs:

  • Check-In Host 11:00, Second Sunday of the month—a great way to meet and welcome families, and pivotal to our ministry!
  • 2's/3's Teacher 9:30 or 11:00 bi-weekly— All material and supplies prepped for you with our great new curriculum!
  • K/1st Assistant 9:30 bi-weekly— Come play and assist with our awesome K/1st kiddos! 
  • Large Group Teacher— 9:30 Engaging person who loves kids and could teach bible story/lead from our curriculum for kids K–5th grade in Large Group. 1x/mo. Bianca@huronhills.org

Women’s Bible Study
Thursday morning Women’s Bible study has begun! Join us at 10am in Room 217 for in-depth Bible study and prayer! We are studying Principles for Spiritual Warfare in the Following God format. It shines light on the prevailing worldview of cosmic humanism and all its dangers while examining what Scripture says about Satan and how we are to respond. For any questions, please contact Dena Cooperwasser at denacooperwasser@gmail.com.

HHMoms

HHMoms is an intergenerational group of moms looking for depth of relationship with each other and Christ! We meet Friday mornings Huron Hills from 9:30–11:15am in Room 216B. We spend time drinking coffee, eating delicious treats, delving deep into the Word together, and developing intentional friendships. Free childcare is provided, all ages and stages of moms are welcome to join! Please sign up at huronhills.org or on the sign up sheets at the welcome area. If you have any questions, please contact Steph Ebright at sebright2772@gmail.com and/or join our Facebook group, HHMoms.

HHKids News

New HHKids Sunday Format
9:30–10:30 Spiritual Formation:
PreK and Elementary—Gospel Project
(Grow alongside your kids in the same scriptures each week by joining The Word spiritual formation class as they do The Gospel Project for adults)
10:30—ALL Elementary get picked up–Community time in Fellowship Hall. PreK may remain downstairs for the morning.
11–12:15—Worship Service–PreK same as 9:30.
All elementary kids start in service; check in at HHkids station by sanctuary, if needed.
K–3rd dismissed with HHKids leaders to Large Group in Media Room for teaching, worship, and activities.
4th/5th graders remain in service at 11:00 (*new sermon notes will be available; if kids show completed notes to folks at the Welcome Center, they get a treat!)

Love & Logic—The Well
Join us Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm through October 25 for a 5-week course, Parenting with Love and Logic© (facilitator, Gary Court). Would you like to feel more confident as a parent? Parenting with Love and Logic© is a proven program that offers techniques that can be used by parents of children of all ages. Sign up with Bianca@huronhills.org (include ages of your kids for planning purposes).

HHYouth News

Follow us!
Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/HHYouth1 or on Instagram at huronhillsyouth. Feel free to contact Kurtis at kurtisrosen@gmail.com with any questions!

Fall Retreats
Come join us for an awesome weekend filled with opportunities to build community, grow in your relationship with God, and to have a ton of fun! The cost is $100 for the first student from each family and $50 for each additional student/friend (including siblings that are attending different retreats). 

  • Middle School Retreat:
    October 13–15 at Michindoh.
  • High School Retreat: October 27–29 at Faholo.

High School Youth Group
Sundays from 6:30–8:30pm at the Lodge.

Middle School and High School Youth Group
The Youth Group meets each week to hang out, build community, worship God, and study His Word together. We’re going to start out the school focusing on some assurances we have through Christ: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Answered Prayer, Assurance of Victory, Assurance of Forgiveness, and Assurance of Guidance.
Middle School : Wednesdays 7–8:30pm
High School: Sundays 6:30–8:30pm

Gospel Project
Sundays at 9:30am. Students will study God’s word and will learn to apply his word to their lives. Open to all students 6–12th grade.

Girls Monday Night Small Group
Enjoy time together in fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. Contact Emma Rae at 734-545-2691 with questions. Mondays at 7:30pm, 6601 Cherry Hill Road.

Guys Tuesday Night Small Group
Let’s hang out, study the Bible, and push each other to bigger and better things! For details or questions, contact Dave at 734-657-1611. Tuesday at 7pm, 2765 Nixon Road.

Fall Calendar
October 13–15—Middle School Fall Retreat
October 27–29—High School Fall Retreat
November 18–Nerf Gun Night
December 16–All Youth Christmas Party

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! 

HH College and Young Adult Fall Retreat Rescheduled!
The fall retreat has been rescheduled. It is now November 10–12, 2017. Come join us in Muskegon for a weekend on beautiful Lake Michigan. Email Rachel at lunningr@gmail.com for more details.

 

Weekly Update Sept 29, 2017

9:30am Adult Spiritual Formation Classes
Don't miss our four great 9:30am Sunday Adult Spiritual Formation classes this Fall at Huron Hills. You can *still join at any time!* See the card on your seat for details. Contact kurt@huronhills.org with any questions.

The Well continues this Wednesday
Wednesdays through Oct. 25, 6:30–8pm (Join us any time)
Do you want to go deeper in your walk with Christ and in your relationships with others at Huron Hills Church? This is a fantastic opportunity…Join us for the second week of The Well.

6pm Optional Brown Bag Dinner in Room 216B
Bring your dinner and connect with others.

6:30–8pm Multiple options for all ages
Adult Options

  • Hands-On Church (Fellowship Hall)  
    Ages 4–104, inc. High School and College. Interactive, intergenerational learning and play for all ages! (Parents can attend with kids, or attend a different class while kids attend Hands-On Church.)
  • Parenting with Love and Logic ©, with Facilitator Gary Court (Welcome Lounge, 216A)
    Would you like to feel more confident as a parent? Parenting with Love and Logic © is a proven program that offers techniques that can be used by parents of children of all ages.
  • Faith & Science, Facilitator Roseanne Sension (Room 216B)
    Join the conversation as we interweave the things we learn about God through science, and the things that we learn about God in His Word.
  • Awake to the Spirit, Facilitator Nathan Clair (Room 217)
    Discover the Spirit-filled life at home, work, and play.

Kids & Youth Options

  • Pre-School Ministry, Ages 0–3 (Lower Level)
  • Age 4–5th grade (Fellowship Hall): Hands-On Church (See description above)
  • Middle School (The Lodge)
  • High School: Join or help with Hands-On Church in the Fellowship Hall or any adult class (See above). 

Bethania Kids
Bethania Kids thanks Huron Hills so much for your ultra-generous special offering this spring. You raised and donated about $28,000! To express our thanks and deepen our relationship, we cordially invite you to enjoy an evening of fellowship over an authentic Indian meal and experience how God is moving in India through Bethania Kids.

  • When: Tuesday, October 24
  • Where: HHC Fellowship Hall
  • Time:   6:30–8:30pm (Dinner served at 7pm)

We are blessed to be joined by two lovely women from Bethania India in a Tour of Love. These women will share their remarkable stories of how God has touched their lives and share how He is nurturing and equipping over 800+ children to change their world through Jesus' love.

You will see first hand how Sponsoring-A-Child can deepen your walk with Christ and how small gifts in His Name make incredible changes!

Our guests from Bethania India are:

  • Josephine is a ministry leader for our Shalom children's home and has modeled Christ to over 100 young women over the past 10 years.
  • Cristal is a talented and beautiful graduate of our Nagercoil Bethania Home who has gone to college and become a nurse. She now ministers in Christ's name to the sick.

