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Adding Angles: The Homestrech

The next film in our fall Adding Angles series, The Homestrech, follows 3 homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. The film then goes beyond high school, to focus on the crucial transition after graduation, when the structure of school vanishes, and homeless youth struggle to find the support and community they need to survive and be independent. A powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young, homeless and building a future in America today.

Nov 20 at 8pm, Wealthy Theater

Adoption Group Gathering

Join us at our gathering on Monday, Nov 10 from 7-9pm to hear guest speaker, Dennis VanKampen, who is one of Mars Hill’s lay pastors, speak on God’s heart for adoption. Come share life, your adoption journey, and the joys and struggles with others on the same journey. Have questions? Call Kate at 616.307.6021.



Cheer Cheer For The Home Team

Sunday, November 16 is Sport Team Day in Elementary! If you’re in or volunteer in our Kindergarten through 4th grade, be sure to wear your favorite sport team attire to church to take part.

MHK Volunteer Potluck—Nov 16

Mars Hill Kids Volunteers—you’re invited to our annual MHK Thanksgiving potluck on Sunday, November 16! Join us from 12:30-2pm in the Student Room to celebrate all that God is doing in our Kids programs while enjoying a holiday feast. If you’re a volunteer in MHK, you should have already received an email invite with more details and a link to RSVP. If you did not receive that email, please be sure to let us know, and we’ll contact you right away. We look forward to celebrating together, and are so thankful for all of our amazing volunteers.



A Little Bit Of This. Little Bit Of That.

Throughout November, our middle school ministries, Fifty6 and The.element, will be collecting supplies for homeless youth outreach backpacks that will be distributed at HQ. We have invited students to think creatively about how they can raise awareness in their community and collect the following supplies: Deodorant, Socks, Beanies/hats, Bandaids, Lip balm, Pens/pencils, Notepads, Nail clippers, Feminine hygiene products, Body powder/foot powder, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Soap, and Hand sanitizer. Check out our Facebook page in mid-November for photos and updates.


Have We Told Our Volunteers Lately That We Love You

Five times a year, LifeGroups Leaders plan RELA Nights for their groups to get together and grow as a community outside of our regular Sunday evening programming. Bowling, frisbee golf, corn mazes, apple orchards, video games, yoga, bonfires, are just a few of the activities our awesome volunteers have planned for their small group of students so far this year. We are so blessed by their creativity and love.


Volunteer Opportunities

Urgent. Urgent. Emergency.

If you’re not shy, you know how to make silly sounds, you wanna fly, can’t keep your feet on the ground then we’ve got an urgent, urgent, emergency—our Preschool Team needs an 11am Large Group Leader. It’s urgent. Urgent. Emergency. This creative, up-front personality will make the Bible come alive by leading our kids and leaders in storytelling, prayer, singing, role playing, games and more. Interested? Contact us immediately at cause it’s urgent, urgent, urgent, urgent.


We’re in need of a few more people to help us with: Security! Could you ensure that Mars Hill is a safe place at our weekly Gatherings and special events? Active-duty and retired police and military service men and women, as well as those who have security background, are invited to apply. Visit to learn more.


Build A Filter For 20 Liters

You’re invited to our next 2 filter building parties on Mondays, Oct 27 and Nov 10 from 6:30-8:30pm at Mars Hill. With your help, we’ll assemble SAM 3 water filters for 1275 people in need of clean water in Rwanda. Sign up yourself, your family and your friends now at

Backpacks for HQ

In October, both Fifty6 + The.element will collect supplies to fill 100 backpacks for homeless teenagers in Grand Rapids. As part of this experience, Andy Soper, our Director of Mobilization will share a little about HQ with our middle schoolers on Oct 19 and raise their awareness of homeless teens in their own neighborhoods.

Want to help fill a backpack? We’re collecting: deodorant, socks, beanies/hats, bandaids, chap stick, pens/pencils, notepads, nail clippers, feminine hygiene products, body powder/foot powder, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hand sanitizer. Donations can be dropped at the Welcome Center by Oct 26.


Shauna Niequist
Join us at 9am + 11am to hear from guest teacher, Shauna Niequist.
Advent Begins
Food Drive Begins
Christmas Eve Gathering
6pm, in the Shed.
Offices Close for Christmas/New Year
Open for Sunday Gatherings
Offices Reopen