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From asphalt to Eden, help our garden grow.
Good things are growing in our parking lot garden—which was established to be a living expression of our commitment to Haiti. It’s in midseason form, and now we need lots of help from July through September.
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm and Saturday at 10am, we’ll be working to weed, water, and harvest the vegetables. We need about 6 people for each time period, with each slot being 30-45 minutes. If you’d like to sign up, whether you have a green thumb or not, please click here to access the sign-up sheet and choose what slot works best for you. Get your friends or family together and make it a group thing.
Do you love working with kids? Are you a kid at heart? Summer is in full swing, but there’s still time to sign up for Summer Serve in Mars Hill Kids. There's 4 Sundays left to choose from. Learn more.
As we continue the 10AM Summer Gathering, we'll also continue our Elementary programming through July. During this time, we’ll be exploring the 10 Commandments. To learn more, and to see a Summer Calendar of events, click here.
5th and 6th graders—join us for a day at SpringHill in Evart, MI, for swimming, playing games, activities, singing, random hide-and-go-seek, and more. Drop off is at 7am at Mars Hill (North Entrance) and pick up is 10pm on the same day. Register here before the July 29th deadline.
Rising 7th + 8th graders—we’ll see you tomorrow for an awesome time of camping, beaching, laughing, river-tubing, friend-making, learning, and s’more-eating at Muskegon State Park + Michigan Adventure. Drop off is 8:30am on Friday, July 18, at Mars Hill. Pick up is 9pm on Sunday, July 20, at Mars Hill.
On July 29, rising 5th and 6th graders should prepare for Crud Wars at Mars Hill from 6pm-8pm. It will be the most fun they've ever had, and the messiest they've ever been.
Our three-week Pre-Marriage Class will help guide you through topics including conflict resolution, communication, sexual intimacy, finances, and spiritual oneness. Register for the October 15, 22, and 29 classes here.
Join Into The Noise at ArtPrize 2014. There, we’ll explore spiritual meaning and talk about how art shapes and forms us spiritually. The event is Oct 1-3, early bird registration ends July 31. Find more info at intothenoise.org.
Head north with Into The Noise where we’ll discuss how stories in film interact with our own stories at the Toronto International Film Festival [Sept 11-14, registration ends August 29]. There’s only two spots left, so grab one today. Register here.
Have any socks, washcloths, sunscreen, umbrellas, or other items you can donate? We're still in need of many more items to distribute to youths on the streets in Grand Rapids. You can drop off your donations at the Welcome Center the next two weeks at church. Learn what else we’re doing here.
There are so many ways to help out at Mars Hill all summer and into the fall. Click here to find the volunteer role that’s fit for you.
If you can cook a meal and transport it, consider how you can care for Mars Hill community members and others by providing a meal for those experiencing hardship and/or in need of assistance. To make your availability known, click here.