Please come join us for a memorable evening of encouragement, partnership and unity in Christ! Sign up sheets are at the entrance or see Carol Springer, Evan Schut, Amanda Turner, Dave Raymond or Ravi Srinivasan.

Help Welcome New Attenders to the HHC Family with Hospitality!
Would you like to help extend the 'welcome mat' to new attenders at Huron Hills Church? Do you enjoy hosting people for meals at your home? If you are an HHC member/regular attender who would like to be on an e-mail list/rotation that could allow you to connect occasionally with a new attender to invite to your home for a meal, we'd love to hear from you. E-mail Community Life Director Kurt Heinold at kurt@huronhills.org.  

Adopt-a-Student
An amazing way to serve and build valuable relationships with our college and graduate students is through our Adopt-a-Student program! Volunteer to make your home a home-away-from-home for a college student in our Huron Hills Church community. 

Some ways you could serve: Provide a home-cooked meal once every week, every two weeks, or every month. Take them out for coffee and conversation. Volunteer your laundry room. Get lunch together after church on Sundays. 

If any of the above suggestions sound like something you could do for one of our college or grad students (or a group of them!) we would love to have you a part of Adopt-a-Student.

For more information, or to join in the fun and service, please contact Nate Veldhoff (natev@huronhills.org).

HHKids Volunteer Needs:

  • Check-In Host 11:00, Second Sunday of the month—a great way to meet and welcome families, and pivotal to our ministry!
  • 2's/3's Teacher 9:30 or 11:00 bi-weekly— All material and supplies prepped for you with our great new curriculum!
  • K/1st Assistant 9:30 bi-weekly— Come play and assist with our awesome K/1st kiddos! 
  • Large Group Teacher— 9:30 Engaging person who loves kids and could teach bible story/lead from our curriculum for kids K–5th grade in Large Group. 1x/mo. Bianca@huronhills.org


Thank you!
Let’s give a hand to the 41 pair of hands that volunteered to serve the homeless families at Interfaith Hospitality Network this past week. These hands from HHC served meals, provided childcare, companionship and overnight support to the families at IHN’s Alpha House. Many other hands generously supplied items for the IHN food pantry and supply closet. Thanks to all. Your expression of Christ’s love for those in need is greatly appreciated by the IHN families and staff. Join hands with us to serve during our next host week in February 2018 (next year’s schedule is not yet finalized). Contact Margaret Gaugler for more information at mjgaugler@gmail.com.

Women’s Bible Study
Thursday morning Women’s Bible study has begun! Join us at 10am in Room 217 for in-depth Bible study and prayer! We are studying Principles for Spiritual Warfare in the Following God format. It shines light on the prevailing worldview of cosmic humanism and all its dangers while examining what Scripture says about Satan and how we are to respond. For any questions, please contact Dena Cooperwasser at denacooperwasser@gmail.com.

HHMoms
HHMoms is an intergenerational group of moms looking for depth of relationship with each other and Christ! We meet Friday mornings Huron Hills from 9:30–11:15am in Room 216B. We spend time drinking coffee, eating delicious treats, delving deep into the Word together, and developing intentional friendships. Free childcare is provided, all ages and stages of moms are welcome to join! Please sign up at huronhills.org or on the sign up sheets at the welcome area. If you have any questions, please contact Steph Ebright at sebright2772@gmail.com and/or join our Facebook group, HHMoms.

Divorce Recovery Workshop
This fall will mark the 33rd year that Divorce Recovery Workshop has been offered here at Huron Hills, and over the years hundreds of lives have been touched through this wonderful ministry. The workshop will meet on Thursday nights through November 9, 7–9:30pm. Once again our presenter will be Eddie Dunn, who speaks with warmth and compassion, encouraging the participants to grow and experience healing in many areas of their lives. The presentations are from a Christian perspective, and are based on sound psychological principles dealing with grief/loss, recovery, and the process of healing. Please consider whether you or someone you know might be helped by this life-changing workshop. Contact Marilyn Johnston at msjston@aol.com, or call the church at (734) 769-6299 if you have questions or would like to pre-register. The registration fee is $40. Scholarships available.

HHKids News

New HHKids Sunday Format

  • 9:30–10:30 Spiritual Formation:
  • PreK and Elementary—Gospel Project
    (Grow alongside your kids in the same scriptures each week by joining The Word spiritual formation class as they do The Gospel Project for adults)
  • 10:30—ALL Elementary get picked up–Community time in Fellowship Hall. PreK may remain downstairs for the morning.
  • 11–12:15—Worship Service–PreK same as 9:30.
    All elementary kids start in service; check in at HHkids station by sanctuary, if needed.
  • K–3rd dismissed with HHKids leaders to Large Group in Media Room for teaching, worship, and activities.
  • 4th/5th graders remain in service at 11:00 (*new sermon notes will be available; if kids show completed notes to folks at the Welcome Center, they get a treat!)

Love & Logic—The Well
Join us Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm through October 25 for a 5-week course, Parenting with Love and Logic© (facilitator, Gary Court). Would you like to feel more confident as a parent? Parenting with Love and Logic© is a proven program that offers techniques that can be used by parents of children of all ages. Sign up with Bianca@huronhills.org (include ages of your kids for planning purposes).

HHYouth News

Cider Mill Trip
We are off to the cider mill on Saturday, October 7! Come join us for cider, doughnuts, and a fun filled afternoon! We will meet at the Lodge at 3pm.

Fall Retreats
Our fall retreats are in just a couple weeks! Come join us for an awesome weekend filled with opportunities to build community, grow in your relationship with God, and to have a ton of fun! The cost is $100 for the first student from each family. $50 for each additional student/friend (including siblings that are attending different retreats). 

  • Ÿ  Middle School Retreat: October 13–15 at Michindoh!
  • Ÿ  High School Retreat: October 27–29 at Faholo!

High School Youth Group
Sundays from 6:30–8:30pm at the Lodge.

Middle School Youth Group
Wednesdays from 7–8:30pm at the Lodge.
We meet each week to hang out, build community, worship God, and study His Word together. We're going to start out the school year focusing on some assurances we have through Christ: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Answered Prayer, Assurance of Victory, Assurance of Forgiveness, and Assurance of Guidance. Come join us!

Gospel Project
Sundays at 9:30am. Students will study God’s word and will learn to apply his word to their lives.

High School Small Groups

  • ŸGuys Tuesday Night Small Group: Tuesdays, 7pm
    Dave Raymond's house, 2765 Nixon Rd
    Let's hang out, study the Bible, and push each other to bigger and better things! For details or questions, please contact Dave at 734-657-1611.
  • ŸGirls Thursday Night Small Group: Thursdays, time TBD
    Emma Rae & Elise's house, 6601 Cherry Hill Rd
    Enjoy time together in fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. Please contact Emma Rae at 734-545-2691 with any questions.

Fall Calendar

  • Ÿ  October 7—Cider Mill
  • Ÿ  October 13–15—Middle School Fall Retreat
  • Ÿ  October 27–29—High School Fall Retreat
  • Ÿ  November 18–Nerf Gun Night
  • Ÿ  December 16–All Youth Christmas Party

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! 

HH College and Young Adult Fall Retreat Rescheduled!
he fall retreat has been rescheduled. It is now November 10–12, 2017. Come join us in Muskegon for a weekend on beautiful Lake Michigan. Email Rachel at lunningr@gmail.com for more details.

