Weekly Update May 18, 2017

Prayer Focus
Pray that Huron Hills Church will grasp a deeper understanding of what devotion to Jesus looks like. Pray that we will put our faith into action. Pray that we will devote ourselves to God's Word, fellowship, and generosity. With gratitude, let's offer up to God hearts of thanksgiving and praise for what he has given us.
ŸEphesians 1: 17–21
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

Celebration Sunday! Volunteers & Bethania Kids! (May 21)
We are the Body of Christ! Together we are the ministers who serve God and join his mission! Let's celebrate the power of God working in us and through us! Our impact here and around the world couldn't happen without the faithful obedience and humble service of our volunteers! We'll honor their work, thank God for the gifts to Bethania Kids, and hear from David Granner, Co-founder of Bethania Kids! Ice cream treats for everyone after each gathering too!

Memorial Day Weekend Worship Schedule (May 27–28)
May 27, No Saturday Worship Gathering!
May 28, 11am WORSHIP ONLY! Infant Nursery Only! No HH Kids Program!

Board Connection
This Sunday (May 21) is a "Meet the Board" day! Come visit the small table in the lobby to ask questions or chat with a couple of Board members. The table will be staffed between services and after second service. If you can't stop by in person, we're always available via email at churchboard@huronhills.org.

Serve Our City—Thank You!
To the more than 120 folks who donned blue shirts and went out to the seven sites around Ann Arbor to Serve Our City—Thank you! Principals and staff at each site have been blown away by the hard work you did. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus. We love ministering with you. – Bianca

Welcome, Baby Dauw!
Please join in celebrating the birth of baby Isaac Dauw! You can help Colleen and Casey by providing a meal. Sign up at http://mealbaby.com/viewregistry/22918350.

From the Board Chair
Carole Metzger showed us a clip from an Egyptian newscast about how the Coptic Christians in Egypt were openly praying for and forgiving the terrorists who bombed their churches and killed 45 people at Easter time. The power of forgiveness completely overwhelmed the national broadcaster and he said that the Christians’ forgiveness was something that he could not do. He is correct.  We cannot forgive, but Christ in us can. The power of forgiveness transforms us and helps us understand the profound love the Lord has for each one of us.   Chris Tomlin’s song lyrics ring true:

I'm forgiven because you were forsaken
I'm accepted, you were condemned
I'm alive and well
Your spirit is within me
Because you died and rose again

Amazing love, how can it be?
That you, my king. would die for me
Amazing love, I know it's true
Its my joy to honor you
Amazing love how can it be?
That my king would die for me
Amazing love I know it's true
It’s my joy to honor you
In all I do
I honor you

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.

Bridges Sunday Class—11:00am, Room 217
We gear the class toward international students but anyone is welcome. We are studying The Gospel of Mark. Teachers are Ryan Nelson, Rich Steiner and Peter Talbot.

Echoes of the Old Testament in the New—11am, Room 216B
Taught by UofM Chemistry Professor, Roseanne Sension. 

Sunday Adult Bible Class
Loving your Muslim neighbor—9:30am.

 

Highly Caffeinated Church
We're a church that enjoys our coffee and tea! Our amazing Coffee Team can always use additional volunteers to help prepare coffee, which—let's face it—goes a long way towards getting people ready to worship in the morning! Contact Jane Talbot to get involved (jane.m.talbot@gmail.com).

We also use ceramic mugs for our beverages in an effort to reject the "single use" mentality that is doing harm to God's created world. We encourage you to bring your own favorite mug or tumbler when you come on Sundays. If you forget - no problem. Feel free to use one of our logo mugs and leave it here to be washed.

HHKids News

Volunteers Needed for HHKids
We need a host to check in families on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 9:30. You'll receive training. This is an important ministry to welcome new families and greet our regulars! This summer, especially with the renovation, we are in need of volunteers, as our regular teacher take a well deserved break. Please sign up in the lobbies or online: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4baba82faaf49-hhkids1

May in HHKids Elementary
This month we will explore determination—deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started. God sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to show faith and determination in the face of whatever might happen along the way. Our Memory Verse for May is Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up” (NIrV).

Date Night!
Parents: Mark your calendar for the next Date Night! Saturday June 24, 6–8pm. Our HHYouth Mexico team will host a fun outdoor games themed date night as a fundraiser for their July mission trip. Details to come!

Staff Changes in HHKids
We say goodbye to Joanne Beckwith, our HHKids Coordinator, who has done a wonderful job this year managing our preschool side on top of working toward her PhD in chemical engineering. We couldn't have done the year without her! Thank you, Joanne! Steph Ebright will once again step up for the summer as our interim coordinator—we're looking forward to a great summer in HHKids.

May in First Look
This month we invite all our preschoolers to "Come to the Castle" and hear stories from the King! We will be learning that God is always us and teaches us the way to go. The memory verse for the month is Deuteronomy 10:17 - “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” 

HHYouth News

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

Mid High

  • M68—Wednesdays, 7pm–8:30pm, The Lodge

We are starting a series where the leaders will be sharing testimonies. We are excited for these next couple months as we finish the school year strong! On May 31, we will be welcoming the incoming 6th graders.

  • XP3 Sunday School at 9:30am.

We are studying the book of Mark! We would love for the students to read through the passage beforehand to give them time to process and form questions.

  • No XP3 on Memorial Day weekend.
  • On June 11 we will be welcoming the incoming 6th graders!

High School

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

Mid High and High School
High School (plus current 8th graders!) Wilderness Trip
Saturday, June 17–Tuesday, June 20, Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (passports are NOT required). All current 8th grade students are invited to join the high schoolers for three days of camping, hiking, kayaking, swimming, eating s'mores, growing in community, and deepening relationships with God. Cost will be somewhere around $100, depending on whether we need to rent a van. If you haven't filled out a Huron Hills waiver form (also needed for retreats and other activities) you will need to do that, otherwise there is no additional paperwork needed. Email David at dhiskens@umich.edu with any questions. Please let David know by Sunday, June 4 if you are planning on attending, so that he can make sure there are enough cars, tents, and food for everyone.

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! 

HHCollege Summer Camping
Join us July 28–30 at Brighton State Recreation Area for two nights of camping, hiking, and s'mores! For more information or to reserve your spot email 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

Weekly Update May 12, 2017

Prayer Focus
Pray that Huron Hills Church will grasp a deeper understanding of what devotion to Jesus looks like. Pray that we will put our faith into action. Pray that we will devote ourselves to God's Word, fellowship, and generosity. With gratitude, let's offer up to God hearts of thanksgiving and praise for what he has given us.
ŸEphesians 1: 17–21
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

Celebration Sunday! Volunteers & Bethania Kids! (May 21)
We are the Body of Christ! Together we are the ministers who serve God and join his mission! Let's celebrate the power of God working in us and through us! Our impact here and around the world couldn't happen without the faithful obedience and humble service of our volunteers! We'll honor their work, thank God for the gifts to Bethania Kids, and hear from David Granner, Co-founder of Bethania Kids! Ice cream treats for everyone after each gathering too!

