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Gathering For More Than The Gatherings
There is more for you at Mars Hill than just what happens in the Shed on Sunday. Church is not something we attend; it is who we are called to be in the world. To make the step from the Shed into your every day life even easier we have all sorts of opportunities [ministries] designed to support, develop, encourage, and serve you and your family in your spiritual journey.
Join us after the Gatherings this Sept 7-28 for an interactive experience where our pastors will highlight a number of ways in which you can connect, get involved, and grow in your faith.
Groups + Classes
Gracious Parenting is a new class where parents can find support, guidance, and tools to help you navigate through the more difficult aspects of parenting.
Oct 17-18, Jan 23-24, or Apr 24-25
Already married for a couple years? Now what? The first years of your marriage are bound to bring joy and challenge. So now that you’ve moved from excited expectations to some experience, it’s time to step back and look at how you can embrace this life transition well. Join us for an interactive group discussion on a variety of topics including honesty, conflict resolution, unconditional love, and commitment. Journeying with 6-15 other married couples, we’ll share our experiences to open up an honest dialogue on both the beauty and challenges of married life. Register now. Our first session is Wednesday, September 17th at 7pm in room 503 at Mars Hill.
Join us to view Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death, + Technology, where the film maker explores the visible and invisible connections between the environment, consumption, population growth, technology, human rights, the global economy—while searching for her place in the world.
Wednesday, Sept 18 | 8pm | Wealthy Theater
If you’re interested in being part of MHS—it’s not too late. Anthem needs Family Leaders. The.element needs 1 male LifeGroup leader, 3 Welcome Teamers, and 2 Family Leaders. Fifty6 needs 9 male LifeGroup Leaders. Visit marshill.org/serve-students for details.
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.
5th + 6th Graders—Who are “Two Wild and Crazy Pastors?” What happens during “Roots?” Who is the best 4-square player? What is the story of re[newed] creation? What is “Slice of Life?” Is the Fifty6 Gameshow really a gameshow? Come to Fifty6 from 6-7:30pm on Sunday Nights to find the answers.
Summer at Anthem flew by. Our Bible Studies were a huge hit with epic games of Ultimate Frisbee. Then, in June we partnered with Habitat for Humanity and helped a family spruce up their home. In July we had a blast at Anthem Summer Camp where 52 students and adults took the UP by storm and hiked the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Now, it’s time for another great year! If you’re in High School, Anthem is the place to be. Join us on Sunday nights from 7:30-9:15pm for some outrageous fun and intriguing conversation with genuine people who care about you.
Kids—We can't wait to start another great year with you on Sept 7! Come ready to join us again at 9am or 11am in your new grade room. We'll see you soon!
Parents, just a reminder that our Kids Ministries are closed this weekend for our annual Mars Hill Kids Volunteer Training! Please join us in praying for all of our Kids leaders as they prepare for another great year of loving and leading your kids.
News + Events
On Sept 28, artist Makoto Fujimura will be guest teaching on art and spirituality at the 9am + 11am Mars Hill Gatherings. Want a sneak peek at his work? He'll be giving doing a special ArtPrize preview and a free screening of his film at the Acton Institute next week.
Tuesday, September 23 “Walking on Water” Sneak Peek at Art Prize Venue Followed by a lecture entitled: A Journey of Faith and Art 7pm at Acton Learn more and register > Friday, September 26 Free screening of “Golden Sea” Followed by a lecture by Mako 6pm at Acton No Registration Required
Kent’s NIV First Century Study Bible is a starting place for jumping into the cultural background of the Bible. It helps readers explore what the Bible means for their lives by looking at what it meant for those who were writing and reading the Bible in ancient times.
Want to learn more? We’ll be hosting a release party after the 11am Gathering on Oct 5. Join us to hear Kent give a short introduction about the Bible and how you can best engage with it, ask questions, and pick up your copy at 28% off!