 

Weekly Update Sept 22, 2017

All Ages Free Tailgate Party (September 23, Lot Opens 1pm, Game 4pm)
It's a laid back Tailgate Party for all ages! Michigan vs. Purdue! Invite your friends to come to the HH parking lot, bring a grill and/or picnic foods, some lawn chairs and let's have a great time together! There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, face-painting, bouncies, and sidewalk chalk for the kids. We'll watch the game on a 9x12 screen! A free drawing for prizes will roll out at half-time. You don't have to be a football fan! This is an awesome way for us to continue to grow in love and outreach together! 

9:30am Adult Spiritual Formation Classes
Don't miss our four great 9:30am Sunday Adult Spiritual Formation classes this Fall at Huron Hills. You can *still join at any time!* See the card on your seat for details. Contact kurt@huronhills.org with any questions.

The Well Kicks Off Wednesday, September 27
Sept. 27, 6:30–8pm (9/27–10/25, Join us any time)
Do you want to go deeper in your walk with Christ and in your relationships with others at Huron Hills Church? This is a fantastic opportunity…Join us as The Well kicks off this week.
 

6pm Optional Brown Bag Dinner in Room 216B
Bring your dinner and connect with others.
 

6:30–8pm Multiple options for all ages
Adult Options

  • Hands-On Church (Fellowship Hall)  
    Ages 4–104, inc. High School and College. Interactive, intergenerational learning, play, and worship for all ages! (Parents can attend with kids, or attend a different class while kids attend Hands-On Church.)
  • Parenting with Love and Logic ©, with Facilitator Gary Court (Welcome Lounge, 216A)
    Would you like to feel more confident as a parent? Parenting with Love and Logic © is a proven program that offers techniques that can be used by parents of children of all ages.
  • Faith & Science, Facilitator Roseanne Sension (Room 216B)
    Join the conversation as we interweave the things we learn about God through science, and the things that we learn about God in His Word.
  • Awake to the Spirit, Facilitator Nathan Clair (Room 217)
    Discover the Spirit-filled life at home, work, and play.

Kids & Youth Options

  • Pre-School Ministry, Ages 0–3 (Lower Level)
  • Age 4–5th grade (Fellowship Hall): Hands-On Church (See description above)
  • Middle School (The Lodge)
  • High School: Join or help with Hands-On Church in the Fellowship Hall or any adult class (See above). 

Help Welcome New Attenders to the HHC Family with Hospitality!
Would you like to help extend the 'welcome mat' to new attenders at Huron Hills Church? Do you enjoy hosting people for meals at your home? If you are an HHC member/regular attender who would like to be on an e-mail list/rotation that could allow you to connect occasionally with a new attender to invite to your home for a meal, we'd love to hear from you. E-mail Community Life Director Kurt Heinold at kurt@huronhills.org.  

Adopt-a-Student
An amazing way to serve and build valuable relationships with our college and graduate students is through our Adopt-a-Student program! Volunteer to make your home a home-away-from-home for a college student in our Huron Hills Church community. 

Some ways you could serve: Provide a home-cooked meal once every week, every two weeks, or every month. Take them out for coffee and conversation. Volunteer your laundry room. Get lunch together after church on Sundays. 

If any of the above suggestions sound like something you could do for one of our college or grad students (or a group of them!) we would love to have you a part of Adopt-a-Student.

For more information, or to join in the fun and service, please contact Nate Veldhoff (natev@huronhills.org).

Want to Get Involved with Worship Arts?
If you sing, play an instrument, or work with tech, and are passionate about creating a space of worshipful encounter with God, we'd love to meet you! A great way to make that happen would be to join us at our next team rehearsal night on Monday, September 25 at 7pm in the church sanctuary. Our rehearsal nights are a time for everyone involved (or looking to get involved) with the Worship Team to gather, hang out, and play through a bunch of tunes together. We'd love to see you there! Questions or looking for more info? Contact Betsy King (betsy@huronhills.org) or Nate Veldhoff (natev@huronhills.org).

HHKids Volunteer Needs:
Check-In Host 11:00, Second Sunday of the month—a great way to meet and welcome families, and pivotal to our ministry!
2's/3's Teacher 9:30 or 11:00 bi-weekly— All material and supplies prepped for you with our great new curriculum!
K/1st Assistant 9:30 bi-weekly— Come play and assist with our awesome K/1st kiddos! 
Large Group Teacher— 9:30 Engaging person who loves kids and could teach bible story/lead from our curriculum for kids K–5th grade in Large Group. 1x/mo. Bianca@huronhills.org

Reaching Out to Homeless Families
Four times a year HHC serves as host congregation at Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) at Alpha House. The mission of IHN is to provide food, shelter and comprehensive services in a caring atmosphere of dignity and safety for the homeless families of Washtenaw County. You can extend the love of Christ by volunteering to provide supplies, prepare and serve meals, participate in the children’s activity time or stay overnight. Our next host week is September 25–29. Sign up in the foyer or contact Margaret Gaugler at mjgaugler@gmail.com.

Women’s Bible Study
Thursday morning Women’s Bible study has begun! Join us at 10am in Room 217 for in-depth Bible study and prayer! We are studying Principles for Spiritual Warfare in the Following God format. It shines light on the prevailing worldview of cosmic humanism and all its dangers while examining what Scripture says about Satan and how we are to respond. For any questions, please contact Dena Cooperwasser at denacooperwasser@gmail.com.

HHMoms

HHMoms is an intergenerational group of moms looking for depth of relationship with each other and Christ! We meet Friday mornings Huron Hills from 9:30–11:15am in Room 216B. We spend time drinking coffee, eating delicious treats, delving deep into the Word together, and developing intentional friendships. Free childcare is provided, all ages and stages of moms are welcome to join! Please sign up at huronhills.org or on the sign up sheets at the welcome area. If you have any questions, please contact Steph Ebright at sebright2772@gmail.com and/or join our Facebook group, HHMoms.

Divorce Recovery Workshop
This fall will mark the 33rd year that Divorce Recovery Workshop has been offered here at Huron Hills, and over the years hundreds of lives have been touched through this wonderful ministry. The workshop will meet on Thursday nights through November 9, 7–9:30pm. Once again our presenter will be Eddie Dunn, who speaks with warmth and compassion, encouraging the participants to grow and experience healing in many areas of their lives. The presentations are from a Christian perspective, and are based on sound psychological principles dealing with grief/loss, recovery, and the process of healing. Please consider whether you or someone you know might be helped by this life-changing workshop. Contact Marilyn Johnston at msjston@aol.com, or call the church at (734) 769-6299 if you have questions or would like to pre-register. The registration fee is $40. Scholarships available.

HHKids News

New HHKids Sunday Format

  • 9:30–10:30 Spiritual Formation:
    PreK and Elementary—Gospel Project
    (Grow alongside your kids in the same scriptures each week by joining The Word spiritual formation class as they do The Gospel Project for adults)
  • 10:30—ALL Elementary get picked up–Community time in Fellowship Hall. PreK may remain downstairs for the morning.
  • 11–12:15—Worship Service–PreK same as 9:30.
    All elementary kids start in service; check in at HHkids station by sanctuary, if needed.
  • K–3rd dismissed with HHKids leaders to Large Group in Media Room for teaching, worship, and activities.
  • 4th/5th graders remain in service at 11:00 (*new sermon notes will be available; if kids show completed notes to folks at the Welcome Center, they get a treat!)