Memorial Day Weekend Worship Schedule (May 27–28)

  • May 27, No Saturday Worship Gathering!
  • May 28, 11am WORSHIP ONLY! Infant Nursery Only! No HH Kids Program!

Special Easter Offering (Ends 5.19)
Bethania Kids!
500 million kids live in India. Over 35 million are orphans. Begun in 1987, Bethania Kids seeks out children in need and serves them in orphan homes, day care centers, rehab centers for kids with physical and mental disabilities, and women's empowerment centers that give basic vocational training and support to families in need. Led by Indian believers, 1000 kids are reached with the love of Jesus. Be a part of our 6 week offering to launch this new partnership! You can also give online at huronhills.org.

Serve Our City—Thank You!
To the more than 120 folks who donned blue shirts and went out to the seven sites around Ann Arbor to Serve Our City—Thank you! Principals and staff at each site have been blown away by the hard work you did. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus. We love ministering with you. – Bianca

Volunteers Needed in HHKids
We have an urgent need for folks to hold babies, check families in, or be on our sub list—Can you help? We have a great time and our families and HHKids are awesome! (all volunteers background checked) Contact Bianca@huronhills.org.

Welcome, Baby Dauw!
Please join in celebrating the birth of baby Isaac Dauw! You can help Colleen and Casey by providing a meal. Sign up at http://mealbaby.com/viewregistry/22918350.

From the Board Chair

  • The following is an excerpt from an article from Tabletalk, a devotional magazine from the Ligonier Ministries. I wish I had read this 26 years ago!
    A Parent’s Delight—by Jason Helopoulos
    “The most necessary thing as a Christian parent is the Christian’s parent’s own life in Christ. That may seem simplistic, but it is fundamental. As Christian parents, our own lives need to be marked by godliness. Godliness manifests itself in various ways, but one of the chief ways is a love of God’s Word. It is the blessed child who is raised by parents who know and treasure Christ according to His Word. A godly mother or father steeped in God’s truth is an effective instrument in the hands of God. 

For starters, we can only share what we possess. Christian parents who know little of Christ will have little of Christ to share with their children. Christian parents who delight little in Christ will instill little delight in their children.  Christian parents who speak little of Christ will have children who speak little of Christ. Our children are sponges; their little souls are inclined to soak up what floods forth from our lives. As we delight in Christ’s Word and manifest that delight to our children, they take note.” 

  • Matthew 28:16–20—One post-resurrection account:
    Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshipped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”   

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.
  • Bridges Sunday Class—11:00am, Room 217
    We gear the class toward international students but anyone is welcome. We are studying The Gospel of Mark. Teachers are Ryan Nelson, Rich Steiner and Peter Talbot.
  • Echoes of the Old Testament in the New—11am, Room 216B
    Taught by UofM Chemistry Professor, Roseanne Sension. 
  • Sunday Adult Bible Class
    Loving your Muslim neighbor—9:30am.

Highly Caffeinated Church
We're a church that enjoys our coffee and tea! Our amazing Coffee Team can always use additional volunteers to help prepare coffee, which—let's face it—goes a long way towards getting people ready to worship in the morning! Contact Jane Talbot to get involved (jane.m.talbot@gmail.com).

We also use ceramic mugs for our beverages in an effort to reject the "single use" mentality that is doing harm to God's created world. We encourage you to bring your own favorite mug or tumbler when you come on Sundays. If you forget - no problem. Feel free to use one of our logo mugs and leave it here to be washed.

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

HKids News

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

May in HHKids Elementary
This month we will explore determination—deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started. God sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to show faith and determination in the face of whatever might happen along the way. Our Memory Verse for May is Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up” (NIrV).

Date Night!
Parents: Mark your calendar for the next Date Night! Saturday June 24, 6–8pm. Our HHYouth Mexico team will host a fun outdoor games themed date night as a fundraiser for their July mission trip. Details to come!

Staff Changes in HHKids
We say goodbye to Joanne Beckwith, our HHKids Coordinator, who has done a wonderful job this year managing our preschool side on top of working toward her PhD in chemical engineering. We couldn't have done the year without her! Thank you, Joanne! Steph Ebright will once again step up for the summer as our interim coordinator—we're looking forward to a great summer in HHKids.

May in First Look
This month we invite all our preschoolers to "Come to the Castle" and hear stories from the King! We will be learning that God is always us and teaches us the way to go. The memory verse for the month is Deuteronomy 10:17 - “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” 

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

Mid High
M68—Wednesdays, 7pm–8:30pm, The Lodge
XP3—Sundays, 9:30–10:30am, The Midhigh Room

We're going through the book of Mark in XP3

We're super excited to be studying about Jesus on Sunday mornings via the book of Mark. Come for an always-fun game, thoughtful Bible study, and the occasional snack.

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

Mid High and High School

High School (plus current 8th graders!) Wilderness Trip
Saturday, June 17–Tuesday, June 20, Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (passports are NOT required). All current 8th grade students are invited to join the high schoolers for three days of camping, hiking, kayaking, swimming, eating s'mores, growing in community, and deepening relationships with God. Cost will be somewhere around $100, depending on whether we need to rent a van. If you haven't filled out a Huron Hills waiver form (also needed for retreats and other activities) you will need to do that, otherwise there is no additional paperwork needed. Email David at dhiskens@umich.edu with any questions. Please let David know by Sunday, June 4 if you are planning on attending, so that he can make sure there are enough cars, tents, and food for everyone.

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 Summer Camping
Join us July 28–30 at Brighton State Recreation Area for two nights of camping, hiking, and s'mores! For more information or to reserve your spot email 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

Weekly Update May 5, 2017

Prayer Focus
Pray that Huron Hills Church will grasp a deeper understanding of what devotion to Jesus looks like. Pray that we will put our faith into action. Pray that we will devote ourselves to God's Word, fellowship, and generosity. With gratitude, let's offer up to God hearts of thanksgiving and praise for what he has given us.
ŸEphesians 1: 17–21
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

Serve Our City 2017 (May 6, Projects Start at 12:30pm. Celebration Cookout 5pm)
Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to connect with our mission? Let's bless our community! Join us as we do a ministry experiment at Huron Hills! This year we will suspend the Annual Garage Sale, and connect with our community in a different and powerful way. We're assembling teams of people from Huron Hills for a day of service projects at 4 different sites: Mitchell Elementary, C.A.N. Green-Baxter Court, Huron High School, and our own HH Kids entrance area. Clean up, beautification, prayer walks, collaboration and connection with Green-Baxter residents, and other improvements will communicate in practical ways a love for our city, people far from God, and help continue our practice of training in servant leadership our HH Youth Mexico Team! As the day ends, our church family will gather for a celebration cookout at 5pm!

