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Explore Your Story In A New Session Of Retelling

  Journey with others in our community while exploring your story, learning how your past has shaped you, and how you might live into your future in light of what God’s been doing in your life. Have questions? Meet the leaders in the Shed after the 9am and 11am Gatherings on Sunday, Jan 15. Thursdays, Jan 22-Apr 2 | 7-9pm | Room 501  

Adoption Family Potluck Dinner

Adoptive Families, let’s get together for some fun and fellowship at our next Adoption Family Potluck Dinner. Bring your own drinks, a main course dish to pass + dessert or salad, and join us on Dec 8.

Monday, Dec 8 | 5:45-7:30pm | Room 501


Kids + Students Closed On Dec 28

Our Kids + Students programs will be on Christmas Break on Dec 28. We hope you’ll enjoy the extra family time and we’ll plan to see you bright and early on Jan 4.

All Are Welcome

Our volunteers work hard to make Mars Hill a place where everyone can be involved and grow. Any child or adult with special needs is welcome to attend any of the programs that Mars Hill provides, and 1:1 assistance is available if needed. Contact our Special Needs Coordinator, Rachel, at for more info.


Winter Camps Are 2 Weeks Away

Students—Pack your parka and join us for 3 days of tubing, broomball, LifeGroups, learning, laughing, and all around fun-having, while growing in God and community. Sign up for $129 [includes all meals, transportation to and from TimberWolf, and your camp registration] at

Mars Hill Students—Ultimate Family Sing Off

We all know the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loudly for all to hear. So on Dec 21, our Student Ministries will be hosting a special gathering for students and their families to do just that. Join hundreds of other merry men and women for this giant sing along through local neighborhoods. There’ll be cookies, hot chocolate, Christmas cheer, and a live band in tow. Meet at 6pm in the Shed and dress warmly!

Volunteer Opportunities

Wish You Could Go To Winter Camp?

You can—as part of our work crew! We need 30 adult volunteers to join us as helpers for the weekend [Jan 23-25]. Being a part of our Winter Camp Work Crew is a great way to support our student ministry when you aren’t able to serve all year. Come up with your spouse, college age student, small group, or group of friends. Our Work Crew helps with food prep, food service, and kitchen clean up. Plus you’ll get to enjoy Timberwolf during your free time! Email to apply.

Do You Have The Gift Of Group?

Some people are one-on-one people and some people thrive in groups. If you’re the latter, we need you! We’re currently looking for hosts for our new Lent Short Circle groups beginning Feb 22 and running through Apr 5. Could you create a welcoming space and help facilitate conversation among 8-10 people from our community? Learn more about Short Circles and hosting at


Some Assembly Required

You’re invited to our next 2 filter building parties on Mondays, Jan 12 + 26 from 6:30-8:30pm at Mars Hill. With your help, we’ll assemble SAM 3 water filters for hundreds of people in need of clean water in Rwanda. Sign up yourself, your family and your friends now at

Cheers To Gahanaga—Jan 4

Not long ago, the vast majority of people in the rural Gahanga district suffered from a lack of clean water, which led to sickness, diarrhea, and in many cases, despair. 20 Liters was determined to change that—and that’s exactly what they did. Thanks to all of you who donated or volunteered. We’ll have a special toast to celebrate at our Gatherings on Jan 4. In the meantime, join us in saying cheers online in 3 easy steps.

1—Create a video of you and others toasting clean water and 20 Liters.

2—Post it to both the 20Liters Facebook page and your own page with hashtag #Cheers2Water. [Using the hashtag is really important because that’s how we’ll find your cheers!]

3—Share it with friends and family on Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #Cheers2Water. And be sure to continue giving towards our next 2 districts at


Gracious Parenting Workshop
How To Talk To Your Teens About Sex
WOW Special Event
Guest Speaker, Carissa Woodwyk 6:30-8:30pm
Ash Wednesday
Services at 6:30am and 12 noon.
Lent Begins
Gracious Parenting Workshop
How To Deal With Anger [Yours + Theirs]
MHS Collaborative
With Special Guest, Chap Clark
Evening With Dan Allender
Margin Retreat
Exegy Intensive