Love & Logic—The Well
Join us Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm beginning September 27 for a 5-week course, Parenting with Love and Logic© (facilitator, Gary Court). Would you like to feel more confident as a parent? Parenting with Love and Logic© is a proven program that offers techniques that can be used by parents of children of all ages. Sign up with Bianca@huronhills.org (include ages of your kids for planning purposes).

HHYouth News

 Fall Calendar

  • Ÿ  September 23—Annual Tailgate @ HHC
  • Ÿ  October 7—Cider Mill
  • Ÿ  October 13–15—Middle School Fall Retreat
  • Ÿ  October 27–29—High School Fall Retreat
  • Ÿ  November 18–Nerf Gun Night
  • Ÿ  December 16–All Youth Christmas Party

Fall Program Information

  • Ÿ  High School Youth Group: Sundays from 6:30–8:30pm at the Lodge.
  • Ÿ  Middle School Youth Group: Wednesdays from 7–8:30pm at the Lodge.

Gospel Project
Open to middle and high school students. Sunday mornings at 9:30am. Students will study God’s word and will learn to apply his word to their lives.

High School Small Groups

  • Guys Tuesday Night Small Group: Tuesdays, 7pm
    Dave Raymond's house, 2765 Nixon Rd
    Let's hang out, study the Bible, and push each other to bigger and better things! For details or questions, please contact Dave at 734-657-1611.
  • Girls Thursday Night Small Group: Thursdays, time TBD
    Emma Rae & Elise's house, 6601 Cherry Hill Rd
    Enjoy time together in fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. Please contact Emma Rae at 734-545-2691 with any questions.

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! 

HH College and Young Adult Fall Retreat Rescheduled!
The fall retreat has been rescheduled. It is now November 10–12, 2017. Come join us in Muskegon for a weekend on beautiful Lake Michigan. Email Rachel at lunningr@gmail.com for more details.

 

Weekly Update Sept 15, 2017

9:30am Adult Spiritual Formation Classes
Don't miss our four great 9:30am Sunday Adult Spiritual Formation classes this Fall at Huron Hills. You can *still join at any time!* See the card on your seat for details. Contact kurt@huronhills.org with any questions.

All Ages Free Tailgate Party (September 23, Lot Opens 1pm, Game 4pm)
It's a laid back Tailgate Party for all ages! Michigan vs. Purdue! Invite your friends to come to the HH parking lot, bring a grill and/or picnic foods, some lawn chairs and let's have a great time together! There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, face-painting, bouncies, and sidewalk chalk for the kids. We'll watch the game on a 9x12 screen! A free drawing for prizes will roll out at half-time. You don't have to be a football fan! This is an awesome way for us to continue to grow in love and outreach together! 

Help Welcome New Attenders to the HHC Family with Hospitality!
Would you like to help extend the 'welcome mat' to new attenders at Huron Hills Church? Do you enjoy hosting people for meals at your home? If you are an HHC member/regular attender who would like to be on an e-mail list/rotation that could allow you to connect occasionally with a new attender to invite to your home for a meal, we'd love to hear from you. E-mail Community Life Director Kurt Heinold at kurt@huronhills.org.  

Community Life Director
Our new Community Life Director, Kurt Heinold, is excited to meet with you, get to know you, and hear any ideas you have for community life and connections at Huron Hills. He would love to hear from you and set up a get-together at kurt@huronhills.org

Adopt-a-Student
An amazing way to serve and build valuable relationships with our college and graduate students is through our Adopt-a-Student program! Volunteer to make your home a home-away-from-home for a college student in our Huron Hills Church community. 

Some ways you could serve: Provide a home-cooked meal once every week, every two weeks, or every month. Take them out for coffee and conversation. Volunteer your laundry room. Get lunch together after church on Sundays. 

If any of the above suggestions sound like something you could do for one of our college or grad students (or a group of them!) we would love to have you a part of Adopt-a-Student.

For more information, or to join in the fun and service, please contact Nate Veldhoff (natev@huronhills.org).

Want to Get Involved with Worship Arts?
If you sing, play an instrument, or work with tech, and are passionate about creating a space of worshipful encounter with God, we'd love to meet you! A great way to make that happen would be to join us at our next team rehearsal night on Monday, September 25 at 7pm in the church sanctuary. Our rehearsal nights are a time for everyone involved (or looking to get involved) with the Worship Team to gather, hang out, and play through a bunch of tunes together. We'd love to see you there! Questions or looking for more info? Contact Betsy King (betsy@huronhills.org) or Nate Veldhoff (natev@huronhills.org).

HHKids Volunteer Needs:

  • Check-In Host 11:00, Second Sunday of the month—a great way to meet and welcome families, and pivotal to our ministry!
  • 2's/3's Teacher 9:30 or 11:00 bi-weekly— All material and supplies prepped for you with our great new curriculum!
  • K/1st Assistant 9:30 bi-weekly— Come play and assist with our awesome K/1st kiddos! 
  • Large Group Teacher— 9:30 Engaging person who loves kids and could soundly teach bible story/lead from our curriculum for kids K–5th grade in Large Group. 1–2/mo. (Bianca@huronhills.org)

Reaching Out to Homeless Families
Four times a year HHC serves as host congregation at Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) at Alpha House. The mission of IHN is to provide food, shelter and comprehensive services in a caring atmosphere of dignity and safety for the homeless families of Washtenaw County. You can extend the love of Christ by volunteering to provide supplies, prepare and serve meals, participate in the children’s activity time or stay overnight. Our next host week is September 25–29. Sign up in the foyer or contact Margaret Gaugler at mjgaugler@gmail.com.

Women’s Bible Study
Thursday morning Women’s Bible study has begun! Join us at 10am in Room 217 for in-depth Bible study and prayer! We are studying Principles for Spiritual Warfare in the Following God format. It shines light on the prevailing worldview of cosmic humanism and all its dangers while examining what Scripture says about Satan and how we are to respond. For any questions, please contact Dena Cooperwasser at denacooperwasser@gmail.com.

HHMoms

HHMoms is an intergenerational group of moms looking for depth of relationship with each other and Christ! We meet Friday mornings Huron Hills from 9:30–11:15am in Room 216B. We spend time drinking coffee, eating delicious treats, delving deep into the Word together, and developing intentional friendships. Free childcare is provided, all ages and stages of moms are welcome to join! Please sign up at huronhills.org or on the sign up sheets at the welcome area. If you have any questions, please contact Steph Ebright at sebright2772@gmail.com and/or join our Facebook group, HHMoms.

Divorce Recovery Workshop
This fall will mark the 33rd year that Divorce Recovery Workshop has been offered here at Huron Hills, and over the years hundreds of lives have been touched through this wonderful ministry. The workshop will meet on Thursday nights September 21–November 9, 7–9:30pm. Once again our presenter will be Eddie Dunn, who speaks with warmth and compassion, encouraging the participants to grow and experience healing in many areas of their lives. The presentations are from a Christian perspective, and are based on sound psychological principles dealing with grief/loss, recovery, and the process of healing. Please consider whether you or someone you know might be helped by this life-changing workshop. Contact Marilyn Johnston at msjston@aol.com, or call the church at (734) 769-6299 if you have questions or would like to pre-register. The registration fee is $40. Scholarships available.

