Weekly Update Oct 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kids & Youth Options

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All Church Work Day
November 11, 8:30am–12pm
Bring rakes, tarps, wheelbarrows, and even chainsaws to help get our campus ready for winter! We'll mostly focus on leaf removal, but there's some brush that needs to go as well! It's a great day when all ages can connect and serve together. Bring your family, small group, neighbors, get outside and enjoy some coffee and donuts too!

Youth Pastor Search Update
(from Church Board)

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

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

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

HHKids Volunteer Needs:

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

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

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

HHKids News

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

HHYouth News

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

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

High School Retreat: October 27–29 at Faholo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

HHCollege News

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

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