Welcome to ECHO, our expanded Middle School ministry. ECHO is a place where middle school students grow and become. Where we seek to reverberate the love of God deep within our hearts and to the hearts of others. And just as echoes multiply, we hope that this ministry would be a place where love and acceptance grows, where fun is infinite, and where adventure is amplified…
In ECHO students, volunteers, and staff spend time every week sharing in laughter, building lasting relationships, discovering how to help make the world a better place, and learning how to respond to Truth. Part of our time together is spent in large group, where any number of things happen—we learn, play, laugh, entertain, focus, and let loose. The rest of our time is spent in our LifeGroups, where we discuss, share, hang out, and build relationships together.
ECHO meets on Sundays, September to May, from 4:30pm-6pm in South Hall Room M2. View our 2018-2019 Mars Hill Students Calendar Now >
Second Sundays Have Begun
They’re back! Our monthly meet ups of middle school students on Sunday mornings are starting up again on Oct 14. This year, it will be Second Sundays, and they will be second to none. In fact, holding this program on the second sunday, rather than than the first, allows us to meet more times throughout the year. So mark your calendars for the second Sunday of each month, October-April. During our time together, middle school students will explore how they can engage in the Shed experience and participate within the church beyond Sunday mornings. Plus, 5th grade students will be invited into a portion of this experience, so they can prepare well for the transition from Elementary program on Sunday mornings to attending our Shed Gatherings. Sounds pretty awesome, right? We’ll see you at 9am and 11am in the Student Room.
Mars Hill Students Parent Night—Sunday, Oct 21
Parents—have you ever felt lost while parenting your preteen or teenager? You are not alone! Not only are you navigating challenges and questions [like what do we do about technology?], but you are doing so in real time as our culture continues to evolve. While we don’t have all the answers, we do have a insights and ideas around how we want to support you this year.
Interested in hearing more? Come check out MHS Parent Night on Sunday, October 21. You’ll join our ministries at 4:30pm for worship, teaching, games, and an opportunity to meet your child’s LifeGroup Leader[s]. Then at 5:30pm we will break off for a little Parent/Pastor time where you will get a chance to hear about a few things we are excited about in Echo and Anthem this year, ask questions, and have a chance to receive a special Winter Camp discount.
Mars Hill Students Winter Camps—Friday-Sunday, Jan 18-20, 2019
This year, Mars Hill Students is once again heading away for a full weekend of frozen fun at our Echo + Anthem Winter Camps. For 3 days you’ll hang out with your LifeGroup and learn more about God and each other while playing broomball, building snow forts, drinking hot chocolate, and basically having the time of your life [regardless of whether there’s snow or no].
When: Friday-Sunday, Jan 18-20, 2019
Where: Camp Geneva—3995 Lakeshore Dr, Holland, MI 49424
Cost: Oct 21-Nov 4: $85; Nov 5-Dec 10: $100; Dec 11-Jan 7: $115
[Need-based assistance is available until Dec 3. Also, multi-child family discounts are available. Contact email@example.com for details.]