HHKids News

New HHKids Sunday Format
9:30–10:30 Spiritual Formation:
PreK and Elementary—Gospel Project
(Grow alongside your kids in the same scriptures each week by joining The Word spiritual formation class as they do The Gospel Project for adults)
10:30—ALL Elementary get picked up–Community time in Fellowship Hall. PreK may remain downstairs for the morning.
11–12:15—Worship Service–PreK same as 9:30.
All elementary kids start in service; check in at HHkids station by sanctuary, if needed.
K–3rd dismissed with HHKids leaders to Large Group in Media Room for teaching, worship, and activities.
4th/5th graders remain in service at 11:00 (*new sermon notes will be available; if kids show completed notes to folks at the Welcome Center, they get a treat!)

HHYouth News

Fall Calendar

  • Ÿ  September 23—Annual Tailgate @ HHC
  • Ÿ  October 7—Cider Mill
  • Ÿ  October 13–15—Middle School Fall Retreat
  • Ÿ  October 27–29—High School Fall Retreat
  • Ÿ  November 18–Nerf Gun Night
  • Ÿ  December 16–All Youth Christmas Party

Fall Program Information

  • Ÿ  High School Youth Group: Sundays from 6:30–8:30pm at the Lodge beginning September 17.
  • Ÿ  Middle School Youth Group: Wednesdays from 7–8:30pm at the Lodge.

Gospel Project
Open to middle and high school students. Sunday mornings at 9:30am.

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! 

HH College and Young Adult Fall Retreat Rescheduled!
The fall retreat has been rescheduled. It is now November 10–12, 2017. Come join us in Muskegon for a weekend on beautiful Lake Michigan. Email Rachel at lunningr@gmail.com for more details.

 

Weekly Update Sept 7, 2017

New Sunday Format Starting September 10!
9:30am BECOMING ONE: SPIRITUAL FORMATION FOR ALL AGES. 
Age 0–5th grade: The Gospel Project
HHYouth: The Gospel Project
9:30am Adult Spiritual Formation Classes
We have four adult spiritual formation classes that kick off today that you can still join at any time. See card on seats for details. Contact Kurt Heinold at kurt@huronhills.org for questions.
10:30am COFFEE AND... 
Food and fellowship! 
11–12:15pm  WORSHIP TOGETHER
Phase 2 for HH Kids: 
Nursery & PreK start downstairs
Grades K-3: Start in Sanctuary for worship, then dismissed to lower level. 

If You’re New, Come to ULunch THIS SUNDAY!
College students, young adults, and newcomers of ALL AGES! Join us Sunday, September 10 after worship for a free home cooked meal! Bring your friends to Fellowship Hall and learn more about how you can get connected to Huron Hills! We want to be a spiritual home for everyone!

Help Welcome New Attenders to the HHC Family with Hospitality!
Would you like to help extend the 'welcome mat' to new attenders at Huron Hills Church? Do you enjoy hosting people for meals at your home? If you are an HHC member/regular attender who would like to be on an e-mail list/rotation that could allow you to connect occasionally with a new attender to invite to your home for a meal, we'd love to hear from you. E-mail Community Life Director Kurt Heinold at kurt@huronhills.org.  

Community Life Director
Our new Community Life Director, Kurt Heinold, is excited to meet with you, get to know you, and hear any ideas you have for community life and connections at Huron Hills. He would love to hear from you and set up a get-together at kurt@huronhills.org

Reaching Out to Homeless Families
Four times a year HHC serves as host congregation at Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) at Alpha House. The mission of IHN is to provide food, shelter and comprehensive services in a caring atmosphere of dignity and safety for the homeless families of Washtenaw County. You can extend the love of Christ by volunteering to provide supplies, prepare and serve meals, participate in the children’s activity time or stay overnight. Our next host week is September 25–29. Sign up in the foyer or contact Margaret Gaugler at mjgaugler@gmail.com.

Women’s Bible Study
Thursday morning Women’s Bible study has begun! Join us at 10am in Room 217 for in-depth Bible study and prayer! We are studying Principles for Spiritual Warfare in the Following God format. It shines light on the prevailing worldview of cosmic humanism and all its dangers while examining what Scripture says about Satan and how we are to respond. For any questions, please contact Dena Cooperwasser at denacooperwasser@gmail.com.

HHMoms
HHMoms is an intergenerational group of moms looking for depth of relationship with each other and Christ! We’ll be kicking off our second year on Friday mornings here at Huron Hills, beginning September 8, from 9:30–11:15am in Room 216B. We spend time drinking coffee, eating delicious treats, delving deep into the Word together, and developing intentional friendships. Free childcare is provided, all ages and stages of moms are welcome to join! Please sign up at huronhills.org or on the sign up sheets at the welcome area. If you have any questions, please contact Steph Ebright at sebright2772@gmail.com and/or join our Facebook group, HHMoms.

Divorce Recovery Workshop
This fall will mark the 33rd year that Divorce Recovery Workshop has been offered here at Huron Hills, and over the years hundreds of lives have been touched through this wonderful ministry. The workshop will meet on Thursday nights September 21–November 9, 7–9:30pm. Once again our presenter will be Eddie Dunn, who speaks with warmth and compassion, encouraging the participants to grow and experience healing in many areas of their lives. The presentations are from a Christian perspective, and are based on sound psychological principles dealing with grief/loss, recovery, and the process of healing. Please consider whether you or someone you know might be helped by this life-changing workshop. Contact Marilyn Johnston at msjston@aol.com, or call the church at (734) 769-6299 if you have questions or would like to pre-register. The registration fee is $40. Scholarships available.

HHKids News

HHKids Back Downstairs!
This Sunday all HHKids and Youth will be back downstairs. The reno is not quite complete, but we are happy to open up the lower level again!

New HHKids Sunday Format
9:30–10:30 Spiritual Formation:
PreK and Elementary—Gospel Project
(Grow alongside your kids in the same scriptures each week by joining The Word spiritual formation class as they do The Gospel Project for adults)
10:30—ALL Elementary get picked up–Community time in Fellowship Hall. PreK may remain downstairs for the morning.
11–12:15—Worship Service–PreK same as 9:30.
All elementary kids start in service; check in at HHkids station by sanctuary, if needed.
K–3rd dismissed with HHKids leaders to Large Group in Media Room for teaching, worship, and activities.
4th/5th graders remain in service at 11:00 (*new sermon notes will be available; if kids show completed notes to folks at the Welcome Center, they get a treat!)

HHYouth News

Fall Kick Off THIS SUNDAY!

Come join us for our Fall Kick Off this Sunday, September 10 from 4–7pm! We will be grilling out, and there will be an inflatable obstacle course, a moon bounce, super smash brothers, dodge ball, basketball, volleyball, cotton candy, crafts, and more!! Everyone will have the chance to win awesome prizes! Top prize is an Xbox One or Wii U! Invite all of your friends! All middle and high school students are welcome!

Fall Calendar

Ÿ  September 10—Fall Kickoff from 4–7pm @ HHC
Ÿ  September 23—Annual Tailgate @ HHC
Ÿ  October 7—Cider Mill
Ÿ  October 13–15—Middle School Fall Retreat
Ÿ  October 27–29—High School Fall Retreat
Ÿ  November 18–Nerf Gun Night
Ÿ  December 16–All Youth Christmas Party

Fall Program Information

Ÿ  High School Youth Group: Sundays from 6:30–8:30pm at the Lodge beginning September 17.
Ÿ  Middle School Youth Group: Wednesdays from 7–8:30pm at the Lodge beginning September 13.

