THE ALPHA COURSE 

Is there more to life than this?  Who is Jesus?  Why did Jesus die?  How can I have faith?  Why and how should I pray?  Why and how should I read the Bible? How does God guide us?  Who is the Holy Spirit?  What does the Holy Spirit do?  How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?  How can I make the most of the rest of my life?  How can I resist evil?  Why and how should I tell others?  Does God heal today?  What about the church?

Discuss the answers to these and other important questions in the Alpha Course.  Join the thousands of adults around the world who have found purpose and peace through authentic Christianity.

Date: 15 week course  Contact: Barb & Kelly Johnson, mamabj4@gmail.com Cost $0 

 

crazy lovE (francis chan)

“It’s crazy, if you think about it.  The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts - it’s falling in love with God.”


Date: Sundays, 7 - 9 p.m. Beginning April 11 (5 week course, meeting twice/month)

Contact: Chris & Heather Peltonen, heatpelt@gmail.com Cost $20

 

psalm 119 (matt chandler)

Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times, God feels distant, His Word dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” In Psalm 119, pastor Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul.


Date: Tuesdays, 7 – 9 p.m. Beginning April 17 (5 weeks.) Contact: Ian & Anna-Ruth Rutgers, rutgers@shaw.ca Cost $0

 

philippianS: to live is christ, to die is gain (matt chandler)

This book: simple, straightforward, and relevant, answers all sorts of practical questions for the believer today: How can I effectively share my faith? What does it mean to live a worthy Christian life? What does true Christian humility look like? Where can I find true satisfaction for my soul? How can I rejoice during tragedy? What do I do when I am stressed? What does a passionate follower of Christ look like?

Date: Wednesdays, 7 - 9 p.m. Begins April 4 (6 weeks) Contact: Randy & Jan Muth, jan@churchinthehills.ca Cost $0

 

family ties

Genesis 28:14 “Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” (ESV)

We understand that having a young family can sometimes be hectic and leave little time for relationships. Twice a month we will be opening our home for any families with young children to come in and have a time of fellowship together. Bring your children and an appetizer, if you’d like, so that we can get to know one another and build a firmer foundation for our families. While there will be no formal Bible study, we will be opening every evening with prayer and ending the evening with a discussion and/or any prayer requests the group may have. We look forward to getting to know you all!


Date: Every second Saturday 4 – 7 p.m. (ongoing) Contact: Joel & Paris Muir mrmuir23@gmail.com Cost $0

Children: Welcome

 

marriage course (alpha)

The Marriage Course is designed to help any married couple strengthen their relationship (Newlyweds to fifty-year veterans). The evening will include watching a DVD with discussion time and activities with your spouse. Privacy is respected and NO group sharing will be necessary or expected.

Date: Sundays, beginning April 8 (8 weeks) Contact: Chris & Heather Peltonen, heatpelt@gmail.com Cost $20/couple

 

MOMS & TOTS PLAY GROUP

This drop-in group is a place for moms to connect and kids to play. It’s also an outreach opportunity, so invite your friends!

There will be no formal devotional/bible study and there is no commitment or sign up required. To be sensitive to allergies, be sure any snacks you bring do not have any kind of nuts in them.

Join our facebook group called Moms and Tots Playgroup!


Date: Every 1 and 3 Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30 Beginning April 3  

Contact: Karisa Derdall. karisaderdall@gmail.com | See our FB Group for location details.

 

sisters & study (Full)


Date: Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  (6 weeks) Contact: Breanne Locke & Paris Muir, breannelocke88@gmail.com Cost TBD

 

Pray big: the power of pinpoint prayers

“Why do we settle for weak, vague prayers, couching our requests in words like ‘just be with Bob’ or ‘bless Janet in her time of need?’ God wants us to be bold and direct in our prayers. It’s time to pray big to unleash the power of God in the big and the small things.” Join us as we ask God to grow us in our prayer lives!

In addition to our study, we will plan to go for a walk, have brunch together, or do some other fun things just to get to know each other better.

Date: Thursdays 12:30 – 2:30 p.m, begins April 12 (8 weeks) Contact: Barb Johnson, mamabj4@gmail.com Cost $15-$20

 

ART CLASS - currently full

I LOVE art! Painting is my passion! I believe that community is built and relationships are formed when we share our passions with others. We also honour our God when we take time to explore and develop the creativity He has placed within us.

In this class, we will create a still life (paint along), or you are welcome to paint whatever you would like!  All levels of expertise are welcome; from the beginner to the advanced! Please come and talk to me if you are interested in joining us this semester.

