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Our Summer Series Is Like…
Join us as we spend the summer exploring “The Parables”. During this 3-month series, Kent and a number of special guests, including Doug Pagitt and Shane Claiborne, will examine the stories Jesus told, and how they disrupt our perceptions of God. As we explore these stories together, we’ll embrace a variety of mediums, such as art and the historical context, to expand our understanding of who God is, and who we are in light of that. Want to know more? Check out the particular parables we’ll explore now >
We’re currently in need of Summer Serve volunteers for Babies, Preschool, Elementary, and Special Needs. Is there a Sunday or two where you could help out and give our year-long volunteers a break? Can’t do Sundays? You can also sign up to help during the week by getting our rooms cleaned and prepped for kids to experience God. Email email@example.com to learn more.
This summer, 10 Mars Hill Students will begin a journey into food, faith, and justice. Oikos, meaning ecology and economy, is a program designed to engage youth in work and conversations with local farms and ecologists around food justice and how we help without hurting. In the fall, our students will also visit Haiti to learn from our friends who’ve been developing sustainable and profitable farms with the support of Mars Hill. Please join us in praying for them during this experience—that God would lead and guide and open their hearts to his own.
This August 16-20, The.element [our 7th + 8th grade ministry] will head to Detroit to serve our brothers and sisters there, while learning about poverty, diversity, social justice issues, and issues surrounding the availability of nutritious food in low-income urban environments. Want to join us? Don’t wait—spots are limited. Visit marshill.org/students/element to fill out an application.
Are you a baker or treat maker? Would you like to use your culinary creativity to bless our Sunday Team? We’re creating a Sunday Hospitality Team that would provide snacks [baked goods, fruit, veggies, etc.] every other month for our Sunday Team to enjoy before or between the Sunday Gatherings. Email Laurie at 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.
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Did you know that there are five ways to contribute to the ministries and programs at Mars Hill? You can still give to the Joy Box and online the same way you always have, or you can contribute through text, app, or Joy Stand. Donating by text is quick and easy, just like sending a normal text. To do so, text 866-209-3110, set up your account, and your contribution of any amount goes directly to Mars Hill Gives. Prefer the ease of an app? Just download the SecureGive app to designate your gift and pay by credit/debit card or transfer funds from your account by tablet or phone.