Serve Our City: Prayer Walkers Needed!
One of the ways we're going to serve our city on May 6 is by prayer walking through the neighborhoods right next to our church. We'll provide the map and the prayer prompts that day, if you provide your movement and heart for God! We'd like to have people leave the church every half hour from 12:30 to 3:00pm, and the route will take 1.5–2 hours to walk if you choose to do the whole thing. We want to make sure we have the afternoon covered, so please sign up at the Serve Our City table on the sheet specifically for prayer walking.

Memorial Day Weekend
On Saturday, May 27, we will not have Saturday evening worship.
On Sunday, May 28, we will have worship at 11am only. There will not be HHKids programming. We will offer infant nursery only.

Special Easter Offering (Ends 5.19)
Bethania Kids!

500 million kids live in India. Over 35 million are orphans. Begun in 1987, Bethania Kids seeks out children in need and serves them in orphan homes, day care centers, rehab centers for kids with physical and mental disabilities, and women's empowerment centers that give basic vocational training and support to families in need. Led by Indian believers, 1000 kids are reached with the love of Jesus. Be a part of our 6 week offering to launch this new partnership! You can also give online at huronhills.org.

Volunteers Needed in HHKids
We have an urgent need for folks to hold babies, check families in, or be on our sub list—Can you help? We have a great time and our families and HHKids are awesome! (all volunteers background checked) Contact Bianca@huronhills.org.

Thank You!
Let’s Give a Hand to the 38 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 weeks on July 17–21 and September 25–29.  Contact Margaret Gaugler for more information at mjgaugler@gmail.com.

Board Connection
At the last Board meeting, new officers were elected. Gary Court will remain the Chair for this year, Carole Metzger is the new Vice Chair, and Sara Samuel is the new Secretary. Thank you for praying for the new Board!

Baby Dedication May 14
On Mother’s Day we will provide an opportunity for baby dedications. If you would like to be a part of this service, contact our HHKids & Family Minister, Bianca Humphries. bianca@huronhills.org.

From the Board Chair

  • Please pray:
    Serve our City—Saturday, May 6 is rapidly approaching. It is a time for all of us to pitch in, demonstrate a life of service, make friends, and enjoy living missionally in our community. The day will end with a meal at 5 pm, which will be a lot of fun. There is a way for everyone to contribute—prayer walks, beautification, car wash, gardening....
  • The following is an excerpt from an article from Tabletalk, a devotional magazine from the Ligonier Ministries. I wish I had read this 26 years ago!
    A Parent’s Delight—by Jason Helopoulos
    “The most necessary thing as a Christian parent is the Christian’s parent’s own life in Christ. That may seem simplistic, but it is fundamental. As Christian parents, our own lives need to be marked by godliness. Godliness manifests itself in various ways, but one of the chief ways is a love of God’s Word. It is the blessed child who is raised by parents who know and treasure Christ according to His Word. A godly mother or father steeped in God’s truth is an effective instrument in the hands of God. 

For starters, we can only share what we possess. Christian parents who know little of Christ will have little of Christ to share with their children. Christian parents who delight little in Christ will instill little delight in their children.  Christian parents who speak little of Christ will have children who speak little of Christ. Our children are sponges; their little souls are inclined to soak up what floods forth from our lives. As we delight in Christ’s Word and manifest that delight to our children, they take note.” 

  • How exciting to be resurrection people! We had an amazing time last week to worship and learn more about the astounding truth of God’s power to conquer both sin and death. There is no greater message of hope that exists. Everything pales in comparison. A big thank you to Betsy, Nathan, Bianca and HHC team members for 4 straight days of impactful services leading up to Easter Day.
  • Matthew 28:16–20—One post-resurrection account:
    Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshipped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”   

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

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

The Word Sunday Class—9:30am, Room 217
The Word is a class for adults focused on in-depth Bible study. We meet to savor the beauty of Scripture and seek its meaning for our present day. The current study is on The Letter to the Colossians.

Bridges Sunday Class—11:00am, Room 217
We gear the class toward international students but anyone is welcome. We are studying The Gospel of Mark. Teachers are Ryan Nelson, Rich Steiner and Peter Talbot.

Echoes of the Old Testament in the New—11am, Room 216B
Taught by UofM Chemistry Professor, Roseanne Sension. 

Sunday Adult Bible Class
Loving your Muslim neighbor—9:30am.

 

Highly Caffeinated Church
We're a church that enjoys our coffee and tea! Our amazing Coffee Team can always use additional volunteers to help prepare coffee, which—let's face it—goes a long way towards getting people ready to worship in the morning! Contact Jane Talbot to get involved (jane.m.talbot@gmail.com).

We also use ceramic mugs for our beverages in an effort to reject the "single use" mentality that is doing harm to God's created world. We encourage you to bring your own favorite mug or tumbler when you come on Sundays. If you forget - no problem. Feel free to use one of our logo mugs and leave it here to be washed.

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

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

HHKids News

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

May in HHKids Elementary
This month we will explore determination—deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started. God sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to show faith and determination in the face of whatever might happen along the way. Our Memory Verse for May is Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up” (NIrV).

Date Night!
Parents: Mark your calendar for the next Date Night! Saturday June 24, 6–8pm. Our HHYouth Mexico team will host a fun outdoor games themed date night as a fundraiser for their July mission trip. Details to come!

Staff Changes in HHKids
We say goodbye to Joanne Beckwith, our HHKids Coordinator, who has done a wonderful job this year managing our preschool side on top of working toward her PhD in chemical engineering. We couldn't have done the year without her! Thank you, Joanne! Steph Ebright will once again step up for the summer as our interim coordinator—we're looking forward to a great summer in HHKids.

May in First Look
This month we invite all our preschoolers to "Come to the Castle" and hear stories from the King! We will be learning that God is always us and teaches us the way to go. The memory verse for the month is Deuteronomy 10:17 - “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” 

HHYouth News

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

Mid High
M68—Wednesdays, 7pm–8:30pm, The Lodge
XP3—Sundays, 9:30–10:30am, The Midhigh Room

Serve Our City (May 6, 12–5pm)
The Midhighers will be serving at Mitchell Elementary School, with dinner afterwards at the church. PARENTS are encouraged to join us at Mitchell and the dinner! Contact Bill Sponseller with questions and to RSVP (billsponz@att.net or 734-812-3286). We could use extra tarps, rakes and wheelbarrows; let us know if you can bring any!

We're going through the book of Mark at XP3
We're super excited to be studying about Jesus on Sunday mornings via the book of Mark. Come for an always-fun game, thoughtful Bible study, and the occasional snack.

