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The Way Series: On The Male Journey
One of the ways we grow spiritually is by naming what is. To help us do that, we’ve invited Dan Allender here for a special men’s event on Oct 10 where we’ll name what is “unique” about the male journey—all the joys and struggles—especially as it relates to being a a male in our world today. Together, we’ll explore what it could look like to walk through our experiences and towards health and wholeness.
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We’re currently in need of an Elementary Room Leader during our 11am Gathering. Could you serve our kids + parents by keeping one of our rooms on schedule, providing leadership to your Shepherds, teaching a grade room, and interacting with our kids, parents, and other volunteers? Visit marshill.org/serve-kids to learn more.
Each week, our Elementary Welcome Team oversees the check in of our volunteers and kids to get our morning started off right. If you can smile, give high fives, and make parents and kids feel safe and welcome, you could be a great fit! Visit marshill.org/volunteer/elementary to learn more.
We know it’s that time of year when your calendar gets filled up quickly so please save the date for Mars Hill Students Parent Night on Sunday, Oct 25! This night will give you the opportunity to interact with your student’s LifeGroup leaders, meet ministry pastors, and hear a little bit more about our programs. We hope you’ll add it to your calendar! The fun begins at 6:30pm.
This year, our Mars Hill high school students will be hitting the streets of Grand Rapids in 1 of 3 service groups [Homelessness, Resources, and Privileges]. If you’re a High School student and interested in joining one of these groups, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Everyone else—stay tuned for updates!
Every Sunday, our Hospitality Team makes coffee, cuts bagels, welcomes our community, ushers people in the Shed, hands out Bibles, answers questions, gathers our compost, and more. Could you join this important team and help make our Sunday experience warm and inviting? Visit marshill.org/volunteer/sunday-hospitality to learn more and sign up.
Could you help hold down the fort in our front office by answering phones and welcoming guests during regular lunch breaks and other arranged times? We’re especially looking for support on Mondays! Visit marshill.org/volunteer/administration/front-desk-support to learn more and sign up.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that responded to our cry for help! We had 66 new mentors sign up to mentor at Burton, on top of the 105 returning from last year. 31 new mentors are also starting at our new Southwest Campus. With mentoring beginning on Oct 5, we would love prayers for all of the matches as they either rekindle existing relationships or start new ones. Plus, if you still want to get involved, here’s a heads up on Bundle Up Burton—we’ll begin collecting coats on Oct 11!
Calling all cooks, chefs, grill gourmets, and bakers. Are you interested in using your culinary skills to serve others in our community? We are hoping to find more volunteers to serve on our Meals Team. Contact email@example.com to get involved.
Our prayer team is available in the prayer room during and after our Gathering [and around the stage afterwards, as well] for anyone that would like prayer. Prefer to remain anonymous? Submit your prayer request online at marshill.org/prayer.
News + Events
When you give to a big silver Joy Box at the back of the room, you support everything from bagels to Bible studies, maintenance to ministries, and staff to our Sunday teachings. Basically, you make our church possible. Rather give by card? Kiosks are available around the Shed and building. Prefer online? Visit marshill.org/give.
What does transformation look like? Where does it start? What does it entail? And do we have anything to do with it, or does it happen in spite of our trying and failing? Over the next 12 months we'll explore spiritual growth and transformation by looking at the life and letters of Paul. Each month, we'll study another of Paul's letters through the lenses of gratitude, naming "what is", seeing with new eyes, and navigating how we go forth from these seasons of change. Learn more at marshill.org/meta.
Groups + Classes
This group is an open and safe place for veterans and their families to process the struggles and stress that is common after returning from deployment. Together, we’ll explore topics such as: returning, reintegrating, anger, PTSD, and suicidal tendencies. Visit marshill.org/groups for more details, then join us every other Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm, starting October 13 in Room 406.
This year, as we engage with the Metamorphei teaching series, we invite you to further explore the themes presented on Sunday with a small group from our community. Our 6-week Short Circles take place all over West Michigan and begin the week of Oct 11. Find a group near you at marshill.org/SC.