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Walk For Water 2015 Has Begun!
Dirty water kills more people than all forms of violence including war. In fact, every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease. That’s not right. So help us do something about it. You can fight dirty water by raising funds and awareness at this year’s Walk for Water on May 16. Register to join us from 11am–1pm at Ah-Nab-Awen Park [220 Front Ave NW—by Gerald R. Ford Museum] at 20Liters.org/wfw then visit our Welcome Center to set up your fundraising campaign, buy a t-shirt, and grab some temporary tattoos, window clings, fundraising postcards, and more. Plus, this year all of Grand Rapids is invited to walk and raise funds so be sure to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to take part. Together, we can help create access to clean water for those who are without.
Our Special Needs Coordinator, Rachel Goddard, and a few of our SN volunteers will be participating in the Walk for Autism Awareness to support the Mars Hill families that are involved! We’d love for you to join us at Kuyper College from 12-3pm on April 26. For more info, email email@example.com
Our curriculum is focused on The Holy Spirit. Check out your take home sheet for great questions and ways to engage with your child about what they’re learning.
The.element is launching their first Summer Service Trip! Join us as we head to Detroit on August 16-20 to work with The Center for Student Missions. Students entering 7th or 8th grade in the fall, their parents, and middle school LifeGroup leaders are invited to apply. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Parents—you and your 4th grader are invited to a special Fifty6 preview night on April 26. Join us in the South Hallway from 5:50pm-7:30pm to find out what things like “Two Wild + Crazy Pastors", "Slice of Life", and "Roots” mean. You’ll also get an opportunity to hear about our upcoming summer events from Fifty6 Pastor, Kyle Lake.
Could you ensure that Mars Hill is a safe place for our 11am Gatherings? Anyone with police and military service, or a security background is invited to apply to join our Security Team at marshill.org/security
LifeGroup leaders walk with our students as they seek to live the best kind of life— the life God intended for them. Could you journey with a group of middle schoolers for the rest of this school year? We’re currently looking to fill a few specific positions:
- 1 Female Leader for 5th/6th Grade Girls
- 2 Male Leaders for 7th Grade Boys
- 1 Male Leader for 8th Grade Boys
HQ believes in the importance of education, and not just for the youth we serve, but for those serving them, as well. That’s why we offer a number of classes in addition to our HQ 101 course. Check out hqgr.org/trainings to learn more about these upcoming classes: Supporting LGBTQ Youth; Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children; Relationships/Boundaries and Cultural Competency; Trauma Sensitivity and Crisis Response.
Men, join us on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm in Room 502 to find community with men of all ages while growing in the knowledge of God. Each week we spend time in prayer and small group discussion. Hope you’ll check it out!
Are you engaged and seeking premarital counsel? Join us on Wednesdays, April 15, 22, 29 from 7-9pm. Our 3-week Pre Marriage Class will help guide you through topics including conflict resolution, communication, sexual intimacy, finances, and spiritual oneness. Classes are offered 3 times a year. If you want a Mars Hill Pastor to officiate your wedding, you and your future spouse are required to attend all 3 weeks of the class you register for, or you need to attend 4 sessions with a professional counselor. Click here for more information and to register.
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Each year, our Baptism Gatherings offer our community members the opportunity to declare their commitment to following Jesus in a powerful, public way. Are you ready to take this step in your faith? Baptism classes for Adults + Students, and Kids + Families will take place on April 26 at 10:15am and 12:15pm in Rooms 401 + 403 to help you discern whether now is the right time for you to be baptized, and prepare for our May 24 Baptism Gatherings. Have questions? Contact us at email@example.com
This spring is jam packed with a ton of great events. Be sure to save the dates for:
- Walk For Water - May 16
- Mars Hill Annual Celebration - May 17
- Baptism - May 24
- 10am Summer Service - Begins June 7