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

Mid High and High School
High School (plus current 8th graders!) Wilderness Trip
Saturday, June 17–Tuesday, June 20, Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (passports are NOT required). All current 8th grade students are invited to join the high schoolers for three days of camping, hiking, kayaking, swimming, eating s'mores, growing in community, and deepening relationships with God. Cost will be somewhere around $100. If you haven't filled out a Huron Hills waiver form (also needed for retreats and other activities) you will need to do that, otherwise there is no additional paperwork needed. Email David at dhiskens@umich.edu with any questions. Please let David know by Sunday, June 4 if you are planning on attending, so that he can make sure there are enough cars, tents, and food for everyone.

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! 

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

Weekly Update Apr 28, 2017

Prayer Focus
Pray for our city as Serve our City (Saturday, May 6) approaches. Pray for your own participation and for the neighbors and schools we will be serving. Pray that the Lord would increase our burden for our city and that His love, justice, and mercy would be made known. Pray for enthusiasm, humility, and compassion for those we will serve.

  • ŸPsalm 33:8—Let all the earth fear the Lord. Let all the people of the world revere Him.
  • ŸMatthew 9: 37–38—The Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
  • Jeremiah 29:7—Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile.

Serve Our City 2017 (May 6, Projects Start at 12:30pm. Celebration Cookout 5pm)
Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to connect with our mission? Let's bless our community! Join us as we do a ministry experiment at Huron Hills! This year we will suspend the Annual Garage Sale, and connect with our community in a different and powerful way. We're assembling teams of people from Huron Hills for a day of service projects at 4 different sites: Mitchell Elementary, C.A.N. Green-Baxter Court, Huron High School, and our own HH Kids entrance area. Clean up, beautification, prayer walks, collaboration and connection with Green-Baxter residents, and other improvements will communicate in practical ways a love for our city, people far from God, and help continue our practice of training in servant leadership our HH Youth Mexico Team! As the day ends, our church family will gather for a celebration cookout at 5pm! More info coming soon! 

Serve Our City: Prayer Walkers Needed!
One of the ways we're going to serve our city on May 6 is by prayer walking through the neighborhoods right next to our church. We'll provide the map and the prayer prompts that day, if you provide your movement and heart for God! We'd like to have people leave the church every half hour from 12:30 to 3:00pm, and the route will take 1.5 - 2 hours to walk if you choose to do the whole thing. We want to make sure we have the afternoon covered, so please sign up at the Serve Our City table on the sheet specifically for prayer walking.

Special Easter Offering (Ends 5.19)
Bethania Kids!

500 million kids live in India. Over 35 million are orphans. Begun in 1987, Bethania Kids seeks out children in need and serves them in orphan homes, day care centers, rehab centers for kids with physical and mental disabilities, and women's empowerment centers that give basic vocational training and support to families in need. Led by Indian believers, 1000 kids are reached with the love of Jesus. Be a part of our 6 week offering to launch this new partnership! You can also give online at huronhills.org.

Volunteers Needed in HHKids
We have an urgent need for folks to hold babies, check families in, or be on our sub list—Can you help? We have a great time and our families and HHKids are awesome! (all volunteers background checked) Contact Bianca@huronhills.org.

Reaching Out to Homeless Families
Monday, May 1–Friday, May 5
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 for homeless families. 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. Sign up in the lobby or contact Margaret Gaugler for more information at mjgaugler@gmail.com. Additional information can be found at www.alphahouse-ihn.org.

Board Connection
At the last Board meeting, new officers were elected. Gary Court will remain the Chair for this year, Carole Metzger is the new Vice Chair, and Sara Samuel is the new Secretary. Thank you for praying for the new Board!

Baby Dedication May 14
On Mother’s Day we will provide an opportunity for baby dedications. If you would like to be a part of this service, contact our HHKids & Family Minister, Bianca Humphries. bianca@huronhills.org.

From the Board Chair
Please pray:

  • Serve our City—Saturday, May 6 is rapidly approaching. It is a time for all of us to pitch in, demonstrate a life of service, make friends, and enjoy living missionally in our community. The day will end with a meal at 5 pm, which will be a lot of fun. There is a way for everyone to contribute—prayer walks, beautification, car wash, gardening....
  • The following is an excerpt from an article from Tabletalk, a devotional magazine from the Ligonier Ministries. I wish I had read this 26 years ago!

A Parent’s Delight—by Jason Helopoulos
“The most necessary thing as a Christian parent is the Christian’s parent’s own life in Christ. That may seem simplistic, but it is fundamental. As Christian parents, our own lives need to be marked by godliness. Godliness manifests itself in various ways, but one of the chief ways is a love of God’s Word. It is the blessed child who is raised by parents who know and treasure Christ according to His Word. A godly mother or father steeped in God’s truth is an effective instrument in the hands of God. 
For starters, we can only share what we possess. Christian parents who know little of Christ will have little of Christ to share with their children. Christian parents who delight little in Christ will instill little delight in their children.  Christian parents who speak little of Christ will have children who speak little of Christ. Our children are sponges; their little souls are inclined to soak up what floods forth from our lives. As we delight in Christ’s Word and manifest that delight to our children, they take note.” 

  • How exciting to be resurrection people! We had an amazing time last week to worship and learn more about the astounding truth of God’s power to conquer both sin and death. There is no greater message of hope that exists. Everything pales in comparison. A big thank you to Betsy, Nathan, Bianca and HHC team members for 4 straight days of impactful services leading up to Easter Day.
  • Matthew 28:16–20—One post-resurrection account:
    ow the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshipped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”   

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
The name Shiloh means "place of peace." For women experiencing the pain of infertility or loss, nothing may be more needed than peace, rest, support, and understanding. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month (next meeting is May 3) at 7:30pm in Room 117 on the lower level. The lower level doors will be unlocked, and you will be greeted with tea, snacks, and a place of peace.  bianca@huronhills.org

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

The Word Sunday Class—9:30am, Room 217
The Word is a class for adults focused on in-depth Bible study. We meet to savor the beauty of Scripture and seek its meaning for our present day. The current study is on The Letter to the Colossians.

Bridges Sunday Class—11:00am, Room 217
We gear the class toward international students but anyone is welcome. We are studying The Gospel of Mark. Teachers are Ryan Nelson, Rich Steiner and Peter Talbot.

Echoes of the Old Testament in the New—11am, Room 216B
Taught by UofM Chemistry Professor, Roseanne Sension. 

The Alpha Course—6pm, Tuesdays, The Lodge (new day and location!)
Alpha is an evangelistic course, which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. Over 20 million people have been to the Alpha series. This course is designed for those who want to explore what it means to follow Jesus. Facilitated by Myra and Gary Court.

Sunday Adult Bible Class
Loving your Muslim neighbor—9:30am.

 

Highly Caffeinated Church
We're a church that enjoys our coffee and tea! Our amazing Coffee Team can always use additional volunteers to help prepare coffee, which—let's face it—goes a long way towards getting people ready to worship in the morning! Contact Jane Talbot to get involved (jane.m.talbot@gmail.com).

