Weekly Update Jan 18, 2018

Prayer Focus
As we enter this New Year, we ask for your grace to live and walk in your presence day by day. May the people of Huron Hills, empowered by your Spirit, earnestly seek you in prayer, praise, and provision for every need great or small. May we step out in the world ready to share with others: our time, resources and hearts of compassion. Amen.

  • ŸIsaiah 12:4,5—Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done, and proclaim that His name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for He has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.

THIS SUNDAY, January 21, after worship: All–Church Pizza Lunch
Join us following the service for an All-Church Lunch in the Fellowship Hall! Pizza will be provided. Last names A-M bring a salad or side to share; N-Z bring a dessert. If you’d like, bring board games too! 

9:30am Sunday Winter Spiritual Formation Classes—check out any class at any time!
Ÿ  The Word/Gospel Project for Adults (217)
Ÿ  Bridges (216A)
Ÿ  Engaging Our World:
       Conversations: Acts, Diversity, and Mission (216B)
       (1/7–2/11, 6 weeks
       Loving Your Muslim Neighbor, Part 2 (216B)
       (2/18–3/25, 6 weeks)
Ÿ  Getting Established:
       Living Out Your Faith (Fellowship Hall)
       (1/7–2/11, 6 weeks)
       HHC Next Steps Workshop (Fellowship Hall)
       (2/18–3/25, 6 weeks)
Ÿ  HHKids, Infant–5th gr: Gospel Project (Lower Level)
Ÿ  HHYouth (MS/HS): Gospel Project (Lower Level)       

Wednesdays, January 17–February 7: Join us any week for The Well 2.0, 4 week Learning Experience
Dinner provided for all at 6pm, Classes 6:30–8pm

  • ŸGrace & Truth (Facilitator–Pastor Nathan Clair): Go deeper with Sunday’s sermons as we explore what it means to empower people just like Jesus did to a life of grace and truth.
  • ŸMarriage Course (Facilitators–HHKids & Family Minister Bianca Humphries & David Humphries) : Drawing from the Alpha Marriage Course, join us for large group teaching, discussion time alone with your spouse, and Q & A. *RSVP needed for materials (no cost) to Bianca@huronhills.org.
  • ŸIntroduction to the Old Testament (Facilitator–Roseanne Sension): Join us for this fascinating, three–session birds–eye view of the Old Testament to learn more about God through its theology, history, and stories. (3 weeks, no class February 7)
  • ŸMiddle School Youth at The Lodge, 6:30–8:30pm
  • ŸLimited childcare available—registration required via email to Bianca@huronhills.org.

Join or start a Home Group
If you call Huron Hills your church home, we encourage you to join a home group! Home Groups at Huron Hills Church are the best way to get to know others as you do life together and look at God's Word or Bible-related resources in community. We have one that meets every day of the week. Check out our Home Group station in the Lobby or e-mail JulieMEsch@yahoo.com to find one that is a good fit.

Friday Men’s Group at The Lodge
Men 18 and over, join us bright and early for our 6am bi-weekly Friday men’s group at The Lodge, as we connect and dive into God’s Word over breakfast before we head out for our days. A great way to start your day. Contact Derek Metzger at metzgerd1@gmail.com or 734.497.8997 for info.

New Home Group Starting
Looking to join a Home Group? Gene and Anne Mage will be launching one in their home soon for adults. They plan to meet on Saturday evenings. Contact them if interested: a2mages@gmail.com.
Home Group Leaders Lunch
Do you currently lead or want to start a Home Group? Our next quarterly Home Group Leaders’ Gathering will be a free lunch after church Sunday, January 28 from 12:30–2pm in Room 216. We’ll discuss 6 Keys to a Thriving Home Group, look at scripture together, and have a chance to connect. Spouses or friends are welcome–this is open to anyone. RSVP to Kurt@huronhills.org.

Snow Patrol Volunteers Needed
Your HHC Properties Ministry Team is looking for volunteers to take ONE weekend this winter to be responsible to remove snow from the walks around the church and the Lodge and to keep the areas near the doors clear of ice during the Sunday morning activities.
This is a Saturday/Sunday AM only responsibility. We have great equipment and will train you to use it. This could perhaps be a Home Group, parent/child activity, or done as an individual.
If you are willing to volunteer for an upcoming weekend this winter, please email Brad Davis at bzdavis1@comcast.net. Be a part of the Snow Removal Team at Huron Hills!

