Weekly Update Jun 8, 2018

Prayer Focus

May the people of Huron Hills, in the midst of chaos, confusion, and terror in the world strive for peace in our homes, our neighborhoods and in our hearts. 
Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
"O Lord, awaken the consciousness of all people's and their leaders; raise up men and women full of love and generosity who can speak and act for peace, and show us new ways in which hatred can be left behind, wounds can be healed, and unity can be restored."    
~Henri Nouwen (A Cry for Mercy)

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 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.

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
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.

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

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!

Date Night!
Parents, mark your calendar for the next Date Night Saturday June 24, 6–8pm! This outdoor- themed event is a fundraiser for the HHYouth Mexico team. RSVP bianca@huronills.org by June 18.

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

XP3 Sunday School at 9:30am

  • On Sunday June 11, we will be welcoming the incoming 6th graders! 
  • Sunday, June 25, will be our LAST XP3 of the year. 

M68 End of Year Party
Wednesday, June 14 from 6:30–8:30 at the Lodge. We will have food, games, a bonfire, and a chance for the students and leaders to share and reflect on the year. This will be our LAST M68 of the year.

Island Lake Middle School Hangout
Friday, June 9 from 5–9:30pm. Come for a fun night at the beach at Island Lake State Park! We'll have volleyball, swimming, Frisbee, and more. Hotdogs and hamburgers provided, pickup and drop off at the Lodge. Incoming 6th graders are welcome!

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

Graduation Open Houses

  • Colleen Frantz—Saturday, June 10 from 1–4pm. 4200 Nixon Road, Ann Arbor, 48105
  • 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.

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