We also use ceramic mugs for our beverages in an effort to reject the "single use" mentality that is doing harm to God's created world. We encourage you to bring your own favorite mug or tumbler when you come on Sundays. If you forget - no problem. Feel free to use one of our logo mugs and leave it here to be washed.

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

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

HKids News

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

April in HHKids Elementary
This month we will discover more about humility–putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve. Our Memory Verse for April comes from Philippians 2:3.Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves. (NIrV). As we respond to Jesus’ love, we can show humility as we love on those around us.

April in First Look
This month, our preschoolers will be learning that Jesus is #1! Our memory verse is John 13:16 - “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” (GNT)


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

Mid High
M68—Wednesdays, 7pm–8:30pm, The Lodge
XP3—Sundays, 9:30–10:30am, The Midhigh Room

Serve Our City (May 6, 12-5pm)

The Midhighers will be serving at Mitchell Elementary School, with dinner afterwards at the church. PARENTS are encouraged to join us at Mitchell and the dinner! Contact Bill Sponseller with questions and to RSVP (billsponz@att.net or 734-812-3286). We could use extra tarps, rakes and wheelbarrows; let us know if you can bring any!

High School

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


HHCollege News

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

The Lodge for College and Young Adults (18+)!
Join us May 1 for a cookout and Goodbye Party for the Yons. We will meet at Frisinger Park (1150 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, 48104) from 5–8pm. Rain location is the Lodge.

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

Weekly Update Apr 20, 2017

Prayer Focus
Pray that the people of Huron Hills will live the Resurrection Life.

  • ŸRomans 10:9–10—If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
  • Ÿ1 Peter 1:18–21—For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
    Lord Jesus, we rejoice that the darkness and sorrow of the cross are turned into the defeat of sin and death. Thank you for life through faith in your name. Amen.

Special Easter Offering (Ends 5.19)
Bethania Kids!

500 million kids live in India. Over 35 million are orphans. Begun in 1987, Bethania Kids seeks out children in need and serves them in orphan homes, day care centers, rehab centers for kids with physical and mental disabilities, and women's empowerment centers that give basic vocational training and support to families in need. Led by Indian believers, 1000 kids are reached with the love of Jesus. Be a part of our 6 week offering to launch this new partnership! You can also give online at huronhills.org.

Volunteers Needed in HHKids
We have an urgent need for folks to hold babies, check families in, or be on our sub list—Can you help? We have a great time and our families and HHKids are awesome! (all volunteers background checked) Contact Bianca@huronhills.org.

Reaching Out to Homeless Families
Monday, May 1–Friday, May 5
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 for homeless families. 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. Sign up in the lobby or contact Margaret Gaugler for more information at mjgaugler@gmail.com. Additional information can be found at www.alphahouse-ihn.org.

Board Connection
At the last Board meeting, new officers were elected. Gary Court will remain the Chair for this year, Carole Metzger is the new Vice Chair, and Sara Samuel is the new Secretary. Please pray for the new Board.
Also, this Sunday (April 23) is a "Meet the Board" day! Come visit the small table in the lobby to ask questions or chat with a couple of Board members. The table will be staffed between services and after second service. If you can't stop by in person, we're always available via email at churchboard@huronhills.org.

Baby Dedication May 14
On Mother’s Day we will provide an opportunity for baby dedications. If you would like to be a part of this service, contact our HHKids & Family Minister, Bianca Humphries. bianca@huronhills.org.

From the Board Chair

  • Serve our City—Saturday, May 6 is rapidly approaching. It is a time for all of us to pitch in, demonstrate a life of service, make friends, and enjoy living missionally in our community. The day will end with a meal at 5 pm, which will be a lot of fun. There is a way for everyone to contribute—prayer walks, beautification, car wash, gardening....
  • The following is an excerpt from an article from Tabletalk, a devotional magazine from the Ligonier Ministries. I wish I had read this 26 years ago!
    A Parent’s Delight—by Jason Helopoulos
    “The most necessary thing as a Christian parent is the Christian’s parent’s own life in Christ. That may seem simplistic, but it is fundamental. As Christian parents, our own lives need to be marked by godliness. Godliness manifests itself in various ways, but one of the chief ways is a love of God’s Word. It is the blessed child who is raised by parents who know and treasure Christ according to His Word. A godly mother or father steeped in God’s truth is an effective instrument in the hands of God. 
    For starters, we can only share what we possess. Christian parents who know little of Christ will have little of Christ to share with their children. Christian parents who delight little in Christ will instill little delight in their children.  Christian parents who speak little of Christ will have children who speak little of Christ. Our children are sponges; their little souls are inclined to soak up what floods forth from our lives. As we delight in Christ’s Word and manifest that delight to our children, they take note.” 
  • How exciting to be resurrection people! We had an amazing time last week to worship and learn more about the astounding truth of God’s power to conquer both sin and death. There is no greater message of hope that exists. Everything pales in comparison. A big thank you to Betsy, Nathan, Bianca and HHC team members for 4 straight days of impactful services leading up to Easter Day.

 

  • Matthew 28:16–20—One post-resurrection account:
    Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshipped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”   

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

Serve Our City 2017 (May 6, Projects Start at 12:30pm. Celebration Cookout 5pm)
Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to connect with our mission? Let's bless our community! Join us as we do a ministry experiment at Huron Hills! This year we will suspend the Annual Garage Sale, and connect with our community in a different and powerful way. We're assembling teams of people from Huron Hills for a day of service projects at 4 different sites: Mitchell Elementary, C.A.N. Green-Baxter Court, Huron High School, and our own HH Kids entrance area. Clean up, beautification, prayer walks, collaboration and connection with Green-Baxter residents, and other improvements will communicate in practical ways a love for our city, people far from God, and help continue our practice of training in servant leadership our HH Youth Mexico Team! As the day ends, our church family will gather for a celebration cookout at 5pm! More info coming soon! 

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

The Word Sunday Class—9:30am, Room 217
The Word is a class for adults focused on in-depth Bible study. We meet to savor the beauty of Scripture and seek its meaning for our present day. The current study is on The Letter to the Colossians.

Bridges Sunday Class—11:00am, Room 217
We gear the class toward international students but anyone is welcome. We are studying The Gospel of Mark. Teachers are Ryan Nelson, Rich Steiner and Peter Talbot.

Echoes of the Old Testament in the New—11am, Room 216B
Taught by UofM Chemistry Professor, Roseanne Sension. 

The Alpha Course—6pm, Tuesdays, The Lodge (new day and location!)
Alpha is an evangelistic course, which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. Over 20 million people have been to the Alpha series. This course is designed for those who want to explore what it means to follow Jesus. Facilitated by Myra and Gary Court.

Sunday Adult Bible Class
Loving your Muslim neighbor—9:30am.