Proposed Change to HHC By-Laws
The Huron Hills Church Board has favorably considered, and is now communicating, a proposed change to HHC By-Laws: Increasing the length of the Nominating Team term from two to three years. The proposed wording of the change is below. The first reading of the proposed change will be on Sunday, February 4 with a vote on Sunday, March 4 (concurrent with the Annual Meeting). Go to the Info Center to pick up an information packet with the text of the proposed change, along with FAQs. The information was also attached to Pastor Nathan's email this week. 

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. Last year HHC volunteers, along with volunteers from other congregations, helped to shelter, feed and support 52 families at Alpha House.
You can be a neighbor to these families and 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 Monday, January 29–Friday, February 2. 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.  More info can be found at www.alphahouse-ihn.org.

A Celebration of Martin Luther King's Biblical Legacy, January 25, 7–8:30pm
Rackham Auditorium on the UM campus. In honor of the 50th year since Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, three groups are co-sponsoring an event at the University of Michigan to commemorate MLK day. The Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Freedman Lectures, and the Michigan Center for Early Christian Studies are sponsoring a talk and panel discussion entitled "A Celebration of MLK's Biblical Legacy". Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Mitzi Smith from Ashland University, will give a presentation on MLK's Biblical legacy. Her talk will be followed by a panel of distinguished pastors and scholars discussing dimensions of MLK's Biblical legacy. Please join us!

Email Prayer Group
If you would like to receive prayer requests by email, please send an email to Allison Zehnder at azehnder@huronhills.org. 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. 

Shiloh
The name Shiloh means "place of peace." For women experiencing (or remembering) 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 from 7–8:30pm in Room 117 on the lower level. The lower level doors will be unlocked, and you will be greeted with tea, snacks, and a safe, inviting space. bianca@huronhills.org.

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 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.

HHKids News 

HHKids Sunday Format
Ÿ  9:30–10:30 The Gospel Project 0–5th
Ÿ  10:30 Elementary Kids Picked Up, Preschool may remain downstairs
Ÿ  11:00 Elementary K–3rd start in service, 4th/5th remain in service (show completed sermon notes at Welcome Center for a treat! Also, Action Bibles are available to borrow from Home Group Table)

2018 Volunteers needed!
Come minister to our children and families. We need bi–weekly:
(1) 11:00 Preschool teacher
(2) 11:00 Nursery caregivers
(3) 11:00 Elementary helpers (especially guys)
(2) Check In/HHKids Hosts, monthly
And Subs! We will train you, provide materials, set up, and just need you to play and show God’s love you our kids!

Strengthen Your Marriage
Join facilitators David and Bianca Humphries for part one of the Alpha Marriage course beginning Wednesday 1/17 at 6:30, as a part of our The Well 2.0 offerings. There will be teaching, video, and guided conversation for each couple (you will not be asked to disclose anything about your marriage to anyone but your partner). RSVP needed for materials and set up- to bianca@huronhills.org. Childcare available - registration required- to bianca@huronhills.org.

Paid Childcare Opportunity
We will be holding a four week Marriage class in January and hope to offer childcare if we can get enough caregivers. Pay is $80 total for four Wednesdays (1/17,1/24, 1/31, 2/7) from 6:15-8. All workers will be background checked. bianca@huronhills.org for info.

HHYouth News

Follow us!
Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/HHYouth1 or on Instagram at huronhillsyouth. Contact Kurtis at kurtisrosen@gmail.com with any questions!

Nerf Night
Come join us for our epic Nerf Night on February 10 at 7pm! Invite all of your friends!

Middle School and High School Youth Group
Youth Group meets each week to hang out, build community, worship God, and study His Word. Middle School meets Wednesdays 7–8:30pm. High School meets Sundays 6:30–8:30pm.

Gospel Project
Sundays at 9:30am. We study God’s word and learn to apply his word to our lives. Open to 6–12th grade.

Winter Calendar
Saturday, February 10—Nerf Night
Saturday, February 24—Ice Skating
Friday, Mar. 9–Sunday, Mar. 11—SpringHill Retreat
Saturday, April 7—Zap Zone

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! 

Welcome College Students
LIKE our Facebook page HHCollege to keep up with what’s happening with the college ministry! 

Volunteers (still) needed
Hey all—come help minister 1–2x a month to kids and families! All the work is prepped and ready and we have some awesome HHKids.
We need:
(1) 11:00 PreK teacher
(2) 11:00 elementary teacher/assistant
(2) 11:00 nursery caregivers.
Schedule unsure? Sign up to be on our sub list! Or reach out to Bianca for additional ways you can help during the week. bianca@huronhills.org