Weekly Update Sept 7, 2017

New Sunday Format Starting September 10!
9:30am BECOMING ONE: SPIRITUAL FORMATION FOR ALL AGES. 
Age 0–5th grade: The Gospel Project
HHYouth: The Gospel Project
9:30am Adult Spiritual Formation Classes
We have four adult spiritual formation classes that kick off today that you can still join at any time. See card on seats for details. Contact Kurt Heinold at kurt@huronhills.org for questions.
10:30am COFFEE AND... 
Food and fellowship! 
11–12:15pm  WORSHIP TOGETHER
Phase 2 for HH Kids: 
Nursery & PreK start downstairs
Grades K-3: Start in Sanctuary for worship, then dismissed to lower level. 

If You’re New, Come to ULunch THIS SUNDAY!
College students, young adults, and newcomers of ALL AGES! Join us Sunday, September 10 after worship for a free home cooked meal! Bring your friends to Fellowship Hall and learn more about how you can get connected to Huron Hills! We want to be a spiritual home for everyone!

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

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
HHMoms is an intergenerational group of moms looking for depth of relationship with each other and Christ! We’ll be kicking off our second year on Friday mornings here at Huron Hills, beginning September 8, 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

HHKids Back Downstairs!
This Sunday all HHKids and Youth will be back downstairs. The reno is not quite complete, but we are happy to open up the lower level again!

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 Kick Off THIS SUNDAY!

Come join us for our Fall Kick Off this Sunday, September 10 from 4–7pm! We will be grilling out, and there will be an inflatable obstacle course, a moon bounce, super smash brothers, dodge ball, basketball, volleyball, cotton candy, crafts, and more!! Everyone will have the chance to win awesome prizes! Top prize is an Xbox One or Wii U! Invite all of your friends! All middle and high school students are welcome!

Fall Calendar

Ÿ  September 10—Fall Kickoff from 4–7pm @ HHC
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 beginning September 13.

Gospel Project

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

HHCollege News

College Ministry Update
With the new school year, we are seeking to deepen connections between college and graduate school students at Huron Hills and our larger church family. Please consider helping us out with two exciting initiatives we are launching this fall:

  • Adopt-a-Student: Volunteer to make your home a home-away-from-home for a college student (or group of students). Meals, laundry, coffee, conversation: your can give our college students and graduate students a chance to see what life can look like after school, and understand better how to maintain a strong connection with God and His people.
  • ULunch Service: We will be hosting one extra lunch in the first month of school, and we are asking for small groups to volunteer their service in preparing and serving food on September 24 and October 8.

For more information, or to join in in the fun and service, please contact: Nate Veldhoff (natev@huronhills.org)

Welcome College Students
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HH College and Young Adult Fall Retreat
Join us for our annual fall retreat in Muskegon, September 15–17. More information to come soon. Contact Rachel at lunningr@gmail.com.