Highly Caffeinated Church
We're a church that enjoys our coffee and tea! Our amazing Coffee Team can always use additional volunteers to help prepare coffee, which—let's face it—goes a long way towards getting people ready to worship in the morning! Contact Jane Talbot to get involved (jane.m.talbot@gmail.com).
We also use ceramic mugs for our beverages in an effort to reject the "single use" mentality that is doing harm to God's created world. We encourage you to bring your own favorite mug or tumbler when you come on Sundays. If you forget - no problem. Feel free to use one of our logo mugs and leave it here to be washed.

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

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

HHKids News

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

April in HHKids Elementary
This month we will discover more about humility–putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve. Our Memory Verse for April comes from Philippians 2:3.Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves. (NIrV). As we respond to Jesus’ love, we can show humility as we love on those around us.

April in First Look
This month, our preschoolers will be learning that Jesus is #1! Our memory verse is John 13:16 - “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” (GNT)

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

Mid High
M68—Wednesdays, 7pm–8:30pm, The Lodge
XP3—Sundays, 9:30–10:30am, The Midhigh Room

Lodge Service Day

Saturday April 22, 2–5pm. Our beautiful Lodge is in need of some spring cleaning. This is a great opportunity for both Middle School and High School students to serve alongside each other. Make sure to wear work clothes and bring work gloves. We will grill up some hotdogs and hamburgers and eat together towards the end of the workday. 

Serve Our City (May 6, 12-5pm)
The Midhighers will be serving at Mitchell Elementary School, with dinner afterwards at the church. PARENTS are encouraged to join us at Mitchell and the dinner! Contact Bill Sponseller with questions and to RSVP (billsponz@att.net or 734-812-3286). We could use extra tarps, rakes and wheelbarrows; let us know if you can bring any!

High School

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

HHCollege News

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

The Lodge for College and Young Adults (18+)!
There is no Lodge gathering this week (April 24) but join us May 1 for a cookout and to say goodbye to the Yons. Check back next week or on the Facebook page for more details about time and location.

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

Weekly Update Apr 13, 2017

Prayer Focus
Pray that the people of Huron Hills will live the Resurrection Life.

  • ŸRomans 10:9–10—If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
  • Ÿ1 Peter 1:18–21—For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

Lord Jesus, we rejoice that the darkness and sorrow of the cross are turned into the defeat of sin and death. Thank you for life through faith in your name. Amen.

Holy Week Service Times
Please join us for our Holy Week services! Holy week begins with Holy Thursday where we will celebrate communion and the Last Supper. Join us at 7pm. On Good Friday we will walk together through the passion and death of Christ. Join us at 7pm.

Easter Service Times
Also join us for our Easter gatherings! We will hold a Holy Saturday gathering at 5:30pm. Easter Sunday is a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors! There will even be a petting zoo! Join us to celebrate on Easter morning at 9:30am or 11am.

Give to Bethania Kids! Expanding our Global, Missional Footprint!
500 million kids live in India. Over 35 million are orphans. Begun in 1987, Bethania Kids seeks out children in need and serves them in orphan homes, day care centers, rehab centers for kids with physical and mental disabilities, and women's empowerment centers that give basic vocational training and support to families in need. Led by Indian believers, 1000 kids are reached with the love of Jesus. Check out the info table in the lobby, and learn more at bethaniakids.org!

Volunteers Needed in HHKids
We have an urgent need for folks to hold babies, check families in, or be on our sub list—Can you help? We have a great time and our families and HHKids are awesome! (all volunteers background checked) Contact Bianca@huronhills.org.

Couples Retreat April 21–22
Make time for your marriage by attending a retreat at Brighton First United Methodist Church. Psychologists from Samaritan Counseling of Southeast Michigan will be presenting topics to strengthen your marriage. Childcare included. More information and registration: BRIGHTONFUMC.ORG

Baby Dedication May 14
On Mother’s Day we will provide an opportunity for baby dedications. If you would like to be a part of this service, contact our HHKids & Family Minister, Bianca Humphries. bianca@huronhills.org.

From the Board Chair

  • Serve our City—Saturday, May 6 is rapidly approaching. It is a time for all of us to pitch in, demonstrate a life of service, make friends, and enjoy living missionally in our community. The day will end with a meal at 5 pm, which will be a lot of fun. There is a way for everyone to contribute—prayer walks, beautification, car wash, gardening....
  • The following is an excerpt from an article from Tabletalk, a devotional magazine from the Ligonier Ministries. I wish I had read this 26 years ago!

A Parent’s Delight—by Jason Helopoulos
“The most necessary thing as a Christian parent is the Christian’s parent’s own life in Christ. That may seem simplistic, but it is fundamental. As Christian parents, our own lives need to be marked by godliness. Godliness manifests itself in various ways, but one of the chief ways is a love of God’s Word. It is the blessed child who is raised by parents who know and treasure Christ according to His Word. A godly mother or father steeped in God’s truth is an effective instrument in the hands of God. 
For starters, we can only share what we possess. Christian parents who know little of Christ will have little of Christ to share with their children. Christian parents who delight little in Christ will instill little delight in their children.  Christian parents who speak little of Christ will have children who speak little of Christ. Our children are sponges; their little souls are inclined to soak up what floods forth from our lives. As we delight in Christ’s Word and manifest that delight to our children, they take note.” 

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

Serve Our City 2017 (May 6, Projects Start at 12:30pm. Celebration Cookout 5pm)
Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to connect with our mission? Let's bless our community! Join us as we do a ministry experiment at Huron Hills! This year we will suspend the Annual Garage Sale, and connect with our community in a different and powerful way. We're assembling teams of people from Huron Hills for a day of service projects at 4 different sites: Mitchell Elementary, C.A.N. Green-Baxter Court, Huron High School, and our own HH Kids entrance area. Clean up, beautification, prayer walks, collaboration and connection with Green-Baxter residents, and other improvements will communicate in practical ways a love for our city, people far from God, and help continue our practice of training in servant leadership our HH Youth Mexico Team! As the day ends, our church family will gather for a celebration cookout at 5pm! More info coming soon! 

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

The Word Sunday Class—9:30am, Room 217
The Word is a class for adults focused on in-depth Bible study. We meet to savor the beauty of Scripture and seek its meaning for our present day. The current study is on The Letter to the Colossians.

Bridges Sunday Class—11:00am, Room 217
We gear the class toward international students but anyone is welcome. We are studying The Gospel of Mark. Teachers are Ryan Nelson, Rich Steiner and Peter Talbot.

Echoes of the Old Testament in the New—11am, Room 216B
Taught by UofM Chemistry Professor, Roseanne Sension. 

The Alpha Course—6pm, Tuesdays, The Lodge (new day and location!)
Alpha is an evangelistic course, which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. Over 20 million people have been to the Alpha series. This course is designed for those who want to explore what it means to follow Jesus. Facilitated by Myra and Gary Court.

Sunday Adult Bible Class
Loving your Muslim neighbor—9:30am.

