Weekly Update Jun 29, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Board Chair
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. *The Word will take the month of July off.
  • Bridges Sunday Class—11:00am, Room 217
    We gear the class toward international students but anyone is welcome. We are studying The Gospel of Mark. Teachers are Ryan Nelson, Rich Steiner and Peter Talbot. *Bridges will take the month of July off.

HHKids News

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

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

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

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

HHYouth News

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

  • 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

HHCollege News

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

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

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