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Detroit, Here We Come
This August 16-20, 12 The.element students and leaders are going on a summer service project to Detroit with the Center For Student Missions. During their time away, they’ll learn about poverty, diversity, and social justice issues, as well as issues surrounding the availability of nutritious food in low-income urban settings by serving in soup kitchens, visiting retirement homes, playing with kids in day camp programs, working at an urban farm, and more. Want to know how you can take part? We’d love your prayer and financial support. Visit marshill.org/element to donate to a participant’s trip expenses, or our General Trip Fund. Then join us in praying for safe travels, a healthy team, and that our students would grow through this and learn that serving and caring is a way of life.
- July 12, 19, 26 [All Kids Programs Open]
- August 2,9,16,23 [Elementary Closed/Babies + Preschool Open]
- August 30 [Closed for Volunteer Training]
- September 6 [Closed for Labor Day]
- September 13 – MHK Move up Sunday
During the summer our Kids programs rely on new, short term volunteers, and we need your help! Could you set aside one Sunday [or 2 or 3] to help out in our Kids Ministries? We especially need help on July 19, August 2, + August 16. Email email@example.com to learn more.
We’ve had a blast at our Summer Bible Studies this summer. Here’s a peek at what they’ve involved:
- 1,000 Water balloons
- 30 Cans of shaving cream + silly string
- Hitting each other with pool noodles
- Dressing like Pirates
- Reflecting on Scripture to find out how to live the best kind of life
- Meeting new friends
- Eating ice cream
- Endless amounts of laughs
Can’t wait to see us again? We’ve got special surprises and fun happenings all summer long. Check out our summer calendars at marshill.org/students for more details.
This August 16-20, The.element is heading to Detroit for a summer service trip where we’ll learn about poverty, diversity, and social justice issues, as well as issues surrounding the availability of nutritious food in low-income urban environments.We can’t wait to serve and love others together. Please keep our team in your prayers as we prepare.
Our Student Programs have a variety of volunteer roles for a variety of schedules and personalities. Learn more about what it takes to be a LifeGroup Leader, LifeGroup Leader Coach, Worship Band or Tech Team Member, Hospitality Team Member, and more at marshill.org/serve-students
Could you serve an hour behind the scenes to help set up for Sunday mornings? Times/days are totally flexible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and volunteer.
Mentoring a student isn’t everyone’s gifting, and serving for an hour every week isn’t possible for everyone who would like to be involved. So how can you impact the lives of our mentees without mentoring? Through sponsorship. As a Mars Hill Mentoring Sponsor, you can invest in the students of Burton Elementary by providing financial and prayer support for our program. Learn more and apply at marshill.org/mentoring
Join Into The Noise this September 17-20 for a trip to the Toronto International Film Festival where we’ll view film and spirituality through a new lens. Prices begin at $200 and include transportation, lodging [pricing varies], daily sessions, and 5 film tickets. Register at intothenoise.org/register using the password: wonder.
ArtPrize exists to reboot the conversation between artists and audiences. Into The Noise exists to help you navigate that conversation. So join us from September 30-October 2 when we’ll host daily Art Prize experiences, including Daily Group Sessions with Artists + Curators, Guided Venue Tours, Dinner, and more as part of our 2015 Into The Noise: Art Prize Edition. Register now at intothenoise.org/register/artprize, password: wonder.
News + Events
As convenient as it would be—life isn’t black and white. So how do you navigate the gray? Together. You’re invited to join Kent Dobson, Andy Soper, and Shane Claiborne from 6-9pm on Saturday, August 8 for an evening at Hope Farms and an open discussion on reconciling all things to God. By looking at the life of St. Francis and Shane’s personal experiences with those living in wealth and poverty, we’ll attempt to understand how we can turn our love for justice into a life of justice. Cost is $10 and includes dinner. Space is limited to the first 250 registrants. Find more info and sign up at marshill.org/GM.
For those with basic urgent needs, it is our desire to help. If you need financial assistance, check out our White Bucket Project. Applications are available online at marshill.org/TWBP. Once you return the completed form to Mars Hill, you will be contacted by a benevolence advisor that will help determine the best ways for Mars Hill or other agencies to come around you financially at this time.
Groups + Classes
If you’re an empty nester, join us for a special day away on August 8 at the Unity Christian Music Festival. Tickets are $27.50 and include concerts with artists such as Mark Schultz, Salvador, and Matthew West. Contact the group leader Denise [her info is available at marshill.org/emptynesters] if you’re interested in attending with the group. Tickets can be purchased at unitymusicfestival.com.
Interested in starting a new group or teaching a class? We’d love to hear more about your idea and talk more about what leadership at Mars Hill entails. Email email@example.com.