Highly Caffeinated Church
We're a church that enjoys our coffee and tea! Our amazing Coffee Team can always use additional volunteers to help prepare coffee, which—let's face it—goes a long way towards getting people ready to worship in the morning! Contact Jane Talbot to get involved (jane.m.talbot@gmail.com).

We also use ceramic mugs for our beverages in an effort to reject the "single use" mentality that is doing harm to God's created world. We encourage you to bring your own favorite mug or tumbler when you come on Sundays. If you forget - no problem. Feel free to use one of our logo mugs and leave it here to be washed.

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

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

HHKids News

Invite Your Friends & Neighbors!
Easter morning we will celebrate with baptisms and a petting zoo from 9–12:30. Come celebrate with us!

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

April in HHKids Elementary
This month we will discover more about humility–putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve. Our Memory Verse for April comes from Philippians 2:3.Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves. (NIrV). As we respond to Jesus’ love, we can show humility as we love on those around us.

April in First Look
This month, our preschoolers will be learning that Jesus is #1! Our memory verse is John 13:16 - “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” (GNT)

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

Mid High
M68—Wednesdays, 7pm–8:30pm, The Lodge
XP3—Sundays, 9:30–10:30am, The Midhigh Room

Serve Our City (May 6, 12-5pm)
The Midhighers will be serving at Mitchell Elementary School, with dinner afterwards at the church. Contact Bill Sponseller with questions and to RSVP (billsponz@att.net or 734-812-3286). We could use extra tarps, rakes and wheelbarrows; let us know if you can bring any!

Lodge Service Day
Saturday April 22, 2–5pm. Our beautiful Lodge is in need of some spring cleaning. This is a great opportunity for both Middle School and High School students to serve alongside each other. Make sure to wear work clothes and bring work gloves. We will grill up some hotdogs and hamburgers and eat together towards the end of the workday. 

M68 Snack Signup
Just a reminder to sign up to bring snacks on Wednesdays through SignUpGenius. Please let Liam Branton (liambranton94@gmail.com) know if you didn’t receive an email from SignUpGenius. We really appreciate you guys helping us out with snacks!

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

HHCollege News

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

The Lodge for College and Young Adults (18+)!
Undergrads, grads, and Young Adults, join us anytime on Mondays from 7–10pm at our Lodge, 3100 Glazier Way as your gathering for friends, food, faith, and fun. Join us at the Lodge on Monday, April 17 for a cram session! Food will be provided!

We are praying for you!
Students, we're praying for you as you near the end of the semester and would love to pray for your specific needs. Email sarah10keck@gmail.com if you have any prayer requests or would like to receive prayer.

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

Weekly Update Mar 30, 2017

Prayer Focus
Pray for the Search Teams currently exploring candidates for the positions of Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor at Huron Hills. Please pray for each team member by name and ask that God would give them wisdom, clarity, and insight. Also pray for guidance as they engage and process with the candidates.

Youth Pastor Advisory Search Team
Michael Hoffman, Nathan Clair, Cathy Galura, Kurtis Rosen, Chris Cristian, Anna Mason, Marcy Hires, Brian Samuel

Associate Pastor Advisory Search Team
Nathan Clair, Gary Court, Dave Baldrige, Eric Svaan, Julie Esch, Melodie Marske

Proverbs 3: 5,6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.

Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Holy Week Service Times
Please join us for our Holy Week services! Holy week begins with Holy Thursday where we will celebrate communion and the Last Supper. Join us at 7pm. On Good Friday we will walk together through the passion and death of Christ. Join us at 7pm.

Easter Service Times
Also join us for our Easter gatherings! We will hold a Holy Saturday gathering at 5:30pm. Easter Sunday is a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors! There will even be a petting zoo! Join us to celebrate on Easter morning at 9:30am or 11am.

Baptisms on Easter Sunday!
Follow Jesus in obedience and be baptized! Baptism is the Christian way of publicly declaring our identity as a follower of Christ. If you've never taken this step in owning your faith, attend our Next Steps workshop on April 2. 

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

Learn about Bethania Kids! Expanding our Global, Missional Footprint!
500 million kids live in India. Over 35 million are orphans. Begun in 1987, Bethania Kids seeks out children in need and serves them in orphan homes, day care centers, rehab centers for kids with physical and mental disabilities, and women's empowerment centers that give basic vocational training and support to families in need. Led by Indian believers, 1000 kids are reached with the love of Jesus. Check out the info table in the lobby, and learn more at bethaniakids.org!

Volunteers Needed in HHKids
We have an urgent need for folks to hold babies, check families in, or be on our sub list—Can you help? We have a great time and our families and HHKids are awesome! (all volunteers background checked) Contact Bianca@huronhills.org.

Couples Retreat April 21–22
Make time for your marriage by attending a retreat at Brighton First United Methodist Church. Psychologists from Samaritan Counseling of Southeast Michigan will be presenting topics to strengthen your marriage. Childcare included. More information and registration: BRIGHTONFUMC.ORG

From the Board Chair
Please pray:

  • that God would direct the high school seniors as they make decisions and plans for post graduation
  • that the Lord bring the Associate and Youth Pastors that He has prepared to HHC
  • that our hearts will be eager to receive the message of Good Friday and Easter
  • that those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior and Lord find fellowship and support at HHC
  • that the volunteers in the middle and high school youth ministry continue to lean upon God as they teach, encourage and connect with the youth. 

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

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

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

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

The Word Sunday Class—9:30am, Room 217
The Word is a class for adults focused on in-depth Bible study. We meet to savor the beauty of Scripture and seek its meaning for our present day. The current study is on The Letter to the Colossians.

Bridges Sunday Class—11:00am, Room 217
We gear the class toward international students but anyone is welcome. We are studying The Gospel of Mark. Teachers are Ryan Nelson, Rich Steiner and Peter Talbot.

Echoes of the Old Testament in the New—11am, Room 216B
Taught by UofM Chemistry Professor, Roseanne Sension. 

The Alpha Course—6pm, Tuesdays, The Lodge (new day and location!)
Alpha is an evangelistic course, which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. Over 20 million people have been to the Alpha series. This course is designed for those who want to explore what it means to follow Jesus. Facilitated by Myra and Gary Court.

Sunday Adult Bible Class
Loving your Muslim neighbor—9:30am.

Highly Caffeinated Church
We're a church that enjoys our coffee and tea! Our amazing Coffee Team can always use additional volunteers to help prepare coffee, which—let's face it—goes a long way towards getting people ready to worship in the morning! Contact Jane Talbot to get involved (jane.m.talbot@gmail.com).
We also use ceramic mugs for our beverages in an effort to reject the "single use" mentality that is doing harm to God's created world. We encourage you to bring your own favorite mug or tumbler when you come on Sundays. If you forget - no problem. Feel free to use one of our logo mugs and leave it here to be washed.

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

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

HHKids News

Invite Your Friends & Neighbors!
Easter morning we will celebrate with baptisms and a petting zoo from 9–12:30. Come celebrate with us!