Gospel Project

Open to middle and high school students. Sunday mornings at 9:30am.

HHCollege News

College Ministry Update
With the new school year, we are seeking to deepen connections between college and graduate school students at Huron Hills and our larger church family. Please consider helping us out with two exciting initiatives we are launching this fall:

  • Adopt-a-Student: Volunteer to make your home a home-away-from-home for a college student (or group of students). Meals, laundry, coffee, conversation: your can give our college students and graduate students a chance to see what life can look like after school, and understand better how to maintain a strong connection with God and His people.
  • ULunch Service: We will be hosting one extra lunch in the first month of school, and we are asking for small groups to volunteer their service in preparing and serving food on September 24 and October 8.

For more information, or to join in in the fun and service, please contact: Nate Veldhoff (natev@huronhills.org)

Welcome College Students
LIKE our Facebook page HHCollege to keep up with all that's happening with the college ministry at Huron Hills! 

HH College and Young Adult Fall Retreat
Join us for our annual fall retreat in Muskegon, September 15–17. More information to come soon. Contact Rachel at lunningr@gmail.com.

Weekly Update Aug 8, 2017

Prayer Focus and Prayer Event August 30
Let’s gather as one and pray for our fall kick off! As the ministry season launches we need to ask for the guidance and power of the Spirit! We will meet on Wednesday, August 30 at the Lodge from 7–8pm. Please direct questions to Myra Court (courtmyra@comcast.net) or Katie Glupker (kglupker@gmail.com).

Worship, Learn, Connect Together in August!
The Church is the unique creation of the Holy Spirit! 
We have a deep sense that creating intentional spaces for all us to be together and to cultivate genuine openness to the Spirit is critical for the vision and mission of Huron Hills Church. It’s a basic feature of what church life ought to be--a community that is unified, open, responsive, and longing for the presence of The Spirit who is God. 

We have to move beyond good intentions and do the work of gathering together and seeking God together. So here are three ways in August we can do that together and get ready for this next season of ministry together. 

1. Worshipping As One (Gathering)
Make our 11am worship time a priority. Let’s gather in one place with a renewed sense of openness and attentiveness to the Spirit. With a readiness to engage, to sing, to pray, to listen well, to lead each other in worship, to bless God’s heart.

2. Learning as One (Listening)
We will start a 3 week series on the Holy Spirit starting August 13.

We'll explore 3 questions: 
Who is the Holy Spirit? 
What does the Holy Spirit do? 
How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit? 

This will set the stage for our fall series on Neighbors and how to live our mission out where we live and work by the power of that Spirit.

3. Becoming as One (Connecting)
9:30AM: August 13, 20, 27 we will create a space for all ages fellowship, learning, and simple prayer to cultivate deeper connections with each other, and to build new relationships. Instead of 2 identical worship services in August, we’ll be creating a fun, interactive all ages space for people to gather as one and seek the Spirit at 9:30am. PreK and Nursery program will still be offered at 9:30am. 

From the Board Chair
The church has been engaged in seeking two staff members for HHC. As announced, the Church Board is pleased to welcome Kurt Heinold as the full time Community Life Director at HHC (initially posted as an associate pastor position). Throughout the month of July, Kurt will be in the Welcome Center after each service so you can meet and talk with him. In addition, Advisory Search Team members (David Baldrige, Gary Court, Julie Esch, Melodie Marske, Eric Svaan,) and Board members will be available in the Welcome Center and lobby for discussion.

Please continue to pray for our open Youth Pastor position. We initially thought that the Youth Pastor opening would be much quicker to fill. Unfortunately, it is taking much longer than anticipated. We share the sense of urgency that the volunteer youth leadership team, parents and youth have expressed about filling this important vacancy. The members of the Youth Pastor Advisory Search Team are: Chris Cristian, Cathy Galura, Marcy Hires, Michael Hoffman, and Kurtis Rosen. If you have suggestions for possible candidates, please contact any of the team members or Nathan. 

 New ministry opportunity!
You are invited to a Prayer and Planning meeting for all who want to help international students and scholars at Huron Hills draw closer to God. Come to room 216A on Tuesday night, August 22 at 7:30pm. We will pray and brainstorm new ways Huron Hills can assist internationals in knowing Christ and making Him known. Contact Yuanyuan with questions (yuanyuan@hotmail.com or (734) 678-4821).

Divorce Recovery Workshop
This fall will mark the 33rd year that Divorce Recovery Workshop has been offered here at Huron Hills, and over the years hundreds of lives have been touched through this wonderful ministry. The workshop will meet on Thursday nights September 21–November 9, 7–9:30pm. Once again our presenter will be Eddie Dunn, who speaks with warmth and compassion, encouraging the participants to grow and experience healing in many areas of their lives. The presentations are from a Christian perspective, and are based on sound psychological principles dealing with grief/loss, recovery, and the process of healing. Please consider whether you or someone you know might be helped by this life-changing workshop. Contact Marilyn Johnston at msjston@aol.com, or call the church at (734) 769-6299 if you have questions or would like to pre-register. The registration fee is $40. Scholarships available.

HHMoms
HHMoms is an intergenerational group of moms looking for depth of relationship with each other and Christ! We’ll be kicking off our second year on Friday mornings here at Huron Hills, beginning September 8, from 9:30–11:15am in Room 216B. We spend time drinking coffee, eating delicious treats, delving deep into the Word together, and developing intentional friendships. Free childcare is provided, all ages and stages of moms are welcome to join! Please sign up at huronhills.org or on the sign up sheets at the welcome area. If you have any questions, please contact Steph Ebright at sebright2772@gmail.com and/or join our Facebook group, HHMoms.

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.

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 Job.

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.

HHKids News

A Big Thank You and Welcome!
HHKids has been so blessed by Steph Ebright, once again, stepping in as interim Coordinator overseeing nursery and preschool this summer. Her energy, dedication and know-how have been invaluable. Please be sure to say thank you when you see her (and keep a look out for a meal train when that baby girl arrives!). And we joyfully welcome Kristen Hamilton to our staff. Kristen comes with a background in children's literature and drama. She also is a paraprofessional at Ypsilanti District Library overseeing story times and events for youth. We are so excited to have her join our team (her husband Matt is our HHKids Worship Coordinator).

HHKids Volunteer Needs
Now that we will have two offerings in August, we are in need of helpers for both services in preschool/nursery, and primarily at the 11:00 for elementary. Take that step and reach out to Bianca@huronhills.org right now! You'll be blessed as a result!

HHKids Summer
The theme for the summer is Gadgets and Gizmos- we are uniquely wired and wonderfully made. This month, we take a closer look at the idea of uniqueness—discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference. Our Memory Verse for July is Ephesians 2:10: We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do. (NIrV)

Preschool Summer
The theme for June and July is "Kids Rock" and the children will be hearing stories of kids in the bible (Jesus at the temple, Samuel, and David). The bottom line is "I can do what God wants me to do", and the verse is “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10, NCV. 

HHKids Renovation
Be sure to check out our renovation plans in the lobby and lower level. Thanks for your flexibility this summer as we begin renewing the space for our families!

