Weekly Update Jun 22, 2017

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

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

Board Connection
Did you know that public minutes from every HHC Board meeting are available to read in the church office? Stop in anytime the office is open to read through what the Board is currently working on, or take a dive into the past to see what past Boards discussed.

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

From the Board Chair
Good news! We have a strong candidate for the staff position that we are now calling Director of Community Life. (We had been calling it Associate Pastor.) We have changed the title to Director of Community Life because this role will include creating and implementing systems to help newcomers assimilate, equipping the people of Huron Hills in spiritual formation, and facilitating communication across the church.

Our hiring process is guided by the HHC Constitution, which states that the Lead Pastor is responsible for appointing new staff with the approval of the Church Board.  There is no congregational vote for staff appointed by the Lead Pastor.

In our search for Director of Community Life, we have an advisory team composed of David Baldridge, Gary Court, Julie Esch, Melodie Marske and Eric Svaan. Similarly, in our search for a youth pastor, we have an advisory team, which includes Chris Cristian, Cathy Galura, Marcy Hires, Michael Hoffman, Anna Mason, Kurtis Rosen, and Brian Samuel.

Please continue to pray for both advisory teams and for Pastor Nathan. May God would bring the right person to each role!

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.

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

HHKids July Volunteer Needs

July 2, 11:00: 2 Nursery
July 9, 11:00: 2 Elementary, 4 PreK/Nursery
July 16 (Leslie Science Center coming), 11:00: 2 Elementary, 5 PreK/Nursery
July 23 (Hands On Museum 11–1pm): 5 Elementary, 4 PreK
July 30, 11:00: 6 Elementary, 4 PreK
Email
bianca@huronhills.org or sign up at HHKids Check-In stations!

HHKids Summer
The theme for the summer is Gadgets and Gizmos- we are uniquely wired and wonderfully made. We will be exploring the theme of creativity: imagining what you could do because you're made in God's image. Our Memory Verse for June comes from Psalm 139:14. How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that (NIrV). 

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

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

HHYouth News

Mid High
XP3 Sunday School at 9:30am
Sunday, June 25, will be our LAST XP3 of the year. 

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

  • Game Night at the Lodge: Sunday, July 9 from 6:30–8:30pm
  • First Summer Youth Group: Sunday, July 16
  • Kayaking: Sunday, July 23, meet at the lodge at 12:15pm
  • Tijuana Mission Trip: Wednesday, July 26 to Wednesday, August 2
  • Cedar Point Trip: Friday, August 18
  • Last Summer Youth Group: Sunday, August 27
  • Fall Kickoff: Sunday, September 10

Graduation Open House
Ariana Trossen—Saturday, June 24 at 2pm. 2366 Hickory Point Drive, Ann Arbor, 48105

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.

SummertimeHave 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