Current Series: Living Generously
It is impossible to live in Christ and not be generous. Generosity is not only about tithing; it’s also about an open heart that shares all that we have and are with others. “We are not our own…” and because we belong to Christ we are aware of and serve others’ needs. That is generosity and it is how Christians live.
We need to be reminded regularly about generous living because it is in our human nature to grasp what we have and strive for more. We grow dependent on what we have to satisfy our desires and even our necessities. We even know this is a dead end approach. One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed (Prov. 11:24, 25). Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice (Psalm. 112:5).
North Hills and its members have been richly blessed and frequently demonstrate generous love to others. Our fall series of adult Sunday School will remind us and encourage us and inspire us to live generously which is one of the great ways in which we constantly give thanks to God.
Growing U, our adult education program, meets most Sundays at 11:00am during our Sunday School Hour.
Growing U: Fall 2019 Adult Education Schedule
September 15: Youth Group mission trip presentation: More than We Can Ask or Imagine
September 22: Rev. Jeff Munroe, Executive Vice President, Western Theological Seminary, author “Living Generously,” Words of Hope: Imitating Christ; Living to Give
September 29: Dwight and Jeanne Billingsley, Director of the Arab American Friendship Center: Giving Without Expecting Returns
October 6: Communion, Coffee and Conversation
October 13: Lisa Johanan, director of Central Detroit Christian: Giving and Building
October 20: Eagle Scout nominee Zak Konik: More Than a Personal Adventure or Achievement
October 27: North Hills Deacons: Financial Generosity – The Generosity of North Hills Church
November 3: Communion, Coffee and Conversation
November 10: Todd Ciottii, Director of the Calvin Prison Initiative: What Can a Prisoner Give That Matters?
November 17: North Hills Congregational Meeting: Living Generously: 2020 Ministry Plan
November 24: Thanksgiving Break
December 1: Communion, Coffee and Conversation
December 8: John Gunn, Founder of Power Company: Building Dreams Into Reality With Little
December 15: Sunday School Students Christmas Pageant: The Generous Birth and Life of Jesus