 HHYouth News

Summer Schedule
We hope to see you this summer at our summer events! We will have youth group at the lodge on Sundays from 6:30­­–8:30pm through August 27. Below is our summer schedule:

  • Cedar Point Trip: Friday, August 18
  • Last Summer Youth Group: Sunday, August 27
  • Fall Kickoff: Sunday, September 10

Cedar Point
Our cedar point trip is coming up next month! Here is all of the information:
Date: Friday, August 18th
Cost: $50*** 
Departure Time: 7:30am from the church
Return Time: 10:00pm
Please let Kurtis know if you would like to attend by Sunday, August 13th.
***If the cost is stopping you from attending, please let us know. We want to make sure that everyone is able to attend.***

Youth Group
We have youth group for all middle school and high school students every Sunday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm this summer. This summer we are going through the discipleship book Disciples Path: The Journey. We hope to see you all there! 

HHCollege News

College Ministry Update
With the new school year, we are seeking to deepen connections between college and graduate school students at Huron Hills and our larger church family. Please consider helping us out with two exciting initiatives we are launching this fall:

  1. Adopt-a-Student: Volunteer to make your home a home-away-from-home for a college student (or group of students). Meals, laundry, coffee, conversation: your can give our college students and graduate students a chance to see what life can look like after school, and understand better how to maintain a strong connection with God and His people.
  2. ULunch Service: We will be hosting one extra lunch in the first month of school, and we are asking for small groups to volunteer their service in preparing and serving food on September 24 and October 8.

For more information, or to join in in the fun and service, please contact: Nate Veldhoff (natev@huronhills.org)

Welcome College Students
LIKE our Facebook page HHCollege to keep up with all that's happening with the college ministry at Huron Hills! 

HH College and Young Adult Fall Retreat
Join us for our annual fall retreat in Muskegon, September 15–17. More information to come soon. Contact Rachel at lunningr@gmail.com.

Weekly Update Jul 27, 2017

Prayer Focus
Please pray for those among us who are brokenhearted, suffering loss, lonely, anxious, frightened, lost. Ask for them to know the presence of Christ and feel safe in His arms.

  • ŸPsalm 34:18—The Lord is close to thebrokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
  • Ÿ2 Corinthians 1:3, 4—Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
  • Revelation 21:4—He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Amen.


Worship, Learn, Connect Together in August!
The Church is the unique creation of the Holy Spirit! 

We have a deep sense that creating intentional spaces for all us to be together and to cultivate genuine openness to the Spirit is critical for the vision and mission of Huron Hills Church. It’s a basic feature of what church life ought to be--a community that is unified, open, responsive, and longing for the presence of The Spirit who is God. 

We have to move beyond good intentions and do the work of gathering together and seeking God together. So here are three ways in August we can do that together and get ready for this next season of ministry together. 

1. Worshipping As One (Gathering)
Make our 11am worship time a priority. Let’s gather in one place with a renewed sense of openness and attentiveness to the Spirit. With a readiness to engage, to sing, to pray, to listen well, to lead each other in worship, to bless God’s heart.

2. Learning as One (Listening)
We will start a 3 week series on the Holy Spirit starting August 13.
We'll explore 3 questions: 

  • Who is the Holy Spirit? 
  • What does the Holy Spirit do? 
  • How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit? 

This will set the stage for our fall series on Neighbors and how to live our mission out where we live and work by the power of that Spirit.

3. Becoming as One (Connecting)
9:30AM: August 13, 20, 27 we will create a space for all ages fellowship, learning, and simple prayer to cultivate deeper connections with each other, and to build new relationships. Instead of 2 identical worship services in August, we’ll be creating a fun, interactive all ages space for people to gather as one and seek the Spirit at 9:30am. PreK and Nursery program will still be offered at 9:30am. 

Board Connection
Come Meet the Board after each service in July. Board members will be in the lobby each Sunday after the service to hear your comments and answer your questions. If you can't join us in person, send us an email at churchboard@huronhills.org.

Also, please be praying for the Board this week as we go on retreat August 4-5. We'll be spending time praying for our church and discerning what God has in store for us this coming year. Thank you for your prayers!

From the Board Chair
The church has been engaged in seeking two staff members for HHC. As announced, the Church Board is pleased to welcome Kurt Heinold as the full time Community Life Director at HHC (initially posted as an associate pastor position). Throughout the month of July, Kurt will be in the Welcome Center after each service so you can meet and talk with him. In addition, Advisory Search Team members (David Baldrige, Gary Court, Julie Esch, Melodie Marske, Eric Svaan,) and Board members will be available in the Welcome Center and lobby for discussion.

Please continue to pray for our open Youth Pastor position. We initially thought that the Youth Pastor opening would be much quicker to fill. Unfortunately, it is taking much longer than anticipated. We share the sense of urgency that the volunteer youth leadership team, parents and youth have expressed about filling this important vacancy. The members of the Youth Pastor Advisory Search Team are: Chris Cristian, Cathy Galura, Marcy Hires, Michael Hoffman, and Kurtis Rosen. If you have suggestions for possible candidates, please contact any of the team members or Nathan. 

New ministry opportunity!
We are collecting furniture items for new international students. Your unwanted sofa, bed, chair, table, lamp is wanted! Many international students at the U of M move into empty apartments. Contact Larry if you have an item or can help transport furniture items. (Larryisi@gmail.com or 734-474-2320).

Divorce Recovery Workshop
This fall will mark the 33rd year that Divorce Recovery Workshop has been offered here at Huron Hills, and over the years hundreds of lives have been touched through this wonderful ministry. The workshop will meet on Thursday nights September 21–November 9, 7–9:30pm. Once again our presenter will be Eddie Dunn, who speaks with warmth and compassion, encouraging the participants to grow and experience healing in many areas of their lives. The presentations are from a Christian perspective, and are based on sound psychological principles dealing with grief/loss, recovery, and the process of healing. Please consider whether you or someone you know might be helped by this life-changing workshop. Contact Marilyn Johnston at msjston@aol.com, or call the church at (734) 769-6299 if you have questions or would like to pre-register. The registration fee is $40. Scholarships available.

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.

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 Job. *The Word will take the month of July off.
  • 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. *Bridges will take the month of July off.

HHKids News

Gym America!
Next week, August 6th, we have Gym America coming with our own Kurtis Rosen. It's a great week to bring friends! At 9:30 will be a special preschool offering with Fellowship Hall set up for that age group. At 11:00 will be a special offering for elementary students in Fellowship Hall with the gym set up in more challenging configurations. (During the 11:00 service Preschool will have regular programming, and they can come play again at 12:00.) At 9:30, elementary will be a part of the all-ages gathering with their families.

HHKids Volunteer Needs
Now that we will have two offerings in August, we are in need of helpers for both services in preschool/nursery, and primarily at the 11:00 for elementary. Take that step and reach out to Bianca@huronhills.org right now! You'll be blessed as a result!
August 6, 9:30: 6 Nursery/PreK
August 13, 9:30: 6 Nursery/PreK 
August 13, 11:00: 4 Nursery/PreK, 6 Elementary

HHKids Summer
The theme for the summer is Gadgets and Gizmos- we are uniquely wired and wonderfully made. This month, we take a closer look at the idea of uniqueness—discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference. Our Memory Verse for July is Ephesians 2:10: We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do. (NIrV)

Preschool Summer
The theme for June and July is "Kids Rock" and the children will be hearing stories of kids in the bible (Jesus at the temple, Samuel, and David). The bottom line is "I can do what God wants me to do", and the verse is “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10, NCV. 