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

April in HHKids Elementary
This month we will discover more about humility–putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve. Our Memory Verse for April comes from Philippians 2:3.Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves. (NIrV). As we respond to Jesus’ love, we can show humility as we love on those around us.

April in First Look
This month, our preschoolers will be learning that Jesus is #1! Our memory verse is John 13:16 - “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” (GNT)

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

MidHigh

Midhigh Game Night
Saturday, April 1, from 7–9:30pm at the Lodge. We will have group games, dodgeball, board games, video games, and lots of food :). If you have extra Wii or WiiU controllers or fun multiplayer games, bring them! Hope to see you all there!

M68 on April 3 is still happening
Even though some of you may be on Spring Break, we're still having M68. If you're in town, come join us!

Lodge Service Day
aturday April 22, 2–5pm. Our beautiful Lodge is in need of some spring cleaning. This is a great opportunity for both Middle School and High School students to serve alongside each other. Make sure to wear work clothes and bring work gloves. We will grill up some hotdogs and hamburgers and eat together towards the end of the workday.  

High School

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


    HHCollege News

Ulunch
This Sunday! April 2 after the 11am service! Consider inviting a friend to join us for a home cooked lunch and to hear what's coming up during the summer!

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

The Lodge for College and Young Adults (18+)!
Undergrads, grads, and Young Adults, join us anytime on Mondays from 7–10pm at our Lodge, 3100 Glazier Way as your gathering for friends, food, faith, and fun.

HHKids Need You!
Do you like holding babies or playing with kids? We need friendly faces bi-weekly, monthly, or as subs to hang with our awesome kiddos downstairs. Contact Bianca@huronhills.org for more info. All volunteers subject to background check.

We are praying for you!
Students, we're praying for you as you near the end of the semester and would love to pray for your specific needs. Email sarah10keck@gmail.com if you have any prayer requests or would like to receive prayer.

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

Weekly Update Mar 23, 2017

Prayer Focus
Pray for the Children's Ministry at Huron Hills. Pray for all of the children from Nursery through High School. Pray that each one will come into a relationship with Jesus Christ and that they would grow in trust and faith. Pray for the teachers and mentors who guide and instruct them each week.

  • Isaiah 54:13
    All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.
  • Proverbs 2:6
    For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
  • 2 Peter 3:18
    But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forevermore.
  • Matthew 19:13–14
    Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 

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

Baptisms on Easter Sunday!
Follow Jesus in obedience and be baptized! Baptism is the Christian way of publicly declaring our identity as a follower of Christ. If you've never taken this step in owning your faith, attend our Next Steps workshop on April 2. 

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

Volunteers Needed in HHKids
We have an urgent need for folks to hold babies, check families in, or be on our sub list—Can you help? We have a great time and our families and HHKids are awesome! (all volunteers background checked) Contact Bianca@huronhills.org.

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

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

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

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

Board Connection
This Sunday, March 26, is a "Meet the Board" day! Come visit us at the round standing table in the lobby to ask questions or chat with a couple of Board members. The table will be staffed between services and after second service. If you can't stop by in person, we're always available via email at churchboard@huronhills.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HHKids News

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

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

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

HHYouth News

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

MidHigh

  • M68 and XP3 are back on their normal schedules. See you Wednesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 9:30am!
  • Midhigh Game Night
    Saturday April 1, 7pm–9:30pm at the Lodge. This event will have group games, dodgeball, board games, video games, and lots of food :). If you have extra Wii or WiiU controllers or fun multiplayer games, bring them! Hope to see you all there!

 High School

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

Outgoing 8th graders and High School
High School Wilderness Trip—This tip is open to our outgoing 8th graders. Date: Saturday, June 17–Tuesday, June 20. Location: Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (passports are NOT required). There will be 3 days of camping, hiking, kayaking, swimming, eating smores, growing in community, and deepening relationships with God. There will be at least one Midhigh leader on the trip. Email David Hiskens for more info and to register: dhiskens@umich.edu 

HHCollege News

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

The Lodge for College and Young Adults (18+)!
Undergrads, grads, and Young Adults, join us anytime on Mondays from 7–10pm at our Lodge, 3100 Glazier Way as your gathering for friends, food, faith, and fun.

HHKids Need You!
Do you like holding babies or playing with kids? We need friendly faces bi-weekly, monthly, or as subs to hang with our awesome kiddos downstairs. Contact Bianca@huronhills.org for more info. All volunteers subject to background check.

Ulunch
Get Ulunch on your calendar: April 2 after the 11:00 service! Consider inviting a friend to join us for a home cooked lunch and to hear what's coming up during the summer!

We are praying for you!
Students, we're praying for you as you near the end of the semester and would love to pray for your specific needs. Email sarah10keck@gmail.com if you have any prayer requests or would like to receive prayer.

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

Weekly Update Mar 16, 2017

Prayer Focus
May the people of Huron Hills seek God and His Kingdom.

  • Matthew 6:33
    But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you as well.
  • Hebrews 12: 1-3
    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of faith. For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross, scorning it's shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Church Board: Gary Court, Laura Goetsch, Yuanyuan Hu, and Jane Johnson
  • Nominating Committee: Debbie Wagner and Kyle Logue
  • Audit Team: Rich Steiner
  • Treasurer: George Teeter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HHKids News

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

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

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

HHYouth News

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

MidHigh

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

High School

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

Mid High and High School

  • Skating at Buhr Park—THIS SATURDAY, March 18 from 11:30am–1:30pm, meet at the Lodge. Cost: $10 (skate rentals will be an additional $1). The actual skating will be from 12pm–1pm if you want to meet us at Buhr. We are renting the entire rink, so be sure to come! This is a combined event with the highschoolers.     
  • High School Wilderness Trip—This tip is open to our outgoing 8th graders. Date: Saturday, June 17–Tuesday, June 20. Location: Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (passports are NOT required). All outgoing 8th graders and high schoolers are invited to join us for 3 days of camping, hiking, kayaking, swimming, eating smores, growing in community, and deepening relationships with God. Email David Hiskens for more info and to register: dhiskens@umich.edu 

HHCollege News

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

 

The Lodge for College and Young Adults (18+)!

Undergrads, grads, and Young Adults, join us anytime on Mondays from 7–10pm at our Lodge, 3100 Glazier Way as your gathering for friends, food, faith, and fun.

 

Small Groups

If you would like to get connected into a small group please email Sarah at sarah10keck@gmail.com.

 

HHKids Need You!

Do you like holding babies or playing with kids? We need friendly faces bi-weekly, monthly, or as subs to hang with our awesome kiddos downstairs. Contact Bianca@huronhills.org for more info. All volunteers subject to background check.

 

Weekly Update Mar 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HHKids News

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

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

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

HHYouth News

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

MidHigh

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

High School

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

Mid High and High School

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

 HHCollege News

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