Weekly Update Sept 15, 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!* See the card on your seat for details. Contact kurt@huronhills.org with any questions.

All Ages Free Tailgate Party (September 23, Lot Opens 1pm, Game 4pm)
It's a laid back Tailgate Party for all ages! Michigan vs. Purdue! Invite your friends to come to the HH parking lot, bring a grill and/or picnic foods, some lawn chairs and let's have a great time together! There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, face-painting, bouncies, and sidewalk chalk for the kids. We'll watch the game on a 9x12 screen! A free drawing for prizes will roll out at half-time. You don't have to be a football fan! This is an awesome way for us to continue to grow in love and outreach together! 

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.  

Community Life Director
Our new Community Life Director, Kurt Heinold, is excited to meet with you, get to know you, and hear any ideas you have for community life and connections at Huron Hills. He would love to hear from you and set up a get-together at kurt@huronhills.org

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).

Want to Get Involved with Worship Arts?
If you sing, play an instrument, or work with tech, and are passionate about creating a space of worshipful encounter with God, we'd love to meet you! A great way to make that happen would be to join us at our next team rehearsal night on Monday, September 25 at 7pm in the church sanctuary. Our rehearsal nights are a time for everyone involved (or looking to get involved) with the Worship Team to gather, hang out, and play through a bunch of tunes together. We'd love to see you there! Questions or looking for more info? Contact Betsy King (betsy@huronhills.org) or 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!
  • K/1st Assistant 9:30 bi-weekly— Come play and assist with our awesome K/1st kiddos! 
  • Large Group Teacher— 9:30 Engaging person who loves kids and could soundly teach bible story/lead from our curriculum for kids K–5th grade in Large Group. 1–2/mo. (Bianca@huronhills.org)

Reaching Out to Homeless Families
Four times a year HHC serves as 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. You can extend the love of Christ by volunteering to provide supplies, prepare and serve meals, participate in the children’s activity time or stay overnight. Our next host week is September 25–29. Sign up in the foyer or contact Margaret Gaugler at mjgaugler@gmail.com.

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 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.

Divorce Recovery Workshop
This fall will mark the 33rd year that Divorce Recovery Workshop has been offered here at Huron Hills, and over the years hundreds of lives have been touched through this wonderful ministry. The workshop will meet on Thursday nights September 21–November 9, 7–9:30pm. Once again our presenter will be Eddie Dunn, who speaks with warmth and compassion, encouraging the participants to grow and experience healing in many areas of their lives. The presentations are from a Christian perspective, and are based on sound psychological principles dealing with grief/loss, recovery, and the process of healing. Please consider whether you or someone you know might be helped by this life-changing workshop. Contact Marilyn Johnston at msjston@aol.com, or call the church at (734) 769-6299 if you have questions or would like to pre-register. The registration fee is $40. Scholarships available.

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

Fall Calendar

  • Ÿ  September 23—Annual Tailgate @ HHC
  • Ÿ  October 7—Cider Mill
  • Ÿ  October 13–15—Middle School Fall Retreat
  • Ÿ  October 27–29—High School Fall Retreat
  • Ÿ  November 18–Nerf Gun Night
  • Ÿ  December 16–All Youth Christmas Party

Fall Program Information

  • Ÿ  High School Youth Group: Sundays from 6:30–8:30pm at the Lodge beginning September 17.
  • Ÿ  Middle School Youth Group: Wednesdays from 7–8:30pm at the Lodge.

Gospel Project
Open to middle and high school students. Sunday mornings at 9:30am.

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.