We have many ministries for adults to get involved with here at Hunters Creek. These ministries exist to help fulfill our purpose, objective, and values. This page lists some of the regular ministries for adults to get involved with. Check the online calendar for other special events and activities.
We have a number of classes for adults to choose from each Sunday at 9:15 AM. Visit Sunday School to find a list of current adult classes that are being offered.
Bible Prayer Fellowship
Most Wednesdays during the year we meet to study the Word, and pray together starting around 6:45pm. The group is often led by our senior or associate pastor, but other lead it at times as well. From September – May we usually meet at the church. From June – August we usually meet at nearby home (i.e. the same home used by our Jr. & Sr. High teens during the summer months). All are welcome!
September – May (usually in our Fellowship Hall Breakfast Room)
June – August (at a home as announced on our online calendar)
We are very thankful for the college age young adults that are part of our Hunters Creek Church family. Though a number of them leave the area for college, we are thankful for the active involvement of those who remain plugged in as they study or work locally.
There are a number of ways that college age grow in their relationship with Christ, and develop friendships with each other. First, they can participate in an active College Age Sunday School class that meets at 9:15am each week in the basement of Pastor Joel’s home. His home is located just to the north of our Old Church building, and the basement entrance is accessible by following the sidewalk to the back entrance. The class studies a variety of topics to help them grow in their relationship with the Lord, and their time together includes sharing, caring, and praying for each other. The group also enjoys doing things together; often spontaneous, but sometimes more planned and organized.
One of the highlights of the year is going to an annual College/Career retreat at Camp Barakel. The retreat, which usually falls on the first weekend of the new year, provides opportunities to relax and and have fun, as well as build friendships with others who love the Lord. The retreat includes challenging and encouraging messages from God’s Word, as well as many outdoor winter activities.
We desire to help men become godly servant leaders in their home and in the church, as well as in their workplace. To these end we seek to provide men’s events and activities to help them grow as disciples of Christ and as godly servant leaders. Some of the opportunities that we have include the following:
Men at Church Sunday School Class – join other men of all ages to engage in sharing, prayer, and Bible study; meets downstairs in the Main Church basement Library
Monthly Men’s Breakfast – The men meet once a month on a Saturday morning at 8:00 AM, either at the church Fellowship Hall Breakfast Room or a local restaurant, for some good eating, Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Check the online calendar for scheduled dates and locations.
Men’s Softball – During the summer months we usually have a men’s team that plays against other local church teams. Games usualy begin in May and run through the end of July, and there is usually a fee to play on the team. Watch for announcements in late spring regarding the team formation. Families are encouraged to come to cheer the team on, and enjoy the summertime fun with other families. Double headers are usually played once a week.
Camp Barakel Men’s Retreat – Each fall, usually in mid-October, the men head up to Camp Barakel to enjoy some great food, fellowship, worship, and challenging messages from God’s Word. Men register by going to the Camp Barakel website and registering for the retreat weekend we’ve chosen as noted on our on-line calendar. A sign up sheet is also made avaialbe in our narthex so that we know who is planning to go. It is important to register early as the retreats are usually all filled up a few weeks in advance.
From time to time we offer other opportunities for men, such as Men’s Basketball, Wild Game Dinners, Skeet Shoots, etc. As with all events, they will be announced on our website as well as in our church bulletin.
We have an active and growing Women’s Ministry here at Hunters Creek. Some of the special activities and events that we offer for women include:
Women’s Bible Studies: Over the last several years we have been offering Fall and Spring Beth Moore Bible studies for the ladies. These studies, which often take place on Monday evenings, have been well attended and many ladies have grown in their walk with the Lord and their understanding of Scripture through these intensive Bible studies. Watch for announcements on the home page or check our online calendar for upcoming or current Bible studies.
Women’s Softball: During the summer months, our women have a softball team that competes with other local church teams. Our games are generally played at Dream Field, Lapeer Church of Christ 1680 N. Lapeer Rd., Lapeer, MI. Please check the church calendar for this year’s schedule and updates. You may also pick up a schedule from the table in the Narthex. But for any last minute changes, the church calendar will be the best place to check.
JOY is a fellowship ministry for senior saints age 50 and over. We have various activities about once a month to enjoy time together. Our monthly lunch is at the Blind Fish. Check the online calendar for scheduled events.
What is GriefShare?
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you after your loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend using God’s Word as a guide. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
How GriefShare Works
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
Video Seminar With Experts
Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments and on-location video.
Support Group Discussion With Focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.
Workbook-Based Personal Study And Reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.
When To Join A GriefShare Group
You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.
Who Should Come … Who Should Not
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a loved one. Many other life situations bring deep grief, such as separation and divorce, a loved one who is dying, estrangement, loss of a loved one to a cult, loss of custody of a child through divorce and more. If you are struggling with a loss not due to a death, GriefShare is not designed to meet your grief needs for healing.
For more information on GriefShare visit www.GriefShare.org.
Check the bulletin or the online calendar for updates and scheduling.