Date: Mondays, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Begins April 16. (5 weeks) Contact: Marj Broached, marjoriemaepaintings@gmail.com 

Cost $20 plus $5/week if you'd like to use supplied materials

 

as iron sharpens iron: building meaningful relationships

Many of us wish we had deeper friendships and connections. Men we can call friends and brothers, and ones that we can connect with, learn with, lead with, and lean on.

Whether young or old, if something in the above paragraph resonates with you, I want to encourage you to join us. We will use God’s word to explore topics like leadership, mentoring, discipleship, and accountability during this spring cycle. This will be a great time to meet (and eat!), while strengthening our walk with God and with others.

Date: Saturdays, 9 - 11 a.m. Begins April 14 (6 weeks) Contact: Jeff Dueck, jgdueck@gmail.com  

Cost: Coffee and Breakfast Included!

J.O.Y. (Just older Youth) for ages 45+

This group offers the opportunity for individuals to get to know one another in a casual atmosphere outside of regular church services. Barbecue’s, Bowling and Dessert Nights,Day Trips to Rosebud Theater, The Passion Play in Drumheller, and Calgary Hitmen Hockey Games list some of the highlights of past events. This semester will continue to offer occasions to get together while also looking for ways to serve others. Presenting opportunities for new people to get to know others in addition to the goal of seeing everyone participate in one of the Hills Groups J.O.Y. .

Facilitators: Dale and Janna Norlin Contact: dgnorlin@gmail.com to sign up for the next event.


stitchers & stashers

If you share a love for yarn or a desire to learn a new hobby, please come out and join our Sit n’ Knit group. We meet twice a week for fellowship and knitting or crochet, whatever your preference.

Date: Mondays, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Fridays 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Good Earth Coffeehouse 11988 Symons Valley Rd NW. begins April 9

Contact: Charlotte Herpreger, happyknitter@rbox.me

 

MENTORSHIP

Mentorship is modelling what Jesus did as he showed His disciples how to live out their faith in the world. Believers in the early church did likewise.  They walked out their faith as they shared life together, encouraging one another in their relationship with God, within the challenges of life.

"Mentoring" is a relationship-based opportunity offering insight and wisdom regarding faith and life to the person desiring it.  Are you struggling in your faith?  Do you find parenting challenging?  Experiencing conflict at work? Wrestling through a challenging time? You may wish to ask someone How did ‘they’ get through this?  

Mentorship is a once-per-month, three month commitment. A trustworthy mentor will be prayerfully sought to walk out this challenging time with you.  The goal is to encourage and strengthen you so that your relationship with God becomes stronger. 

Contact:  Breanne Locke, breannelocke88@gmail.com, Jan Muth, jan@churchinthehills.ca

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE - limited room available

Have you ever wanted to learn sign language but never had the opportunity? Well, now you do!  Go for lunch after church and then head over to the Jackson home.  There you will be taught this beautiful language which will enable you to show love and acceptance to the deaf and hard of hearing community. You will be equipped with skills to have conversations, learn words commonly used in church and maybe even a song or two once your skills have improved. 

We desire to be a group that encourages each other through community and prayer. We look forward to learning together and seeing what great things God can do through us. 

Date: Sundays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Beginning April 8 Contact: Tim Pearson & Anita Jackson, thejackson@telusplanet.net

Cost: Bring an 8 x 10 notebook & pen. 

 

WORSHIP GUITAR - currently full

This Hills Group offers guitar lessons that focus on basic theory, guitar techniques and worship songs. Max 5 people per semester.

Date: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Class continues until May 29. Contact: Chris Bilodeau, chris@syscal.com

 

PRE-SERVICE PRAYER

A powerful time of prayer in the Word prior to the morning service. 

Date: Every Sunday, 9 - 9:45 a.m. Contact: Trudy Duque

THE CAUSE WITHIN YOU (MATTHEW BARNET)

You were created for something amazing — and it’s time to discover what it is! If you are hungry for a life of passion instead of apathy; if you are hungry to use your specific gifts and abilities to make a mark on the world; if you need to be reminded that God loves you and has a plan for your life — this group can change everything!

Date: Sundays 3 - 5 p.m.  Contact: Calvin Forbes, calvin@churchinthehills.ca  Cost: $15-$30 for book in your preference.

Ages 17-35

 

TEAM NIGHT

This group is for those involved in a leadership capacity within the church and will give an opportunity for our Lead Pastors to build, develop and inspire those in leadership. Our goal at Church in the Hills is to grow “big people”. This group will help strengthen develop your leadership capabilities so that you can engage more effectively with those you lead.


Date: Sunday nights, TBD  Contact: Dave & Jess Di Sabatino, dave@churchinthehills.ca  

Childcare provided. Cost FREE, Supper Provided, Please register below to help us plan for food.