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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

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


This December In Preschool

For 3 weeks in December, both our 2’s and 3-5 year olds will experience and celebrate the story of Jesus’ birth through singing, creating [for example, we’ll make Christmas cards one week], and sharing the joy of Christmas with others.

Caring Con Casseroles

Thank you to everyone that attended our Mars Hill Kids Volunteer Potluck! It was a wonderful time of fellowship together, with many people commenting on how much they enjoyed that time together and how it made a big church feel smaller and more personal. We are so thankful for each and every one of our volunteers and the many ways that God is taking care of the families at Mars Hill through their service.


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!

Christmas Break

Our Student programs will be closed on Dec 28 for Christmas Break. Enjoy the holiday everyone and we’ll see you on Jan 4.

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.


Christmas Eve Gathering
6pm, in the Shed.
Offices Close for Christmas/New Year
Open for Sunday Gatherings
Offices Reopen