Weekly Update Dec 14, 2017

Prayer Focus
In this season of expectation and hope may we prepare our hearts to welcome and worship Christ Jesus Messiah into the bustle of our lives and the hard to find moments of solitude.

In this season, Lord, show us the world through your eyes. Take away our greed and humble us to give as you gave. Show us your ways and teach us your paths that we might walk with your more closely so that our lives will reflect you in attitude and action. Amen

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of Grace and truth.

Christmas Sweater & Cookies Sunday!
Join us this Sunday morning, December 17 as we celebrate the third week of Advent—the week of Joy—by wearing your favorite Christmas sweater (ugly or not). Bring a plate of goodies to share in the Lobby, too! 

Launching Sunday, January 7
9:30am Winter Adult Spiritual Formation
Check out one of our four great Sunday morning Adult classes this Winter at Huron Hills!

  • Ÿ  The Word/Gospel Project for Adults (217)
  • Ÿ  Bridges (216A)
  • Ÿ  Engaging Our World
    (1/7–2/11, 6 weeks) Conversations: Acts, Diversity, and Mission: (216B)
    (2/18–3/25, 6 weeks) Loving Your Muslim Neighbor, Part 2 (216B)
  • Ÿ  Getting Established
    (1/7–2/11, 6 weeks) Living Out Your Faith (Fellowship Hall)
    (2/18–3/25, 6 weeks) HHC Next Steps Workshop (Fellowship Hall)

Welcome to Alpha at Huron Hills!
Week 6 was cancelled this past Wednesday due to weather. Join us Wednesday, January 10 at 6pm for Week 6!
A 6-week, 
dinner-included, Wednesday night series at 6pm. This will give you a taste of the world-renowned Alpha course. Wherever you are in your spiritual life, it is a great series to experience.  
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation. It helps us think about how to thoughtfully engage together. Alpha is all around the globe, and all are welcome.

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

Friday Men’s Group at The Lodge
Men 18 and over, join us bright and early Friday mornings for our 6am Friday men’s group at The Lodge, as we connect and dive into God’s Word over breakfast before we head out for our days. A great way to start your day.

New Home Group Starting

Looking to join a Home Group? Gene and Anne Mage will be launching one in their home early next year for adults. They plan to meet on Saturday evenings. Contact them if interested: a2mages@gmail.com.

Snow Patrol Volunteers Needed

Your HHC Properties Ministry Team is looking for volunteers to take ONE weekend this winter to be responsible to remove snow from the walks around the church and the Lodge and to keep the areas near the doors clear of ice during the Sunday morning activities.

This is a Saturday/Sunday AM only responsibility. We have great equipment and will train you to use it. This could perhaps be a Home Group, parent/child activity, or done as an individual.

If you are willing to volunteer for an upcoming weekend this winter, please email Brad Davis at bzdavis1@comcast.net.  *We will have a short training this Sunday immediately following the service, and also on January 7 after the service.  Meet near the front entry doors by the office.*  

Be a part of the Snow Removal Team at Huron Hills!

Help Needed for January 7 Lunch
We are still in need of a Home Group to plan, purchase (you will be reimbursed) and prepare our ULunch/New Attender Lunch for Sunday, January 7. This is usually a meal for 40 or so people. If interested please contact Rachel Lunning at LunningR@gmail.com, or any HHC staff member. 

Shiloh
The name Shiloh means "place of peace." For women experiencing (or remembering) 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 from 7–8:30pm in Room 117 on the lower level. The lower level doors will be unlocked, and you will be greeted with tea, snacks, and a safe, inviting space. bianca@huronhills.org. Note: there will be no December meeting.

March for Life 2018
Now is the time to start planning to attend the March For Life! This is an annual march in Washington, D.C. to defend the lives of unborn children. The march is Friday, January 19, 2018. Lola Killey will be attending and is interested in organizing a group from Huron Hills. Please contact her at lola.killey@gmail.com if you are interested in going or would like more information. More information about the march can also be found at http://marchforlife.org/mfl-2018/.

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

Welcome Baby Brock!
We joyfully celebrate Evelyn Brock and her parents, Rachel and Adam. If you would like to bless this new family with a meal, please contact Rachel's sister Carole Metzger for more information and the meal link (carolekm@gmail.com or 734-239-5583).

HHKids Sunday Format
9:30–10:30 The Gospel Project 0–5th

10:30 Elementary Kids Picked Up, Preschool may remain downstairs

11:00 Elementary K-3rd start in service, 4th/5th remain in service (show completed sermon notes at Welcome Center for a treat! Also, Action Bibles are available to borrow from Home Group Table)

Save the Date—Story Night at the Lodge!
Hot Chocolate Bar! Songs! Stories! Crafts! Wear your PJ's! Invite your friends and neighbors to our annual, pajama packed, craft filled, story night at the Lodge for preK-elementary kids and their families! Wednesday, December 20th from 6:30–8pm. Bring a dessert to share. Volunteers needed - Contact Bianca@huronhills.org. Please remember that parking is tight at the Lodge. Additional parking on Wolverhampton or in our main parking lot.

Christmas Eve 11:00am
HHKids are invited to come to church in their PJ's (no 9:30 programming). After dismissal from the service, we will practice our songs for the 5:30 Christmas Eve Service and then watch A Charlie Brown Christmas while sipping hot chocolate!

HHKids Needs You!
We could use help checking families in, holding babies, teaching our preschoolers, joining our sub list, or organizing our storerooms! We've got immediate needs in each of these areas. Contact Bianca@huronhills.org to see what might fit your schedule. 
Note: No 9:30 classes 12/24. Family Worship at 11:00 (elementary kids in service whole time)

Paid Childcare Opportunity
We will be holding a four week Marriage class in January and hope to offer childcare if we can get enough caregivers. Pay is $80 total for four Wednesdays (1/17,1/24, 1/31, 2/7) from 6:15–8pm. All workers background checked. Contact bianca@huronhills.org for info.

HHYouth News

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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!

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.
Middle School Youth Group: Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30pm.
High School Youth Group: Sundays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Gospel Project
The Gospel Project is Sunday mornings at 9:30am. At The Gospel Project students will be studying God's word, and learning to apply his word to their lives. This is open to all students 6th to 12th grade.

Guys Tuesday Night Small Group
All HS guys should come be part of the small group Tuesday nights at Dave's house. Let's hang out, study the Bible, and push each other to bigger and better things! For details or questions, please contact Dave at 734-657-1611.
TimeTuesdays @ 7:00pm.
LocationDave Raymond's House, 2765 Nixon Rd

Christmas Party—Saturday, December 16, 7pm
All high school and middle school student should come join us at the Lodge for our Christmas Party. There will be food, cookie decorating, a Christmas move, and games. Please bring something to eat or drink to share with everyone!

Winter Calendar
Saturday, December 16—HHYouth Christmas Party
Friday, January 5—Movie Night
Saturday, February 10—Nerf Night
Saturday, February 24—Ice Skating
Friday, March 9–Sunday, March 11—SpringHill Winter Retreat
Saturday, April 7—Zap Zone

HHCollege News

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