HHKids Renovation
Be sure to check out our renovation plans in the lobby and lower level. Thanks for your flexibility this summer as we begin renewing the space for our families!

HHYouth News

Summer Schedule
We hope to see you this summer at our summer events! We will have youth group at the lodge on Sundays from 6:30­­–8:30pm through August 27. Below is our summer schedule:

  • Cedar Point Trip: Friday, August 18
  • Last Summer Youth Group: Sunday, August 27
  • Fall Kickoff: Sunday, September 10

Cedar Point
Our cedar point trip is coming up next month! Here is all of the information:

  • Date: Friday, August 18th
  • Cost: $50*** 
  • Departure Time: 7:30am from the church
  • Return Time: 10:00pm
  • Please let Kurtis Rosen know if you would like to attend by Sunday, August 13th.
  • ***If the cost is stopping you from attending, please let us know. We want to make sure that everyone is able to attend.***

Youth Group
We have youth group for all middle school and high school students every Sunday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm this summer. In small groups at youth group, we are starting to go through a discipleship book called, Disciples Path: The Journey

Mexico Team
Our Mexico team is now serving in Tijuana. Please pray for this to be a time of growth for all of these students! Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HHYouth1/ to hear from them while they are in Mexico.

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! 

 

Weekly Update Jul 13, 2017

Prayer Focus
Please pray for those among us who are brokenhearted, suffering loss, lonely, anxious, frightened, lost. Ask for them to know the presence of Christ and feel safe in His arms.

  • ŸPsalm 34:18—The Lord is close to thebrokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
  • Ÿ2 Corinthians 1:3, 4—Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
  • Revelation 21:4—He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Amen.

Board Connection
Come Meet the Board after each service in July. Board members will be in the lobby each Sunday after the service to hear your comments and answer your questions. If you can't join us in person, send us an email at churchboard@huronhills.org.

Reaching Out to Homeless Families
Four times a year HHC serves as the host congregation at Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) at Alpha House. The mission of IHN is to provide food, shelter and comprehensive services in a caring atmosphere of dignity and safety for the homeless families of Washtenaw County. The goal is to support the families in securing and maintaining their own home.

You can extend the love of Christ to these families by volunteering to provide supplies, prepare and serve meals, participate in the children’s activity time or stay overnight. Our next host week is Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21. Join hands with others at HHC to serve those in need. Look for the sign up board in the foyer of HHC or contact Margaret Gaugler for more information at mjgaugler@gmail.com. Additional information about IHN can be found on their web site at www.alphahouse-ihn.org.

Summer iZosh Micro Event
Wednesday, July 19 from 7–8pm at the Huron Hills Lodge. Please join us at an informal gathering focused on funding micro-loans for women in extreme poverty! There won't be a speaker or book discussion; this "micro" Event is all about funding loans in real time. Bring a laptop or tablet to fund loans alongside other iZōsh members. Or just bring yourself: if you can't contribute, you can still participate by spending iZōsh money—we have more than $1,300 in Kiva credit to spend!

We'll meet at the Lodge, just up the hill from Huron Hills Church. (It's close enough to park at Huron Hills and then walk.) And, true to iZōsh, there will be chocolate.

Bring a girlfriend (or three)! This is a great introduction to iZōsh for those women friends who never seem to be available on Friday nights.

Women can get more info and RSVP to the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/835893656561083

Welcome Baby Iris!
Please join us in celebrating new HHKids staff members Matt and Kristen Hamilton's latest arrival, Iris Maria. Iris was born on May 27th. Consider blessing the family with a meal.  https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/3l6rv8 (or contact bianca@huronhills.org)

From the Board Chair
The church has been engaged in seeking two staff members for HHC. As announced, the Church Board is pleased to welcome Kurt Heinold as the full time Community Life Director at HHC (initially posted as an associate pastor position). Throughout the month of July, Kurt will be in the Welcome Center after each service so you can meet and talk with him. In addition, Advisory Search Team members (David Baldrige, Gary Court, Julie Esch, Melodie Marske, Eric Svaan,) and Board members will be available in the Welcome Center and lobby for discussion.

Please continue to pray for our open Youth Pastor position. We initially thought that the Youth Pastor opening would be much quicker to fill. Unfortunately, it is taking much longer than anticipated. We share the sense of urgency that the volunteer youth leadership team, parents and youth have expressed about filling this important vacancy. The members of the Youth Pastor Advisory Search Team are: Chris Christian, Cathy Galura, Marcy Hires, Michael Hoffman, and Kurtis Rosen. If you have suggestions for possible candidates, please contact any of the team members or Nathan. 

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.

Shiloh (new day and time!)
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 last Wednesday of each month at 7pm 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

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 Job. *The Word will take the month of July off.

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. *Bridges will take the month of July off.

HHKids News

Hands On Museum July 23rd!
Join HHKids for a fun morning (11am–1pm) of experiment stations in Fellowship Hall. We need 6 volunteers per hour to make it happen! Sign up to serve our friends and neighbors: bianca@huronhills.org

HHKids July Volunteer Needs
We need you to serve our HHKids—volunteer this summer!

  • July 16 (Leslie Science Center coming), 11:00: 2 Elementary, 5 PreK/Nursery
  • July 23 (Hands On Museum 11–1pm): 5 Elementary, 4 PreK
  • July 30, 11:00: 6 Elementary, 4 PreK
  • Email bianca@huronhills.org or sign up at HHKids Check-In stations!

HHKids Summer
The theme for the summer is Gadgets and Gizmos- we are uniquely wired and wonderfully made. This month, we take a closer look at the idea of uniqueness—discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference. Our Memory Verse for July is Ephesians 2:10: We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do. (NIrV)

Preschool Summer
The theme for June and July is "Kids Rock" and the children will be hearing stories of kids in the bible (Jesus at the temple, Samuel, and David). The bottom line is "I can do what God wants me to do", and the verse is “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10, NCV. 

HHKids Renovation
Be sure to check out our renovation plans in the lobby and lower level. Thanks for your flexibility this summer as we begin renewing the space for our families!

HHYouth News

Summer Schedule
We hope to see you this summer at our summer events! We will have youth group at the lodge on Sundays from 6:30­­–8:30pm beginning July 16. Below is our summer schedule:

  • First Summer Youth Group: Sunday, July 16
  • Kayaking: Sunday, July 23, meet at the lodge at 12:15pm
  • Tijuana Mission Trip: Wednesday, July 26 to Wednesday, August 2
  • Cedar Point Trip: Friday, August 18
  • Last Summer Youth Group: Sunday, August 27
  • Fall Kickoff: Sunday, September 10

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! 

HH College Camping Trip
Join us for s'mores, outdoor adventures and a trip to an inflatable water park! July 28-30 at Bishop Lake Campground in Brighton State Recreation Area. Can't make the whole weekend? Feel free to join us for Saturday only! For more information or to reserve your spot email Rachel Lunning at lunningr@gmail.com.

Summertime
Have ideas for what you'd like to see in the college ministry this summer? How we can serve you and other students? How we can have a fun summer together? Let us know at lunningr@gmail.com